Instructions for Authors

Instruction for Author(Enacted in 2001 and most recently revised in June 2013)





1. Qualification for contribution

Limited to domestic/foreign dentists, doctors, basic scientists and other persons recognized by the editing committee.


2. Kinds of manuscripts to be contributed

∙ The manuscripts that may be published on this journal shall be original articles, review articles, case reports, academy news and various introductions, and any manuscript, which is not included in these categories, shall be subject to the deliberation of the editing committee for the decision to publish.
∙ Any manuscript with the same content as that of any article already published in another journal may not be contributed and manuscripts published in this journal may not be arbitrarily published in any other journal.


3. Publication of manuscripts

∙Whether to publish a manuscript and the order of publication shall be determined through deliberation of the editing committee of this academy and the editing committee may assess the scientific significance, logicality, creativity, originality and morality of manuscripts to be contributed and determine whether to publish them or may ask the authors for necessary corrections, supplementations or deletions.
∙ Corrected papers shall be reassessed to determine whether to publish and if the author refused to correct such deficiencies, the paper shall not be published.
∙ The title of each manuscript, author, name, degree, title, address and the workplace of each author shall be accurately recorded. The title of each manuscript shall be prepared briefly and logically whereas making the content of the manuscript easily identifiable.


4. Manuscripts language

Manuscript should be written in Korean or English.
Manuscript in Korean shall state all words in Korean as much as possible and those words that cannot be easily translated shall be written in English; and in the case of translated words, English words may be written together at the first citations to help understanding. For the terms not included in the submission guideline, the words in the ‘Glossary of dental medicine’ should be used.


5. Authorship and contributorship

Implantology defines an "author" as a person whose participation in the work is sufficient for taking public responsibility for all portions of the content. Specifically, all authors should have made substantial contributions to all of the following:
(1) conception and design of the study, acquisition of the data, or analysis and interpretation of the data; (2) drafting of the article or critical revision of the article for important intellectual content; and (3) final approval of the version to be submitted.
When authorship is attributed to a group, all authors must meet the listed criteria and must be responsible for the quality, accuracy, and ethics of the work. All authors must participate in determining the order of authorship.


6. Copyright

The copyright of any paper published in this journal shall be held by The Korean Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Implantology. By the submission of an application for manuscript publication signed to agree to the regulations for contribution, the copyright of the paper comes under the ownership of The Korean Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Implantology.


7. Author disclosure of conflict of interest

Each author must disclose all potential conflicts of interest by completing Implantology Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form. A conflict of interest (COI) is a financial relationship or other set of circumstances that may affect or may reasonably be thought by others to affect an author's judgment, conduct, or manuscript. A COI exists based on the author's circumstances; the author's behavior, subjective beliefs, and outcomes are irrelevant. In other words, the author must disclose a COI even when the circumstances have not actually influenced the author's actions or manuscript, and even when the author believes that the circumstances cannot or will not affect the actions or manuscript. When a manuscript is accepted for publication, Implantology will determine the part(s) of an author's disclosure that will be published with the manuscript.


8. Research funds

In the case of a paper prepared with the support of research funds, the content shall be written at the acknowledgement section.


9. Submission of manuscripts

∙ Submissions to Implantology can be made electronically via the online manuscript submission and review system: (E-mail submissions will not be accepted).

① The original files containing the text, photos, figures should be uploaded to the online manuscript submission and review system.
② If a paper has passed the assessment process, the academy may request the contributor to supply the originals of photos and figures for accurate publication and the contributor shall respond to such request.
③ As a document preparation program, Arae Hangeul or MS Word shall be used. In the case of manuscripts in English, MS Word shall be used.
④ The size of each manuscript shall be around 15 pages in total including photos and figures in the case of an original work and 7-8 pages in the case of a case report. In this case, the page is based on the A4 size(21.0 cm×29.7 cm) and when Arae Hangeul software is used, the font size of the text shall be 10, line spaces shall be 150% and the font shall be Batang. In the case of MS Word software, the font size shall be 10, line spaces shall be 1 line and the font shall be Batang. In this way, the number of letters per line will be around 40 and the number of lines per page will be around 40.
⑤ If a manuscript is too long, the editing committee may hold back the publication and request correction of the manuscript.
⑥ Ensure correct use of the terms sex (when reporting biological factors) and gender (identity, psychosocial or cultural factors), and unless inappropriate, report the sex and/or gender of study participants, the sex of animals or cells, and describe the methods used to determine sex and gender. If the study was done involving an exclusive population, for example in only cases (e.g., prostate cancer), authors should define how they determined race and ethnicity and justify their relevance.


