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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 1.5line-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

The JCDRR invites the following article categories for submission: Original Scientific Articles, Review Articles, Case Reports/Clinical Techniques.

The abstracts for all categories would have a maximum word count of 300 words. Abstract must be structured, under the sub-headings: Background, Objective(s), Materials and methods (include design, setting, subject and main outcome measures as appropriate), Results and Conclusion.

  • Original Research Articles

Original Research Articles must describe significant and original experimental observations and can be critically evaluated.

These manuscripts have a limit of 3500 words, (including abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, and acknowledgments; excluding figure legends and references). There is a limit of a total of 4 figures and 4 tables.

  • Review Article

Manuscripts in this category are either narrative articles, or systematic reviews/meta-analyses. These manuscripts have a limit of 5000 words, (including abstract, introduction, discussion, and acknowledgments; excluding figure legends and references). In addition, there is a limit of a total of 4 figures and 4 tables.

Case report/Clinical Technique articles followed by the widespread review of the literature will be categorized as “Case Report/Clinical Technique”.

  • Case Report/Clinical Technique

Manuscripts in this category should report the unusual clinical case/finding or the use of evident based new technology in a clinical case. These manuscripts have a limit of 3500 words [including abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, and acknowledgments; excluding figure legends and references]. In addition, there is a limit of a total of 6 figures or 2 tables.

Authors are encouraged to avoid inclusion of extraneous text and figures, more than necessary. The Editor may reject manuscripts that exceed these limitations.

Manuscripts submitted with more than the allowed number of figures or tables will require the approval of the JCDRR Editor or section editors. If you are not sure whether your manuscript falls within one of the categories above, or would like to request preapproval for submission of additional figures please contact the Editor.

  1. Manuscript Preparation
    • Form and Structure

The publication language of JCDRR is English. Authors are strongly encouraged to analyze the final version of manuscript with both software (e.g., spelling and grammar programs) and expert in English grammar.

Manuscripts should be prepared with 1.5 line-spaced on A4 size MS Word file with margin width (at least 2.5 cm) on all margins. A standard 12-point Calibri (Body) font should be used. Pages, except cover page, should be numbered at the right bottom.

Manuscripts should be prepared and uploaded as MS Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rft) files (not write-protected) plus separate figure files.

All illustrations (line drawings, graph, diagram, radiograph, photographs, etc.) are classified as figures. Figures should be submitted as .tiff or .eps files. Power point files are not accepted. Each figure should be supplied as a separate file, with the Arabic figure number incorporated in the file name and cited in consecutive order in the text. Figure legends should be included as text so that they can be edited if necessary. All abbreviations should be explained in each figure. Composite figures are recommended especially for case reports.

Low-resolution figures saved as .jpg or .bmp files are acceptable only for ease of transmission during the review process. After acceptance, .eps or .tif files with high-resolution at least 300 dpi and 5 cm x 5 cm in size will be required. Higher resolution figure, 600 dpi, is suggested if possible.

In the main text, please define figures as for instance 'Figure 1', 'Figure 2' etc. to match the tag name chosen for the individual figure files uploaded.

Letter on figures should be in a clear, sans serif typeface (e.g. Helvetica); if possible, the same typeface should be used for all figures in a paper. Also, figures should avoid excessive boxing, unnecessary colour, shading and/or decorative effects. Lettering in figures should be in lower-case type, with the first letter capitalized.

Figure legends must be understandable without reference to the text. Figure legends should begin with a brief title for the whole figure and continue with a short description of each panel and the symbols used; they should not contain any details of methods.

Tables should be self-contained and complement, not duplicate, information contained in the text. They should be supplied as editable files, not pasted as images. Tables should be double-spaced with no vertical rulings, with a single bold ruling beneath the column titles. Units of measurements must be included in the column title.

Legends should be concise but comprehensive. The table, legend, and footnotes must be understandable without reference to the text. All abbreviations must be defined in footnotes. Footnote symbols: †, ‡, §, ¶, should be used (in that order) and *, **, *** should be reserved for P-values. Statistical measures such as SD or SEM should be identified in the headings.

The main text file must contain the abstract, main text, references, tables, and figure legends, but no embedded figures or Title page.

