(Updated: 2022/04/18)

About the journal

 

Basic information

 

Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences, e-ISSN 1677-3225, published by the Piracicaba Dental School - UNICAMP, is an international non-profit open-access online journal. Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences is an internationally distributed scientific journal that uses continuous publication. This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle of making research freely available to the public, supporting a greater global exchange of knowledge.

The abbreviated title is Braz. J. Oral Sci. It should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references, and bibliography legends.

 

 

Indexing in

   

 

Intelectual property

  Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences adopts Creative Commons license CC-BY.  

 

 

Sponsors

 

Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences has financial support of: 

Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba – Universidade Estadual de Campinas – FOP/UNICAMP 

Portal FOP - Unicamp

 

 


Editorial Board

 

Editor [or Editors]

 
  • Altair Antoninha Del Bel Cury, Universidade de Campinas, Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba, Departamento de Prótese e Periodontia, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil. LATTES, ORCID, E-mail: altair@unicamp.br
 

 

Associated Editors

 
  • Valentim Adelino Ricardo Barão, Universidade de Campinas, Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba, Departamento de Prótese e Periodontia, Piracicaba, SP. Brazil. LATTES, ORCID, E-mail: vbarão@unicamp.br
  • Vanessa Cavalli, Universidade de Campinas, Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba, Departamento de Odontologia Restauradora, Piracicaba, SP. Brazil. LATTES, ORCID, E-mail: cavalli@unicamp.br
  • Statistical Consultant: Wander José da Silva, Universidade de Campinas, Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba, Departamento de Prótese e Periodontia, Piracicaba, SP. Brazil. LATTES, ORCID, E-mail: wanderjose@unicamp.br
 

 

Editorial Commission

 

Editorial Review Board

  • Ariadne Letra, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA. ORCID
  • Adriana F. Paes Leme, Centro Nacional de Pesquisa Energia e Materiais, Campinas, São Paulo, SP, Brazil. LATTES, ORCID
  • Alexandre Elias Trivellato, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil. LATTES, ORCID
  • Alvaro Della Bona, Universidade de Passo Fundo, Passo Fundo, RS, Brazil. LATTES, ORCID
  • André Reis, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. LATTES, ORCID
  • Carlos Estrela, Universidade Federal de Goiânia, Goiânia, GO, Brazil. LATTES, ORCID
  • Carmen Pfeifer, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA. ORCID
  • Cláudia M. Coelho Alves, Universidade Federal do Maranhão, São Luís, MA, Brazil. LATTES, ORCID
  • Cortino Sukotjo, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA. ORCID
  • Daniela Micheline dos Santos, Universidade do Estado de São Paulo – UNESP, Araçatuba, SP, Brazil. LATTES, ORCID
  • Danyel Elias da Cruz Peres, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, PE, Brazil. LATTES, ORCID
  • Fábio de Abreu Alves, Hospital do Câncer, São Paulo, SP, Brazil. LATTES, ORCID
  • Fernanda Faot, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil. LATTES, ORCID
  • Fernando Luis Esteban Florez, University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. ORCID
  • Jean-François Roulet, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. ORCID
  • José Mauro Granjeiro, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, RJ, Brazil. LATTES, ORCID
  • Josette Camilleri, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK. ORCID
  • Luca Testarelli, Sapienza University of Roma, Roma, Italy. ORCID
  • Luciano José Pereira, Universidade Federal de Lavras, Lavras, MG, Brazil. LATTES, ORCID
  • Patrícia Pereira, College of Dentistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. ORCID
  • Paula Cristina Trevilatto, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil. LATTES, ORCID
  • Prashant K. Sharma, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands. ORCID
  • Rita Villena, Univercidad de San Martin de Porres, Lima, Peru. ORCID
  • Rodrigo Giacaman, Universidad of Talca, Talca, Chile. ORCID
  • Rodrigo Nunes Rached, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil. LATTES, ORCID 
  • Salvatore Sauro, Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera, Valencia, Spain. ORCID
  • Saulo Geraldeli, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. ORCID
  • Sharukh Khajotia, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. ORCID
  • Simone Duarte, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, USA. ORCID
 

 

Editorial Production

 

Copyeditor: 

  • Valentim Adelino Ricardo Barão, Universidade de Campinas, Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba, Departamento de Prótese e Periodontia, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil. LATTES, ORCID
  • Vanessa Cavalli, Universidade de Campinas, Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba, Departamento de Odontologia Restauradora, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil. LATTES, ORCID

Librarian:

  • Heloisa Maria Cecotti 

Revisão:

  • Wander José da Silva
  • Heloisa Maria Cecotti

Arte Final:

  • Caboverde Tecnologia
  • Serviços do Brazil


"The Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences is an exclusively digital open-access journal and does not charge fees for access to articles."

