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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

Author Guidelines

Instructions for publishing of articles in Acta Stomatologica Croatica (ASCRO)  are made in accordance with the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors – Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (

The journal publishes articles on dental medicine and related areas that have not been published so far. All the received papers are submitted to peer-review evaluation by two or more reviewers.

Text  setup

Texts are to be electronic submitted in English by .

Scientific papers articulately written can have up to 15 pages,while case studies can have up to 8 pages with double line spacing and font size 12 (Times New Roman). The authors’ names and adresses should not appear in the body of the manuscript, to preserve anonymity. All figures and tables are included and should be placed at the end of a document.

Title (up to 80 characters), names of the authors are to be stated by first name and then by family name. IAuthors affiliations are stated by superscript at the end of each name. The authors have to suggest the abbreviated article title (up to 30 characters) which will be printed as the current paper title.

Abstract (up to 250 words) should not be descriptive; instead it has to be structured in several basic parts: Objective of work, Materials and Methods, Results and Conclusions. Under the summary there should be two to five key words essential for identification and classification of the article's contents, which will help in the composition  of the descriptor.

NLM descriptors can be found on

Introduction should represent a concise and plain problem overview and research objective. Papers directly related to the problem elaborated in the article should be briefly mentioned.

Materials and Methods implemented in the work should be displayed briefly, but detailed enough to enable the reader to repeat the described research. This chapter should be structured in three parts. 1 Procedures are shown according to the chronological order of their implementation; 2 Exact description of materials (samples); 3 Statistical procedures applied in the result analysis.

Results should be represented clearly and precisely without any additional comments and comparisons. It is necessary to mark the spots where tables and pictures will be shown.

Discussion is a part of the paper which gives the author the freedom of overview and comparison of his own results with the same or with similar studies published in the past.

Conclusion is a separate chapter of the paper, brief and concise. It follows the discussion and extracts the most important conclusions of the research. We can refer to them as enumeration.

Tables - Each table is made in Word or Excel and it should be placed at the end of the article, not inside the text. The tables should be in ordinal numbers which are associated with the text. Tables' titles are written on a separate page.

Images - Charts, photos, diagrams, x-rays – these are all considered images. Each image must have an ordinal number related to the order of appearance inside the text.  Each image must also have a description. Photos and x-rays have to be delivered in JPEG or GIF format with the 300 DPI resolution. Reproduction of the photos is not allowed without specifying the authorship. The images' titles should be written on a separate page. The paper should contain a reasonable number of tables and images (up to 10).

Literature used in the paper should be indicated in Arabic numbers in the order of appearance and quoting in the paper. It should be cited according to the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ( Abbreviations of the journals' titles are used according to the Medline/PubMed.

Standard article (only up to six authors are listed, others are listed as et al.)
Živko-Babić J, Carek A, Jakovac M. Cirkonijeva keramika u stomatološkoj protetici. Acta Stomatol Croat. 2005;39(1):19-28.

Volume with supplement
Valentić-Peruzović M, Čelebić A, Magjarević R, Ćatović A, Cifrek M, Stipetić J, Prpić-Mehičić G et al. Differences of Craniomandibular Muscle Activity and Certain Cephalometric Parameters of Mandible by Sex. Coll Antropol. 1996;20 Suppl 1:S103-7.

Issue with supplement
Lynch RJM. Calcium glycerophosphate and caries, a review of the literature. Int Dent J. 2004;54(5 Suppl 1):S310-4.

Issue with part
Herlofson BB, Norman-Pedersen K, Redfors M, Fossa SD. Oral mucosal side effects of cytotoxic chemotherapy of testicular cancer, a retrospective study. Eur J Oral Sci. 1997;105(5 Pt 2):523-6.

Congress proceedings paper
Valentić-Peruzović M, Alajbeg IŽ, Illeš D, Magjarević R, Babara M, Juroš V. Effects of different chewing tasks on masticatory muscles activity. In: magjarević R, Tonković S, Bilas V, Lacković I, editors. MEDICON 2001: IFMB Proceedings of the 9th Mediterranean Conference on madical and Biological Energineering and Computing; 2001 Jun 12-15; Pula, Croatia 2001. Zagreb: International Federation for Medical and biological Engineering; 2001.p. 1115-18.

Books - Individual author
Linčir I.  Farmakologija za stomatologe. 2nd ed. Zagreb: Moderna vremena; 2000.

Books - Editor as author
Lindhe, J; Karring, T; Lang,, NP - editors. Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. 3rd ed. Copenhagen: Munksgaard; 1997.

Books - Institution as author
Hrvatska stomatološka komora. Hrvatska stomatološka komora 1995.-2005. Zagreb (Hrvatska): Hrvatska stomatološka komora; 2005.

Chapter in the book
Staničić, T; Anić I. Patohistološka slika karijesne lezije. In: Šutalo, J - editor. Patologija i terapija tvrdih zubnih tkiva. Zagreb: Naklada Zadro; 1994. p. 181-215.

Caprioglio C, Caprioglio A, Caprioglio D. Esthetics in pediatric dentistry. In: Goldstein RE, editor. Esthetics in Dentistry. Vol. 2. 10th ed. Hamilton: BC Decker; 2002. p. 805-29.

Congress book of abstracts
Krušlin B, Belicza M. editors. Book of abstracts of the 14th Ljudevit Jurak International Symposium on Comparative Pathology; 2003 June 6-7; Zagreb, Croatia: Clinical Hospital Sisters of Charity; 2003.

Ćatić A. Analiza djelovanja žvačnih sila na zub i metalno-keramičku krunicu metodom konačnih elemenata [dissertation]. Zagreb: Stomatološki fakultet; 2005.

Electronic material - CD ROM
Goldstein, RE. Esthetics in Dentistry. Vol. 2. 2nd ed. [CD-ROM]. Hamilton: BC Decker; 2002.

Electronic material - Journal article on the Internet
Miletic I, Jukic S, Anic I, Zeljezic D, Garaj-Vrhovac V, Osmak M. Examination of cytotoxicity and mutagenicity of AH26 and AH Plus sealers. Int Endod J. [serial on the Internet]. 2003 May [cited 2006 Mar 15];36(5):[about 6 p.]. Available from:

Electronic material - Internet monograph
Jerolimov V, editor. Osnove stomatoloških materijala [monograph on the Internet]. Zagreb: Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Stomatološki fakultet; 2005 [cited 2006 Feb 1]. Available from:

Electronic material - Internet data base
MeSH Browser [database on the Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 1999 [updated 2005 Jan 31; cited 2006 Feb 1] Dental Plaque; unique ID: D003773; [about 2 p.]. Available from:


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