The Scientific Journal Dental Specialties UG is edited and directed by the Pilot School of Dentistry of the University of Guayaquil. Currently the journal is indexed in the following databases: DOAJ, LATINDEX CATALOG 2.0, AmeliCA, OAJI, Periodica, Dialnet, MIAR, REDIB, Google Scholar, CrossRef.


The Revista Científica Especialidades Odontológicas UG is a digital media that aims to publish original scientific articles related to the area of health sciences. It is oriented to researchers, students and teachers who are dedicated to the subject of dentistry and general aspects of health sciences, therefore research articles, case presentations, opposition articles and systematic reviews that promote critical and analytical thinking in readers to expand their knowledge about health sciences and dentistry are disseminated.


The Revista Científica Especialidades Odontológicas UG publishes articles in all fields of stomatology and public health. We consider unpublished and original manuscripts focused on providing critical and innovative data and information, in addition to the promotion of high quality clinical, academic and scientific research.

Original Research Articles based on experimental design of laboratory, biological and/or clinical origin will be prioritized, while Literature Reviews and Clinical Case Reports should provide potential relevance in the area. The Revista Científica Especialidades Odontológicas UG will follow, as far as possible, the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) regarding the review of best practices and ethical standards in the conduct and presentation of research reports and other materials published in medical and/or dental journals.


The journal presents a quarterly report of the flow of entries to its website, where the interactions of users in the review of published manuscripts will be visualized. This information can be verified HERE



Health - Dentistry:

  • Oral Rehabilitation
  • Orthodontics
  • Endodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Implantology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • General Dentistry

Semiannual. Two issues per year: January/June, published the first half of January and July-December, published the first half of July.

ISSN: 2600-576X


University of Guayaquil. Ecuador

DOI: 10.53591/eoug


The Revista Científica Especialidades Odontológicas UG is an OPEN ACCESS journal for everyone which means that the exposed content is free for everyone and institutions, users can read, download, print, copy and distribute the articles in a legal way without prior information to the author or the editors of the journal; the articles published in the journal can be accessed by the public via the web and the authors maintain the copyright of their articles.

It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonComderivatives 4.0 license which allows to Share : copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.


Original articles are submitted to an appropriate peer-review, which is developed in several phases.

Initially, the Editor-in-Chief receives the article and performs a first reading to determine whether the topic developed is within the scope of the journal. Subsequently, the format of the article is evaluated to verify that it complies with all specifications, including an evaluation of structure and originality (plagiarism avoidance policies), as indicated in the Norms for Authors. If any anomaly is detected or if it is found that the article does not comply with any of the aforementioned conditions, the Editor-in-Chief may decide to return the manuscript for modification or reject it without the right to appeal.

Once this first phase is completed, the Editor-in-Chief will assign the article, under the double-blind modality, to an Associate Editor, two members of the Editorial Committee and two external reviewers from our International Scientific Committee, or to recognized international experts. Based on the reviewers' reports, the Editor-in-Chief and the Associate Editor decide the status of the article among the following options:

  1. A) The article is accepted without changes.
  2. B) The article is accepted with minor changes.
  3. C) The article is accepted if the authors agree to make substantial changes to the original manuscript.
  4. D) The article is rejected with no possibility of resubmission.

Once the corrected article (or with its due appeals) has been resubmitted to the journal, the designated Associate Editor performs a second review of the document, to ensure that all corrections have been made. In case the author(s) decide to appeal any modification, such appeal will be considered by the Editor-in-Chief and the Associate Editor. Afterwards, the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Committee will make the final evaluation, communicating the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript, being this final decision unappealable. The total time of the process can take between 6-12 weeks. Please note that our rejection rate is approximately 55%.

The Revista Científica Especialidades Odontológicas UG, being an Open Access publication, allows the articles in its editorial version to be archived or the authors to make them available on the web and/or institutional repositories after their online publication.



The advance of information technologies has transformed the way in which research and development of science are communicated. One of the principles that sustain and support original and novel scientific production is the fact of using previous studies to support, justify and interpret new research. Open access to information ensures new opportunities to consult information and to ensure the dissemination of new scientific results. The open access policy of the Revista Científica Especialidades Odontológicas UG aims to take advantage of the potential for knowledge production and dissemination of progress in the dental field. Advances in oral health specialties are made possible through the provision of scientific and medical content that is offered through free access to the journal and at the same time enhances greater visibility at the national and international level.

For these reasons our journal aims to ensure that the results of dental research and related to the field of health, achieve greater availability and audience immediately and free of charge, promoting accessibility and a greater enrichment of global and scientific knowledge exchange.

The Revista Científica Especialidades Odontológicas UG, provides open access to its content, based on the principle that offering the public free access to research helps a greater global exchange of knowledge, and will be under a Creative Commons license (CC-BY-NC.ND).



The Revista Científica Especialidades Odontológicas UG does not charge for the submission, evaluation and publication of submitted articles. The publication does not generate any cost for authors and readers, since the University of Guayaquil assumes the expenses related to editing, management and publication. Peer reviewers do not receive any economic retribution for their valuable contribution.


