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Journal of Stomatology
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Journal of Stomatology is a scientific quarterly published by the Polish Dental Association. It contains papers peer reviewed by both Polish and foreign authors within the field of all dental specialties, the medical ones, as well as those related to affiliated branches of science.
The following submissions are welcomed for publication: original research and clinical articles, review articles, short communications, letters/correspondence. Case reports are not considered for publication. Large cases series with literature review are not prioritised. In the case of letters which concern published papers, they should bear the heading containing all relevant information of the paper in question. Moreover, the Editor will accept other types of papers in the following categories: biographies, commemorative papers, book reviews (commissioned by the Editors), reports on congresses, conferences, symposia and courses.

Submission of Manuscript
All manuscripts written in English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these) should be submitted to Editorial Office by electronic Editorial System of Journal of Stomatology. Tables and figures should be submitted separately; linked files such as images or charts should also be provided. Please submit your article via https://www.editorialsystem.com/jos

There are no fees for publication in the Journal of Stomatology.

Preparation of manuscripts

Abstract in English needs to be submitted with the manuscript.
Abstract of original papers must consists of 5 separate parts introduced by separate subheadings in the following order: Introduction, Objectives, Material and Methods, Results, Conclusions.

Abstract of original papers should contain from 200 to 300 words. All abbreviations used in the text should be explained in the article.
Abstracts of reviews are unstructured and should contain from 150 to 250 words.
All abbreviations used in the text should be explained in the article the first time they appear in the text.

Key words
Abstract should be followed by 3–5 key words written in English, and recommended by the "Index Medicus Subject Headings": MeSH (

Main text
Manuscripts should be submitted in the following formats: doc, docx, rtf. Original papers should consist of 5 separate parts in the following order: Introduction, Objectives, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions. Do not add other separate parts, e.g. include limitations in the Discussion, and not as a separate part with a subheading. References to literature, figures and tables should be placed in alphabetical order in the text. The Author(s) should not use italics, bold or underlined words in the texts. Please use only generic names of drugs. Laboratory values should be expressed using the International System of Units (SI). The Author(s) should provide short title that does not exceed 45 characters and spaces. The Author(s) should disclose all sources of financial and material support. The conclusions should not be presented as a list with bullet points, should directly correspond to the aim(s) and not constitute a summary of results. In case of review papers, systematic literature review and meta-analyses are preferred. Single case reports are no longer accepted for publication, and larger case series discouraged.

References should not exceed 50 items in the case of original articles, 50 items for narrative review articles, and 20 items for case report series. In case of systematic review and meta-analysis there is no set limit of items.
The recommended style for references is of Index Medicus/NLM:(http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/policy/cit_format.html). Reference items should be put in a list according to the order in which they are cited in the text. Each item should contain the following: a) surnames and first letters of names (without a dot) of all authors when there are six or fewer; when there are seven or more, list the first three, then „et al.”; b) full title of the paper in original (capital letters should not be used at the beginning of each word, only the first word should begin with a capital letter); c) abbreviated name of the journal in which the paper was printed in the form specified by Index Medicus; and d) year of publication, volume, full numbers of the first and last pages of the cited passage; e.g.:
Jurczyszyn K, Kubasiewicz-Ross P, Nawrot-Hadzik I, Gedrange T, Dominiak M, Hadzik J. Fractal dimension analysis a supplementary mathematical method for bone defect regeneration measurement. Ann Anat 2018; 219: 83-88
If the cited work is available only online, the DOI numer should be given, and in the case of lack thereof - URL with access date.

Acknowledgments should be placed at the end of the article (before references) in a separate section. They should list people who have considerably contributed to the paper preparation (e.g. helped with the acquisition of data, made corrections, linguistic edits).

Tables should be placed in separate files. References to Tables should be written in Arabic numerals and placed according to the sequence of citing them in the manuscript. Allowed formats: xls, xlsx, doc, docx. Do not include full table captions in the manuscript text.

Figures should be placed in separate files. References to Figures should be written in Arabic numerals and placed according to the sequence of citing them in the manuscript. Allowed formats: tiff, cdr, eps, jpg, png (minimum resolution 300 dpi). Do not include full figure captions in the manuscript text.

Original papers should have no more than 12 Authors.
The authorship should be based on the following criteria:
• Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work;
• Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
• Final approval of the version to be published.
Authors should meet all three (3) above criteria. If a large, multi-center group conducted the research, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. The Author submitting a multi-author manuscript should establish the order of authorship, provide all individual authors of the particular group, as well as provide the group's name. All those designated as authors should meet all criteria for authorship, and all who meet the criteria should be identified as authors. The contribution of each Author must be documented to the extent to take the public responsibility for appropriate portions, the content and the conflict of interests. Authors who do not meet all three criteria of authorship should be acknowledged (prior to their written consent). All Authors who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. For research articles with several authors, a short paragraph specifying their individual contributions must be provided using the following statements: A – research concept and design; B – collection and/or assembly of data; C – data analysis and interpretation; D – writing the article; E – critical revision of the article; F – final approval of article.

Authors submitting their manuscripts Termedia journals are obliged to use a unique ORCID number (Open Researcher and Contributor ID). It is a popular digital tool allowing for the identification of the author and their research work in scientific communication. You can register for an ORCID number for free at: https://orcid.org/.

The reviewing process
Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two (2) independent reviewers. Reviews are based on the, so-called, double-blind review policy. The names of reviewers of each publication are not disclosed. The manuscript is qualified for printing after obtaining at least two (2) positive reviews.

Procedures securing the authenticity of publications
The Editors actively combat all forms of scientific misconduct and the lack of respect for good manners in science (www.publicationethics.org). An example of such practice is a situation when the Author’s contribution was minimal or non-existent but he or she is still listed as the co-author (guest authorship) or if he or she contributed significantly but without disclosing their involvement (ghostwriting). To combat such practices the Editors have taken the following measures:
• all co-authors should provide a written statement about the originality of the manuscript;
• all co-authors should disclose their contribution to the manuscript;
• the originality of the manuscript is assessed by at least two (2) expert reviewers, the section editor, a language editor, and the editor-in-chief;
• the manuscript is verified by a dedicated plagiarism software so as to detect any form of scientific misconduct.

The Author(s) are also required to disclose the sources of the funding of the study, and the input of groups and other subjects (financial disclosure). In case of suspected plagiarism or other scientific misconduct, the Editors ask the first or the last Author of the manuscript for clarifications, at the same time putting the preparation of the manuscript on hold. The Editors decide the final fate of the manuscript. The Editors may notify the employer of the first or the last Author if they suspect committing scientific misconduct, or they may refer the matter for further clarification directly to the appropriate ethics committee. If someone outside the editorial team raised the suspicion of scientific misconduct, that person shall be notified of the action taken. The fact that the manuscript has been published does not mean that plagiarism or scientific misconduct have not been committed.
The fact that the manuscript has been published does not mean that plagiarism or scientific misconduct have not been committed. Not all publications are included in iThenticate, which means that the article is not verified with all publications.

Corrections to the proofs should be restricted to printer’s errors only; other alterations will be charged to the authors. In order to maintain rapid publication, proofs should be returned within 48 hours, preferably by e-mail, fax or courier mail. If the Publisher receives no response from the authors after 10 days, it will be assumed that there are no errors to correct and the article will be published.

Ethical considerations
When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000. If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should be asked to indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.
Journal of Stomatology has adopted and applies the rules of publication ethics in accordance with COPE guidelines (Committee on Publication Ethics).s


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