ISSN 1688-9339 online version
ISSN 0797-0374 
printed version
ISSN 2301-1947 (Ed. in english)


Manuscrip form, preparation and submission
Referee system


Manuscrip form, preparation and submission

a)      Manuscrip form, preparation and submission (person who should be sent, address and mail).

Manuscripts must be sent electronically to the Publications Department, School of Dentistry, Universidad de la República, to, following these guidelines: a) Publication request including: article title in Spanish and English; full name of each author —one per line— numbered with superscript numerals, ORCID number and institutional affiliation; name, postal address, email, and telephone number of main author; conflict of interest statement; source of funding and approval by the Ethics Committee if applicable. b) Article requirements: b) The work must be submitted in Word, A4 page size, 25 mm margins, Arial or Verdana 11, or Calibri 12 font type and size, double spaced; the pages must be numbered consecutively. Review works should not exceed 18 pages, research papers 15 pages and clinical cases 12 pages (not including references). In no case should the names of the authors or their affiliations be included in this manuscript (they must be included in the publication request).

Papers accepted for publication in Spanish will be translated into English by a professional advised by the Editorial Board and the final approval of the authors. 

Paper characteristics - The papers must be written in Spanish, clearly and concisely, using academic vocabulary that is simple and straightforward, without footnotes and unnecessary fragmentation of the text through annexes or appendices.. 

1) First Page:

Title, Spanish and English, avoiding the use of abbreviations, short title (if applicable); Abstract (Spanish and English) which should not exceed 150 words, highlighting methods, most important results and main conclusions. Keywords (Spanish and English) should include terms listed in the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and the Health Science Descriptors (DeCS), In the case of research, the place where the study was conducted must be included.

2) Structure:

Research works must have the following sections: introduction and background, methods, results, discussion, conclusions and references. Review or state-of-the-art papers must have the following sections: introduction, review and the method used to obtain the data, development, discussion, conclusions and references. The presentation of clinical cases must be organized as follows: introduction, background, description, discussion, conclusions and references.


3) Illustrations:

Charts, graphs, tables, drawings or photographs should be included in the manuscript, in the section the author deems appropriate. They should be numbered correlatively, and if necessary, they must have brief explanatory descriptions. It is not allowed to reproduce illustrations that have already been published in other books or journals without the author’s express authorization. 


b)     References (examples).

In-text citations must include superscript Arabic numerals between brackets(1), (2-5). They must be presented as follows (Vancouver Style Guide, 2014): 

Journal papers

All author’s surnames and inicials of names. Paper title. Journal abbreviation. Year; volume and issue number between parenthesis: number of the first and final pages.

Ex.: Wilbur O. Alternate occlusal schemes. J. Prosth. Dent. 1991; 65 (1): 54-5.


Author’s surname and inicials of names. Book title. Edition. City of publication: Publisher; Year. Pages.

Ex.:Dawson P. Evaluación, diagnóstico y tratamiento de los problemas oclusales. Barcelona: Salvat; 1991. 250p.


Book chapter

Chapter’s author/s. Chapter’s title. In: Author’s surname and inicials of names Book title. Edition. City of publication: Publisher; Year. First anf final pages.

 Ex.: Carranza, FA. Diagnóstico, pronóstico y tratamiento. En: Periodoncia Clínica de Glickman. 7ed. México: Interamericana, 1993. p31-75

Congresses, conferences, seminaries

Author’, Work title. In: Number and Congress title. Place and date.

Ex.:Rattner, D. Subsidios para a avaliação da qualidade no processo de assitencia ao parto. En: III Congreso Brasileiro de Epidemiología. Salvador de Bahía. Brasil. April 24-28, 1995. p12-18

Materials on internet

Books on internet

Authors, Paper title [on line], City of publication, Editor; Publication date [access date: ]. Available in:
Ex.:Otero M. J, Otero I, JI. Manual de bioseguridad en odontología.[en línea] Lima: sl, 2002. Fecha de acceso: 29 de marzo de 2011. Disponible en:


Journal papers on internet

Authors, Paper title.  Journal title abbreviation [on line] Year, volume (issue number): pp. Access date: Available in: url.

Ex.: Bruggeman OM et al. Dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever epidemics in Brazil: what research is needed based on tremds, surveillance, and control experiences? Cad Saude Publica [en línea] 2005; 21(5):pp. Fecha de acceso: 18 de diciembre de 2011. Disponible en:



c)      Referee system


Odontoestomatología is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal. Each paper will be considered by the Publication Department and the referees appointed to the case, which may accept with or without changes, sending a second review or reject it. The order of publication will not be chronological, but shall be subject to editorial discretion in force for each issue of the journal. Editors should receive a detailed answer from the authors on each reviews product and suggestions of the referee process


             Referees will appreciate:

-          originality,

-          relevance,

-          structure, 

-          pertinence

-          content

-          redaction

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