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Scope and Policy

RPG - Revista da Pós-Graduação is a free access quarterly journal published in print and electronic formats, dedicated to the dissemination of new knowledge and information in Dentistry and in its related areas.

Publishes original articles, case reports and review articles with quality and scientific rigor in Portuguese and English. Literature review articles are accepted only by invitation of the Editors.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

Original Article: original research based on a defined hypothesis with a set of empirical, experimental or conceptual results that demonstrates relevance in view of the subject, scope and knowledge generated in the area of research.

Review: synthesis of available knowledge about a certain topic, the result from a critical and comparative analysis of the pertinent literature, allowing to point out prospects for continued studies in that line of research.

Short comunication: brief report of preliminary results and information on relevant topics, supported by recent research, supporting the work of professionals in the area, serving as a presentation or update on the subject.

Case or Technique Report: a descriptive presentation of peculiar cases and/or new techniques of interest to professionals, exploring a method or problem through examples.

Letters to the Editor: opinion and/or comments about the RPG scientific or editorial content. Letters must include scientific evidence to support its position.

Evaluation and Selection of Articles

The journal features the help of a group of renowned experts, with extensive research and recognized scientific production. The process of selecting articles for publication involves the evaluation of Scietific Editors, members of the Editorial Board, and "ad hoc" expert reviewers' opinions. The submissions are initially evaluated in the framework of the journal scope and relevance by members of the Editorial Board. Further evaluation is performed in a double-blind system review.

The evaluation process involves the following steps: 

1. Control of compliance with the rules of publication indicated in the authors guidelines.

2. Evaluation by the Editorial Board for compatibility with the the Journal editorial line.

3. The scientific content of documents is evaluated for at least two ad hoc reviewers according to the criteria: originality, clinical relevance and/or scientific methodology, exemption in results analysis and conclusions supported by the results. In case of possible conflict of interest by reviewers, the Editorial Board will forward the manuscript to another ad hoc reviewer.

4. The opinions of the consultants consist of three possibilities: a) in favor of acceptance, b) need to reformulate c) unfavorable to acceptance. In all these cases, authors will be notified.

5. Opinion of the Scientific Board.

6. The original assessment with "need to reformulate" are sent to authors, so that appropriate changes are made rand subsequently re-evaluated by peer reviewers. The communication of the original authors of the evaluation " unfavorable to acceptance" ceases the copyright transfer.

The selection criteria are quality and originality of the research and its importance to our readers. The final decision on the manuscripts selection for publication rests with the Editorial Board, which reserves the right to refuse any material for publication.

RPG-Revista da Pós-Graduação reserves the right to make necessary adjustments according to principles of linguistic clarity of quality. If extensive changes are necessary, the manuscript will be sent to authors for revision.

The concepts and statements contained in the documents are entirely responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the RPG, represented by its Editorial Board and Evaluation Committee.

Manuscripts prepared in accordance with RPG's Instructions to Authors must be submitted via email to Only submissions via electronic mail.will be accepted for consideration. Authors are encouraged to contact the journal in case of difficulty during the submission process.


The manuscripts, may be written in Portuguese or English, may not be previously published and must be exclusively under consideration to the RPG, not being allowed their simultaneous submission to another journal, both as regards the text as figures or tables either in full or in part, except for abstracts or preliminary reports published in the Proceedings of scientific meetings. The manuscripts once submitted for consideration may not be removed from the process by the authors.

Ethical aspects

Authors should disclose professional, financial conflicts of interest, direct or indirect benefits that may affect the search results.

Results of research involving human beings or parts of them must be accompanied by a copy of the Ethics Committee Term from the Institution where it was developed, recognized by the National Research Ethics (CONEP), according to the norms of National Council Resolution health - CNS 196/96 or equivalent in the country of research origin.

In the presentation of images and text should avoid the use of initials, name and registration number of patients. The patient can not be identified or to be recognizable in photographs. The patient's consent for use of his image and dental documentation is required and must refer specifically publishing RPG - Revista da Pós-Graduação (model available in

If the patient is a minor or unable to give written permission for any reason or motive, it must be obtained from your legal guardian for the benefit of the patient.

Figures and Tables previously published in other journals or books must be accompanied by their references and the written consent of the author (s) (s) and publisher (s).

All submissions must include a Title Page and must be accompanied by a Cover Letter.

Cover Letter

The letter should certify that the research is original, has not been published previously, is not in consideration for publication elsewhere, and disclose professional, financial conflicts of interest and direct or indirect benefits that may affect the search results. The Cover Letter must be signed by all authors and scanned.

Title Page

The title page should provide the following items: title in Portuguese and English, authors' full name, affiliation, identification of the corresponding author, name and full address (including e-mail), Portuguese and English descriptors,classification fo the manuscript in relation of journal section (Original Article, Review, Case Report and / or Technical Communication, Letter to the Editor)


All authors are in accordance that manuscript copyright will be transferred to RPG - Revista da Pós-Graduação from the date of its submission, being forbidden any reproduction, in whole or any in part in any form or means disclosure of any nature without prior authorization from RPG - Revista da Pós-Graduação. Papers submitted for consideration for publication must be accompanied by a document of copyright transfer signed by all authors and scanned (model available at,.



