Instruction for Authors

Submission of Manuscript
The aim of the Korean Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (Kor J Oral Maxillofac Pathol) is to publish manuscripts of high scientific quality representing original clinical, diagnostic or experimental work in oral pathology and biology. Papers bring new knowledge and observations from the application of techniques within the spheres of light and electron microscopy, tissue and organ culture, immunology, histochemistry and immunohistochemistry, microbiology, genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology. The Korean Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology which was launched in 1967 is published six times(end of February, April, June, August, October, December). Review papers on topical and relevant subjects will receive a high priority and articles requiring rapid publication because of their significance and timeliness will be included as “Short communications” not exceeding two printed pages. All submitted manuscripts falling within the overall scope of the Journal will be assessed by at least two suitably qualified referees. Full text PDF files are available online at or http://journal. Visit to search the articles and register for table of contents E-mail alerts.

Research and publication ethics
Informed Consent: The manuscripts related to the human subjects or samples drawn from humans should receive the informed consent according to the rule of Institutional Review Board of author's institute. If manuscripts include clinical trials, the clinical trials registration number should be got after the registration to the WHO accredited registration centers such as CRIS ( Paper fraud follows the COPE flow chart.

Statement of Human and Animal Rights: Authors should keep the ethical and standard of Institutional Review Board of author's institute and the Helsinki Declaration in 1975 (revised in 2008). In case of animal experiment, authors should keep the institutional or national guideline for the care and the use of laboratory animals. For the policies on the research and publication ethics not stated in these instructions, "Good Publication Practice Guidelines for Medical Journals (" or "Guidelines on good publication (" can be applied. If there are any ethical issues from the manuscripts, it should be first reviewed by Editorial Board and the recommendations should be processed by the Society. If anyone does not agree or accept the decision by Society in the process of ethical issues, those may be referred to the Korean Academy Of Oral And Maxillofacial Pathology Journal Editors ( or or appropriate Committee of the corresponding institutes.

Peer review
Every manuscript received is circulated to two peer reviewers. The author's name and affiliation is not disclosed during review process to reviewers. The review process can be repeated till three times if the request of revision is suggested by reviewers. If the re-review is repeated more than three times, it may not be considered for publication. If  two reviewers do not agree to accept the journal, it may not be also considered for publication. Usually the first review process ends within one month.
Manuscript Editing: The finally accepted manuscript will be reviewed by manuscript editor for the consistency
of the format and the completeness of references. The manuscript may be revised according to the opinion of the manuscript editor. The article should be clearly divided as follows:

Abstract page
In original articles a separate page should contain a structured abstract not exceedinq 250 words. Use the following headings: Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions and 3-8 key words in strict accordance with Index Medicus(Medical Subject Headings). In review articles and case reports a separate abstract page should contain:
a) authorsʼ surnames followed by their initials;
b) title of article;
c) abbreviated title of journal(Kor J Oral Maxillofac Pathol.);
d) an abstract of no more than 250 words;
e) key words
f) the name and address of the author responsible for correspondence.

Clearly state the purpose of the article. Give only strictly pertinent references, and do not review the subject extensively.

Material and methods
Provide enough detail to ensure the reader could repeat the described procedures, including statistical testing

Present your results in logical sequence in the text, tables, and illustrations. Do not repeat in the text all the data in the tables, illustrations, or both: emphasize or summarize only important observations.

Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and conclusions that follow from them. Do not repeat in detail data given in the Results section. Include in the Discussion the implications of the findings and their limitations and relate the observations to other relevant studies.

Acknowledge only persons who have made substantive contributions to the study.

These should be kept to the pertinent minimum and numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text. Identify references in text, tables, and legends by arabic numerals(in parentheses). References cited only in the tables or figure legends should be numbered in accordance with a sequence established by the first identification of that figure or table in the text. Use the style of the examples below, which are based on the formats used in Index Medicus. Try to avoid using abstracts as references. Include manuscripts accepted, but not published; designate the abbreviated title of the journal followed by(in press). Titles should be abbreviated in
accordance with the style used in Index Medicus and the Vancouver System.

