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Author Guidelines

Correspondence, when applicable, should be addressed to:


A/C Altair A. Del Bel Cury, Editor-in-Chief

Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba - UNICAMP

Avenida Limeira, 901

CEP: 13.414-903 – Piracicaba, SP - Brasil

Phone: +55 (19) 2106-5706

Fax: +55 (19) 2106-5218

E-mail: brjorals@unicamp.br

Website: http://www.fop.unicamp.br/bjos .



Manuscripts and all corresponding documentation should be exclusively submitted via the online submission link: http://www.fop.unicamp.br/bjos .



The Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences, published by the Piracicaba Dental School – UNICAMP, is an international non-profit 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 to publishing the scientific and technologic advances achieved by the dental community, according to the quality indicators and peer-reviewed material, to assure its acceptability at the local, regional, national and international levels.

 While 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 the responsibility of the contributor, author or advertiser. Accordingly, the publishers, the Editorial Board, and their respective employees, officers and agents accept no liability whatsoever for the consequences of any inaccurate or misleading opinion or statement. 

Submissions of case reports (including case series and clinical protocols) are no longer accepted by The Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences and review manuscripts (including systematic reviews) can only be submitted under the editor's invitation

This Journal adopts Creative Commons license CC-BY:

"This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. CC-BY is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials."



There is no fee to authors for submitting to the Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences nor Article Processing Charge (APC).



The manuscript sent for publication must be original and the simultaneous submission to another journal, either national or international, is not allowed. The Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences shall retain the copyright of all manuscript published, including translations, yet allowing future reproduction as a transcription, provided the source is mentioned correctly.

Only manuscript written in the English language shall be accepted, and the authors are fully responsible for the texts, citations, and references.

The Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences has the right to submit all manuscripts to the Editorial Board, which is fully authorized to settle the convenience of their acceptance, or return them to the authors with suggestions for modifications in the text and/or for adaptation to the editorial rules of the Journal. In this case, the manuscript will be re-evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board.

The concepts stated in the manuscript published are the full responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board.

The dates of receipt of the original manuscript will be indicated in the occasion of its publication.



Manuscripts will be evaluated regarding presentation according to the instructions for authors and the presence of mandatory documents required for submission. Manuscripts that do not meet these requirements will be returned to the corresponding author for adaptations.

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 following the instructions to authors will be evaluated on their scientific merit and methods by at least two ad hoc referees from different institutions of that of the authors, besides the Editor-in-Chief.

Also, all manuscripts will be submitted to analysis by a plagiarism software as part of the evaluation process.

When revision of the original is required, the manuscript will be returned to the corresponding author for modification. A revised version with modifications will be re-submitted by the authors, and that will be re-evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board.

Authors and referees will be 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.



Galley proofs will be sent to the corresponding author by electronic mail in PDF format for final approval.

Approval of galley proofs by the corresponding author should be returned with corrections, if necessary, within 48 hours.

Corrections in the galley proofs should be restricted to minor mistakes that do not modify the content of the manuscript.

If not returned within 48 hours, the Editor-in-Chief will consider the present version the final and will not allow further modifications.

Inclusion of new authors is not allowed at this phase of the publication process.

It is the sole responsibility of the authors to verify the proper use of their scientific names in the manuscript.



 Structure of the manuscript

Title page – (must be submitted as a supplementary file - Title Page - through the online submission system) which should contain only:

  • Title of the manuscript in English.
  • Names of the authors in direct order with their respective degrees, affiliations and institutions.
  • Full address of the corresponding author, to whom all correspondence should be addressed, including fax and phone number as well as e-mail address.
  • The ORCID number of the corresponding author should be provided.
  • On a separate page, the participation of each author must be justified and should meet the authorship and co-authorship criteria adopted by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors: http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/roles-and- responsibilities/defining-the-role-of-authors-and-contributors.html


Main Text

Original Research Articles are assembled in the following sections:

  1. Title and subtitle, if necessary
  2. Structured abstract and keywords
  3. Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion and Conclusion
  4. References
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Tables
  7. Figure legends
  8. Figures, Images

The trade name of material used must be followed by the manufacturer, city, state and country, within parentheses upon first mention. All abbreviations must be explained at first mention.


Title Page

This page should contain:

  • Informative and concise title: The title should be limited to a maximum of 110 characters, including spaces. It should describe the article's content specifically, clearly and concisely, and MUST NOT contain commercial names of products.
  • Author(s)' full name(s), degrees, institutional/professional affiliation, including university (or other institution), department, city, state, and country. Data of institutional/professional affiliation should be presented according to internal citation norms established by each author’s institution.
  • Name and address of the author responsible for correspondence (corresponding author), including phone number, e-mail address and ORCID number.

