The manuscript text should be written in English and provided in a digital file compatible with “Microsoft Word” (in DOC, DOCX, or RTF format).
All figures (including those in layouts/combinations) must be provided in individual and separate files, according to recommendations described under the specific topic.
Photographs, micrographs, and radiographs should be provided in TIFF format, according to the recommendations described under the specific topic.
Charts, drawings, layouts, and other vector illustrations must be provided in a PDF format individually in separate files, according to the recommendations described under the specific topic.
Video files may be submitted as per the specifications, including the author’s anonymity (for purposes of evaluation) and respect for the patient’s rights.
Important: ScholarOne™ allows upload of a set of files up to 10 MB. In case the video file exceeds this size, it is possible to leave information about the link to access the video. The use of patients’ initials, names, and/or registry numbers is prohibited in the reproduction of clinical documentation. The identification of patients is prohibited. An informed consent statement, signed by the patient, concerning the use of his/her image should be provided by the author(s) when requested by BOR. The Copyright legislation in force must be respected and the source cited when the manuscript reproduces any previously published material (including texts, charts, tables, figures, or any other materials).
Title page (compulsory data)
- Indication of the themaic area of the research focused on in the manuscript.
- Thematic Areas: Anatomy; Basic Implantodontology and Biomaterials; Behavioral Sciences; Biochemistry; Cariology; Community Dental Health; Craniofacial Biology; Dental Materials; Dentistry; Endodontic Therapy; Forensic Dentistry; Geriatric Dentistry; Imaginology; Immunology; Implantodontology – Prosthetics; Implantodontology – Surgical; Infection Control; Microbiology; Mouth and Jaw Surgery; Occlusion; Oral Pathology; Orthodontics; Orthopedics; Pediatric Dentistry; Periodontics; Pharmacology; Physiology; Prosthesis; Pulp Biology; Social/Community Dentistry; Stomatology; Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction.
- Informative and concise title, limited to a maximum of 110 characters, including spaces.
- Full names of all authors, includinf their e-mail, and ORCID.
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- Institutional/professional affiliation data for all authors, including university or entity in the original language, college/course in English, department in English, city, state and country. Only one affiliation per author is accepted. Check that affiliations have been entered correctly in ScholarOne™.
Abstract: Must be presented as a single paragraph (without sub-divisions into sections, containing objective, methodology, results, and conclusions). In the System if applicable, use the Special characters tool for special characters.
Keywords: Ranging from 3 (three) to 5 (five) main descriptors should be provided, chosen from the keywords registered at https://meshb.nlm.nih.gov/search (no synonyms will be accepted).
Introduction: This should present the relevance of the study, and its connection with other published works in the same line of research or field, identifying its limitations and possible biases. The objective of the study should be concisely presented at the end of this section.
Methodology: All the features of the material pertinent to the research subject should be provided (e.g., tissue samples or research subjects). The experimental, analytical, and statistical methods should be described in a concise manner, although in detail, sufficient to allow others to recreate the work. Data from manufacturers or suppliers of products, equipment, or software must be explicit when first mentioned in this section, as follows: manufacturer’s name, city, and country. The computer programs and statistical methods must also be specified. Unless the objective of the work is to compare products or specific systems, the trade names of techniques, as well as products, or scientific and clinical equipment should only be cited in the “Methodology” and “Acknowledgments” sections, according to each case. Generic names should be used in the remainder of the manuscript, including the title. Manuscripts containing radiographs, microradiographs, or SEM images, the following information must be included: radiation source, filters, and kV levels used. Manuscripts reporting studies on humans should include proof that the research was ethically conducted according to the Helsinki Declaration (World Medical Association, http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/). The approval protocol number issued by an Institutional Ethics Committee must be cited. Observational studies should follow the STROBE guidelines (http://strobe-statement.org/), and the check list must be submitted. Clinical Trials must be reported according to the CONSORT Statement standard protocol (http://www.consort-statement.org/); systematic reviews and meta-analysis must follow the PRISMA (http://www.prisma-statement.org/), or Cochrane protocol (http://www.cochrane.org/).
Clinical Trials according to the CONSORT guidelines, available at www.consort-statement.org. The clinical trial registration number and the research registration name will be published along with the article.
Manuscripts reporting studies performed on animals must also include proof that the research was conducted in an ethical manner, and the approval protocol number issued by an Institutional Ethics Committee should be cited. In case the research contains a gene registration, before submission, the new gene sequences must be included in a public database, and the access number should be provided to BOR. The authors may use the following databases:
Manuscript submissions including microarray data must include the information recommended by the MIAME guidelines (Minimum Information About a Microarray Experiment: http://www.mged.org/index.html) and/or itemize how the experimental details were submitted to a publicly available database, such as:
Results: These should be presented in the same order as the experiment was performed, as described under the “Methodology” section. The most significant results should be described. 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. Tables must be submitted separately from the text in DOC, DOCX, or format (they can be gathered in a single file).
Discussion: This must should discuss the study results in relation to the work hypothesis and relevant literature. It should describe the similarities and differences of the study in relation to similar studies found in literature, and provide explanations for the possible differences found. It must also identify the study’s limitations and make suggestions for future research.
Conclusions: must be presented in a concise manner and be strictly based on the results obtained in the research. Detailing of results, including numerical values, etc., must not be repeated.
Acknowledgments: Contributions by colleagues (technical assistance, critical comments, etc.) must be given, and any bond between authors and companies must be revealed. This section must describe the research funding source(s), including the corresponding process numbers.
References: Only publications from peer-reviewed journals will be accepted as references.
Reference citations must be identified in the text with superscript Arabic numerals. The complete reference list must be presented after the “Acknowledgments” section, and the references must be numbered and presented in Vancouver Style in compliance 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/). The journal titles should be abbreviated according to the List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals). The authors shall bear full responsibility for the accuracy of their references.
Spelling of scientific terms: When first mentioned in the main text, scientific names (binomials of microbiological, zoological, and botanical nomenclature) must be written out in full, as well as the names of chemical compounds and elements.
Units of measurement: These must be presented according to the International System of Units (http://www.bipm.org or http://www.inmetro.gov.br/consumidor/unidLegaisMed.asp).
Footnotes on the main text: These must be indicated by asterisks and restricted to the bare minimum.
Figures: Photographs, microradiographs, and radiographs must be at least 10 cm wide, have at least 500 dpi of resolution, and be provided in TIFF format. Charts, drawings, layouts, and other vector illustrations must be provided in a PDF format. All the figures must be submitted individually in separate files (Figure 1a, Figure 1b, Figure 2...) and not inserted into the text file.
Figures must be numbered and consecutively cited in the main text in Arabic numerals. Figure legends should be inserted together at the end of the text, after the references.