Cic edizioni internazionali
Oral Implantology

Instructions

Author Guidelines

The journal will publish original scientific research, clinical methodology and review papers in the field of dentistry and implantology.

Manuscripts may be submitted in the form of editorials, original research articles, review articles, case reports, therapeutical notes, commentaries, special articles, short communications, letters to the Editor and guidelines. Manuscripts are expected to comply with the instructions to authors which conform to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Editors by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (www.icmje.org). Articles not conforming to international standards will not be considered for acceptance.

Pre-acceptance English language editing service
Authors for whom English is a second language should have their manuscript professionally edited or edited by a fluent English speaker before submission. This service is aimed to:
• improve grammar, spelling, and punctuation;
• improve clarity and resolve any ambiguity caused by poor phrasing;
• improve word-choice and ensure that the tone of the language is appropriate for an academic journal.
Please contact www.serviziscientifici.it if you would like to receive the economic details of such services.
The service is paid for and arranged by the author, and use of these service does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.

Open access
All articles published by "Oral & Implantology" are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers.
Authors of articles published in "Oral & Implantology" are the copyright holders of their articles and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate the article.


MANUSCRIPT STYLE
The text of observational and experimental articles is divided into sections with the headings: Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion. Long articles may need subheadings within some sections (especially the Results and Discussion sections) to clarify their content. Other types of articles, such as reviews and commentaries, still need a title and abstract and should adhere as closely as possible to the guidelines. Research reports frequently omit important information. Authors are encouraged to consult reporting guidelines relevant to their specific research design. For reports of randomised controlled trials authors should refer to the consort-statement. Supply a structured abstract (in English and Italian) of up to 200 words for full articles and case reports. A structured abstract uses the following headings: Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusion. It should contain no citation to other published work.Case reports of special interest should not exceed 3000 words.Letters to the Editor are appreciated and may cover commentary on issues arising from recent articles or for recording brief original observations. The Editors may send the letter to the authors of the original article in order to publish their comments at the same time.Invited Commentaries and Letters to the Editor should not exceed 2.000 words, including a maximum of 20 references.Letters to the Editors in chief do not require abstract.

Article type Key words Abstract Word Limit
Structured Non-structured
Original research article 3–5 Yes   4000
Case report 3–5 Yes   3000
Review 3–5   Yes By invitation
Invited commentary 3–5   Yes By invitation, 2000
Letter to the Editor     No abstract 1500


You are kindly request to submit your manuscript electronically at www.oimplantology.org/submitarticle/Authors that prefer to submit manuscripts by regular mail, please format a Word document to A4 paper with margins of at least 20 mm all round. Ensure page numbering is included in either the header or footer and aligned right. Use a standard widely used font such as Times or Arial with Symbol for special characters. Each table should be on a separate page in landscape orientation if necessary. Figures and illustrations must not be included or embedded into the document but uploaded as separate files.

REFERENCE STYLE
References should be typed single-spaced at the end of the text and numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned. Authors are asked to limit the number of references cited to 25 (or 50 in the case of review articles). The reference list must include all authors referred to in the text and in the tables or legends. References in the text, tables, and legends must be identified by Arabic numerals in parentheses. In the text, references shall be made by giving the name of the authors followed by the appropriate number in parentheses (e. g.: "Brown (1) has reported..." or simply by giving the appropriate number in parentheses (e.g.: "As has recently been reported (1, 2) .."). In the text, when there are more than two authors, only the name of the first author should be given, followed by "et al.". In the reference list, all authors should be listed when there are 6 or fewer, when there are 7 or more only the first 3 should be given, followed by "et al.".References should follow the Vancouver style set forth in the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals" with the exception that pagination should be complete. The titles of journals should be abbreviated in accordance with the style used in Medline and/or other leading databases. References should be complete, and include initials and surnames of authors, titles of papers referred to, the abbreviated title of the journal, year, volume, first and last page number of article cited. References to papers "submitted" or to "personal communications" cannot be accepted; these should be mentioned in the body of the text. Accurate compilation of the bibliography is mandatory.
The following are sample styles:
1. Holaday JW, Loh HH, Li CH. Unique behavioral effects of b-endorphin and their relationship to thermoregulation and hypothalamic function. Life Sci 1978;22:l525-l536.
2. Moore MC, Sulzman FM. Internal temporal order.In: Aschoff Jed Handbook of behavioral neurobiology. New York: Plenum Press 1981;4:215-241.
3. Gray JA. The psychology of fear and stress. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1987.
4. Caffarra P, Cammelli F, Scaglioni A et al. Emission tomography (SPECT) and dementia: a new approach. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 1988;3:313, abstract.

