Authors guidelines

Purpose of the journal and general principles

Dental Cadmos is a monthly professional refresher and continuous training for the dentist. The update core consists of the ECM module, an in-depth study that in each issue addresses the state of the art of one of the various dental specialties in an exhaustive manner and with a didactic approach. The ECM module is combined with the remote training project (FAD), with relative accreditation at the CNFC and the provision of training credits. The journal also publishes original clinical and research works, clinical cases, literature reviews and columns. All manuscripts must be accompanied by a properly completed and signed Journal Publishing Agreement (forms are provided by the editors). If the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors must guarantee that the work will not be published elsewhere in any other language without the permission of the copyright holder. The manuscripts that report the results of research conducted on people must include, in the “Materials and methods” section, a declaration that the study protocol was approved by the relevant Ethics Committee, that the study was carried out in accordance with the ethical standards established in the 1964 Helsinki Declaration and that informed consent was obtained from all participants prior to their enrollment in the study. The decisions regarding the publication of the manuscripts are based on a peer-review process and the acceptance of the articles will be based on the criteria of originality, relevance and scientific content of the contributions. Authors may be asked to modify the text based on the comments of the reviewers. The statements contained in the manuscripts are the responsibility of the author and not of the publisher. The views expressed in the articles are those of the authors and may not reflect the editor’s position. Each author must fill in and sign a form for the Declaration of Conflict of Interest, which specifies all the economic, personal or professional ties that could create a conflict of interest (the forms are provided by the editorial staff).

Presentation of the article

The original works must not exceed 10 journal pages (approximately 45,000 characters), including summary, images and references. Surpluses that do not exceed 10% of the indicated values ​​are tolerated.

Cover letter
For the purposes of publication, the authors must sign a cover letter in which the following information is specified, reported in a declaration signed by the author of reference:

  • the manuscript has not been published nor is it being examined for publication in another journal; the author has obtained written permission for the reproduction of images, figures or algorithms protected by copyright according to current copyright regulations; in the event that the article is published, the copyright relating to the article will be transferred to the Publisher;
  • there are/do not exist conflicts of interest of an economic or other nature on the item presented;
  • the manuscript was read and approved by all co-authors;
  • in the case of an original article, formal approval is available, by the local Ethics Committee, of the research proposed for publication.
Preparation of the manuscript

1) The first sheet of the manuscript must indicate:

  • title of the work in Italian and English (maximum length 90 characters);
  • name of the authors: full name and surname of each author;
  • affiliation of each author: name of the institution where the work was carried out or the city in which they work for freelancers;
  • address of the author of reference for the revision of the draft, complete with e-mail address to which the PDFs of the drafts, telephone number, fax number and postal address will be sent.

2) The second sheet of the manuscript must contain:

  • summary in Italian and English (about 3,500 characters in length for each language version, spaces included) both structured in: Objectives, Materials and methods, Results and Conclusions, Clinical implications.
  • keywords: 5 keywords in Italian and English.

3) In the following sheets the manuscript must be developed as follows.

  • Introduction: will report a brief description of the aims and objectives of the proposed research.
  • Materials and methods: will describe in detail the materials and methodologies used and will explain all the ethical aspects (see section Purpose of the magazine and general principles).

The trade names of products and devices should only be indicated in the Materials and Methods sections of the summary and the work.

  • Results: will report in a clear and exhaustive way the results of the research.
  • Discussion: will analyse the results obtained and their clinical implication.
  • Conclusions: they will report the significance of the results and the final observations of the authors.
  • Clinical implications: in this section the “clinical significance” of the work should be inserted.
  • Conflict of interest: indicate in this section whether or not there are conflicts of interest of an economic or other nature on the item presented.
  • Funding for the study: authors are required to insert in the manuscript, after the “Conclusions” or “Thanks”, the indication that the study presented was supported or not by sources of funding.
  • References: the bibliographic entries (max 20 entries for original works; max 40 entries for literature reviews) must be presented in chronological order with respect to their citation within the text and drawn up according to the Vancouver international standards which provide: 1) for each bi bliographic item the citation up to a maximum of 6 authors, if in a higher number cite the first 6 followed by et al .; 2) the use of international abbreviations for citing magazines, without punctuation.

