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

  • The submission has not been previously published or submitted for consideration by any other journal (or an explanation has been provided in the Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word format, which contains the full text of the manuscript, including tables, images or figures with their respective nuemration.
  • Whenever possible, URL addresses for bibliographic references should be provided.
  • The text is 1.15 spaced; 10 point font size; Typeface: Arial. Margins are 2.5 cm on all sides. Italics are used instead of underlining (except in URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures and tables are placed in the appropriate places in the text, instead of at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which appear in About the Journal.

The articles submitted to the Scientific Journal "Especialidades Odontológicas UG" must be original and unpublished and deal with topics related to the Stomatological and Public Health areas.

SUBMISSION OF THE MANUSCRIPT

The manuscript should be submitted in a letter addressed to the Editor-in-Chief of the Scientific Journal "Especialidades Odontológicas UG", signed by each of the authors, requesting the evaluation to be considered for publication. The letter should indicate:

That the manuscript is original and that all co-authors agree with its publication, that there are no conflicts of interest, and that they must authorize the corresponding author to represent them throughout the submission/publication process.

That the manuscript has not been published elsewhere and is not under consideration for publication by another journal.

That the content, data, information of the manuscript does not contain material copied from any other resource.

That the authors transfer print and electronic reproduction rights to the Journal and agree to comply with all the rules of the Journal, including formatting and any other relevant aspect.

The SENDING is made to the mail revista-eoug@ug.edu.ec, the following files should be included:

PDF with Letter from the authors

Word with the complete text of the manuscript, which must comply with the respective structure and standards, and must also include tables, graphs or figures within the text.

Additionally, all the individual files of the Tables, Graphs or Figures included in the manuscript in JPG format are attached.

OF THE ARTICLE

 

The article must belong to one of the following categories:

  • ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE
  • CASE REPORTS
  • LITERATURE REVIEW ARTICLE

The maximum number of authors per article is 4, detailing the information requested on the first page.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ARTICLES ACCORDING TO THEIR CATEGORY

The Revista Científica Especialidades Odontológicas UG accepts the following types of articles for publication:

Original Research Articles: includes research articles of laboratorial, biological and clinical nature. This type of manuscript has a limit of 2,500-4000 words, including Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusions. A maximum of 7 tables and/or figures may be included, the author is suggested to avoid unnecessary use of color. Additionally, a limit of 40 references is established.

Literature Review Article: These articles generally emphasize the development of innovative topics of high relevance to dentistry in the last five years. Systematic reviews of relevant topics may be submitted, and articles with meta-analysis should only be considered when a sufficient number of studies are available in journals with a high international impact factor. This type of article has a limit of 4,000 words, with a total of 7 figures and/or tables and no more than 60 references.

Clinical Case Reports: This type of article aims to report one or several clinical cases that use or develop innovative technologies/procedures or with clinical relevance for the area of Dentistry and its specialties. Case reports are encouraged to be supported by a concise literature review, including the most relevant information on the topic in the last 5 years. These articles are limited to 8,000 words (including literature review), or no more than 2,000 words (case report only) and a maximum of 50 references.

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

The article should be written in Spanish, in a Microsoft Word file, sent in ISO A4 size (212×297 mm), single-sided, Times New Roman font, font size 10, 1/ 1.5 space, with 2.5 cm margins on all sides.

TITLE PAGE

The title page (First page) should contain:

  • Title of the article in the original language (Spanish).
  • Title of the article in English,
  • Full names of the author(s): The names of the authors should be separated by a comma and should follow the following order: First and last names, followed by an Arabic numeral in superscript, calling the Title or Academic Degree and the author's institutional affiliation. E-mail address. ORCID code.

In a separate paragraph and preceded by the corresponding number in superscript, the highest Academic Degree obtained and the name of the institution or institutions to which the author is affiliated, ending with the name of the city and country where the institution is located, E-mail. Orcid code.

