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Posting : Dental journal

Majalah Kedokteran Gigi (Dental Journal) publishes original articles on all aspects of dentistry and dental related disciplines. Articles are considered for publication with the condition that they have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Articles can be classified as research reports, case reports and literature reviews that keep the readers informed of current issues, inovative thinking in dentistry. They also support scientific advancement, education and dental practice. Manuscript should be written in English or in Indonesian. Authors should follow the manuscript preparation guidelines.

I. Research reports preparation guidelines
The text of research report should be devided into the following sections :

  • Title, should be brief, specific and informative. Include a short title (not exceeding 40 letters and spaces);

  • Name of Author(s), should include full names of authors, address to which proofs are to be sent, name and address of the Departement(s) to which the work should be attributed;

  • Abstract, concise description (not more than 250 words) of the purpos, methods, results and conclusions required. Key words (3-5 words) should be provided below the abstract;

  • Introduction, comprises the problem's background, its formulation and purpose of the work and prospect for the future;

  • Materials and Methods, containing clarification on used materials and schema of experiments. Method to be explained as possible in order to enable others examiners to undertake retrial if necessary. Reference should be given to the unknown method;

  • Results, should be presented in logical sequence with the minimum number of tables and illustrations necessary for summarizing only important observations. The vertical and horizontal line in the table should be made at the least to simplify of view. Mathematical Equations, should be clearly stated. When mathematical symbols are not available on the typewriter, hand written symbols with soft lead pencil could be used. Decimal numbers, should be separated by point (.) for English-written-manuscript, and be separated by comma (,) for Indonesian-written manuscript. Tables, illustration, and photographs should be cited in the text in consecutive order. The titles and detailed explanations of the figures belong in the legends for illustrations (figures, graphs) not on the illustrations themselves. Explain in footnotes all nonstandard abbreviations that are used;

  • Discussion, explaining the meaning of the examination's results, in what way the reported result can solve the problems, differences and equalities with previous study and development possibilities. This section should include the conclusion of the reported work and suggestion for further studies if necessary;

  • Acknowledgements, to all research contributors, if any, should be stated in brief at the manuscript, prior to references;

  • References, should be arranged according to the Vancouver system. References must be identified in the text by the superscript Arabic numerals and numbered in consecutive order as they are mentioned in the text. The reference list should appear at the end of the articles in numeric sequence.


  1. Grimes EW. A use of freeze-dried bone in Endodontics. J Endod 1994; 20: 355-6;
  2. Cohen S, Burns RC. Pathways of the pulp. 5th ed. St Louis: Mosby Co; 1994. p. 123-47;
  3. Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious disease. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online] 1995 Jan-Mar; 1(1):[24 screens]. Available from: URL:http://www/cdc/gov/ncidoc/EID/eid.htm. Accessed December 25, 1999;
  4. Bennett GL, Horuk R. Iodination of chemokines for use receptor binding analysis. In: Horuk R, editor. Chemoking receptors. New York: Academic Press; 1997. p. 134-48;
  5. Amerongen AVN, Michels LFE, Roukema PA, Veerman ECI. 1986. Ludah dan kelenjar ludah arti bagi kesehatan gigi. Rafiah Arbyono dan Sutatmi Suryo. Yogyakarta: Gadjah Mada University Press; 1992. h. 1-42;
  6. Salim S. Pengaruh humiditas dan waktu penyimpanan serta cara curing terhadap sifat fisik, kimia dan mekanik akrilik basis gigi tiruan. Disertasi. Surabaya: Pascasarjana Universitas Airlangga; 1995. h. 8-21.

II. Literature reviews preparation guidelines
The text of literature reviews should be devided into the following sections: title, name of Author(s), abstract, introduction, overview, discussion that ended by conclusion & suggestion, references.

III. Case reports preparation guidelines
The text of case reports should be devided into the following sections: title, name of Author(s), abstract, introduction, case(s), case management(s) that completed with photograph/descriptive illustrations, discussion that ended by conclusion & suggestion, references.
" Photographs could be clear or glossy. Color or black and white photographs must be submitted for both illustrations and graphs. Photographs should be prepared with the minimum size of 125 x 195mm.
The manuscript should be submitted in a floppy disc or compact disc and be typed using MS Word program. Three legible photocopies or an original plus two legible copies of manuscript which are typed double pace with wide margins on good quality A4 white paper (210 x 297mm) should be enclosed. The length of article should not exceed 12 pages. The left, right, top, and bottom margin should be 2,5 cm or 1 inch length. The editor reserves the right to edit manuscript, fit articles into available, and ensure conciseness, clarity, and stylistic consistency. All accepted manuscript and their accompanying illustration become the permanent property of publisher, and may not be published elsewhere in full or in part, in print or electronically, without written permission from publisher. All datas, opinion or statement appear on the manuscript are the sole responsibility of the contributor. Accordingly, the Publisher, the Editorial Board, and their respective employees of the Dental Journal accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the consequences of any such inaccurate or misleading data, opinion, or statement.