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Author Guidelines

Author’s Guidelines


Padjadjaran Journal of Dentistry (PJD) is a peer-reviewed journal quarterly science publication. Authors are invited to submit for publication articles reporting original work which is relevant to health, dental, medicine and basic medical sciences. The manuscript we receive only in form of research.


General Instructions

To avoid duplication, PJoD does not receive articles that are already published or submitted to other journals which are proven by signing a declaration letter. We do not receive any articles that contain plagiarism. The author has to make sure that all co-authors have approved the article. If the article is already published in another journal, then its publication in the next PJoD edition will be canceled automatically. All articles will be discussed by the experts in the appropriate scientific field (peer review) and the editorial board. Article that needs to be revised will be returned to the author. Authors may be required to revise their manuscripts for reasons of style and content. All of these processes are conducted online. Research article must provide evidence that it has been approved by the ethical committee, and a signed informed consent should be obtained when the study concerns human experimentation.


Writing article

Manuscript should be typed double-spaced on A4 size paper with 4 cm margins on the left and top, 3 cm margins on the right and bottom, using Times New Roman with a font size of 12 pt. The length of the article should not exceed 20 pages (3500 words) with the page number on every page until the last page. The acceptable formats are Microsoft Word 97-2003 and 2010 (.doc or .docx files), with a maximum size of 5 MB.


Manuscript Preparation

Manuscript including tables, references and figure legends, must be typewritten (double spaced) on A4 size paper, with margin at least 1 inch (2.5 cm), the maximal number of pages is 20. Pages should be numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page. One original and 2 photocopies of the entire manuscript should be submitted along with photograph. Manuscript and figures for review will not be returned to authors. Manuscript must be accompanied by covering letter signed by author.


Title Page

The title must contain (1) title of the article, (2) correct names of each author, (3) each author’s official academic and/or clinical title and affiliation, (4) name and address of the institution(s), and (5) name, address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address of author to whom correspondence should be sent if it differ from the first author.



Abstracts written in English and should be structured of not more than 250 words. It should contain the following: Introduction, Method, Result and Discussion ended with Conclusion. The abstract should be precise with enough information for the reader to understand the main points highlighted in the paper without having to read the whole article.


Keywords should be provided on the same page as the abstract. Select 3-5 key words or short phrases that will assist indexers in cross-indexing the article.


The Text

The text should organized under suitable heading such as Introduction, Methods, Result, and Discussion (IMRAD). Systems international units (S.I. Units) should be used for measurements. Abbreviate measurement (mm, kcal, etc.) as recommended by the Style Manual for Biological Sciences. All measurement should use the metric system. Do not begin sentences with numerical figure. Numbers should be spelled out in word if they head a sentence. Cite in numerical order every reference, figure, and table. Use Arabic numerals in superscript to cite references.



Tables should be double spaced. Number tables consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and supply a brief title for each. Maximum table is 6.



All figures or photographs should be included with the submitted manuscript. All graphs, drawings and photographs are considered figures which must be good quality. At the back of each illustration, label appropriate figure number corresponding to the order of appearance as cited in the text. Original drawings, figures, charts and graphs should be professionally drawn and graphs should be professionally drawn and lettered large enough to be read after reductions.


Statistical Methods

Any statistical method used should be detailed in the methodology section of the paper and any method not in common used should be described in detail and supported by reference.



Personal acknowledgements will be limited to appropriate professionals who were contributors to the paper, including technical help and/or financial material support by a departmental chair-person.



References should be carefully checked, as their accuracy is the responsibility of the author(s). References should be cited sequentially in the order mentioned in the text by number superscript. The reference list must be attached at the end of the paper using Vancouver style format in numerical order. References should not exceed 25 number and should in general be limited to the last decade. They must be numbered in the order in which they are mentioned in the text. Use the style of the examples below, which are based on the 5th edition of Uniform Requirement for Manuscript Submitted to Biomedical Journals prepared by the ICMJE, 1997. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in index medicus. Avoid using abstract and personal communication as references. Examples are given:

1.       Books

Personal author (one to 6 authors):

Proffit WR, Fields HW. Contemporary orthodontics. 3rd ed. St. Louis: Mosby Inc.; 2000. p.165-70.

More than 6 authors:

Iverson C, Flanagin A, Fontanarosa PB, Glass RM, Glitmann P, Lantz JC, et al. American Medical Association manual of style: a guide for authors and editors. 9th ed. Baltimore: William and Wilkins; 1998.

Chapter in book:

Lambert PA. Bacterial resistance: resistance of bacterial spore to chemical agents. In: Fraise AP, Lambert PA, Mail- lard YL, editors. Russell, Hugo and Ayliffe’s principles and practice of disinfection, preservation, and sterilization. 4th ed. Oxford (UK): Blackwell Publishing Ltd.; 2004. p. 184-90.

Edited book:

Fraise AP, Lambert PA, Maillard YL, editors. Russell, Hugo and Ayliffe’s principles and practice of disinfection, preservation, and sterilization. 4th  ed. Oxford (UK): Black- well Publishing Ltd.; 2004. p. 191-201.


Stedman’s medical dictionary. 26th ed. Baltimore: William & Wilkin; 1995. Apraxia; p.11920.


Hanrahan C. Valerian. In: Krapp K, Longe JL, editors. The Gale encyclopedia of alternative medicine. Michigan; Gale Group; 2001. vol 4. p. 1768-70.

