Mahidol Dental Journal Information for Authors

 

Mahidol Dental Journal welcomes submissions from the field of Dentistry. We publish 3 issues per year in January – December.

 

Objectives of the Journal

1. To disseminate knowledge gained from academic research in dentistry and other related medical sciences.
2. To promote valued research for academic advancement.
3. To create an academic network and to build relationships among dentists and other professionals in order to be consistent with the constantly developing knowledge.

Submission of Manuscripts

The manuscript must be submitted to.
Submission Online: http://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/mdentjournal
Contact addressed to
The Editor, Mahidol Dental Journal
Simulations Building 4, Fl.7
Faculty of Dentistry, Mahidol University
6 Yothi Road, Ratchathewi District
Bangkok 10400
Tel. 0-2200-7637

 

Categories of the Articles

1. Review Articles: An article with technical knowledge collected from journals or textbooks and is profoundly analyzed and criticized.
2. Case Reports: A short report of an update case or case series related to dental field which has been carefully analyzed and criticized with scientific observation.
3. Original Articles: A research report which has never been published elsewhere and represent new and significant contributions to the field of Dentistry.
4. Letter to the Editor: A brief question or comment that is useful for readers.

 

Guide for authors

The text and tables in the manuscripts should be saved in a Microsoft word file. Page setup should be made on the size of A4 paper (210 x 297 mm). The font should be “Cordia New” with the size of 12 pt. and top, bottom and side margins should be 25 mm. wide. All pages should be numbered accordingly with the first author’s name at the top right-hand corner, beginning with the title page. All digital files should be free of any virus or other malicious threats. No hard copies of the manuscripts is required. Any manuscript submission that fails to follow this instruction will be returned to the authors without review.

Manuscript Submission

 Mahidol Dental Journal only accepts online submission. The manuscript must be submitted via http://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/mdentjournal Registration by corresponding author is required for submission. We accept articles written in both English and Thai. However, for Thai article, English abstract is required whereas for English article, there is no need for Thai abstract submission. The main manuscript should be submitted as .doc (word97-2003). All figures, and tables should be submitted as separated files (1 file for each figure or table). For figures and diagrams, the acceptable file formats are .tif, .bmp, .jpeg with resolution at least 600 dpi with 2 MB.

 

Manuscript Preparation

1. An article (Thai and English), use font of Cordia New style size 14 in a standard A4 paper (21.2 x 29.7 cm) with 2.5 cm. margin on all four sides. The manuscript should be typewritten with 1.5 line spacing.
Thai article must also provide English abstract. All references must be in English. For the article written in Thai, please visit the Royal Institute of Thailand (www.royin.go.th) for the assigned Thai medical and technical terms. The original English words must be put in the parenthesis mentioned at the first time.

2.Numbers of page must be on the top right corner. The length of article should be 10-12 pages including the maximum of 5 figures, 5 tables and 40 references for original article. (The numbers of references are not limited for reviewer article)

3. Measurement units such as length, height, weight, capacity etc. should be in metric units. Temperature should be in degree Celsius. Pressure units should be in mmHg. The hematologic measurement and clinical chemistry should follow International System Units or SI.

4.Standard abbreviation must be used for abbreviation and symbols. The abbreviation should not be used in the title and abstract. Full words of the abbreviation should be referred at the end of the first abbreviation in the content except the standard measurement units.

5.Position of the teeth may use full proper name such as maxillary right canine or symbols according to FDI two-digit notation and write full name in the parenthesis after the first mention such as tooth 31 (mandibular left central incisor).

6. Every illustration including tables must be referred in the articles. The contents and alphabets in the illustrations and tables must be in English. All figures and table must be clearly illustrations with the legend. Numbers are used in Arabic form and limited as necessary. During the submission process, all photos and tables must be submitted in the separate files. Once the manuscript is accepted, an author may be requested to resubmit the high-quality photos.

 

Preparation of the Research Articles

1. Title Page
The first page of the article should contain the following information
– Category of the manuscript
– Article title
– Authors’ names and affiliated institutions
– Corresponding author details (name, mailing address, telephone, fax number and E-mail,)
– Funding resources

2. Abstract
The abstract must be typed in only one paragraph. Only English abstract is required for English article. Both English and Thai abstracts are required for Thai article and put in separate pages. The abstract should contain title, objectives, methods, results and conclusion continuously without heading on each section. Do not refer any documents, illustrations or tables in the abstract. The teeth must be written by its proper name not by symbol. Do not use English words in Thai abstract but translate or transliterate it into Thai words and do not put the original words in the parenthesis. English abstract must not exceed 300 words. Keywords (3-6 keys) are written at the end of the abstract in alphabetical order with comma (,) in-between.

3. Text
The text of the original articles should be organized in sections as follows:
Objective: indicates reasons or importance of the research, objectives, scope of the study. Introduction should review new documents in order to show the correlation of the contents in the article and original knowledge. It must also clearly indicate the hypothesis.
Materials and Methods: indicate details of materials and methods used in the study for readers to be able to repeat such as chemical product names, types of experimental animals, details of patients including sources, sex, age etc. It must also indicate the names, types, specification or other details of
materials for each method. For a research report performed in human subjects, authors should indicate that the study was performed according to the ethical Principles for Medical Research and Experiment involving human subjects such as Declaration of Helsinki 2000 or has been approved by the ethic committees of each institute.
Results: Results are presentation of the discovery of experiments or researches. It should be categorized and related to the objectives of the articles. The results can be presented in various forms such as words, tables, graphs or illustrations etc. Avoid repeating the results both in tables and in paragraph. Emphasize on only important issues.
Discussion: The topics to be discussed can be on objectives of the study, advantages and disadvantages of materials and methods. However, the important points to be especially considered are the experimental results compared directly with the concerned experimental study. It should indicate the new discovery and/or important issues including the conclusion from the study. New suggestion, problems and threats from the experiments should also be informed in the discussion and indicate the ways to make good use of the results.
Conclusion: indicates the brief results and the conclusions of the analysis.
Acknowledgement: indicates the institutes or persons helping the authors, especially on capital sources of researches and numbers of research funds (if any).
References: include every concerned document that the authors referred in the articles. Names of the journals must be abbreviated according to the journal name lists in “Index Medicus” published annually or from the website www.nlm.nih.gov (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/)

 

Examples of journal citation format

Standard Journal articles
Geist JR, Brand JW. Sensitometric comparison of speed group E and F dental radiographic films. Dentomaxillofac Radiol 2001; 30: 147-52.

* All authors in the reference lists of articles, truncate the list after 6 names, followed by “et al.” (italics)

Loubele M, Bogaerts R, Van Dijck E, Pauwels R, Vanheusden S, Suetens P, et al. Comparison between effective radiation dose of CBCT and MSCT scanners for dentomaxillofacial applications. Eur J Radiol 2009; 71:461-8.

 

Institutional authors
Council on Dental materials and Devices. New American Dental Association Specification No.27 for direct filling resins. J Am Dent Assoc 1977; 94: 1191-4.

 

No author
Cancer in south Africa [editorial]. S Afr Med J 1994; 84: 15.

 

Book and other monographs
Authors being writers

Neville BW, Damn DD, Allen CM, Bouquot JE. Oral and maxillofacial pathology. Philadelphia: WB Saunder; 1995. p. 17-20

 

Authors being both writer and editor

Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for the elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996.

 

Books with authors for each separate chapter and also have editor

Sanders BJ, Henderson HZ, Avery DR. Pit and fissure sealants; In: McDonald RE, Avery DR, editors. Dentistry for the child and adolescent. 7th ed. St Louis: Mosby; 2000. p. 373-83.