Submission Guidelines

Author’s may send their articles which are prepared in accordance with the below stated publishing and editorial principles, together with the “article presentation form” via e-mail to the provided addresses. Providing the permissions of the authors (the main author or the rightful publishing house) is obligatory for the translated texts and articles as well. The articles which are sent to their authors for further improvement and/or proofreading following the preliminary reviews and referee evaluations, should be edited accordingly and delivered back to the journal in one month at the latest. On the other hand, the articles which are found to be conflicting with this guideline, will be returned to their authors for further proofreading and will not be issued.


General Rules

Title Page: A separate title page should be uploaded to the system with all articles. Title page should include:
- The full title of the article and its short title not exceeding 50 characters, (It is recommended not to use abbreviations in the titles)
– Author Information: ORCID IDs, affiliated institution and e-mail address information of all authors should be specified.
- The phone number and address information of the corresponding author should also be specified.

Conflict of interest: 'None of the authors of this article has any relationship, connection or financial interest in the subject matter or material discussed in the article'. Otherwise, the interest/relationship should be declared. Example: 'Author A holds shares in company X, author B has received consultancy fees from company Y, a competitor of the manufacturer of the material mentioned in the article, in the last 2 years', etc.

Summary/Abstract Section

- The Abstract/Abstract section should be uploaded to the system as an additional file separate from the main text section.

- The article should contain Turkish abstract and English abstract sections. In addition, the article should have both Turkish and English titles.

- The number of words for English and Turkish abstracts should be 250 words at most.

- Keywords should be in alphabetical order and their number should be between 3-5. Keyword selection should be based on Medical Subject Headings (MESH; ) and Turkish Science Terms (TBT; ).    
- Detailed information on financial support information and other support resources should be provided.
- Special thanks to the individuals who contributed to the article preparation process but did not meet the authorship criteria should be given under the acknowledgment heading.

Language of the Article: English and Turkish.
Font: Times New Roman, 12 pt, Line spacing 1.15 cm and justified.
Page structure: There should be 2.5 cm margins from all sides in the text writing area.
Line Numbering: Except for the Summary/Abstract section, the line number of all lines of the text should be specified.
Abbreviations: In the first place of the word in the text, the abbreviation should be given in parentheses and the abbreviation should be used in the rest of the text.
Figures and Paintings: All figures and paintings must be uploaded as a separate file. In original research, the number of tables and figures should not exceed 8 in total.
Representation of references in the text:   It should be placed after the punctuation mark at the end of the sentence as Superscript.
Bibliography Format: Must be in Vancouver style.
For the Article: Author surname, initials, title of the article, abbreviation of the journal name, year, volume, issue, page, DOI.
Example: Moher D, Liberati A, Tetzlaff J, Altman DG. Preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analysis: the PRISMA statement. Ann Intern Med 2009;151(4):264-9, W64.
For the Book: Editor, book title, edition number, publisher, year.
Example: Arens AA. Auditing in Australia : an integrated approach. 5th ed. Frenchs Forest: Pearson Education Australia; 2002.
Book Chapter: Author names, book title, edition number, publishing house, publication year, chapter number and title, Page number.
Example: Thomas, G. Medicinal Chemistry. 2nd ed. Chichester: John Wiley; 2007. Chapter 8.2, The chemical nature of the binding of ligands to receptors; p.252-254.
Thesis: Author's name, Thesis title, City, Institution, Year.
Example: Evans PR. Motor and sensory function of the upper digestive tract in health and in irritable bowel syndrome [Ph.D Thesis]. Sydney, NSW: University of Sydney; 1998.
Original studies presented at scientific meetings are evaluated, provided that they are stated.


1) Original Research Article: Clinical and experimental studies are evaluated in this category.
Summary Section; It should include the headings of “Purpose”, “Materials and Methods”, “Results”, “Conclusion” and “Keywords”.
Abstract Section; It should include “Objectives”, “Materials and Methods”, “Results”, “Conclusion” and “Keywords” headings.
Turkish article; It should include “Introduction”, “Material and Methods”, “Results”, “Discussion”, “Conclusion” and “Keywords” headings.
English article; It should include “Introduction”, “Materials and Methods”, “Results”, “Discussion” “Conclusion” and “Keywords” headings.

2) Review: It is accepted on the condition that it is prepared comprehensively and systematically to include the current literature for all controversial issues in the field of dentistry. For reviews, it is preferred that the author or authors are experienced in the subject and have full-text studies published on the subject.
The compilation text should contain the titles that the author will specify in accordance with the subject and the "Conclusion/Conclusion" sections.
3) Case Reports: A limited number of places are reserved for case reports, and only cases with interesting and instructive features, which are related to rare diseases that are difficult to diagnose and treat, suggest a new method, reflect information that are not included in the books, are accepted for publication.
Texts prepared in Turkish; It should include the sub-titles "Introduction", "Case Report" and "Conclusion".
Texts prepared in English; “Introduction”, “Case Report”, “Conclusion”, “References” headings should be used.
4) Letter to the Editor: Can discuss the importance, overlooked detail or missing parts of an article previously published in the journal. In addition, articles can be published in the form of a letter to the editor on topics that may interest the readers in the fields covered by the journal, and especially on educational facts. Readers can also submit their articles in Letter to the Editor format, which includes comments on published articles. Abstract, keywords, tables, figures, pictures and other images are not used. The main text should be without subtitles. The volume, year, issue, page numbers, title of the article and the names of the authors of the publication about which the letter is written should be clearly stated, written in the reference list and cited in the text.
Article Text: It should be uploaded to the system as a single Word file, without adding pictures and tables.

Pictures and Picture Captions: Pictures, graphics and photographs (in TIFF or JPEG format) must be uploaded to the system as separate files. Images must have a minimum resolution of 300DPI. All submitted images must have a clear resolution and a large size (minimum dimensions 100x100 mm) to avoid disruptions in the evaluation process. Explanations should be added under figures, pictures, tables and graphics.
Table: Tables must be loaded in editable table format. It is recommended not to use vertical lines in the table.
Similarity Report: Similarity report should be uploaded as a separate file. The similarity should be at most 15%.
Ethics Committee Document: Ethics committee approval documents must be uploaded in original research articles. For studies that do not require ethics committee approval, it should be stated why an ethics committee is not required.
Patient Consent Form: The patient's voluntary consent form must be uploaded for case reports.
Conflict of Interest Form: Aydın Dental Journal; requests and encourages authors and individuals involved in the evaluation process of submitted articles to declare any existing or potential conflicts of interest, including financial, institutional and other relationships that may lead to potential conflicts of interest or bias. Any financial support or other support received from an individual or institution for a study should be declared to the Editorial Board and the Conflict of Interest Form on the journal website should be signed by all authors in order to declare potential conflicts of interest. Cases of potential conflicts of interest with editors, authors, and reviewers are resolved by the journal's Editorial Board under the COPE and ICMJE guidelines.

Ethics Committee Permission: For research articles, the ethics committee permission file should be uploaded and the ethics number and institution should be included in the Materials and Methods section.

Informed Consent Form: In case reports, the patient's/signed informed consent form should be uploaded and the statement that the patient's consent was obtained should be included in the Materials and Methods section.




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