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Manuscript Submission Guidelines (Instructions for Authors):

RJDR Manuscript Submission guidelines





Manuscript submission guidelines (Instructions for authors)




Romanian Journal of Dental Research (RJDR) publishes research papers, review papers,

conference papers, short communications, interviews, and book reviews, in the following forms:

  • Reviews – specially commissioned by the editor, may present the results of various researchers for a specific topic or recent developments from the author’s own research;
  • Original Articles – describes original research of high scientific level;
  • Brief Reports, Short Reviews, Letters to the Editor, Meeting Abstracts, In Memoriam, and Book Reviews – these sections may appear occasionally.


  1. Review Articles
  • specially commissioned by the editor, may present the results of various researchers for a specific topic or recent developments from the author’s own research;

Structured summary giving information on methods of selecting the publications cited.
The authors are encouraged to follow PRISMA criteria

The content of the review will have:

  • Title page: title, authors (names, second name, surnames, affiliation, Country, e-mail, ORCID number, position number).
  • Abstract: should be no more than 250 words;
  • Keywords: (3-5)
  • Main text of the review must be structured, under the sub-headings:
  • Introduction; 2) Material and methods; 3) Results; 5) Discussions; 6) Conclusions.
  • References (min 30)


  1. Original Scientific Articles
    describes original research of high scientific level;

The authors are encouraged to follow STROBE criteria

The authors must provide in the article the Institutional Ethics Committee Approval.
Word limit: 5,000 words maximum, excluding abstract and references.
The content of the review will have:

  • Title page: title, authors (names, second name, surnames, affiliation, Country, e-mail, ORCID number, position number).
  • Abstract: should be no more than 250 words;
  • Keywords: (3-5)
  • Main text of article must be structured, under the sub-headings:
  • Introduction with aim; 2) Material and methods; 3) Results; 4) Discussions; 5) Conclusions.
  • References (min 20)
  1. Brief Reports, Short Reviews, Letters to the Editor, Meeting Abstracts, In Memoriam, and Book Reviews – these sections may appear occasionally.

These types of articles may appear occasionally, are strictly related to the editor decision, and limited to 500 words maximum, excluding references, with a maximum of 10 references.

All authors should have made substantial contributions to all the following: (1) the conception and design of the study, or acquisition of data, or statistical analysis and interpretation of data, (2) manuscript preparation or literature overview, or revising the article critically for important intellectual content, (3) final approval of the version to be submitted.

Language Style

Manuscripts should be submitted in English. Authors are requested to follow American English spelling. For any questions regarding style Romanian Journal of Dental Research (RJDR) recommends authors to consult the Chicago Manual of Style (see details).

If you are not a native English speaker, we recommend that you have your manuscript professionally edited before submission or read by a native English-speaking colleague. To facilitate proper peer-reviewing of your manuscript, it is essential that it is submitted in grammatically correct English.

Advice on some specific language points can be seen at the General Style Points section.

General Style Points

The following points provide general advice on formatting and style.

  • Abbreviations: In general, terms should not be abbreviated unless they are used repeatedly and the abbreviation is helpful to the reader. Initially, use the word in full, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Thereafter use the abbreviation only. Title should not contain abbreviations.
  • Define abbreviationsthe first time they are mentioned in the abstract, text; also, the first time they are mentioned in a table or figure.
  • Numbers: numbers under 10 are spelt out, except for: measurements with a unit (8 mmol/L); age (6 weeks old), or lists with other numbers (11 dogs, 9 cats, 4 gerbils).
  • Units of measurement: Measurements should be given in SI or SI-derived units. Visit the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) websitefor more information about SI units. For liter please use L instead of l. One blank space is necessary between the value and unit of measurement: 2.56 mm/s and not 2.65mm/s.
  • Trade Names: Chemical substances should be referred to by the generic name only. Trade names should not be used. Drugs should be referred to by their generic names. 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.
  • Dental notation:FDI World Dental Federation two-digit notation (ISO 3950:2009).
  • Capitalize first wordsin headings including hyphenated words (e.g. Anti-Antagonist). All letters in the title are always capitalized. Check using (third option).
  • Keywords are NOT capitalized.
  • The ‘th’in 19th or 20th should NOT be written in superscript.
  • Datesare written out in the full, April 20, 2004 (or 20 April, 2004) rather than 20.4.04
  • Write1990s rather than with an apostrophe (1990’s) or just 90s.
  • IC50: 50 always in subscript, also EC50, LC50, LD50, TC50
  • A sentence should not startwith But or And (use however or find alternatives).
  • All websitesneed to be referenced and also does unpublished data or personal communications.