10. Guideline for manuscript preparation and submission

1) Original Articles
The order of preparation shall be;

1) Title page
2) Introduction
3) Materials and Methods
4) Results
5) Discussion
6) Conclusion
7) References
8) Photo descriptions in principle.

∙ Photo, figure, graph, photo descriptions and references shall be necessarily prepared in English.
∙ The form of preparation of each of the parts shall be made observing the following;


Title page

This should contain the title of the article and each author's full names, academic degrees, affiliations, and titles of all authors. The title should be concise, specific and descriptive, and identify the clinical significance of the manuscript. For authors with different affiliations, place an Arabic number as a superscript after each author's last name and before the name of the corresponding affiliation. Place an asterisk (*) after the name of the corresponding author and provide this author's name, degree, address(institutional affiliation, city, state/ province, zip code, and country), telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address at the bottom of the title page. The number of authors should be within 5 people. All authors’ ORCIDs, which are used the most for author information, should be listed.



Abstract should be written in English. Abstracts shall not exceed 400 words. Abstracts shall be written in the order of the purpose of the study, materials and methods, result and the conclusion and at the bottom, no more than 6 key words shall be written in alphabetical order. List three to six keywords from the list provided by
Index Medicus or the Medical Subject Headings(MeSH,



Based on appropriate references, the background and purpose of the study shall be included and excessively detailed literature consideration shall be avoided.


Materials and Methods

- The design of the experiment, study materials/subjects shall be described. If study subjects are patients, their ages, genders, other features, the method of diagnosis of diseases, etc. shall be written in detail. For animals, equipment, reagents, etc. among study materials, the names and addresses of the manufacturers shall be written in parentheses. When new methods or transformed methods are used, the reason for using the methods and the limitations of the methods shall be described. In the case of drugs and chemicals, their generic names, dosages, administration methods shall be accurately described.
- When reporting experiments performed on humans, it should be described whether the experiments are in compliance with the moral regulations on medical experiments on human bodies of the relevant institute or region or the Declaration of Helsinki announced in 1975 and amended in 1983; and the names, disease record numbers, etc. of the patients shall not be exposed. In the case of experimental animals, it shall be described whether the breeding and use of the experimental animals observed the regulations of the animal experiment research assessment committee of the institute or country where the experiment was performed. In the case of experiments, biological measurements with large variations in actually measured values shall be statistically processed in principle and the name of the program used (version and the name of the country where the program was produced) and the method shall be described.
- When citing the product name of a product used in the study, the name of the product shall be set forth at the first citation and the manufacturer and manufacturing country shall be indicated in a parenthesis ().



- Essential results including tables, charts and photographs shall be written and excessively detailed descriptions shall be avoided. Results of statistical processing shall be accurately written.
- Measurements of length, height, weight, and volume should be reported in metric units (meter, kilogram, or liter, or their decimal multiples).



The result of analysis of the study result shall be mentioned based on references and the importance of study data and the limitations of the study shall be written. Any contents mentioned in the introduction shall not be repeated.



The result of the study performed by the author shall be described clearly and briefly. This shall not be described in the same manner as the contents of the study result or abstract.



All persons who have made a substantial contribution but are not eligible as authors are named in the acknowledgments. Examples of those who may be acknowledged include persons who provided purely technical help or writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Specify grant or other financial support, citing the name of the supporting organization and grant number.



