Clinical Oral Implants Research

Cover image for Vol. 25 Issue 5

Edited By: Niklaus P. Lang

Impact Factor: 3.433

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 6/83 (Dentistry Oral Surgery & Medicine); 9/79 (Engineering Biomedical)

Online ISSN: 1600-0501


Author Guidelines




Author Guidelines


Content of Author Guidelines: 1. General, 2. Ethical Guidelines, 3. Submission of Manuscripts, 4. Manuscript Types Accepted, 5. Manuscript Format and Structure, 6. After Acceptance


Useful Websites: Submission Site, Articles published in Clinical Oral Implants Research, Author Services, Wiley-Blackwell’s Ethical Guidelines, Guidelines for Figures

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1. GENERAL

Clinical Oral Implants Research conveys scientific progress in the field of implant dentistry and its related areas to clinicians, teachers and researchers concerned with the application of this information for the benefit of patients in need of oral implants. The journal addresses itself to clinicians, general practitioners, periodontists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons and prosthodontists, as well as to teachers, academicians and scholars involved in the education of professionals and in the scientific promotion of the field of implant dentistry.

Clinical Oral Implants Research publishes:

Original research articles of high scientific merit in the field of material sciences, physiology of wound healing, biology of tissue integration of implants, diagnosis and treatment planning, prevention of pathologic processes jeopardizing the longevity of implants, clinical trials on implant systems, stoma-tognathic physiology related to oral implants, new developments in therapeutic concepts and prosthetic rehabilitation.

Review articles
by experts on new developments in basic sciences related to implant dentistry and clinically applied concepts.

Case reports
and case series only if they provide or document new fundamental knowledge.

Novel developments
if they provide a technical novelty for any implant system.

Short communications
of important research findings in a concise format and for rapid publication.

Treatment rational
by experts with evidence-based treatment approach.

Please read the instructions below carefully for details on the submission of manuscripts, the journal's requirements and standards as well as information concerning the procedure after a manuscript has been accepted for publication in Clinical Oral Implants Research. Authors are encouraged to visit Wiley-Blackwell Author Services  for further information on the preparation and submission of articles and figures.

2. ETHICAL GUIDELINES

Clinical Oral Implants Research adheres to the below ethical guidelines for publication and research. 

2.1. Authorship and Acknowledgements
Authors submitting a paper do so on the understanding that the manuscript have been read and approved by all authors and that all authors agree to the submission of the manuscript to the Journal. ALL named authors must have made an active contribution to the conception and design and/or analysis and interpretation of the data and/or the drafting of the paper and ALL must have critically reviewed its content and have approved the final version submitted for publication. Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or the collection of data does not justify authorship.

Clinical Oral Implants Research adheres to the definition of authorship set up by The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). According to the ICMJE authorship criteria should be based on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design of, or 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. Authors should meet conditions 1, 2 and 3.

Up to 6 authors are accepted without need for justification. In the case of a specific and detailed justification of the role of every author, up to 8 authors may be mentioned. It is a requirement that all authors have been accredited as appropriate upon submission of the manuscript. Contributors who do not qualify as authors should be mentioned under Acknowledgements.

Acknowledgements
: Under acknowledgements please specify contributors to the article other than the authors accredited. Acknowledge only persons who have made substantive contributions to the study. Authors are responsible for obtaining written permission from everyone acknowledged by name because readers may infer their endorsement of the data and conclusions.

2.2. Ethical Approvals
Experimentation involving human subjects will only be published if such research has been conducted in full accordance with ethical principles, including the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki (version, 2008) and the additional requirements, if any, of the country where the research has been carried out. Manuscripts must be accompanied by a statement that the experiments were undertaken with the understanding and written consent of each subject and according to the above mentioned principles. A statement regarding the fact that the study has been independently reviewed and approved by an ethical board should also be included. Editor reserve the right to reject papers if there are doubts as to whether appropriate procedures have been used.

When experimental animals are used the methods section must clearly indicate that adequate measures were taken to minimize pain or discomfort. Experiments should be carried out in accordance with the Guidelines laid down by the National Institute of Health (NIH) in the USA regarding the care and use of animals for experimental procedures or with the European Communities Council Directive of 24 November 1986 (86/609/EEC) and in accordance with local laws and regulations.

2.3 Clinical Trials
Clinical trials should be reported using the CONSORT guidelines available at www.consort-statement.org. A CONSORT checklist should also be included in the submission material.

Clinical Oral Implants Research encourages authors submitting manuscripts reporting from a clinical trial to register the trials in any of the following free, public clinical trials registries: www.clinicaltrials.gov, http://clinicaltrials.ifpma.org/clinicaltrials, http://isrctn.org/. The clinical trial registration number and name of the trial register will then be published with the paper.

