Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research

Cover image for Vol. 18 Issue 2

Edited By: William Becker, Tucson, Arizona and Lars Sennerby, Gothenburg University

Impact Factor: 3.589

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 7/88 (Dentistry Oral Surgery & Medicine)

Online ISSN: 1708-8208

Author Guidelines

Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research welcomes authors to submit original articles and review articles relating to research, clinical studies, and practical applications of methods and materials relating to dental implants. Related research, including original case reports and short communications, will be considered for publication if it offers a unique perspective that has not previously been introduced into the literature. We welcome the opportunity to provide timely supplements or special issues relating to new technology or treatment.

NOTE: Due to extensive print publication backlog (approximately 1.5 to 2 years) we have had to make significant changes to journal procedures.

Effective June 15, 2015 (all new submissions): Articles exceeding 7 published pages (including figures and tables) are subject to a mandatory charge of $100.00 per additional page. Page charges are not assessed until after a manuscript is accepted, and payment is not a factor in the review process. For guidance purposes, one published page amounts to approximately 5,500 characters. Text should be reduced if figures/tables are included within the 7 pages. If authors are unable to pay additional page fees they will need to reduce the length of their articles. Where applicable, the corresponding author will receive a page charge form to complete and return with the article proof.

Effective May 2015: Priority of papers submitted for review and ultimate acceptance are:

1st Priority: Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials With Minimal Follow-up of 1Year; Limited to 4 Authors
2nd Priority: Prospective Clinical Trials Demonstrating a New Procedure, Technique or Innovation; Limited to 4 authors and minimum of 30 patients
3rd Priority: Long term evaluation of patient treatment, survival rates, radiographic, measurements, identification of all treated patients, examined, for example number of patients deceased, could not be located, etc. and effect on survival and success rates. Limited to 4 authors.
4th Priority: Case Series demonstrating a new technique, new materials evaluated. Minimum 10 patients, histology acceptable. Limited to 3 authors, 1 year follow-up.

CID will not review submissions with more than 6 authors unless you receive prior approval from the editors and can justify the inclusion of all authors. All authors must meet all of the requirements for authorship as described by ICMJE. Animal Studies with more than 4 authors will not be reviewed.

We will also consider In Vitro papers, Systematic Reviews, and Case Reports the lowest priority for review and publication. Most of these submissions will be rejected without review. We hope to be able to accept these kinds of papers again in the future.

Authors may also want to consider submitting their research to one of our related Open Access journals, Clinical Case Reports or Clinical and Experimental Dental Research.

Clinical Case Reports aims to publish cases which illustrate the use of important systematic reviews. More information about Clinical Case Reports available here: Clinical Case Reports

Clinical and Experimental Dental Research is a peer-reviewed, open access journal publishing original clinical, diagnostic or experimental research in all fields of oral medicine and dentistry.
More information about Clinical and Experiemental Dental Research available here: Clinical and Experimental Dental Research

Peer Review Process: All submissions receive an initial review by the editorial office and the editors to determine if they are appropriate to send out for peer review. Authors will typically be notified within 2 weeks if their manuscript will not be sent out for review. Manuscripts that pass the initial review will be reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers. Reviewer selection takes an average of 2 weeks. Once assigned, reviewers are given 30 days to complete their reviews.

Please Note: Final decisions are based on urgency of publication, interest to readers, significance relating to other papers on the same subject and ability to publish within a relatively short time interval. A very great number of manuscripts are submitted to Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research and many are of good quality. We are not able, however, to publish them all and must select those that our reviewers deem consistently excellent.

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 Implant Dentistry and Related Research. Authors are encouraged to visit Wiley-Blackwell Author Services for further information on the preparation and submission of articles and figures.

General questions about the submission or peer review process can be directed to the editorial office:

Questions about a submission from North America, South America, and Asia should be addressed to:

William Becker, DDS, MSD, ODhc Editor-in-Chief
Wilmot Dental Center
801 North Wilmot, Suite B-2
Tucson, AZ 85711 USA
Tel: (520) 745- 5558
Fax: (520) 745-9966

Questions about a submission from Europe, Australia, and Africa should be addressed to:

Lars Sennerby, DDS, PhD Editor-in-Chief
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Institute of Odontology
Sahlgrenska Academy
University of Gothenburg
PO Box 450
SE 405 30
Gothenburg, Sweden
Tel: 46 31 7732950
Fax: 46 31 7732941


Manuscripts should be submitted electronically via the online submission site Manuscript Central
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.
NOTE: CID will no longer accept or review submissions with more than 6 authors unless you receive prior approval from the editors and can justify the inclusion of all authors. All authors must meet all of the requirements for authorship as described by ICMJE (see Author contribution section below).

The Corresponding Author and all co-authors listed on the manuscript title page must submit a conflict of interest form before publication.
The form is available here: Conflict of Interest
The form can be submitted anytime during the peer review process. Please note: accepted manuscripts will not be submitted to production for publication until all forms are received.
You have two options for completing the form:
1. If you have Adobe Reader XI, you can complete the form electronically and then save a copy. You can upload each author's form with your submission files or email the forms separately to
2. You can print out the form and then scan and email the completed form to

Guidelines for reporting conflicts of interest are available here: ICMJE

Please Note: If you are submiting a revised manuscript, please make sure all changes are underlined or highlighted in blue or yellow in the manuscript document.

