The Editorial Process
Manuscripts that are found suitable for publication in journal of prosthetic dentistry are sent to two or more expert reviewers. The journal follows a double-blind review process, wherein the reviewers and authors are unaware of each other’s identity. Every manuscript is also assigned to a member of the editorial team, who based on the comments from the reviewers takes a nal decision on the manuscript. The comments and suggestions (acceptance/ rejection/ amendments in manuscript) received from reviewers are conveyed to the corresponding author. If required, the author is requested to provide a point by point response to reviewers’ comments and submit a revised version of the manuscript. This process is repeated till reviewers and editors are satised with the manuscript. Manuscripts accepted for publication are copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format. Page proofs are sent to the corresponding author. The corresponding author is expected to return the corrected proofs within maximum two days. It may not be possible to incorporate corrections received after that period. The whole process of submission of the manuscript to nal decision and sending and receiving proofs is completed by email.
Each author should have participated sufciently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content. One or more authors should take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole, from inception to published article. Authorship credit should be based on the i. sizeable contributions to conception or design of the work, or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; ii. drafting of the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; iii. nal approval of the version to be published; iv. 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. Each author should be accountable for the parts of the work he or she has done. In addition, each author should be able to identify which coauthors are responsible for specic other parts of the work and should have condence in the integrity of the contributions of any coauthors.All those designated as authors should meet all 4 criteria for authorship, and all who meet the 4 criteria should be identied as authors. Those who do not meet all 4 criteria should be acknowledged.
Scope of the journal
Journal Of Prosthetic Dentistry publishes original research, review papers, case reports in all areas of dental helds including dental educational research and bioethics in dentistry
Submission of Contributions
All submissions and correspondence should be addressed to the Editor, Journal Of Prosthetic Dentistry, VSPM Dental College & Research Centre, Digdoh Hills, Hingna Road, Nagpur, 440019. All articles submitted for publication are meant exclusively for publication in this journal and must be accompanied by duty lled copyright form and contributors form and if editors require ethical committee approval form to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Conflict of interests:
All vested interests must be declared by all the authors eg. Money received directly or indirectly for the study or for its presentation from all sources including commercial/pharmaceutical companies, and including gifts, travel perks, hospitality etc.
- Manuscripts must be submitted in precise, unambiguous, concise and easy to read English.
- The number of authors should not exceed six for original research, 4 for review and case report.
Manuscripts should be submitted by email to email@example.com along with duty called signed and scanned copyright form. They should be typed in font: times new roman and in font size: 12, only on one side of the A4 size paper with double spacing (space between two lines not less than 6 mm) and at least 2.5 cm margin on all sides
(excluding abstract of 250 words and a maximum of 30
Case report : Upto 1000 words (excluding abstract of 150
words and a maximum of 10 references).
Review article : Upto 4000 words (excluding abstract of
250 words and a maximum of 70 references).
Title page on a separate sheet of paper and should include :
- Title of the article.
- Names and designations and emails of all authors.
- Affliations (name of department, institution, city, pin code, state and country where the work was done), indicating which authors are associated with which affliation.
- The name, address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address of the corresponding author.
Text (original article) : The text should include the following: Word limit : Upto 3000 words (excluding abstract and a maximum of 30 references).
Abstract should be structured containing titles like
Introduction, materials & methods, results, and
conclusion. It should not exceed maximum of 250 words
and be on first page without abbreviations and references.
Upto 6 keywords should also be given at the end of the
Introduction should dene the reason for the study, the nature of the problem, and its relation to previous work, quoting the references by numbers within brackets in the order in which they are cited.
Materials and Methods should contain sources of special chemicals, kits, animals, case material and all the actual methods employed briefly with references. Use generic names with the trade name in parenthesis. All measurements must be in metric units and temperature in degrees Celsius. Use only standard abbreviations, symbols and acronyms that are universally accepted.