Important Announcement to Authors

The Asian Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery , wishes to inform all authors that manuscripts submitted should adhere to the instructions and format stated in the Manuscript Submission and Information for Authors.

In addition Author(s) please note that:

  • The text and tables of manuscripts must be word-processed and submitted as MS Word documents online using the online Manuscript Submission system or may be sent by e-mail to: Professor Tetsu Takahashi, Editor-in-Chief, Asian Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Reconstructive Surgery, The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kyushu Dental College, 2-6-1 Manazuru, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu-City  803 8580, Fukuoka, Japan. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it
    Tables may be provided in MS Excel format. Manuscripts containing Tables as scans or in PowerPoint format cannot be processed for publication and will be returned for resubmission in the prescribed format. Computer disks should be labelled with the name of first author; manuscript title; computer program; and file name. Three hard copies of the manuscript (complete with tables and figures) should also be provided.
  • All references must adhere to the format provided in Manuscript Submission and Information for Authors. References should be numbered in the order they appear in the text. References should follow the Vancouver style and should appear in the text, tables, and legends as superscript Arabic numerals. Journal titles should be abbreviated in accordance with Index Medicus. All authors and/or editors in the cited reference must be listed. Author names must not contain full stops, while Journal titles must contain full stops. The accuracy of references is the responsibility of the authors. The following are examples of reference style:
    1. Standard journal article
    Lydiatt WM, Anderson PE, Bazzana T, Casale M, Hughes CJ, Huvos AG, Lydiatt DD, Schantz SP. Molecular support for field cancerization in the head and neck. Cancer. 1998;82;1376-1380.
    2. Supplement
    25 year cumulative index 1973-1997. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2000;28 (Suppl 2):3-98.
    3. Article not in English
    Jansma J, Becking AG. Distraction osteogenesis in maxillofacial surgery [article in Dutch]. Ned Tijdschr Tandheelkd. 2000;107:190-197.
    4. Books and other monographs
    Peterson LJ, Ellis E III, Hupp JR (editors). Contemporary oral and maxillofacial surgery. 3rd ed. St Louis: Mosby-Year Book; 1998.
  • All illustrations are considered to be figures, and each graph, drawing, or photograph should be numbered in sequence with Arabic numerals. Three complete sets of illustrations are required for all figures, and should be camera-ready. Letters, numbers, and symbols should be clear. Each figure should be identified clearly on the back, stating the number, name of first author, short form of title, and orientation. Photomicrographs must indicate magnification and stain used. Photographs of persons where the subject is identifiable must be accompanied by written permission from the subject to use the photograph. If consent has not been obtained and recognisable features may appear, the illustration will be retouched or cropped to mask or remove the eyes or otherwise render the individual 'unrecognisable'. Illustrations may be provided electronically in high resolution JPEG, TIFF or EPS format and may be submitted by e-mail or on a CD-ROM compatible with an IBM or Macintosh computer.
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