Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry

Cover image for Vol. 26 Issue 2

Edited By: Harald O. Heymann, University of North Carolina

Impact Factor: 0.957

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 58/83 (Dentistry Oral Surgery & Medicine)

Online ISSN: 1708-8240

Author Guidelines

Information for Authors

Editorial Office Contact Information

Dr. Harald Heymann – Editor in Chief
Department of Operative Dentistry
University of North Carolina
CB#7450, 302 Brauer Hall
Chapel Hill, NC, USA 27599-7450

Betty Cates – Editorial Assistant
Phone: (919) 537-3438
Fax: (919) 537-3990


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Manuscript Types Accepted
Original Research Articles are related to laboratory research or clinical research.

Clinical Technique Articles describe significant achievements and improvements in clinical practice such as comprehensive interdisciplinary dental treatment, introduction of new technology or practical approaches to recognized clinical challenges. They should conform to the highest scientific and clinical practice standards with supporting references where indicated.

Case Reports must represent new or novel approaches to dealing with specific clinical problems. Proper qualifying and/or disclaiming statements should be included if inadequate research is available to validate the techniques being presented.

Review Articles may be submitted independently or invited by the Editor and include systematic literature reviews of topics related to esthetic and restorative dentistry, as well as more general, comprehensive reviews or updates of a given topic.

General Guidelines

Product trade names cited in the text must be accompanied by a generic term, and followed by the manufacturer, city, and state/country in parentheses. References in the text and figure legends to teeth illustrated in a figure should be identified by name (eg, upper right central incisor), not by number. The manuscripts submitted to the Journal must be written in appropriate English. It is the author's responsibility to ensure this by either having sufficient English language skills or by obtaining the services of an English-as-second-language expert.

The same general headings and sections should be used in the articles as used in the abstract. See below for the specific headings and sections indicated for the various types of articles.

Title Page The title page must include all authors' full names, academic degrees, and institutional affiliations and locations. If the manuscript was originally presented as part of a meeting, please state the name, date, and location of the meeting. Sources of support in the form of grants, equipment, products, drugs, or all of these must be disclosed. A corresponding author must be designated and full details of the correspondent's address provided: name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address. Unless specified otherwise, the corresponding author's address also will be used for reprint requests.

Abstract A structured abstract of no more than 250 words must be provided for each article. Footnotes, references, and abbreviations are not used in the abstract. For original research articles, the abstract should include the following headings and sections: (1) Objective. This section includes a statement of the problem and the purpose of the study, (2) Materials and Methods. This section should include materials, methods and statistical analyses employed in the study. (3) Results. (4) Conclusions.
For clinical technique articles and case reports, the abstract should include the following headings and sections: (1) Objective. This section includes a statement of the problem and a general description of the topic or treatment to be addressed. (2) Clinical Considerations. This section should include a brief description of the clinical materials and techniques employed. (3) Conclusions.

Forsystematic literature review articles, the abstract should include the following headings and sections: (1) Objective. This section should include a statement of the topic to be reviewed and a description of the search strategy of relevant literature (search terms and databases), (2) Materials and Methods. This section should contain inclusion criteria (language, type of studies i.e. randomized controlled trial or other, duration of studies and chosen endpoints). (3) Results. This section should include evaluation of papers and level of evidence. (4) Conclusions.

For general review articles the abstract should include the following headings and sections: (1) Objective. This section should include a statement of the topic to be reviewed. (2) Overview. This section should include a brief summary of the findings of the review. (3) Conclusions.

Clinical Significance In a few sentences, please indicate the clinical importance and implications of the research or clinical technique discussed, and if applicable, its relevance to esthetic dentistry.

References References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text, and listed at the end of the text in numeric, not alphabetic, order. Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals in superscript. References cited only in tables or figure legends should be numbered subsequent to the numbering of references cited in the text. Unpublished sources, such as manuscripts in preparation and personal communications, are not acceptable as references. Only sources cited in the text should appear in the reference list. List all authors when four or fewer; when more than four, list the first three and add "et al."


