Organization of Manuscripts
Manuscripts should be written in English or Korean, typescript and doublespaced,
with approximately one inch margins. Avoid using footnotes and do
not use italics for emphasis. Latin names should be given for all species used
in the investigation. Where abbreviations are used, the word or words should
be spelled out in full on initial appearance in the text, followed by the abbreviation
in parentheses. In general, manuscripts should be organized in the following
This page should contain:
· title of manuscript
· name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s)
· name, address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address of the
· running title of no more than 50 characters
· five or fewer key words or phrases
On a separate page, should not exceed 250 words and must be self-explanatory
and clear to the non-specialist readers.
Summarize the rationale and purpose of investigation and a brief survey of
the existing literature on the subject. Do not use subheadings.
Materials and Methods
Provide enough detail to ensure the readers could repeat the described procedures,
including statistical testing.
Present the data without interpretation or subjective comments.
Explain and interpret the data, especially as it relates to previous investigations.
Present the highlights and limitations of this current investigation. State
the conclusions and how they are supported by the data.
State all sources of funding for this investigation.
Conflict of interest
All financial and commercial conflicts of interest should be disclosed.
References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are
first mentioned in the text. Authors should identify references in text, tables,
and legends by Arabic numerals in bracket, e.g., MMPs are implicated in both
differentiation and migration of cells and programmed cell death [1,2], and
thus they have been regarded as key regulators in tissue development [1-3].
References cited only in tables or figure legends should be numbered in
accordance with the sequence established by the first identification in the text
of the particular table or figure. The titles of journals are abbreviated according
to the style used in the list of Journals Indexed for MEDLINE, posted by
the NLM on the Library’s web site (http://www.nlm.nih.gov). Authors are
fully responsible for the accuracy of the references. The DOI (Digital Object
Identifier), if available and if no print reference is available, should be provided.
Manuscripts accepted but not published may be cited in the reference
list by placing “in press” after the title of the journal. Examples of correct
forms of references are listed below:
1.Jung UW, Um YJ, Choi SH. Histologic observation of soft tissue acquired from
maxillary tuberosity area for root coverage. J Periodontol. 2008;79:934-940.
2.Brodre E, and Mark A. Bioenergetic Processes, 2nd ed., vol. 1, pp 62-77, Pergammon
Press. Oxford, 1975.
All necessary illustrations should accompany the manuscript, but should not
be inserted in the text. All photographs, graphs and diagrams should be numbered
consecutively in Arabic numbers in the order to which they are referred
in the text. Illustration files should be in TIFF, GIF, JPG, PDF, EPS, or Power-
Point format and must be labeled on the title line as Figure 1, 2, etc. Figure
legends should give sufficient information to make the illustration comprehensible
without reference to the text.
Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numbers. Type each
table on a separate sheet, with titles making them self-explanatory. Tables
should be provided in Word or HWP format not as graphic files pasted into
Page proofs must be returned to the journal promptly. Proofs not received
by the deadline will be published without the authors' corrections. Manuscripts
that are accepted for publication are considered final copy and
should not undergo any substantial changes in proof. Authors may be
charged for excessive changes in proof, especially if these revisions cause
1. Page charges: Basic page charge is $300, which includes the charge for
30 offprints for all published manuscripts.
2. Colour charges: Authors will be
assessed a charge for each page with color figure(s). Color figures can generally
be reproduced in acceptable quality in black and white if authors are
unwilling or unable to pay for color charges. Authors are asked to contribute
towards the cost of printing color figures.