Author Guidelines


MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

Online submission system

Online submission system of Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry guides authors to submit their articles. The online submission system allows authors to track the status of their own manuscripts. Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry requires the all authors to provide an ORCID iD when submitting their manuscript. Complete instructions for submitting a manuscript is available online and below. Further assistance can be obtained from the Editorial Office, info@contemppediatrdent.org.

Presubmission

Please follow the following steps to submit an article. Please launch your web browser and go to the journal’s online submission site: https://contemppediatrdent.org/dashboard/
• Login 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, Please follow the required steps given by the system.

  • If you have an account but have forgotten your log-in details, go to Forgot Password on the journals online submission system and enter your e-mail address. The system will send you an automatic e-mail.
  • Login and select “Author Dashboard”.

Submission

Please follow the required steps directed into system to submit article.

Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry uses double-blind review, which means the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. To facilitate this, please include the Title Page and Main Text files separately. Please also note that:

Authors are obligated to upload at least 4 required files for submission as follows:

A) Cover Letter

B) Title Page

C) Main Text ( without any author identifiers and structured as including Title, Running Title, Abstract, Keywords, Highlights of study, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, References, Tables and Figures with their legends); 

D) Authorship statement, Copyright Transfer, Financial Disclosure, and Acknowledgement Permission Form (ACFAP form; can be downloaded from journal’s website: https://contemppediatrdent.org/submission-forms/).

More details for each file are given below.

E) Supplementary files (e.g. ethics approval, language editing certificate etc.) can also be uploaded.

Submission checklist

Authors should be sure about the following notes before submitting an article:

  • The manuscript fits to the Author Guidelines of the journal
  • All files are in the correct file format and of the appropriate resolution or size
  • Text have adequate language requirements
  • You have contact information for all authors
  • You have written a persuasive cover letter
  • You have uploaded the required files ( Cover Letter, Title Page, Main Text, and Authorship statement, Copyright Transfer, Financial Disclosure, and Acknowledgement Permission Form)
  • You have blinded Main Text as excluding any Author identifiers ( name, institute etc.)

Confirmation of Submission

After submission, you should receive an email to confirm receipt of your manuscript within 3 days. If you do not receive the confirmation email within 3 days, please check your email address carefully in the system. If the email address is correct, please check SPAM folder or contact to Editorial Office, info@contemppediatrdent.org. This error may be caused by some sort of spam filtering on your email server.


Review Process

Double-blind review

Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry performs double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the Editor-in-Chief for suitability for the journal in terms of scope, originality, ethics, and technical format. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor-in-Chief‘s responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final. For more details, please see journal’s peer review policy via: https://contemppediatrdent.org/peer-review-policy/

Editor-in-Chief is the only responsible for final decision and will be returned to the corresponding author via e-mail.

Manuscript Status

You can access submission system any time to check your ‘Author Dashboard’ for the status of your manuscript. You will be informed by e-mail once a decision has been made.

Submission of Revised Manuscripts

Revised manuscripts must be uploaded within 21 days of authors being notified of a Revision Required decision respectively. Access submission system to submit your revised manuscript. Revised manuscripts must show changes to the text in red colored font. Please do NOT use track changes for this. Prepare and submit a separate “Response to reviewers” document, in which you address EACH of the points raised by the reviewers.

Editorial Board Submissions

Manuscripts authored or co-authored by the Editor-in-Chief or by members of the Editorial Board are evaluated using the same criteria determined for all other submitted manuscripts. The process is handled confidentially and measures are taken to avoid real or reasonably perceived conflicts of interest.


MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

Format and Style: Journal’s language is English. However, both British and American spelling conventions are acceptable. Authors for whom English is a second language should get professional help before submission to make sure the English is of high quality. Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry strongly encourages Authors to help seek for professional editing before submission

Length: There is no limit for words. However, articles should be limited to a total number of 10 for Tables and Figures.

Accepted Files: Manuscripts should be uploaded as Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) files (not write-protected) including Figure files. For the latter, JPG, JPEG, PNG files are acceptable for submission, but only high-resolution TIF or EPS files are suitable for printing. Tables should be done in Word rather than in Excel. Manuscripts should be formatted as described in the Author Guidelines.

Font: All submissions must be using a standard 12-point font size, and in the Times Roman font.

