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 Types of Manuscripts Top

Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with "Uniform requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journal" developed by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.

Types of Manuscripts and Limits

Original articles:
Up to 3000 words excluding references and abstract.

Clinical reports:
Up to 1000 words excluding references and abstract and up to 10 references. Online Submission of the Manuscripts

Review Articles:
Up to 3000 words excluding references and abstract.


 Submission of Manuscripts Top

All manuscripts must be submitted on-line through the website http://www.journalonweb.com/urjd. First time users will have to register at this site. Registration is free but mandatory. Registered authors can keep track of their articles after logging into the site using their user name and password. If you experience any problems, please contact the editorial office by e-mail at editor [AT] urjd . org

Please note you are required to submit the following four attachments with the same names as cited below :

1. Title
2. Blinded Manuscript
3. Images
4. Copyright transfer form

1. Title File: Prepare a covering letter addressed to the Editor, URJD.

  • The title page should carry Type of manuscript (e.g. Original article, Case Report or Review Article)
  • The title of the article, which should be concise, but informative; Running title or short title not more than 50 characters;
  • The name by which each contributor is known (Last name, First name and initials of middle name), with his or her highest academic degree(s) and institutional affiliation;
  • The name of the department(s) and institution(s) to which the work should be attributed;
  • The name, address, phone numbers, fax numbers and e-mail address of the contributor responsible for correspondence about the manuscript;
  • The total number of pages, total number of photographs and word counts separately for abstract and for the text (excluding the references and abstract);
  • Source(s) of support in the form of grants, equipment, drugs, or all of these;
  • Acknowledgement, if any; and
  • If the manuscript was presented as part at a meeting, the organization, place, and exact date on which it was read.

All information which can reveal your identity should be here only.

2. Blinded Manuscript /Article file:
This file should contain the main text of the article, beginning from
1. the title ,
2. the abstract,
3. key words,
4. main text ( including tables, graphs and Charts)
5. References

An abstract (of no more than 150 words for case reports, brief reports and 250 words for original articles). The abstract should be structured and state the Context (Background), Aims, Settings and Design, Methods and Material, Statistical analysis used, Results and Conclusions.

Key words:
Below the abstract please provide 3 to 10.keywords

Main Text:
The text of observational and experimental articles should be divided into sections with the headings: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, References, Tables, Figures, Figure legends, and Acknowledgment. Do not make subheadings in these sections.

References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order). Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals in square bracket (e.g. [10]). Please refer to ICMJE Guidelines (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html) for more examples. Standard journal article:

Roberts JF, Sharif M. The fate and survival of amalgams and preformed crown molar restorations placed in specialist pediatric dental practice, Br. Dent J 1990; 169:237-44 List the first six contributors followed by et al.

Chapter in a book: McDonald RE, Avery DR, Weddell JA. Gingivitis and periodontal disease. In: McDonald RE, Avery DR, editors. Dentistry for the Child and adolescent. 5th ed. St. Louis: The C.V. Mosby Company; 1989. p. 466-78 Do not include any information (such as acknowledgement, your names in page headers, etc.) in this file.

Use text/doc files. Do not zip the files. Do not incorporate images in the file.

3. Images: Submit good quality color images. Each image should be less than 400 kb in size. Size of the image can be reduced by decreasing the actual height and width of the images (keep up to 1200x1600 pixels). All images have to be incorporated in a document or text file along with their legends and submitted as only one text or document file attachment.

4. Copyright transfer form:
to be modified as applicable and one singed copy scanned to be attached online only.

Contributors’ form / copyright transfer form can be submitted online from the authors’ area on http://www.journalonweb.com/urjd.

Sending a revised manuscript  Top

While submitting a revised manuscript, contributors are requested to make all changes requested and also explanations with the point to point clarification to each comment / change (WHERE AND HOW WILL THIS HAPPEN ) The authors will have to again attach all the four files namely, 1. Title
2. Blinded Manuscript
3. Images
4. Copyright transfer form

Editorial office:
Prof. Dr. Iqbal Musani
Editor in Chief, Universal Research Journal of Dentistry
Maharashtra Cosmopolitan Education Society’s M A Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences and Research,
K.B Hidayatullah Road,Camp,Pune 411001
Maharashtra, India
Email: editor @ urjd . org

Copyrights   Top

The whole of the literary matter in the Universal Research Journal of Dentistry is copyright and cannot be reproduced without the written permission.