Here are some examples:

  • Works published in journals: Chung CH, Friedman DS, Mante FK. Shear bond strength of rebonded mechanically retentive ceramic brackets. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2002; 122 (3): 282-7.
  • Books: Graber M, Vanarsdall RL, Vig KWL. Ortho¬dontics: current principles and techniques. St. Louis: Elsevier, 2005.
  • Book Chapters: Armitage GC. Diagnosis and classification of periodontal diseases. In: Rose LF, Me¬aley BL, Genco Rj, Cohen DW (eds). Periodontics: Medicine, Surgery and Implants. St. Louis: Else¬vier Mosby, 2004: pp. 19-31.

Each table must be presented at the end of the manuscript in Word file format. The tables must be classified and referenced in the manuscript with Roman numerals and accompanied by a short caption. Notes or legends must be reported at the foot of the tables, never in the caption.


Up to 20 electronic figures are accepted. The images must be acquired with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and saved in JPEG format (images in EPS format are also accepted as long as they are acquired in the minimum resolution of 600 dpi). For the lines (flow-charts or drawings) the TIFF format is preferable, acquired in the minimum resolution of 600 dpi; however, the JPEG format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi is also accepted. Drawings or images must have a base of at least 10-12 cm and must be presented in a definitive form for publication.

NOTE: The images must be presented separately and not inserted within the text in Word; they must not contain commercial names or bibliographic entries.

Captions: captions must be provided in the Word file at the end of the manuscript text.

Preparation of the ECM module

The setting must be of a didactic type and focus briefly on the salient points that describe the state of the art of the subject in question. The work can include a critical review of the literature and an explanatory clinical section. Commercial names of products or devices cannot be mentioned in the ECM module. The Form must be structured as follows: the Italian / English title; Keywords and Key words (5); Summary and Abstract (3500 characters, divided into: Objectives, Materials and methods, Results and discussion, Conclusions, Clinical significance); an initial text of about 3000 characters to orient the reader on various topics examined; a summary of about 5000 characters to summarize the salient data and give useful information to answer the self-assessment test; the structured article must have a length of about 25/30,000 characters; 30-40 photographs; the tables and flow-charts must be about 10 and will serve to guide the reader in the clinical pathways to be adopted. The bibliography must contain at least 10 summaries (in Italian) of articles relevant to the chosen topic. The manuscript also provides for the preparation of the assessment test consisting of 15 multiple-answer questions with 4 options and reporting of the correct answer. If, for the purposes of calculating credits, it is necessary to implement the number of applications, this will be borne by the editorial staff.

Acceptance of submitted works

Submissions are accepted for publication on the basis of scientific interest and relevance to Dental Cadmos, at the sole discretion of the Scientific Director, who will make use of the blind written evaluation of at least two anonymous reviewers.


The correction of the proofs is by the author for the content aspects and by the Publisher for the technical part. The first paginated draft will be sent to the author of reference, indicated in the manuscript, for correction

This must be returned corrected to the editorial staff by e-mail by the date that will be indicated in the letter of sending the drafts. After this deadline, the official correction and/or postponement of the publication will be carried out, according to the editorial planning priorities defined by the Scientific Director. We will not accept submissions, requests for sending to other or more authors other than the reference indicated in the article. In correcting the proofs, interventions that may modify the graphic layout already defined or content changes that would involve a new peer-review process must be avoided.

The manuscripts must be sent to the editorial office exclusively through the Dental Cadmos electronic publishing system available on the website:

EDRA SpA Via Spadolini 7 – 20141 Milan
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