The journal publishes comprehensive review papers on actual topics of interest related to dental medicine. Review articles should include a brief non-structured abstract of no more than 300 words and the text should be limited to 5.000 words including tables and figures, excluding references. In extraordinary situations or relevant and extensive topics, the Editor-in-Chief may decide to accept papers with a higher number of words, a maximum of 400 words for the abstract and 6.500 for the text, including tables and figures, excluding the references.
Review articles can be submitted by invitation or unsolicited. In both cases, full consideration will be given to articles providing a substantial contribution to a better understanding of a pathophysiological or clinical aspect in a field related to dental medicine.
Case reports and case series
Case reports should be limited to presentation of a single particular and uncommon case, or uncommon presentation of a disease. Case series include description of a series of a maximum of 10 cases with common particularities. The abstract should be limited to 300 words, being divided into introduction, case presentation / presentation of case series and conclusions. The full manuscript should not exceed 3.000 words including references, figures and tables, being divided into sections headed Introduction, Case presentation / presentation of case series, Discussions, Conclusions. In manuscripts pertaining to case presentation or case series, the number of authors should be limited to four, the number of references to thirty and the number of figures to 8.
Definitive reports on a full study, describing original preclinical or clinical study (which is not a case presentation or a case series report) represent research of high scientific level and timeliness. A concise abstract of no more than 300 words is required. The abstract should briefly state the purpose of the research, the main results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separate from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. The manuscript should be written clearly and concisely. The authors are responsible for providing the correct nomenclature, which must be consistent and unambiguous. The text should be arranged in the following order: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusions.
The length of the manuscript should be limited to 5000 words (including references, tables and figures).
Brief reports refer to articles presenting a short communication related to an original preclinical or clinical study which is not a case presentation or a case series report. While the structure of the abstract and of the full text should be detailed similar to that for full original articles, the length of the manuscript should be shorter, the abstract limited to 200 words and the full text (including references, tables and figures) to 2.000 words.
Letter to editor
A letter to the editor may refer to an article recently published by the journal, commenting on the article in a constructive professional manner the content of which, in the opinion of the author(s) would add the current status of knowledge in the field. If accepted, the letter will be sent to the authors of the original article who will have the opportunity to respond and to have their response published in the same journal issue as the letter to the editor. The letters should be limited to 500 words, 5 references and 3 authors. No abstract is required.
Editorials should be limited to 3000 words (including references) and should be related to an article published in the current number or to a specific topic that is current and of high interest to the readers.
The journal publishes state-of-the-art articles that aim to provide an update on the current status of areas of high interest to dental medical specialists. The main aim of such articles is to offer the specialist and other practitioners a source of continuous education and forum for discussion. A state-of-the-art article should have a full text limited to 5.000 words, in addition to a 300 word unstructured abstract. Sections of the article should be divided using headings relevant to each particular case.
Peer review process
Submitted manuscripts are first checked to ensure that they comply with instructions to authors and are in accordance with the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals”, Annals of Internal Medicine, 1997,126, 36-47, and that all references, figures and tables meet the journal’s requirements.
All manuscripts sent to the journal are routinely screened using specialized anti-plagiarism soft-wares. In all cases where any possible irregularity exists, the editorial office will follow the principles stated in COPE (Committee on publication ethics) guidelines.
Only manuscripts complying with the above requirements and free of possible irregularities, will be entered into the review process. The author(s) will be informed that the manuscript has been accepted for review.
Authors may suggest the names of potential reviewers and the Editor may choose, without obligation or explanation, to use one or more of these. Authors may also specify the names of a person(s) which they do not wish to review their manuscript, in which case a brief explanation should be given.
All articles will be reviewed by at least two peers with expertise in the manuscript’s subject matter. The identities of the reviewers, chosen by the editor, will not be disclosed to the authors.
The average time from submission to a decision following the first review is approximately 4-6 weeks.
Based on the reviewers’ opinion, the Editor will choose one of the following alternatives:
- Minor revisions required;
- Major revisions required;
In cases where revision is required, the author(s) will be invited to amend their manuscript, which should be resubmitted as soon as possible, but not later than 6 weeks. The revised manuscript will be reappraised by the initial reviewers and notification of a final decision will be sent to the author in approximately three weeks.
After acceptance and prior to publication, authors will receive a pdf file with the edited version of their manuscript for final proofreading and will be asked to carefully check the completeness and accuracy of the text, tables and figures.
In cases where the authors wish to file a complaint, please contact the editorial office:
Acta Stomatologica Marisiensis Journal
”George Emil Palade” University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science and Techology from Tirgu Mures
Gheorghe Marinescu street no.38, Tirgu Mures, 540139, ROMANIA
Phone: +40-265-21 55 51, fax +40-265-21 04 07
Please describe the reason for complaining and specify the address for correspondence. Where the complaint is related to the editorial process, related to a manuscript, please include the name of the manuscript and the date the manuscript was submitted. The Editor in Chief, together with the editorial office will analyze the complaint and will answer to your complaint in a maximum of three working days.