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Submission Preparation Checklist

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.
  • Your manuscript is original and written by authors listed on the title page.
  • Your manuscript has not been previously published and has been submitted only to the Bulletin of the International Association for Paleodontology.

  • Your manuscript is prepared according to the instructions for the authors with emphasis on clearly citing where material is taken from other sources.
  • Your manuscript does not infringe on any rights of others, including privacy rights and intellectual property rights.
  • Your data is true and not manipulated.
  • Your data is your own or you have permission to use data reproduced in your paper.
  • Any real or apparent conflicting or competing interest is clearly stated at the end of the manuscript (including funding assistance).
  • Authorship of the manuscript is accurately represented, including ensuring that all individuals credited as authors participated in the actual authorship of the work and that all who participated are credited and have given consent for publication.
  • Figures and tables are referenced in the text and placed at the end of manuscipt.

Author Guidelines

Bulletin of the International Association for Paleodontology is an international peer reviewed journal open to scientists from all fields of bioarcheology, paleodontology and related fields. Bulletin of the International Associa-tion for Paleodontology welcomes all contributions that enhance or illuminate bioarchaeological sciences. Our special interest lies in ancient teeth and mouth.
Instructions for publishing of articles in Bulletin of the International Association for Paleodontology ( are made in accordance with the recommendations of the International Commit-tee of Medical Journal Editors – Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (
The journal publishes articles on anthropology, bioarchaeology, paleodontology and related fields that have not been published so far.
Journal management of the Bulletin of the International Association for Paleodontology is performed by Open Journal Systems (OJS).

Manuscripts should be submitted in English language at:
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Classification of manuscripts
Manuscripts published in Bulle-tin of the International Association for Paleodontology are classified as: original scientific papers, reviews, case reports, letters to the editor, book reviews and meetings reports. The author should indicate the type of article at the beginning of the paper.

Manuscripts should be submit-ted in English language. Au-thors are responsible for lan-guage correctness and content. All authors are encouraged to hire someone to check and edit their English before submitting the paper. Manuscript has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked'.

Text setup
Scientific papers articulately written can have up to 15 pages, while case studies can have up to 8 pages, font size 12 (Times New Roman). All figures and tables are included and should be placed at the end of a document after references. All submissions should be in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx). Please, take a look at some of the last articles to see how the text is organized. Footnotes are not acceptable.

Text components
Title (up to 150 characters in-cluding spaces), names of the authors are to be stated by first name and then by family name. Author’s affiliations are indicat-ed by a number in parenthesis at the end of each name and stated after the list of authors (department, institution, university, city, country). Address for correspondence of the corresponding authors must include the name, postal address and email address. Please, take a look at some of the last articles to see how the text is organized.

Abstract should be up to 250 words. After the abstract there should be two to five keywords (separated by semicolons; they should be written in lower case unless they are names) essential for identification and classification of the article's contents, which will help in the composi-tion of the descriptor. NLM descriptors can be found on:
Introduction should represent a concise and plain problem over-view and research objective. Papers directly related to the problem elaborated in the article should be briefly mentioned.
Materials and Methods imple-mented 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 de-scription of materials (samples); 3) Statistical procedures applied in the result analysis.
Results should be represented clearly and precisely without any additional comments and com-parisons. All figures and tables should be referenced in text as tables or figures only (e.g. Fig-ure 1 or Table 1) and placed at the end of a document.
Discussion is a part of the paper which gives the author the free-dom 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 ex-tracts the most important conclusions of the research.

Tables and figures
Table should be made in Mi-crosoft Word and should be placed at the end of the manu-script, not inside the text. The tables should be in ordinal num-bers which are associated with the text. Tables' titles are writ-ten above tables. Example: “Ta-ble 1. Title of the table.” Please do not forget to place a dot after number of the table and at the end of the table title.
Charts, photos, diagrams, x-rays and other images are all consid-ered as figures. Each figure must have an ordinal number related to the order of appearance inside the text. Each figure must also have a title placed below the image. Example: “Figure 1. Title of the figure.” Please do not forget to place a dot after num-ber of the figure and at the end of the figure title. All figures should be placed at the end of the manuscript, after tables (if any), not inside the text. Only high quality figures will be ac-cepted for publication. Repro-duction of the photos is not al-lowed without specifying the authorship. The paper should contain a reasonable number of tables and figures (the total number of figures and tables together is a maximum of 10). Written permission must been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet). The authors are responsible for any possible copyright issues.

Declaration of interest
All authors must disclose any financial and personal relation-ships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Authors must disclose any interests at the end of manu-script, after Conclusion section and before the reference list or author contributions statements (if any). If there are no interests to declare then please state this: 'Declarations of interest: none'.

Author contributions
If there are two or more authors, each author should submit an author statement outlining the individual contributions to the paper. These statements should be placed after the Declaration of interest section and before the reference list.

Literature used in the paper should be indicated in Arabic numbers in the order of appear-ance and quoting in the paper in parenthesis. If references are given at the end of a sentence they should be placed in paren-theses before the full stop, not after the full stop. It should be cited according to the recom-mendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ( so called Vancouver style. Abbrevi-ations of the journals' titles are used according to the Medline / PubMed. All references men-tioned in the Reference List should be cited in the text, and vice versa.
Standard article (only up to six authors are listed, others are listed as et al.)
Liversidge HM, Speechly T. Growth of permanent mandibular teeth of British children aged 4 to 9 years. Ann Hum Biol. 2001;28(3):256-62.
Volume with supplement
Valentic-Peruzovic M, Celebic A, Magjarevic R, Catovic A, Cifrek M, Stipetic J, Prpic-Mehicic G et al. Differ-ences of craniomandibular muscle activity and certain cephalometric parameters of mandible by sex. Coll Antropol. 1996;20 Suppl 1:S103-7.
Congress proceedings paper
Valentic-Peruzovic M, Alajbeg IZ, Illes D, Magjarevic R, Babara M, Juros V. Effects of different chewing tasks on masticatory muscles activity. In: Magjarevic R, Tonkovic S, Bilas V, Lackovic 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
Alt KW. Rösing FW, Techler-Nicola M. Dental Anthropology. New York: Springer; 1988.
Books - Editor as author
Lindhe J, Karring T, Lang NP - editors. Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. Copenhagen: Munksgaard; 1997.
Chapter in the book
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
Kruslin 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.
Electronic material - Journal article on the Internet
Miletic I, Jukic S, Anic I, Zeljezic D, Garaj-Vrhovac V, Osmak M. Examination of cytotoxicity and mutagenici-ty 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:

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