Correspondence: the name of the author in charge, address, postal code and e-mail address should be included; additionally, the telephone number can be included.

(Second page) It should contain the Abstract and Summary of the work, in addition to the complete development of the manuscript according to the following outline:

PRESENTATION OUTLINES

Original Research Articles:

Should contain the following sections:

  • Title Page:
  • Article Subject (Spanish-English)
  • (Authors' data, academic titles, institutional affiliation, e-mail)
  • Abstract
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results (Tables, graphs and figures)
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • References

The summary and abstract should be presented with a maximum length of 250 words. They should be written in a single paragraph and include the following subtitles: Objective, material and methods, results and conclusions, and at the end 3 to 6 key words should be added to help classify the article, placing the source (DeCS, BIREME or Mesh, NLM) in parentheses.

Case reports:

Should contain the following parts:

  • Title Page:
  • Article Subject (Spanish-English).
  • (Authors' data, academic degrees, institutional affiliation, e-mail)
  • Abstract
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Presentation of the case
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • References

The summary and abstract should not exceed 200 words. They should be written in a single paragraph. At the end, 3 key words or keywords should be added to help classify the article, placing the source in parentheses (DeCS, BIREME or Mesh, NLM).

Literature Review articles:

They should contain the following parts:

  • Title Page:
  • Article Subject (Spanish-English).
  • (Authors' data, academic titles, institutional affiliation, e-mail address)
  • Abstract
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Text of the article, which, if possible, should address the following sections: Concept. Epidemiology. Etiopathogenesis. Complementary tests. Diagnosis. Prognosis. Treatment.
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • References

KEY WORDS

The key words should be descriptors in Health Sciences (DECS), and in English in MeSH of PubMed.

TABLES, GRAPHS AND FIGURES

Tables

The same font should be used but smaller (7-8pt). The number should be indicated, followed by a brief heading. The table should be cited in the text.

Figures

Figures, graphs and photographs should be inserted within the Word file during the submission process. The number and heading should be indicated. Avoid three-dimensional graphics and unnecessary use of color. Send the material in 300 DPI.

BIBLIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES

References should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they are first mentioned in the text, tables and figure legends. It is recommended that Arabic numerals be used in superscript and without parentheses (VANCOUVER Standards).

Only those references consulted directly by the researcher should be included; citation citations (or second sources) should not be used.

Examples of the most commonly used references

  • Book

Author(s). Title. Volume. Edition. Place of publication: Publisher; year.

 

Laín Entralgo P. History of medicine. Barcelona: Ediciones científicas y técnicas; 1998.

  • Book chapter

Author/s of the chapter. Title of the chapter. In: Director/Coordinator/Literary editor of the book. Title of the book. Edition. Place of publication: Publisher; year. Chapter start page-chapter end page.

Rader DJ, Hobbs HH. Disorders of lipoprotein metabolism. In: Barnes PJ. Longo DL, Fauci AS, et al, editors. Harrison principles of internal medicine. Vol 2. 18th ed. Mexico: McGraw-Hill; 2012. p. 3145-3161.

  • Journal article

Authors of the article (6 max. aut. et al). Title of the article. Abbreviation of the journal. Year; Volume (number): pages.

Vitoria JC, Bilbao JR. New developments in celiac disease. An Pediatr. 2013;78(1):1-5.

  • Online journal article

Authors of the article (6 authors maximum et al). Title of the article. Abbreviation of the journal [Internet]. Year [date accessed]; Volume (number): pages. Available in: URL of the article.

Vitoria JC, Bilbao JR. New developments in celiac disease. An Pediatr [Internet]. 2013 [cited 14 Feb 2013];78(1):1-5. Available from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1695403312003815

For more information on article organization and VANCOUVER standards visit: http://www.icmje.org

CODE OF ETHICS AND STANDARD EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

The Revista Científica Especialidades Odontológicas UG follows the guidelines established by the "International Committee of Medical Journal Editors" (ICMJE), regarding the "Uniformity requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals", which are available at: http://www.icmje.org. In this regard, authors are suggested to read the document available at http://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf

In this regard, authors should:

Declare any conflict of interest and disclosure related to previous personal, financial or work relationships that could influence the way in which the results of the research to be published are presented. If there is any such declaration, it will be published in the manuscript in the section intended for that purpose.

