Manuscripts should be submitted to:
Quintessence Publishing Co, Inc
551 Kimberly Drive
Carol Stream, Illinois 60188-1881
- Original articles are considered for publication
on the condition that they have not been published or submitted
for publication elsewhere.
- The publisher reserves the right to edit manuscripts
to fit the space available and to ensure conciseness, clarity,
and stylistic consistency, subject to the authors
- Manuscripts are reviewed and selected in a
blinded process by editors and appropriate content experts.
Therefore, it is important that submitted manuscripts and
illustrations do not contain information that will identify
the origin of the paper (except for title page and separate
affiliations page, which will not be sent to reviewers).
- Manuscripts that do not follow these outlined
instructions will be rejected promptly.
- QI accepts original experimental investigations,
review articles, case reports, and technique articles.
- Case of the Month manuscripts should
present challenging cases, or those for which many treatment
alternatives are possible or new techniques or materials
are used. Manuscripts submitted for this feature must be
no longer than 5 double-spaced pages and have no more than
- Submit three typewritten copies (original
and duplicates), double-spaced on one side of the paper,
with at least a one-inch margin all around. Number all pages
sequentially, with the title of the paper as a running header
on each page.
- Supply a disk containing a representation
of the typewritten copy, free of tabs. The disk should be
labeled with the authors name and shortened article
title, as well as the software used. Both Macintosh and
PC disks will be accepted, with a preference for the former.
- Title page. Page 1 should include the
title of the article (descriptive but as concise as possible)
and the name, degrees, title, professional affiliation,
and location of every author. Fax, e-mail address,
and complete mailing address must also be provided for the
corresponding author. If the paper was presented
before an organized group, the name of the organization,
location, and date should be indicated.
- Abstract/Key words. Page 2 should include
a maximum 250-word structured abstract (with headings Objectives,
Method and Materials, Results, Conclusion). Abstracts
for case reports and literature reviews need not be structured.
A list of 6 to 10 key words should also be included.
- Clinical relevance statement. Experimental
investigations must include a brief statement of the clinical
relevance of the paper.
- Introduction. Summarize the rationale
and purpose of the study, giving only pertinent references.
Clearly state the working hypothesis.
- Method and materials. Present method
and materials in sufficient detail to allow confirmation
of the observations. Published methods should be referenced
and discussed only briefly, unless modifications have been
made. Indicate the statistical methods used, if applicable.
- Results. Present results in a logical
sequence in the text, tables, and illustrations. Do not
repeat in the text all the data in the tables or illustrations;
emphasize only important observations.
- Discussion. Emphasize the new and important
aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from
them. Do not repeat in detail data or other material given
in the Introduction or Results section. Relate observations
to other relevant studies and point out the implications
of the findings and their limitations.
- Conclusions. Include a numeric listing
of evidence-based conclusions that can be made according
to the material presented in the paper.
- Acknowledgments. Acknowledgments should
be typed on a separate page. Grant or other financial
support should be specified, citing the name of the supporting
organization and grant number.
- Abbreviations. The full term for which
an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the
text unless it is a standard unit of measurement.
- Trade names. Generic terms are to be
used whenever possible, but trade names and manufacturer
should be included parenthetically at first mention.
- All references given must be cited
in the text, numbered in order of appearance.
- The reference list should be double-spaced
at the end of the article in numeric sequence.
- Do not include unpublished data or
personal communications in the reference list. Cite such
references parenthetically in the text and include a date.
- Avoid using abstracts as references.
- Provide complete information for each
reference, including names of all authors (up to six). If
the reference is to part of a book, also include the title
of the chapter (or part) and names of the books editor(s).
Journal reference style:
1. Dietschi D, Schatz JP. Current restorative modalities for
young patients with missing anterior teeth. Quintessence Int
Book reference style:
1. Hilton TJ. Direct posterior composite restorations. In:
Schwartz RS, Summitt JB, Robbins JW (eds). Fundamentals of
Operative Dentistry. Chicago: Quintessence,1996:207228.
- All illustrations must be numbered and cited
in the text in order of appearance.
- On the back of each illustration, place a
label with the article title and figure number only. Do
not include author names. Indicate the top edge lightly
- Do not bend, fold, or use paper clips. Do
not mount slides in glass.
- For protection against damage or loss, authors
should retain duplicate slides and illustrations.
- All illustrations are returned after publication.
Black & white photographsSubmit three sets
of high-quality glossy prints. Should the quality prove
inadequate, negatives will be requested as well. Photographs
should be unmounted and untrimmed.
RadiographsSubmit the original radiograph as
well as two sets of prints.
ColorColor is used at the discretion of the
editor and publisher. No charge is made for such illustrations.
Original slides (35 mm transparencies) are preferred, also
supply two sets of prints made from them.
Electronic filesMay be acceptable if original
images (as specified above) are unavailable. Resolution
must be at least 300 dpi when the image is 3 inches wide;
files saved in .tiff or.eps format are preferred. Please
do not send images embedded in text in word processing programs
(eg, Word) or office suite programs (Excel,
PowerPoint, etc). Also supply three printed copies of each
Line drawingsFigures, charts, and graphs should
be professionally drawn. Provide an electronic .tiff or
.eps file and three high-resolution computer-generated laser
prints (no photocopies).
- Each table should be logically organized,
on a separate sheet, and numbered consecutively.
- The title and footnotes should be included
with the table.
MANDATORY SUBMISSION FORM
The Mandatory Submission Form, signed by all authors, must
accompany all submitted manuscripts before they can be reviewed
for publication. This form can be found on the back side of
these Guidelines or can be downloaded from the publishers
PERMISSIONS AND WAIVERS
- Permission of author and publisher must be
obtained for the direct use of material (text, photos, drawings)
under copyright that is not the property of the authors.
- Waivers must be obtained for photographs showing
persons. When such waivers are not supplied, faces will
be masked to prevent identification.
The corresponding author is given 150 free reprints of the
article. If additional reprints are desired, they must be
ordered from the publisher when the page proofs are reviewed
by the authors. The publisher does not stock reprints; however,
back issues can be purchased.
- Three copies of the manuscript and figures,
including all glossy prints necessary for reviewers.
- Manuscript: typed double-spaced including
separate references, figure legends, and tables.
- Abstract, Key words, Clinical relevance
- References: double-spaced, numerical order,
per QI style.
- Tables: double-spaced and titled.
- Mandatory Submission Form, signed by all