About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences, published by the Piracicaba Dental School – UNICAMP, is an international non-profit open-access online journal. The primary goal of the Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences is to publish the outcomes of original investigations as well as reviews, short communications, and letters to the editor in the field of Dentistry and related disciplines. The Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences is committed in publishing the scientific and technologic advances achieved by the dental community, according to the quality indicators and peer reviewed material, with the objective of assuring its acceptability at the local, regional, national and international levels.

Whilst every effort is made by the publishers and Editorial Board to make sure that no inaccurate or misleading opinion or statement appears in this Journal, they wish to make clear that the opinions expressed in the article, correspondence and advertisement herein are responsibility of the contributor, author or advertiser. Accordingly, the publishers, the Editorial Board and their respective employees, offices and agents accept no liability whatsoever for the consequences of any inaccurate or misleading opinion or statement.

Peer Review Process

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 that do not meet these requirements will be returned to the corresponding author for modifications. Manuscripts in accordance with the instructions will be appreciated in their scientific merit and methods by at least two referees, in a double blinded process, from different institutions of that of the authors, besides the Editor-in-Chief. If no consensus between the reviewers is found, the manuscript should be sent to another review or Editorial Board, and after analysis, a decision will be taken. When revision of the original is required, the manuscript will be returned to the corresponding author for modifications. A revised version with modifications will be re-submitted by the corresponding author, and that will be re-evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief and reviewers.

Our editorial policy is committed with 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.

Publication Frequency

Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences is a internationally distributed scientific journal that uses the continuous publication nature.

Open Access Policy

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.

Qualis-CAPES Evaluation

Ethical principles and registration of clinical trials

Experimental procedures in humans and animals.

The Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences reassures the principles incorporated in the Helsinky Declaration and insists that all research involving human beings, in the event of publication in this journal, be conducted in conformity with such principles and others specified in the respective ethics committees of authors' institution. In the case of experiments with animals, such ethical principles must also be followed. When surgical procedures in animals were used, the authors should present, in the Material and methods section, evidence that the dose of a proper substance was adequate to produce anesthesia during the entire surgical procedure. All experiments conducted in human or animals must accompany a description, in the Material and methods section, that the study was approved by the respective Ethics Committee of authors' affiliation and provide the number of the protocol approval. The Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board reserve the right to refuse manuscripts that show no clear evidence that the methods used were not appropriate for experiments in humans or animals.

Clinical Trial Registration - International Standard

Randomized Controlled Trial Number (ISRCTN)
The Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences supports the policies of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) for the registration of clinical trials. The journal recognizes the importance of such initiatives for the registration and international publication of clinical studies with an open access. Therefore, the Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences will publish only those clinical trials that have previously received an identification number, the ISRCTN, validated by the criteria established by the WHO and ICMJE. The WHO defines clinical trials as "any research study that prospectively assigns human participants or groups of humans to one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects on health outcomes. Interventions include but are not restricted to drugs, cells and other biological products, surgical procedures, radiologic procedures, devices, behavioral treatments, process-of-care changes, preventive care, etc".

In order to register a clinical trial, please access one the following addresses:

Register in the Clinicaltrials.gov
URL: http://prsinfo.clinicaltrials.gov/

Register in the International Standard Randomized Controlled Trial Number (ISRCTN)
URL: http://www.controlled-trials.com/


For reviewers

 The BJOS uses the double-blinded review process and respects the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers (http://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines) to guarantee the integrity of the scholarly record. Taking into consideration the COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines (http://publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct) we strive for the following rules for the reviewing process:

  • Any known conflict of interest should be promptly reported to the editor.
  • Acceptance of reviewing a manuscript implies that the reviewer does not have any collaboration/relationship with the authors.
  • All the content into the manuscript should the kept under confidential nature and should not be shared with colleagues or used by its own under any condition.
  • Reviews should be impartial and objective in nature.
  • Polite language is imperative.
  • Personal criticism and depreciatory comments should not be used. Please use words that you (as an author) would like to hear.
  • Reviewer’s point of view should be guided by a well-defined argument and referenced as necessary.
  • Reviews can not be transferred to a colleague without editor’s agreement.
  • BJOS has the right to remove any reviewer who does not follow these above-mentioned rules.




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