To reduce repetition of long technical terms, abbreviations could be used in minimum. When these terms appearing 3 or more times in the manuscript, they should be written out completely in the text when first appearance with the abbreviation in parenthesis. Thereafter, the abbreviation only can be used.

Chemical substances and drugs should be mentioned in the generic name only. If proprietary drugs have been used in the study, refer to these by their generic name, mentioning the proprietary name, and the name and location of the manufacturer, in parentheses.

All measurements must be given in SI or SI-derived units.

The title page should be prepared and uploaded as a separate file.

  • Parts of the Manuscript

The manuscript should be prepared and submitted in three separate files: title page; main text file; figures with figure legends.

  • The title page

The title page must include the title of the article, the full name of the author(s), academic degrees, positions, institutional affiliations, a running title (of 7 or less words), and correspondence. The title should be concise and precise. It should be of 20 or less words. Only the first letter of the first word of the title should be capitalized.

The JCDRR adheres to the description of authorship defined by The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) at Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study.

The corresponding author's position, affiliation, address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address should be given. The JCDRR accepts only one corresponding author. Only one corresponding author (the submitting author) is solely responsible for communicating with the journal.

Multiple authors having equally contributed to the article could be specified as co-first authors. An authorship declaration should also be included regarding agreement of all authors and if the equally contribution of co-first authors is present.

The adding, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted manuscript must be approved by the Editor-in-chief  after a written confirmation by a corresponding author including the reason the name should be rearranged and all the signature of co-authors.

  • Main text file

Manuscripts should be prepared in the following order: (1) title, abstract and key words, (2) text, (3) references, (4) tables (each table complete with title and footnotes) and (5) figures.

Figures and supporting information should be supplied in separate files. Footnotes to the text are not allowed and any such material should be incorporated into the text in parentheses.

  • Abstract and key words

All articles must have a brief abstract that states in 300 words for the purpose, basic procedures, main findings and principal conclusions of the study. The abstract should not contain abbreviations or references.

Six key words, for the purposes of indexing, should be supplied below the abstract, in alphabetical order, and should be taken from those recommended by the US National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) browser list at

  • Text

Generally, authors should use the following subheadings to divide the sections of their manuscript: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion.

  • References

The JCDRR uses the Vancouver system of referencing (examples are given below). References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text. If cited in tables or figure legends, number according to the first identification of the table or figure in the text. In the text, references must be cited with parentheses and must appear in front of the full stop point or comma at the end of the sentence/clause. The number of references for scientific articles, case reports and clinical technique/updates is limited to 35. There is no limit on the number of references in literature/systematic reviews and meta-analysis articles.

In the reference list, when the names of authors are six or more, the names of all authors could be mentioned; when seven or more, list the first three followed by et al. All citations mentioned in the text, tables or figures must be listed in the reference list. Names of journals should be abbreviated in the style used in Index Medicus. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references. Reference to unpublished data and personal communications should not appear in the list but should be cited in the text only (e.g. Smith A, 2000, unpublished data). ibid. or op cit should not be used.

 Examples of correct forms of reference follow:

Standard journal article

  • Landys Boren D, Jonasson P, Kvist T. Long-term survival of endodontically treated teeth at a public dental specialist clinic. J Endod 2015;41:176–81.
  • Vasconcelos BC, Vale TM, Menezes AST, et al. Anex vivocomparison of root canal length determination by three electronic apex locators at positions short of the apical foramen. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2010;110:e57–61.
  • Kim SR, Kwak SW, Lee JK, et al. Efficacy and retrievability of root canal filling using calcium silicate-based and epoxy resin-based root canal sealers with matched obturation techniques. Aust Endod J 2019.[Epub ahead of print].

Journal supplement

  • Edwardsson S. Bacteriological studies on deep areas of carious dentine. Odontol Revy 1974;32(Suppl):1–143.
  • Hargreaves K, Abbott PV. Drugs for pain management in dentistry. Aust Dent J 2005; 50(suppl 2):S14–22.

Books and other monographs

Personal author(s)

  • Stux G, Pomeranz B. Basics of Acupuncture, 5th ed. Berlin: Springer-Verlag; 1997.
  • Gutmann J, Harrison JW (1991) Surgical Endodontics, 1st ed. Boston, MA, USA: Blackwell Scientific Publications.

