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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

The Annals of Dentistry University of Malaya (ADUM) is published annually as the official publication of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Since its first publication in 1994, this peer reviewed journal strives to promote the advancement of clinical practice, dental education and scientific research in Malaysia as well as elevating the quality of patient care. An emphasis is now given to publishing and disseminating research works undertaken by dental trainees, i.e. undergraduate and postgraduate dental students, locally and globally. In line with current trend, the ADUM will be publishing forthcoming articles online before they are scheduled to appear in print.


Original research articles, and critical reviews pertaining to dentistry and its allied fields will be considered for publication at the discretion of the Editor-in-chief. If in doubt, all potential authors are encouraged to write to the Editor-in-chief prior to submission. All articles will be refereed independently by at least 2 referees. Authors of all types of articles should be aware of the following guidelines when submitting to ADUM.


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I. SUBMISSION
All manuscripts must be written in English (Concise Oxford Dictionary at http://oxforddictionaries.com). They must include a title page (see detailed requirement below) and be accompanied by a cover letter, a list of suggested reviewers and the Copyright Transfer Agreement. Title pages should include the title of the manuscript, the surname(s) and initial(s) of the author(s), affiliations, address, corresponding author, abstract, total word count, total number of tables/figures and the number of references. Cover letters should certify that the research is original, not under publication consideration elsewhere, and free of conflict of interest. It should contain the name, address and contacts (fax, telephone number and e-mail) of the author responsible for correspondence and for proofreading purpose and information whether the authors are willing to meet the cost of reproducing illustrations in colour prints (if any).


Authors are encouraged to submit the names, address, and email addresses of four preferred reviewers to facilitate the speedy review of their manuscript. Preferred reviewers cannot be colleagues at the contributors’ institution or present or former collaborators. All authors must approve and sign the Copyright Transfer Agreement of the manuscript concerned. Manuscripts will not be reviewed until the completed form has been sent to the editorial office. In addition, authors will need to obtain permission to reproduce a previously published figure or table. The approval letter must be submitted to the editorial office. Manuscripts can be submitted to the Editor-in-chief electronically. Electronic copy of the manuscript can be submitted by sending it as an e-mail attachment to the following address: editor.adum@um.edu.my


II. GENERAL REQUIREMENT
a) Introduction 
b) Materials and Methods
c) Results 
d) Discussion
e) Conclusion 
f) Acknowledgments
g) Figures and tables requirements
h) References
i) Legends


  III. SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
   IV. GENERAL INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS SUBMITTING A MANUSCRIPT PRIOR PUBLICATION
    V. ICMJE COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
   VI. INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD AND WRITTEN INFORMED CONSENT 
  VII. DEFINITION OF CONTRIBUTORSHIP IN ANNALS OF DENTISTRY 
VIII. COPYRIGHT TRANSFER AGREEMENT
   IX. CHARGES ASSOCIATED WITH PUBLICATION