This instruction page has been streamlined to present the minimum guidelines for a submitted article to be considered for review and possible publication.
All Authors should understand the information provided before submitting an article.
First time submitting authors are requested to read all the detailed information before submitting their article.
For detailed information on a specific point, click on Italic text for a more detailed explanation.
- Operative Dentistry, Inc. adheres to the ethical considerations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (hereafter “ICMJE”) also known as the Vancouver Guidelines.
- Due to increased submission costs we need to pass a 50.00USD portion of those costs on to our submitting authors.
- In order for a manuscript to be considered for review in our journal, evidence that appropriate use of ANY human or animal subjects or tissues must be provided.
- Clinical Trial articles require registration.
- All manuscripts are subject to plagiarism checks.
- The Manuscript Submission System will convert the files you submit into pdf files for the ease of electronic sharing. This may take some time.
- All submitted manuscripts will be subject to the possibility of online only publication on our online journal site: meridian.allenpress.com/operative-dentistry.
- Operative Dentistry, Inc. provides continuing education credit to Reviewers through ADA CERP.
- Please be sure you know -and have- all the required documents in the requisite formats before submitting your manuscript.
Our goal is to have a manuscript through the review process (submission to acceptance) in 2 months and from acceptance to publication within 6 months. Please feel free to send any any questions about the above policies to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A complete guide to manuscript requirements is available in our policy manual under “Manuscript Submission”
Many new authors have asked: What does a “good” manuscript look like? What would cause my manuscript to be rejected? Can good manuscripts be rejected? Why are good manuscripts rejected? In my journal, what are the most frequent reasons for rejection? And finally, many variations on, what can I do if my paper is rejected?
Others have asked, Where can I go to get writing help? Are there places I can get people to proofread my paper? Where can I find help in translating my paper? What if my paper has problems with figures and tables? And many instances of, “My friends all read the paper and thought the English was fine, but the Editor didn’t like it, What can I do?”
Still others have asked how they can tell of a publisher is predatory or legitimate.
We have put together a narrated slide show for those who have these same questions. We hope that it will provide answers to you. Click HERE for the show.
The office staff at Operative Dentistry, Inc.