 

 

 


Instructions to authors

 

Scope and Policy

 

The primary goal of the Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences is to publish the outcomes of original investigations and reviews, short communications, and letters to the editor in the field of Dentistry and related disciplines. According to the quality indicators and peer-reviewed material, the Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences is committed to publishing the scientific and technological advances achieved by the dental community and related areas to assure its acceptability at the local, regional, national, and international levels. Our editorial policy is committed to the double-blind peer review process in which authors and referees are kept anonymous during the review process. The Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences accepts manuscript preprints. Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences is a gold open access journal. There is no fee to authors for submitting to the Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences or Article Processing Charge (APC).

 

 

Form and preparation of manuscripts

 

The manuscript sent for publication must be original, and simultaneous submission to another national or international journal is not allowed. This is an Open Access Journal. Its articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original article is properly cited. Thus, the Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences does not require that copyright be submitted with the manuscript; however, the authors should retain the manuscript's copyright. 

Only manuscripts written in the English language shall be accepted, and the authors are fully responsible for the texts, citations, and references. The Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences has the right to submit all manuscripts to the Editorial Board, which is fully authorized to settle the convenience of their acceptance or return them to the authors with suggestions for modifications in the text for adaptation to the editorial rules the Journal. In this case, the manuscript will be re-evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board. The concepts stated in the manuscript published are the authors’ full responsibility and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board. The dates of receipt and acceptance of the original manuscript will be indicated on the occasion of its publication. Additionally, the editor dealing with the accepted manuscript will be shown. 

Structure of the manuscript:  Title page – must be submitted as a Title Page file through the online submission system, which should contain only:

  • Title of the manuscript in English.
  • Names of the authors in direct order, affiliations, institutions, city, state, and country.
  • Full address of the corresponding author, to whom all correspondence should be addressed, including phone number and e-mail address.
  • The Scopus Author ID (ORCID number) of all authors should be provided. It can be obtained for free at: https://orcid.org/register. The full URL must be informed. Ex: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1825-0097
  • The participation of each author must be justified and should meet the authorship and co-authorship criteria adopted by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors: http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/roles-and-responsibilities/defining-the-role-of-authors-and-contributors.html
  • It is imperative to declare that all authors actively participated, at least, in two distinct criteria about the authorship 1.  the manuscript's findings, and 2. have revised and approved the final version of the manuscript.

Main Text

1.    The paper must be previously translated or reviewed by a professional or company responsible for the English language. Authors with English as their native language must submit a signed letter as a supplementary file taking responsibility for the quality of the English language and editing the text.

2.    Title

3.    Structured abstract (containing Aim, Methods, Results, and Conclusion) and keywords

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

5.    References

6.    Acknowledgments

7.    Data availability

8.    Tables

9.    Figure legends

10.    Figures, Images

The trade name of the material used must be followed by the manufacturer, city, state, and country within parentheses upon the first mention. All abbreviations must be explained at first mention.

Title Page

This page should contain:

  • Informative and concise title: The title should be limited to 110 characters, including spaces. It should describe the article's content specifically, clearly, and concisely and MUST NOT contain commercial names of products.
  • Author(s)' full name(s), institutional/professional affiliation, including university (or other institution), department, city, state, and country. Data of institutional/professional affiliation should be presented according to internal citation norms established by each author’s institution.
  • Name and address of the author responsible for correspondence (corresponding author), including phone number, e-mail address, and ORCID number.
  • The participation of each author must be justified and should meet the authorship and co-authorship criteria adopted by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors: http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/roles-and-responsibilities/defining-the-role-of-authors-and-contributors.html
  • It is imperative to declare that all authors actively participated in discussing the manuscript's findings and have revised and approved the final version of the manuscript.

We recommend that authors collect the names present in the Cover Letter with the profile created into the site registration to avoid discrepancies.

Abstract

  • The abstract should be presented as a single structured paragraph of 250 words and should clearly state the aim, methods, results, and conclusions drawn from the study.

Keywords

  • The authors should provide 3 (three) to 5 (five) main descriptors chosen from the keywords registered at MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) or DeCS (Health Sciences Descriptors).
  • Authors must use periods to separate the keywords, which must have the word’s first letter in capital letters Ex: Dental Materials. Inlays. Clinical Trial. Orthodontics, Preventive.

