ISSN 0121-246X
printed version

ISSNe 2145-7670
electronic version




Our Journal has the following sections:

  • Original Articles Derived from Research: paper derived from a research project that has not been published and contributes to scientific knowledge.
  • Review of the literature: paper arising from an investigation that has not been published and made contributions to scientific knowledge.
  • Subject rewiev: it is the “state of the art” of a specific subject. It must include an abstract, an introduction, as well as other sections, in order to make its reading more agile, clear and complete. It must be based in at least fifty bibliographical references.
  • Case reports: presentation of a case, with emphasis in a particular aspect of the same. It must have a review of the literature.
  • Academic essay: brief philosophical or scientific writing in which the author expresses, in a supported manner, his/her opinion on a specific subject.

The papers for publication must be unpublished, therefore, neither the article nor part of it, could have been published or requesting publication in another journal; except for those briefs or press reports published as a result of a scientific meeting. In agreement with the Editor, the previous publication of data contained in an article, could be accepted.

The Editorial Board requests the authors to prepare their papers following the “Standard requirements for papers presented to biomedical journals”, and recommends them to review said document at as a guideline to prepare their papers. Next, there is a summary of the most important aspects to be considered.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

It must be kept in mind that, to be considered the author of a paper is necessary to have contributed to its conception and design, to the analysis and interpretation of the data or to the review of a part of the article, with significant input.

Papers reporting human experimentation must inform about the ethical considerations of the study; additionally, they must be regulated by the Helsinki Declaration of 1975. The patients must remain anonymous and, in general, not mention information that permits their identification. Likewise, animal experimentation must indicate compliance with ethical norms.

The paper must be presented in the following sequence: title page, abstract in Spanish and English, key words in Spanish and English, text of the paper, acknowledgments, bibliographical references, tables and figures. The tables and figures must be inserted in the text in the corresponding place. The authors must keep copy of all the material submitted.

Title page

it must include the title of the paper in Spanish and English, clearly reflecting its content, the names of the authors with their academic degrees and institutional affiliation; also, it must indicate the sources of financing. The name of the author to whom correspondence must be submitted should be clearly specified with address, telephone, fax and e mail address.

Abstracts and key words

the abstracts structured in Spanish and English must have a maximum of 250 words each, they must include the Introduction, methods, results, and conclusions. The use of references must be avoided. Under the abstract, the authors must write three to ten key words or short sentences that will help index the article. The selection of the key words must be done based on the health sciences descriptor (DESC), prepared by Bireme and used in LILACS, and which can be looked up at, look for DeCs at the link.

The key words in English must be looked up Medical Subject Headings del Index Medicus,


The text must be written in one column, double spaced, paged, in Times New Roman size 12 font, also, it must include: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, when the articles are derived from an original research. The original and copies must be printed on letter size paper. When abbreviations or initials are used, the first time they must be preceded by the complete words from which they originated.


must be written according to the order in which they appear in the text, in Arabic numbers and as super indexes. The reference citing style must be the one accepted by the standard requirements for biomedical journals. All the authors must be cited when there are six or less, if there are more, the first six ones are cited and next, “et al”. Personal communications must not be referred. Keep in mind the following examples for the use of capital letters and punctuation in the references:

  • Journal articles: Last name and initials of the author’s name and collaborators, title of the article, name of the journal abbreviated according to Index Medicus from NLM, ( year of publication ; volume, number in parenthesis, initial and final page.

    Ejemplo: Buchner A, Sciuba J. Peripheral epithelial odontogenic tumors: A review. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol 1987; 63(7): 688-697.

  • Articles from corporate authors:

    Example: European Collaborative Study. Risk factor for mother child transmission of HIV. Lancet 1992; 339:1007-12.

  • Books and monographs: Last name and initials of the author’s name, book title. Edition, city: editorial, year. Example Ej: Farman AG, Norte CJ, Wood RE. Oral and maxillofacial diagnostic imaging. St. Louis: Mosby; 1993.

  • Chapter from a book: Last name and initials of the chapter author’s name. Title of the chapter or editors of the book. Title of the book. Edition. City: editorial, main and final page of the chapter.

  • Ex: Dratman MB. Introducción a las enfermedades del sistema endocrino y el mecanismo de acción de las hormonas. En: Rose LE. Medicina Interna en Odontología. Barcelona: Salvat; 1972. p. 1223-1235.

  • Electronic Book. Author/s. Title [CD-ROM]. Edition. City: Editorial; year.

    Aguilar T, Gómez DP, Botero S, Palacio RT, Ramírez A, Álvarez JC. Higiene oral. [libro en CD-ROM]. 13.ª ed. Madrid: Editorial Médica Panamericana; 2003.

  • Electronic journal.

    Aguilar T, Gómez DP, Botero S, Palacio RT. La importancia en la higiene oral en los niños. Rev Fac Odontol Univ Antioq [revista en CD-ROM] 2008 [date of access may 11 2009]; 19(2): 48-59

  • Online journal. Author/s of the article. Title of the article. Abbreviated name of the journal [Internet]. Date of publication [date of access]; volume (number):URL pages Electronic address.

    Aguilar T, Gómez DP, Botero S, Palacio RT, Ramírez A, Álvarez JC et. al. La importancia en la higiene oral en los niños. Rev Fac Odontol Univ Antioq [on line journal] 2008 [date of access May 11/ 2009]; 19(2): 48-59 URL available in:

  • Online book

    Aguilar T, Gómez DP, Botero S, Palacio RT, Ramírez A, Álvarez JC et. al. La importancia en la higiene oral en los niños. [online book] 2008 [date of access may 11 2009] URL available in:

  • To cite as reference the Revista de la Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad de Antioquia, the following abbreviation must be used: Rev Fac Odontol Univ Antioq.

Tables and figures

Tables must have Arabic numbering according to the order in which they appear in the text. The title must appear on the upper part and the notes on the lower part. The columns headings must contain the symbols of the units used. Footnotes must explain the abbreviations used.

Each table must be in Word or Excel format (never as images) for a good impression.

Photographs, graphs and drawings (figures) must have Arabic numbering system in the order in which they appear in the text. At the end of the legend of micro photographs, the scale must be indicated. Black and white and color photographs must be clear and with sufficient contrast for a good impression. The Editorial Board may limit the number of tables and figures.

Photographs of persons must no permit their identification.

When a figure or table has already been published, the author’s permission for its reproduction must be annexed and also, credit to the original publication must be given.

The costs of impression of color material are not paid by the Rev Fac Odontol Univ Antioq, therefore, they must be assumed by the authors.


Sending of manuscripts

The paper must be sent through the Open Journal System (OJS)

The five steps established in the system must be followed: 1. Beginning.2. Enter the Meta data. 3. Enter submittal. 4. Enter supplementary records. 5. Confirmation. In order to avoid inconvenient, these steps must be carried out consecutively and in one session.

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