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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 is in Microsoft Word and written in English.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
  • Illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end; references are written in a separate section at the end of the paper (even when they are written in footnotes).
  • "The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal. All the references must be written in English, in Vacouver style, for example: Xu YZ, Geng DC, Mao HQ, Zhu XS, Yang HL (2010). "A comparison of the proximal femoral nail antirotation device and dynamic hip screw in the treatment of unstable pertrochanteric fracture". J Int Med Res. 38 (4): 1266–1275. doi:10.1177/147323001003800408. PMID 20925999
  • Illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end; references are written in a separate section at the end of the paper (even when they are written in footnotes).
  • If the paper was written within a project financed by the government or any other institution both the title and ID of the project is stated in the paper under Acknowledgements.

Author Guidelines

Balkan Journal of Dental Medicine (ISSN 2335- 0245 print; ISSN 2738-0807 online) is a peer- reviewed open access scientific journal dedicated to the dissemination of new knowledge and information on all science relevant to dentistry and to the oral cavity and associated structures in health and disease.

Balkan Journal of Dental Medicine (BJDM) is an open access journal which publishes papers in English, not published, nor submitted to any other journals, in the order determined by the Editorial Board. When submitting a paper a statement signed by corresponding author should be enclosed.

From March 1, 2017 the BJDM turned to Electronic Journal Editing. All the users: authors, editors and reviewers should be registered at: https: //aseestant.ceon.rs/index.php/bjdm/submissions

For any assistance, please use the contact: balkan.dentistry@hotmail.com.

All manuscripts submitted to the BJDM are checked using CrossCheck iThenticate plagiarism detection system for duplicate and unattributed content.

The BJDM publishes: reviews/meta-analyses original papers and case reports. Papers should be written in Word for Windows (.doc) file, using 12 pt font, and single spacing, with 2.5 cm margins. Bold and italic letters should be avoided as reserved for subtitles. Reviews/meta-analyses original papers and case reports should not exceed 15 pages.

Ilustrations should be made using standard Windows programs, Micro-soft Office (Excel, Word Graph). The use of colors and shading in graphs should be avoided.

All measurements should be reported in the metric system of the International System of Units (SI), and the standard internationally accepted terms (except for mm Hg and °C).

Preparation of manuscript


Parts of the manuscript are: Title page (separate file), Summary with Key words, Text, Acknowledgements (to the authors’ desire), References.


Title page


1)       The title should be concise but informative, while subheadings should be avoided,

2)       Full names of the authors,

3)       Exact names and places of department(s) and institution(s) of affiliation where the studies were performed, city and the state for any authors,

4)       Data of the corresponding author.


Summary and key words


The second page should carry a structured abstract (300 words for original articles and meta- analyses) with the title of the article. In short, clear sentences the authors should write the Background/Aim, major procedures – Material and Methods (choice of subjects or laboratory animals; methods for observation and analysis), the obtained findings – Results (concrete data and their statistical significance), and the Conclusions. It should emphasize new and important aspects of the study or observations. A structured abstract for case reports (up to 300 words) should contain subtitles Introduction, Case report, Conclusions. Reviews/meta-analyses papers should contain non structured abstarct. Below the abstract Key words should provide 3–10 key words or short phrases that indicate the topic of the article according to Index Medicus.




The text of the articles includes: Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusions.

Introduction. After the introductory notes, the aim of the article should be stated in brief (the reasons for the study or observation), only significant data from the literature, but not extensive, detailed consideratuion of the subject, nor data or conclusions from the work being reported. Material and Methods. The selection of study or experimental subjects (patients or experimental animals, including controls) should be clearly described. The methods, apparatus (manufacturer's name and address in parentheses), and procedures should be identified in sufficient detail to allow other workers to reproduce the results. Also, give references to established methods, including statistical methods. State the approval of the Ethics Committee for the tests in humans and animals. Results should be presented in logical sequence in the text, tables and illustrations. Emphasize or summarize only important observations. Discussion is to emphasize the new and significant aspects of the study and the conclusions that result from them. Relate the observations to other relevant studies. Conclusions sholud be linked with the goals of the study, but avoid unqualified statements and conclusions not completely supported by your data.


When reporting experiments on human subjects, manuscripts must include assurance that informed consent was obtained and that the study was performed in conformance with the Declaration of Helsinki         ethical    guidelines (http://ohsr.od.nih.gov/helsinki.php3) as reflected in a priori approval by the local institution’s, regional or national, human research review committee. Do not use patients’ names, initials, or hospital numbers, especially in any illustrative material. When reporting experiments on animals, indicate whether the national law on the care and use of laboratory animals was followed. Articles which do not give assurance of compliance with these principles will be rejected.


References are identified in the text by Arabic numerals in in superscript, and numbered consecutively in the order in which they are mentioned in the text. Abbreviations of journals conform to those used in Index Medicus (List of Journals Indexed). List all authors; if the number is seven or more, cite first six names followed by et al. References must be given in English in the Vancouver format:

Xu YZ, Geng DC, Mao HQ, Zhu XS, Yang HL (2010). "A comparison of the proximal femoral nail antirotation device and dynamic hip screw in the treatment of unstable pertrochanteric fracture". 

J Int Med Res38 (4): 1266–1275. doi:10.1177/147323001003800408PMID 20925999


Each table should be typed single-spaced, numbered in the order of their first citation in the text and supplied with a brief title each. Explanatory notes are printed under a table. Each table should be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. If data from another source are used, acknowledge fully.



All illustrations, labelled as figures (such as photographs, line drawings, charts or tracings) should be submitted as high-contrast prints, suitable for publications. Illustrations should have a final resolution of 300 dpi, and line drawings of 800-1200 dpi. They must be numbered with Arabic numerals in the same order as they are cited in the text. Photomicrographs should have the magnifications and details of staining techniques shown. Short explanatory captions of all illustrations should be typed on a separate sheet.




Abbreviations and symbols

Use only standard abbreviations. Avoid abbreviations in the title and abstracts. The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text.


Article processing charges


From September 1, 2021 BJDM levies an Article Processing Charge (APC) of 100 EUR for all types of accepted articles. Payment will not be required unless your article is accepted. Accepted articles will not be published until payment has been received.

IBAN of BaSS Bank Account: GR0401102230000022300151481

Swift number: ETHNGRAA

Owner: Balkan Stomatological Society

Address: 148, Agiou Dimitriou Str, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece




Papers are reviewed anonymously by at least two editors and/or invited reviewers based on their fields of expertise. BJDM operates a double-blind review process in which the identities of the authors are hidden from the reviewers, and identities of the reviewers are hidden from the authors. Using this online system, authors may submit manuscripts and track their progress using the system to publication. Reviewers can download manuscripts and submit their opinions to the editor. Editors can manage the whole submission/review process. Remarks and suggestions are sent to the author for final composition. Average time from submission to first decision is 30 days, and 180 days for publication.

Proofs are sent to the corresponding author for final agreement.