About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Revista Facultad de Odontología Universidad de Antioquia (Rev Fac Odontol Univ Antioq) is the scientific journal published by the institution, based in the city of Medellín, Colombia. It publishes different types of articles, such as original articles derived from research, original brief articles, systematic and literature reviews, academic essays, editorials, debates, letters to the editor, and other works dealing with dentistry and related fields, in areas like biotechnology or humanistic and social studies.

Frequency and publication style

The Journal is published biannually in both physical and electronic formats through the OJS platform (https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/odont); it is internationally identified in both versions with ISSN 0121-246x and ISSNe 2145-7670, respectively. All submission (with no exception) must be sent through the Journal’s platform (see instructions to authors below).

Submissions are accepted in Spanish and English. However, since vol. 30, No. 1 0f 2018 it is being published exclusively in English (free of charge for authors).

In the electronic version it is available in full text (PDF) from Vol. 1, No. 1 of 1989, and has Digital Object Identifier (DOI) from vol. 27, No. 1 of 2015.


The Revista Facultad de Odontología is indexed in: 

  • SciELO
  • Latindex
  • ULRICH's
  • e-revist@s
  • GALE
  • ProQuest
  • Google Scholar
  • DOAJ

Publishing process

Peer review process

Manuscripts submitted to Revista Facultad de Odontología Universidad de Antioquia are evaluated first by the chief editor, who verifies that submissions fully comply with the guidelines for authors and with ethical requirements for publication according to the type of manuscript. With the collaboration of the Journal’s Editorial Board, relevance of the submission is determined and then is sent for peer review.

Reviewers must hold a master’s degree or PhD and must have publications in the last two years. As much as possible, the frequency of external evaluators must be in line with national and international requirements for publication of scientific journals. The Journal uses double-blind peer review, in which the evaluators are unaware of the identity of the author and the author is unaware of the identity of the evaluators. In case of possible conflicts in the acceptance of a manuscript by evaluators, a third evaluator is consulted, prior analysis by the Editorial Board. Evaluators are provided with an evaluation form (available in our OJS platform).

Fees and costs for publishing articles in the Journal

The Journal does not charge authors any fees for submitting, processing, or translating the articles, nor does it have any kind of exemption policy.

Open access policy

The articles published in our Journal are fully open access, as we consider that providing the public with free access to research contributes to a greater global exchange of knowledge.

The Journal offers its content to third parties without any kind of economic compensation or embargo on the articles. Articles are published under the terms of a Creative Commons license, known as Attribution – NonCommercial – Share Alike (BY-NC-SA), which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited and that the new productions are licensed under the same conditions.

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