Journal of Korean Society of Dental Hygiene (J Korean Soc Dent Hyg, JKSDH) is the official peer reviewed research publication of the Korean Society of Dental Hygiene (KSDH). The instruction to authors not described thereafter follows the “Uniform Require-ment for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication” prepared by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (

1. Author Qualifications

The authors must be certified by the Editorial Board of Jurnal of Korean Society of Dental Hygiene. The first author or corres-ponding author must be the member of Korean Society of Dental Hygiene.

2. Publication Types

Journal of Korean Society of Dental Hygiene focuses on reviews, original articles, case reports, letters to the editor, commentaries, book reviews, editorials and announcements related to dental hygiene, oral health promotion, and related field.

3. Submission

1) All manuscripts should be submitted to JKSDH online submission system ( by the corresponding author.

2) In addition to members of JKSDH researcher throughout the world can submit a manuscript if the scope of the manuscript is appropriate. Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically by using the online manuscript submission system, available at: ( Authors submit the manuscripts, checklist, and copyright transfer form.

3) All correspondence, including notification of the Editor’s decision and requests for revisions, will be made by e-mail.Submitted papers should not be returned unless the authors require the manuscripts.

4) JKSDH verify the similarity of all submitted manuscripts with the existing literature using iThenticate tool of the Similarity Check program. For more information on Similarity Check, see (

4. Peer Review Process

1) Submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by 3 or more experts in the corresponding field. The Editorial Board may request authors to revise the manuscripts according to the reviewer’s opinion. After revising the manuscript, the author should upload the revised files with a reply to each item of the reviewer’s opinion. The rejected manuscript is informed to the authors with the reason for rejection.

2) The Editorial Board requests the submitted manuscript to three peer-reviewers on the evaluation items that include academic significance, logicality, originality, and ethics. The final decision consists of acceptance, acceptance after revision, review after revision, and rejection. The Editorial Board notifies the corresponding author of the final decision. The revised manuscript is reviewed again. The Editorial Board will make a final decision on the approval for publication of the submitted manuscripts

3) The Editorial Board will make a final decision on the approval for publication of the submitted manuscripts and can request any further corrections, revisions, and deletions of the article text if necessary.

5. Publication and Deadline of the Manuscript

Journal of Korean Society of Dental Hygiene is the official scientific journal of the Korean Society of Dental Hygiene published at the end of every 2 months (February 28, April 30, June 30, August 30, October 30, December 30). The decision of manuscripts is made before 30 days of publication, but it can be delayed to the next issue.

6. Fee for Publication

1) For accepted Manuscripts, the peer review fee of 60,000 Korean Won(₩)(50 US dollars) will be charged to the corres-ponding authors.

2) For accepted Manuscripts, the publication cost will be charged to the corresponding authors. It costs 250,000 Korean Won(₩)(210 US dollars) for 10 pages, and it takes 20,000 Won(₩)(18 US dollars) per page. But reprints will be charged to the authors. It takes 1,000 Korean Won per each copy. An additional will be charged for color prints.

7. Gendered Innovations

Ensure correct use of the terms sex (when reporting biological factors) and gender (identity, psychosocial or cultural factors), and, unless inappropriate, report the sex and/or gender of study participants, the sex of animals or cells, and describe the methods used to determine sex and gender. If the study was done involving an exclusive population, for example in only one sex, authors should justify why, except in obvious cases (e.g., prostate cancer). Authors should define how they determined race or ethnicity and justify their relevance.

8. Authorship

Authors of this journal must satisfy all of the following criteria. Failure to meet any of these criteria will result in classification as a contributor rather than an author.

1) Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
2) Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
3) Final approval of the version to be published; AND
4) Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved


1. Word Processors and Format of Manuscript

1) Manuscripts should be submitted in the file format of Hangeul 2010 or Microsoft Word 2010 or higher. Manuscripts should be written in 10 points or larger, single space with a line margins of 200.

2) The original article are limited within 15 pages, and case report and other article are limited within 7 pages. The Editorial Board may request revision of the article pages in case of large volume. Page numbers should be placed at the middle of the bottom of page.

3) The original article should be organized in the order of title page, abstract, text, reference, and appendix. The text consists of article title, key words, introduction, materials and methods, result, discussion, and conclusion. Case report follows the same arrangement of the original article. references. For the fairness of the review, only the title and key words are written and the name and affiliation of the authors are omitted.

