For Authors

Author Guidelines

These guidelines will provide you with everything you need to know about how to prepare and submit a manuscript to the British Dental Journal.

Before you start

Here you can find information on how and why to publish with the BDJ, what we look for and important factors to consider before submitting your article. This section also outlines our ethical policy.


Here you can find out how to prepare your manuscript in the style of the BDJ. It's important to read these guidelines carefully before submitting your paper.


Here you can find out how to submit a paper, what we require to consider your submission and what happens after submission.


Here you can find out what to do after your article has been published and how best to publicise your article.

For further information please contact the editorial team.