Scientific and practical journal

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Scientific and practical journal

Will publish original novel and high-quality scientific research papers , review articles and case reports.Topics covered include the management of dental disease, periodontology, endodontology, operative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics, implantology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, Dentofacial orthopaedics, Orthodontics ,dental biomaterials science, long-term clinical trials including epidemiology and oral health, new technology and procedures, as well as clinically relevant oral biology.
JBSMFS welcome all academics in good standing with high quality, well-researched manuscripts to submit their work for publication.

We are supporters of The Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI). In accordance with the (BOAI): All articles published JBSMFS are under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. This permits anyone to read, download, copy, share, print or use them for any other legalized determination, without asking permission from the publisher or the author, the original work and source is appropriately cited

Processing Charges

BULLETIN OF STOMATOLOGY AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY Scientific and practical journa lare self-funded and does not receive any funding from neither from government nor private sectors. Hence, the management of the journal is exclusively supported by the article processing fees received from authors.

Authors are requested to make the payment once an article has been reviewed and accepted for publication by an editor.

We ask that authors, institution, funding agency should pay the article processing charges to facilitate our publication process. Our article processing charges are quite flexible compared to many other emerging publishers and we provide a wide range of offers to the authors from the middle income and low-income countries. Authors will be sent an invoice along with the galley proof of the accepted article. Authors can pay the processing charge through the online payment portal by using credit card and or can pay to the publisher’s account furnished in an invoice

Article processing charges.

For an author from Armenia 40000 AMD (about $100)

For members of the editorial board $150

For the author from Middle and Low Income countries $300

For an author from High Income countries $500

Conference abstract processing charges $50

Guidelines For Authors

Principles to be followed for writing your article

The main criteria for articles accepted for publication in the journal are the relevance, novelty of the material and its value for science and practice. Each scientific work must be original and not previously published anywhere. The consistency of the text, tables and references, as well as the results of statistical data processing and the reliability of the information, are the responsibility of the author(s). The editors are not responsible for these errors in the published article.

Accompanying word processor file formats are acceptable for the manuscript journal: Microsoft word (DOC, DOCX).

 The text is printed with a line spacing of 1.5; field width on the left – 3 cm, top and bottom – 2.5 cm, right – 1 cm; page numbering – bottom center; quantities are in units of the International System (SI). The length of the article should be up to 4,000 words for case reports, up to 6,000 words for research articles, and 8,000 words for review articles.

Abstract article are written in Armenian or Russian and English and printed on a separate page: no more than 300 words.

The title should be short, but fully describing the content of the article.


Most articles published in Journals Buleten  OF STOMATOLOGY AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY will be organized into the following sections: title, authors, affiliations, abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion, references, acknowledgments, figure legends and table captions.
The title should be specific to the study yet concise, and should allow sensitive and specific electronic retrieval of the article. It should be comprehensible to readers outside your field. Avoid specialist abbreviations if possible. Titles should be presented in title case, meaning, all words except for prepositions, articles, and conjunctions should be capitalized. If the paper is a randomized controlled trial or a meta-analysis, this description should be in the title. Examples: “Flood Effects on Water Quality and Benthic Fauna Diversity in the Upper Chao Phraya River and the Lower Ping and Nan Rivers, Thailand”. Please also provide a brief “running head” of approximately 40 characters.

Authors and Affiliations
Provide the first names or initials (if used), middle names or initials (if used), surnames, and affiliation details including department, university or organization, city, state/province (if applicable), and country for all authors. One of the authors should be designated as the corresponding author. It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to ensure that the author list and the summary of the author contributions to the study are accurate and complete. If the article has been submitted on behalf of a consortium, all consortium members and affiliations should be listed after the Acknowledgments.

The abstract is divided into the following four sections with these headings: Title, Background, Materials And Methods, and Conclusions. It should contain all the following elements, except for items in square brackets, which are only needed for some study types. Please use the same format for abstracts submitted as pre-submission inquiries.

Background: This section should describe clearly the rationale for the study being done. It should end with a statement of the specific study hypotheses and/or study objectives.

Materials And Methods: Objects and methods of research. It is necessary to give a detailed description of the objects (contingent and justification of the sample size) and research methods, describe the type and design of the study, the equipment used, the standards of observation and their duration, and the methods of statistical analysis. If necessary, note: the presence of the informational consent of the study participants, the guarantee of confidentiality when placing them in print and electronic publications, the decision of the ethics (bioethics) committee to approve the study protocol. In the presence of experimental studies, the authors guarantee their compliance with international principles of biomedical research involving animals.

Results: It should furnish the complete specifics  that support the conclusion. Research results Must contain research results, their illustration with figures and tables. The amount of graphic material should not exceed the volume of textual material, the data of the figures should not repeat the data of the tables. The results obtained should be discussed in terms of their scientific novelty and compared with the corresponding known data.

Conclusions: Provide a general interpretation of the results with any important recommendations for future research. [For a clinical trial provide any trial identification numbers and names (e.g. trial registration number, protocol number or acronym).]

