EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Dr. William Ubilla Mazzini. Dentist. Specialist in Orthodontics from the University of Guayaquil. Master in Education with mention in Learning mediated by ICTs, from the Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador.  Coordinator of Orthodontics Specialty. Pilot School of Dentistry. University of Guayaquil. Ecuador. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5940-1456

EDITORIAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Francisco Morán Peña, Ph.D. University of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Rector of the University of Guayaquil. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3655-6003

Sofía Lovato Torres, Ph.D. Universidad de Guayaquil, Ecuador. Academic Vice Chancellor of the University of Guayaquil. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5831-8554

Luz Elvira Vásquez Luna, Ph.D. Universidad de Guayaquil, Ecuador. Dean of Research, Graduate Studies and Internationalization, Universidad de Guayaquil. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8709-2072

Amalin Ladayse Mayorga Albán, Ph.D. University of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Research and Knowledge Management Coordinator of the University of Guayaquil. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3667-0888

Miguel Botto-Tobar, MSc. University of Guayaquil, Ecuador. General Editor of Journals of the University of Guayaquil. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7494-5224

Otto Campos Mancero, MSc. University of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Guayaquil. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1745-1495

Carlos Martínez Florencia, MSc. University of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Sub-Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Guayaquil, Ecuador.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Rosse Mary Falcón Antenucci, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6184-0981, PhD in Dentistry (Dental materials and Prosthodontics). Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Faculty of Dentistry, Peru.

Carlos Alberto Diaz Perez. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8473-986X. Specialist in Maxillofacial Surgery. Master in Community Oral Health. University of Medical Sciences of Santiago de Cuba.

Juan Carlos Cuevas Gonzalez, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6981-8025, PhD Oral Pathology. Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Mexico.

Maria Cristina Flor Chavez. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1641-3083. Dentist. Master with Specialty in Periodontics and Implantology, Andrés Bello University, Chile.

María Antonieta Pérez Flores, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2481-7088, Master in Pediatric Dentistry (Pediatric Dentistry). University of Concepción, School of Dentistry, Chile.

John Macio Centeno. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6542-1637.  Specialist in Advanced Restorative Dentistry. National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Hidelisa Valdes Domech. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9519-1273.  Specialist in Periodontology. Master in Community Oral Health. University of Medical Sciences of Havana. Cuba

Andrea Caiza Rennella. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4324-2838. Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana-Colombia.

José Zambrano Pico. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8951-378X. Specialist in Implantology and Periodontics. University of Guayaquil. Ecuador

Guido Marañón Vásquez, https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7029-0347, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, School of Dentistry, Brazil.

María Elena Guerrero Dominguez. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1737-4642.  Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry. Central University of Ecuador.

Maribel Llanes Serantes. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3794-1942. PhD in Stomatology. Second degree specialist in Orthodontics. Catholic University of Cuenca-Ecuador.

Carlina Parrales Bravo. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4203-5127 Specialist in Orthodontics. Doctoral Candidate Complutense University of Madrid- Spain.

Manuel Sanchez Laguna. Dentist. Specialty in Maxillofacial Surgery. University San Francisco of Quito. Ecuador

Andrea Jimenez Ochoa. Specialist in Orthodontics. University San Francisco de Quito. Ecuador

EDITING AND WRITING COMMITTEE

Dr. William Ubilla Mazzini. MSc. Esp.

Dr. José Gonzalez Benavides

ROLE OF THE EDITOR AND REVIEWERS

The editor of the journal is responsible for the scientific quality of the journal, just as the authors are responsible for the scientific quality of their article. The editors and reviewers look for and accept articles that contribute to the field of knowledge, that communicate ideas clearly and that follow the style standards (Vancouver). The reasons for which the editors and reviewers reject an article from the first instance are:

  • The article does not fit the publication (in terms of subject, line, approach).
  • The article is speculative, it does not have scientific quality.
  • The theoretical basis is not strong enough.
  • The methodology is weak.
  • The data analysis is poor.
  • It does not make a substantial contribution to knowledge.
  • It is not a "rounded" text, i.e., there is no congruence and fluidity throughout the sections.
  • It is not written correctly or does not present the specifications requested by the publication.