Instructions For Authors


Prospective authors need to submit their manuscripts through the journal’s website Journal of Global Oral Health. Articles submitted as hard copies are not accepted.

All first-time users need to register themselves. Registration is free. Once registered, authors can use their username and password to submit and keep track of their articles. In case of any problems, the author can contact the Technical Assistance at technical.team@scientificscholar.com.

Journal of Global Oral Health publishes scientific manuscripts in the following categories
  • Original research article – Open to all
  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis – Open to all
  • Policy papers – Open to all
  • Opinion corner – Open to all
  • Letter to Editor – Open to all
  • Editorial/Guest Editorial - By invitation only
  • Academy Activities – By Invitation

General Information

Journal of Global Oral Health (JGOH) publishes original works and findings that contribute to the advancements in the field of Oral health and Policies pertaining to oral health

Author Responsibility

The JGOH accepts only original work that has not been published elsewhere or being submitted concomitantly elsewhere. All authors must confirm that neither the manuscript nor any part of it was written or published or is under consideration for publication elsewhere. The processing of the manuscript is done in good faith that authors/co-authors subscribe to the above. Note:- Publication of the content as an abstract during the proceedings of meetings/conferences is not considered prior publication and hence can be submitted for publication. At the time of submission, authors should disclose details, if the study described in the manuscript had been previously presented in a meeting or published as an abstract. The details have to be mentioned in the Acknowledgments section. Any use of previously published material protected by copyright laws must be clearly acknowledged in the manuscript. Publishing of material on a website may be considered prior publication and should be mentioned at the time of submission with due credits. Authors should disclose details of related papers even those authored in a different language.

Authorship credit should be based only on substantial contributions to any of the three components mentioned below:

  1. Concept and design of study, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
  2. Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
  3. Final approval of the version to be published.

Each contributor should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate content of the manuscript. The order of naming the contributors should be based on the relative contribution of the individual included for authorship credit toward the study itself and the writing of the manuscript. Once the article has been submitted, the order cannot be changed without written consent from all the contributors. The JGOH prescribes a maximum number of eight authors for all categories of manuscripts except for Case Reports and Case Series that will have a maximum of four authors. However, the same can be relaxed under multi-institutional, policy works, with due information to the Editorial Board. The Editorial Board decision shall be final.

The authors need to identify one author who will correspond with the JGOH and Editorial office in all matters related to the manuscript called Corresponding Author. Content of the final manuscript including changes suggested by the Editor or reviewer of the manuscript are the responsibility of the corresponding author. It is the duty of the corresponding author to communicate with all other authors and JGOH would not be held responsible for the errors in communication by corresponding author.

Ethics

Studies conducted must adhere to and be in accordance with The Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki) for experiments involving humans https://www.wma.net/policies-post/wma-declaration-of-helsinki-ethical-principles-for-medical-research-involving-human-subjects/. According to (https://ori.hhs.gov/federal-research-misconduct-policy) scientific misconduct include:

  • Data falsification: Fabrication, deceptive and selective reporting of findings, suppression of data and/or distortion of data
  • Plagiarism: Use without permission the language, ideas, or thoughts of another and representation of them as one's own original work
  •  Direct copying of sentences, whether from their previously published paper or from someone else’s paper, is considered as plagiarism.

Authors need to check that they have not inadvertently ‘cut and paste’ verbatim from published works. According to World Association of Medical Editors (http://www.wame.org/about/recommendations-on-publication-ethics-policie),

