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 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 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 If you have any questions, you may contact Sarah Burstyn, Publications Associate, at

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 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 150 characters and all abstracts to 250 words. Original articles should not exceed 3,500 words, excluding the abstract, illustrations and references. In addition to these word limits, there should be no more than six tables and figures and the number of references should not exceed 50 (unless the article is a systematic review).  

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:

  1. Predoctoral Dental Education
  2. Advanced Dental Education
  3. Allied Dental Education
  4. Interprofessional Dental Education
  5. Community-Based Dental Education
  6. Global Dental Education
  7. Use of Technology in Dental Education
  8. Assessment 
  9. Faculty Issues/Development
  10. Continuing Education

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 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,

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 with the full name of the account holder and the 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 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 These instructions are also available on the Journal's website

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 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 I need to update my account information.

Account information can be changed once logged in to 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, Affirmation of Authorship and Publication Agreement Forms?

All required forms can be found in the instructions and forms link at 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 Sarah Burstyn, Publications Associate, at 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 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 Sarah Burstyn, Publications Associate, at

Correspondence relating to copyright and other business matters must be addressed to Susan Kimner, Director of Publishing, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 289-7201 ext. 173;

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 midnight on Monday to 8:30 p.m. Eastern on Friday at 434-961-4100 or 1-888-503-1050 or you can send an email here. Other inquiries can be directed to Sarah Burstyn, Publications Associate, at