Authors who detect an editing error in their published document have the right to complain to the editor in charge, offering the necessary and substantiated information so that corrections can be made. 

The persons declared as authors must have participated in the preparation of the articles, so that they can publicly assume responsibility for their content. Qualification as an author should involve: a) the conception, delineation or analysis and interpretation of the data, b) the drafting of the article or its critical revision, and c) the approval of the version to be published.

Compliance with the ethical standards concerning the publication of research publications involving human subjects is the sole responsibility of the authors and should be in accordance with the principles contained in the Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association (1964, reformulated in 1975, 1983, 1989, 1989, 1996 and 2000). To this effect, the author must declare the pertinent information in the Material and Methods section, in addition to attaching the corresponding endorsements, records and other documents authorizing the research process on which the article is based.

Failure to comply with any of these rules will imply immediate rejection of the proposal or retraction of the publication if it is discovered once it is available in the corresponding issue.

Peer reviewers must:

Preserve the anonymous nature of this stage of the editorial process and declare any conflict of interest with respect to the content of the assigned article, which could be related to political, ideological, philosophical or other positioning, in addition to possible link at any time with the institution that constitutes the research environment declared in the document.

Maintain a respectful and professional attitude in relation to the proposal to which a critical analysis is made. The review will be objective and scientifically based. Suggestions and remarks will be made in a constructive manner in order to improve the proposal.

The use of the formats established by the editorial structures are mandatory and their completion will include all the data requested and arguments that are accurate, in addition to reporting all potential ethical violations in which the authors may be incurring.

The reviewers will try to comply with the times established by the editorial structures of the Revista Científica Especialidades Odontológicas UG, will maintain the confidentiality status of their evaluations and the content of the assigned manuscripts, and will not involve third parties.

The violation of the regulations would imply a situational analysis by the editorial board of the Revista Científica Especialidades Odontológicas UG, with the purpose of taking measures that could go from the cancellation of the evaluation to the separation of the team of reviewers.

The Editor will have the duty to:

Keep authors informed about the progress of the editorial process in relation to their manuscripts, establishing objective decisions based on technical criteria and prioritizing the interests of science, the target audience and the Revista Científica Especialidades Odontológicas UG.

Participate in the analysis of ethical violations of authors, reviewers or other editors, to establish fair measures in this regard. As well as in making corrections or requesting apologies for certain editorial errors, when necessary.

Respect the confidentiality of all the information handled related to the authors, the particular editorial process of each article and about any issue that requires the authorization of the individuals involved.

Comply with established regulations regarding conflicts of interest, maintaining an ethical attitude. COPE mentions that the most frequent reasons why an editor may be excused from taking part in the processing of an article are:

  • Collaborating with any author, current or recent.
  • Having published with an author during the last 5 years.
  • Having had grants with an author, currently or recently.
  • Having a personal relationship with an author, which may detract from the objective conduct of the editorial process related to a manuscript.

Editorial board members who do not follow the established regulations will be sanctioned according to the seriousness of the situation, and may be removed from their functions in extreme cases.

AUTHORS' CONTRIBUTION STATEMENT

The authors of each manuscript submitted to the Revista Científica Especialidades Odontológicas UG should send in their cover letter, a statement of authors' contribution, that is, detailing the participation that the members of the manuscript had in its preparation, indicating in the sections (Introduction, Analysis, Results, Conclusions, etc) that each one collaborated.