To submit, the body of the manuscript must be divided into two files:

Title Page see  template

The text file should be presented in the following order:

  1. Article type
  2. A short informative title that contains the major key words. The title should not contain abbreviations;
  3. The full names of the authors;
  4. The author’s institutional affiliations where the work was conducted, with a footnote for the author’s present address if different from where the work was conducted;
  5. Corresponding author
  6. Author Contributions
  7. Abstract
  8. Keywords


Main Text File

  1. Introduction, with aim;
  2. Material and methods;
  3. Results;
  4. Discussion;
  5. Conclusion;
  6. References;
  7. Tables (each table complete with title and footnotes);
  8. Figures and figures legends;
  9. Appendices (if relevant)


Last page

  1. Author contributions
  2. Acknowledgements
  3. Funding information
  4. Conflict of interest statement
  5. Data availability statement
  6. Ethics statement
  7. ORCID numbers
  8. How to cite

Figures and supporting information should be supplied also as separate files.

Manuscript Submission Format:

Title Page see RJDR Template

The first page should include the title of the article, the name, degrees, job title, professional affiliation, and full address of all authors. If the paper was presented before an organized group, the name of the organization, location, and date should be included.

The title of the manuscript will have a maximum of 100 characters without spaces, written in title case, centered capitals, and in 12 point bold Times New Roman font at the top of page.

The title should be concise, omitting terms that are implicit and, where possible, be a statement of the main result or conclusion presented in the manuscript. Abbreviations should be avoided within the title.

The running title of the manuscript will have a maximum of 50 characters with spaces, written in Sentences case and in 12 point regular Times New Roman font.

The author(s) will send their full name(s) and surname(s), the highest academic position, their full titles and their affiliations, institutional e-mail and ORCIDiD. All names are listed together and separated by commas. Provide exact and correct author names as these will be indexed in official archives. Affiliations should be keyed to the author’s name with superscript numbers and be listed as follows: Laboratory, Department, Institute, Organization, City, State abbreviation (USA, Canada, Australia), and Country (without detailed address information such as city zip codes or street names).

Example: Sanda Mihaela Popescu, DMD, PhD, Professor and Head of the Department of Oral Rehabilitation, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, 200349 Craiova, Romania

The correspondent author will send his/her full name and surname, the highest academic position, his/her full title, his/her affiliation, his/her institution address, his/her telephone, fax and institutional e-mail and ORCIDiD.

Example: Sanda Mihaela Popescu, DMD, PhD, Habil Prof, Professor and Head of the Department of Oral Rehabilitation, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, Craiova, Petru Rares 2-4,Extensie, 208, 200349, tel……………., e-mail:, ORCIDiD



After the abstract, the author(s) must mention a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 keywords. Keywords should be taken from those recommended by the US National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) browser list at


Author Contributions

The Author Contributions section is mandatory for all articles, including articles by sole authors. If an appropriate statement is not provided on submission, a standard one will be inserted during the production process. The Author Contributions statement must describe the contributions of individual authors and, in doing so, all authors agree to be accountable for the content of the work. List initials for each author, without periods, but separated by commas (e.g. AMC, AS).

Each author must be able to prove his active participation in the study by contributing to the concept, protocol, data gathering or analysis, their interpretation or by critically revising the manuscript. Any other persons who have contributed to the paper, like study participants or colleagues, will be mentioned in the “Contribution” section.


Main Text File


Authors must follow the Instructions for authors strictly, failing which the manuscripts would be rejected without review. Editors reserve the right to adjust the formatting style to conform to the standards of the journal.

The main body of the paper (including the references, figures and tables) should not include any identifying information, such as the authors’ names or affiliations.

The articles must be sent either as a Microsoft Word 2000 document (*.doc) or as a Microsoft Word 2003-2016 document (*.docx).

The article will be written using Times New Roman font, size 12 for the characters, according to template, with two spaces between paragraphs. The manuscript must be sent in its final form. The pages must be numbered.

The text layout should be in single-column format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced on processing the manuscript. However, do use bold face, italics, subscripts, superscripts etc.




