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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.
  • 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.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Prerequisites for Publication

Research articles, reviews and letters are accepted for exclusive publication in the Bulletin du Groupement International pour la Recherche Scientifique en Stomatologie et Odontologie. By submitting a paper, authors guarantee that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

Articles accepted for publication become the property of the Bulletin of the Groupement International pour la Recherche Scientifique en Stomatologie et Odontologie (Bulletin du GIRSO) and may not be published elsewhere in the same form without the written consent of the Editorial Board.

The journal subscribes to recommendations formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors [] regarding criteria for authorship. Accordingly, each person listed as an author or coauthor for a submitted report (not including review articles) must meet all three of the following criteria.

  1. substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
  2. drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
  3. final approval of the version to be published

Meeting these criteria should provide each author with sufficient knowledge of and participation in the work that he or she can accept public responsibility for the report. The senior or corresponding author is requested to certify that all listed authors meet the above three criteria.

Papers are welcomed from members of GIRSO (Groupement International pour la Recherche Scientifique en Stomatologie et Odontologie) and nonmembers alike.

Preparation of Manuscripts

All manuscripts must be written in English. Authors who are not fluent in English must seek the assistance of a colleague who is a native English speaker and is familiar with the field of the work or may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English.

Authorities for the latin binomial of every organism are not used in the title or summary, and only on the first mention in the main body of the text. 
Terminologia Anatomica should follow the Federative International Programme on Anatomical Terminologies (FIPAT) rules as published online (

Gene names and loci should be italic, proteins should be roman.
Virus nomenclature (and acronyms) should follow the guidelines of the International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV). The current report is: van Regenmortel MHV, Fauquet CM, Bishop DHL (Eds) (2001) Virus Taxonomy: Seventh Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy Viruses. San Diego: Academic Press. Authors are also advised to check the ITCV website for the latest information.
Chemical nomenclature should follow the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) definitive rules for nomenclature.
Industrial products should be referred to by their common names (ISO Publications 1831, 2474, etc.). In the absence of a common name, use the full name or a defined abbreviation, in preference to a trade name. At first mention, trade names should be capitalised.
Statistics: Calculations and the validity of deductions made from them should be checked and validated by a statistician.
Symbols, units and abbreviations should be expressed as Système International (SI) units, as given in: Baron DN (Ed) (1994) Units and Abbreviations: a guide for medical authors and editors. London: Royal Society of Medicine Press. In exceptional circumstances, others may be used, provided they are consistent.


Manuscript submission online can be as Word document (.doc) or (.docx), or RTF (.rtf). All manuscripts are to be typed in A4 paper, with margins of 3 cm, using Arial of Helvetica style size 12 with double space, and having no more than 20 pages in length.
 Pages are to be numbered sequentially, with the title page as n.1.

Size and style:

Papers are to be written in a very precise and clear language. No place is allowed for speculation without the boundaries of available data. If manuscripts are highly confused and poorly written the editor will immediately reject them. All abbreviations are to be used according to international rules of the specific field.

Title page:

Title page has to contain the following information:
Brief and highly informative title.
Author(s) name(s) with first and middle names (do not write academic degrees).
Running head with no more than 45 letters.
Name and place of the academic institutions.
Name, address, Fax number and email of the person to whom the proof is to be sent.

Abstract page:

Both English and French abstracts are mandatory. The abstracts have to be very precise and contain no more than 250 words, including objectives, design, main results and conclusions. It has to be intelligible without reference to the rest of the paper. Include 3 to 6 key words. Please avoid abbreviations.


Has to be highly comprehensible, stating clearly the purpose(s) of the manuscript, and presenting the importance of the work. Literature review included is not expected to be exhaustive.

Material and methods:

Include all necessary information for the replication of the work without any further information from authors. All applied methods are expected to be reliable and highly adjusted to the problem. If humans are to be used as sampling units in experimental or non-experimental research it is expected that all procedures follow Helsinki Declaration of Human Rights related to research. When using animals all ethical principals related to animal experimentation are to be respected, and submitted to an ethical committee. All drugs and chemicals used are to be designated by their general names, active principles and dosage. Confidentiality of subjects is to be maintained. All statistical methods used are to be precisely and carefully stated.


Do provide only relevant results that are useful for discussion. Results shall appear only once in Tables or Figures. Do not duplicate information, and present only the most relevant results. Importance of main results is to be explicitly stated. Units, quantities and formulas are to be expressed according to the International System (SI units).
Use only metric units.


New information coming from data analysis should be presented clearly. Do no repeat results. Data relevancy should be compared to existing information from previous research. Do not speculate, otherwise carefully supported, in a way, by insights from your data analysis. Final discussion should be summarized in its major points.


Any financial support should be mentioned.


References in the text should be inserted in parentheses in full for single and dual authored papers, but using the first author and et al. for multiple authored papers. Reference to personal communications, unedited and un-refereed work, and work that is unpublished should be minimal and should appear in the text only. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission from colleagues to include their work as a personal communication.
References in the list should follow the Harvard system. Over 6 authors will be abbreviated to 3 authors et al. Refer to a recent copy of the journal for examples. The Editorial Team recommend the use of a tool such as EndNote or Reference Manager for reference management and formatting.


Figures and illustrations should be used only for a better understanding of the main text. Use sequence Arabic numbers for all Figures. Each Figure must be presented in a separated sheet with a short and precise title. Figures for review should be uploaded separately as GIF (.gif), JPEG (.jpg), TIFF (.tif), or EPS (.eps). On acceptance, you will be required to provide HIGH RESOLUTION GRAPHICS FILES (note that GIF (.gif), JPEG (.jpg), and PNG (.png) files are not acceptable for publication).


Tables should be utilized to present relevant numerical data information. Each table should have a very precise and short title. Tables should be presented within the same rules as Legends and Figures. Tables´ footnotes should be used only to describe abbreviations used.

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