Introduction

The study’s relevance and its relationship with other published works in the same line of research or field should be addressed. Authors should identify its limitations and possible biases and the objective, and the working hypothesis should be concisely stated at the end of this section.

Materials and methods

  • The characteristics of the material pertinent to the research subject should be presented.
  • The experimental, analytical, and statistic methods should be described concisely but in sufficient detail to allow others to recreate the work.
  • Information from manufacturers or suppliers of products, equipment, or software must be explicit when first mentioned in this section (manufacturer’s name, city, and country). The computer programs and statistical methods must also be specified.
  • The trade names of techniques, products, or scientific and clinical equipment should only be cited in the “Materials and methods” and “Acknowledgments” sections (according to each case), except when the objective of the work is to compare products or specific systems. Generic names should be used in the remainder of the manuscript, including the title.
  • Manuscripts containing radiographs, microradiographs, or SEM images must include information regarding radiation source, filters, and kV levels.

Results

The results should be presented in the same order as the experiment was performed. The important observations should be emphasized, and statistical data must be reported. Text, tables, and figures should not be repetitive. Statistically relevant results should be presented with enclosed corresponding p values.

Tables

Tables must be numbered and enclosed consecutively in the main text, in Arabic numerals, and submitted in DOC or DOCX format within the main text.

Discussion

The study results must be discussed and related to this section's working hypothesis and relevant literature. It should describe the author’s observations and confront the results (similarities and differences) to similar studies found in the literature, explaining the possible findings and differences. In addition, it must detect the limitations of the study design and make suggestions for future research.

Acknowledgments

Financial support by government agencies should be acknowledged, as well as technical assistance or aid from colleagues must be credited, and any bond between authors and companies must be revealed.

Data availability

Authors are encouraged to include a 'Data Availability' section in the manuscript before the Reference list. If authors have made the research data available in a data repository, it is possible to link the article directly to the dataset. If data is unavailable or unsuitable to post, it should be declared into the main text. Please find below examples of data availability statements:

Datasets related to this article can be found at [INSERT PERMANENT URL(s) TO BE LINKED TO DATASET], hosted at [NAME OF HOSTING REPOSITORY] ([CITATION TO DATASET]).

Datasets related to this article can not be shared because they are part of ongoing research.

Datasets related to this article will be available upon request to the corresponding author.


TECHNICAL NORMALIZATION

The manuscript should be typed as follows: 1.5 spacing in 12 pt Arial font, with 3 cm margins at each side, on an A4 page. The authors should keep a copy of the manuscript for possible requests. Pages should be numbered consecutively.

Illustrations and Tables

Figures

  • The illustrations (photographs, graphs, drawings, charts, etc.), regarded as figures, should be limited to the least amount possible, consecutively numbered with Arabic numerals according to the order they appear in the text.
  • Photographs, microradiographs, and radiographs should be sent in original colors in JPG or TIFF formats, at least 10 cm wide and at least 300 dpi of resolution. Should be (Figure) inserted in the main text.
  • Figure legends should go along the figure and be inserted into the main text.
  • Composite figures must be labeled with letters A, B, C, etc., and should be combined into one figure. Do not send multi-panel figures separately. Single figures may not exceed 8 cm in width, or groups of figures may not exceed 16 cm in width. Figures should be labeled with the title of the article.

Tables

  • The tables should be logically arranged in DOC or DOCX formats, consecutively numbered with Arabic numerals. Tables should be open in the right and left laterals. Each table must contain all necessary information so that it should be self-explanatory. Tables should be inserted in the text. The journal allowed a maximum of 4 tables.


TYPES OF MANUSCRIPTS AND FORMATS

Original Research

Title Page

Main text (30.000 characters including spaces)

Structured Abstract - 250 words

Keywords - 3 to 5

Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion

Acknowledgments

Data availability

References – up to 35

 

Tables

Figure legends

Figures – 8 at most

 

Short Communication

Title Page

Main text (10.000 characters including spaces)

Structured Abstract - 250 words

Keywords - 3 to 5

Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion

Acknowledgments

Data availability

References – up to 15

 

Tables

Figure legends

Figures – 2 at most

 

Critical Review

Title Page

Main text (40.000 characters including spaces)

Structured Abstract - 250 words

Keywords - 3 to 5

Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion

Acknowledgments

References – up to 50

 

Tables

Figure legends

Figures – 6 at most

 

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Title Page

Main text (40.000 characters including spaces)

Structured Abstract - 250 words

Background, Objectives, Search Methods, Selection Criteria, Data Collection and Analysis, Main Results,

Author´s conclusions

Acknowledgments

References: not specified

 

Tables

Figure legends

Figures

 

Letter to the Editor

Letters should include evidence to support the author's opinion on the scientific or editorial contents of BJOS and should be limited to 500 words. Figures or tables are not allowed. The editor in chief should be consulted via email to submit a letter in advance.

