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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • 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

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Author Guidelines

Article Submission


the Libyan Dental Journal (LDJ) focuses on various aspects of basic and applied sciences in Dental practice and research. Papers that discuss topics related to all branches of dentistry are welcomed. Papers submitted for publication must not have been published, accepted or even submitted for publication elsewhere. By submitting a paper for publication to the LJD, the submitting author(s) authorize the publisher (International Health Academy) to all copy wrights. The International Health Academy reserves all rights of reproduction and republication of material that appears in the LDJ. Submitted articles cannot be withdrawn at any stage of the publication process, nor after publication.

LDJ is published in English. However, manuscripts could also be submitted in Arabic. English papers will be abstracted to Arabic and Arabic papers will be abstracted to English. Papers submitted in Arabic should follow the same guidelines as papers written in English. IMRAD order in English is (مطنم) in Arabic. Authors who submit Arabic articles, should supply their full names in both Arabic and English scripts. manuscript written in French may also be considered.

Article Preparation:
Title Page

The title of the manuscript should be as concise as possible, and should be related to the submitted manuscript. The title should be placed on a separate title page, together with the full name(s) of the author(s), institutional affiliations(s) and their highest scientific degrees obtained. The postal mailing address, as well as the email address, fax, telephone and mobile numbers including the country and local codes of the corresponding author should be clearly provided in the same title page. The number of authors should be limited to six authors/manuscript. Other names may be included in the acknowledgements.

A summary of the manuscript should be provided in a separate page with a maximum of 250 words for original manuscripts, 300 words for article reviews and 200 words for case reports. Five key words should be provided in the abstract page and should be placed below the abstract. The abstract should be divided into a similar fashion to IMRAD format depends on the type of the manuscript. (see below for further details).

IMRAD-order Format

Original Manuscript should follow the IMRAD format: Introduction; Patients (Materials, subjects) and methods; Results; Analysis (Optional); and Discussion. An abstract of no more than 250 words should be submitted along with the manuscript, clearly and briefly stating the Objectives, Setting, results and conclusions.

Review Articles
Review articles should focus on debatable, recent updates, change of practice, or fundamental issues within dental specialties, dental education or promotion of oral or general health care. The article should contain sections dealing with objectives, sources, methods of selection, compilation, interpretation of data and conclusions. An abstract of no more than 300 words should be submitted.

Case Reports
The description of the case should contain only pertinent positive and negative findings. Irrelevant material or excessive detail should be avoided. Illustrations add visual supplements should be simple, compact, and self-contained. Tables and graphs should be restricted to case reports describing series of cases with the aim to reduce any statistical data to readily interpretable form. Discussion section should emphasize the salient features of the case, show their relation to previous knowledge, and interpret their significance. Conclusions section should discuss future cases when warranted by the evidence presented. An abstract of no

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