We recommend that authors collect the names present in the Cover Letter with the profile created in to the site registration to avoid discrepancies.



  • The abstract should be presented as a single structured paragraph limited to 250 words, and should clearly state the aim, methods, results, and conclusions drawn from the study (but with no subdivisions into sections).



  • The authors should provide 3 (three) to 5 (five) main descriptors chosen from the keywrods registred at MeSH (Medical Subject Headings (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh) or DeCS (Health Sciences Descriptors (http://decs.bvs.br).
  • Authors must use periods to separate the keywords, which must have the first letter of the first word in capital letters Ex: Dental Materials. Inlays. Clinical Trial. Orthodontics, Preventive.



The relevance of the study and its relation with other published works in the same line of research or field should be addressed. Authors should identify its limitations and possible biases and the objective and the working hypothesis of the study should be concisely stated at the end of this section.



  • The characteristics of the material pertinent to the research subject should be presented.
  • The experimental, analytical and statistic methods should be described concisely, but in sufficient detail to allow others to recreate the work.
  • Information from manufacturers or suppliers of products, equipment, or software must be explicit when first mentioned in this section (manufacturer’s name, city, and country). The computer programs and statistical methods must also be specified.
  • The trade names of techniques, products or scientific and clinical equipment should only be cited in the “Methodology” and “Acknowledgments” sections (according to each case), except when the objective of the work is to compare products or specific systems. Generic names should be used in the remainder of the manuscript, including the title.
  • Manuscripts containing radiographs, microradiographs, or SEM images must include information regarding radiation source, filters, and kV levels.



The results should be presented in the same order as the experiment was performed. The important observations should be emphasized and statistical data must be reported. Text, tables and figures should not be repetitive. Statistically relevant results should be presented with enclosed corresponding p values.



Tables must be numbered and cited consecutively in the main text, in Arabic numerals and must be submitted separately from the text in DOC or DOCX format.



In this section, the study results must be discussed and related to the work hypothesis and to relevant literature. It should relate the author’s observations and confront the results (similarities and differences) to similar studies found in the literature, providing explanations for the possible findings and differences. In addition, it must detect the limitations of the study design and make suggestions for future research.



Financial support by government agencies should be acknowledged as well as technical assistance or aid from colleagues must be credited, and any bond between authors and companies must be revealed.



The manuscript should be typed as follows: 1.5 spacing in 11 pt Arial font, with 3 cm margins at each side, on an A4 page. The authors should keep a copy of the manuscript for possible requests. Pages should be numbered consecutively.


Illustrations and Tables


  • The illustrations (photographs, graphs, drawings, charts, etc.), regarded as figures, should be limited to the least amount possible, consecutively numbered with Arabic numerals according to the order they appear in the text.
  • Photographs, microradiographs, and radiographs should be sent in original colors in JPG or TIFF formats, at least 10 cm wide and at least 300 dpi of resolution. Should be provided in supplementary files (Figure) and not inserted in the main text.
  • Figure legends should be inserted together at the end of the text, after the references.
  • Separate parts of composite figures must be labeled with letters A, B, C, etc. Single figures may not exceed 8 cm in width, or groups of figures may not exceed 16 cm in width. Figures should be labeled with the title of the article.


  • The tables should be logically arranged in DOC or DOCX formats, consecutively numbered with Arabic numerals. Tables should be open in the right and left laterals. Each table must contain all necessary information so that it should be self-explanatory.
  • Should be provided in supplementary files (Table) and not inserted in the Word document.

Footnotes should be indicated by asterisks and restricted to the bare minimum.



Original Research

Title Page

Main text (30.000 characters including spaces)

Structured Abstract - 250 words

Keywords - 3 to 5

Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion



References – up to 35

Figure legends

Figures – 8 at most


Short Communication

Title Page

Main text (10.000 characters including spaces)

Structured Abstract - 250 words

Keywords - 3 to 5

Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion



References – up to 15

Figure legends

Figures – 2 at most


Critical Review

Title Page

Main text (40.000 characters including spaces)

Structured Abstract - 250 words

Keywords - 3 to 5

Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion



References – up to 50

Figure legends

Figures – 6 at most


Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Title Page

Main text (40.000 characters including spaces)

Structured Abstract - 250 words

Background, Objectives, Search Methods, Selection Criteria, Data Collection and Analysis, Main Results, Author´s conclusions



References: not specified

Figure legends



Letter to the Editor

Letters should include evidence to support the author's opinion on the scientific or editorial contents of BJOS, and should be limited to 500 words. Figures or tables are not allowed.