Chapter in a book

  • Trop M, Blanco L, Chivian N, Sigurdsson A. The role of endodontics after dental traumatic injuries. In: Cohen S, Hargraves KM, eds. Pathways of the Pulp. 9ed. St Louis: Mosby Elsevier; 2006:610–49.
  • Malamed SF. Handbook of Local Anesthesia, 5th ed. St Louis, MO: Mosby; 2004: 227–54.

Corporate author

  • British Endodontic Society. Guidelines for root canal treatment. Int Endod J 1983;16:192-5.

Dissertation or thesis

  • Thet Su Mon (2017). Micro-computed evaluation of voids and gaps in the root canals filled with two different sealers (Dr.D.Sc. Thesis). Yangon, Myanmar: University of Dental Medicine (Yangon).
  • Khine Zin Win (2018). A Comparative study on penetration of two auto-mix sealers into dentinal tubules placed by Endoactivator and Lentulo Spiral (M.D.Sc. Dissertation). Mandalay, Myanmar: University of Dental Medicine (Mandalay).


Full reference details must be given along with the URL, i.e. authorship, year, title of document/report and URL.  If this information is not available, the reference should be removed and only the web address cited in the text.

  • American Association of Endodontists. Glossary of endodontic terms. AAE 2019. Available at: Accessed November 16, 2019.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice: An Introduction to Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Available at: csels/dsepd/ss1978/SS1978.pdf. Accessed October 15, 2019.
  • Coltene Whaledent. The new file generation. Available at: Accessed November 22,2017.

 Published proceedings paper

  • DuPont B (1974) Bone marrow transplantation in severe combined immunodeficiency with an unrelated MLC compatible donor. In: White HJ, Smith R, eds. Proceedings of the Third Annual Meeting of the International Society for Experimental Rematology; pp. 44-46. Houston, TX, USA: International Society for Experimental Hematology.

Agency publication

  • Ranofsky AL (1978) Surgical Operations in Short-Stay Hospitals: United States-1975. DHEW publication no. (PHS) 78-1785 (Vital and Health Statistics; Series 13; no. 34.) Hyattsville, MD, USA: National Centre for Health Statistics.8
  • Statistical analysis

When necessary, authors are strongly encouraged to consult a statistician for statistical analysis.

Manuscripts with inappropriate statistical analysis methods will be returned to the authors without being reviewed.


  1. Manuscript Submission

All manuscripts should be submitted electronically via the online submission site Authors could trace the status of their own manuscripts. Further assistance can be obtained from the office of editorial board (email).

Instructions for submitting a paper is as below.

5.1. Getting Started

  • Open your web browser (supported browsers include Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher, Chrome? or Firefox 1.0.4 or higher) and go to the journal's online Submission Site:
  • Log-in, or if you are a new user, click on 'register here'.
  • If you are registering as a new user (corresponding author).

- After clicking on 'register here', enter your name and e-mail information and click 'Next'. Your e-mail information is very important.

- Enter your institution and address information as appropriate, and then click 'Next.'

- Enter a user ID and password of your choice (we recommend using your e-mail address as your user ID), and then select your areas of expertise. Click 'Finish'.

  • If you are registered, but forgot your log in details, please enter your e-mail address under 'Password Help'. The system will send you an automatic user ID and a new temporary password.
  • Log-in and select 'Author Centre’

5.2. Submitting Manuscript

  • Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.
  • After you have logged into your 'Author Centre', submit your manuscript by clicking on the submission link under 'Author Resources'.
  • Enter data and answer questions as appropriate. You may copy and paste directly from your manuscript and you may upload your pre-prepared covering letter.
  • Click the 'Next' button on each screen to save your work and advance to the next screen.
  • You are required to upload your files.

- Click on the 'Browse' button and locate the file on your computer.

- Select the designation of each file in the drop down next to the Browse button.

- When you have selected all files you wish to upload, click the 'Upload Files' button.

  • Review your submission (in HTML and PDF format) before completing your submission by sending it to the Journal.

Click the 'Submit' button when you are finished reviewing.


To supporting authors at every step, the JCDRR requires the submitting author (only) to provide an ORCID ID when submitting a manuscript. This takes about 2 minutes to obtain ORCID ID.