Layout and Spacing: Manuscript text should 1.5 spaced and in single column.

Page Size and Numbers: All pages should have a 1” margin on all sides in an A4 page size and have page numbers at bottom.

Headings: Please limit manuscript sections and subheadings to 3 levels. Make sure heading levels are clearly indicated in the manuscript text. The first level must include the Main Text Parts and all letters must be all capital and bold. Second level subheadings must be bold and initial letters of each word must only be capital. Third level subheadings must be only italic and non-bold and initial letters of each word must only be capital.

Reference Style:Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry uses the reference style outlined by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Some example formats are listed below. For more detailed additional examples are shown in the ICMJE sample references.

Abbreviations, Symbols and Nomenclature: Terms and names to be referred to in the form of abbreviations or acronyms must be given in full when first mentioned.

Units: SI units should be used throughout. If non-SI units must be quoted, the SI equivalent must immediately follow in parentheses.

Structure 

All manuscripts submitted to Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry should follow the structure guidelines and have submission files below.

Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry uses double-blind review, which means the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. To facilitate this, please include the Title Page and Main Text files separately. Please also note that:

Authors are obligated to upload at least 4 required files for submission as follows:

A) Cover Letter

B) Title Page

C) Main Text ( without any author identifiers and structured as including Title, Running Title, Abstract, Keywords, Highlights of study, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, References, Tables and Figures with their legends);

D) Authorship statement, Copyright Transfer, Financial Disclosure, and Acknowledgement Permission Form (ACFAP form; can be downloaded from journal’s website: https://contemppediatrdent.org/submission-forms/).

More details for each file are given below.

E) Supplementary files (e.g. ethics approval, language editing certificate etc.) can also be uploaded.

Required Submission Files

A) Cover Letter: You must upload a cover letter as a separate file in the online system. The cover letter should include the following information:

  • Summarize the study’s contribution to the scientific literature
  • Relate the study to previously published work
  • Specify the type of article
  • Suggest appropriate potential Reviewers ( name, institute and e-mail addresses)
  • List any opposed reviewers

B) Title page: Title Page should be uploaded as a separate file from Main Text. The Title page should contain the following parts:

  • Article type
  • Title of paper: Please provide a brief, concise and informative title. A title is often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid any abbreviations and formulae where
  • Running title: Please provide a brief running title not exceeding 80 characters.
  • Author List: All authors must meet the criteria for authorship as outlined in the Authorship Policy. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author with academic degrees  and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present all authors’ affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower- case superscript letter immediately after the author’s name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the ORCID IDs and full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.
  • Corresponding author: Name, address, telephone, fax and e-mail
  • Keywords: 3 to 6 according to Medical Subject Headings MESH.
  • Conflict of Interest Statement
  • Funding
  • Ethics Statement
  • Other Acknowledgements (e.g. congress presentation, thesis, special thanks etc.)

C) Main Text (without author identifier)

All manuscripts submitted to Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry should follow the structure of Main Text as follows:

Title

Please provide a brief, concise and informative title.Titles is often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid any abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Running title

Please provide a brief running title not exceeding 60 characters.

Abstract

Word limit for abstracts of submitted articles is 300. Abstract should be presented under the structured subheadings. These subheadings should appear in the text of the abstract. Please repeat the title of the article at the top of the abstract page. The structured abstract format is as follow:

     Original research articles: Aim; Methods; Results; Conclusions.

     Reviews and Case Reports:  Provide a short, non-structured, 1-paragraph abstract that briefly summarizes the study.

Keywords:

3 to 6 keywords are acceptable and keywords must be according to Medical Subject Headings MESH.  Please separate keywords with comma and initial letters of each keyword must be capital (e.g. Dental Anxiety, Performance Anxiety).

Highlights of study

Please include a 3-itemHighlights of study‘ statement which should appear at the end of the abstract and advising readers of the “rationale and clinical importance”, “main conclusion”, and “implication of their work”. Highlights of study” should include 3 bullet points (maximum 200 characters, including spaces, per bullet point).

Introduction

The introduction must be presented in a structured format, covering the following subjects, although not under subheadings: definition and background of problem, brief literature review, rationale of the study, and hypotheses and aims. Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry encourages the authors to write the final paragraph of the introduction as clearly stating the aims and/hypotheses (e.g. null or a priori) of the study.