This journal uses the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archive among participating libraries. The system allows the creation of permanent archives of the journal for preservation and restoration purposes.

The journal is also part of the PKP Preservation Network, which provides preservation for any OJS journal.

Finally, the articles are preserved at the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Guayaquil. Ecuador.


The opinions expressed by the authors are their sole responsibility and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Editorial Board of the REVISTA CIENTÍFICA ESPECIALIDADES ODONTOLÓGICAS UG.

Mention of the trade name of certain products does not imply that the REVISTA CIENTÍFICA ESPECIALIDADES ODONTOLÓGICAS UG endorses, recommends or prefers them to others that are not mentioned.


The Editorial Board of the REVISTA CIENTÍFICA ESPECIALIDADES ODONTOLÓGICAS UG has established as an editorial policy that articles submitted to the journal for publication evaluation will be submitted to a plagiarism detection software (The Plagiarism Checker, Víper, PAIRWise, Duplichecker or Urkund).

Only articles with up to a maximum of 10% of coincidences with other publications will be accepted, as long as the coincidence is not composed entirely of several consecutive paragraphs.

Articles that exceed this percentage will be returned to the author with the corresponding report so that the author can make the respective corrections and, if the author deems it convenient, he/she can send it back to the REVISTA CIENTÍFICA ESPECIALIDADES ODONTOLÓGICAS UG for a new evaluation.


The Scientific Journal Especialidades Odontologicas UG is governed by the international standards published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). In turn, it is based on the Best Practice Guide for Editors of Scientific Journals and the Publication Ethics Resource Kit (PERK), developed by the Elsevier publishing group, in order to ensure transparency both in the publication of contributions and in the associated conflict resolution procedures.

The editorial team of the Revista Científica Especialidades Odontológicas UG will ensure that all parties (editors, peer reviewers and authors) fully follow ethical standards throughout the editorial process.


To avoid research misconduct:

  • Research fraud
  • Improper experimentation with or on animals and humans.

 To avoid serious professional misconduct:

  • Plagiarism
  • Simultaneous submissions, duplicate publication
  • Conflict of interest
  • Authorship disputes
  • Fragmentation

Peer reviewers

  • Declare conflicts of interest or disqualifications
  • Strictly adhere to the policies of the journal's review process
  • Respond to requests and submit evaluations on time
  • Make a methodical and rigorous evaluation, as expected, given the peer reviewer's level of expertise.
  • Respect the confidentiality of information related to the editorial process.

For detailed guidelines for peer reviewers, please consult this address


  • Guarantee the transparency of the contributions and the evaluation and publication processes.
  • Guarantee the objective dialogue and confidentiality of the parties involved in the editorial process.
  • Respond promptly and respectfully to questions and notifications.
  • Ensure compliance with international standards of ethics, research and publication in all scientific and editorial processes related to the journal.

You can access the Code of Conduct and Best Practices for Editors of Scientific Journals developed by COPE here.

This journal provides free and immediate access to its content under the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater exchange of global knowledge.

Authors who publish in the Revista Científica Especialidades Odontológicas UG are aware of and accept the following conditions:

Authors retain the copyright of the works, and grant Revista Científica Especialidades Odontológicas UG the right of first publication of the work, under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonComderivatives 4.0  international license that allows third parties to share the work as long as its author and Its first publication is indicated in this journal.

Authors retain the copyright and grant Revista Científica Especialidades Odontológicas UG the right to publish the work through the channels it deems appropriate.

Authors are free to share, copy, distribute, perform and publicly communicate the version of the work published in the Revista Científica Especialidades Odontológicas UG, acknowledging its publication in this journal.

Authors are authorized to disseminate their work electronically once it is accepted for publication.


The works are licensed:

Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

You are free to:

Share : copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution : you must give proper credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests that the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • Non-commercial: you may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • No derivatives : if you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.


Authors submitting articles to the Revista Científica Especialidades Odontologicas UG must declare any possible conflict of interest. Conflicts of interest are those that could be considered or seen as unduly influencing the submission, review and publication of your work with a financial, non-financial, professional or personal conflict. An example can be downloaded at ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest at


All publications of the Portal of Scientific Journals of the University of Guayaquil, incorporate OAI-PMH (Open Archive Initiative-Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) interoperability protocols that allow their contents to be harvested by other distribution systems, such as digital repositories and harvesters, and thus obtain different formats for metadata.

Protocol: OAI-PMH Version 2.0.

Metadata format: Dublin Core; MARC; MARC21; RFC1807



The Revista Científica Especialidades Odontológicas UG reminds that in any case of complaint, denunciation or suggestion it is necessary to send it officially to the editor in chief and the editorial board to the following e-mails:  or

Every complaint received will be seriously investigated in accordance with our statement of negligence. Look out for our confirmation email in which we will describe how your complaint was investigated.

If your complaint is for scientific misconduct, be sure to refer to our item : Publication ethics and Malpractice Statement.



Research Department of the Pilot School of Dentistry of the University of Guayaquil. Kennedy Av. and Delta Av. Ecuador.