2.4 Conflict of Interest and Source of Funding
Clinical Oral Implants Research requires that sources of institutional, private and corporate financial support for the work within the manuscript be fully acknowledged, and any potential conflicts of interest noted. Suppliers of materials should be named and their location (town, state/county, country) included. Information concerning conflict of interest and sources of funding should be included under Acknowledgements.

2.5 Appeal of Decision
The decision on a paper is final and cannot be appealed.

2.6 Permissions
If all or parts of previously published illustrations are used, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder concerned. It is the author's responsibility to obtain these in writing and provide copies to the Publishers.

2.7 Copyright Assignment
Authors submitting a paper do so on the understanding that the work and its essential substance have not been published before and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.

If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement
If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp

For authors choosing OnlineOpen
If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements(OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.

For RCUK and Wellcome Trust authors click on the link below to preview the terms and conditions of this license:

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.

2.8 OnlineOpen
OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive. For the full list of terms and conditions, see
http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/onlineopen#OnlineOpen_Terms

Any authors wishing to send their paper OnlineOpen will be required to complete the payment form available from our website at:
https://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/onlineopen_order.asp

Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.

3. SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically via the online submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/coir. The use of an online submission and peer review site enables immediate distribution of manuscripts and consequentially speeds up the review process. It also allows authors to track the status of their own manuscripts. Complete instructions for submitting a paper is available online and below. Further assistance can be obtained from the Editorial Assistant Ms. Brigitte Baur. E-mail: coir@zmk.unibe.ch

3.1. Getting Started
Launch your web browser (supported browsers include Internet Explorer 6 or higher, Netscape 7.0, 7.1, or 7.2, Safari 1.2.4, or Firefox 1.0.4) and go to the journal's online Submission Site: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/coir

• Log-in or click the 'Create Account' option if you are a first-time user.
• If you are creating a new account.
- After clicking on 'Create Account', enter your name and e-mail information and click 'Next'. Your e-mail information is very important.
- Enter your institution and address information as appropriate, and then click 'Next.'
- Enter a user ID and password of your choice (we recommend using your e-mail address as your user ID), and then select your area of expertise. Click 'Finish'.
• If you have an account, but have forgotten your log in details, go to Password Help on the journals online submission system http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/coir and enter your e-mail address. The system will send you an automatic user ID and a new temporary password.
•  Log-in and select Corresponding Author Center.

3.2. Submitting Your Manuscript
• After you have logged in, click the 'Submit a Manuscript' link in the menu bar.
• Enter data and answer questions as appropriate. You may copy and paste directly from your manuscript and you may upload your pre-prepared covering letter.
• Click the 'Next' button on each screen to save your work and advance to the next screen.
• You are required to upload your files.
- Click on the 'Browse' button and locate the file on your computer.
- Select the designation of each file in the drop-down menu next to the Browse button.
- When you have selected all files you wish to upload, click the 'Upload Files' button.
• Review your submission (in HTML and PDF format) before sending to the Journal. Click the 'Submit' button when you are finished reviewing.

3.3. Manuscript Files Accepted
Manuscripts should be uploaded as Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rft) files (not write-protected) plus separate figure files. GIF, JPEG, PICT or Bitmap files are acceptable for submission, but only high-resolution TIF or EPS files are suitable for printing. The files will be automatically converted to HTML and PDF on upload and will be used for the review process. The text file must contain the entire manuscript including title page, abstract, text, references, tables, and figure legends, but no embedded figures. In the text, please reference figures as for instance 'Figure 1', 'Figure 2' etc to match the tag name you choose for the individual figure files uploaded. Manuscripts should be formatted as described in the Author Guidelines below.

3.4. Blinded Review
All manuscripts submitted to Clinical Oral Implants Research will be reviewed by two experts in the field. Clinical Oral Implants Research uses single blinded review. The names of the reviewers will thus not be disclosed to the author submitting a paper.

3.5. Suggest a Reviewer
Clinical Oral Implants Research attempts to keep the review process as short as possible to enable rapid publication of new scientific data. In order to facilitate this process, please suggest the names and current email addresses of one potential international reviewer whom you consider capable of reviewing your manuscript. In addition to your choice the journal editor will choose one or two reviewers as well.

3.6. Suspension of Submission Mid-way in the Submission Process
You may suspend a submission at any phase before clicking the 'Submit' button and save it to submit later. The manuscript can then be located under 'Unsubmitted Manuscripts' and you can click on 'Continue Submission' to continue your submission when you choose to.

3.7. E-mail Confirmation of Submission
After submission you will receive an e-mail to confirm receipt of your manuscript. If you do not receive the confirmation email after 24 hours, please check your e-mail address carefully in the system. If the e-mail address is correct please contact your IT department. The error may be caused by some sort of spam filtering on your e-mail server. Also, the e-mails should be received if the IT department adds our email server (uranus.scholarone.com) to their whitelist.

