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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.

  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • Human subjects

    I (we) certify that this study involving human subjects is in accordance with the Helsinky declaration of 1975 as revised in 2000 and that it has been approved by the relevant institutional Ethical Committee.

    Animals

    I (we) certify that this study involving animals followed the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals.

  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Instructions for the Authors

The Journal of Baghdad College of Dentistry accepts manuscripts that address all topics related to dentistry. Manuscripts should be prepared in the following manner:

Typescript. Type the manuscript on A4 white paper, with page setup of 2.5 cm margins. Type the manuscript with English language font Times New Roman and the sizes are as follows:

1) Font size 18 and Bold for the title of the manuscript.

2) Font size 14, Bold and capital letters for the headings as ABSTARCT, INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION and REFERENCES.

3) Font size 12 Bold and italic for the names and addresses of the authors ex. Ahmed G. Husam

4) Font size 11 for the legends of the tables and figures.

5) Font size 10.5 for the text in the manuscript.

6) Font size 10 for the text inside the tables.

7) Font size 9 for the references at the end of the manuscript.

Use single spacing throughout the manuscript and numbering of the pages should be in the lower right hand corner.

Title of the manuscript:

The title should be written with a capital letter for the first word as (Effect of the retention and stability….etc).  

Abstract and key words. The abstract should contain no more than 250 words. The abstract should be divided to the following categories: Background: (It contains a brief explanation about the problem for which the research was done as well as the aim of the study), Materials and methods:, Results:, and Conclusion:. Below the abstract, write 3-5 key words that refer as close as possible to the article. The abstract should be written by the font Century Gothic size 8.

Text. The body of the manuscript should be divided into sections preceded by the appropriate major headings (INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION and REFERENCES) which are written in bold and capital. Minor headings should be typed in bold and subheadings should be not bold but underlined.

References. References are placed in the text using the Vancouver system (Numbering system). Number references consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in the text, tables, and figures by Arabic numerals, and place them in parentheses within the sentence as superscription ex. (2).

Use the style of the examples given below in listing the references at the end of the manuscript:

 Book

1. Hickey JC, ZarbGA, Bolender CL. Boucher’s prosthodontic treatment for edentulous patients. 9th ed.St. Louis: CV Mosby; 1985. p.312-23.

Journal article

4. Jones ER, Smith IM, Doe JQ. Occlusion. J Prosthet Dent 1985; 53:120-9.

Tables. All tables must have a title placed above the table. Identify tables with Arabic numbers (e.g. Table 1).

Figures and illustrations.  All figures must have a title placed below the figure. Identify figures with Arabic numbers (e.g. Figure 1).

 

The article should not exceed 7 pages saved as Microsoft Word 2003 and submitted electronically on: http://www.jcodental-uobaghdad-edu.org/index.php/jbcd.