ISSN 0719-0107 online version
ISSN 0718-5391 print version

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Scope and policy

CHARACTERISTICS AND OBJECTIVES. The “Revista Clínica de Periodoncia, Implantología y Rehabilitación Oral” (PIRO) is a scientific publication about periodontics, osseointegration, rehabilitation and other specializations directly related with them.

PERIODICITY. The “Revista Clínica de Periodoncia, Implantología y Rehabilitación Oral” (PIRO) is four-monthly published, in April, August and December every year.

ANNOUNCEMENT. All the specialists in Periodontics, Implantology, Oral Rehabilitation and other related specializations, nationals and foreigners, are called to present their works to be published in PIRO, in its three permanent sections, namely: Investigation works, Clinical Reports and Bibliographic revisions.

ORIGINALITY. Only original and unpublished works sent by the authors, in the specializations of Periodontics, Implantology, Oral Rehabilitation and the other directly related specializations will be accepted for publication. The sending of an original document involves a commitment from the author not to submit it simultaneously to other periodic journals.

COPYRIGHTS. The sending of the original document involves that the author transfers all the copyrights to PIRO, once the publication is accepted.

WORKS SELECTION. The studies and essays will be checked by the Redaction Council and by the Director of the Journal. Subsequently the investigations will be submitted to an arbitration system, which means the assessment by two external referees, whose mission is limited to provide the guidelines which guarantee the objectivity and the double anonymity in their verdict. In case of a divergence in the arbitration, a third assessment will be asked. As for the designation of the referees, the academicians with a Doctor grade in their respective specializations will be favored. They will be appointed every year in a list drawn up by the Editorial Council and the Redaction Council. According to the result of the arbitrations, the “PIRO” reserves the right to accept or deny the publication of the received works, as well as to suggest to the author(s) changes of form without changing the content of the work.

OFFPRINTS. The contributors whose works were accepted and published in PIRO, will receive a free copy containing their work.

Form and preparation of manuscripts

The scientific magazine of Periodontics, Implantology and Oral Rehabilitation (PIRO) will publish scientific or practical articles about periodontics, osseointegration, rehabilitation and directly related specializations. The editorial board will strictly follow these guidelines; The articles not following them will be returned for correction, before considering their publication.

The sent articles must be original, must not have been sent to another publication and the author will be the only responsible for the statements included in it.

TYPES OF ARTICLES

  • Original articles contributing with new clinical or research data related to the specialization. Properly summarized articles can be published quickly as short communications.
  • Revision articles updating a concrete theme from the scientific and objective point of view. Usually the revisions will be ordered by the editor to specialists in the area of interest. They mustn’t exceed 5.000 words, 100 bibliographical references or 6 tables or figures. Authors interested in collaborating in this section should contact the editor and ask for the adaptation and originality of the proposed theme.
  • Clinical reports or clinical cases. Unusual reports or reports contributing with new therapeutic concepts will be published. The clinical and iconographical information and the complete pre, post operatory and monitoring information must be included. Besides, the treatment carried out must be clearly explained. The text must be brief, less than 6 pages, and the bibliographical references must be confined to what is strictly necessary. Sequences of photos of multidisciplinary treatments of complex cases or surgical techniques will be especially interesting. The author will be oriented by the editor on the selection and quality of the photographic material.
  • Letters to the editor offering comments or constructive critics about previously published articles or other topics of interest for the reader. They must be succinct and centered on a specific topic and they must be signed. The bibliographical references, if present, have to appear in the text between brackets. In case of comments on an article published in this journal, the author of the article will have the opportunity to answer.

AUTHORS

Only those individuals who contributed significantly to the development of an article will be considered as authors and as such, they will assume the public responsibility of its content. Significant contribution means to fulfill the three following conditions: 1) take part in the development of the work concept and design, or in the analysis and interpretation of the data; 2) contribute to the fundamental writing or revision of the article; 3) collaborate in the final supervision of the published version of the article. The mere participation in the funds raising or in the data collection doesn’t justify the authorship of the work, neither the general supervision of the research group. The editor can demand to the authors to justify their quality as such. The collaboration of the persons who contributed to a lesser extent will be thanked in the acknowledgement section and their names will have to be sent in a separate page.

All the authors will have to sign a cover letter enclosed to the article and will have to state the acceptance of the publication norms of the Clinical Journal of Periodontics, Implantology and Oral Rehabilitation (Revista Clínica de Periodoncia, Implantología y Rehabilitación Oral).

PRESENTATION AND STRUCTURE OF THE PAPERS

The manuscripts must be sent through the online platform in the web page of the Clinical Journal of Periodontics, Implantology and Oral Rehabilitation (Revista Clínica de Periodoncia, Implantología y Rehabilitación Oral) (www.revistapiro.cl), of the Chilean Periodontics Society  (Sociedad de Periodoncia de Chile) (www.spch.cl), of the Chilean Prosthesis and Oral Rehabilitation Society (Sociedad de Prótesis y Rehabilitación Oral de Chile) (www.rehabilitacionoral.cl) and of the Chilean Oral Implantology Society (Sociedad de Implantología Oral de Chile) (www.sioch.cl).

The journal follows the Vancouver publications system. The recommended style and structure is detailed in: the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Uniformity requirements for manuscripts presented at medical journals. Med Clin (Bar) 1991; 97:181-186.

The conflict of interests and ways of financial disclosure must be mentioned by every author.

Format: the original articles must have 4000 words (not included abstract, reference and figures legends). The references list must not exceed 50 references and the sum of the number of figures and tables must be 6 or less. Multi-panel figures are accepted.

The original articles must follow this structure:

The first page must contain: 1) the title of the article and a subtitle not longer than 40 letters and spaces, in English and in Spanish; the name and the surnames of the authors or authors with the highest academic grade and the affiliation to the institution; 3) The responsible department and institution names; 4) The name of the author responsible for the manuscript correspondence; and 5) the support source(s) as subsidy, team or medicines.

ABSTRACT: an independent page must contain the authors’ surnames followed by their initials, the title of the article and the name of the Clinical Journal of Periodontics, Implantology and Oral Rehabilitation (Revista Clínica de Periodoncia, Implantología y Rehabilitación Oral), a structured abstract of the content of the article, no more than 250 words and a list of key words in Spanish. The abstract and the key words in English must be included in the next page.

INTRODUCTION: must include the basis and the proposal of the study, using the strictly necessary bibliographic references. Don’t produce an exhaustive bibliographic revision and neither include facts or conclusions of the published work.

MATERIAL AND METHOD (patients and studies methods in human beings): will be presented with the convenient accuracy, for the reader to be able to understand and confirm the development of the investigation. Methods or techniques previously published as indexes must be only briefly described and must provide the corresponding references, except if modifications have been done in them. The statistical methods used must be adequately described, so that the reader can check the results and can carry out a critical analysis. As far as possible, the chosen variables will have to be quantitative, the significance tests will have to present the significance level and if indicated, the intensity of the observed relation and the percents estimates will come with their corresponding confidence interval. The individuals selection criteria, randomizing, double-blind trials, treatments complications and masterly sizes will be specified. In clinical trials and longitudinal studies, the individuals abandoning the studies will have to be registered and communicated. The IT programs used will be specified and the statistical terms, abbreviations and symbols used will be defined.

Clinical trials on human beings and animals: in the articles related with clinical trials on human beings and animals, the protocol will have to be approved by the Clinical Trials Committee and the Animal Testing Center, and the principles of the 1975 Declaration of Helsinki, revised in 1983, will have to be followed.

RESULTS: They will appear in a logical sequence in the text, tables or figures, but the same information can’t be repeated in them. If possible, the important observations will be brought out. 

DISCUSSION: it will summarize the findings, relating the own observations with other studies of interest, pointing out the contributions and limitations of all parties. The appropriate conclusions will be extracted from it, avoiding meticulously gratuitous statements and conclusions not completely supported by facts of the work.     

SPECIAL THANKS AND CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS: Special thanks will be put at the end of the discussion, and they can be addressed to individuals who contributed with the investigation or the preparation of the manuscript at a level lower than the authorship. This can include technical support or the participation in a clinical trial. The authors are responsible for obtaining the authorizations of the mentioned people in writing. The special thanks section must also include a statement including the source of the funding for the study and defining the commercial relationships of each author.

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST:

In order to be transparent and to allow the readers to have their own evaluation of the possible biased influences on the investigation studies results, the Clinical Journal of Periodontics, Implantology and Oral Rehabilitation (Revista Clínica de Periodoncia, Implantología y Rehabilitación Oral) now requires from all the authors to declare all the possible contrasted interests in relation with the papers accepted for publication.

The conflicts of interest are defined as the influences potentially putting at risk the objectivity or the integrity of the investigation, or create a perception of conflict of interest.

The authors will have to present:

  1. A statement in the manuscript, after the Special Thanks, including the source of the whole funding for the study and defining the commercial relationships of each author. If an author doesn’t have any commercial relationship, a statement in that direction must be included. This statement must include the financial relationships which may suppose conflicts of interests. These can include the financial support to the investigation (salaries, equipments, materials, travel refunds), the employment or the expected employment by any organization which can win or lose financially through the publication of the document, and the personal financial interests, such as actions or the property of companies affected by the publication of the investigation, the patents or applications for patents whose value can be affected by this publication, and the fees and royalties coming from organizations subjects to profit or lose as a result of the publication. An example is explained next. 

Example of Conflict of Interest Statement:

The study was supported by a subvention from the Acme implante Corporation, Seul, Corea. Drs. Capaz, Kim, and Bruce  have no financial relation with any of the products involved in this study. Dr. Lee is a member of the scientific advisory Council for Acme implante Corporation and gives lectures sponsored by the company. Dr. Smith is a consultant and shareholder of the Brownstone implante Corporation, Boston, MA. Dr. Wang is a full-time employee of the Acme implante Corporation as a technical director.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: the bibliographic references, the minimum needed, must be numbered correlatively following the order in which they appear in the text, tables and figures legends, being identified in them by Arabic numerals in brackets. The most important references for the work must be commented, with a maximum extension of 5 lines. It is recommended to follow the style of the next examples, based on the Index Medicus. Accepted but not published manuscripts can be included in the bibliographic list, mentioning (EN PRENSA) after the abbreviate name of the Journal. Non-accepted articles can be mentioned in the text but not in the bibliography. The abbreviate names of the journals will be used, according to the “List of Journal Indexed”, published yearly in the Index Medicus copy of January. It is recommended to avoid the use of abstracts as references and it is totally forbidden to use “non-published references”. All the authors will be mentioned if there are less than six, or the three first and collaborators when there are seven or more.

Examples:

1. Article in a Journal: Zabalegui J, Gil JA, Zabalegui B. Magnetic resonante imaging as an adjuntive diagnostic aid in patient selection for endosseous implants: preliminary study, Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 1990;3:283-287.

When the author is a society or a corporation:  FDI/OMS. Changing patterns of the oral health and implications for the dental human resources: Part one. Report of a work team composed by the World Dental Federation and the World Health Organization. Arch. Odontoestomatol 1986; 2:23-40.

2. Books and monographs

Personal author: Doménech JM, Riba MD. A synthesis of the bivariant statistical methods. Barcelona: Herder, 1987.

Chapter of a book: Barmes A. Prevalence of periodontal disease. En: Frandsen A, editor. Public Health Aspects of Periodontal Disease. Chicago: Quintessence Books, 1984: 21-32.

3. Publication from an entity or corporation: National Institute of Statistics. Population census in 1981. Results for the Autonomous Communities. Madrid: INE, Graphic Arts, 1986.

4. Doctoral thesis or degree dissertation: López Bermejo MA. Study and Assessment of the oral health of the Universidad Complutense community.  Doctoral thesis. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Faculty of Medicine. Madrid 1988

TABLES: they must be presented in independent and numbered sheets according to their appearance order in the text with Arabic numerals: They will be used to clarify important points but the double documentation, table and figure is not allowed. Their approximate place in the text can be indicated by a note in brackets in the margin. The titles or feet accompanying them must perfectly explain their content.

FIGURES: All kind of pictures, graphs or drawings will be considered figures. They must significantly clarify the text and their number will be reduced to the minimum needed. They will receive an Arabic numeral, according to the appearance order in the text and the feet or legends of each of them must be mentioned. They can be included in the text file or separate of it, but in both cases in high resolution.