 

Proceedings of Scientific Events (Abstracts)

We publish proceedings of scientific events under prior consultation. Such document is neither indexed nor published in the Scielo collection. Additionally, no DOI will be provided.

 

Citation of the Authors

References must be cited in numeric ascending order. Examples:

  • Recently, it has been proposed that free radicals may lead to RAS through oxidative stress pathway1.
  • Aside from prevalence reports, very few studies have evaluated the response to therapy according to the individual genotype2,3,6-12,14.
  • one author: Nelson15 (2014)
  • two authors: Saad and Aladawy18 (2013)
  • three authors or more: Stokes et al.21 (2015)

References

The list of references should only include works cited in the text and have been published or accepted for publication. The complete list of references should come after the "Acknowledgments" section. References should be numbered and presented in the Vancouver Style, by the guidelines provided by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, as presented in Uniform Requirements Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to the List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus. The correct presentation of the references is the responsibility of the authors. The number of references should be according to the manuscript type, as follows:

Original Research: up to 35

Short Communication: up to 15

Critical Review: up to 50

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: not specified

List the first six authors. With more than 6 authors list the first six authors followed by et al. (should not be written in italics).

 

References examples:

Document not in English

Viana MO, Lima EICBMF, Menezes JNR, Olegario NBC. [Evaluation of signs and symptoms of temporomandibular dysfunction and its relation to cervical posture]. Rev Odontol Unesp. 2015 May-Jun;44(3):125-30. Portuguese.

Molina-Frechero N, Durán-Merino D, Castañeda-Castaneira E, Juárez-López ML. [Dental caries experience and its relation to oral hygiene in mexican children]. Gac Med Mex. 2015 Jul-Aug;151(4):485-90. Spanish.

Figueiredo LAA. [Biomechamical analysis of implant-supported fixed partial prosthesis in the maxilla anterior region by means of electrical extensometry technical] [dissertation]. Piracicaba: University of Campinas, the Piracicaba School of Dentistry; 2015. Portuguese.

Brazil. Ministry of Health of Brazil. [SB BRAZIL 2010: national research on oral health: main results]. Brasília: Ministry of Health; 2012. 116p. Portuguese.

 

Articles

Standard journal article

Lee Y, Kim KH, Kim YK, Son JS, Lee E, Kwon TY. The Effect of Novel Mercapto Silane Systems on Resin Bond Strength to Dental Noble Metal Alloys. J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 2015 Jul;15(7):4851-4.

Volckova M, Linhartova PB, Trefna T, Vlazny J, Musilova K, Kukletova M, et al. Lack of association between lactotransferrin polymorphism and dental caries. Caries Res. 2014;48(1):39-44. doi: 10.1159/000351689.

 

Organization as author

International Association for Dental Research. Code of ethics for dental researchers. J Am Coll Dent. 2014 Summer;81(3):19-22.

 

No author given

Tobacco and dental caries: a systematic review. Br Dent J. 2013 Nov 8;215(9):463.

 

Article with supplement and/or special issue or Abstract

Sundaram M, Nayak UA, Ramalingam K, Reddy V, Rao AP, Mathian M. A comparative evaluation of Oratest with the microbiological method of assessing caries activity in children. J Pharm Bioallied Sci. 2013 Jun;5(Suppl 1): S5-9.

Peres PEC, Del Bel Cury AA, Cury JA. In situ evaluation of a dentifrice formulation with low fluoride concentration [IADR abstract 1170]. J Dent Res. 2001 Mar; 80(Spec Issue):673.

 

Article with DOI/pii

Murray JJ, Vernazza CR, Holmes RD. Forty years of national surveys: An overview of children's dental health from 1973-2013. Br Dent J. 2015 Sep 25;219(6):281-5. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2015.723.

Machado J, Johnson JD, Paranjpe A. The Effects of Endosequence Root Repair Material on Differentiation of Dental Pulp Cells. J Endod. 2015 Sep 22. pii: S0099-2399(15)00722-0. doi: 10.1016/j.joen.2015.08.007.

