ISSN 1807-3107 online version

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

Mission, scope, and submission policy

Brazilian Oral Research - BOR (online version ISSN 1807-3107) is the official publication of the Sociedade Brasileira de Pesquisa Odontológica - SBPqO (the Brazilian division of the International Association for Dental Research - IADR). The journal has an Impact Factor™ of 0.937 (Institute for Scientific Information - ISI), is peer-reviewed (double-blind system), and its mission is to disseminate and promote an information interchange concerning the several fields in dentistry research and/or related areas with gold open access.

BOR invites the submission of original and review manuscripts and papers in the following typology: Original Research (complete manuscript or Short Communication), Critical Review of Literature, Systematic Review (and Meta-Analysis) and Letters to the Editor. All submissions must be exclusive to.

Manuscripts and all corresponding documentation should be exclusively submitted through ScholarOne Manuscripts™ via the online submission link (http://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/bor-scielo).

The evaluation process of manuscript's scientific content will only be initiated after meeting of all the requirements described in the present Instructions for Authors. Any manuscript that does not meet these requirements will be returned to the corresponding author for adaptations.

Important: Once having been accepted on their scientific merit, all manuscripts will be submitted for grammar and style revision as per the English language. Contact BOR by bor@sbpqo.org.br to get information about the recommended translation companies.The authors should forward the revised text with the enclosed revision certificate provided by the chosen editing company. Linguistic revisions performed by companies that do not provide the mentioned certificate will not be accepted. As an exception, this rule does not apply when one of the authors is a native English speaker.

 

Presentation of the manuscript

The manuscript text should be written in English and provided in a digital file compatible with “Microsoft Word” (in DOC, DOCX, or RTF format).

All figures (including those in layouts/combinations) must be provided in individual and separate files, according to recommendations described under the specific topic.
Photographs, micrographs, and radiographs should be provided in TIFF format, according to the recommendations described under the specific topic.

Charts, drawings, layouts, and other vector illustrations must be provided in a PDF format individually in separate files, according to the recommendations described under the specific topic.

Video files may be submitted as per the specifications, including the author’s anonymity (for purposes of evaluation) and respect for the patient’s rights.

Important: ScholarOne™ allows upload of a set of files up to 10 MB. In case the video file exceeds this size, it is possible to leave information about the link to access the video. The use of patients’ initials, names, and/or registry numbers is prohibited in the reproduction of clinical documentation. The identification of patients is prohibited. An informed consent statement, signed by the patient, concerning the use of his/her image should be provided by the author(s) when requested by BOR. The Copyright legislation in force must be respected and the source cited when the manuscript reproduces any previously published material (including texts, charts, tables, figures, or any other materials).

Title page (compulsory data)

  • This must indicate the specialty* or research field focused on in the manuscript.

*Anatomy; Basic Implantodontology and Biomaterials; Behavioral Sciences; Biochemistry; Cariology; Community Dental Health; Craniofacial Biology; Dental Materials; Dentistry; Endodontic Therapy; Forensic Dentistry; Geriatric Dentistry; Imaginology; Immunology; Implantodontology – Prosthetics; Implantodontology – Surgical; Infection Control; Microbiology; Mouth and Jaw Surgery; Occlusion; Oral Pathology; Orthodontics; Orthopedics; Pediatric Dentistry; Periodontics; Pharmacology; Physiology; Prosthesis; Pulp Biology; Social/Community Dentistry; Stomatology; Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction.

  • Informative and concise title, limited to a maximum of 110 characters, including spaces.
  • Names of all authors written out in full, including respective telephone numbers and email addresses for correspondence. We recommend that authors collate the names present in the Cover Letter with the profile created in ScholarOne™, to avoid discrepancies.
  • The participation of each author must be justified on a separate page, which should meet the authorship and co-authorship criteria adopted by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, available at http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/roles-and-responsibilities/defining-the-role-of-authors-and-contributors.html
  • Data of institutional/professional affiliation of all authors, including university (or other institution), college/program, department, city, state, and country, presented according to internal citation norms established by each author’s institution. Verify that such affiliations are correctly entered in ScholarOne™.