Keywords: 4-8 catchphrases. Research articles, reviews and case studies should have a list of keywords that are used repeatedly in the article. (They should be separated with semicolon e.g., Hormones; Histogenesis; Organogenesis).

The introduction should discuss the purpose of the study in the broader context. As you compose the introduction, think of readers who are not experts in this field. Include a brief review of the key literature. If there are relevant controversies or disagreements in the field, they should be mentioned so that a non-expert reader can delve into these issues further. The introduction should conclude with a brief statement of the overall aim of the experiments and a comment about whether that aim was achieved.

This section should provide enough detail for reproduction of the findings. Protocols for new methods should be included, but well-established protocols may simply be referenced. Detailed methodology or supporting information relevant to the methodology can be published on our Web site. This section should also include another section with descriptions of any statistical methods employed. 

These should conform to the criteria outlined by the Uniform Requirements, as follows: “Describe statistical methods with enough detail to enable a knowledgeable reader with access to the original data to verify the reported results. When possible, quantify findings and present them with appropriate indicators of measurement error or uncertainty (such as confidence intervals). Avoid relying solely on statistical hypothesis testing, such as the use of P values, which fails to convey important quantitative information. Discuss the eligibility of research participants.

Describe the methods related to success of any blinding of observations. Authors should report complications of treatment whenever necessary. It is mandatory for the authors to provide the numbers of observations. Data loss during an analysis or observation (such as dropouts from a clinical trial) should be reported by the autors. References for the design of the study and statistical methods should be provided from the standard works when possible (with pages stated) rather than to papers in which the designs or methods were originally reported. Specify any general-use computer programs used.”

The results section should include all relevant positive and negative findings. The section may be divided into subsections, each with a concise subheading. Large datasets, including raw data, should be submitted as supporting files; these are published online alongside the accepted article. The results section should be written in past tense.
As outlined in the Uniform requirements, authors that present statistical data in the Results section should “…specify the statistical methods used to analyze them. Restrict tables and figures to those needed to explain the argument of the paper and to assess its support. Use graphs as an alternative to tables with many entries; do not duplicate data in graphs and tables. Avoid nontechnical uses of technical terms in statistics, such as “random” (which implies a randomizing device), “normal,” “significant,” “correlations,” and “sample.” Define statistical terms, abbreviations, and most symbols.”

The discussion should be concise and tightly argued. It should start with a brief summary of the main findings. It should include paragraphs on the generalizability, clinical relevance, strengths, and, most importantly, the limitations of the study.
You may wish to discuss the following points also. How do the conclusions affect the existing knowledge in the field? How can future research build on these observations? What are the key experiments that must be done?

Conclusion. It should be clearly formulated and reflect the main results obtained in accordance with the purpose, objectives of the study, indicating their novelty, practical significance and application possibilities.

The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors offers guidance to authors in its Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals publication. The recommended style for references is based on the National Information Standards Organization NISO Z39.29-2005 (R2010) Bibliographic References as adapted by the National Library of Medicine for its databases. Details are in Citing Medicine. (Note Appendix F which covers how citations in MEDLINE/PubMed differ from the advice in Citing Medicine). Sample references typically used by authors of journal articles are provided here.

People who contributed to the work, but do not fit the criteria for authors should be listed in the Acknowledgments, along with their contributions. You must also ensure that anyone named in the acknowledgments agrees to being so named.
Details of the funding sources that have supported the work should be confined to the funding statement. Do not include them in the Acknowledgments.

This section should describe sources of funding that have supported the work. Please also describe the role of the study sponsor(s), if any, in study design; collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; writing of the paper; and decision to submit it for publication.

Competing and conflicting Interests
It is important to consider this carefully. If you don’t declare a conflict of interest and you are subsequently found to have one your paper will lose credibility. Conversely, full disclosure of conflict of interest does not prevent a paper being published but does allow you to be open with your readers. This section should list specific competing interests associated with any of the authors. If authors declare that no competing interests exist, we will print a statement to this effect. For guidelines on what is and what is not conflict of interest

Ethical approval

All research
must have been carried out within an appropriate ethical framework. When
reporting a study that involved human participants, their data or biological
material, authors should include a statement that confirms that the study was
approved (or granted exemption) by the appropriate institutional and/or
national research ethics committee (including the name of the ethics committee)
and certify that the study was performed in accordance with the ethical
standards as laid down in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later
amendments or comparable ethical standards. If there is suspicion that work has
not taken place within an appropriate ethical framework, Editors will follow
may reject the manuscript, and/or contact the author(s)’ ethics committee.

Informed consent

Patient consent
should be written and archived the authors. When informed consent has been
obtained, it should be indicated in the published article.

Tables, illustrations, formulas

The numbering and title of the tables should be given in Russian and English, the title should be placed under the illustration and above the table. Reference should be made in the text to illustrations and tables. Illustrations borrowed from other sources can only be used with the consent of the author(s) and with a link to the authors of the illustration. Diagrams are made in MS Excel, provided both in xls format and as a picture. Photos are issued in the form of an electronic file in EPS and TIF format with a resolution of at least 300 dpi (scale 1:1).