Information For Authors

Indian Journal Of Clinical Dentistry 

Authors interested in submitting to the Indian Journal Of Clinical Dentistry should read and follow the Author Guidelines carefully to ensure a rapid and efficient review process. The editorial office reserves the right to return manuscripts that are not prepared according to these instructions.

Authors can submit their manuscript and figures via the online submission and editorial system. Using this online system, authors may submit manuscripts and track their progress through the system to publication.

Author Guidelines

Once the journal receives the manuscript they are subjected for review process upon considering or assuming that it was submitted to IJCD only, not being submitted to any other journals and or not in consideration for publication elsewhere. All the manuscripts received must have the first page includes title page with running title, covering letter and acknowledgements. Main manuscript document must have abstract, introduction, materials and methods, Results, Discussion and References. All the tables, graphs, and photographs of high quality must be submitted separately with suitable legends at the end of the manuscript. Authors must mention about their conflict of interest at the end of the study.

Journal would appreciate the authors if they mention the participation of the mentioned authors in the particular study especially in original research papers. Clinical studies must state their Instituional Ethical or Research Committee number and studies with Clinical Trial Registry of India (CTRI) registration would be encouraged and will be prioritized by the journal. All the research papers should follow the Helsinki declaration criteria and Manuscripts must be developed and edited in accordance with "Uniform requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journal" developed by international committee of medical Journal Editors:


Word count: 3000 for original research articles (excluding abstract and references)

3000 for Reviews (excluding abstract and references)

2500 for Case Reports



Title page should include:

  1. Type of manuscript (e.g. Original article, Case Report, Review, Short communication).
  2. The title of the article - not more than 50 characters
  3. Running title
  4. Name of the authors with their highest degree, institutional affiliation, email address,phone number and corresponding author
  5. ORCID ids of all the authors to be mentioned manadatorily
  6. Author contribution is also mandatory in the title page
  7. Number of words in abstract, main manuscript (excluding references), number of tables, images and graphs.
  8. Any grants received from institution or the government aids.
  9. Acknowledgements


Abstract Page: must contain

Background, aims, materials and methods, results and conclusion with 5 to 8 keywords must be provided. (preferably MeSH words)

Word limit for original articles 250 words, 150 words for case reports and others.


Main Article: must include 


Materials and methods: The methods section should only include information that was available at the time of the study was planned. Describe the selection criteria with inclusion and exclusion criteria and a description of the source population. All the original research must denote the institutional research or ethical committee number and also CTRI (preferably). Type of study should be mentioned whether it is RCT ( when studies involve humans participants   and must follow the ethical guidelines set by the institutional ethical committee and also must follow the HELISINKI declaration (revised), observational studies ( ) diagnostic accuracy studies ( ), systematic reviews and meta-analyses ( ).


Results: results must be interpreted in accordance with study planned and must easily understood.


Discussion: must include the outcomes of the study designed with its strength, limitations and future directions. It should convey the message to integrate the clinical skills with relevance.



References: should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order).

Use square brackets: in-line, not superscript, for example [3].

References cited only in tables or figure legends should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established by the first identification in the text of the particular table or figure.

The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus. Use complete name of the journal for non-indexed journals.

Avoid using abstracts as references.

Reference articles from Journals should be cited in Vancouver style – first the author, followed by title of the article and then the source

List the first six contributors followed by et al.

Reference books should be cited as follows -

Alla RK. Dental Materials Science, India: Jaypee Medical Publishers (P) Ltd., 2013.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book should be cited as follows:

Rama Krishna Alla. Dental Materials Science. in: Kishore G, Rama Krishna Alla, editors. Denture Base Materials, New Delhi, Jaypee Medical Publishers pvt Ltd., 2013, P. 234-268.


Tables: (Not more than 6 tables and figures are allowed. Any additional figure/table shall be charged 500 rupeees each)

Tables should be self-explanatory and should not duplicate textual material.