  • Plagiarism is the use of others' published and unpublished ideas or words (or other intellectual property) without attribution or permission, and presenting them as new and original rather than derived from an existing source. The intent and effect of plagiarism is to mislead the reader as to the contributions of the plagiarizer. This applies whether the ideas or words are taken from abstracts, research grant applications, Institutional Review Board applications, or unpublished or published manuscripts in any publication format (print or electronic). Self-plagiarism refers to the practice of an author using portions of their previous writings on the same topic in another of their publications, without specifically citing it formally in quotes. This practice is widespread and sometimes unintentional. The journal requires authors to disclose information and cite references about reused content from previously published work of their own or of others.
  • Incorrect authorship: Excluding authors, wrongly presenting the same material as original in more than one publication, inclusion of authors who have not made a definite contribution to the work published; or submission of articles without the concurrence of all authors.
  • Misappropriation of the ideas of others: an important aspect of scholarly activity is the exchange of ideas among colleagues. Scholars can acquire novel ideas from others during the process of reviewing grant applications and manuscripts. However, improper use of such information can constitute fraud. Wholesale appropriation of such material constitutes misconduct.
  • Violation of generally accepted research practices: Improper manipulation of experiments to obtain biased results, deceptive statistical or analytical manipulations, or improper reporting of results.
  • Material failure to comply with legislative and regulatory requirements affecting research: Violations of regulations and laws involving the use of funds, care of animals, human subjects, investigational drugs, recombinant products, new devices, or radioactive, biologic, or chemical materials.
  • Any form of unethical behavior is strictly discouraged and will result in the submitting author and his group from being banned from submitting material to the journal for a time frame depending on the severity of malpractice.
Digital Image Editing Ethics

No particular feature within an image may be introduced, moved, enhanced, obscured, or removed. Adjustments of brightness, contrast, or color balance are allowed if they are applied to the whole image and do not obscure or eliminate any information present in the original image. Adjustments such as changes to settings must be disclosed in the figure legend.

Contribution Details

Authors should provide a description of contributions made by each of them toward the manuscript. Description should be divided into the following categories, as deemed applicable: concept, design, definition of intellectual content, literature search, clinical studies, experimental studies, data acquisition, data analysis, statistical analysis, manuscript preparation, manuscript editing, and manuscript review. One or more authors should take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole from inception to published article and should be designated as 'guarantor' or ‘guarantors’.

Conflicts of Interest/Competing Interests

All authors of must disclose any and all conflicts of interest they may have with the publication of the manuscript or any institution or product that is mentioned in the manuscript and/or is important to the outcome of the study presented. Authors should also disclose any conflict of interest with products that compete with those mentioned in their manuscript.

Institutional Review Board Approval and Informed Consent

All prospective and retrospective human studies must have appropriate institutional review board approval, and signed informed consent from all human participants is required. All animal studies must have appropriate institutional review board or animal care committee approval.

Compliance with these rules must be stated in the text, including waiver of consent by the board, if applicable. Manuscripts that do not comply with these rules will not be accepted for publication.

Protection of Patients' Right to Privacy

Identifying information should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, sonograms, CT scans, etc., and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian, wherever applicable) gives informed consent for publication. Authors should remove patients' names from figures unless they have obtained informed consent from the patients. The journal abides by ICMJE guidelines.

1.Authors, not the journals nor the publisher, need to obtain the patient consent form before the publication and have the form properly archived. The consent forms are not to be uploaded with the cover letter or sent through email to editorial or publisher offices.

2.If the manuscript contains patient images that preclude anonymity or a description that has an obvious indication of the identity of the patient, a statement about obtaining informed patient consent should be indicated in the manuscript.

The Editorial Process

Manuscripts are subjected to an unbiased blinded peer review process. Decisions on the manuscripts are based solely on the peer review process and the Editor’s discretion and decision is final.

Manuscripts that are found suitable for publication in the Journal of Global Oral Health are sent for blind review. The journal follows a double-blind review process, wherein the reviewers and authors are unaware of each other’s identity. The comments and suggestions (acceptance/rejection/amendments to the manuscript) received from reviewers are conveyed to the author. The author is requested to provide a point by point response to reviewers’ comments and submit a revised version of the manuscript. This process is repeated till reviewers and editors are satisfied with the manuscript.

Manuscripts accepted for publication are copy-edited for grammar, punctuation, print style and format. Galley proofs are sent to the author. The author is expected to return the corrected proofs within three days, with due consultation with all other authors.This communication is the responsibility of the corresponding author. It may not be possible to incorporate corrections received after that period. The whole process of submission of the manuscript to final decision and sending and receiving proofs is completed online. To achieve faster and greater dissemination of knowledge and information, the journal publishes articles online immediately on final acceptance.

Manuscripts that do not conform to the Author Guidelines or exceed the Maximums set for Articles may be returned to the author without review. Authors can resubmit after complying with the requirements.

Preparation of the Manuscript

Manuscript should be double-spaced, with a 2.5cm margin, 12-point Times New Roman font and justified. The pages of the manuscript should be numbered on the bottom right corner.