 

Books

Lamster IB. Diabetes mellitus and oral health: an interprofessional approach. Ames, Iowa: Wiley Blackwell; 2014.

 

Book chapter

Tenuta LMA, Cury JA. Laboratory and human studies to estimate anticaries efficacy of fluoride toothpaste.ln: van Loveren C, editor. Toothpaste. Basel, Switzerland: Karger; 2013. (Monographs in oral science, 23). p.108-24.

 

Thesis/dissertation

Nunes J. The adhesion of stores red blood cells to human umbilical vein endothelial cells [dissertation]. Edmonton, Alberta: University of Alberta; 2013.

Catalan A. [Influence of the energy density on the physical properties and bond strength of two restorative systems] [thesis]. Piracicaba: University of Campinas, the Piracicaba School of Dentistry; 2012. Portuguese.

 

On-line: indicate only URL documents with open access

Assaf JH, Montebello Filho A, Zanatta FB. Short implants with single-unit restorations in posterior regions with reduced height – a retrospective study. Braz J Oral Sci. 2010; [cited 2015 Jun 17] 9(4): 493-7. Available from: http://www.bibliotecadigital.unicamp.br/document/?down=43919.

Ito H, Uchida T, Makita K. Interactions between rat alveolar epithelial cells and bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells: an in vitro co-culture model. Intensive Care Med Exp. 2015 Dec [cited 2015 Aug 2];3(1):53. doi: 10.1186/s40635-015-0053-2. Epub 2015 May 24. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4480799/pdf/40635_2015_Article_53.pdf.

Musculoskeletal disorders and the workplace: low back and upper extremities. Washington: National Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2015 Aug 25]. Available from: http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=10032&page=1.

Brazil. Ministry of Health of Brazil. [SB BRAZIL 2010: national research on oral health: main results]. Brasília: Ministry of Health; 2012 [cited 2015 Aug 22]. 116p. Available from: http://bvsms.saude.gov.br/bvs/publicacoes/pesquisa_nacional_saude_bucal.pdf.

Portuguese.

Unpublished: use "Forthcoming" rather than "In press" because not all items will be printed.)

Oldoni TL, Melo PS, Massarioli AP, Moreno IA, Bezerra RM, Rosalen PL, et al. Bioassay-guided isolation of proanthocyanidins with antioxidant activity from peanut (Arachis hypogaea) skin by a combination of chromatography techniques. Food Chem. Forthcoming 2016 Feb 1.

 

 

Send of the manuscripts

 

Manuscripts and all corresponding documentation should be exclusively submitted via the online submission link: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/bjos/about/submissions 

 

 

Manuscript evaluation policy

 

PEER REVIEW

 

Manuscripts will be evaluated regarding presentation according to the instructions for authors and the presence of mandatory documents required for submission. Manuscripts that do not meet these requirements will be returned to the corresponding author for adaptations. The review and evaluation process of the manuscript's scientific content will only be initiated after meeting all requirements criteria described in the Instructions for authors. Manuscripts following the instructions to authors will be evaluated on their scientific merit and methods by at least two ad hoc referees, from different institutions of that of the authors, besides the Editor-in-Chief. Suppose no consensus about the quality of the manuscript was not found between the reviewers, the manuscript might send to another review or Editorial Board. After analysis, a decision is taken. Also, all manuscripts will be submitted to analysis by plagiarism software as part of the evaluation process. When revision of the original is required, the manuscript will be returned to the corresponding author for modification. The authors will re-submitted a revised version with changes, and the Editor-in-Chief and reviewers will re-evaluate that. Currently, the editorial policy is committed to the double-blind peer review process in which authors and referees are kept anonymous during the review process. However, from May 2022, the reviewers will be asked if they permit their full name can be provided to the authors. It means that BJOS intends to adopt the open evaluation system of the manuscripts.

Contents of the manuscript are the authors' responsibility and do not reflect the opinion of the Editor-in-Chief or Editorial Board.

 

GALLERY PROOF

Galley proofs will be sent to the corresponding author by electronic mail in PDF format for final approval. Approval of galley proofs by the corresponding author should be returned with corrections, if necessary, within 48 hours. Corrections in the galley proofs should be restricted to minor mistakes that do not modify the manuscript’s content. If not returned within 48 hours, the Editor-in-Chief will consider the present version the final and not allow further modifications.

The inclusion of new authors is not allowed at this phase of the publication process.

The authors’ sole responsibility is to verify the proper use of their scientific names in the manuscript.

