Information for Authors
Effective 1 January 2006, the corresponding author of a manuscript submitted for publication in the Journal of the International Academy of Periodontology must be a member of the International Academy of Periodontology or, in lieu of membership, pay a submission fee of US$100. An application for membership can be found at http://www.perioiap.org/join_iap.htm. Those authors choosing to pay the submission fee should contact the Editor at JIAP@uthsc.edu before submitting the manuscript.
Manuscripts for publication and all correspondence should be sent by
e-mail to Dr. Mark R. Patters, Editor, Journal of the International Academy of Periodontology, University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, Office of Academic Affairs, 875 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN USA, 38163, e-mail: JIAP@uthsc.edu.
Electronic submissions (required) done entirely in Microsoft Word (PC or Mac) will be accepted at the above e-mail address. All submissions must be written in English and will be subject to peer and editorial review.
Articles for publication will be considered under the following headings: original research, clinical case reports and review articles relevant to all aspects of periodontology and implantology. Articles must be original and may not have been submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere, with the exception of presentation at a scientific meeting and publication as an abstract. A signed statement to this effect should be included with the submission of the manuscript. Research that involves studies on humans must conform to the Declaration of Helsinki and the authors must indicate that appropriate informed consent was obtained.
State the problem and objectives clearly, describe the methods and materials in detail, report the results clearly using the minimum number of figures and tables; and, bearing in mind previously published work, discuss the results, the conclusions, and the clinical implications.
Clinical Case Reports
Discuss a clinical challenge; describe the treatment method and discuss the results in light of previously published methods of treatment of individual patients.
Record the sequence of development of a particular aspect of periodontology in detail, as briefly and succinctly as possible. The review should cover the topic completely and be thoroughly referenced. At least one contributing author of a review must have personal experience with relevant research.
Letters to the Editor
Letters may address relevant matters of concern to the membership of the International Academy of Periodontology or offer constructive criticism of articles published by JIAP. Letters must be concise and signed. If the letter comments on a published article, it should contain appropriate references. The letter will be referred to the author(s) of the original work so that they will have an opportunity to respond.
Editorials may be solicited from authorities to provide a unique perspective on published articles, or to comment on other items of interest to the membership.
A copyright transfer statement will accompany the galley proofs of accepted, typeset manuscripts. The form must be signed by at least one of the authors and returned with the corrected proofs.
Manuscripts must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word (PC or Mac), double-spaced on A4 or 8.5 x 11 inch page size, with at least 25 millimetre (1 inch) margins on all four sides. Articles generally should not exceed 10-12 pages (excluding references, tables, figure legends and figures) and should be limited to no more than six authors. Additional contributing authors will be listed as an addendum to the manuscript. Abbreviations should be placed in parenthesis after the first complete use of the term(s) to be abbreviated. Use generic names for drugs and for dental materials. Give trade names and manufacturers' names and addresses in parentheses.
affiliations indicated by footnote in Arabic numerals. The authors' degrees and titles should not be included.. The corresponding author should also include a street address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address. Only individuals who have made a substantial contribution to the work and who agree to take public responsibility for the content of the work should be included. If the work was supported by a grant, the name of the supporting organization and the grant number should appear on the title page. The address for reprint requests will be assumed to that of the corresponding author unless otherwise specified.
Abstract and Key Words
Abstracts are required for all articles, and should be limited to 250 words typed double-spaced on a separate page. The abstract should serve as a concise summary of the manuscript, including objective, methods, results and conclusions. Abbreviations should not be used in the abstract. Please provide three to six key words (Dental Descriptors, Index to Dental Literature and/or Index Medicus) to be used for indexing purposes.
The body of the manuscript should contain an Introduction, a detailed review of the Materials and Methods, a description in logical sequence of Results, and a Discussion section with Conclusions.
Acknowledgements and Conflict of Interest
Include acknowledgement of those individuals who contributed to the publication, source of financial support, and any financial relationships of any of the authors which may pose a perceived conflict of interest.
In the text the author's (authors') name(s) and date of publication should be used as either: "in a similar study (Anderson and Morgan, 1992)", or "Conversely, Blinkhorn (1994) found that." If there are more than two authors, the first author and year are cited in the text; for example, "(Spencer et al., 1995)". Citation of authors of more than one paper in a single year is shown as 1995a; 1995b; etc. Multiple references in the text should appear in chronological order separated by semicolons. Authors of unreferenced work should appear in the text only.
The list of references at the end of the text should be double-spaced and arranged alphabetically by name of first author. All authors should be listed unless there are more than six, whereas only the first three should be given followed by et al. This should be followed by the title of the article, the full name of the journal (in italics); the year of publication; the volume number (in bold); and the first and last page numbers in full. Please follow the punctuation used in the examples below. Papers submitted with an incorrectly formatted reference list will be held without review until a corrected reference list is provided.
Reference to an article: Shiloah, J. and Patters, M.R. Repopulation of Periodontal Pockets by Microbial Pathogens in the Absence of Supportive Therapy. Journal of Periodontology 1996; 67:130-139.
Reference to an book: Schuster, G.S. Oral Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 3rd ed. Philadelphia: B. C. Decker, 1990; 516-522.
Reference to a chapter in a book: Chesney, J., Patters, M.R. and Budreau-Patters, A. Oral Infections. In Long, S., Prober, C. and Pickering, L. (Eds): Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Disease. New York. John Wiley and Sons, 1996.
Reference to a dissertation or thesis: James, A. On the Immune Response to GTR Membranes in Periodontics. PhD, Liverpool, UK. 1994; 15-25.
Reference to a report: Committee on Mercury Hazards in Dentistry. Code of Practice for Dental Mercury Hygiene. London: Department of Health and Social Security, 1979; Publication No. DHSS 79-F372.
Reference to an abstract: Patters, M.R., Shiloah, J., Dean, J.W., Bland, P. and Toledo, G. The Consequence of Infection of Treated Periodontal Pockets by Microbial Pathogens. Journal of Dental Research 1997; 76 (special issue), 111 (Abst).
Each table must be submitted on a separate page, double-spaced throughout, including column heads, footnotes, and data. They should be numbered with arabic numerals according to their order of mention in the text. Tables should be self-explanatory and supplement, not duplicate the text. All footnotes should immediately follow the table, and all abbreviations should be defined in the footnote.
Illustrations should be numbered with arabic numerals in order of their mention in the text. They may be submitted in colour or black and white, but colour will be used at the Editor's discretion where it enhances the text. In general, the Editor will require that clinical photographs and stained histologic specimens be submitted and published in colour. In such cases, the authors' must agree in advance to pay the increased printing costs for publishing the colour figures. Figures should be submitted electronically in jpeg format.
All illustrations should be listed by legend on a separate page, typewritten, double-spaced, and numbered to correspond with the numbering in the text.
Direct quotations, tables, and illustrations that have appeared in copyright material must be accompanied by written permission for their use from the copyright owner and the original author, along with complete information as to the source. Photographs of identifiable persons must be accompanied by signed releases showing informed consent. If an illustration is taken from previously published material, the legend must give full credit to the original source.
Statements and opinions expressed in the articles and communications herein are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the Editor(s) or publisher, and the Editor(s) and publisher disclaim any responsibility or liability for such material. Authors must disclose to the Editor any financial interest they may have in products mentioned in their article.
The Journal will endeavor to provide a decision to the authors within 16 weeks of arrival of the paper at the editorial office, provided that the corresponding author has a functioning e-mail address. Reliance on overseas mail may delay the decision from reaching the author within the above time frame. Manuscripts submitted for review that do not follow these instructions may be delayed until corrected or returned unreviewed.