Abstract: This should be presented as a single structured paragraph (but with no subdivisions into sections) containing the objective of the work, methodology, results, and conclusions. In the System if applicable, use the Special characters tool for special characters.

Keywords: Ranging from 3 (three) to 5 (five) main descriptors should be provided, chosen from the keywords registered at http://decs.bvs.br/ or http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html (no synonyms will be accepted).

Main Text

Introduction: This should present the relevance of the study, and its connection with other published works in the same line of research or field, identifying its limitations and possible biases. The objective of the study should be concisely presented at the end of this section.

Methodology: All the features of the material pertinent to the research subject should be provided (e.g., tissue samples or research subjects). The experimental, analytical, and statistical methods should be described in a concise manner, although in detail, sufficient to allow others to recreate the work. Data from manufacturers or suppliers of products, equipment, or software must be explicit when first mentioned in this section, as follows: manufacturer’s name, city, and country. The computer programs and statistical methods must also be specified. Unless the objective of the work is to compare products or specific systems, the trade names of techniques, as well as products, or scientific and clinical equipment should only be cited in the “Methodology” and “Acknowledgments” sections, according to each case. Generic names should be used in the remainder of the manuscript, including the title. Manuscripts containing radiographs, microradiographs, or SEM images, the following information must be included: radiation source, filters, and kV levels used. Manuscripts reporting studies on humans should include proof that the research was ethically conducted according to the Helsinki Declaration (World Medical Association, http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/). The approval protocol number issued by an Institutional Ethics Committee must be cited. Observational studies should follow the STROBE guidelines (http://strobe-statement.org/), and the check list must be submitted. Clinical Trials must be reported according to the CONSORT Statement standard protocol (http://www.consort-statement.org/); systematic reviews and meta-analysis must follow the PRISMA (http://www.prisma-statement.org/), or Cochrane protocol (http://www.cochrane.org/).

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials according to the CONSORT guidelines, available at www.consort-statement.org. The clinical trial registration number and the research registration name will be published along with the article.

Manuscripts reporting studies performed on animals must also include proof that the research was conducted in an ethical manner, and the approval protocol number issued by an Institutional Ethics Committee should be cited. In case the research contains a gene registration, before submission, the new gene sequences must be included in a public database, and the access number should be provided to BOR. The authors may use the following databases:

Manuscript submissions including microarray data must include the information recommended by the MIAME guidelines (Minimum Information About a Microarray Experiment: http://www.mged.org/index.html) and/or itemize how the experimental details were submitted to a publicly available database, such as:

Results: These should be presented in the same order as the experiment was performed, as described under the “Methodology” section. The most significant results should be described. Text, tables, and figures should not be repetitive. Statistically relevant results should be presented with enclosed corresponding p values.

Tables: These must be numbered and cited consecutively in the main text, in Arabic numerals. Tables must be submitted separately from the text in DOC, DOCX, or RTF format.

Discussion: This must discuss the study results in relation to the work hypothesis and relevant literature. It should describe the similarities and differences of the study in relation to similar studies found in literature, and provide explanations for the possible differences found. It must also identify the study’s limitations and make suggestions for future research.

Conclusions: These must be presented in a concise manner and be strictly based on the results obtained in the research. Detailing of results, including numerical values, etc., must not be repeated.

Acknowledgments: Contributions by colleagues (technical assistance, critical comments, etc.) must be given, and any bond between authors and companies must be revealed. This section must describe the research funding source(s), including the corresponding process numbers.

Plagiarism

BOR employs a plagiarism detection system. When you send your manuscript to the journal it may be analyzed-not merely for the repetition of names/affiliations, but rather the sentences or texts used.

References: Only publications from peer-reviewed journals will be accepted as references. Unfinished manuscripts, dissertations, theses, or abstracts presented in congresses will not be accepted as references. References to books should be avoided.