- Reference formatting should conform to Vancouver style as set forth in “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals”(Ann Intern Med 1997;126:36-47).
- The references shall be written in the order of citation in the text showing the order with Arabic numerals. References shall be prepared on separate pages. The cited year of the relevant literature, etc. shall be written and the name of the author shall be written so that the initials of the given name will follow the family name. The page numbers of the beginning part and the ending part of the cited content of the literature shall be written and the order of writing shall be in the order of the name of the author, title, journal name (book name), the year of publication, the number of the volume, the number of the issue and page. In the case of original works or review articles, the number of references shall not exceed 50 and in the case of case reports, the number of references shall not exceed 20.

E. g. 1) Kim SG, Baik SM. Diagnosis and treatment of maxillary sinusitis after implant placement. Implant Dent 2010; 19: 115-21.
E. g. 2) Lim HC, Choi SY, Hong JY, Shin SY, Chung JH, Herr Y, et al. Ridge Preservation in the Severely Destructed Alveolar Bone: A Report of Two Cases. Implantology 2016;20:152-9.
E. g. 3) Kim SG, Baik SM, Moon KN, Ahn YS, Kim SY, Jeon WJ, et al. Maxillary sinus graft for endosseous implant placement: a literature review. Implantology 2010;14: 44-53.
E. g. 4) Kim YK, Kim SG, Lee BG. Bone graft and implant. 1st ed. Seoul: Narae Pub Co.; 2007. p. 10-1.


- List up to six authors. If the number of authors is 7 or more, only the first 6 shall be written and others shall be indicated by et al. In texts, if there are two authors, both of them shall be specified and if there are 3 or more authors, only one shall be specified and others shall be indicated by “et al.”
- If 3 or more references are cited in the text, the number of the first reference and the number of the last reference shall be written with “-” in between. Also, the number of the reference in the text shall be indicated by paper reference or shoulder numbers (e.g., 1, 2-7).


2) Review Article

Review articles are usually solicited by the Editor-in-Chief. Authors should contact the Editor-in-Chief in advance to determine the appropriateness of any proposed review. A review article should include a Title page (with a running head), an Abstract, Keywords, Text, References, Tables, and Figures. It should have no more than three authors and should be written in free style.


3) Case Report

Clinical case reports shall be prepared in the order of title, author’ name, abstract, key words, introduction, case report, generalization and discussion, conclusion, references and photo descriptions. A Case Report should comprise an Title page, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, and References (not more than 20). A Case Report should have fewer than 7 pages. The abstract should be concise. The abstract should contain less than 150 words. A fully structured abstract is not necessary for a Case Report


11. Photo (including Figures, Photographs and Radiographs)

Figures or photos produced to be sufficiently large and clear shall be inserted in the manuscript so that 1 page of the manuscript shall not have more than one photo so that they would not be affected even if they would be reduced in the process of printing. The resolution shall be 300 dpi or higher and the files shall be JPG, TIFF or EPS files. A serial number shall be written next to the indication, ‘Fig’ after a period and a space using Arabic numerals in the order of citation in the text and then a period shall be added. The title and the description shall be written in English.


12. Figures and graphs

The titles of figures or graphs shall be prepared in English. If any abbreviation has been used, a description shall be included in the footnote at the bottom.


13. Photo description

Necessary photo descriptions shall be prepared on separate sheets and in the case of microscope photos, the magnification, staining method, etc. shall be written. Photo descriptions shall be necessarily written in English. If any sign or numeral is included in a photo, a description of it shall be provided.


14. Correction of manuscripts, publication fees and separate volumes

After receiving the notice of the result of assessment, the responsible author shall correct the paper within the designated time and submit the result together with the answer to the assessment opinion sheet. If the corrected paper is not submitted within the period, publication of the paper may be cancelled. If the publication of the paper has been confirmed and the publishing company finally edited and requested correction, it shall be answered within 48 hours and if not, publication of the paper may be withheld. Errors in papers at the final publication shall be the responsibility of the authors. Editing committee members, assessing committee members and the publishing company are not responsible for such errors. Actual costs required for publication, photo decomposition, etc. shall be paid by the author. Separate volumes shall be provided at actual costs when requested by the author.


15. Publication

The regular manuscripts will be published quarterly on March 31st, June 30th, September 30th, and December 31th.