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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Nigerian Journal of restorative dentistry is the official journal of the Nigerian society for restorative dentistry (NISORD). It aims to convey scientific and clinical progress in all areas related to restorative dentistry and to promote communication among clinicians, educators, researchers, and others interested in restorative dentistry. The journal publishes original scientific articles, review articles in the form of systematic review, meta-analysis,  or mini-reviews of a smaller area, short communication about clinical methods and techniques, letters to the editor, position papers, and case reports.

A paper is peer-reviewed for publication on the understanding that no substantial part has been submitted simultaneously to another journal, has not been accepted for publication elsewhere, and has not been published elsewhere. The Editorial Board does not necessarily agree with the views expressed by contributors and advertisers. Consequently, it does not bear any legal responsibility for such options.

Submission Policy

Submission is strictly online but all other information to the editor should be sent via email to

Manuscripts Format

Manuscripts should be prepared in an A4 paper size (210x297mm) with double line spacing and 2cm margins on all sides. Each of the following sections should begin on a new page: title page, abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgments, references, tables, figures and illustrations, and legends to figures and illustrations. Pages of the manuscript should be numbered consequently in Arabic numerals (e.g. 1,2,3), beginning with the title page.

Title page:

The title page should give the following information: (1) title of the article; (2) names and initials of each author; (3) the department and institution where the work was done; (4) name and address of the author to whom correspondence should be addressed; (5) present address(es) of the author(s) if different from that at which work was done; (6) 3-6 keywords; (7) running title of no more than 60 characters.

Structured abstract:

The second page of the manuscript should carry a structured summary of not more than 250 words. It should state the objectives, materials and methods, results, and conclusions under 4 different headings and paragraphs.

Tables and Illustrations:   

All illustrations are to be considered as Figures. Figures should be at the end of the manuscripts, following the list of references. Figures should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals (e.g. 1,2, 3, ... Etc.).

Letters, numbers, and symbols must be clear, in proportion to each other, and large enough to be legible when reduced for publication. Copies of figures, preferably drawn and photographed in black and white, should be numbered in the order they appear in the text.  Legend to each figure should be typed on a separate page at the end of the manuscripts.  Tables should be typed, double-spaced on separate pages, and numbered in Roman numerals (e.g. I, II, III).   Tables should be in Microsoft Word format.


References quoted must be indicated by numbers in Arabic numerals superscript (e.g.  2,3,4)      in the text.    The list of references should be typed, double-spaced, on a separate sheet(s), and numbered in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text.  The journal abbreviations listed in Index Medicus should be used.  Up to 6 (six) authors may be quoted in the text but if there are more than six, only the first six should be listed, followed by et al.

References to Journals should give: Name(s) of authors, the title of the paper, the title of Journal, date, volume, and page numbers e.g. Oginni AO, Agbakwuru EA, Ndububa DA. The prevalence of dental erosion in Nigerian patients with gastro-esophageal reflux disease.   BMC Oral Health 2005;5(1):1-6.

Reference to books and monographs should be in the following format: Author(s) of the Book: Surname(s) and initial(s) of ALL authors, title of the book, edition (except if first), City, Publisher, Year and Page. For example, Thompson RA. A short Textbook of Hematology, 1st edition. Letchworth, Garden City Press Ltd. 1961; 65-97.

A Chapter in a Book should give: Surname(s) and initial(s) of ALL authors of the particular chapter, title of the chapter, surname(s) and initial(s) of the editor(s) of the book, title of the book, edition (except if first), city, publisher, year and pages.  For example, Morley DC.  Whooping Cough.  In:  Jellif DB, Standfield   JP (editors). Diseases of Children in the Subtropics and Tropics. London. Edward Arnold (publishers) Ltd 1928;254-6.

Please Note: Articles in press should not be cited.

Units of Measurement: All measurements should be expressed in SI (Systeme Internationale) Units.

Proofs: One set of proofs will be sent to the Authors concerned. It should be returned duly corrected with the least possible delay within 10 (ten) days. The printer’s errors should be marked in red and other alterations in blue. Authors will be liable to pay for any alterations not due to printer errors which they make.

Offprints/Reprints are not free: Offprints can be considered by filling the form attached to the proofs.

Acknowledgment:  Acknowledge only persons who have made a substantial contribution to the study (excluding secretarial assistance which is assured in all cases). Authors are responsible for obtaining written permission from everyone acknowledged by name because readers may infer their endorsement of the data and conclusions. The source of support in the form of grants, etc., should be acknowledged.


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