Author Guidelines

The Journal of Lifelong DentoMedical Health (JLDMHealth) is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed journal that upholds the highest ethical standards in research, manuscript submission, and peer-review processes. The publisher, chief-in-editor, and journal editors are committed to maintaining the journal's quality while adhering to ethical guidelines. JLDMHealth focuses on publishing original research and review articles in general medicine and health, emphasizing originality, scientific excellence, and citation potential. The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), The journal encourages adherence to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines, providing detailed information on ethics and publication malpractice for editors (PDF), authors (PDF), and reviewers (PDF), available online or in PDF format.

 

 

 

Prepare your manuscript

 

First of all, the Journal of Lifelong DentoMedical Health (JLDMHealth) advises the esteemed authors to stringently adhere to the recommendations outlined by The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) when preparing their submissions.

 

Page Contents

  1. General Guidelines
  2. Manuscript Sections
  3. Title Page
  4. Abstract.
  5. The paper Body Text
  6. Introduction (Background)
  7. Methods
  8. Results
  9. Discussion
  10. Conclusion
  11. Technical support
  12.  
  13.  
  14.  
  15. Availability of Data and Materials.
  16. Authors’ Contributions.
  17. Ethics Approval and Consent to Participate.
  18. Competing Interest.
  19. Authors’ Details.
  20.  

 

  1. Formatting References
  2. Tables, Illustrations (Figures), Units of Measurement and Abbreviations and Symbols

 

  1. General Guidelines

 

Original research articles in JLDMHealth typically adhere to the "IMRAD" structure—Introduction (Background and study aim), Methods, Results, and Discussion. Further details on article types are available in the "Type of Articles" section. Depending on the study design, authors are encouraged to follow specific guidelines such as CONSORT for randomized trials, STROBE for observational studies, PRISMA for systematic reviews, and STARD for diagnostic accuracy studies. Review manuscript authors should detail methods for data location, selection, extraction, and synthesis, especially mandatory for systematic reviews. Reporting guidelines are accessible through the EQUATOR Network and NLM's Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives.

 

  1. Manuscript Sections
  2. The Title Page (with author details)

The first page is the title page (with author details) includes the article title, which should be specific, concise, and informative. Aim for brevity to capture the content and reader's attention. In randomized trials, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses, incorporate the study design into the title.

 

Author information:

Names

Provide the full name(s) of the author(s) and link them to their affiliations using numerical superscripts (e.g., "1, 2, 3, 4…") after each name. If all authors share the same affiliation, numbering is unnecessary. Example: Saad Ahmed Ali Jadoo1*, Mustafa Ali Mustafa 2


Affiliation

List distinct affiliations on separate lines without punctuation at each affiliation's end. If all authors share the same organization, state it once. Footnotes should include the author's academic affiliation, including departments, institutions, city, country, and email address if available.

Example:

*1 Department, Institutions, City, Country, and valid email address

2 Departments, Institutions, City, Country, and valid email address

 

Corresponding author

Include full names with contact details (mailing address, telephone, fax numbers, and email). Designate the corresponding author with a superscript asterisk (*). ICMJE encourages authors to provide their Open Researcher and Contributor Identification (ORCID).

 

Source(s) of support

Clearly state any grants, equipment, drugs, or support used for the work.

 

Word count

Ensure the total word count for the article, excluding abstract, acknowledgments, tables, figure legends, and references, stays under 5000 words. A separate word count for the abstract (limited to 300 words) is advised.

 

Number of figures and tables

Use figures and tables as necessary, but avoid duplicating data in the main text and figures or tables.

 

The main manuscript text (excluding author details):

The main manuscript text is the second page, containing the abstract, keywords, body text, references, figures, and tables. Ensure the manuscript is blinded, devoid of any identifying information like authors' names or affiliations.

 

  1. Abstract

The abstract is a crucial citation source for researchers, emphasizing the need for a comprehensive and reflective summary within a structured format of no more than 300 words. Avoid references and limit abbreviations. Include subheadings: Background (study context and purpose), Methods (study and statistical methods), Results (main findings), and Conclusions (brief summary and implications).

