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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines Journal of Dental Biomaterials (JDB) is an international peer reviewed journal published quarterly. This journal is approved by the National Journal Commission, Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education. The journal publishes original scientific research papers, short communications, letters to editor, case reports and review articles in English. Original manuscripts on clinical and laboratory research focusing on the properties, performance, biology of the host response, immunology and toxicology of dental materials are prioritized for publication. Other topics considered for publication include the development of clinical or laboratory dental technology, the wide range of physical, biological and chemical sciences that support the design of dental biomaterials and the clinical disciplines in which they are used.

Manuscript submission is preferred through the on-line system which allows the editors to manage the whole submission process and reviewers to download manuscripts and forward their opinions to the editor. You can register at If you have any difficulties during submission don’t hesitate to contact us at:, or

Peer Review Process: The articles are primarily evaluated by our statisticians and internal screeners who check the articles for any methodological flaws, format, and their compliance with the journal’s instruction. Then a submission code will be allocated and all the future contacts should be based on this code. Through a double-blind review, the articles will be reviewed by at least two external (peer) reviewers. Their comments will be passed to the authors and their responses to the comments along with the reviewers’ comments will then be evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief, the Assistant Editor, and a final reviewer who can be a member of the Editorial Board. The final review process will be discussed in regular editorial board meetings and, on the basis of the comments, the Editor-in-Chief will decide which articles should be published.

Ethical Considerations:

The journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). COPE’s flowcharts and guidelines are approached in confronting any ethical misbehavior. The Journal also follows the guidelines mentioned in the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals 
issued by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)


 The research that involves human beings (or animals) must observe the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki. (

Informed consent: All patients and participants of the research should be thoroughly informed about the aims of the study and any possible side effects of the drugs and intervention. Written informed consent from the participants or their legal guardians is necessary for any such studies. The Journal reserves the right to request the related documents.

Authorship: Based on the newly released Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, by the ICMJE, “an Author” is generally considered to be someone who meets the following conditions 1, 2, 3, and 4.

1-Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND

2-Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND

3-Final approval of the version to be published; AND

4-Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Conflict of Interest: We request all the authors to inform us about any kinds of “Conflict of Interest” (such as financial, personal, political, or academic) that would potentially affect their judgment. Authors are preferably asked to fill the uniform disclosure form available through: (

Plagiarism: The authors are not allowed to utilize verbatim text of previously published papers or manuscripts submitted elsewhere.

Before submission please take the following points into account:

1- All manuscripts must be written in fluent British English. However it is possible for non- English authors to request our services for extensive English corrections which will cost you reasonably.

2- A letter of transmittal must be signed by all authors stating that the manuscript is not already published in or sent to another journal and that all of the named authors have been involved and have read the paper before submission for publication.

3- The authors themselves are responsible for the legitimacy of their article.

4-Authorship changes will not be possible after the manuscript is accepted.

5-For future referral needs, always keep a backup copy of the electronic file.

Copyright: Research articles published in Journal of Dental Biomaterials are freely available online to the entire global research community. They are available via Journal of Dental Biomaterials website. This means that articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed. The journal allows the author(s) to hold a copyright without restrictions. The journal allows the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions.

Retraction Policy:

The JDB uses the COPE flowchart for retraction of a published article


to determine whether a published article should be retracted.

Types of manuscripts

1-Original Research Report is a research in which the authors have conducted the actual study. It includes hypothesis, the purpose of the study, research methods and the results of the research. It should be no more than 22 double-spaced typescript pages including illustrations and tables.

2-Systematic Review focuses on a research question and provides high quality research evidence to answer the given question.An Abstract using the journal’s structured format of no more than 300 words is required.Text of the review is consisted of an introduction; methods including selection criteria, search methods, data collection and data analysis; results; discussion and conclusions. Up to 100 references is acceptable. It should be no more than 35 double-spaced typescript pages including figures and tables.

3Review articles are scholarly analysis of recent developments on a specific topic as reported in the literature. They must contain an abstract, introduction, methods, conclusions and references.

4-Short communications are the types of research in which innovative ideas are conveyed but are limited in the level of performed investigations and are insufficient to fill the requirements of a full paper. It is possible to submit short papers to the journal but it could also be the result of a request to reduce a regular paper during the review process. They should be no more than 1500 words with minimum figures and tables, and a short summary with at most 150 words.

