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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.

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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.


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In order to publish your article in the Acta Stomatologica Croatica - ASCRO ("ASCRO") we need your agreement. Please take a moment to read the terms of this license.

By submitting your article to ASCRO, you and all co-authors of your submission agree to the terms of this license. You do not need to fill out a copyright form for confirmation.

By submitting your article to ASCRO you grant us (the publisher) the exclusive right to both reproduce and/or distribute your article (including the abstract) throughout the world in electronic, printed or any other form, and to authorize others (including Reproduction Rights Organizations such as the Copyright Licensing Agency and the Copyright Clearance Center, and other document distributors) to do the same. You agree that we may publish your article, and that we may sell or distribute it, on its own, or with other related material.

By submitting your article for publication to ASCRO, you represent and warrant that the article: (a) is your original work, has not previously been published, and is not currently under consideration by another journal; (b) does not contain anything that is libelous, defamatory or previously published, in whole or in part; (c) does not infringe anyone's copyright or other rights. If the article contains material that is someone else's copyright, you warrant that you have previously obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to use the material and that this material is clearly identified and acknowledged in the text.

We declare that we will respect your rights as the author(s). That is, we will make sure that your name(s) is/are always clearly associated with the article and, while you do allow us to make necessary editorial changes, we will not make any substantial alterations to your article without consulting you.

You are free to use your article for internal, educational or other purposes of your own institution or company. You may post a preprint version of your ASCRO article on your Web site while your article is in press. You must prominently state near the title of the preprint version that the article has been accepted for publication by ASCRO in a revised form. Once an article has been published by ASCRO, you may post the ASCRO version of your article (the ASCRO PDF) on your Web site. You need not request permission from ASCRO to post the PDF, but together with its link you must provide the standard bibliographic citation, acknowledge ASCRO as the copyright owner, and incorporate a link to the ASCRO Web site.

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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.

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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:


Classification of articles

Articles published in ASCRO are classified as: Original scientific paper, preliminary (short) communication, professional paper, review article and case report.

Review articles are published by invitation from the Editor-in-chief by acclamied  professionals in distinct fields of dental medicine.

Ethical Guidelines

The authenticity of the work is guaranteed by the authors and reviewers. All the studies must be in accordance with the principles of the Helsinki declaration (World Health Authority – 1975). Articles which have not been prepared in accordance with the editorial board will not be accepted for further proceedings by the Internatioanl editorial board.

When reporting experiments on human subjects, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (available at Do not use patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, especially in illustrative material. When reporting experiments on animals, indicate whether the institution's or a national research council's guide for, or any national law on the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.

Acknowledgements and possible conflict of interest

All sources of funding (including private, public and commercial) of papers submitted for publication, as well as possible authors' conflict of interest (informal agreements with commercial companies, consultancy work and sponsored lectures on behalf of manufacturers or dealers of pertaining materials) must be clearly disclosed at the end of manuscript under the heading „Acknowledgements“. Individuals who helper in study or manuscript preparations and are not listed as coauthors should also be listed there. For more information, please visit:


Address of the Editor's office for all the necessary correspondence:

Acta Stomatologica Croatica

Gundulićeva 5,

HR-10 000 Zagreb, Croatia

Tel: +385 (1) 4802 111

Fax: +385 (1) 4802 159


Last Revision: June 15, 2012