FINANCING

The authors of each manuscript submitted to the Revista Científica Especialidades Odontológicas UG should include in their cover letter, the indication or not of having received funding from any public or private institution for the elaboration of the research work, as well as detailing the dates of funding and information considered relevant.

PROTECTION OF PATIENTS' RIGHT TO PRIVACY

Identifying information should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, ultrasound scans, CT scans, etc., and genealogies, unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian, when applicable) gives informed consent for publication. Authors should remove patients' names from the figures unless they have obtained informed consent from the patients. The journal abides by ICMJE guidelines:

1) Authors, not journals or the publisher, should obtain the patient consent form prior to publication and have the form properly filed. Consent forms should not be uploaded with the cover letter or emailed to editorial or editorial offices.

2) If the manuscript contains images of patients that preclude anonymity, or a description that has an obvious indication of the patient's identity, a statement about obtaining informed consent from the patient should be indicated in the manuscript.

When experiments were performed on human subjects, indicate whether the procedures meet ethical standards established in advance, reviewed by an "ad hoc" committee of the institution where the study was performed, or in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki (1975 and revised in 1983) https://www.wma.net/policies-post/wma-declaration-of-helsinki-ethical-principles-for-medical-research-involving-human-subjects/.

If the research presented has required an Informed Consent, a copy of this should be added to the manuscript as an attachment to the letter of acceptance of the corresponding Ethics Committee (University / Research Institute / Ministry of Public Health of Ecuador), as well as mentioning this approval in the manuscript.

MANUSCRIPT PROCESSING AND PUBLICATION COSTS

The Revista Científica Especialidades Odontológicas UG does not charge any fee 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.

ATTITUDES THAT IMPLY IMMEDIATE REJECTION

  • That the article is sent for publication to different journals simultaneously and it is confirmed (works whose content has been partially published as abstract in congresses/conferences, among others, will be allowed).
  • Plagiarism of the article is evidenced.
  • That the author does not respond to the modifications in a timely manner without cause.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Authors submitting articles to the Journal are obliged to declare any possible conflict of interest. Conflicts of interest are those that could be considered or could be 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 on the ICMJE form for disclosure of potential conflicts of interest at http://www.icmje.org/conflicts-of-interest/

PEER REVIEW EDITORIAL PROCESS

Original articles undergo an appropriate peer-review, which takes place 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:

  • The article is accepted without changes.
  • The article is accepted with minor changes.
  • The article is accepted if the authors agree to make substantial changes to the original manuscript.
  • 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.

MANUSCRIPT EVALUATION FORM

PLAGIARISM VERIFICATION (PLAGIARISM POLICY)

The editorial committee will submit all research papers to the scrutiny of at least one of the following specialized plagiarism detection software programs.

The Plagiarism Checker: Allows a Google search of large blocks of text, which is easier than cutting and pasting sentence after sentence.

Víper: It is a software, so it is more than a Web-based tool. It offers some advantages, such as being able to compare side-by-side, submitted text against potentially plagiarized text.

PAIRWise: It can compare two documents while searching the Internet for similar documents. It is designed for institutional use and performs searches on large servers.

Duplichecker: Allows you to submit texts to search engines, both whole documents and extracts.

OPEN ACCESS POLICY

The contents of the Revista Científica Especialidades Odontológicas UG, will be under a Creative Commons license (CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0) by which you can share, copy, distribute, perform and publicly communicate the work, under the following conditions:

- Attribution - You must acknowledge the credits of the work, i.e. authorship and full citation of its publication, at least that of its printed version.

- Adapt - transform and work based on the material displayed.

- Sharing - copy and redistribute the material by any means.

PRIVACY STATEMENT

Names and e-mail addresses entered in this journal will be used exclusively for the purposes stated in this journal and will not be provided to third parties or for use for other purposes.

COPYRIGHT

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.

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Authors are free to share, copy, distribute, perform and publicly communicate the version of the work published in Investigación, Tecnología e Innovación, acknowledging its publication in this journal.

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

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