Annals of International Medical and Dental Research (AIMDR) encourages the authors to submit their esteemed work, in english, concerning fundamental and clinical aspects of all medical & dental specialties under the following sections-
- Review Articles
- Original Article
- Case Reports
- Brief Communications
- Comments/Letters to the Editor
Submission of Article
Articles must be original & are to be sent by e-mail to The Editor-in-Chief at [email protected], [email protected] . Authors are requested to kindly follow “Manuscript Instructions” during preparation of manuscript.
Things to Note:
- Manuscript should be in 'Times New Roman' font, size 12, 1.5 space throughout.
- Text to be send via email as Microsoft Word (.doc) file electronic format.
- The Article must be submitted along with covering letter, contributor & copyright form of the AIMDR.
- Submitted materials shall not be returned, whether or not they are accepted; therefore please retain a copy of all materials sent.
Editorials are solicited by the Editorial Board and therefore should be sent only on our request. Guidelines for other articles are given below:
Basic Requirements: Articles submitted to AIMDR shall conform to the Best Practice Guidelines based on COPE’s (Committee on Publication Ethics).
For this, kindly go through Publication Ethics.
Originality: By submitting paper for publication to AIMDR, Authors (all authors of the article) certify that;
- Authors are fully aware that plagiarism is illegal & wrong and authors know that plagiarism is the use of another person’s idea or published work and to pretend that it is one’s own.
- Authors declare that each contribution to their article or project have been acknowledged and source of information from other peoples’ published or unpublished works have been cited referenced.
- Author(s) certify that they/you are solely responsible for text of the article and work included in the article along with any incomplete reference.
Authorship: AIMDR recommends following 4 criteria should be met for authorship:
- Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
- Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
- Final approval of the version to be published; AND
- 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.
Conflict Of Interest:
All authors of must disclose any and all conflicts of interest they may have with publication of the manuscript or an institution or product that is mentioned in the manuscript and/or is important to the outcome of the study presented. Authors should also disclose conflict of interest with products that compete with those mentioned in their manuscript.
Statement of Human and Animal Rights:
For research studies using human or animal subjects, the trial’s design, conduct and reporting of results must conform to Good Clinical Practice guidelines (such as the Good Clinical Practice in Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-Regulated Clinical Trials (USA) or the Medical Research Council Guidelines for Good Clinical Practice in Clinical Trials (UK)) and/or to the World Medical Association (WMA) Declaration of Helsinki.
All research reports that are submitted for consideration of publication in Annals of International Medical and Dental Research (AIMDR) must include statement(s) of proof that the appropriate approvals were obtained from the relevant authority or research ethics committee. Any manuscript describing a study that used human subjects must include a statement that affirms the experiments were performed with prior informed consent (written or verbal, as appropriate) from each participant.
All personal information must be anonymized prior to publication, unless a record of explicit consent from the involved patient(s) has been provided. Any manuscript describing a study that used animal subjects must include a statement in the Materials and Methods section (or text describing the experimental procedures) that affirms all appropriate measures were taken to minimize pain or discomfort, and details of the animals’ care should be provided.
Humans: When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2008 (5). If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study.
Animals: When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.
Informed Consent Statement:
For all research involving human subjects, informed consent to participate in the study should be obtained from participants (or their parent or guardian in the case of children under 16) and a statement to this effect should appear in the manuscript.
Consent for publication of individual patient data
For all manuscripts that include details, images, or videos relating to individual participants, written informed consent for the publication of these must be obtained from the participants (or their parent or legal guardian in the case of children under 16) and a statement to this effect should appear in the manuscript. Consent form must be made available to Editors on request, and will be treated confidentially. In cases where images are entirely unidentifiable and there are no details on individuals reported within the manuscript, consent for publication of images may not be required. The final decision on whether consent to publish is required lies with the Editor.
Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. Identifying information, including patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that a patient who is identifiable be shown the manuscript to be published. Authors should identify Individuals who provide writing assistance and disclose the funding source for this assistance. Identifying details should be omitted if they are not essential. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, however, and informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning and editors should so note. The requirement for informed consent should be included in the journal's instructions for authors. When informed consent has been obtained it should be indicated in the published article.
Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. Identifying information, including patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that a patient who is identifiable be shown the manuscript to be published. Authors should identify Individuals who provide writing assistance and disclose the funding source for this assistance.
Identifying details should be omitted if they are not essential. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, however, and informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning and editors should so note.
Human and Animal Rights Statement
When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (5). If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should be asked to indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.
* International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ("Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals") -- February 2006
Research involving animals
Experimental research on vertebrates or any regulated invertebrates must comply with institutional, national, or international guidelines, and where available should have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee. A statement detailing compliance with guidelines and/or ethical approval must be included in the manuscript. For studies involving client-owned animals, authors must document informed client consent and adherence to a high standard (best practice) of veterinary care. Authors are encouraged to conform to the Animal Research: Reporting In Vivo Experiments (ARRIVE) guidelines for reporting animal studies.