Language and Writing Style

Manuscript should be written in American English. The author should write the full term for each abbreviation at its first use in the title, abstract, keywords and text separately unless the abbreviation is a standard unit of measure. Use of acronyms and abbreviations must be kept to a minimum. When used, they are defined at first mention, followed by the acronym or abbreviation in parentheses. If a brand name is cited, supply the manufacturer's name and address (city, state, and country). Manuscripts will be altered to meet the style guidelines of the Journal of Global Oral Health. Authors are requested to check the manuscript for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors before submission. Headings and titles must be in sentence case and not in Capitals.

Organization of Sections in an Article


Cover Page

Cover page includes (a) complete manuscript title; (b) List all authors' full names, highest academic degrees, professional titles, affiliations, and locations of affiliations; (c) name and address of the corresponding author, including, telephone number, and e-mail address and (d) sources of support that require acknowledgment, and a short title of no more than 45 characters (including spaces) for use as a running title.

Abstract

An abstract is required for all categories of manuscripts. The abstract should not exceed 500 words. The content should not have any subheadings.

Keywords

Provide at least three to five Keywords is a must. Must be MeSH indexed one to enable faster and easier identification.

Specific Content

For Original Research: Contents and Schema of Original paper
For Policy and Opinion Paper: Follow the Contents and schema of Policy and Opinion paper

Tables

Tables must be significant and provide a good summary of the study. Tables should be self-explanatory and not duplicate the data given in the text or figures. Each table must have a descriptive title, and each column a heading. Tables must contain a minimum of four lines and two columns of data and not exceed 10 columns and 25 rows. Tables are numbered in the order in which they are cited in the text. Abbreviations used in the tables are defined below each table. All arithmetic calculations (percentages, totals, differences) must be double-checked for accuracy, and data must agree with data given in the text.

Graphs

Graphs need to be exported as JPEG or TIF images and submitted as figures. Graphs and line drawings need to be a minimum of 1000 dpi. Graphs should include clearly labeled error bars described in the figure legend. Authors must state whether a number that follows the ± sign is a standard error (SEM) or a standard deviation (SD). The number of independent data points (N) represented in a graph must be indicated in the legend. Numerical axes on graphs should go to 0, except for log axes.

Figure/Image Legends

All figure parts relating to one image should have the same figure number. The style for figure legends is given here:
Figure 1: Age and gender of the patient followed by presenting symptoms and subsequent diagnosis. Imaging modality used, organ/section imaged, view, and abnormality seen in the image. Add arrows pointing to the abnormality seen in the image.
Example: Figure 1: 42-year-old woman with Behçet disease who presented with dyspnea. (a) Contrast-enhanced CT image shows increased diameter of both middle and lower lobe pulmonary arteries (arrows) on the right; the aneurysms are partially thrombosed. (b) CT image with lung window shows well-defined lung parenchymal nodules (arrow) corresponding to the aneurysms.

Written permission to reprint in print and electronic media, including online use, must be obtained for all previously published illustrations, and an appropriate credit line to be given in the legends.

Figures/Images

All images should be uploaded in JPEG, or TIF, format. The file size should be within 12 MB in size. Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been first cited in the text. Labels, numbers, and symbols should be clear and of uniform size. The lettering for figures should be large enough to be legible after reduction to fit the width of a printed column. Symbols, arrows, or letters used in photomicrographs should contrast with the background and should be marked neatly with transfer type or by tissue overlay and not by pen. Titles and detailed explanations belong in the legends for figures not on the figure/image themselves. The photographs and figures should be trimmed to remove all the unwanted areas and patient's name and medical record number. If photographs of individuals are used, their pictures must be accompanied by written permission to use the photograph and eyes must be covered. If a figure has been published elsewhere, the original source must be acknowledged and written permission from the copyright holder submitted to reproduce the material. A credit line should appear in the legend for such figures. Electronic manipulation of images that materially alters the medical information must be identified and the nature of the alterations described. Symbols used must be uniform in size and style and large enough to withstand reduction. Line drawings and graphs should be in black on a white background, using the same size type as the text. 0.5 mm hairline rules must be avoided. Authors’ names and affiliations must not appear anywhere on the images.

