Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Stomatos publishes original articles (experimental research), literature reviews and case reports in the field of dentistry and related fields. Literature review articles will be accepted exceptionally, based on the importance of the subject described.

Stomatos welcomes manuscripts written in English or Portuguese languages. Accepted manuscripts written in Portuguese or English should be reviewed for publication. Revision costs will be the responsibility of the authors. Authors submitting articles to Stomatos should be aware of this mandatory condition.

Manuscripts submitted to this journal should not have been published before nor have publication pending elsewhere. Authors submitting articles to Stomatos should state, in a cover letter, that the material has not been published before (in print or electronically) and is not under consideration by any other journal at the moment.

The contents of articles published in Stomatos are the sole responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the journal’s editorial boards and committees.

Research involving humans and animals should be conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki, and should have been approved by the relevant Research Ethics Committee; such approval should be mentioned in the text. In addition, research involving humans should be in accordance with Resolution 196/96 of the Brazilian National Health Council or equivalent, and should provide information on the availability of written consent provided by the patient.

All articles submitted to Stomatos should be written in English. Accepted articles will be revised for clarity and style; revision costs will be the responsibility of the authors. Authors submitting articles to Stomatos should be aware of this mandatory condition.

All articles submitted to Stomatos are submitted to peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of each article lies with the editors and will be based on the considerations made by the Editorial Board and reviewers.

These instructions are based on the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals published by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).


This journal uses Open Journal Systems, which is open source journal management and publishing software developed, supported, and freely distributed by the Public Knowledge Project under the GNU General Public License.

Further information can be found at Public Knowledge Project.


All the content of the journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons License BY-NC.


  • BIbliografia Brasileira de Odontologia - BBO
  • Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde - LILACS
  • Sistema Regional de Informação em Linha para Revistas Científicas de América Latina, o Caribe, Espanha e Portugal - LATINDEX
  • Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina y el Caribe, España y Portugal – REDALYC
  • Index Copernicus
  • EBSCOhost Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source


Section Policies


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Política padrão de seção

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All submission and review process use an Open Journal System version.

Articles submitted to Stomatos are initially checked for compliance with the present instructions. Articles that do not adhere to these guidelines will be returned to authors for adjustment. Once the article is considered to be adequately formatted, it will be sent to two external reviewers for evaluation (peer review process) according to the following criteria: originality, clinical and/or scientific relevance, methodology employed and analysis of results. The peer review process is blind (authors’ names are not disclosed).

Whenever conflictive comments/decisions are received from the two reviewers, the editor will make the final decision. All correspondence between editor and authors is made via email, including the final comments or decision of the journal’s editorial board (accepted, rejected or revisions needed).

Articles requiring revisions will be returned to the corresponding author for amendment and resubmission within 45 days. Articles resubmitted after this deadline will be treated as new submissions.



Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to all of its content, on the principle that making scientific research freely available to the public supports greatest global exchange of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased readership and citation of an author's work.Further information about this approach can be found at Public Knowledge Project