Title Page (first page): The title page must include each author's full name, highest degrees, job title, and academic affiliations. A corresponding author must be designated, with name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address. Please also include a conflict of interest statement for all authors. (If authors have no conflict of interest relevant to the content of the submission, please state "no conflict of interest").

Author Contributions: All manuscripts must include a short description of each authors' contribution on the title page. (Examples of categories for authors' contributions: Concept/Design, Data analysis/interpretation, Drafting article, Critical revision of article, Approval of article, Statistics, Funding secured by, Data collection, Other.)

Credit for authorship should be based on: [1] substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND [2] drafting the paper or revising it critically; AND [3] final approval of the version to be published; AND [4] agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any parts of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. Authors should meet all FOUR criteria.

Non-Author Contributors: Contributors who meet fewer than all 4 of the above criteria for authorship should not be listed as authors, but they should be acknowledged. Examples of activities that alone (without other contributions) do not qualify a contributor for authorship are: acquisition of funding; general supervision of a research group or general administrative support; and writing assistance, technical editing, language editing, and proofreading. Those whose contributions do not justify authorship may be acknowledged individually or together as a group and their contributions should be specified (e.g., “served as scientific advisors,” “critically reviewed the study proposal,” “collected data,” “provided and cared for study patients”, “participated in writing or technical editing of the manuscript”).

Please visit the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors website for more information:ICMJE

Abstract (second page): A structured abstract of 150-200 words must be provided; should stand alone as an accurate summary of the paper; and should include the headings: Background, Purpose, Materials and Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Footnotes and references are not used in the abstract.

References: References must be listed, double-spaced, in consecutive numerical order (the order of citation in the manuscript, not alphabetically). All references must be cited in text or tables by superscript numbers. References to journal articles must include: (1) author(s) name(s) with initials (list all authors up to six; otherwise, list three authors followed by et al.); (2) article title; (3) journal title as abbreviated in Index Medicus; (4) year of publication; (5) volume number; and (6) opening and closing page numbers. (e.g., Scherer W, Boylan R, Bhatt S. Vital bleaching agents and oral antiseptic: effect on anaerobic bacteria. J Esthet Dent 1992; 4:82-85.)

References to books should include: (1) author(s) name(s) with initials; (2) title of chapter (if applicable); (3) editor(s) name(s) with initials; (4) title of book and edition; (5) place of publication; (6) publisher; (7) year of publication; and (8) opening and closing page numbers. (e.g., Wright JM, Taylor PP. Infections of the oral cavity. In: Nelson JD, ed. Current therapy in pediatric infectious disease-2. Philadelphia: BC Decker, 1988:23 27.) The author is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the references and for their correct citation.

Tables: Each table should be typed on a separate page with its caption. Ensure that each table is cited in the text, number tables consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text, and provide a brief title for each. Give each column a brief, descriptive heading. Each table should contain all necessary information in order that it may stand alone, independent of text, and no table should contain data that could be included in the text in several sentences.

Illustration Preparation: Submit one set of original illustrations in electronic form only. Do not send glossy prints or images embedded in word processing files. Color photographs must be saved in CMYK as TIF or JPG files at 300dpi at 5inches (12.5cm) in width. Black and white photographs must be saved in greyscale as TIF files at 300dpi at 5 inches (12.5cm) in width. Line drawings can be prepared in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Adobe Illustrator but without embedded images from other sources. Existing line drawings must be scanned at 1200dpi at a minimum of 12.5cm (5in) in width and saved as EPS files (flow charts must not exceed 7 inches [18cm] in width). Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research is a full color publication.

Permissions: Illustrations, tables, etc. that have previously appeared elsewhere must be submitted with a legal release from the holder of their copyrights, usually the publisher. The author is responsible for obtaining all necessary permissions.

Photographs of People. Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research (CIDRR) follows current HIPAA guidelines for the protection of patient/subject privacy. If an individual pictured in a digital image or photograph can be identified, his or her permission is required to publish the image. The corresponding author may submit a letter signed by the patient authorizing CIDRR to publish the image/photo. Or, a form provided by CIDRR (available here Permissions Form or by clicking the Instructions & Forms link in Manuscript Central) may be downloaded for your use. This approval must be received by the Editorial Office prior to final acceptance of the manuscript for publication. Otherwise, the image/photo must be altered such that the individual cannot be identified (black bars over eyes, etc).

Ethics Guidelines

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 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. Editors 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.

Conflict of Interest: Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related 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.

Plagiarism: CIDRR employs a plagiarism detection system. By submitting your manuscript to this journal you accept that your manuscript may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works. Plagiarism is any instance where another person's, or one's own previously published, thoughts, words, or ideas are used without appropriate attribution.

Clinical Trials: Clinical trials should be reported using the CONSORT guidelines available at A CONSORT checklist should also be included in the submission material.

License Agreement and OnlineOpen: 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.

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 License 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 and visit Open Access

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: Funder Statement.

Proofs and Reprints: Page proofs are sent to the corresponding author for proofreading text, tables, legends, and references. Important factual changes and printer errors are the only allowable corrections. Extensive changes should be avoided as they delay publication of the article. Reprint prices and order forms will accompany proofs. Orders should be returned to the publisher at the time proofs are returned. Each lead author will receive a free PDF of their article.

Early View Publication Prior to Print: Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related 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.

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 Author Services for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.