 

ICMJE suggests including the clinical trial registration number at the abstract's end. When using a trial acronym for the first time, authors should list its registration number. If data are deposited in a public repository or used in secondary analysis, authors must specify the unique, persistent data set identifier, repository name, and the number at the abstract's conclusion.

 

Keywords

Keywords, crucial for indexing (3-10 are allowed), should be placed below the abstract. Use specific terms, avoiding general, plural, or multi-concept terms like 'with', 'in', 'of', and 'and'.

 

  1. Paper Body Text:

 

  1. Background:

Provide study context, emphasizing the problem's nature and significance. Encourage a brief literature review, citing directly pertinent references without introducing extra data or conclusions. Clearly state the study's specific purpose or research objective.

 

  1. Methods:

Detail the tools, procedures, and apparatus used for the study, ensuring replicability. Include drug and chemical specifics, organization involvement, and statistical methods. Indicate statistical significance with superscripts (*P < 0.05, **P < 0.01). Limit information to what was available during study planning.

 

  1. Results:

Present findings logically, emphasizing main results first. Utilize tables or illustrations without duplicating data in the text. Ensure accuracy and readability in statistical test calculations.

 

  1. Discussion:

Briefly summarize main findings, exploring possible explanations. Avoid repeating results and textbook knowledge. Interpret results in light of other studies, emphasizing new aspects. Discuss implications and study limitations.

 

  1. Conclusion:

Connect conclusions with study aims, avoiding unsupported statements.

 

 

  1. Technical Points:

 

  1. Abbreviations:

Introduce abbreviations with the full words in the abstract and text.

 

  1. Acknowledgments:

Recognize study grants, including grant number, institution, and contributors.

 

  1. Funding:

Specify financial support for the study or declare the absence of support.

 

  1. Availability of Data and Materials:

Authors may need to provide raw data for editorial review, stating the email for data access.

 

  1. Authors’ Contributions:

Declare individual contributions of each author, ensuring all participated materially.

 

  1. Ethics Approval and Consent to Participate:

Specify ethical approval from a review body, following the Helsinki Declaration.

 

  1. Competing Interest:

Disclose any financial or substantive conflicts of interest; declare none if applicable.

 

  1. Authors’ Details:

List affiliations separately; if shared, state once. Include academic details in the footnote.

1 Department, College or Facukty of (Institutions), University, City, Country

2 Department, College or Facukty of (Institutions), University, City, Country

 

  1. References:
  • List references at the manuscript's end, ensuring alignment with in-text citations.
  • Verify the manuscript's correct order before organizing citations.
  • Authors are responsible for accuracy and NLM-style (PubMed) listing of references.
  • References may be electronically linked, requiring careful retyping and proofreading.
  • Include only published or in-press papers; preprints with citable DOIs or arXiv URLs are acceptable.
  • Avoid personal communications, unpublished results, or unaccepted work in the reference list.
  • Omit citations in abstracts or author summaries.
  • Number references in figures or tables according to text order.
  • In-text citations use Arabic numbers in square brackets before punctuation [e.g., ...graduated every year [42,50]...].
  • For multiple references, separate with commas or hyphen for consecutive sequences.
  • Refer to actual authors, ensuring inclusion of reference numbers [e.g., Yousif and Sami [8] found...].
  • Journal titles follow NCBI database abbreviations (Vancouver Style); refer to CASSI for abbreviations.
  • For more than six authors, list the first six followed by et al. (Note: NLM lists all authors).
  • See example formats below; refer to ICMJE Guidelines for diverse references.
  • Consult ICMJE Guidelines for details on various reference types, including electronic media and newspapers.

 

 

 

  1. Formatting References:

 

Given the electronic linkage of references, accurate formatting is crucial. Follow the NLM-style "PubMed" citation format: Standard format for citation is NLM style "PubMed"

#. Author of article AA, Author of article BB, Author of article CC. Title of the article. Abbreviated Title of Journal (when available). Year; vol(issue):page number(s).