Image Size

Black & white images: JPEG, or TIF format, Grayscale mode, and 300 DPI resolution. The height and width of an image should be at least 6 x 5 inches.

Color images: 300 DPI resolution, no layered files, no alpha channels. Color profile if used: CMYK (No Indexed Color, Lab, or RGB profiles)

Line art: 1200 DPI resolution, Grayscale or Jpeg format. No layered files, no alpha channels. Color profile if used: CMYK (No Indexed Color, Lab, or RGB profiles) The Journal reserves the right to crop, rotate, reduce, or enlarge the photographs to an acceptable size.

Video Clips

The journal encourages authors to submit video clips, cine clips, or real-time images ('wmv', 'mp4', 'mov', 'avi' and 'flv'). The maximum size of each multimedia file should not exceed 30 MB. In addition to the video content, authors must provide a still image from each video file. Supply TIFF or JPEG files.

Submission of the Manuscript


On-line Manuscript Submission

All manuscripts must be submitted on-line at Journal of Global Oral Health. You will see step-by-step instructions when you are submitting your manuscript. You will need to submit the following documents as separate files.

    1.  Cover Page:
    Cover page includes (a) complete manuscript title; (b) List all authors' full names, highest academic degrees, professional titles, affiliations, and locations of affiliations; (c) name and address of the corresponding author, including, telephone number, and e-mail address and (d) sources of support that require acknowledgment, and a short title of no more than 45 characters (including spaces) for use as a running title.

    2.  Manuscript:
    This document should include the title, abstract, keywords, manuscript body and references. This must be in document format. Acknowledgment Section should be included at the end of the main manuscript. Acknowledgment should not contain the name of the city or the institution.

    3.  Figures:
    Figures must be submitted in .tiff, or jpeg format. Color images should be of good quality. Each image should be less than 1 MB in size. Size of the image can be reduced by decreasing the actual height and width of the images (1240 x 800 pixels or 5-6 inches).
    Figure legends are uploaded as a document format.

    4.  Graphs:
    Do not Embed them in the main manuscript. They should be uploaded separately at the time of uploading the figures in the "jpeg" or "tiff" format.

    5.  Tables:
    Tables should be included in the main manuscript file after the references.

    6.  Copyright and disclosure forms are available for download from the author's panel and should be uploaded as PDF file.

    7.  Authors passport size photo is required and can be uploaded at the time of uploading figures etc.

    8.  Instruction on supplemental digital multimedia/video content: In addition to the video content, authors must provide a still image from each video file. Supply TIFF or JPEG files. These are also uploaded at the time of figure upload.

Specific Details For Each Manuscript Type

Original Article

An original article is a research paper based on unique findings and techniques, and provides new information on the topic. The data section should be based on randomized clinical trials or any relevant method and contain information on all relevant study elements.

Review Article

A review article is a balanced, in-depth scholarly study of the latest trends or present status of a specific timely topic, but is not an original article. No new data or personal experiences are presented. It is an analysis of the advances in the field based on a literature review of the topic – based on Systematic review or a meta-analysis based on respective statements

Policy and Opinion Paper

This section would suggest new policies and improvement of existing one.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor and Replies should be brief and succinct based on constructive criticism of articles published in the JGOH within the previous two months. The letter and reply should be solely based on the data published in the article. Letters should not duplicate prior published material or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. The Editor-in-Chief will use his discretion to publish or reject the letter. These letters and replies do not undergo peer review. Submitted letters are subject to editing of content and style. No Abstract, Maximums text – 500 words; Total References allowed – 4; Figures – 2 or total of 4 images; No Tables are allowed. Maximum Authors allowed is Two.

Article Processing Charge

The journal charges NO fees the following fee on acceptance of the manuscript. Journal of Global Oral Health does not have any article submission charges. Submission is free of charge.

Authors Retain Copyright

Authors retain their copyright for all articles when they publish in Journal of Global Oral Health. Authors grant Scientific Scholar an exclusive license to publish the article and the article is made available under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).

Creative Commons license
This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical term.

Compliance with Funder-Mandated Open Access Policies
An author whose work is funded by an organization that mandates the use of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 License is able to meet that requirement through the available open access license for approved funders.

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