Statement of ethics

Revista Facultad de Odontología Universidad de Antioquia considers that ensuring transparency in the editorial process and integrity in research is critical. This is why the Journal abides by international ethical standards in publishing and good practices that are established internationally (Publishing Policy Statements, approved by the Council Of Science Editors, available at

Compliance with ethical requirements for publication

The ethical principles for publication must be met in accordance with international regulations (Declaration of Helsinki) and national policies (Resolution 8430 of October 4, 1993, Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Colombia). For publications from other countries, authors should consult and comply with their own regulations according to the nature of their studies.

Authors of articles reporting experiments and observations in humans should provide information on the ethical considerations of the study; they should have the approval of the Bioethics Committee in Research of the institution(s) participating in the study (or whoever plays this role). In case of studies conducted in animals, they should also have the approval of the Committee of Ethics for Experimentation in Animals (or whoever plays this role). Failure to obtain this approval, or not appending the approval minutes while submitting the paper through the Journal’s OJS platform will result in rejection during the editorial process.

Information about any product or brand mentioned in the articles should be consulted directly with the authors. Revista Facultad de Odontología Universidad de Antioquia has no financial interest in any product mentioned in its content.

Declarations of authorship

The articles in this publication are accepted under the premise, and prior statement from the authors, that they have not been previously published, and that its publication does not imply any form of fraud, plagiarism or conflict of interest.

All statements and opinions published in this Journal are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not represent the position of the Journal, unless otherwise stated.

It is important for all authors to comply with the authorship requirements, in terms of the intellectual contributions of each of the signatories to the manuscript. It should be borne in mind that, to be considered the author of a work, it is essential to have made contributions to its conception and design, to the analysis and interpretation of data or to the revision of a part of the article with relevant contributions. Submissions should include a separate paragraph describing the contributions of each author of the manuscript. Contributors who do not fall in any of these categories may be included in the Acknowledgments section.

Conflicts of Interest

Corresponding authors are required to reveal the conflicts of interest of all the authors of an article submitted to the Journal. This conflict of interest information is shared with editors and evaluators. Once the manuscript is accepted, each author, including the corresponding author, should complete the Conflict of Interest Statement of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). More information about this form can be found at

Plagiarism protection

This Journal highly values the correct use of sources of information by the authors, as well as the accurate reference of other people’s ideas (even if they are not directly quoted). Submissions are carefully checked for plagiarism (appropriation of ideas without proper citation) and/or autoplagiarism (the use of parts of an article already published by the author without due citation and bibliographic reference).

Response to possible fraud cases

The Editorial Board monitors the compliance with ethical requirements in the publication and requests readers/authors to be guarantors of this process. All allegations that evidence any breaching by the authors of the Journal will be investigated following the due process. This may result in a "Note of concern" added on the publication, in order to alert on the possible noncompliance of a rule, or even the inclusion of a "retracted publication" watermark, which will be duly informed in accordance with the editorial policies.

Transparency in the manuscript review process

A transparent publication process is guaranteed to all manuscripts submitted to the Journal, evaluating their originality, relevance, conceptual, and methodological quality, and the compliance with the objectives of dissemination of knowledge in each of the proposed areas. Peer review in our Journal is double-blinded (meaning that the evaluators are unaware of the identity of the author and the author is unaware of the identity of the evaluators). Reviewer must have extensive experience in the subject, and meet the requirements proposed at the national and international levels. Possible conflicts arising during the review process should be informed.

Duties and responsibilities of the various actors involved in the Journal

In order to guarantee transparency and effectiveness in the editorial process, the various actors involved in the Journal act according to the functions established in the manuals of processes and procedures regulated by the current regulations of the Universidad de Antioquia School of Dentistry.

The table below describes the various responsibilities according to good editorial practices.


Roles and Responsibilities

Chief Editor

  • Respect the editorial processes avoiding commercial pressures
  • Contribute to the dissemination of knowledge in various fields, showing respect for freedom of expression
  • Recognize the academic needs of scientific knowledge dissemination in different fields of knowledge
  • Ensure the proper editorial process in each phase
  • Inform authors about the status of their submissions in a timely manner
  • Evaluate the submissions’ compliance with editorial standards and ethical research requirements
  • Report possible conflicts of interest related to the publication of manuscripts
  • Guarantee the editorial policy of the Journal

Editorial and Thematic Boards

  • Guarantee the evaluation of articles both in thematic and editorial quality and style
  • Report possible conflicts of interest related to the publication of manuscripts
  • Ensure the efficient and correct evaluation of manuscripts by peers, without distinctions of nationality, field of knowledge, or methodology used.
  • Timely report possible irregularities related to copyright, parallel publication, plagiarism, noncompliance with ethical requirements, or academic fraud.
  • Inform authors about the status of their submissions in a timely manner
  • Help solve conflicts resulting from opposing evaluations of an article


  • Ensure the integrity of the content of manuscript submitted to the Journal
  • Verify the compliance with instructions to authors, according to type of article
  • Comply with international reporting standards according to the type of article
  • Offer a timely response to editorial requirements and those related to peer review.
  • Report potential conflicts of interest and sources of funding
  • Verify the fulfillment of authorship requirements and report the contributions of the authors in the submission.
  • Take responsibility for the specific content of articles published in the Journal.


  • Report potential conflicts of interest in the manuscript review process
  • Provide an objective evaluation, complying with international standards and with forms provided by the Journal
  • Timely report possible irregularities related to copyright, parallel publication, plagiarism, noncompliance with ethical requirements, or academic fraud

Ethical guidelines for journals of the University of Antioquia

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Additional information can be consulted at: Committee On Publication Ethics (COPE:, Editorial Policy Statements, approved by the Council of Science Editors, available at: