Orapuh Journal | Journal of Oral & Public Health
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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 Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs or DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; font style is Times New Roman, uses a 12-point and black font; employs italics, rather than underlining; and all illustrations, figures, and tables (which are without gridlines and of high resolution) are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. Margins are Justified and pages are numbered.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • In the reference section of each article, the entries for journal articles should include their DOIs, where DOIs are available.
  • You agree to pay the APC if your manuscript is accepted for publication after editorial assessments and peer-review - West Africa: $40 (USD) or 2460 GMD (N22,900); other countries: $120 (USD) or 7,260 GMD (N67,700); Orapuh Scholars: $20 (USD) or 1260 GMD (N11,700)
  • Supply all authors' names, ORCID iDs, email addresses, country, and institutional affiliations

Author Guidelines

This Journal prioritizes high-quality original research that reports on all conceivable aspects of oral and public health. The Journal also invites balanced, comprehensive, or critical review articles and good, evidence-based information for the oral and public health care consumer. Letters to the editor commenting on research or articles already published in the Journal and manuscripts describing new hypotheses or clinical trial protocols are also published by this Journal.

For any author to assert his right as an author of an Orap J article, he must have contributed substantially to the development of the article.

Even though our peer-review and editorial processes are tailored to minimize errors in information each published article presents, all authors of Orap J published articles are responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the information they provide. Before publication, authors must sign a statement attesting that an article fulfills the authorship criteria. This statement may be signed by the lead or corresponding author on behalf of others.

Corresponding author
Where there is more than an author for an article, the authors must designate an author to act as the corresponding author, on behalf of other authors. All correspondences concerning the article will be made with this author.

All manuscripts must be submitted by an author.


Authors are reminded that Orapuh Journal (Orapuh J) is a Journal of Oral and Public Health.

This journal welcomes the submission of

1. Original research papers

2. Review articles

3. Letters to the editor

4. Consumer information papers

5. Case reports

Original Research Papers
Original papers should be structured as follows:

a) title page;

b) a structured abstract (Introduction, Purpose, materials and methods, results, conclusions) of 300 words maximum;

c) introduction;

d) materials and methods (including appropriate sub-sections, e.g. statistical methods);

e) results (tables and figures should appear where the corresponding results are presented);

f) discussion;

g) conclusions;

h) acknowledgment;

i) references (using the APA referencing guide, 7th edition).

An original article should normally be <3500 words.

Review Articles and consumer info
Should provide novel insights, analysis, and interpretation of the published literature and offer a balanced critical appraisal of established or emerging approaches to concepts/paradigms. This type of article should have

a) title page;

b) an unstructured abstract (Introduction, Purpose, materials and methods, results, conclusions) of 250 words maximum;

c) an introduction,

d) a body (divided into relevant and appropriate headings),

e) a conclusion,

f) acknowledgments and

g) references (using the APA referencing guide, 7th edition).

A review article should normally be <3000 words.

Letters to the editor and case reports
Correspondence relating to work that was previously published in this Journal or brief comments, case reports, and/or observations may be submitted as a succinct letter to the editor. This should be freely styled. However, it is good to prime conciseness, clarity, and relevance. This should be <2500 words.

Deadline for submission

There is no deadline. Submission is always welcome. Journal is published continuously (several times in a year) on a publish-as-you-go basis.

Journal's Editorial Policies

You can find our editorial policies here.


All manuscripts that are submitted to the Journal undergo peer-review.

Peer-Review Type

This journal utilises the double-blind peer-review system for all manuscripts. There are always 2 reviewers per manuscript.

Expected Timeframes and deadlines for review

The peer-review of a manuscript takes a minimum of 2 weeks:

1. A reviewer is expected to accept a review request within 1 week of receipt. 

2. The actual peer-review should be completed within 1 week of acceptance

Article-Processing Charge (APC)

The article-processing charge (APC) for this journal is:

West African Authors: $40 (USD) or 2460 GMD (N22,900)
Authors from other countries: $120 (USD) or 7,260 GMD (N67,700)
Orapuh Scholars: $20 (USD) or 1260 GMD (N11,700)

 Click HERE to pay APC.

Publication Ethics

Authors are encouraged to read through this resource on publication ethics.

Health Research Transparency

Authors are encouraged to read through this resource on health research transparency.

Publication Journey

1. Receipt of a manuscript (submitted via the journal's online journal management system)

2. The submission undergoes initial editorial review to ensure it is complete and conforms to the Journal's aim and to prepare the file for reviewers

3. The submission is sent out to 2 independent researchers/scholars for pre-publication external peer-review (double-blind review)

4. Author revises submission (if indicated from '3’ above) and uploads the revised file

5. Decision is taken concerning the submission - Accept, Reject or send for further refereeing. If sent for further refereeing, the peer-review process is repeated. When accepted or rejected, author is notified

6. The author pays the Article Processing Charge (APC) P if the submission is accepted for publication

7. The final editorial review of the submission takes place

8. The submission is copy-edited

9. Publishable files are produced

10. The submission is assigned a DOI

11. The submission is published

12. The article is immediately available on the Journal's website and made available on other third-party sites

13. The article is Archived on LOCKSS and PKP PN for long-term preservation

14. At a later date, the article is sent for post-publication peer-review

15. Results from '14’ are made available to the author for future reference and validity of the process

**Note that the Author gets notified each time a strategic decision or a salient step is taken. An author may also keep track of developments with their manuscript from their Journal account.


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