General Policy of the Sulaimani Dental Journal (SDJ)

Sulaimani Dental Journal is a double blinded peer review journal published by College of Dentistry - University of Sulaimani. Articles accepted via the official email address of the journal “ sdj@univsul.edu.iq ", our scope is dentistry and dentistry related subjects like “ Microbiology, Pharmacology, and so on”. We are committed to publish:

  1. Research articles

  2. Review of literature papers

  3. Case reports

  4. Comments by editorial board to authors already published papers in the


All materials sent to the journal should be original and plagiarism is not tolerated. The process of reviewing is completely blind and there are specific steps taken to make the process completely blind:

  1. Names and any affiliation should be removed from the manuscript.

  2. The submitted paper should not be submitted to another journal.

  3. Manuscripts outside the scope of the journal will not be accepted.

  4. We and the reviewing board will treat the manuscripts as confidential


  5. Our peer review process is confidential and identities of reviewers

    cannot be revealed.

6.Figures should not contain affiliation.

7.Papers cited by the publisher will be referenced as “ anonymous “

8. For Blinding the process of reviewing, funding sources will be removed

9. The “Acknowledgment “ will be removed from the copy sent to the review process

10.Removing names, and the document property from the manuscript file

How to prepare the Title Page?

The title page should include the title, authors' names and affiliations, and a complete address for the corresponding author including telephone and e-mail address.

How to prepare the manuscript?

The editorial board of the journal has the following criteria for the manuscripts submitted to the journal, it should be in english and prepared in form of Microsoft Word file as (.doc, and .docx) formats. The font should be Times New Roman and the font size “14”, paper size should be at A4 size with 2 cm free margins from each side. The sections of the manuscript should be arranged in this manner:

  1. Cover letter

  2. Title page

  3. Abstract and keywords

  4. Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion

5. Acknowledgment 6. References
7. Tables
8. Figures