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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 for Article Text is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • The text uses Arial with font size 11 with 1.5 spacing; 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


Complete manuscripts, written in English along with tables and illustrations should be submitted online through IJOHS Open Journal System platform.


All manuscripts submitted for publication must be accompanied by a cover letter declaring originality of the work and certifies that the manuscript has not been published or submitted elsewhere, free from conflict of interest and conduct of research in accordance to ethical guidelines established for human subjects and animal welfare.

A copyright transfer and authorship form certifying that the manuscript has not been published or submitted before and all authors have contributed and are in agreement with the content of the manuscript, must be submitted to the journal’s editorial office by uploading into the system.

Manuscripts submitted for publication are understood to be offered only to IJOHS and which have not been sent to other journals for consideration. There is no publication fee to submit or publish content in IJOHS.

A title page should be submitted in a separate file and has to be arranged in the following order: (1) a concise and informative title not exceeding 80 characters; (2) authors’ full names (without degrees and titles) and affiliation including city and country. Superscript numbers may be used to affiliate authors to different departments or institutions; and (3) a complete mailing address, telephone, fax and e-mail address of the corresponding author.

The manuscript should be typed in Arial, font size 11 with 1.5 spacing. The manuscript file content should be divided into the following sections with the sequence; Title, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and Acknowledgements. References, Tables, Illustrations and Figure Legends must be incorporated near to the text they are cited.


Title should be concise and must reflect the content of the manuscript.


Abstract should be unstructured and should not exceed 250 words. It should be a self-standing summary of the work that may be republished by information retrieval services. A maximum of 5 keywords should be listed at the end of the abstract.


Introduction should briefly and clearly describe the background and objective(s) of the study. Avoid exhaustive review of the literature and include only relevant recent studies.

Materials and Methods:

This section should be described in sufficient details so that it is reproducible. It should include technical information such as the study design, and specific procedures. Sub-headings may be used to enhance the clarity or to categorize the methods. Established methods or procedures should be named and cited. New methods or modifications of old methods should be described with complete details. Authors are advised to use generic names and terms rather than commercial names. Statistical methods applied, software used must also be stated clearly and concisely.


This section should be presented in a logical sequence in text, tables and illustrations. Subheadings may be used to enhance clarity or to call attention to the most significant findings. Data appearing in tables or figures may be summarized but not duplicated in the text. Tables and figures should be numbered in the order in which they are described and cited in the text. Example, For tables, examples are “Table 1, Table 2…….” and for figures, examples are “Figure 1, Figure 2…….”.


This section should summarize, explain and interpret the results with a scientifically critical view of previously published works in the field. Avoid repetition of the data already presented in the result section.


This section may be presented separately or at the end of the Discussion section. It should reflect the conclusion derived from the manuscript.


This section is to be given to those who have provided assistance to the project and sponsors who have given financial support and funds.


This section should list all sources cited in the paper. The citations should be arranged in alphabetical order by the surname of the first author without numbering in the text. Cite article as e.g. (Ahmad, 2016) for a single author, (Chu & Kim, 2019) for two authors and (Karim et al., 2013) for more than three authors.

  • Standard journal article

References to journals should provide the name(s) of the author(s), year, title of the paper and journal, volume and issue number, page numbers. Please provide full name of journal. If there are more than six authors, the first six authors should be listed and followed by et al. in the list of references.

Sudbery, P.E. (2011). Growth of Candida albicans Hyphae. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 9(10), 737-742.

Ahmad, A., Husain, A., Mujeeb, M., Khan, S. A., Najmi, A. K., Siddique, N. A. et al. (2013). A review on therapeutic potential of Nigella sativa: A miracle herb. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 3(5), 337-352.

  • Book

References to books/monographs should give the name(s) of the author(s), year, title of book, edition number, place of publication, publisher and page numbers.

Conn, E.E., Stumpf, P.K., Brueing, G., Doi, R.H. (1987). Outlines of Biochemistry, 3rd ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, pp. 45–52.

  • Chapter in book

References to chapter in books/monographs should give the name(s) of the author(s), year, chapter title, editors, title of book, edition number, place of publication, publisher and page numbers.

Fejerskov O., Nyvad B., Kidd E.A.M. (2003). Clinical and histological manifestations of dental caries. In: Fejerskov O, Kidd EAM (eds.), Dental Caries The Disease and Its Clinical Management. London: Blackwell Munksgaard, pp. 71–97.

  • Internet resources

Authors are required to include as much electronic retrieval information as needed for others to locate the sources they have cited.

López-Jornet P (2006). Labial mucocele: a study of eighteen cases. The Internet Journal of Dental Science, 3(2). Retrieved 7 February 2007, from


Each table should have a suitable title with footnotes wherever necessary. Do not use vertical lines in the table.


All figures and illustrations could be original photographs, artwork or high quality digital images (submitted as CMYK - 8 bits per channel in TIFF format). Images must be at least 600 by 450 pixels (proportional height) in size when in landscape orientation with a resolution of at least 300 pixels per inch. Graphs should be approximately 500 pixels wide so that all labeling can be read with data points clearly visible.

Figures should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the manuscript, using Arabic numerals. A list of figure legends must be included on a separate page following the illustrations. The legend should explain each figure in detail. All figures will be printed as black and white. Colour figures will only appear in the PDF file.

Page proofs

On acceptance of the manuscripts for publication, page proofs should be reviewed meticulously by the contributors. Changes made in proof should be limited to the correction of typographical errors. Proofs must be returned for publication with corrections and responses to queries on the date specified by the Editor.

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