Information For Authors

Instructions to Authors

The Network forInfections, Oncology and Traumatology in Nigeria® in collaboration withthe Community Health Unit, Department of Preventive Dentistry, University ofPort-Harcourt, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State; Traumatology Unit, Department ofOral & Maxillofacial Surgery & Health Sciences Research Group,University of Benin, Benin-City Edo State, Traumatology Unit, Department ofOral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State will publish two issues of Nigerian Journal of Dental and Maxillofacial Traumatology (NJDMT)annually: in June and December. NJDMT accepts reports of origi­nal researcharticles, special review articles, histories and reports of rare and specialcases, new sciences, dis­coveries and innovations in ALL aspects of researchrelevant to the prevention, management and rehabilitation of Oral andmaxillofacial trauma. Clinical and translational researches will be givenpreference.

Submission of an ar­ticle for consideration for publication will be held to imply that it has neither been published nor is it under consideration for publication elsewhere. The editor reserves the right to edit manuscripts to ensure brevity and clarity of expression. The publishers also acquire all rights to the work upon acceptance of the manuscript by the Journal. Permission for reproduction must there­fore be obtained by application in writing to the Editor-in-Chief.

It is assumed that the author(s) submitting any manuscript has/have considered ALL ethical aspects of his/her/their research and taken cognisance of the guidelines of the Helsinki declaration as revised in 1975 or the ethical guidelines of the institution(s) in which the work was done.

Following completion of the peer review process on every article, a decision of ‘acceptance as submitted’, ‘acceptance with minor revision’, ‘acceptance with major revision’ or ‘rejection’ will be communicated.

Preparation of Manuscripts

It is required that manuscripts be prepared and referenced with the Havard system for scientific manuscripts. Manuscripts must be submitted in electronic form, using Microsoft word format Times New Roman on font size 12 via email of the email account of the corresponding authour.

Contributions must be double-spaced and the recommended outline for the organisation of articles is: Title page, abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusions and recommendations (if any), acknowledgements, references, tables and legends. Each manuscript component should begin on a new page.

Title Page

The title page should have the following;

  • The title of the article which should be concise but informative;
  • A short running headline of no more than seven words placed at foot of the title page and identified;
  • Full names of each author (Surname last, underlined and in Uppercase letters), and qualifications
  • Name(s) of department(s)/unit(s) and address of the institution in which the work(s) was/were done;
  • Name and address of author responsible for correspondence about the manuscript.

Abstract and Key Words

The second page should have a structured abstract of no more than 300 words.

Below the abstract, identify and provide three to ten key words.


It is the responsibility of author(s) to obtain permission and approval of the wording from anyone acknowledged by name as readers may infer his/her endorsement of the data and conclusions.


The Havard referencing style is adopted by the journal. Within the text all authours are listed if they are only three or less than three. When more than three only the first author and et al.,

A reference list includes details of the sources cited in your paper.  It starts on a separate page at the end of your assignment paper and is titled References. Each item cited in the reference list must have been cited in your paper. All sources appearing in the reference list must be ordered alphabetically by surname

Examples of correct forms of references are given below:


Standard Journal Article.

(List all authors when five or less; when six or more, list only the first three and add et. al.,) Ojo MA, Adegboye AA, Ogunbodede EO, Olusile AO (1996): Occurrence and distribution of Oral ulcerative lesions in children at Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Nig. Dent. J.; 11(1): 27-29.

Corporate Author:

The Royal Marsden Hospital Bone-Marrows Transplantation Team (1977): Failure of syngeneic bone-marrow graft without precondi­tioning in post-hepatitis aplasia. Lancet; 2: 242-244.

Personal Author(s):

Lisen, HN (1974): Immunology: An introduction to molecular and cellu­lar principles of the immune response. 5th ed. New York, Harper & Row, 406 pp.

Chapter in a Book:

Obuekwe ON, Odai ED (2017): Orofacial infections In: Ojo MA, Odukoya O, Nartey ON, Lawoyin JO and Kwarmin F. eds. Fundamental of oral and maxillofacial pathology and medicine. Ibadan, Nigeria, Book Builders, 31-42.

Dissertation or Thesis:

Azodo CC (2011). A study of impact of periodontal diseases on oral health-related quality of life, 67 pp.


Type each table on a separate page. Number the tables con­secutively and supply a brief title for each.

Figures and Illustrations:

These must be professionally drawn and or photographed. If photographs of persons are used, either the subjects must not be identifiable or their pictures must be accompanied by written per­mission to use the photograph. Only one per page is permissible.

Legends for Illustration:

Type legends of illustrations double-spaced, starting on a sepa­rate page, with Arabic numerals corresponding to illustrations. Explain internal scale and identify method of staining in photo-micrographs.