ABBREVIATIONS AND UNITS OF MEASUREMENT: only standard abbreviations, universally accepted, must be used. Look up the “Units, Symbols and Abbreviations”. The Royal Society of Medicine, London. When the author wants to abbreviate a frequently used term in the text, the corresponding abbreviation, in brackets, must accompany it  the first time it appears in the text. The teeth will be numbered using the FDI system: two digit system. Int Dent J 1971; 21: 104-106 and the implants following the same methodology, i.e. mentioning the number corresponding to the tooth and adding a lower case “i” (ex.: an implant in the position 13 will be 13i). Roman numerals will not be used in the text. The commercial names will not be used unless necessary. In such a case, the first time they appear in the text, they must be accompanied by the ® symbol. The decimal metric system will be used in all the mentions of length, height, weight and volume. The temperature will be measured in degrees Celsius, and the blood pressure in millimeters of mercury. As for the hematologic and biochemical values the metric system will be used according to the International System of Units.

Short communications: they will be accepted for quick publications. Their length is limited to a printed page of the journal. The described structure will not be necessary. There will have to be an abstract and the bibliographic references will be reduced to the minimum.

REVISION AND PUBLICATION PROCEDURES: In the Clinical Journal of Periodontics, Implantology and Oral Rehabilitation (Revista Clínica de Periodoncia, Implantología y Rehabilitación Oral), the articles will be sent anonymously to at least two members of the Editorial Committee. The authors will receive the comments, anonymously as well, of the referees when the assessment commission, consisting of the editor, the editorial committee coordinator and the statistic consultant, considers them helpful and the appropriate corrections will have to be done. The revision will be done in a period no longer than 60 days, from the acknowledgement of receipt of the manuscript by the editorial. The average time for publication is six months from the date of acceptation.

All the articles accepted for publication will be property of the Clinical Journal of Periodontics, Implantology and Oral Rehabilitation (Revista Clínica de Periodoncia, Implantología y Rehabilitación Oral). The person signing the article in first position will receive the corrections, which have to be done within 48 hours. Only minimal corrections can be done on the content of the original manuscript.

EXPRESS AUTHORIZATIONS BY THE AUTHORS: The authors sending their articles to the journal will expressly authorized it to accomplish the following actions:

  1. Reproduce the article in the web pages of the editing societies of the publication, as well as to publish it in any kind of IT softwares.
  2. Publish the article in other languages, as much in the “Revista Clínica de Periodoncia, Implantología y Rehabilitación Oral as in the web pages of the editing societies, for which the previous consent of the author to the produced translation will be necessary. 

Sending of manuscripts: Sending format of the manuscripts: Please be sure to put the type and kind of the organism and the journal in the reference section in italics. The Clinical Journal of Periodontics, Implantology and Oral Rehabilitation (Revista Clínica de Periodoncia, Implantología y Rehabilitación Oral) doesn’t write in italics the common latin words such as “in vitro”, “in vivo”, “e.g” or “i.e”.

Format: the manuscripts must be sent in Microsoft Word. The margins must be at least of 2 cm. in superior, inferior, left and right. Besides the line number must be included. The materials have to appear in the following order:

Front page, abstract or introduction and key words, footnotes, acknowledgements, references, legends of figures, tables.

The figures cannot be incorporated in the manuscript. The authors must keep a copy of the manuscript for their records.

Figures: the use of tridimensional figures is not recommended. The complex designs will be returned for simplification before the publication.

Digital files instructions: Resolution: Line art 1000 dpi (Font and lines), all color images and b/w combination halftones 600 dpi, b/w halftones 300 dpi

Format: send separately the figures and besides send a “pdf” with all the figures.

Color: must not be in RGB

Font: Helvética, Times New Roman, Symbol, Mathematical PI, European PI. All the other Fonts will be replaced.

Others: Send a pdf of all the figures and check that the “pdf” and the sent digital versions are identical

In the article in itself, the fonts that can be used are: Arial, ourier, Times or Times New Roman.

Sending of manuscripts

ACADEMIC CORRESPONDENCE. The academic works must be sent via web portal in www.revistapiro.cl  or in electronic format enclosed to the following email: piro@revistapiro.cl

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