Author Guidelines

Guideline to Journal Contribution


Aim and Scope

The Indonesian Journal of Dental Research is an international journal dedicated to the latest advancement of dental research in Indonesia and Asia Pacific regions. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for dentists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in different areas of dental and oral sciences. All manuscripts must be prepared in English, and are subject to a rigorous and fair peer-review process. Accepted papers will immediately appear online followed by printed hard copy. The journal publishes original papers including but not limited to the following fields:

  •  Dental Biomedical Sciences
  • Oral Sciences
  • Biomaterials
  • Community and Preventive Dentistry
  • Prosthodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral Pathology and Diagnoses Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Conservative and Endodontics Pediatric Dentistry Periodontology
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Radiology and Dental Technology

We are also interested in: Short reports — 2-5 page papers where an author can either present an idea with theoretical background but has not yet completed the research needed for a complete paper or preliminary data. Book reviews —Comments and critiques.


Instruction to Authors

Manuscript should be submitted and be mailed to:

1.  Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Gadjah Mada

Jalan Denta No. 1, Sekip Utara, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia Telephone: +62-274-923-22-15 ; Fax: +62-274-515-307 ; E-mail:

2.  Manuscript and manuscript correspondence:

Niswati F.R., Managing Editor ; Publication Unit Faculty of Dentistry Universitas Gadjah Mada ; Jalan Denta No. 1, Sekip Utara, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia. Telephone: 085643727254 ; E-mail:



Manuscript should be submitted in English on ISO A4 size paper. Submitted manuscripts must be accompanied by a cover letter certifying that the work has been approved and signed by all authors. The cover letter must also provide the full postal address, telephone, fax, and e-mail of corresponding author. Manuscripts are submitted on the understanding that the work has not been published before and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. The corresponding author of the manuscript that was accepted for publication in the journal must sign a copyright assignment  form before the articles appears in print. Accepted manuscript may not be published without the writte n consent of the publisher.

Ethics in Science

Informed consent must be obtained from human studies participating in research. Authors should follow the principles outlined in Declaration of Helsinki, and state that their instruction has approved the study proposal. Ethical clearance also must be obtained from The Institutional Review Board accompanying the use of animals and human subject in the studies.


Format and Style of Text

Title Page:

The title page should contain the following information in order given: (1) Full title of the manuscript with firs t letters of the main words capitalized, (2) Full names of all authors with initials and last names. Use superscript numbers to relate authors to different department or institutions, (3) Authors institutional affiliation including city and country, (4) A running title in italic, not to exceed 45 letters, (5) The name,e-mail address of the corresponding author. The author must list 3-5 key words for indexing purposes.


Abstract should be restricted to 250 words. Abstract should describe study objective, design and methods, essential results, and conclusion.


Introduction describes rationale and purpose of the study. Only strictly pertinent references are used.

Materials and Methods:

Materials and methods should be presented in sufficient detail so that readers can confirm the observations. Published methods should be referred and discussed briefly, unless modifications have been made.


Results should be presented in logical sequence in the text, tables, and figures. Do not repeat in the text all given data in the figures and tables.


The findings should be summarized in the discussion part, without repeating in detail the data given in the results section. The results of the observations should be related to relevant studies and pointed out the implications of findings and their limitations. Other relevant studies should also be cited.


Source of financial support should be acknowledged. Acknowledge also persons who have made substantive contributions to the study.

References: Journal articles:

  1. Reddi AH, Wientroub, Muthukumaran N. 1987. Biologic principles of bone induction. Orthopedic of North America, 18: 207-12.
  2. Marx RE, Snyder RM, Kline SN. 1979. Cellular survival of human marrow during replacement of marrow-cancellous bone grafts. J Oral Surgery,37.
  3. Wozney JM. 2002. Over view of bone morphogenetic proteins. Spine., 27 (165): 52-8.
  4. Brunsvold A, Mellonig JT. 2000. Bone graft and periodontal regeneration. J Periodontology I:80-91.

E-journal articles:

5.   S. M. Agarwall, A. Grover. 2008. Nucleotide composition and amino acid usage in at-rich hyperthermophilic species. The Open Bioinformatics Journal, Vol. 2: 11-15.


6.   P.C. Johnson, A.G. Mikos. 2010. Advances in Tissue Engineering: Volume 2-Stem Cells. Marie Ann Liebert Publishers.

Edited book:

7.   A . S. Prasad. 1982. Clinical and biochemical spectrum of zinc deficiency in human subjects. In: A. S. Prasad, Ed. Clinical, Biochemical and Nutritional Aspects of Trace Elements, Alan R. Liss, Inc.,New York: 5-15.

Conference proceedings:

8.   A.H. Dewi, A. Triawan, A.S. Plachokova, I.D. Ana, J.A. Jansen. 2010. Effect of hydroxyapatite bone subs titute on alveolar bone regeneration in dentistry: a systematic review. Proceeding The Tenth Asian BioCeramics Symposium, Volume 10, Yogyakarta, November 2010, 176-180.


9.   H.C.Kroese-Deutman. 2009. Closing Capacity of Bone  Defect,  Ph.D.  dissertation, Rad boud Universiteit Nijmegen medical Center, Nijmegen.


10. L. Honeycutt.1998. Fibroma. Availableat :

F igures:

Figures include all graphs and photographs. Figures should be sequentially numbered with Arabic numerals, and should be drawn on a separate page with authors names and figure number on the back of each page. F igures should be given a suitable caption, which is typed together on a separate page and numbered clearly (F igure 1, Figure 2, etc.). F igures should be planned to fit to proportions of printed page. Computer generated black and white graphics are preferable. If computer graphics are not a va i lable, photographic prints or hand-draw n artwork is required. Color i llustrations are not encouraged.


Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals (Table 1, Table 2, etc.), with each table on a separate page. Double documentation of data in graphics and tables will not be accepted.


Offprint can be ordered on the offprint form that will accompany the page proofs prior to publication.

Extra  Issues

Letters to editor, Guest editorials, and Conference Reports may be published as additional issues. The authors must pay full cost of these extra issues. Further information can be obtained from the editor or publisher.

Review Procedures

Two referees review submitted manuscripts. After the peer review, comments from the referees and the editor are returned to corresponding author. A copyright assignment form and instructions for p re paring  the  final  manuscript  on  a  CD  wi ll accompany the letter of acceptance for publication. Three final copies of the manuscript and a CD should be sent to the editor as soon as possible after the acceptance letter has been received. The software used and the program version number should be clearly marked on the CD.


Further in formation related to charges can be obtained from the publisher.