Citation of the Authors

 References must be cited in a numeric ascending order.


  • Recently it has been proposed that free radicals may lead to RAS through oxidative stress pathway1.
  • Aside from prevalence reports, very few studies have evaluated the response to therapy according to the individual genotype2,3,6-12,14.
  • one author: Nelson15 (2014)
  • two authors: Saad and Aladawy18 (2013)
  • three authors or more: Stokes et al.21 (2015)



The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. The complete list of references should come after the "Acknowledgments" section, and references should be numbered and presented in the Vancouver Style, in accordance with the guidelines provided by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, as presented in Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7256/). Journal titles should be abbreviated according to the List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals). The correct presentation of the references is responsibility of the authors. The number of references should be according to the manuscript type, as follows:

Original Research: up to 35

Short Communication: up to 15

Critical Review: up to 50

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: not specified

List the first six authors. With more than 6 authors list the first six authors followed by et al. (should not be written in italics).

References examples:

Document not in English

Viana MO, Lima EICBMF, Menezes JNR, Olegario NBC. [Evaluation of signs and symptoms of temporomandibular dysfunction and its relation to cervical posture]. Rev Odontol Unesp. 2015 May-Jun;44(3):125-30. Portuguese.

Molina-Frechero N, Durán-Merino D, Castañeda-Castaneira E, Juárez-López ML. [Dental caries experience and its relation to oral hygiene in mexican children]. Gac Med Mex. 2015 Jul-Aug;151(4):485-90. Spanish.

Figueiredo LAA. [Biomechamical analysis of implant-supported fixed partial prosthesis in teh maxila anterior region by means os eletrical extensometry technical] [dissertation]. Piracicaba: University of Campinas, the Piracicaba School of Dentistry; 2015. Portuguese.

Brazil. Ministry of Health of Brazil. [SB BRAZIL 2010: national research on oral health: main results]. Brasília: Ministry of Health; 2012. 116p. Portuguese.


Standard journal article

Lee Y, Kim KH, Kim YK, Son JS, Lee E, Kwon TY. The Effect of Novel Mercapto Silane Systems on Resin Bond Strength to Dental Noble Metal Alloys. J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 2015 Jul;15(7):4851-4.

Volckova M, Linhartova PB, Trefna T, Vlazny J, Musilova K, Kukletova M, et al. Lack of association between lactotransferrin polymorphism and dental caries. Caries Res. 2014;48(1):39-44. doi: 10.1159/000351689.

Organization as author

International Association for Dental Research. Code of ethics for dental researchers. J Am Coll Dent. 2014 Summer;81(3):19-22.

No author given

Tobacco and dental caries: a systematic review. Br Dent J. 2013 Nov 8;215(9):463.

Article with supplement and/or special issue or Abstract

Sundaram M, Nayak UA, Ramalingam K, Reddy V, Rao AP, Mathian M. A comparative evaluation of Oratest with the microbiological method of assessing caries activity in children. J Pharm Bioallied Sci. 2013 Jun;5(Suppl 1):S5-9.

Peres PEC, Del Bel Cury AA, Cury JA. In situ evaluation of a dentifrice formulation with low fluoride concentration [IADR abstract 1170]. J Dent Res. 2001 Mar; 80(Spec Issue):673.

Article with DOI/pii

Murray JJ, Vernazza CR, Holmes RD. Forty years of national surveys: An overview of children's dental health from 1973-2013. Br Dent J. 2015 Sep 25;219(6):281-5. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2015.723.

Machado J, Johnson JD, Paranjpe A. The Effects of Endosequence Root Repair Material on Differentiation of Dental Pulp Cells. J Endod. 2015 Sep 22. pii: S0099-2399(15)00722-0. doi: 10.1016/j.joen.2015.08.007.


Lamster IB. Diabetes mellitus and oral health: an interprofessional approach. Ames, Iowa: Wiley Blackwell; 2014.

Book chapter

Tenuta LMA, Cury JA. Laboratory and human studies to estimate anticaries efficacy of fluoride toothpastes.ln: van Loveren C, editor. Toothpastes. Basel, Switzerland: Karger; 2013. (Monographs in oral science, 23). p.108-24.


Nunes J. The adhesion of stores red blood cells to human umbilical vein endotelial cells [dissertation]. Edmonton, Alberta: University of Alberta; 2013.

Catelan A. [Influence of the energy density on the physical properties and bond strength of two restorative systems] [thesis]. Piracicaba: University of Campinas, the Piracicaba School of Dentistry; 2012. Portuguese.

