One of the main purposes of Dental Press Magazine is to preserve the
idoneity of the published articles, being valorized by the odontologic
class. Therefore, all the articles received by Dental Press is submitted
to the following process:
1) The articles are received at the head-office. The responsible staff
checks the material and let the author know it has arrived.
2) One of the copies of the article is sent to the Magazine Editorial
Staff for evaluation.
3) The members of the Editorial Staff select 2 professionals, among
the 88 consultants and co-workers of the magazine, in order to evaluate
the article. In this phase the "double bind" system is used,
that is, the name of the authors are omitted on purpose so that the
analysis of the study is not influenced, and the authors, although informed
on the current method, do not know who the responsible staff for evaluating
their work is.
4) Enclosed to the article, each consultant receives a questionnaire
that will allow them to draw observations and determine if the article
will be published or not. The model of such questionnaire can be further
observed. When giving the article and the filled questionnaire back
to Dental Press, each consultant chooses if he wants or not to revise
the article once more.
5) The article will be selected for publishing only if both consultants
approve it. If one of them refuses it, the article will be sent to a
6) If it is necessary, the article will be sent to the authors so
that the corrections suggested by the consultants are performed.
7) Back to the office, the article will be submitted to the correction
of both the references and the norms of the Brazilian Association of
the Technical Norms (ABNT), a procedure that is carried out by the office's
librarian who is currently a member of the ABNT´s committee.
8) Professionals in charge of performing the diagrams and publishing
make the article suitable for the graphic criteria of the Magazine.
9) Properly diagrammed and revised, the article is sent to the Scientific
Board of the Magazine to be revised, observing the arrangement of the
pictures, plots, text, abstracts, key words, and other components.
10) Finally, the article is sent to the author who will make the last
information available. Only during this phase of the process, the authors
are informed on the edition in which his article will be published.
11) The articles and other materials of each edition are brought together,
forming the "sketch" of the magazine that is revised page
by page, picture by picture, letter by letter by the magazine's art
editor who assumes the role of "Ombudsman".
12) Only after performing the last corrections in the "sketch",
the graphic and printing phases are properly initiated.