Abstract should be no more than 250 words and must be structured under the sub-headings:

Original Scientific Articles: 1) Introduction; 2) Objective; 3) Materials and Methods; 4) Results; 5) Conclusion.

Review Articles: 1) Introduction; 2) Objective; 3) Materials and Methods; 4) Results; 5) Conclusion.


Headings and Sub-headings

Except for special names (e.g. GABAergic), capitalize only the first letter of headings and subheadings. Headings and subheadings need to be defined in Times New Roman, 12, bold. The numbering of chapters should be in decimal form. You may insert up to 5 heading levels into your manuscript (not more than for example: Heading title).



References must be numbered in order of appearance in the text (including citations in tables and legends) and listed individually at the end of the manuscript. We recommend preparing the references with a bibliography software package, such as EndNote, ReferenceManager or Zotero to avoid typing mistakes and duplicated references. Include the digital object identifier (DOI) for all references where available under the [CrossRef] link.

Citations and References in Supplementary files are permitted if they also appear in the reference list here.

In the text, reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [1], [1-3] or [1,3]. For embedded citations in the text with pagination, use both parentheses and brackets to indicate the reference number and page numbers; for example [5] (p. 10), or [6] (pp. 101–105).

For each reference use active links to the full text (if the reference does not have DOI identifier replace with the full text link), free PMC article, PubMed, Google Scholar, and Scopus pages, where they exist:

  1. Hussein A.A.E. CAD/CAM in prosthodontics: A gate to the future. Int. J. Appl. Dent. Sci. 2019, 5, 394–397.
  2. Raustia AM, Salonen MA, Pyhtinen J. Evaluation of masticatory muscles of edentulous patients by computed tomography and electromyography. J Oral Rehabil. 1996 Jan;23(1):11-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2842.1996.tb00805.x. PMID: 8850155.


For references with more than 5 authors, list all authors.

  1. Popescu SM, Dascălu IT, Scrieciu M, Mercuţ V, Moraru I, Ţuculină MJ. Dental Anxiety and its Association with Behavioral Factors in Children. Curr Health Sci J. 2014 Oct-Dec;40(4):261-4. doi: 10.12865/CHSJ.40.04.05. Epub 2014 Dec 14. PMID: 26788356; PMCID: PMC4709712.
  2. Vlăduțu D, Popescu SM, Mercuț R, Ionescu M, Scrieciu M, Glodeanu AD, Stănuși A, Rîcă AM, Mercuț V. Associations between Bruxism, Stress, and Manifestations of Temporomandibular Disorder in Young Students. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(9):5415.

All journals will be abbreviated according to the style in PubMed; refer to the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Journals Database ( if needed. Journal names will be abbreviated according to the List of Title Word Abbreviations.

Examples of correct citations:

– For journals: author(s), article title, abbreviated name of the journal, year, volume, number, first and last page. Example:

  1. Chu SJ, Kan JY, Lee EA, Lin GH, Jahangiri L, Nevins M, Wang HL. Restorative Emergence Profile for Single-Tooth Implants in Healthy Periodontal Patients: Clinical Guidelines and Decision-Making Strategies. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2019 Jan/Feb;40(1):19-29. doi: 10.11607/prd.3697. PMID: 31815969.

– For books: author(s), title, publishing house, city, year. Example:

  1. Hutu E, Păuna M, Bodnar V, Constantinescu MV. Edentația totală – Aspecte clinice – Tratament, Ediția a III-a, Editura Didactică și pedagogică R.A., București,
  2. Rosenstiel SF, Land MF, Fujimoto J. Contemporary Fixed Prosthodontics, Fourth ed. St. Louis, MI: Mosby Elsevier, 2006.

– For book chapters: chapter author(s), chapter name, editor(s), book name, edition, city, publishing house, year. Example:

  1. Jain P., Rathee M. “Stability in Mandibular Denture”. In: StatPearls. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing. 2024

– For websites: Author(s) (if known). Webpage name [internet]. Year [date of last change, date of citation]. Exact web address. Example:

  1. Atherton, J. Behavior modification[Internet]. 2010 [updated 2010 Feb 10; cited 2010 Apr 10]. Available from:
  2. accessed 14.02.2024


– Theses and Dissertations: Example:

  1. Răduț EM. Importanța morfologiei câmpului protetic edentat total în conceperea protezelor totale convenționale. Lucrare de licentă. Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie Craiova, 2023.
  2. Yen PM. A comparison of fospropofol to midazolam for moderate sedation during outpatient dental procedures. Master of Science thesis. Columbus (OH): Ohio State University; 2012.