On-line: indicate only URL documents with open access

Assaf JH, Montebello Filho A, Zanatta FB. Short implants with single-unit restorations in posterior regions with reduced height – a retrospective study. Braz J Oral Sci. 2010; [cited 2015 Jun 17] 9(4): 493-7. Available from: http://www.bibliotecadigital.unicamp.br/document/?down=43919.

Ito H, Uchida T, Makita K. Interactions between rat alveolar epithelial cells and bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells: an in vitro co-culture model. Intensive Care Med Exp. 2015 Dec [cited 2015 Aug 2];3(1):53. doi: 10.1186/s40635-015-0053-2. Epub 2015 May 24. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4480799/pdf/40635_2015_Article_53.pdf.

Musculoskeletal disorders and the workplace: low back and upper extremities. Washington: National Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2015 Aug 25]. Available from: http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=10032&page=1.

Brazil. Ministry of Health of Brazil. [SB BRAZIL 2010: national research on oral health: main results]. Brasília: Ministry of Health; 2012 [cited 2015 Aug 22]. 116p. Available from: http://bvsms.saude.gov.br/bvs/publicacoes/pesquisa_nacional_saude_bucal.pdf. Portuguese.

Unpublished: use "Forthcoming" rather than "In press" because not all items will be printed.)

Oldoni TL, Melo PS, Massarioli AP, Moreno IA, Bezerra RM, Rosalen PL, et al. Bioassay-guided isolation of proanthocyanidins with antioxidant activity from peanut (Arachis hypogaea) skin by combination of chromatography techniques. Food Chem. Forthcoming 2016 Feb 1.



  • Human studies reports should include proof that the research was ethically conducted based on the Helsinki Declaration (World Medical Association, http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/). In addition, the approval protocol number issued by an Institutional Ethics Committee must be cited.
  • Clinical Trials must be reported according to the CONSORT Statement standard protocol (http://www.consort-statement.org/). The clinical trial registration number and the research record name will be published along with the article.
  • Observational studies should follow the STROBE guidelines (http://strobe-statement.org/), and the check list must be submitted.
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analysis must follow PRISMA (http://www.prisma-statement.org/), or Cochrane protocols (http://www.cochrane.org/).
  • Manuscripts reporting animal studies should also include evidence that the research was ethically conducted, and the approved protocol number issued by the Ethics Institution Committee should be cited.
  • If the research involves a gene record, prior to submission, new genetic sequences should be included in a public database, and the access number should be provided to BJOS. Authors may use the following databases:

GenBank: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Genbank/submit

EMBL: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/embl/Submission/index.html

DDBJ: http://www.ddbj.nig.ac.jp

  • Manuscript submissions that include microarray data should include the information recommended by the Minimum Information About Microarray Experiment (http://www.mged.org/index.html) guidelines and/or describe, in the form of items, how the experimental details were submitted to one of the publicly available databases, such as:

ArrayExpress: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/

GEO: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/



Authors are requested to submit their original manuscript and figures in ENGLISH via the online submission and editorial system for BJOS. Using this online system, authors may submit manuscripts and track their progress through system to publication at: http://www.fop.unicamp.br/bjos .

Submission of an article denotes that the work described has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and by the responsible institutions where the work was performed, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder. To verify originality, your article may be checked by the originality detection service Turnitin.

English language: After being accepted for its scientific merit, all manuscripts should be submitted to a grammatical and stylistic revision of the English language. Authors should forward the revised text along with the revision certificate provided by the chosen reviewing company. Language revisions will not be accepted without certificate.. Exception to this rule is made when the correspondent is a native English speaker.

Declaration of interest: All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence their work. If there are no conflicts of interest then please state this: 'Conflicts of interest: none'.

Copyright transfer: The manuscript submitted for publication must be accompanied by the Copyright Transfer Agreement and Declaration of Responsibility, available in the online system and mandatory completion.

Checklist for Authors

  1. Title page file (DOC or DOCX format);
  2. Main text file – manuscript (DOC or DOCX format);
  3. Tables (DOC or DOCX format);
  4. Declaration of interests and financing, submitted in a separate document, if applicable (PDF format)
  5. Justification for the participation of each of the authors, provided in a separate document (PDF format);
  6. Figures (Photographs, micrographs, radiographs, graphs and drawings): minimum width of 10 cm and minimum resolution of 300 DPI (JPG or TIFF format);
  7. Each of the figures must be submitted in separate and individual files, as requested by the system (not inserted in the text file). The legend of each figure should be included into the text.
  8. The corresponding author should provide his/her ORCID number.