3.8. Manuscript Status
You can access ScholarOne Manuscripts (formerly known as Manuscript Central) any time to check your 'Author Centre' for the status of your manuscript. The Journal will inform you by e-mail once a decision has been made.

3.9. Submission of Revised Manuscripts
To submit your revised manuscript, locate your manuscript under 'Manuscripts with Decisions' and click on 'Submit a Revision' . Please remember to delete any old files uploaded when you upload your revised manuscript.

4. MANUSCRIPT TYPES ACCEPTED

Original research articles of high scientific merit in the field of material sciences, physiology of wound healing, biology of tissue integration of implants, diagnosis and treatment planning, prevention of pathologic processes jeopardizing the longevity of implants, clinical trials on implant systems, stomatognathic physiology related to oral implants, new developments in therapeutic concepts and prosthetic rehabilitation.

Review articles by experts on new developments in basic sciences related to implant dentistry and clinically applied concepts. Reviews are generally by invitation only and have to be approved by the Editor-in-Chief before submission.

Case reports and case series, but only if they provide or document new fundamental knowledge and if they use language understandable to the clinician.

Novel developments if they provide a technical novelty for any implant system.

Short communications of important research findings in a concise format and for rapid publication.

Treatment rational by experts with evidence-based treatment approach.

Proceedings of international meetings may also be considered for publication at the discretion of the Editor.

5. MANUSCRIPT FORMAT AND STRUCTURE


5.1. Page Charge
Articles exceeding 10 published pages are subject to a charge of USD 160 per additional page. One published page amounts approximately to 5,500 characters (excluding figures and tables).

5.2. Format

Language: The language of publication is English. Authors for whom English is a second language might choose to have their manuscript professionally edited by an English speaking person before submission to make sure the English is of high quality. A list of independent suppliers of editing services can be found at http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/english_language.asp. All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication

Abbreviations, Symbols and Nomenclature: The symbol % is to be used for percent, h for hour, min for minute, and s for second. In vitro, in vivo, in situ and other Latin expressions are to be italicised. Use only standard abbreviations. All units will be metric. Use no roman numerals in the text. In decimals, a decimal point and not a comma will be used. Avoid abbreviations in the title. The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement. In cases of doubt, the spelling orthodoxy of Webster's third new international dictionary will be adhered to.

Scientific Names: Proper names of bacteria should be binomial and should be singly underlined on the typescript. The full proper name (e.g., Streptococcus sanguis) must be given upon first mention. The generic name may be abbreviated thereafter with the first letter of the genus (e.g., S. sanguis). If abbreviation of the generic name could cause confusion, the full name should be used. If the vernacular form of a genus name (e.g., streptococci) is used, the first letter of the vernacular name is not capitalised and the name is not underlined. Use of two letters of the genus (e.g., Ps. for Peptostreptococcus) is incorrect, even though it might avoid ambiguity. With regard to drugs, generic names should be used instead of proprietary names. If a proprietary name is used, it must be attached when the term is first used.

5.2. Structure
All manuscripts submitted to Clinical Oral Implants Research should include Title Page, Abstract, Main Text and Acknowledgements, Tables, Figures and Figure Legends as appropriate.

Title Page: should contain the title of the article, full name(s) of the authors (no more than 6) and institutional affiliation(s), a running title not exceeding 60 letters and spaces, and the name, telephone and fax numbers, email and complete mailing address of the author responsible for correspondence. The author must list appropriate key words for indexing purposes.

Abstract: should not to exceed 250 words. This should be structured into: objectives, material and methods, results, conclusions, and no other information.

Main Text of Original Research Article should include Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion. 

Introduction: Summarise the rationale and purpose of the study, giving only strictly pertinent references. Do not review existing literature extensively. State clearly the working hypothesis.

Material and Methods: Material and methods should be presented in sufficient detail to allow confirmation of the observations. Published methods should be referenced and discussed only briefly, unless modifications have been made. Indicate the statistical methods used, if applicable.

Results: Present your results in a logical sequence in the text, tables, and illustrations. Do not repeat in the text all data in the tables and illustrations. The important observations should be emphasised.

Discussion: Summarise the findings without repeating in detail the data given in the Results section. Relate your observations to other relevant studies and point out the implications of the findings and their limitations. Cite other relevant studies.

Main Text of Short Communications: Short communications are limited to two printed pages including illustrations and references and need not follow the usual division into material and methods, etc., but should have an abstract.

Acknowledgements: Acknowledge only persons who have made substantive contributions to the study. Authors are responsible for obtaining written permission from everyone acknowledged by name because readers may infer their endorsement of the data and conclusions. Sources of financial support should be acknowledged.

