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Submission Preparation Checklist

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.
  • Originality: This article has not been previously published elsewhere, nor has it been sent to any other publisher for publication.
  • Language: Manuscript is prepared in Turkish or English language.
  • File Format: The manuscript has been written in Microsoft Word format and does not exceed 8 MB size.
  • Article Length: Article length is between 5.000 (min) and 8.000 (max) words including references, tables and appendices.
  • Article Title: The length of the Article Title is not more than 15 words.
  • Abstract: The length of the abstract is not more than 300 words.
  • Keywords: Keywords (4 to 7) have been identified.
  • Font Type, Size and Spacing: Times New Roman font with the size of 12 and 1.5 line spacing.
  • Headings: First level headings are bold and the lower rank headings are italics. The sizes for first level headings and lower rank headings are 16 and 12, respectively.
  • Tables and Figures: Tables and Figures contain Titles and Numbers. Figures are in tif, .jpeg, or .bmp formats with at least 300dpi resolution and minimum 10cm wide.
  • References: References are prepared in Chicago style.

Author Guidelines

Article Types

The types of articles to be considered for publication are as follows: Research Article, Sytematic Review, Review, Clinical Report, Technical Report, Letter to Editor

Basic Formatting of The Manuscript

Font: 12-point, Times New Roman 

Line Spacing: Double-spaced throughout

Margins: One inch (2.5 cm)

Page Size: Letter (8 ½ x 11) inches

Page Numbers: Do not use

Line Numbers: Do not use

Manuscript Preparation

-Title page

The title page contains, in order,
1)Full title of the manuscript (The title of the article should be centered on the page, 12-point Times New Roman, bold characters).
2)The names of the authors, their degrees or honorifics (DDS, MSc, PhD, etc.), institutional affiliations including department, city and country should be written immediately after each name.
3)The name, postal address and e-mail address of the author who will make the correspondence should be written at the bottom of the title page.


1)The abstract section of the original research and systematic review articles should be prepared in a structured form.

2)Structured abstract consist of the following sections; Statement of the Problem /Purpose /Materials and Methods /Results /Conclusions

3)Clinical reports, technical reports and review articles do not need a structured abstract. 

4)At the bottom of the abstract page, 4-6 keywords should be given. The first letter of each keyword should be capitalized.

5)The abstract of the article should be on a different page, below the title page.

6)The length of the abstract should be 400 words in total.



The current deficiency in the literature should be briefly mentioned and the problem studied should be explained. Relevant sources should be summarized and previous studies believed to be biased, if any, should be cited in this section.

-Materials and Methods

1)The first paragraph should include the outline of the experiment.

2)For all products and tools used, the name of the manufacturer and the country of manufacture should be given in parentheses where the name of the product or tool is first mentioned. For example; Aspirin (Bayer; Germany).

3)In research articles, the experimental setup, the standardization of the samples of the materials included in the experiment, the inclusion criteria of the volunteers included in the experiment, the number of samples/volunteers, and the control group data should be given in this section.

4)If there is an analysis performed while determining the number of samples, this analysis should be mentioned in this section.


1)Findings should be presented in a concise and correct order.

2)If the findings are very comprehensive, they can be presented in tabular or graphical form.


1)The findings obtained in the experimental part of the study should be compared with the data of previous similar studies, similarities or differences should be emphasized and ideas should be put forward especially about the reasons for the different findings.

2)In this section, the limitations (limitations) of the study, if any, should be emphasized.

3)If there has been shaped an opinion about which methods should be used in future studies, it should definitely be stated.


In this section, scientific inferences that can be made with the data obtained from the study should be mentioned, and statements that are not supported by the data should be avoided.


1)Only articles published in peer-reviewed journals should be cited as the source.
2)Only completed and published theses should be cited as references.
-3)If a book is to be cited as a reference, the last edition of the book should be used.
4)The list of references should be numbered on a separate page, right after the main text, taking into account the order in the text.
5)Source formatting should be prepared in Vancouver style.

6)If the number of authors is more than 4, after the 4th author ID is given, "et al." statement should appear.
7)The names of the journals in the references should be abbreviated according to the "Cumulative Index Medicus".
8)Abbreviations for all journals can be found at
9)References taken from journal articles should be written as follows;

Surnames of the authors, initials of their first names, name of the article, name of the journal (in accordance with the Cumulative Index Medicus abbreviation), year of publication, volume and page numbers of the article. A period should be placed at the end of the last author and the name of the article, a semicolon immediately after the publication year of the reference, a colon immediately after the volume, and a short dash between the pages of the journal in which the article is located.
Ex: Lowry OH, Rosebrough NJ, Farr Al, Randall RJ. Protein Measurement with the Folin Phenol Reagent. J Biol Chem 1951;193:265-275.

10)Book References should be written as follows;
The surnames of the authors of the book, the initials of their first names, the name of the book, the city in which it was published, the year of publication, the page number of the first and last pages of the book.
Ex: Zarb GA, Carlsson GE, Bolender CL. Boucher's Prosthodontic Treatment for Edentulous Patients. 11th ed. st. Louis: Mosby; 1997. p. 112-23.
Newman MG, Takei H, Klokkevold PR, Fermin A. Carranza's Clinical Periodontology. 5th ed. Michigan: Elsevier Health Sciences; 2006 p. 450-500.


1)Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word program.
2)Tables are placed in the text immediately after they are highlighted in the text. It should not be added to the end of the article.
3)Each table must have its own number.
4)Each table should be numbered with the Arabic numeric system, a space should be left between the table and its number, and a period should be placed immediately after the number.
5)Tables should not be flat, coloring and shading should be done.
6)Each table should have a title after the table number, describing the contents of the table.
7)Column and row headings in the table should be clear and descriptive.


1)Figures are placed just below where they are first mentioned in the text. Images should not be added to the end of the text.
2)Figures should be numbered with the Arabic numbering system.
3)Above each picture or photograph, immediately after the number, there should be a figure legend for that image.
4)Pictures and photos must be of high resolution.
5)Pictures and photographs should be one by one, not more than one image should be collected in a single frame.
6)If any, the text or numbers in the picture or photograph should be large enough to be read.

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