 5.3. Submission of Supporting Information

The JCDRR encourages submission of adjuncts to printed papers via the supporting information website. It is encouraged that authors wishing to describe novel procedures or illustrate cases more fully with figures and/or video may wish to utilise this facility.

Supporting information is best provided either in web-ready form or in a form that can be conveniently converted into one of the standard web publishing formats:

  • Simple word-processing files (.doc/docx or .rtf) for text.
  • PDF for more complex, layout-dependent text or page-based material.
  • GIF or JPEG for still graphics. Graphics supplied as EPS or TIFF are also acceptable.
  • MPEG or AVI for moving graphics.

 5.4. Blinded Review

Manuscript that do not conform to the aims and scope of the journal will be returned without review.

Manuscripts that meet the aims and scope of the JCDRR will be reviewed by experts in the field (generally two referees). The JCDRR will inform the result of the review process with referees´ comments to the corresponding author.

The JCDRR uses double blinded review. The names of the reviewers will thus not be disclosed to the author submitting a paper and the name(s) of the author(s) will not be disclosed to the reviewers.

To allow double blinded review, please submit (upload) your main manuscript and title page as separate files.

Please upload:

  • The title page and Acknowledgements under the file name 'title page'
  • Your manuscript without title page under the file name 'main text'
  • Figure files under the file name 'figures'

All documents uploaded under the file designation 'title page' will not be viewable in the html and pdf format. The files viewable in the html and pdf format are the files available to the reviewer in the review process.

Suspension of Submission Mid-way in the Submission Process

 5.5. E-mail Confirmation of Submission

After submission, the corresponding author will receive an e-mail to confirm receipt of manuscript. If you do not receive the confirmation e-mail after 24 hours, please check your e-mail address carefully in the system.

 Manuscript Status

Author can access to check 'Author Centre' for the status of manuscript. The Journal will inform by e-mail once a decision has been made.

 5.6. Submission of Revised Manuscripts

To submit a revised manuscript, locate the manuscript under 'Manuscripts with Decisions' and click on 'Submit a Revision'. Please remember to delete any old files uploaded when uploading revised manuscript.

  1. Publication Process after Acceptance

When an accepted article is received by Wiley’s production team, the corresponding author will receive an email asking them to login or register with Wiley Author Services. The author will be asked to sign a publication license at this point.

 6.1. Accepted Articles

Accepted ‘in press’ manuscripts are published online very soon after acceptance, prior to copy-editing or typesetting. Accepted Articles are published online a few days after final acceptance, appear in PDF format only, are given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows them to be cited and tracked, and are indexed by PubMed. After publication of the final version article (the article of record), the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.

Accepted Articles will be indexed by PubMed; submitting authors should therefore carefully check the names and affiliations of all authors provided in the cover page of the manuscript so it is accurate for indexing. Subsequently, the final copy edited and proofed articles will appear in an issue on Wiley Online Library; the link to the article in PubMed will update automatically.

6.2 Proof Corrections

Authors will receive an e-mail notification with a link and instructions for accessing HTML page proofs online. It is therefore essential that a working e-mail address is provided for the corresponding author. Page proofs should be carefully proofread for any copyediting or typesetting errors. Authors should also make sure that any renumbered tables, figures, or references match text citations and that figure legends correspond with text citations and actual figures. Online guidelines are provided within the system. No special software is required, most common browsers are supported.

Proofs must be returned to the Production Editor within three days of receipt. As changes to proofs are costly, excessive changes made by the author in the proofs, excluding typesetting errors, will be charged separately. Other than in exceptional circumstances, all illustrations are retained by the publisher. Please note that the author is responsible for all statements made in his work, including changes made by the copy editor.

  1. Post Publication
    • Access and sharing

When manuscript is published online:

  • Corresponding author will receive an email alert (if requested).
  • Published article can be shared through social media.
  • The authors will get free access after accepting the Terms & Conditions of use.
  • The corresponding author and co-authors can nominate up to ten colleagues to receive a publication alert and free online access to published article.

 8. Editorial Office Contact Details

For further information or advice please contact:

Dr. Myat Nyan

Editorial Secretary

Journal of Clinical Dentistry and Related Research


Phone: +95-95172154

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