General Instructions

Manuscripts should be written in an impersonal way, respecting the cultural norms of the language (Portuguese or English) and typed in Word for Windows / PC. The article pages must be numbered in the upper right and set to A4 paper, with the top, bottom, left and right margins of 3 cm, Arial font size 12, double spaced, with justified text alignment. It should not exceed 17 pages, including illustrations, figures, tables, charts and graphs.

Text structure according to article type

Original Articles

Manuscripts written in Portuguese

Título, Title, Resumo, Descritores, Abstract, Descriptors, Introdução, Objetivo(s), Material e Métodos, Resultados, Discussão, Conclusão(ões), Agradecimentos (opcional), Referências.

Manuscripts written in English

Title, Título, Abstract, Descriptors, Resumo, Descritores, Introduction, Objective(s), Materials and Methods, Discussion, Conclusion(s), Acknowledgment(s), References.


It must contain the following sections: Title, Título (Portuguese title),Abstract, Resumo (Abstract in Portuguese), Descriptors, Descritores, Introduction, Results, Discussion, Conclusion(s), Acknowledgments (optional), References. If the manuscript is written in English follow the same structure using consistent nomenclature as described above.

Technical or Case Report

Must include the sections Title, Título (Portuguese title), Abstract, Descriptors, Resumo (Abstract in Portuguese), Descritores, Introduction, Case(s)/Technical Report, Discussion, Conclusion(s), Acknowledgments (optional) and References. If the manuscript is written in English follow the same structure using consistent nomenclature as described above.

Letters to Editor

Manuscripts submitted as Letter to the Editor are limited to 250 words and should include scientific evidence that supports their position. Tables and figures are not permitted. Answers to critical and/or suggestions may accompany the publication of the letter.

Short Comunication

Should be organized following the instructions in original articles limited to 4500 characters, including Title, Título, Abstract, Descriptors, Resumo (Abstract in Portuguese), Descritores, Introduction, Objective(s), Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion(s ), Acknowledgments (optional), References. Should contain no more than two figures and 15 references.


The title must be clear and concise but include sufficient details to indexing purposes. It must be written in a way that readers are not experts in the field can understand the issue that the article refers. The use of numbers, acronyms, abbreviations and punctuation should be avoided.

Abstract and Resumo

The abstract should enable the reader to evaluate a possible interest in the article, providing clear and concise content of the study. Must be submitted in the form of plain text of approximately 200 to 300 words, contemplates all sections relevant to the nature of the article.


These are words or phrases that identify the contents of the article. Should be informed 3 to 6 descriptors. For the selection of descriptors indexed consult DeCS - Descriptors in Health Sciences (, following in the subject heading.


It should be clear and succinct, define the problem studied, its importance and synthesize current knowledge about this subject, highlighting the gaps in knowledge that will be addressed in the article.


Explicit statement of the specific objectives of the investigation, and the hypothesis to be tested.

Material and Methods

Description of the whole experimental procedure employed to elucidate the hypothesis tested. It should contain sufficient detail so that, in combination with the cited references, all clinical trials and experiments reported can be fully reproduced. Previously published methods should be referenced, unless changes are made. Should be described in the methods section the statistical analysis employed including the application (software) used to performe statistical tests and probability level adopted.

Material e Drugs

The generic names of products should be preferred to their respective trademarks, always followed, in parentheses, by trademark, manufacturer name, city and country it was manufactured, separated by commas.


Objectively report the results in a logical sequence in text, tables and illustrations, showing first the main or most important findings. Emphasize important points, without citing references from the literature or presentation of possible interpretations. Data should not be duplicated in tables and figures. In the text, emphasize or summarize only important observations.


Section destinaded to discuss how and why results were obtained. Use the Discussion section to explain the results and evaluate the investigation findings. Mention how the results can be compared to other previously published studies. Use references to support statements and avoid unfounded interpretations.


Develop concise statements that can be supported by the results obtained in the study and related to the objectives proposed. It should not be described as summary or a repetition of the results section.


Figures (photographs and illustrations) must have good technical and artistic quality to allow an adequate reproduction. Are accepted only images at a resolution of 300 dpi, TIF or JPEG. Must be submitted in separate files numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. It will not be accepted images embedded in Word files (.doc, .docx), Powerpoint (.ppt, .pptx) ou PDF. images with excessive brightness, dark, out of focus or with any disability that impairs their understanding or reproduction will not be accepted. In case of illustrations, if necessary, we may ask the original file in CorelDraw (.cdr). The respective captions should be included at the end of the text of the manuscript.

Tables, charts and graphs

Tables, charts and graphs should be submitted on separate pages and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. They should include their captions, positioned on top of tables and charts, and at the bottom of graphs. All tables, charts and graphs, without exception, should be cited in the text.


Should be mentioned sources of support and funding to the study, consultants and collaborators who have contributed to the study but not listed as authors. Potential conflicts of interest should be identified in the Acknowledgements section.


References must follow the standard "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals - Vancouver" for the submission of manuscripts to biomedical journals - available at the following address: Abbreviations of titles of foreign journals should be cited according to List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus ( In publications with seven or more authors are cited the first six followed by the Latin expression et al.


Send of the manuscripts

Manuscripts must be sent to:

Revista da Pós-Graduação da FOUSP


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