Methods

Methods should contain sufficient detail such that, in combination with the references cited, all studies reported can be fully reproduced. As a condition of publication, authors are required to make materials and methods used freely available to other academic researchers for their own use. Final paragraph of Methods should be “Statistical Analysis”. Statistical methods should be described with enough detail to enable a knowledgeable reader with access to the original data to verify the reported results. When possible, findings should be quantified and appropriate measures of error or uncertainty (such as confidence intervals) given. Details about eligibility criteria for subjects, randomization and the number of observations should be included. The computer software and the statistical method(s) used should be specified with references to standard works when possible (with pages specified). See http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/manuscript-preparation/ for more detailed guidelines.

Results

Authors should not repeat Table data in that Results text; instead, draw the reader’s attention to the highlights/important parts of the Table.

Discussion

Authors should give a brief conclusion and a comment on the potential clinical program or policy relevance of the findings. Statements and interpretation of the data should be appropriately supported by original references. You should not duplicate to present findings already given in Results or Tables.

Conclusions

Briefly describe the results of the experiments, the interpretation of these results, and the conclusions that can be drawn.

References

  • Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry uses the reference style outlined by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Example formats are listed below. For more details, please check the ICMJE sample references and  some examples shown in below.
  • Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry encourages reference to the original research articles rather than to books. Authors should therefore keep citations of book to the absolute minimum. Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry encourages citing papers indexed in well-known and respeceted international databases (e.g Web of Science, PubMed, Scopus).
  • It is highly recommended to use of a tool such as EndNote or Reference Manager for reference management and formatting. The EndNote reference style can be obtained upon request to the Editorial Office (info@contemppediatrdent.org).
  • The list of references should begin on a fresh page in the manuscript. All references should be numbered consecutively in order of appearance and should be as complete as possible.

Citation in text

  • Citations should cite references in consecutive order using Arabic superscript numerals after punctuation marks. Please add reference number just after terms like “et al.” or “previous studies” rather than end of statement. Sample references follow:
  • “Dental anxiety has multifactorial etiology.1, 2 It has high prevalence worldwide.2,4-7
  • “Buldur et al.19 stated that……” “Previous studies3, 9-15 reported that……….”

Reference List

All references should be brought together at the end of the paper in numerical order and should be in the following form. Sample references follow:

Published Article in Issue

                Format

Author(s). Article title. Journal Name (abbreviated) Year; Volume:Page range

                Example

1.Buldur B, Kapdan A. Comparison of the Antimicrobial Efficacy of the EndoVac System and Conventional Needle Irrigation in Primary Molar Root Canals. J Clin Pediatr Dent 2017;41: 284-288

Published online first with DOI

                Format

Author(s). Article title. Journal Name (abbreviated) Year Month Day. Doi

                Example

2. Buldur B. Pathways between parental and individual determinants of dental caries and dental visit behaviours among children: Validation of a new conceptual model. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2020 April 02. Doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12530

Book

                Format

Author(s). Title. Edition. Place of publication: Publisher; Year

                Example

3. Johnson C, Anderson S, Dallimore J, Winser S, Warrell D, Imray C, Moore J. Oxford handbook of expedition and wilderness medicine. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015

Book Chapter

                Format:

Author(s). Title of chapter. In: Editor(s), editors. Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher; Year. p. Page range

                Example

4. Darden L. Mechanisms and models. In: Hull DL, Ruse M, editors. The Cambridge companion to the philosophy of biology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2008. p.139–159

Website

                Format

Author(s). Title [Internet] Year [cited Date]. Available from: URL

      Example

5. Cancer Research UK. Current research into breast cancer [Internet] 2020 [cited 2020 Feb 14]. Available from: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/our-research/our-research-by-cancer-type/our-research-into-breast-cancer/current-breast-cancer-research

Figures and Tables

Tables

  • Include Tables into the Main Text. DO NOT submit your tables in separate files. The authors should cite tables in ascending numeric order at first appearance in the manuscript file.
  • Please cite the table(s) in the text of the manuscript (e.g. “Table 1” “Table 2 and 3.”)
  • Table captions must be inserted before the related Table in the end of the manuscript. ( e.g. Table 1. Distribution of extracted teeth according to sex.)
  • DO NOT use vertical lines in Table if not so necessary. Avoid using too much lines and spaces instead of tabs.
  • Tables should NOT contain any color or specific format if not necessary.

