Author Guidelines


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




2.Objectives of the Journal

3.Manuscript Categories

4.Manuscript Preparation

5.After Acceptance

6.Editorial Office Contact Details




Authors should kindly note that submission implies that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere except as a brief abstract in the proceedings of a scientific meeting or symposium.


Once the submission materials have been prepared in accordance with the Author Guidelines, manuscripts must be submitted online at  All author names must be included when first online submission. After acceptance, the additional author or changing corresponding author is not allowed.


Mahidol Dental Journal (MDJ) accepts articles in English only. For the corresponding author who is not a Native-English-Speaker, please enclose a letter indicating that the manuscript has been language edited, to ensure the English language is of publication quality. We also provide English language editing by a Native-English-Speaker with additional charges. (see the announcement of charges).


The submitted article will be reviewed by 3 peer reviewers from different institutions according to the recent announcement of the Thai Civil Service Commission.



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



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




The manuscript should be an editable file including text, figures, and tables. The text and tables in the manuscript should be submitted as a Microsoft word file (.doc or .docx). Page setup should be made on the size of A4 paper (210 x 297 mm). The font should be “Cordia New” size 14 pt. with a 2.5 cm. margin all around, and typewritten with 1.5 line spacing. All pages should be numbered at the top right corner. The line numbers should be included in each page (restart line number in each page).


All digital files should be free of any virus or other malicious threats. The length of the article should be 10-12 pages including the maximum of 5 figures, 5 tables, and 40 references for the original article. (The numbers of references are not limited for reviewer articles).


During the submission process, all photos and tables must be submitted in the separate files. Any manuscript submission that fails to follow this instruction will be returned to the authors without review. Once the manuscript is accepted, an author may be requested to resubmit the high-quality photos.


4.1 Title page

The title page of the article should contain the following information

  • Category of the manuscript
  • Article title
  • Author names and affiliated institutions (author names must appear in the full format: first name, last name. If the author is a student, please provide student’s program and institution)
  • Corresponding author details (name, mailing address, telephone, fax number, and e-mail)
  • Funding resources
  • Running title: a shortened version of the title (no more than 80 characters in length, including spaces) should be provided for use as the running head. Abbreviations are permissible.


Blind title page

A blind title page should be included as a separated file, providing only the article title (i.e. without the author names and affiliations), for use in the peer-review process.


4.2 Abstract/Keywords

The abstract must not exceed 300 words. This should be structured into the following subheadings: objectives, materials and methods, results, and conclusion. Do not refer to any documents, illustrations, or tables in the abstract.


Please provide 3-6 Keywords from the current Medical Subject Headings (MESH, link: at the end of the abstract in alphabetical order, separated with comma (,).


4.3 Main Text

The main text of the original article should be organized in sections as follows:

  • Introduction/Objective: Review new documents in order to show the correlation of the contents in the article and previous knowledge. Please clearly summarize the rationale of the study, indicate the working hypothesis and the purposes of study.
  • 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. The names and locations (town, country) of manufacturers of all equipment and non-generic drugs must be given.


For a research performed in human subjects, the authors should indicate that the study was performed according to the ethical principles for medical research and experiment involving human subjects such as the Declaration of Helsinki 2000 or has been approved by the ethic committees of each institute.

  • Results: Present the discovery of experiments or researches in a logical sequence. 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. Use the word ‘Figure’, instead of Fig when mentioned in texts and in figure legend. Avoid repeating the results both in tables and in paragraphs. Emphasize on only important issues.
  • Discussion: The topics for discussion 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. The new discovery and/or important issues, including the conclusion from the study, should be emphasized. New suggestions, 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.
  • Acknowledgements: Indicate the institutes or persons helping the authors, especially on capital sources of researches and numbers of research funds (if any). Contributions from anyone who does not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in acknowledgements.



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 to at the end of the first abbreviation in the content except the standard measurement units.


Numbers and units.

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 the International System of Units or SI.


Tooth numbering system.

