Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Medicine

Instruction to Authors - January 2013

Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Medicine (JOMPM) is aimed to promote scientific communication among human researchers worldwide. JOMPM is an International print and online Journal published in   a frequency of four issues per year by Sydus Publishing, India. JOMPM publishes research papers, reviews, case reports, commentaries and letter to editors covering all the aspects of  Dental Sciences.


Studies reporting the experiments on human subjects and animals should follow standard guidelines and authors should indicate whether the procedures followed guidelines and ethical standards. The study should obtain the ethical clearance from the ethical committee appointed by the concerned Institute. Author should indicate the ethical clearance number or project /proposal approval number in the method section. If needed by the journal editorial board, the authors should produce the copy of ethical clearance.

Preparation of Manuscript

Manuscript should be typewritten in 12 font size using Times New Roman font, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Pages should be numbered consecutively, starting with the title page and the matter arranged in the following order: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References, Tables and figures along with captions and legends.

Title Page

Title page contains title of the manuscript in bold face, title case (font size 14), names of the authors in normal face, title case, followed by the address of authors in normal face, lower case should be typewritten in 12 font size. Names of the authors should appear as full names to avoid confusion. The corresponding author should be indicated with an asterisk. Please mention “*For correspondence” and provide a functional full address, e-mail address and phone number of the corresponding author to whom all correspondence  is to be sent.


An abstract not exceeding 300 words should be provided typed on a separate sheet. Abstract should include Objective, methods, results and conclusion.


Up to 4-6 keywords must be provided related to the work .These keywords should be typed at the end of the abstract.


It should be a concise statement of the background to the work presented, including relevant earlier work, suitably referenced. It should be started in a new page.

Materials and Methods

It shall be started as a continuation to introduction on the same page. All important materials and equipments, the manufacturer’s name and, if possible, the location should be provided. The main methods used shall be briefly described, citing references. New methods or substantially modified methods may be described in sufficient detail. The statistical method and the level of significance chosen shall be clearly stated.


The important results of the work should be clearly stated and illustrated where necessary with tables and figures. The statistical treatment of data and significance level of the factors should be stated wherever necessary. Data that is not statistically significant need only to be mentioned in the text – no illustration is necessary.


This section should deal with the interpretation of results, making the readers to understand the problem taken and should be logical. The discussion should state the scope of the results, which need to be further explored. Results and discussion of the work can also be combined under one section, Results and Discussion.


Concisely summarizes the principal conclusions of the work and highlights the wider implications. This section should not merely duplicate the abstract.


Articles in Journals

Standard journal article

List the first six authors followed by et al.

Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002;935(1-2):40-6.

Chapter in a book

Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.

Conference proceedings

Harnden P, Joffe JK, Jones WG, editors. Germ cell tumors V. Proceedings of the 5th Germ Cell Tumor Conference; 2001 Sep 13-15; Leeds, UK. New York: Springer; 2002.

Conference paper

Christensen S, Oppacher F. An analysis of Koza's computational effort statistic for genetic programming. In: Foster JA, Lutton E, Miller J, Ryan C, Tettamanzi AG, editors. Genetic programming. Euro GP 2002: Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Genetic Programming; 2002 Apr 3-5; Kinsdale, Ireland. Berlin: Springer; 2002. p. 182-91.


Borkowski MM. Infant sleep and feeding: a telephone survey of Hispanic Americans [dissertation]. Mount Pleasant (MI): Central Michigan University; 2002.


Pagedas AC, inventor; Ancel Surgical R&D Inc., assignee. Flexible endoscopic grasping and cutting device and positioning tool assembly. United States patent US 20020103498. 2002 Aug 1.

Unpublished Material

Tian D, Araki H, Stahl E, Bergelson J, Kreitman M. Signature of balancing selection in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. Forthcoming 2002.

Electronic Material CD-ROM

Anderson SC, Poulsen KB. Anderson's electronic atlas of hematology [CD-ROM]. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2002.

Journal article on the Internet

Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [Internet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2002 Aug 12];102(6):[about 1 p.]. Available from:

Homepage/Web site [Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-01 [updated 2002 May 16; cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from:


Acknowledgements as well as information regarding conflicts of interest and funding sources should be provided.


Should each be typed on a separate page, numbered in sequence with the body of the text. Tables should be headed with a short, descriptive caption. They should be formatted with horizontal lines only; vertical ruled lines are not required. Footnotes to tables should be indicated with a), b), c) etc. and typed on the same page as the table.


Should be on separate pages but not inserted with in the text. All figures must be referred to in the text and numbered with Arabic numerals in the sequence in which they are cited. Each figure must be accompanied by a legend explaining in detail the contents of the figure and are to be typed under the figures. Graphs should preferably be prepared using Microsoft Excel and submitted as Excel graphs pasted in Word. Alternatively photographs can be submitted as JPEG images. Keys to symbols, abbreviations, arrows, numbers or letters used in the illustrations should not be written on the illustration itself but should be clearly explained in the legends. Avoid inserting boxes with key to symbols, in the figures or below the figures. All Tables and Figures captions and legends should be typed on a separate page.

Article Proofs

Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author through e-mail. They must be carefully evaluated and returned as revised manuscript within 72 hours for possible publication in the upcoming issue. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that the galley proof is to be returned without delay with correction. In case of any delay, authors will be held responsible for the contents appearing in their published manuscripts.


Authors are asked to sign a warranty and copyright agreement statement upon acceptance of their manuscript, before the manuscript can be published.

Reviewers’ suggestion

All the authors are requested to suggest two reviewers, while submitting manuscript

Peer Review Process

All the manuscripts submitted to the journal will be allotted an individual identification code that will be sent to the corresponding author within 72 hours of the submission. The manuscript submitted will then be submitted to the reviewers to start the peer-review process after the first stage clearance from the editorial board regarding the suitability of the manuscript for publication in the journal. After receiving the reviewer’s report/comments, the report will be communicated to the authors for possible corrections, if accepted. Authors will be directed to submit revised manuscript within a span of 3 weeks. The manuscript submitted after this time limit will be deemed either rejected or considered as a fresh publication.

Online Submission of manuscript

Authors are requested to submit the manuscript either through online manuscript submission system or by e-mail to e-mail id:    

Postal submission will not be entertained.

Article processing charge

Upon acceptance by the journal, a processing/publication fee of Rs. 2550 for Indian authors and US$150 for foreign authors will be charged per article.

Payment details will be sent to authors upon acceptance of the article.


While the advice and information in this journal is believed to be true and accurate at the date of going to press, neither the authors, nor the editors and the publishers can accept any legal responsibility for any errors and omissions that may be made.

The  publisher  makes  no  warranty,  express  or  imply  with  respect  to  material contained herein.

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