Book in series:

Bennett GL, Horuk R. Iodination chemokines for use in receptor binding analysis. In: Horuk R, editor. Chemokine receptors. New York (NY): Academic Press; 1997. p. 134-48 (Method in enzymology; vol 288).

2.       Journal

Non continuous pagination:

Smithline HA, Mader TJ, Ali FM, Cochi MN. Determining pretest probability of DVT: clinical intuition vs validated scoring system. N Engl J Med 2000 Apr 4;21(2):161-2.

Continuous pagination:

Santoro M. Comparison of measurement made on digital and plaster models. Am J Orthod 2003;57:101–5.

3.       Conference Proceeding

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: Elseviers; 1996.

4.       Newspaper

Lee G. Hospitalization tied to ozone pollution: Study estimates 50,000 admissions annually. The Washington Post 1996 Jun 21; Sect. A:3 (col 5).

5.       Video cassette

Get the facts (and get them organized) [video cassette]. Williamstown (Vic): Applessed Productions;1990.


6.       Electronic Sources

CD Form:

Clinical Pharmacology 2000 [CD]. Versions 2.01. [cited 2001 Agu 7]; Gainsville (FL): Gold Standard Multimedia; 2001.

Book on CD Form:

The Oxford English dictionary [book on CD Form]. 2nd ed. New York (NY): Oxford University Press; 1992.

Journal on internet:

Aylin P, Bottle A, Jarman B, Elliott P. Paediatric cardiac surgical mortality in England after Bristol: descriptive analysis of hospital episode statistics 1991-2002. BMJ [serial on internet]. 2004 Oct 9; [cited 2004 Oct 15];

329: [about 10 screen]. Available from:

Book on internet:

Todar K. Todar’s online textbook of bacteriology. University of Winconsin-Madison. 2005 [cited 2006 Sep 10]. Available from:


HeartCentreOnline [homepage on internet]. Boca Raton, FL: HeartCentreOnline, Inc.; c2000-2004 [updated 2004 May 23; cited 2004 Oct 15]. Available from:

Website/part of a homepage:

American Medical Association [homepage on internet]. Chicago: The Association; c1995-2002 [cited 2005 Apr 20] Group and Faculty Practice Physicians; [about 2 screens]. Available from: ama/pub/category/1736.html.


7.  Package Insert

Lamasil [package insert]. East Hanouver (NJ): Sandoz Pharmaceutical Corp; 1993.

8.       Dissertation

Kaplan SJ. Post hospital home health care: the elderly/ access and utilization [dissertation]. St. Louis (MO): Washington Univ.; 1995.

9.       Articles in Journal

Standard journal article:

Buscail C, Upegui E, Viel JF. Mapping heat wave health risk at the community level for public health action. Int J Health Geogr. 2012;11(1):38.

References with more than six authors:

Sohn YB, Paik KH, Cho HY, Kim SJ, Park SW, Kim ES, et al. Continuous renal replacement therapy in neonates weighing less than 3 kg. Korean J Pediatr. 2012;55(8):286–92.

Organization as a source:

WHO. WHO position paper on hepatitis A vaccines. Wkly Epid emiol Rec. 2012;87(28/29):261–76.

No author given:

Mental care and relief support for victims of the earthquake occurred  in  eastern  part  of  Japan. Seishin Shinkeigaku Zasshi. 2011;113(9):825–44.

Volume with supplement:

Rushton  L, Hutchings  SJ, Fortunato  L, Young C, Evans GS, Brown T, et al. Occupational cancer burden  in  Great  Britain.  Br  J  Cancer.  2012;107(Suppl1):S3–7.


Edition with supplement:

North CS, Pollio DE, Smith RP, King RV, Pandya A, Suris Am, et al. Trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder among employees of New York City companies affected by the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2011;(5 Suppl 2):S205–13.

Organization as the author:

UNAIDS. Meeting the investment challenge tipping the dependency. Geneva: WHO Library Cataloguing Data; 2012.

Chapter in a book:

Pignone M, Salazar R. Disease prevention and health promotion. In: Diedrich C, Lebowitz H, Holton B,  editors.  2012  current  medical  diagnosis  and treatment. 51sted. New York: The McGraw-Hill companies; 2012. p. 1–21.

Conference proceedings:

Wilson B, Hamilton N, editors. Airborne particulate exposures: the environmental and occupational perspectives. Proceedings of the WSN Mining Health and Safety Conference; 2012 April 17–19; Sudbury. Ontario: Golder Associates; 2012.

Conference paper:

Tirilly P, Lu K, Mu X. Predicting modality from text quiries  for  medical  image  retrieval.  In:  Cao  Y, Kalpathy-Cramer J, Unay D, editors. MM 11. Proceeding of The 2011 International ACM Workshop on Medical Multimedia Analysis and Retrieval; 2011 Nov 28–Dec 01; Arizona, USA. New York: ACM; 2011. p. 7–12.


Rohim S. Kontruksi diri dan perilaku komunikasi gelandangan  di  kota  Jakarta  (Studi  fenomenologi terhadap julukan gelandangan “manusia gerobak”) [dissertation].   Bandung:   Universitas   Padjadjaran; 2012.

Journal article in electronic format:

Mahmood OM, Goldenberg D, Thayer R, Migliorini R,  Simmons  AN,  Tapert  SF.  Adolescents’  fMRI activation to a response inhibition task predicts future substance use. Addictive Behaviors [Online Journal] 2012 [cited 2012 May 12]. Available from:



Information for ordering reprints can be obtained from the editorial office.


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 single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than 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.

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