1. Standard journal article
Sam Pyo Hong, Yun Woo Nam, Seong Doo Hong, Jae Il Lee, Chang Yun Lim: T/NK cell angiocentric lymphoma occurred in nasal & oral cavity. Kor J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 1997;21:109-115.
2. Chapter in a book
Neville BW, Damn DD, Allen CM, Bouquot JE: Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, 1st ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 1995:295-304.

Case reports  
In the future the following format for case reports should be as follows:
1. Abstract.
2. Description of case, no introduction. Give as short and precise description of the case as possible. Include the necessary documentation(clinical, histological, pictures, etc.). Include a short section with the heading  “Comments”.
3. Describe in the comments why the cases are of interest.
Do not include an introduction and more than 5 references, and in all no more than 1 printed page. The Korean Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology will only publish case reports if they lead to new scientific  ypotheses or represent "new diseases, or cases with an unusual appearance or extremely rare cases.

All figures should clarify the text and their number be kept to a minimum. Illustrations should be planned to fit the proportions of the printed page taking into account the two columns. Text on figures should be in CAPITALS. Micrographs should be designed to be reproduced without reduction. Submit two copies of each illustration, identifying them with a label on the back which indicates the number, authors name and the top. Line drawings should be professionally drawn; half·tones should exhibit high contrast. Figure legends must be typed on a separate page at the end of the manuscript. Original colour transparencies, as well as two sets of colour prints, should be submitted. There will be no charge to the author(s) for reproduction of colour artwork.

Tables should be numbered consecutively with arabic numerals. Type each table on a separate sheet, with titles making them self-explanatory. Due regard should be given to the proportions of the printed page.

Abbreviations and symbols  
Use only standard abbreviations (Vancouver System). All units will be metric. Use no roman numerals in the text. In decimals, a decimal point, and not a comma, will be used. Avoid abbreviations in the title. The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement.

Page proofs  
These will be sent via E-mails as an Acrobat PDF file. These must be returned to the Production Editor within 3 days of receipt. At this stage, only minor alterations can be accepted.

Reprints and Subscription  
Reprints without covers can be ordered on the offprint order form which will accompany the proofs. You can order a subscription of manuscript to publisher $100 per year.

The Korean Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology(KAOMP) recommends authors ICMJE guidelines  
For author and reviewer guidelines for evaluating sex and gender analysis in manuscripts, KAOMP has adopted the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors(ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (2016), which state that authors should:
∙ aim for inclusive study populations (age, sex, or ethnicity)
∙ report sex/gender of participants, sex of animals and cells
∙ describe methods for determining sex/gender
∙ use sex (biological) and gender (identity, psychosocial, cultural) correctly
∙ justify use of one sex (unless obvious, such as prostate cancer)

KAOMP has adopted the ARRIVE guidelines for animal research (2010), which state:
Provide details of the animals used, including species, strain, sex, developmental stage (e.g. mean or median age plus age range) and weight (e.g. mean or median weight plus weight range). NB: the ARRIVE guidelines ask authors simply to record sex but not to analyze by sex.
KAOMP has adopted the SAGER guidelines published in Research Integrity and Peer Review (2016), which state that authors should: (Full SAGER guidelines are reproduced below.)
∙ the title and the abstract of articles should specify the sex /gender of research subjects
∙ use the words sex and gender carefully
∙ describe in the methods section how sex was determined (self-report, examination, genetic testing)
∙ use the term sex in animal studies
∙ describe the origin and sex of cells or tissues culture in cell biological, molecular biological, or biochemical studies
∙ where subjects can be differentiated by gender, research should take this into account
∙ in medical device testing, explain whether a medical device will be used by all genders and if it has been tested with this use in mind
∙ data should be routinely presented disaggregated by sex
∙ Sex- and gender-based analyses should be carried out, if appropriate, and reported regardless of positive or negative outcome.

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