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

Instructions to authors


Odontoestomatología is the biannual, official scientific publication of the School of Dentistry, Universidad de la República, published by the Publications Department. The following unpublished articles are accepted: research, state-of-the-art, clinical cases and of institutional interest. They can include translations or scientific articles published elsewhere, with prior written consent of the editorial committee.
Odontostomatología editors will evaluate the acceptance of pre-prints that are registered in pre-print servers.

Ethical standards

Odontoestomatología suscribes to Committee on Publications Ethics (COPE). Papers including results obtained through human research must comply with the Uruguayan legal framework in force, within the Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association (WMA), and the specific legislation of the country where the research was conducted, if applicable. The manuscripts should clearly state how informed consent from the participants in the study was obtained in the methodology section, as well as the approval of the research protocol by the corresponding institutional, regional or national ethics committee. When clinical cases are presented, authors can include identifying photographs only if patients have given their consent. 

Access policy

This is an open access journal. Full-text and free versions of the articles are available on-line, in English and Spanish, without an embargo period, and editorial and translation expenses are not borne by authors, who can have the final version of their work after publication (post printed) and disseminate its contents provided that Odontoestomatología with Creative Commons NC 4.0 international license, the original source of publication, is mentioned. Starting 2017 we process the DOI for all papers.

Review process
Once we receive the manuscripts they are carried out a preliminary assessment to verify compliance with the formal requirements of the journal and not to have similarities and plagiarism. Odontostomatology corresponds to the category of doubly arbitrated by local and foreign experts (double-blinded). The arbitration process is calculated culminated three months of shipment, depending on the settings suggested by the peer-reviewers . At that time is confirmed to the author in that issue of the journal will be published.
Each evaluator will have twenty days to send their evaluation with the following components:
-structure according to current standards,
-content and redaction.

Reviewers may be Uruguayan or non-Uruguayan and shall remain objective and keep the papers confidential.
They may contribute their knowledge and suggest other relevant papers already published which have not been included in the paper.  Reviewers may accept the manuscript with or without changes, send it to a new revision or advise its rejection If two reviewers disagree on whether to accept or reject a paper, the editors shall send the paper to a third reviewer for its evaluation.
They are requested to evaluate the manuscript about similarities and / or plagiarism. In case of doubt, the plagiarism detection system Similarity check is used.
The peer-review process is calculated completed three months after submission, depending on the adjustments suggested by the reviewers. At that time the author is confirmed in which number of the journal will be the paper published.

Manuscripts must be sent electronically 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, institutional affiliation and contribution of each author. Only persons which contributted with some of this items should be considered as authors of the article.
1) conception and study design name,
2) data acquisition,
3) data analysis,
4) result discussion,
5) writing the manuscript postal address,
6) approval of the final version of the manuscript.

Example M. L. has contributed in 1,2,3,4,5,6; email, and telephone number of correspondence author; conflict of interest statement; source of funding and approval by the Ethics Committee if applicable.

b) Article requirements: 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).

Characteristics of the original

The papers must be written in spanish, clearly and concisely, using academic vocabulary that is simple and straightforward, without footnotes withouth annexes or appendices. Main elements:

Title page:
    Title languages: Spanish, English and Portuguese, avoiding the use of     abbreviations, short title (if applicable);
    Abstract (Spanish, English and Portuguese) which should not exceed 150 words,  highlighting methods, most important results and main conclusions.
    Keywords (Spanish,  English and Portuguese) 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.

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

    In addition, at the end of the manuscript, before the references, authors must include a section entitled "Data availability", where it will be reported if the data set is available and, if so, where to access it. In the event that the research data is on a server, it must be declared within the article as: "the data set that supports the results of this study are available at...".

If the data is in the article, this sentence will be placed:
“The entire data set supporting the results of this study was published in the article itself.”
Otherwise, authors must include before the references a sentence stating the following: "the data set that supports the results of this study are not available."

    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 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.

    In-text citations must include superscript Arabic numerals between brackets (1),(2-5)  and the references must be numbered and presented in Vancouver Style. The number of references is limited according to the type of manuscript presented: for original articles up to 30 references, for bibliographic or systematic reviews up to 50 references and for clinical cases 15 references. If properly justified, exceptions to this rule will be studied.

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

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