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Papers submitted to the Journal of Osseointegration must be in English language, typed in a 12-point font and double-spaced; they should not exceed 20 typescript pages (including the title page), plus a typical number of figures (about 10 to 15). Italian authors must also supply an Italian translation of the full text.
Provide the following data on the title page (in the order given): title, author names, titles and affiliations (where the work was actually done), corresponding author (telephone and fax numbers, with country and area code, e-mail and complete postal address).
Abstracts must not exceed 250 words and should be structured as follows: Aim, Materials and methods, Results, and Conclusions.
Authors should list 4 to 6 keywords that appropriately represent the contents of the work.
The component parts of the main text of a manuscript will normally be Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, and Discussion. Other parts of the manuscript will normally include a list of references, tables, figure legends, and figures.
References should be listed according to the Vancouver style of referencing, that is numbered in sequence as they are cited in the text. They should be also included on a separate page in the manuscript. Examples for arranging the reference list. Journals Mangano C, Scarano A, Perrotti V, Iezzi G, Piattelli A. Maxillary sinus augmentation with a porous synthetic hydroxyapatite and bovine-derived hydroxyapatite: a comparative clinical and histologic study. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2007;22:980-6. Monographs Matthews DE, Farewell VT. Using and understanding medical statistics. Basel: Karger; 1985. Edited books Piattelli A, Misch CE, Farias Pontes AE, Iezzi G, Scarano A, Degidi M. Dental Implant surfaces: a review. In: Carl E. Misch. Contemporary Implant Dentistry. Third edition. Mosby Elsevier 2008:599-620.Authors will be responsible for the accuracy of the references both within the main text and the reference list.
Tables and figures
Each table should be typed on a separate page at the end of the manuscript, and numbered consecutively. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Figures, charts, and graphs should be professionally drawn. Text should be large enough to be read after reduction. Resolution must be at least 300 dpi when the image is 3 inches wide. Files saved in TIFF or JPEG format are preferred. Please do not send images embedded in word processing programs (eg, Word) or “office suite” programs (Excel, PowerPoint, etc). Figure legends should be typed as a group on a separate page at the end of the manuscript. There should be an individual legend for each illustration. Detailed captions are encouraged. For microphotographs, specify original magnification and stain.
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Patients have a right to privacy that should not be violated without informed consent. When informed consent has been obtained, editors may request authors to provide a copy before making the editorial decision.
Manuscripts must be reviewed with due respect for authors' confidentiality. In submitting their manuscripts for review, authors entrust editors with the results of their scientific work and creative effort, on which their reputation and career may depend. Authors' rights may be violated by disclosure of the confidential details during review of their manuscript. Reviewers also have rights to confidentiality, which must be respected by the editor. Confidentiality may have to be breached if dishonesty or fraud is alleged but otherwise must be honored.
Editors must not disclose information about manuscripts (including their receipt, content, status in the reviewing process, criticism by reviewers, or ultimate fate) to anyone other than the authors and reviewers. This includes requests to use the materials for legal proceedings.
Protection of Human Subjects and Animals in Research
When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2008. If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. Documented review and approval from a formally constituted review board (Institutional Review Board - IRB - or Ethics committee) is required for all studies (prospective or retrospective) involving people, medical records, and human tissues. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should certificate that the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.