Field studies should be conducted in accordance with local legislation, and the manuscript should include a statement specifying the appropriate permissions and/or licences. We recommend that authors comply with the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention on the Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
Copyright: Any article accepted for publication/published in the AIMDR will be the copyright of the journal. Authors would be required to mention transferring copyright to the journal in the manuscript submission form while submitting the manuscript.
Disclosure of commercial interests: Sources of support for the research or article must be acknowledged in the paper and any financial involvement that might indicate a conflict of interests should be disclosed at the time of submission.
Patient Anonymity and Consent: Since AIMDR is largely available for public access, ethical and legal considerations mandate that patients’ anonymity be preserved. Research papers must indicate informed consent for procedures and the involvement of an ethical committee, proof of which may be required in the review process of the paper.
- The First Page (also includes the covering letter) to be downloaded from the journal website which comprises of:
- The type of manuscript (original article, case report review article, Letter to editor, etc.)
- Title of the manuscript along with running title.
- Full name/s, qualifications, affiliations and designation of the author/s.
- Address for correspondence of corresponding author.
- E-Mail and contact number of corresponding author.
- Total number of pages.
- Total number of photographs.
- Word counts for abstract & text (excluding abstract, acknowledgments, conflict of interest, figure, legends and references) separately.
- Source(s) of support in the form of grants, equipment, drugs or all of these.
- Abstract and key words on the next page along with 3 to 5 key words. Keywords should be the listed terms in the medical subject’s headings (MeSH) of the Index Medicus, to help in easy indexing.
- The article, in the format given below, should follow in the subsequent pages.
|S.No||Manuscript||Word limit for abstract||Word limit for manuscript||Type of Abstract||No. of Tables/Graphs/images & photos.||References|
|2.||Original Article||250||3000–4000||Structured||4 tables, 4 graphs, 3 images/photos||Atleast 15|
|3.||Brief Communication||200-250||1200–1500||UnStructured||1 table, 1 graph, 1 image/photo||Atleast 10|
|4.||Review Article||200-250||Not more than 5000||UnStructured||-||30-50|
|5.||Case Report||150-200||Not more than 1500||UnStructured||2 tables, 2 graphs, 2 images/photos||Atleast 10|
|6.||Letter to Editor||25-50||500-800||UnStructured||-||Upto 5|
Components of articles:
- Articles submitted to AIMDR shall conform to the Best Practice Guidelines based on COPE’s (Committee on Publication Ethics). For this, kindly go through Publication Ethics.
- For Systematic Review Articles, Original Article: Title, Authors and affiliations, Abstract (structured), Introduction, Material & methods including Statistics, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables & Figures (Photos as .GIF/.JPG/.TIFF as separate file, if applicable). The number of authors should not exceed six, including the corresponding author.
- For Case Reports, Short Communications: Title, Authors and affiliations, Abstract (unstructured), Introduction, Case Report (Results), Discussion, Acknowledgements and References, Tables & Figures (Photos as .GIF/.JPG/.TIFF as separate file, if applicable). The number of authors should not exceed four, including the corresponding author.
- For Comments/Letters to the Editor: Title, Authors and affiliations, Abstract, Introduction, Discussion and References. The number of authors should not exceed four, including the corresponding author.
Title: Short, meaningful and interesting, preferably not more than 12 words (or 72 characters) in length.
Authors and affiliations:Full name, qualifications, designation and institutional affiliation of all authors, complete postal address, contact number and e-mail ID of corresponding author.
Abstract: Stating the purpose(s) of the study or investigation, basic procedures and methodology, important findings and principal conclusions. Emphasis should be on new and important aspects of the study or observations. No references allowed. All original full length articles and systematic reviews should contain a structured abstract with not more than 250 words under the following headings: Background, objectives, Material & Methods along with statistical analysis used, Results and Conclusions. Case Reports, short communication should contain unstructured abstract with 200-250 words.
Introduction: Brief review of the subject or background; purpose of the article and /or rationale for the study; pertinent references only.
Material & methods: Selection criteria, details of the methods/procedures so that others can reproduce the same. For established methods, give references; for not so well known methods, give brief description and references; for new or substantially modified methods, give details, reasons for use and for modification(s) and limitations. Drug(s) and chemical(s) should be precisely identified by generic name(s), dose(s) and route(s) of administration. Reports of randomized clinical trials should present information on all major study elements, including the protocol, assignment of interventions (methods of randomization, concealment of allocation to treatment groups), and the method of masking (blinding), based on the CONSORT Statement (http://www.consort-statement.org).