Tables with more than 10 columns and 25 rows are not acceptable.

Number tables, in Arabic numerals, consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and supply a brief title for each.

For footnotes use the following symbols, in this sequence: *, †, ‡ , **, ††, ‡‡

Place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading.

Explain in footnotes all non-standard abbreviations that are used in each table.

Obtain permission for all fully borrowed, adapted, and modified tables and provide a credit line in the footnote.

Tables with their legends should be provided at the end of the text after the references.

The tables along with their number should be cited at the relevant place in the text.


Illustrations (Figures):

The images should be in JPEG format and in a separate folder.

The file size should be within 400 kb in size. Send sharp, glossy, un-mounted, color photographic prints, with height of 4 inches and width of 6 inches at the time of submitting the revised manuscript.

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.

When graphs, scatter-grams or histograms are submitted the numerical data on which they are based should also be supplied.

The photographs and figures should be trimmed to remove all the unwanted areas.

If photographs of people are used, either the subjects must not be identifiable or their pictures must be accompanied by written permission to use the photograph.

Legends for illustrations: Type out legends (maximum 40 words, excluding the credit line) for illustrations using double spacing, with Arabic numerals corresponding to the illustrations.

When symbols, arrows, numbers, or letters are used to identify parts of the illustrations, identify and explain each one in the legend.

The Journal reserves the right to crop, rotate, reduce, or enlarge the photographs to an acceptable size.

Protection of Patients' Rights to Privacy Authors should mask patients' eyes and remove patients' names from figures unless they obtain written consent from the patients and submit written consent with the manuscript.

When informed consent has been obtained, it should be indicated in the article and copy of the consent should be attached with the covering letter.


Case Reports:

Preparation of all the case reports should follow the CARE guidelines ( and follow the standard format for the article (Abstract, Key-words, Introduction, Case History, Discussion and References).



The manuscripts provide a critical review and summary of current knowledge from a published literatures or textbooks and highlight recent developments on the topics.


Word count: 3000 for original research articles (excluding abstract and references)

All the submitted manuscripts must mention the potential conflicts of interest, source of funding, and informed consent

checklist before submission 

The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

  • The article must be sent in MS Office word document only.
  • Use Times New Roman font, font size should be 12.
  • Use double spacing throughout.
  • The article should contain title page, abstract page and the article page.
  • The title page, article page and figures should be uploaded separatly in journal's submission database.
  • Page numbers must be given consecutively, beginning with the title page.
  • The text of original articles should be divided into sections with the following headings:
  • Abstract, Key-words, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, References, Tables and Figure legends. 
  • Case reports should include :-
    • Abstract, Key-words, Introduction, Case report, Discussion, Reference, Tables and Legends in that order.

Authors should sign a copyright form stating that the article is an original work, has not been published before and is not being considered for publication elsewhere in its final form either in printed or electronic form. 

Copyright and permissions

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


Article processing charge (APC): 

Original Article - INR 3000 (for authors from India), US $ 75 (for overseas authors) 6 tables/figure (every extra figure/table INR 500)

 Case Report, Review, Letter to Editor Article: INR 2500 (for authors from India), US $ 50 (for overseas authors) 6 tables/figure (every extra figure/table INR 500)

Regarding payment contact editorin chief - 91-8886157669

Fast Track Processing Charges:

Articles are reviewed at faster pace provided with extra charges as 5000/- ( exclusive of taxes) for authors from India, US $ 75 (for overseas authors) within a 5-7 days.
Interested can contact editor at :-

Contact: +91-8886157669

NOTE: APC is exclusively for the mainatinence costs of the journal.

(As mandated by the Indian Government and based on the GST Law and procedures, Indian Journal of clinical Dentistry, would be charging GST @18% on fees collected from the Indian authors. The said tax will be in addition to the prices maintained on the website to be collected from the authors and will be paid to the Indian Government.)