Instructions for Authors

Annali di Stomatologia publishes original research manuscripts, review articles, and other invited content related to odontostomatologic health and disease, including observational studies, clinical trials, epidemiology, health services and outcomes studies, and advances in basic and translational research.

Manuscripts should be submitted online at

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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.

 • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

 • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

 • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Types of Publications

Article: Original research manuscripts are expected to present scientifically rigorous experiments and contribute a significant volume of novel information. The manuscript should incorporate the latest and pertinent references in the respective field. Its composition should encompass sections such as Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusions

Review: Evaluations provide an in-depth examination of the prevailing literature in a specific field, pinpointing present lacunae or challenges. They are expected to be both critical and constructive, offering recommendations for prospective research endeavors. Presentation of fresh, unpublished data is discouraged. The format comprise an Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Pertinent Sections, Discussion, Conclusions, and Future Directions

Submission Policies

When you submit a manuscript to "ANNALI DI STOMATOLOGIA", it must not already be published or submitted elsewhere. If similar or related work has been published or submitted elsewhere, then you must provide a copy with the submitted manuscript. You may not submit your manuscript elsewhere while it is under consideration at "ANNALI DI STOMATOLOGIA".

The primary affiliation for each author should be the institution where the majority of their work was done. If an author has subsequently moved, the current address may also be stated.

Annali di Stomatologia remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

If the manuscript includes personal communications, please provide a written statement of permission from any person who is quoted. Permission by email is acceptable.

We reserve the right to reject a paper even after it has been accepted if it becomes apparent that there are serious problems with its scientific content, or our publishing policies have been violated.

Copyright Notice

Submitted manuscripts must represent original research not previously published nor being considered for publication elsewhere. The editors combat plagiarism, double publication, and scientific misconduct.

Your manuscript may be subject to an investigation and retraction if plagiarism is suspected.

If you plan to reproduce text, tables, or figures from a published source, you must first obtain written permission from the copyright holder (usually the publisher). This is required even if the material is from your own published work. For material never before published and given to you by another person, you must obtain permission from that person. Serious delays to publication can be incurred if permissions are not obtained.

As the author, it is your responsibility to obtain all permissions, pay any permission fees, furnish copies of permissions to “ANNALI DI STOMATOLOGIA” with your manuscript, and include a credit line at the end of the figure caption, beneath the table, or in a text footnote.


Title: Craft a brief, specific, and relevant title for your manuscript. Clearly specify whether the study includes trial data with humans or animals, or if it falls into categories such as systematic review, meta-analysis, or replication study.

Author Information: Please include the complete first and last names of all authors.

Affiliations: Furnish detailed address information, including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email addresses. Designate one author as the corresponding author. Additionally, explicitly state equal contributions in the author contributions statement, such as: "These authors contributed equally to this work."

Abstract: The abstract should be an objective representation of the article. Constrain the abstract to a maximum of 300 words, presenting it as a unified paragraph in the structured abstract style, omitting headings. Cover the following aspects: 1) Aim: Position the addressed question in a broader context, emphasizing the study's purpose; 2) Methods: Briefly describe the key methods or treatments applied; 3) Results: Summarize the primary findings of the article; and 4) Conclusion: Clearly state the main conclusions or interpretations.

Keywords: Abstract should be followed by 3–10 key words written in English, and recommended by the "Index Medicus Subject Headings": MeSH (

Introduction: Commence the paper by situating the study within a broader framework, emphasizing its relevance. Conduct a meticulous review of the existing research landscape, citing pivotal publications, and underscore any contentious or differing hypotheses. Articulate the work's purpose and significance, elucidating the specific hypotheses under examination. Conclude this section by briefly outlining the primary objective of the study and spotlighting the principal findings.

Materials and Methods: Ensure a thorough description of the materials and methods, providing adequate details for the reproducibility and extension of the presented results.

Results: Offer a succinct and accurate portrayal of the experimental findings, along with their interpretation and the derived experimental conclusions.

Discussion: Delve into a comprehensive discussion of the results, elucidating their interpretation in the context of prior studies and the underlying hypotheses.

Conclusions: It follows the discussion and extracts the most important conclusions of the research.

Author Contributions: Authorship must include and be limited to those who have contributed substantially to the work. Indicate the contributions of each author among the following: Conceptualization, Methodology, Validation, Data Curation, Writing – Preparation of the original draft, Writing – Review and supervision.

Funding: Disclose all financial support for the study. Clearly state any grants you've received for your research and whether you received funds to cover publication expenses.

Conflicts of Interest: Authors should disclose any personal circumstances or interests that might be seen as influencing the presentation or interpretation of the research findings. If no conflicts of interest exist, state "The authors declare no conflict of interest."

References: Insert reference numbers within square brackets [], positioning them before the punctuation. The list of references must incorporate the complete title, following the guidelines outlined in the ACS style guide. DOI code is mandatory in all references.

Figures and Tables

The figures must be internal in the text and also uploaded during the submission. Minimum dimensions of 1000 pixels in width/height, or a resolution of 300 dpi or greater. Incorporate all Figures, Schemes, and Tables into the main text near their initial mention, assigning numbers in sequence based on their order of appearance (Figure 1, Scheme 1, Figure 2, Scheme 2, Table 1, etc.). A short explanatory caption is mandatory. TIFF, JPEG formats are prefered.

Research Involving Animals

In ensuring ethical research, editors mandate that the benefits of animal-harming studies must outweigh costs and not offend readers. Authors must adhere to the '3Rs' (replace, reduce, refine) and provide housing, husbandry, and pain management details. Further guidance from animal care codes and ethics committee approval is required for vertebrate studies. Manuscripts should include project details and comply with national regulations.

Template for submissions is available in the next section