TABLES
For electronic submitting please follow the instructions reported at http://www.oimplantology.org/submitarticle/Type each table on a separate page at the end of the main document. Do not submit tables as photographs. Number tables consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and supply a brief title for each. Give each column a short or abbreviated heading. Place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading. Explain in footnotes all non-standard abbreviations that are used in each table. Identify statistical measures of variations, such as standard deviation and standard error of the mean. Do not use internal horizontal and vertical rules. Be sure that each table is cited in the text. If you use data from another published source, obtain permission and acknowledge fully.

ILLUSTRATIONS
For electronic submitting please follow the instructions reported at http:// www.oimplantology.org/submitarticle/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. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material will have to be supplied. Permission is required irrespective of authorship or publisher except for documents in the public domain. If photographs of people are used, either the subjects must not be identifiable or their pictures must be accompanied by written permission to use the photograph.Figures should be professionally drawn, photographed and digitized or created electronically; freehand or typewritten lettering is unacceptable. Letters, numbers and symbols should be clear and even throughout and of sufficient size that when reduced for publication, each item will still be legible. Titles and detailed explanations belong in the legends for illustrations not on the illustrations themselves.All illustrations must be supplied at the correct resolution:Black and white and colour photos – 300 dpiGraphs, drawings, etc – 800 dpi preferred; 600 dpi minimumCombinations of photos and drawings (black and white and colour) – 500 dpi.Per each article the maximum number of illustrations which will be accepted is 10.

SENDING THE MANUSCRIPT
If you don’t want follow electronical submission article, please send manuscripts to:

Oral Implantology
CIC Edizioni Internazionali
C.so Trieste, 42
00198 Roma
Italia

Together with the manuscript, please enclose a cd rom of the word-processed manuscript and a list of any non-standard characters used on the disk can be submitted. The preferred storage medium is a 3.5 inch disk in Windows compatible format. Accurate keyboard practice is essential; for instance, one (1) and "el" (l) must be clearly different. Non-reproducible characters should not be left as a blank space in the file but replaced by characters not used elsewhere: their use must be consistent and clearly stated. The publisher is under no obligation to use the submitted floppy disk, but will make every effort to do so.

MANDATORY CHARGE OF PUBLISHING
Authors are asked to pay publication costs of their contribute.
Therefore, "Oral & Implantology" levies an article-processing charge of € 600,00 (V.A.T. included) for each article accepted for publication.
On acceptance of a manuscript the editorial office will inform Authors about payment procedures.

DECLARATION
Full declaration form is reported and can be found at http://www.oimplantology.org/pdf/Desclosure_for_authors.pdf

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION
Submission of a manuscript will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere at the same time. The author must supply a full statement to the Editors-in-Chief about all submissions and previous reports that might be regarded as redundant or duplicate publication of the same or very similar work.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Authors are responsible for disclosing all financial and personal relationships between themselves and others that might bias their work. To prevent ambiguity, authors must state explicitly whether potential conflicts do or do not exist. Investigators should disclose potential conflicts to study participants and should state in the manuscript whether they have done so. Authors should describe the role of the study sponsor(s), if any, in study design, in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data, in the writing of the report and in the decision to submit the report for publication. If the supporting source had no such involvement, the authors should so state.

ETHICS
When reporting experiments on human subjects, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 1983. Do not use patients' names, initials or hospital numbers, especially in illustrative material. When reporting experiments on animals, indicate whether the institution's or a national research council's guide for, or any national law on, the care and use of laboratory animals was followed. A statement describing explicitly the ethical background to the studies being reported should be included in all manuscripts in the Materials and Methods section. Ethics committee or institutional review board approval should be stated.Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. Identifying information should not be published in written descriptions, photographs and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that the patient be shown the manuscript to be published. Identifying details should be omitted if they are not essential but patient data should never be altered or falsified in an attempt to attain anonymity. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve and informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity.

AUTHORSHIPA
ll persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship and all those who qualify should be listed. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content. One or more authors should take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole, from inception to published article. Authorship credit should be based only on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; 3) final approval of the version to be published. Conditions 1, 2 and 3 must all be met. Acquisition of funding, the collection of data or general supervision of the research group, by themselves, do not justify authorship. All others who contributed to the work who are not authors should be named in the Acknowledgements section. PAGE CHARGESThere is no page charge to authors.

COPYRIGHT
To enable the publisher to disseminate author's work to the fullest extent, all authors must sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement, transferring copyright in the article to CIC.An agreement with original signatures will be requested if a paper is accepted for publication. A copy of the agreement to be used can be downloaded from the web site www.oimplantology.org.

REPRINTS
Please contact the address publisher at reprints@gruppocic.it .

DISCLAIMER
The validity of the data and the views expressed in articles in the journal are the responsibility of authors and not of the publisher.

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