Submitting to the Journal of Dental Education
The Journal of Dental Education (JDE) has moved to an electronic submission and review workflow-based system. Working with ScholarOne Manuscripts, the JDE accepts all manuscript submissions at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jdentaled. Letters to the Editor should be emailed directly to Dr. Nadeem Karimbux. Authors can upload manuscripts to the website, receive email notifications and track their submissions online as they pass through the editorial and review process.
JDE Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I submit a manuscript for the Journal of Dental Education?
Submissions to the JDE must be made online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jdentaled. Accounts can be created by clicking "Register here" on the JDE submission login page.
Can I submit my manuscript by mail?
No, the JDE only accepts manuscripts submitted submissions online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jdentaled. If you have any questions, you may contact Ryan Leach, Publications Associate, at LeachR@adea.org.
Who can I contact if I have questions about the submission process?
Many questions about the submission process can be answered at the Manuscript Central's "Get Help Now" section. Support is also available over the phone from midnight on Monday to 8:30 p.m. Eastern time on Friday at 434-961-4100 or 1-888-503-1050, or you can send an email here.
What are your manuscript word limits?
The JDE limits all titles to 100 characters and all abstracts to 200 words. There is no restriction on word count for the body of an article.
What if I don't know if the material is appropriate for the Journal of Dental Education?
The JDE welcomes submissions that report research and address issues in the following areas:
- Critical Issues in Dental Education: Challenges and opportunities pertinent to the future directions of dental education.
- Milieu in Dental School and Practice,: Sociostructural and psychological issues that represent challenges or opportunities to improve the environment of dental education or practice.
- Educational Methodologies: Implementation and evaluation of innovative curriculum, instructional, and assessment techniques.
- Evidence-Based Dentistry: Methods and techniques to incorporate the latest evidence-based knowledge into dental education.
- Faculty Development: Enhancement of faculty skills in teaching, scholarship, patient care, and management, including faculty recruitment and retention.
- Transfer of Advances in Sciences into Dental Education: Strategies to incorporate information and techniques that are based on sound scientific studies into dental education.
- International Dental Education: Challenges and opportunities faced by dental education in countries throughout the world.
- From the Students' Corner: Original contributions (based on research, experience, or opinion) from predoctoral dental or dental hygiene students in which they are the primary author/s.
- Perspectives: General thought pieces on dental education, including the forces acting upon it that will shape its future.
Once submitted, manuscripts will be reviewed by the JDE Editor for relevancy.
How will I know my manuscript
has been received? And where can I track the progress of my manuscript through
the editorial and review process?
Each author and co-author
will receive an email once their manuscript has been successfully submitted.
You can track the progress of your submission through the editorial and review
process by logging in at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jdentaled and
clicking "Author Center."
Are manuscripts accepted in languages other than English?
No, All manuscripts must be written in English and submitted exclusively to the JDE in order to be considered for publication. Follow American (rather than British) English spelling and punctuation style.
If I want to submit an unsolicited review article, how do I contact the Journal of Dental Education Editorial Office?
If you are interested in reviewing books for the journal, contact Dr. Nadeem Karimbux, Editor, Journal of Dental Education, JDEeditor@adea.org.
I have a ScholarOne Manuscripts account, but the submitting author created another for me. Can I merge these accounts?
Yes, duplicate ScholarOne manuscripts accounts can be merged. Send an email to LeachR@adea.org with the full name of the account holder and email addresses associated with duplicate accounts. You must indicate which email address should be the primary contact.
Can I submit a manuscript using Endnote?
Yes, the Journal of Dental Education welcomes submissions using Endnote. These submissions can be made at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jdentaled.com. Just choose "click here to submit an Endnote manuscript" in your "Author Dashboard" after logging in.
What are the guidelines for preparing a manuscript for submission?
The Journal of Dental Education considers manuscripts submitted electronically, prepared in Microsoft Word. Authors are urged to follow the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals." These requirements, developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, are now in their fifth edition (1997) and can be found in the New England Journal of Medicine 1997;336:309-15 and on that journal's website.
You can find specific procedures for the JDE in the "Instructions for Authors," located in the instructions and forms link at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jdentaled. These instructions are also available on the Journal's website. When an article has been accepted, authors should follow the "Production Guide for JDE Authors" (also available on the ScholarOne website) in preparing the final version of the article.
I am not an author, but I want to be a reviewer for the Journal of Dental Education. How do I apply?
Create an account at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jdentaled. Make sure to complete your profile, as this data is used in selecting appropriate reviewers. If chosen as a reviewer, you will be sent an email with further instructions.
I switched institutions, moved, etc., and need to update my account information.
Account information can be changed once logged in to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jdentaled. Just click the "Edit my Account" link in the upper-right hand side of the screen. Once you have made the necessary changes, click finish to save.
Where are the required JDE Conflict of Interest and Publication Agreement Forms?
All required forms can be found in the instructions and forms link at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jdentaled. Forms should be filled out electronically and uploaded during the "File Upload" section of the submission process.
Do I have to submit my article all at once?
No, you do not have to complete your submission in one session. Ensure that you save your progress before exiting the website. You may return to your submission by clicking on "Unsubmitted Manuscripts" in your author dashboard once you have logged back in.
How do I order reprints?
Authors are given the opportunity to order reprints of their articles and are urged to do so at the time the issue is printed for the most timely and efficient service; however, reprint orders may be made at any time after publication of the issue. The price of reprints varies with the page count of the article and the quantity of reprints ordered. Reprint orders should be submitted to Ryan Leach, Publications Associate. A Reprint Order Form is available here.
A copy of an individual article may also be acquired online, whether by the authors or other readers, by visiting www.jdentaled.org. Generally, the JDE permits the copying of articles for the noncommercial purpose of educational and scientific advancement. Requests for permission to copy or reprint articles should be directed to Ryan Leach, Publications Associate, at LeachR@adea.org.
Correspondence relating to copyright and other business matters must be addressed to Chris Daniels, Senior Vice President for Communications and Membership, 1400 K Street, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005; 202-289-7201 phone; 202-289-7204 fax; DanielsC@adea.org.
My question is not answered here. Where can I get additional assistance?
Many questions about the submission process can be answered at the ScholarOne Manuscript Central "Get Help Now" section located here. Support is available over the phone from midnighit on Monday to 8:30 p.m. Eastern time on Friday at 434-961-4100 or 1-888-503-1050 or you can send an email here. Other inquiries can be
directed to Ryan Leach, Publications Associate, at LeachR@adea.org.