Journal Articles
Donnelly PV, Miller C, Ciardullo T, et al. Occlusion and its role in esthetics. J Esthet Dent 1996; 8:111-8.

Hickey JC, Zarb GA. Boucher's prosthodontic treatment for edentulous patients. 9th ed. St. Louis (MO): CV Mosby; 1985.

Type or print out each table with double spacing on a separate page. 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. No table should contain data that could be included in the text in several sentences.

Images must be submitted electronically according to the following specifications:
• COLOR photographs should be saved as TIF files in CMYK at a minimum of 12.5 cm (5 in.) in width at 300 dpi.
• BLACK AND WHITE photographs should be saved as TIF files in grayscale at a minimum of 12.5 cm (5 in.) in width at 300 dpi.
• Line drawings should be prepared in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint, or in Adobe Illustrator without embedded images from other sources. Existing line drawings should be scanned at 1,200 dpi at a minimum of 12.5 cm (5 in.) in width and saved as EPS files.
• All images must be labeled clearly in consecutive order with the figure number and part. Hard copies of images are no longer accepted. Photomicrographs must feature internal scale markers. Symbols, arrows, or letters used in these should contrast with the background. Original magnification must be provided.

Figure reproduction cannot improve on the quality of the originals. It does not correct the exposure, sharpen the focus, or improve the contrast of the original print. Any special instructions about sizing, placement, or color should be clearly noted. Electronic submissions are not returned to the authors. Figure legends must be numbered to correspond with the figures and typed or printed on a separate page. Symbols, arrows, or letters used to identify parts of the illustration must be explained clearly in the legend. If a figure has been previously published, the legend must acknowledge the original source.

Written permission must be obtained for material that has been published in copyrighted material; this includes tables, figures, and quoted text that exceeds 150 words.

Photographs of People
The Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry 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 the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry to publish the image/photo. Or, a form provided by the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry (available by clicking the "Instructions and 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).

Manipulation of Digital Photos
Authors should be aware that the Journal considers digital images to be data. Hence, digital images submitted should contain the same data as the original image captured. Any manipulation using graphical software should be identified in either the Disclosure and Acknowledgements section or the caption of the photo itself. Identification of manipulation should include both the name of the software and the techniques used to enhance or change the graphic in any way. Such a disclaimer ensures that the methods are repeatable and ensures the scientific integrity of the work.

No specific feature within an image may be enhanced, obscured, moved, removed, or introduced. The grouping of images from different SEMS, different teeth, or the mouths of different patients must be made explicit by the arrangement of the figure (i.e., by using dividing lines) and in the text of the figure legend. Adjustments of brightness, contrast, or color balance are acceptable if they are applied to the whole image and as long as they do not obscure, eliminate, or misrepresent any information present in the original, including backgrounds.

The removal of artifacts or any non-integral data held in the image is not allowed. For instance, removal of papillae or "cleaning up" of saliva bubbles is not allowed.

Cases of deliberate misrepresentation of data will result in rejection of a manuscript, or if the misrepresentation is discovered after a manuscript's acceptance, revocation of acceptance, and the incident will be reported to the corresponding author's home institution or funding agency.

Please provide any information you wish to include acknowledging contributions from individuals such as for statistical support, labwork, etc. Also it is imperative that you provide a disclosure statement if you have any financial interest in any of the companies whose products or devices are included in the paper. If no financial interest exists, the following statement must be used: "The authors do not have any financial interest in the companies whose materials are included in this article."

• Letter of submission
• An electronic copy of the manuscript (typed, double-spaced), which includes:
•Title page - (1) title of article; (2) full name, academic degrees/affiliations of authors; (3) name, address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail of corresponding author
• Abstract
• Article proper (clinical or research)
• References (on separate sheet)
• Tables (on separate sheets)
• Legends (on separate sheet)
• Illustrations properly labeled
• Signed permissions and patient releases
• Disclosure Statement

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