4) Numbering is as follows.
Ex) Study method
1. Subject
1) Experimental group subject
(1) Elementary school children group

2. Abbreviation of Terminology

1) Use standard abbreviations and units recommended in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition). Non-standard abbreviations should be defined the first time they appear in the text. When they are used, full expression of the abbreviations following the abbreviated word in parentheses should be given at the first use.

2) Citation for Trademark are written in order of Trademark, Corporation, and Nation in parentheses.

3) A proper noun including personal name, area, and nation should be given in the original language.

4) The number should be given in arabic numeral. Weight and measures should be given in meter, kilogram, and celsius degree (°C).

5) Based on International System, the number and unit have a space except mmHg, °C, and %.

6) In use of parenthesis, a space should be given after English terminology and figure. In Korean, there is no space between the parenthesis.

7) Medical Dictionary and the most recent edition of English- Korean, Korean-English Health Terminology, published by the Korean Medical Association (

3. Original Article

1) Title Page

·Title should be concise and precise. The first word should be capitalized. The cover letter includes author names, orcid, academic degree, position, address, affiliation (university, department, city, and nation), author contributions, Address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail of the corresponding author should be recorded. The abstract includes the title and key words. The author’s information should not be written in the abstract page.
·Spelling of the Korean author consists of the first name and the family name. The affiliation should be official English designation. Ex) Gil-Dong Hong
·The title should be written in concise and logical meaning.
·The first word of title begins in a capital letter. and the other words are small letters.
·A running title of no more than 40 characters, including letters and spaces, should be described. If inappropriate, the Editorial Board may revise it.

2) Abstract and Key Words

·A title of no more than 15 characters, including letters and spaces, should be described.
·Key words are listed in alphabetical order.
·All manuscripts should contain a structured abstract that is written only in English. Provide an abstract of no more than 200 words. Abbreviations should be avoided as much as possible. It should contain 4 subsections: Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusions.

3) Introduction

·The introduction should address the purpose of the article concisely and include background reports that are relevant to the purpose of the paper.

4) Methods

·The materials and methods section should include sufficient details of the design, subjects, and methods of the article in order, as well as the data analysis methods and control of bias in the study. Sufficient details need to be addressed in the methodology section of an experimental study so that it can be further replicated by others. When reporting experiments with human or animal subjects, the authors should indicate whether they received approval from the Institutional Review Board for the study.

5) Results

·Results should be presented in logical sequence in the text, tables, and illustrations, giving the main or most important findings first. Do not repeat all of the data in the tables or illustrations in the text; emphasize or summarize only the most important observations. Results can be sectioned by subsection titles but should not be numbered. Citation of tables and figures should be provided as and .

6) Discussion

·The discussion should be described to emphasize new and important aspects of the study, including conclusions. Do not repeat the results in detail or other information that is given in the Introduction or the Results section. Discussion should not exceed one third of the manuscript.

7) Conclusions

·Describe conclusions according to the purpose of the study but avoid unqualified statements that are not adequately supported by the data. Conclusions may be stated briefly in the last paragraph of the Discussion section.

8) Conflicts of Interest

·Authors must disclose any financial or personal relationships with other individuals or organizations that could influence their work.

9) Acknowledgements

·Persons or institutes who contributed to the paper but not enough to be co-authors may be introduced. Financial support, including foundations, institutions, pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, private companies, or intramural departmental sources, or any other support should be described.