 

  • Published Articles:

Ali Jadoo SA, et al. Knowledge, attitude, and practice toward COVID-19 among Iraqi people. J Ideas Health. 2020;3(Special2):258-65.

[DOI: 10.47108/jidhealth.Vol3.IssSpecial%202.59]

 

  • Accepted, Unpublished Articles:

Devaraju P, et al. Susceptibility to SLE in South Indian Tamils influenced by genetic selection pressure on TLR2 TLR9 genes. Mol Immunol. 2014. [DOI: 10.1016/j.molimm.2014.11.005]

 

  • Online Articles:

Huynen MMTE, et al. The health impacts of globalization: a conceptual framework. Global Health. 2005;1:14.

[DOI: 10.1186/1744-8603-1-14]

 

  • Books:

Bates B. Bargaining for life: A social history of tuberculosis. Philadelphia: Univ of Pennsylvania Press; 1992.

 

  • Book Chapters:

Hansen B. New York City epidemics and history for the public. In: AIDS and the Historian; Bethesda: NIH; 1991. pp. 21-28.

 

  • Deposited Articles (Preprints, e-prints, or arXiv):

Krick T, et al. Amino acid metabolism conflicts with protein diversity; 1991. [arXiv:1403.3301v1]

 

  • Published Media (Newspapers and Magazines):

Fountain H. Climate Change Is Another Danger for Vulnerable Penguins. The New York Times. 29 Jan 2014. [Accessed 13 Nov 2019]

 

  • New Media (Blogs, Websites):

Allen L. Announcing PLOS Blogs. 2010 Sep 1. [PLOS Blogs]. [Accessed 13 Nov 2019]

 

  • Masters' Theses or Doctoral Dissertations:

Wells A. Exploring the development of the independent, electronic, scholarly journal. M.Sc. Thesis, Univ of Sheffield. 1999. [Accessed 13 Nov 2019]

 

  • Databases and Repositories (e.g., Figshare, arXiv):

Roberts SB. QPX Genome Browser Feature Tracks; 2013. [figshare]. [Accessed 13 Nov 2019]

 

  • Multimedia (Videos, Movies, TV Shows):

Hitchcock A, director. Rear Window [Film]; 1954. Los Angeles: MGM.

 

 

  1. Tables, Illustrations (Figures), Units of Measurement and Abbreviations and Symbols

 

  1. Tables:

Tables, submitted in Word files, must adhere to specific guidelines. Numbered consecutively, each should have a short, informative title. Avoid using tabs, spaces, or colors. A maximum of 10 columns is allowed, and landscape orientation is not accepted. Include a title, legend, and footnotes. Tables must be cited in the manuscript.

 

  1. Figures:

Graphics should be submitted at actual size, fitting one (8.5 x 23.5 cm) or two (17.5 x 23.5 cm) columns. Acceptable formats include PDF, PowerPoint, or Photoshop files. Photographs need high-resolution formats (300-1200 dpi) and, when possible, a scale. Patient-identifiable photos require written permission. Lettering must meet specific font and size criteria. Authors may be asked to resubmit if figure quality doesn't meet standards.

 

  1. Figure Legends:

Legends should follow specific formatting. A bolded "Fig." with the number and period should precede each legend. Legends are collectively listed, describing the entire figure, followed by individual panel details. Each legend should not exceed 100 words, providing sufficient information for interpretation without referencing the text.

 

  1. Supplementary Material:

During submission, supplementary material can be uploaded. Prepared as a Word file, it should include a title, author list, table of contents, investigator list (if applicable), text, figures, tables, and references. Supplementary material should follow specific font and spacing guidelines.

 

  1. Units and Symbols:

Authors are encouraged to use SI units, adhering to lowercase for unit names. Symbols of units named after a person are capitalized. Include space between numbers and units, except for the degree symbol. Avoid italics for SI units and ensure special characters are embedded in the text for PDF conversion.