Focus and Scope


The Journal of Applied Oral Science 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. The primary goal of The Journal of Applied Oral Science is to publish the outcomes of original investigations as well as invited case reports and invited reviews in the field of Dentistry and related areas.

2 General Guidelines

2.1 The papers sent for publication must be original and the simultaneous submission to other journal, either national or international, is not allowed. The Journal of Applied Oral Science shall retain the copyright of all papers published, including translations, yet allowing future reproduction as a transcription, provided the source is properly mentioned.

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

2.3 The Journal of Applied Oral Science 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.

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

2.5 The dates of receipt of the original paper and its acceptance will be indicated in the occasion it is published.

2.6 Each author will receive one copy of the Journal. Additional reprints may be supplied upon request and must be paid by the authors.

2.7 Depending on the financial resources of the Journal of Applied Oral Science or the authors, color illustrations will be published at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.

3 Revision Criteria

3.1 Manuscripts will be firstly evaluated regarding presentation according to the instructions for authors. Manuscripts not in accordance with instructions will be rejected and returned to authors without being reviewed by referees.

3.2 Manuscripts in accordance with the instructions will be appreciated in their scientific merit and methods by at least two referees from different institutions of that of the authors, besides the Editor-in-Chief. 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.

3.3 The Editor-in-Chief will decide upon the acceptance of the manuscript, and may return it to the authors for revision and necessary modifications in the text and/or illustrations. In this case, the authors will be required to re-submit a revised version with the modifications or proper explanations. The revised version will be reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board.

3.4 Upon approval of the scientific merit, manuscripts will be analyzed regarding the use of proper English grammar (technical review) and statistics. If manuscripts are still considered inadequate, they will be returned to authors for revision.

3.5 Authors and referees will be kept anonymous during the review process.

3.6 Contents of the manuscript are the authors� responsibility and do not reflect the opinion of the Editor-in-Chief or Editorial Board.

4 Galley Proof

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

4.2 Approval of galley proofs by the corresponding author should be returned with corrections, if necessary, within 72 hours.

4.3 If not returned within 72 hours, the Editor-in-Chief will consider the present version the final, and will not allow further modifications. Corrections in the galley proofs should be restricted to minor mistakes that do not modify the content of the manuscript. Major corrections will imply that the manuscript should enter the review process again.

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

Publication Frequency


Information Services

The articles published in the Journal of Applied Oral Science are indexed or summarized by:

  • LILACS: 1993-
  • Bibliografia Brasileira de Odontologia (BBO): 1993-
  • Ulrich's: 1993-
  • SciELO: 2003-
  • SCOPUS: 2006-
  • US Cochrane Centers Master List of Journals: 2007-
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE): 2007-


Journal of Applied Oral Science reserves the copyright ownership of every published manuscript, including translations from published material. The journal allows, however, posterior reproduction and transcription of published material upon proper citation of the source.

The agreement with this item implies:

Copyright transfer:In the event of publication of the above mentioned manuscript, we, the authors, transfer to the Journal of Applied Oral Science all rights and interest of the manuscript. This document applies to translations and any preliminary presentation of the contents of the manuscript that has been accepted, but yet not published. If any authorship modification occurs after submission, a document of agreement of all authors is required to be kept by the Editor-in-Chief. Exclusion of authors may only be accepted by his/her own request.

Responsibilities of the authors: I hereby state that:

The content of the article is original and does not consist of plagiarism or fraud; The work is not under consideration or will be submitted to other journal until a final decision is issued by this journal; I have effectively contributed to this work and I am familiar with its contents; I have read it and assume the responsibility for its contents. I understand that if the work, or part of it, is considered deficient or a fraud, I take shared responsibility with the other authors.

Release of conflict of interest:

All my affiliations, corporate or institutional, and all sources of financial support to this research are properly acknowledged, except when mentioned in a separate letter. I certify that do not have any commercial or associate interest that represents a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted manuscript.


The publication of this journal is financially supported by:

  • Programa de Apoio a Publicações Científicas do Ministério da Ci�ncia e Tecnologia (MCT), Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), e da CAPES - Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior


  • Bauru School of Dentistry, University of S�o Paulo

Sources of Support


Journal History

The Journal of Applied Oral Science is a continuation of the Revista da Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru. The Journal is published every 2 months in February, April, June, August, October and December by the Bauru School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo.

The Revista da Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru was published between 1993-2001 and continued from 2002 as the Journal of Applied Oral Science, volume 11, # 1, and kept the numbering sequence of the former.