Tooth position may be used as full name such as maxillary right canine or using symbols according to FDI two-digit notation and write full name in the parenthesis after the first mention such as tooth31 (mandibular left central incisor).


  • Figures and Tables:

All figures and tables must be consecutively numbered in Arabic form (Figure 1, Figure 2, Figure 3, etc.) and cited in the text. They should be supplied as editable files, not pasted as images.


Figures should be submitted as separated files. The acceptable file formats are .tif, .bmp, .jpeg with resolution at least 600 dpi (dots per inches). Images containing type should either be saved as a layered file or provided along with a second file without type.


Tables should be self-contained and complement, not duplicate the information contained in the text. All abbreviations must be defined in footnotes. Footnote symbols: †, ‡, §, ¶, should be used (in that order) and *, **, *** should be reserved for P-values. Statistical measures such as SD or SEM should be identified in the headings.


  • Figure and Table Legends

Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the figure or table and its legend must be understandable without referring to the text. Include definitions of any symbols used and define/explain all abbreviations and units of measurement.


  • All references must be cited in the text as [ ], numbered in order of appearance.
  • The reference lists should appear at the end of the manuscript in numeric sequence and follow the Vancouver format.
  • Do not include unpublished data or personal communications in the reference list.
  • All authors in the reference lists, truncate the list after 6 names, followed by “et al.” (italic)
  • If there are 6 or fewer authors, list them all. If there are 7 or more, list the first 6 followed by et al. (italic)


Reference Style:

Standard Journal articles

Belibasakis GN, Manoil D. Microbial community-driven etiopathogenesis of peri-implantitis. J Dent Res 2021; 100: 21-28.


Guljé FL, Meijer HJA, Abrahamsson I, Barwacz CA, Chen S, Palmer PJ, et al. Comparison of 6‐mm and 11‐mm dental implants in the posterior region supporting fixed dental prostheses: 5‐year results of an open multicenter randomized controlled trial. Clin Oral Imp Res 2021; 32: 15-22.


Online-only article with doi (digital identification object number)

Mandelaris GA, Richman C, Kao RT. Surgical considerations and decision making in surgically facilitated orthodontic treatment/periodontally accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. Clin Adv Periodontics 2020; 10: 213-23. doi: 10.1002/cap.10116


Ahead of printing

Gupta M, Sen S. Analysis for different functional results of TMJ ankylosis management by comparing ramus condyle unit reconstruction using vertical ramus osteotomy and interpositional gap arthroplasty [published online ahead of print 2021 Jan 8]. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2021.01.004.


Complete book

von Arx T, Lozanoff S, editors. Clinical Oral Anatomy: a comprehensive review for dental practitioners and researchers. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2017.


Chapter in book

Ruprecht A, Lam EWN. Paranasal sinus diseases; In: White SC, Pharoah MJ, editors. Oral radiology: principles and interpretation. 7th ed. St Louis: Mosby, 2014; p. 472-91.


Consensus report

Papapanou PN, Sanz M, Budunel N, Dietrich T, Feres M, Fine DH, et al. Periodontitis:  Consensus report of workgroup2 of the 2017 world workshop on the classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions. J Periodontol 2018; 89: S173–S182.


Conference proceedings

Kimura J, Shibasaki H, editors. Recent advances in clinical neurophysiology. Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology; 1995 Oct 15-19; Kyoto, Japan. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 1996.


Conference book

Hotz PR. Dental plaque control and caries. In: Lang PN, Attstrom R, Loe H, editors. Proceedings of the European Workshop on Mechanical Plaque Control; 1998 May 9-12; Berne, Switzerland. Chicago: Quintessence Publishing; 1998. p. 35-49.



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If your manuscript is accepted, the authors will receive an email notification. When the accepted article is typeset, the corresponding author will receive an email notification to log in to Author Services, where via the


Please note that the author is responsible for all statements made in their work, including changes made during the editorial process – authors should check proofs carefully. The proofs should kindly be returned within 72 hours from receipt of first proof.


When the article is published online, the author will receive an email alert and has free access to the paper (.pdf).





The Editor, Mahidol Dental Journal

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