– For Poster or Paper presented at Conference: Author Name. Name of Presentation. Poster or Paper presented at: Name of Conference; Date of Conference; Location of Conference. Example:

  1. Goetz NE, Shen C, Roulet J-F. Energy requirements for curing light activated cements trough CAD/CAM Materials. Poster No 5 presented at: The Academy of Dental Materials Annual Meeting; October 8-11, 2014; Bologna, Italy.


Tables: Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Draw the tables in grid format using a basic, solid line style without shadows. Ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described in figures or elsewhere in the paper. Ensure that each table has a caption, placed above the table.

All tables must be numbered and cited in the text in order of appearance.



Figure Submission

File Format: All figures/images should be submitted in text and also separately in TIFF or JPEG format in either grayscale or colour.

Image File Specifications

Figures: All figures (abbreviated to Fig(s).) should clarify the text and their number be kept to a minimum. Details must be large enough to retain their clarity after reduction in size. Illustrations should preferably fill single column width (54 mm) after reduction, although in some cases 113 mm (double column) and 171 mm (full page) widths will be accepted. Micrographs should be designed to be reproduced without reduction, and a linear size scale incorporated. Line drawings should be professionally drawn; half-tones should exhibit high contrast. Please ensure that figures or photographs are not embedded in Word or PowerPoint files but are individual files at a high resolution of 300 pixels.

NB: If a person is recognizable from a photograph, written consent of the patient to publication must be obtained by the author (see Informed Consent) and a copy added to the submission.

All illustrations must be numbered and cited in the text in order of appearance.

Figure Legends:  should be numbered and listed after the tables. All images must be at or above intended display size, with the following image resolutions: Line Art 800 dpi, Combination (Line Art + Halftone) 600 dpi, Halftone 300 dpi. Image files also must be cropped as close to the actual image as possible.

Preparation of Electronic Figures for Publication: Regardless of the application used, when your electronic artwork is finalized, please “save as” or convert the figures to one of the following formats (note the resolution requirements for line drawings, halftones, and line/halftone combinations given below):

  • TIFF or JPEG: Color or grayscale photographs (halftones) – always use a minimum of 300 dpi.
  • TIFF: Bitmapped line drawings – use a minimum of 1000 dpi.
  • TIFF: Combination of bitmapped line/half-ton (color or grayscale) – a minimum of 600 dpi.

The Romanian Journal of Dental Research (RJDR) reserves the right to standardize the format of graphs and tables.

Authors are obliged to disclose whether illustrations have been modified in any way.
All images or figures must come from the author’s personal collection, or the author must have rights to publish the image or figure. We do not accept images or figures taken from the Internet.

AI use

AI use for text formatting or figure preparation or alteration should be specified in material and methods. AI could not be listed as reference.


LAST PAGE examples

Author contributions

Authors read and approved the final manuscript.

(1) the conception and design of the study, or acquisition of data, or statistical analysis and interpretation of data – AMP, SMP, BMG, (2) manuscript preparation or literature overview – AMP, SMG, TR, or revising the article critically for important intellectual content – SD, PSM, AMP, (3) final approval of the version to be submitted – GH, TH, AMP.

Or All authors have equally contributed to this work.


Acknowledge persons who have made substantive contributions to the study. Specify grant or other financial support, citing the name of the supporting organization and grant number.

Or Not applicable.

Funding information

External funding for the study was provided by grant no……. / No source of external funding was received for the completion of this study.

Conflict of interest statement

The authors declare no conflicts of interest concerning this study.

Data availability statement

Will be provided on request.

Ethics statement

Approved by the Scientific Ethics and Deontology Commission of UMF Craiova (no. 59/29.01.2024).


Sanda Mihaela Popescu:

Horia Octavian Manolea:


How to cite: Vlăduțu DE, Mercuț V, Popescu SM, Manolea HM, Stănuși A, Boțila M, Răduț EM, Scrieciu M. The importance of the total edentulous prosthetic field morphology in the design of conventional complete dentures. Rom J Dent Res. 2024;.1(1):6-15.

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