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Journal of Korean Dental Science
Manuscript Submission and Information for Authors


Journal of Korean Dental Science is the official peer-reviewed, biannually publication of the Korean Association of Dental Science. The Journal is circulated to all members. Journal of Korean Dental Science consists of original research, clinical articles, reviews, case reports, and other materials on Dental science and related subjects.
If the manuscript didn’t belong to the type above, an authorized publication committee has the right to deliberate about ‘publication allowed’ or ‘publication not allowed’.


Manuscript Submission

Submitted manuscripts must be written in English. Manuscripts are subject to editorial revision. Authors should follow the guidelines below. Authors submitting a paper do so on the understanding that the work has not been published before, is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Each reader must determine whether to act on the information contained in the publication, and neither the Journal nor its sponsoring organizations shall be liable for any injury due to the publication of erroneous information.
Manuscripts should be word-processed and submitted by e-mail, or else on a CD-ROM compatible with an IBM and three hard copies to the below address of editor-in chief. The body of the text, not including the abstract, references, tables, or illustrations, should not exceed 15 pages in length for research articles, and 7 pages for clinical articles. Figures and tables should be supplied as separate files. Remove all evidence of authorship from two hard copies and from an electronic submission file, in order to expedite the review process.
Manuscripts will normally be reviewed by the editor-in-chief and at least two reviewers with expertise within the scope of the article. The final publication decision lies with the Editorial Board. Accepted manuscripts will be copy edited according to the Journal style and returned to the author for approval before publication. Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work, including changes made by the copy editor. The publisher reserves the right to edit accepted manuscripts to ensure conciseness, clarity, and stylistic consistency, subject to the author’s final approval. A detailed information will be notified with an acceptance letter.


Proofs and Reprints
The corresponding author will receive page proofs, which should be proofread and returned within 48 hours of receipt. Corrections are limited to publisher’s errors; no substantial author’s changes will be made without charge. Reprints can be ordered from the publisher. The publisher does not stock reprints; however, back issues can be purchased.


Typescripts that contain the results of human or animal studies will be accepted for publication only if it is made clear that a high standard of ethics was applied in carrying out the investigations. In the case of invasive studies in humans, manuscripts should include a statement that the research protocol was approved by the local ethics committee.


Manuscript Style and Structure

The manuscript should be composed in this order; title, author(s), abstract, key words, material and methods, results, discussion, conclusion(or summary), references and legends for illustrations and figures.
1) Title and author(s)
Put the title of the article, and include all the information pertaining to the author(s) such as full names(s) of author(s), academic degrees, institutional affiliations and positions; identify the corresponding author and include an address, telephone, fax numbers and an e-mail address. State the source of research funding, of any at the lower part.
2) Abstract
A structured abstract of 200 words or less is preferred. Briefly state the purpose of the study, materials and methods, result and conclusion. At the bottom of the abstract, provide up to less than six keywords that best describe the content of the study. Select them preferably form the list of Medical Subject Headings(MeSH) used by the National Library of Medicine.
3) Introduction
State the objective and the background of the study. Author may refer to literature, but excessive review is strongly discouraged.
4) Material and Methods
Describe the experimental design procedures and material/subjects used. Give the details only if the methods are original or essential for understanding; otherwise, give references. Patient, tested animals and the control group should be stated clearly. In particular, the means to identify the subject disease and to control the author’s subjective views should be explained. The names and manufacturers of the devices, materials and reagents for the test should be included in parenthesis. The authors should describe the generic name, dosage, and administration method of drug and chemical agents used. The patients’ private information should not be exposed. The human study and animal research should be approved by local ethics committee. Indicate the statistical methods used, if applicable.
5) Results
Present essential results with a minimum of discussion. Use tables, charts and photographs to clarify the finding. State the statistical data properly. All measurements should be expressed in metric units, or metric equivalents may appear in parentheses after the original measurements.
6) Discussion
Indicate the significance of the data and the limitations. Interpretation of the results should be clearly explained. Do not repeat the contents of introduction in this section. It should not exceed one half of the entire articles length. Speculate the findings in light of other reports, including opposing views in order to limit bias. Extensions of the study may be suggested in the last paragraph.
7) Conclusion
Briefly state a clear conclusion of the study. Do not repeat the results in this section.
8) References
The number should be listed in the text, numbered in order of appearance and the superscripts for them are required. The authors should be listed surname first, followed by capital initials of give names. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to Index Medicus. All authors in the cited reference must be listed. The following are examples of reference style:
(1) Standard journal article
Sorenson JA, Engleman MJ, Torres TJ, Avera SP. Shear bone strength of composite resin to porcelain. Int Prosthodont. 1991; 4: 17-23.
(2) Supplement
25 year cumulative index 1973-1997. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2000; 28(suppl 2): 3-98.
(3) Books and other monographs
Kim YK, Kim SG, Lee BG: Bone graft and implant. 1st ed. Seoul: Narae Pub Co.; 2007.
9) Photographs and illustrations
Submit three printed sets of illustrations for hard copy submission, and attach image files to the electronic submission. Do not embed photographs and/or illustrations in the body of the text, but indicate the location of the photographs and/or illustrations within the text. Images are preferred to be in JPG, TIFF, EPS, or PDF format (MS Office artwork is also acceptable with high resolution of minimum 300dpi for halftones, 100dpi for line art, and 500dpi for combination) CMYK or grayscale, at least 5 inches wide and at least 118 pixels per cm (300 pixels per inch). Disqualified images may affect the editorial decision upon acceptance, or may cause a delay of publication. High-contrast glossy prints of photographs and/or illustrations are accepted; label them on the back with the figure number, first author’s name, and an arrow indicating the top edge. Glossy print photographs, 76 X 102 mm (3 X 4 inches) minimum to 127 X 173 mm (5 X 7 inches) maximum, with high-quality are accepted.
10) Legends of photographs and illustrations
Legends should be written in English on a separate page. When symbols, arrows, numbers, or letters are used to identify parts of the photographs and illustrations, identify and explain each one clearly in the legend. If a figure has been previously published, the legend should fully acknowledge the original source. Ensure all the figures have been mentioned sequentially in the text.
11) Tables and Graphs
For hard copy submissions, print each table on a separate sheet of paper. Do not embed tables in the body of the text. Number tables consecutively in the order in which they are cited in the text and provide a brief title for each. Be sure that each table is cited in the text. Explain in footnotes all nonstandard abbreviations. If a table has been previously published, include a footnote giving full acknowledgement to the original source. Statistical measures of variation should be identified in the column headings.


Submission of manuscripts
Manuscripts should be sent to:
Dr. Kee-Joon Lee, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Korean Dental Science
Department of Orthodontics,
College of Dentistry, Yonsei University,
50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-752, Korea
E-mail: dentalsciencejournal@gmail.com
Telephone: 82-2-2283-3105
Fax: 82-2-363-3404