10) References

·The description of the journal reference no more than 30 follows the descriptions below. The references are cited in the order.
·The Editorial Board may require the original reference list.
·Abbreviation follows Cumulated Index Medicus. Rarely cited reference is spelled in full name.
·If a citation has 6 authors, write the 6 authors’ names. If there are more than 6 authors, apply ‘et al.’ at the end of the first three authors’ surname. Ex) Gaba, Issenberg, Kim et al.1
·Citation of the references is as follows. In two authors , Kim and Lee[1]….Above three authors , Kim et al.[1]Ex) Kim and Lee[1] reported that….
Ex) It is reported that….[3,7-9,17].
(1) Journal Articles
Ex) Solis-Gaffar M, Niles HP. Instrumental evaluation of mouth order in a human clinical study. J Dent Res 1975;54:351-7.
Ex) Goldberg S, Kozlovsky A, Gordon D, et al. Cada- verine as a putative component of oral malorder. J Dent Res 1994;73:1168-72.
(2) Monographs
Geurink KV. Community oral health practice. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2002: 899-902.
(3) Books and Book Chapters
Ex) Blitt C. Monitoring the anesthseized patient. In: Clinical Anesthesia. 3rd ed. Edited by Barash PG, Cullen BF, Stoelting RK: Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven Publishers; 1997: 563-85.
(4) Translated Documents
The original document should be provided as references.
(5) Secondary Citation
·Secondary citations that may occur when an author takes and uses information from another source cannot be allowed as references.
(6) Online Sources
·Journal articles in electronic format is as follows.
Ex) Statistics Korea. 2010 life tables for Korea [Internet]. Statistics Korea; 2011.[cited 2012 Jan 16]. Available from: nw/ 3/index.board?bmode=read&aSeq=252533.
(7) Scientific and Technical Reports
·Journal articles in electronic format is as follows.
Ex) Gordis E. Relapse and craving: A commentary. Alcohol Alert. 1989;6:3. Cited by Mason BJ, Kocsis JH, Ritvo EC, Cutler RB. A double-blind, placebo controlled trial of desipramine for primary alcohol dependence stratied on the presence or absence of major depression, JAMA 1996; 275: 761-7.
(8) Dissertations
·Author. Title of thesis [kind of degree]. Place: School, Year.
Journal of Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
Ex) Youssef NM. School adjustment of children with congenital heart disease[Doctoral dissertation]. Pittsburgh (PA): Univ. of Pittsburgh, 1988.
(9) In Press Article Citations
Ex) Leshner AI. Molecular mechanisms of cocaine addiction. N Engl J Med 1996[In press].

11) Table Figures and Illustrations

(1) Table
·Type or print each table on a separate sheet of paper.
·Number tables consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text.
Ex) <Table 1> showed that…..
·Supply a brief title
·Figure in table should be arranged in right side arrangement and the others should be arranged in left side.
·p value would be provided as p<0.001.
Ex) p=0.001

(2) Figures and Illustrations
·Figures and photographs should be submitted as jpg files or tif files. Submit files of figures and photographs separately from the text of the paper. Width of figure should be within 3×5 or 5×7 mm.
·Standard colors should be used (black, red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, orange, and gray). Avoid colors that are difficult to see on the printed page (e.g. yellow) or are visually distracting (e.g., pink). Figure backgrounds and plot areas should be white, not gray. Axis lines and ticks should be black and thick enough to clearly frame the image. Axis labels should be large enough to be easily readable, and printed in black.
·An individual should not be recognizable in the photographs or X-ray films unless written consent of the subject has been obtained and is provided at the time of submission.
·Number figures as “Fig. (Arabic numeral)” in the order of their citation. (ex. )
·Figures should be explained briefly in the footnotes. The format is the same as the table format.
·Figure and photograph are not returned to the authors.

4. Case Reports and Review Articles

General consideration follow the original article.

1) Case Reports
Case reports describe the new cases that make an important findings or scientific observation. Case reports may describe unusual and unreported clinical manifestation in oral health. Th Editorial Board decides the case reports.
(1) Cover Page
Cover page is same as the original article.
(2) Abstract and Key Words
·All manuscripts should contain an abstract of no more than 150 words.
(3) Introduction
·Introduction should contain the case and research background.
(4) Case Report Description
(5) Discussion
·Discussion should contain a brief case report and results.
(6) References
·The number of references is limited to 15.
(7) Table, Figure
·Table and figure are same as the original article.

2) Review Article and Invited Article
Review article should contain the followings.
(1) Cover Page
(2) Abstract and Key Words
·All manuscripts should contain an abstract of no more than 250 words.
(3) Introduction
(4) Text
(5) Conclusions
(6) Acknowledgements, If necessary
(7) References
(8) Table, Figure
·Table and figure should be limited no more than 6.

5. Other Considerations

Other considerations are decided by the Editorial Board.

6. Appendix

This instructions is applied from the December 2022 issue (Volume 22).


Enacted March 2001
Revised March 2006
Revised March 2008
Revised March 2009
Revised March 2010
Revised February 2011
Revised December 2012
Revised June 2013
Revised December 2016
Revised February 2019
Revised October 2019
Revised December 2019
Revised October 2021
Revised December 2022