Figures

  • All graphs, drawings, and photographs are considered Figures and they should be saved as JPEG, JPG, PNG or TIFF.
  • Include Figures into the Main Text. DO NOT submit your Figures in separate files. Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry reserves right to contact to you get original Figure file if necessary.
  • The authors should cite figures in ascending numeric order at first appearance in the manuscript file.
  • Please cite the Figure(s) as abbreviated in the text of the manuscript (e.g. “Fig 1” “Fig 2 and 3.”)
  • Figure captions must be inserted following the related Figure in the end of the manuscript. ( e.g. Figure 1. Distribution of extracted teeth according to age.)
  • Figures should be planned to fit the proportions of the printed page (width 17 cm) or one column (width 8 cm) and be legible at this size.
  • Color and black-and-white photographs should be created and saved at a minimum of 300 dots per inch (dpi).
  • If all or parts of previously published illustrations are used, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder concerned. It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to obtain these in writing and provide copies to the journal.
  • Special issues: Larger papers, monographs, and conference proceedings may be published as special issues of the journal. Further information can be obtained from the Editor-in-Chief.

*D) Authorship statement, Copyright Transfer, Financial Disclosure, and Acknowledgement Permission Form (ACFAP form: https://contemppediatrdent.org/submission-forms/)

This form should be uploaded during the submission process. Please visit journal’s website to download this form.

Supplementary Submission Files

Supplementary files (e.g. ethics approval, language editing certificate etc.) can also be uploaded.


PUBLISHING PROCESS

Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry (Contemp Pediatr Dent) is an international, scientific, open access, online-only publication. The journal is published in three times in every year (April, August, and December), and its publication language is English. Articles published in this journal are evaluated in a double-blind review process. The journal does not have article processing charges or article submission charges.

Once a manuscript is accepted for publication, the manuscript will be forwarded to the Production Editor, who is responsible for the production of the Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry. Production tracking is performed by the Production Editor of Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry. Production Editor contacts the corresponding author via email. For any concerns; authors should contact the Production Editor (info@contemppediatrdent.org).

When proofs are ready, the corresponding author will receive an email, where they will find a PDF of page proofs and proofreading instructions. Authors should carefully check the galley proof. Authors should respond the email within 48 hours with annotated proof corrections. Authors should require Acrobat Reader read and make corrections on galley proof this file. Authors are strongly advised to check the proof very carefully and correct typesetting errors. Excessive changes made by the author in the proofs, excluding typesetting errors, will be evaluated by Production Editor. Authors should note that the corresponding author is responsible for all statements made in the work.

Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry aims to publish accepted articles as soon as possible as online first. The manuscript PDFs published is the last-reviewed, accepted versions, and have been formatted, copy edited, and approved by the corresponding author. The online first version of an article will be freely accessible to all readers until the time of its publication in an issue of the journal. The early online articles appear as PDFs approximately four to ten weeks before publication in an issue of Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry. The Online First articles will have valid DOI numbers but will not have volume, issue and page numbers. The official publication date will be the date of the article’s first online posting. Online first articles are assigned DOIs, and they are in final form, it is not allowed to make further changes on online first published version.

After approximately eight to twelve weeks, online first articles are assigned to the following issue and they have volume, issue and page numbers.

Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry does not have any article processing charges, article submission charges or article publishing charges.

Copyright and Licensing

Copyright on all articles published in Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry is retained by the Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry. When submitting an article to Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry, authors agree to transfer all copyright ownership, including the right to reproduce the article in all forms and media, to Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry.

Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry publishes open access articles under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This license permits authors (users) to:

Freely share (copy and redistribute material in any medium or format) under the following terms;

Attribution : Authors (users) must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. Authors (users) may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses their use.

NonCommercial :  Authors (users) may NOT use the material for commercial purposes.

NoDerivatives: If authors (users) remix, transform, or build upon the material, Authors may NOT distribute the modified material.

Publishing Rights

When submitting an article to Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry, authors agree to transfer all copyright ownership, including the right to reproduce the article in all forms and media, to Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry by signing the copyright transfer agreement form.