Reference citations must be identified in the text with superscript Arabic numerals. The complete reference list must be presented after the “Acknowledgments” section, and the references must be numbered and presented in Vancouver Style in compliance with the guidelines provided by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, as presented in Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7256/). The journal titles should be abbreviated according to the List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals). The authors shall bear full responsibility for the accuracy of their references.

Spelling of scientific terms: When first mentioned in the main text, scientific names (binomials of microbiological, zoological, and botanical nomenclature) must be written out in full, as well as the names of chemical compounds and elements.

Units of measurement: These must be presented according to the International System of Units (http://www.bipm.org or http://www.inmetro.gov.br/consumidor/unidLegaisMed.asp).

Footnotes on the main text: These must be indicated by asterisks and restricted to the bare minimum.

Figures: Photographs, microradiographs, and radiographs must be at least 10 cm wide, have at least 500 dpi of resolution, and be provided in TIFF format. Charts, drawings, layouts, and other vector illustrations must be provided in a PDF format. All the figures must be submitted individually in separate files (not inserted into the text file). Figures must be numbered and consecutively cited in the main text in Arabic numerals. Figure legends should be inserted together at the end of the text, after the references.

 

Characteristics and layouts of types of manuscripts

Original Research

Limited to 30,000 characters including spaces (considering the introduction, methodology, results, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgments, tables, references, and figure legends). A maximum of 8 (eight) figures and 40 (forty) references will be accepted. The abstract can contain a maximum of 250 words.

Layout - Text Files

  • Title Page
  • Main text (30,000 characters including spaces)
  • Abstract: a maximum of 250 words
  • Keywords: 3 (three)-5 (five) main descriptors
  • Introduction
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • Tables
  • References: maximum of 40 references
  • Figure legends

Layout - Graphic Files

  • Figures: a maximum of 8 (eight) figures, as described above.

Short Communication
Limited to 10,000 characters including spaces (considering the introduction, methodology, results, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgments, tables, references, and figure legends). A maximum of 2 (two) figures and 12 (twelve) references will be allowed. The abstract can contain a maximum of 100 words.

Layout - Text Files

  • Title page
  • Main text (10,000 characters including spaces)
  • Abstract: a maximum of 100 words
  • Descriptors: 3 (three)-5 (five) main descriptors
  • Introduction
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • Tables
  • References: a maximum of 12 references
  • Figure legends

Layout- Graphic Files

  • Figures: a maximum of 2 (two) figures, as described above.

Critical Review of Literature
The submission of this type of manuscript will be performed only by invitation of the BOR Publishing Commission. All manuscripts will be submitted to peer-review. This type of manuscript must have a descriptive and discursive content, focusing on a comprehensive presentation and discussion of important and innovative scientific issues, with a limit of 30,000 characters including spaces (considering the introduction, methodology, results, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgments, tables, references, and figure legends). It must include a clear presentation of the scientific object, logical argumentation, a methodological and theoretical critical analysis of the studies, and a summarized conclusion. A maximum of 6 (six) figures and 50 (fifty) references is permitted. The abstract must contain a maximum of 250 words.

Layout- Text Files

  • Title page
  • Main text (30,000 characters including spaces)
  • Abstract: a maximum of 250 words
  • Keywords: 3 (three)-5 (five) main descriptors
  • Introduction
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • Tables
  • References: maximum of 50 references
  • Figure legends

Layout - Graphic Files

  • Figures: a maximum of 6 (six) figures, as described above.

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
While summarizing the results of original studies, quantitative or qualitative, this type of manuscript should answer a specific question, with a limit of 30,000 characters, including spaces, and follow the Cochrane format and style (www.cochrane.org). The manuscript must report, in detail, the process of the search and retrieval of the original works, the selection criteria of the studies included in the review, and provide an abstract of the results obtained in the reviewed studies (with or without a meta-analysis approach). There is no limit to the number of references or figures. Tables and figures, if included, must present the features of the reviewed studies, the compared interventions, and the corresponding results, as well as those studies excluded from the review. Other tables and figures relevant to the review must be presented as previously described. The abstract can contain a maximum of 250 words.

