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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • 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 submission file is in Microsoft Word file (.doc/x) formatted as standard A4 page setup
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


Journal of Indonesian Dental Association encourages manuscript submissions covering all aspects in the field of dentistry sciences. Journal of Indonesian Dental Association accepts manuscripts written in Indonesian or English. All manuscript will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that it is being submitted to Journal of Indonesian Dental Association and has not been published anywhere or has been accepted for publication elsewhere. The journal expects that authors would authorize one of them to correspond with the Journal for all matters related to the manuscript. Manuscript may be submitted as review articles, research articles, and case reports. There is no submission and processing charges for this journal.

On submission, editors review all submitted manuscripts initially for suitability for formal review. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flaws, or lack of a significant message are rejected before proceeding for formal peer-review. Manuscripts that are found suitable for publication in Journal of Indonesian Dental Association will be sent to two or more expert reviewers. The reviewers should not be affiliated with the same institutes as the contributor/s. However, the selection of these reviewers is at the sole discretion of the editor. The journal follows a double-blind review process, wherein the reviewers and authors are unaware of each other’s identity. Every manuscript is also assigned to a member of the editorial team, who based on the comments from the reviewers takes a final decision on the manuscript. The comments and suggestions (acceptance/ rejection/ amendments in manuscript) received from reviewers are conveyed to the corresponding author. If required, the author is requested to provide a point by point response to reviewers’ comments and submit a revised version of the manuscript. This process is repeated till reviewers and editors are satisfied with the manuscript.

On publication, authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.



Authors are required to submit manuscripts electronically by using online journal system with sign up as author.



Follow this order when preparing manuscript:


Title page

Abstract and Keyword

Main Text


Conflict of Interest




Figure Legend



The title of the article should be precise and brief, of not more than 15 words.

Title Page

This should provide the title of the article, the names and addresses of all authors with institution, address, phone number and email address of the corresponding author. The corresponding author should be identified with an asterisk and footnote. All other footnotes (except for table footnotes) should be identified with superscript Arabic numbers.

Abstract and Keywords

Abstract that contains no more than 300 words and below the abstract, provide a list of 6 keywords and appropriate in alphabetical indicating the contents of manuscripts.


Anyone (individual/company/institution) who has substantially contributed to the study for important intellectual content must be acknowledged. Acknowledge only persons who have made substantive contributions to the study.

Conflict of Interest

Authors should disclose at the time of revision any financial arrangement they may have with a company whose product is pertinent to the submitted manuscript or with a company making a competing product. Such information will be held in confidence while the paper is under review and will not influence the editorial decision, but if the article is accepted for publication, a disclosure statement will appear with the article. Authors should made a conflict of interests disclosure statement or a declaration that they do not have any conflicts of interest. Please include a declaration of conflict interest at the end of your manuscript, under the heading “Conflict of Interest”.


Type or print each table with double spacing on a separate sheet of paper. Number tables consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and supply a brief title for each. Do not use internal horizontal or vertical lines. Give each column a short or abbreviated heading. Authors should place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading. Identify statistical measures of variations, such as standard deviation and standard error of the mean. There is normally a limit of 6 figures and tables (total) per manuscript.


Figures should be drawn and photographed, or submitted as photographic quality digital prints. For x-ray films, scans, and other diagnostic images, as well as pictures of pathology specimens or photomicrographs, send sharp, glossy, black-and-white or color photographic prints. Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been first cited in the text. If a figure has been published, acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material.

Units of Measurement

Authors can express all measurements in Conventional or International System (SI) units. Measurements of length, height, weight, and volume should be reported in metric units (meter, kilogram, or liter) or their decimal multiples. Temperatures should be in degrees Celsius. Drug names must use generic names. When proprietary brands are used in research, include the brand name, the name and location (city & country) of the manufacturer in parentheses after the first mention of the generic name.



Review Article:

It is expected that these articles would be written by individuals who have done substantial work on the subject or are considered experts in the field. A short summary of the work done by the author(s) in the field of review should accompany the manuscript. Review Article have a limit of 6000 words (excluding abstract, references, table, figure, and figure legend); 100 references; a total of 6 figures or tables. The manuscript should have an unstructured abstract (300 words) representing an accurate summary of the article. These methods should also be summarized in the abstract.

Research Article:

Research Article should consist of no more than 5000 words (excluding abstract, references, table, figure, and figure legend). The manuscript should have no more than 6 figures and/or tables in total; 70 references. The manuscript should be divided into sections with the headings Title, Title Page, Abstract, Keywords, Main text (Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion), Acknowledgement, Conflict of Interest, References, Tables and Figure Legends. Structured-abstract (300 words) should be followed in writing Research Article, which consists of Introduction, Objectives, Methods, Result, and Conclusion.

Case Report

New, interesting and rare cases can be reported. They should be unique, describing a great diagnostic or therapeutic challenge and providing a learning point for the readers. Cases with clinical significance or implications will be given priority. These communications should consist of no more than 4,000 words (excluding abstract and references); 50 references. The manuscript should have the following headings: Title, Title Page, Abstract & Keywords, Main Text (Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, Conclusion), Acknowledgement, Reference, Tables and Figure. Structured-abstract (300 words) should be followed in writing Case Report, which consists of Introduction, Case Report, and Conclusion.



  • References should be according to the Vancouver system.
  • List all authors when there are six or fewer; when there are seven or more, list the first six, followed by "et al.".
  • References should include citations of works published during the last ten years.
  • Sequential number of references in main text. Please follow in detail all examples below:


Roddy P, Goiri J, Flevaud L, Palma PP, Morote S, Lima N. et al., Field evaluation of a rapid immunochromatographic assay for detection of Trypanosoma cruzi infection by use of whole blood. J Clin Microbiol. 2008; 46: 2022-7.

Parija SC. Textbook of medical parasitology. 3rd ed. All India Publishers and Distributors. 2008.

Chapter in a book:

Nesheim M C. Ascariasis and human nutrition. In ascariasis and its prevention and control, D. W. T. Crompton, M. C. Nesbemi, and Z. S. Pawlowski (eds.). Taylor and Francis, London, U.K. 1989, pp. 87–100.


Sinkiewicz G. Lactobacillus reuteri in health and disease [Dissertation]. Holmbergs, Malmö: Malmö University; 2010

Part of Website/Monograph:

Diabetes Australia. Gestational diabetes [Internet]. Canberra (ACT): Diabetes Australia; 2015 [updated 2015; cited 2017 Nov 23]. Available from : https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/gestational-diabetes

Conference Paper:

Bengtsson S, Solheim BG. Enforcement of data protection, privacy and security in medical informatics. In: Lun KC. Degoulet P. Piemme TE, Reinhoff O, editors. MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Medical Informatics. 1992 Sep 6‐10; Geneva, Switzerland. Amsterdam: North Holland; 1992. p. 1561‐5.