African Journal of
Oral Health Sciences

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE SCHOOL OF DENTAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI, KENYA
  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Oral Health Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1608-7232
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJOHS
  • Start Year: 2016
  • Published Articles: 4

AJOHS - Instructions for Authors

The African Journal of Oral Health Sciences (AJOHS) is devoted to research into oral diseases and encourages a multidisciplinary approach. Emphasis is on oral pathology, oral microbiology, oral medicine, oral physiology and biochemistry and related clinical sciences. The journal covers all areas of oral health sciences.
 
Full-length research
Short communications
Case Studies
Reviews
 
 
Responsible reporting of research studies, which includes a complete, transparent, accurate and timely account of what was done and what was found during a research study, is an integral part of good research and publication practice and not an optional extra.
 
AJOHS supports initiatives aimed at improving the reporting of health research. Authors should follow these guidelines when drafting their manuscripts.
 
 
Randomised controlled trials
Observational studies in epidemiology
 
Systematic reviews and meta-analyses
Studies of diagnostic accuracy
Qualitative research
 
 
Synthesis of qualitative research
 
 
Quality improvement in health care
 
Economic evaluations of health interventions
 
Case reports
 
Basic statistical reporting
 
 
 
Authors should endeavour to address all items recommended by the guidelines (as a minimum). Adherence to recommended reporting guidelines will increase the probability of manuscripts' acceptance for publication.
 
The EQUATOR website provides a central repository of up-to-date reporting guidelines and other resources that assist authors to prepare a good research manuscript.
 
 
Preparing Your Manuscript
Before submission, ensure that the manuscript falls within the scope of the journal. All submissions must be written in good English. Poorly written submissions will be rejected at the point of submission. Manuscripts should be prepared in single line spacing of not more than 25 pages. Headings, subheadings, sections and subsections should not be numbered. Major headings should be indicated in bold and block text (example - INTRODUCTION). Subheadings should be indicated in normal text and title case. The International System of Units (ISI) and other accepted conventions and nomenclature should be followed.
 
Title
The title phrase should be brief.
List authors’ full names (first-name, middle-name, and last-name).
Affiliations of authors (department and institution).
Emails and phone numbers.
 
Abstract
The abstract should be 100 to 200 words in length. The keywords should be less than 10.
 
Abbreviations
Standard abbreviations should be used all through the manuscript. The use of non-standard abbreviations should be kept to a minimum and must be well-defined in the text following their first use.
 
The Introduction
The statement of the problem should be stated in the introduction in a clear and concise manner.
 
Materials and methods
Materials and methods should be clearly presented to allow the reproduction of the experiments.
 
Results and discussion
Results and discussion maybe combined into a single section. Results and discussion may also be presented separately if necessary.
 
Tables and figures
Tables should be kept to a minimum.
Tables should have a short descriptive title.
The unit of measurement used in a table should be stated.
Tables should be numbered consecutively.
Tables should be organized in Microsoft Word or Excel spreadsheet.
Figures/Graphics should be prepared in GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint.
Tables and Figures should be appropriately cited in the manuscript.
 
Disclosure of conflict of interest
Authors should disclose all financial/relevant interest that may have influenced the study.
 
Acknowledgments
Acknowledgement of people, funds etc should be brief.
                                
References
References should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the paper. DOIs links to referenced articles should be stated wherever available. Names of journals should be presented in full and not abbreviated.
 
Examples:
 
Ikpeme EE, Dixon-Umo OT (2016). Disclosure of HIV diagnosis to infected children receiving care in University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, Nigeria. Journal of AIDS and HIV Research 8(7):93-99. https://doi.org/10.5897/JAHR2016.0374
 
Negeri EL, Heyi WD, Melka AS (2017). Assessment of breast self-examination practice and associated factors among female health professionals in Western Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences 9(12):148-157. https://doi.org/10.5897/IJMMS2016.1269
 
Sattar, A., Ahmed, I., & Khan, T. (2018). Assessment of the soft tissue chins thickness with different skeletal vertical patterns in Pakistani adults. Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene, 10(1), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.5897/JDOH2016.0192
 
   
Acceptance Certificate
Authors are issued an Acceptance Certificate for manuscripts that have been reviewed and accepted for publication by an editor.
 
Before Submission