|Initiative||Type of Study||Source|
|CONSORT||Randomized controlled trials||http://www.consort-statement.org|
|STARD||Studies of diagnostic accuracy||http://www.consort-statement.org/stardstatement.htm|
|QUOROM||Systematic reviews and meta-analyses||http://www.consort- statement.org/Initiatives/MOOSE/moose.pdf|
|STROBE||Observational studies in epidemiology||http://www.strobe-statement.org|
|MOOSE||Meta-analyses of observational studies in epidemiology||http://www.consort- statement.org/Initiatives/MOOSE/moose.pdf|
Statistics: Whenever possible quantify findings and present them with appropriate indicators of measurement error or uncertainty (such as confidence intervals). Authors should report losses to observation (such as, dropouts from a clinical trial). When data are summarized in the Results section, specify the statistical methods used to analyze them. Define statistical terms, abbreviations, and most symbols. Specify the computer software used. Use upper italics (P 0.048). For all P values include the exact value and not less than 0.05 or 0.001.
Ethics: When reporting studies on human beings, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (available at http://www.wma.net/e/policy/17-c_e.html). For prospective studies involving human participants, authors are expected to mention about approval of (regional/ national/ institutional or independent Ethics Committee or Review Board, obtaining informed consent from adult research participants and obtaining assent for children aged over 7 years participating in the trial. The age beyond which assent would be required could vary as per regional and/ or national guidelines. Ensure confidentiality of subjects by desisting from mentioning participants’ names, initials or hospital numbers, especially in illustrative material. When reporting experiments on animals, indicate whether the institution’s or a national research council’s guide for, or any national law on the care and use of laboratory animals was followed. Evidence for approval by a local Ethics Committee (for both human as well as animal studies) must be supplied by the authors on demand. Animal experimental procedures should be as humane as possible and should be clearly stated. The ethical standards of experiments must be in accordance with the guidelines provided by the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki on Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Humans for studies involving experimental animals and human beings. The journal will not consider any paper which is ethically unacceptable. A statement on ethics committee permission and ethical practices must be included in all research articles under the ‘Materials and Methods’ section.
Results: Present in logical sequence in text, tables and illustrations, avoid repeating the data.
Discussion: Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow, the implications and the limitations; relate to other relevant studies; avoid repeating the details given in introduction and/or results.
Acknowledgements: For contributions that need acknowledging but do not justify authorship, with prior permission from the persons being acknowledged. Limit to ten.
References: Accuracy of citation is the author’s responsibility. The reference style is given below and conforms to the Vancouver style. Each reference should be assigned a number, consecutively in the order of mention in the text. The original number should be reused each time the same reference is cited in the text. The number should be placed in the text within square brackets  as superscript, outside the full-stops and commas and inside colons and semi-colons. When multiple references are cited at a given place in the text, use a hyphen to join the first and last numbers that are inclusive and use commas to separate non-inclusive numbers.[2-5,7,10] The list of references should be given at the end of the paper. Where there are 6 or less authors, list ALL the authors. Where there are more than 6 authors, use et al after mentioning the names of six authors.
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2. Journal Article: Website Tasdemir T, Yesilyurt C, Ceyhanli KT, Celik D, Er K. Evaluation of apical filling after root canal filling by 2 different techniques. J Can Dent Assoc [Internet]. 2009 Apr [cited 2009 Jun 14];75(3):[about 5pp.]. Available from: http://www.cdaadc. ca/jcda/vol-75/issue-3/201.html
3. Book Miles DA, Van Dis ML, Williamson GF, Jensen CW. Radiographic imaging for the dental team. 4th ed. St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier; 2009.
4. Chapter in a Book Alexander RG. Considerations in creating a beautiful smile. In: Romano R, editor. The art of the smile. London: Quintessence Publishing; 2005. p. 187-210.
5. E-book Irfan A. Protocols for predictable aesthetic dental restorations [Internet]. Oxford: Blackwell Munksgaard; 2006 [cited 2009 May 21]. Available from Netlibrary: http://cclsw2.vcc.ca:2048/login?url=http://www.netLibrary.com /urlapi.asp?action=summary& v=1&bookid=181691
Each Table should be typed on a separate page in the article file and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. Necessary explanatory notes, if any, may be given below the Table. Figures /Illustrations/Photographs Photographs of 300 dpi or higher resolution may be submitted as ‘.jpg’, or ‘.tiff ‘files (unzipped) as a separate file attached to the manuscript. For clinical photographs, subject (s) identity should be suitably masked; in case this is not possible, a written permission from the concerned person should accompany the manuscript. Legends to Figures The Figure number (numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals), title and explanations of the Figures should appear in the legend (not on the Figure). Type the legends on a separate page. Enough information should be included to interpret the Figure without reference to the text. Units Units of measurement should be given in metric units. All bio-clinical measurements should be given in conventional units, with System International d’unites (SI) units given in parenthesis. Generic rather than trade names of drugs should be used. Editorial-Peer Review process: Kindly go through Journal website (Editorial-Peer Review Section).