5-Scientific reports deal with important issues to clinicians and biomedical researchers. They include the title page, summary, case presentation, results, discussion and references. They should be no more than 1200 words with a summary of about 100 words.

6- Letters to the editor are written when there is a need to discuss issues that had been published in the previous volume of the journal. They should be clear, accurate and as concise as possible. They should not be more than two double-spaced pages including references.

Manuscript Preparation

Submitted articles must be word processed, double-spaced with margins of 1 inch all around and a font size of 12 Times New Roman. All pages should be numbered consecutively in the bottom right-hand corner, beginning with the title page. The articles that are published in JDB are arranged in the following sequences: Title, Abstract, Introduction,Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgments, References, Appendix (where applicable), Figures, Figure Captions and Tables.


The title page should include the:

• Title of the paper (Bold)

• Full names of all of the authors (Regular) followed by the authors’ academic degrees, department and institutional affiliations and emails.

• A corresponding author must be designated by the authors to whom all the correspondence is to be sent. Full address, phone number and email of the corresponding author must be included in the title page.

Abstract: A short abstract of 300 words or less with the following headings in italics is required: Statement of problem, Objective(s), Methods, Results and Conclusion. A list of key words (maximum of 6 words) and running title must be included at the end of the abstract.

Introduction: This must include a brief review of literature covering short statements of the research objectives, and the essence of existing knowledge relevant to the subject.

Materials and Methods: Article must explain the data collection process thoroughly and the following details must be included in this section: the procedures and analytical techniques, general composition details and batch numbers for all materials, names and sources of all commercial products, the statistical method and the level of significance.

Results: The results section should include appropriate tables and figures and a report of statistical findings. It may be divided into subsections, each with its own succinct subheading. Subjective comments and reference to the previous literature must be avoided.

Discussion: In addition to explanation and interpretation of the provided data implications of the results, limitations of findings, correlation to other relevant research and suggestions for future study are included in this section.

Conclusions: The conclusion must be concise and it should state inference, significance, or consequences. Please note that the results and the discussion must not be repeated in this section.

Acknowledgements: You can list the names of people who contributed to the work but cannot be named as authors in this section.

References: You should only include published or accepted manuscripts in your reference list. The Vancouver style of referencing must be used (follow the examples below). References must be cited in numerical order. Arabic numbers in square brackets must be used in the text. References must be listed at the end of the paper according to the order that they appeared in the text. They should be double-spaced and without indents. Keep the reference numbers up to 35.


Journal Articles: Bagheri R, Tyas MJ, Burrow MF. Subsurface degradation of resin-based composites. Dent Mater. 2007;23:944-951.

• Book: Anusavice KJ, Phillips’ Science Of Dental Materials. 11th Edition. St.Louis: Elsevier Science: USA 2003.

• Chapter in Book: Young VR. The role of skeletal muscle in the regulation of protein metabolism. In Munro HN, editor: Mammalian protein metabolism. Vol 4. San Diego; Academic; 1970. p. 585-674.

In case there are more than 3 authors, use "et al." (in italics).

Tables: Tables are used only if the information in the text cannot be conveyed thoroughly in other ways. They should be precise and numbered consecutively using Arabic numbers. The size of the tables should not exceed one page. Tables should be placed at the end of the paper. Only one table should be used per page. All tables must have a title. When it is possible you can use standard deviations of values in parentheses. You should include results of statistical analysis to indicate significant differences superscripts must be used. Use symbols (*, #, **,##) for footnotes.

Figures: Figures must be comprehensible to readers. They should help the readers in having a better understanding of the text. Figures must be clear, simple and as small as possible. Make sure that each figure has a caption. Figures that have been previously copyrighted must not be used. They should be placed at the end of the paper and not in the text. Figures resolution should be no less than 300 dpi.

General Notes on Text

Please note that if abbreviations and acronyms must be used, full names must be given the first time that they are mentioned. S.I. units (International System of Units) must be used. When mentioning dates, dimensions, degrees, etc. use digits.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, are placed at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. Your title page should be submitted seperately and as a supplementary file. It should be named title page.
  8. After uploading your " Title page" as a supplementary file,make sure that the box which says "Present file to reviewers (without meta data),as it will not compromise blind review " is not ticked.
  9. Your letter of transmittal should be sent as a second supplementary file.Like your " Title page" make sure that the mentioned box is not ticked.

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