5.3. References
References should quote the last name(s) of the author(s) and the year of publication (Black & Miller 1988). Three or more authors should always be referred to as, for example, (Fox et al. 1977).
A list of references should be given at the end of the paper and should follow the recommendations in Units, symbols and abbreviations: a guide for biological and medical editors and authors (1988), p. 52, London: The Royal Society of Medicine.

a) The arrangement of the references should be alphabetical by author's surname.

b) The order of the items in each reference should be:
(i) for journal references:
name(s) of author(s), year, title of paper, title of journal, volume number, first and last page numbers.
(ii) for book references:
name(s) of author(s), year, title of book, edition, volume, chapter and/ or page number, town of publication, publisher.

c) Author's names should be arranged thus: Daniels, J.A., Kelly, R.A. & Til, T.C.
Note the use of the ampersand and omission of comma before it. Author's names when repeated in the next reference are always spelled out in full.

d) The year of publication should be surrounded by parentheses: (1966).

c) The title of the paper should be included, without quotation marks.

f) The journal title should be written in full, italicised, and followed by volume number in bold type, and page numbers.
Examples:
Tonetti, M. S., Schmid, J., Hämmerle,C. H. & Lang, N. P. (1993) Intraepithelial antigen-presenting cells in the keratinized mucosa around teeth and osseointegrated implants. Clinical Oral Implants Research 4: 177-186.
Poole, B., Ohkuma, S. & Warburton, M. (1978) Some aspects of the intracellular breakdown of erogenous and endogenous proteins. In: Segal, H.S. & Doyle, D.J., eds. Protein turnover and lysosome function, 1st edition, p. 43. New York: Academic Press.

We recommend the use of a tool such as Reference Manager for reference management and formatting. Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here: www.refman.com/support/rmstyles.asp

5.4. Tables, Figures and Figure Legends

Tables: Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Type each table on a separate sheet, with titles making them self-explanatory. Due regard should be given to the proportions of the printed page.

Figures: All figures should clarify the text and their number should be kept to a minimum. Details must be large enough to retain their clarity after reduction in size. Illustrations should preferably fill a single-column width (81 mm) after reduction, although in exceptional cases 120mm (double-column) and 168 mm (full page) widths will be accepted. Micrographs should be designed to be reproduced without reduction, and they should be dressed directly on the micrograph with a linear size scale, arrows, and other designators as needed. Each figure should have a legend

Preparation of Electronic Figures for Publication: Although low quality images are adequate for review purposes, print publication requires high quality images to prevent the final product being blurred or fuzzy. Submit EPS (lineart) or TIFF (halftone/photographs) files only. MS PowerPoint and Word Graphics are unsuitable for printed pictures. Do not use pixel-oriented programmes. Scans (TIFF only) should have a resolution of 300 dpi (halftone) or 600 to 1200 dpi (line drawings) in relation to the reproduction size (see below). EPS files should be saved with fonts embedded (and with a TIFF preview if possible). For scanned images, the scanning resolution (at final image size) should be as follows to ensure good reproduction: lineart:  >600 dpi; half-tones (including gel photographs): >300 dpi; figures containing both halftone and line images: >600 dpi.

Further information can be obtained at Wiley-Blackwell’s guidelines for figures: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/illustration.asp

Check your electronic artwork before submitting it: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/eachecklist.asp


Permissions: If all or parts of previously published illustrations are used, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder concerned. It is the author's responsibility to obtain these in writing and provide copies to the Publishers.

6. AFTER ACCEPTANCE

Upon acceptance of a paper for publication, the manuscript will be forwarded to the Production Editor who is responsible for the production of the journal.

6.1 Proof Corrections
The corresponding author will receive an email alert containing a link to a web site.  A working email address must therefore be provided for the corresponding author.  The proof can be downloaded as a PDF (portable document format) file from this site. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read this file. This software can be downloaded (free of charge) from the following Web site: www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html . This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen, and printed out in order for any corrections to be added. Further instructions will be sent with the proof. Hard copy proofs will be posted if no e-mail address is available; in your absence, please arrange for a colleague to access your e-mail to retrieve the proofs. Proofs must be returned to the Production Editor within three days of receipt.

Excessive changes made by the author in the proofs, excluding typesetting errors, will be charged separately. Other than in exceptional circumstances, all illustrations are retained by the publisher. Please note that the author is responsible for all statements made in his work, including changes made by the copy editor.

Articles should not normally exceed 10 printed pages, including illustrations and references. Additional pages will be charged to the author(s) at the rate of USD 160 per page.

6.2 Early View (Publication Prior to Print)
Clinical Oral Implants Research is covered by Wiley-Blackwell's Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors' final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. The nature of Early View articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so Early View articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.

6.3 Author Services
Online production tracking is available for your article through Wiley-Blackwell's Author Services. Author Services enables authors to track their article - once it has been accepted - through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/ for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including

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