Checklist   Top

Presentation and format

  • Double spacing
  • Margins 2.5 cm from all four sides
  • Title page contains all the desired information
  • Running title provided (not more than 50 characters)
  • Abstract page contains the full title of the manuscrip
  • Abstract provided (about 150 words for case reports and 250 words for original articles)
  • Structured abstract provided for an original article
  • Key words provided (three or more)
  • Introduction of 75-100 words
  • Headings in title case (not ALL CAPITALS)
  • References cited in square brackets
  • References according to the journal's instructions, punctuation marks checked. According to order of citations please quote the references.

Language and grammar

  • Uniformly American English
  • Abbreviations spelt out in full for the first time
  • Numerals from 1 to 10 spelt out
  • Numerals at the beginning of the sentence spelt out

Tables and figures

  • No repetition of data in tables and graphs and in text
  • Actual numbers from which graphs drawn, provided
  • Figures necessary and of good quality (colour)
  • Table and figure numbers in Arabic letters (not Roman)
  • Figure legends provided (not more than 40 words)
  • Patients' privacy maintained
  • Credit note for borrowed figures/tables provided
Contributors' form  Top

(to be modified as applicable and one signed copy attached with the manuscript)

Manuscript Title:

I/we certify that I/we have participated sufficiently in contributing to the intellectual content, concept and design of this work or the analysis and interpretation of the data (when applicable), as well as writing of the manuscript, to take public responsibility for it and have agreed to have my/our name listed as a contributor.

 I/we believe that the manuscript represents valid work. Neither this manuscript nor one with substantially similar content under my/our authorship has been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere, except as described in the covering letter. I/we certify that all the data collected during the study is presented in this manuscript and no data from the study has been or will be published separately. I/we attest that, if requested by the editors, I/we will provide the data/information or will cooperate fully in obtaining and providing the data/information on which the manuscript is based, for examination by the editors or their assignees. Financial interests, direct or indirect, that exist or may be perceived to exist for individual contributors in connection with the content of this paper have been disclosed in the cover letter. Sources of outside support of the project are named in the covering letter. 

I/We hereby transfer(s), assign(s), or otherwise convey(s) all copyright ownership, including any and all rights incidental thereto, exclusively to the Universal Research Journal of Dentistry, in the event that such work is published by the Universal Research Journal of Dentistry. The Universal Research Journal of Dentistry shall own the work, including

  1. copyright;
  2. the right to grant permission to republish the article in whole or in part, with or without fee;
  3. the right to produce preprints or reprints and translate intouages other than English for sale or free distribution; and
  4. the right to republish the work in a collection of articles in any other mechanical or electronic format.

We give the rights to the corresponding author to make necessary changes as per the request of the journal, do the rest of the correspondence on our behalf and he/she will act as the guarantor for the manuscript on our behalf.

All persons who have made substantial contributions to the work reported in the manuscript, but who are not contributors, are named in the Acknowledgment and have given me/us their written permission to be named. If I/we do not include an Acknowledgment that means I/we have not received substantial contributions from non-contributors and no contributor has been omitted.

Name Signature Date signed
1 --------------- --------------- ---------------
2 --------------- --------------- ---------------
3 --------------- --------------- ---------------
4 --------------- --------------- --------------- (up to 4 contributors for case report/ images/ review)
5 --------------- --------------- ---------------
6 --------------- --------------- --------------- (up to 6 contributors for original studies)

Click here to download copyright form


These ready to use templates are made to help the contributors write as per the requirements of the Journal.

Save the templates on your computer and use them with a word processor program. 
Click open the file and save as the manuscript file.

In the program keep 'Document Map' and 'Comments' on from 'View' menu to navigate through the file. 

Download Template for Original Articles/ABSTRACT Reports. (.DOT file)

Download Template for Case Reports.  (.DOT file)

Download Template for Review Articles.  (.DOT file)

Download Template for Letter to the Editor.  (.DOT file)


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