Layout - Text Files

  • Title page
  • Main text (30,000 characters including spaces)
  • Abstract: a maximum of 250 words
  • Question formulation
  • Location of the studies
  • Critical Evaluation and Data Collection
  • Data analysis and presentation
  • Improvement
  • Review update
  • References: no limit on the number of references
  • Tables

Layout - Graphic Files

  • Figures: no limit on the number of figures

Letter to the Editor

Letters must include evidence to support an opinion of the author(s) about the scientific or editorial content of the BOR, and must be limited to 500 words. No figures or tables are permitted.

 

Copyright transfer agreement and responsibility statements

The manuscript submitted for publication must include the Copyright Transfer Agreement and the Responsibility Statements, available in the online system and mandatory.

CHECKLIST FOR INITIAL SUBMISSION

  • Title Page file (in DOC, DOCX, or RTF format).
  • Main text file (Main Document, manuscript), in DOC, DOCX, or RTF format.
  • Tables, in DOC, DOCX, or RTF format.
  • Declaration of interests and funding, submitted in a separate document and in a PDF format. (if applicable)
  • Justification for participation of each author, provided in a separate document and in a PDF format.
  • Photographs, microradiographs, and radiographs (10 cm minimum width, 500 dpi minimum resolution) in TIFF format. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/pub/filespec-images/)
  • Charts, drawings, layouts, and other vector illustrations in a PDF format.
  • Each figure should be submitted individually in separate files (not inserted in the text file).

 

EXAMPLES OF REFERENCES

Journals

Goracci C, Tavares AU, Fabianelli A, Monticelli F, Raffaelli O, Cardoso PC, et al. The adhesion between fiber posts and root canal walls: comparison between microtensile and push-out bond strength measurements. Eur J Oral Sci. 2004 Aug;112(4):353-61.

Bhutta ZA, Darmstadt GL, Hasan BS, Haws RA. Community-based interventions for improving perinatal and neonatal health outcomes in developing countries: a review of the evidence. Pediatrics. 2005;115(2 Suppl):519-617. doi:10.1542/peds.2004-1441.

Usunoff KG, Itzev DE, Rolfs A, Schmitt O, Wree A. Nitric oxide synthase-containing neurons in the amygdaloid nuclear complex of the rat. Anat Embryol (Berl). 2006 Oct 27. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1007/s00429-006-0134-9

Walsh B, Steiner A, Pickering RM, Ward-Basu J. Economic evaluation of nurse led intermediate care versus standard care for post-acute medical patients: cost minimisation analysis of data from a randomised controlled trial. BMJ. 2005 Mar 26;330(7493):699. Epub 2005 Mar 9.

Papers with Title and Text in Languages Other Than English
Li YJ, He X, Liu LN, Lan YY, Wang AM, Wang YL. [Studies on chemical constituents in herb of Polygonum orientale]. Zhongguo Ahong Yao Za Zhi. 2005 Mar;30(6):444-6. Chinese.

Supplements or Special Editions
Pucca Junior GA, Lucena EHG, Cawahisa PT. Financing national policy on oral health in Brazil in the context of the Unified Health System. Braz Oral Res. 2010 Aug;24 Spec Iss 1:26-32.

Online Journals
Barata RB, Ribeiro MCSA, De Sordi M. Desigualdades sociais e homicídios na cidade de São Paulo, 1998. Rev Bras Epidemiol. 2008;11(1):3-13 [cited 2008 Feb 23]. Available from: http://www.scielosp.org/pdf/rbepid/v11n1/01.pdf.

Books
Stedman TL. Stedman's medical dictionary: a vocabulary of medicine and its allied sciences, with pronunciations and derivations. 20th ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 1961. 259 p.

Books Online
Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer [monograph on the Internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http://www.nap.edu/books/0309074029/html/.

Websites
Cancer-Pain.org [homepage on the Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http://www.cancer-pain.org/.

Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística [homepage]. Brasília (DF): Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística; 2010 [cited 2010 Nov 27]. Available from: http://www.ibge.gov.br/home/default.php.

World Health Organization [homepage]. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2011 [cited 2011 Jan 17]. Available from: http://www.who.int/en/

 

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