 

 

Ethics Statement

 

Human studies reports should include proof that the research was ethically conducted based on the Helsinki Declaration (World Medical Association). In addition, the approval protocol number issued by an Institutional Ethics Committee must be cited.

 

 

Conflict of interest

 

Declaration of interest: All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence their work. If there are no conflicts of interest, please state this: 'Conflicts of interest: none. Also, the reviewers should declare any conflict related to the authors or subject

 

 

Clinical Trial Registry, Observational Studies, Animal Studies, Genetically modified organisms, Gene record, microarray data, Clinical Report Cases

 
  • Clinical Trials must be reported according to the CONSORT Statement standard protocol (http://www.consort-statement.org/). The clinical trial registration number and the research record name will be published along with the article.
  • Observational studies should follow the STROBE guidelines (http://strobe-statement.org/), and the checklist must be submitted.
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses must follow PRISMA (http://www.prisma-statement.org/) or Cochrane protocols (http://www.cochrane.org/).
  • Manuscripts reporting animal studies should also include evidence that the research was ethically conducted, and the approved protocol number issued by the Ethics Institution Committee should be cited.
  • Manuscripts involving genetically modified organisms should include evidence that the research was approved by the Local National Technical Commission on Biosecurity.
  • If the research involves a gene record, new genetic sequences should be included in a public database before submission, and the access number should be provided to BJOS. Authors may use the following databases:

GenBank: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Genbank/submit

EMBL: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/embl/Submission/index.html

DDBJ: http://www.ddbj.nig.ac.jp

•    Manuscript submissions that include microarray data should include the information recommended by the Minimum Information About Microarray Experiments (http://www.mged.org/index.html) guidelines and/or describe, in the form of items, how the experimental details were submitted to one of the publicly available databases, such as:

ArrayExpress: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/

GEO: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/

•    Clinical Report Cases 

Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences follows the rules of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

BJOS does not encourage the publication of photographs of patients. Whenever indispensable for the comprehension of the article, written informed consent must be signed by the patient or respective caregiver, and patient details must be removed from the illustration.

 

 

Plagiarism and Editorial Misconduct

 

The Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences follows the Guide to good practices for strengthening ethics in a scientific publication edited by the SciELO Program. This follows standards and recommendations of ethical standards and responsibility in the scientific communication established by the national institutions and among which stand out: CSE, Equator Network, ICMJE, CNPq - Relatório da Comissão de Integridade de Pesquisa do CNPq, FAPESP. Code of good scientific practice. The Scielo Guide promotes integrity and transparency in the manuscript evaluation process.  Guide to good practices for strengthening ethics in a scientific publication. Also, all manuscripts will be submitted to a technical review for plagio analysis using Turnitin plagiarism software (https://turnitin.com) as part of the evaluation process. After that, the Editor-in-chief or associate editor checks the document provided by Turnitin, and if any problem is found, the manuscript is sent back to the author for adaptions or corrections. The maximum similarity accepted is 25%. The manuscript that does not meet this requirement will be returned to the corresponding author together with Turnitin´s report file. 

 

 

Preparing the manuscript evaluation policy

 

Manuscripts will be evaluated regarding presentation according to the instructions for authors and the presence of mandatory documents required for submission. Manuscripts that do not meet these requirements will be returned to the corresponding author for adaptations. The review and evaluation process of the manuscript's scientific content will only be initiated after meeting all requirements criteria described in the Instructions for authors. Manuscripts following the instructions to authors will be evaluated on their scientific merit and methods by at least two ad hoc referees, in a double-blinded review process, from different institutions of that the authors, besides the Editor-in-Chief.

If no consensus about the quality of the manuscript was not found between the reviewers, the manuscript might send to another review or Editorial Board, and after analysis, a decision is taken. Also, all manuscripts will be submitted for analysis by Turnitin´s plagiarism software as part of the evaluation process. When revision of the original is required, the manuscript will be returned to the corresponding author for modification. The authors will re-submit a revised version with changes, and the Editor-in-Chief and reviewers will re-evaluate that.

Our editorial policy is committed to the double-blind peer review process in which authors and referees are kept anonymous during the review process. Contents of the manuscript are the authors' responsibility and do not reflect the opinion of the Editor-in-Chief or Editorial Board.

 

 

Submission checklist

 

Submission Preparation Checklist  

As part of the submission process, authors must check their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors who do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it under consideration in another journal (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is 1.5 spacing in the 12-point font; employs italics rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points.
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