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Handing the manuscript

Sending your manuscript to Khon Kaen Dent J requires author to submit the following files per se.

Letter of submission Please include the following essential details in the submission letter:

  1. Author list with their corresponding affiliations and emails of all co-authors
  2. Address of correspondence and email
  3. Type of the manuscript submitted, and significance of the study
  4. Whether the submitted data have been previously submitted or published elsewhere must be declared.
  5. Copyright assignment and disclosure form must be signed by all authors.
  6. Potential reviewers for the submitted manuscript could be suggested.

Copyright assignment form

Title page file  please prepare the Title page file consisting of article title, list of authors with their academic affiliations. Corresponding author must be listed with the present address and email for further communication. Financial support and acknowledgement are optional and should be stated in this file, if needed. Short running title must be provided with a maximum of 8 words.

Article file  This file is a main text file combined with figure legends and tables. The length of manuscript should not exceed 10-12 pages, excluding references, figures, and tables. Acknowledgement and any identity of the authors must be avoided in this file. Figure legends must be included at the end of the file, followed by figure thumbnails. Tables must be included last..

The article content consists of the following elements: Title, Abstract and keywords, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Figure legends, and Tables. Each section must be separated by primary heading placed on the left margin and shown in boldface. Subheading of each section must be clearly seen by using indents in boldface as well. Do not use spacing between paragraphs. Please be informed that the abstract must be constructed in both Thai and English.

Authorship and co-authors

The authors of each article should actually contribute to the publication, especially the process of defining the study concepts, analyzing results, revision of the written manuscript before submitting for publication. In addition to those mentioned above, sponsors, data collectors might not be authors. Each manuscript  must have at least 1 person responsible as a correspondence.


Figures or illustration Figures must be included in the same text file and numbered consecutively e.g. Fig1A., Fig1B., Fig3. in accordance with the order cited in the main text. Please be sure that the data of each figure are cited in the main text consecutively. All figures must be clear with a resolution of 300 dpi at minimum.

 Types of Manuscripts Considered by Khon Kaen Dent J

  1. Original article: Research study, case report, Report on oral health policy
  2. Review article:Systematic literature review, An analytical review of one particular subject
  3. Miscellany:Topic of interest, Letter to editor, or short communication 


               Editorial team will inspect the article before submitting to the reviewers for evaluating the article. Submitted manuscripts with quality must be structures as described below. In addition, the editorial team reserves the right to submit the reviewers, unless the article is prepared correctly as we specify. Editorial team will send it back to the author for editing before submitting to the reviewers.


Structure of Article File  In general, Microsoft Word program is preferred for manuscript preparation in all files to be submitted. Please use A4 page setup (21x29.7 cm) and surrounding margins are 2.54 cm. Please use Angsana New 16 point with 1.5 line spacing throughout the manuscript. We recommend the author list should contain at maximum of 5 with one corresponding author. Article file must be structured as following:

  1. Article title Title of the article must be succinct and self-explanatory.
  2. Abstract and key words Original article must contain less than 350 words and briefly summarize the gist of the article. Key words used must be indexed in Medical Subject Heading (MeSH). Please include 4-6 key words per manuscript. Here is an example.

Example of an abstract

Date fruit (Phoenix dactylifera L.) has been known as a fruit with richness of nutrients, dietary fiber, essential minerals and vitamin contents. Previous studies reported that date fruit provided a variety of health benefits. Over the past five years, date palms have been cultivated throughout the north-eastern regions of Thailand, and date fruit becomes popular for Thai people. However, very limited data of date fruit in association with oral health benefits are available. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of date fruit extracts on oral cancer cell lines. Date fruits derived from three stages including Kimri; Khalal; and Rutab were prepared for crude extraction by ethanol. Two oral cancer cell lines (ORL-48T and ORL-136T) were used in this study. Primary oral epithelial cells isolated from gingival tissue were used as control. Cell cytotoxicity and cell viability were determined by MTT assay.  DPPH assay was used to evaluate the antioxidant activity in date fruit extracts. According to analyzing chemical compositions, phenolic compounds and flavonoids were the essential components in date fruit extracts. According to MTT assays, date fruit extracts from three stages had inhibitory effects on two oral cancer cell lines, as compared with normal oral epithelial cells (p-value<0.05). The crude extracts from Khalal stage demonstrated the best inhibitory effect on reduction of oral cancer cell growth. In conclusion, the present study provides new evidence of inhibitory effects of date fruit extracts on oral cancer cell lines. These findings imply clinical use of date fruit extracts for oral health benefits.

Keywords: Date fruit/ Human gingival epithelial cells/ Oral squamous carcinoma cell lines

  1. Introduction Introduction must include the overall purpose of the study or article. Please summarize all relevant information obtained from the literature, and be sure to state the significance and impact of the study or article.
  2. Materials and methods Authors should mention the materials and methods used for data collection, data synthesis as well as statistical analysis used in the study.
  3. Results Please present your data in a proper sequence at which corresponding figures and tables can be cited properly. Results should follow the aim(s) of the study.
  4. Discussion Please intellectually discuss on the implications of study findings on the area of interest and possibly for future study. How your results differ from previous studies and possible explanations can also be discussed.
  5. Conclusion State a concise sentence highlighting on your novel findings. Only key points must be addressed in the conclusion.
  6. References Each citation must be listed using our own reference style, similar to Vancouver style with slight modification. Please use an Arabic numerals in superscript when cited in the text e.g. 11,21-3. Journal title must be cited in an abbreviated form as found in NLM catalog. Reference format of the cited journal articles allows no more than 6 authors to be listed at maximum.
  7. Tables (if any)Tables must be corresponded to the presented data, easy to interpret. Tables must be put in an appropriate order, according to the main text. Description of the table must be included above it.
  8. Figures (if any)Presented figures must be quintessential, relevant to the describing text, and placed in order. Please include figure legend below each figure.

Example of references are shown below.

  • Culpepper WD, Mitchell  PS,  Blass  MS.  Esthetic  factors  in  anterior tooth restoration. J Prosthet Dent 1973;30(4 Pt 2):576-82.
  • Dietschi D, Devigus A. Prefabricated composite veneers: historical perspectives, indications and clinical application. Eur J of Esthet Dent 2011;6(2):178-87.
  • Migliau G, Besharat  LK,  Sofan  AA,  Sofan  EA,  Romeo  U.  Endo-restorative  treatment  of  a  severly  discolored  upper incisor: resolution of the “aesthetic” problem through Componeer veneering System. Ann Stomatol 2015;6(3-4):113-8.
  • Weinstein L, Swartz MN. Pathologic properties of invading microorganisms. In: Sodeman WA Jr, Sodeman WA, editors. Pathologic physiology mechanisms of disease. 3rdPhiladelphia: Saunders;1974.457-72.
  • [homepage on the Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2001-1[updated 2002 May 16; cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: