About the Journal

The APOS Trends in Orthodontics (APOS) is an open access peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing high-quality articles in the field of Orthodontic .

Focus and Scope

The journal is an orthodontic specialty journal, and aims to provide its readers state of the art information on orthodontic advances both in the research and clinical arena. Potential authors may submit original research conducted after ethical clearances, clinical case reports, clinical/technique pearls and book reviews. Systematic reviews are welcome, descriptive reviews are not within the scope of the journal. We welcome research that follows the CONSORT, PRISMA, STROBE and STARD guidelines. The experts’ corner in every current issue is an invitational article to a professional with expertise in a given area of orthodontics, as determined by the editorial board.
The journal respects the scientific submission of its authors and believes in following an expeditious double-blind peer review process and endeavours to complete the review process within scheduled time frame. A significant effort from the author and the journal perhaps enables to strike equilibrium to meet the professional expectations of the peers in the world of scientific publication. APOS Trends believes in safeguarding the privacy rights of human subjects. In order to comply with it, the journal instructs all authors when uploading the manuscript to also add the ethical clearance (human/animals)/informed consent of subject in the manuscript. This applies to the study/case report that involves animal/human subjects/human specimens, e.g., extracted tooth parts/soft tissue for biopsy/in-vitro analysis.

Audience

Our audience includes Medical, Orthodontic, Dental, and all Allied Health Sciences.

Review process

APOS has a highly rigorous peer-review process that makes sure that manuscripts are scientifically accurate, relevant, novel and important. Authors disclose all conflicts, affiliations and financial associations such that the published content is not biased.

Editorial team

The editorial board comprises of a panel of experts from various disciplines of medical and allied sciences to provide their expertise and guidance in maintaining the clarity of content and focus of the purpose for the journal.

About the Editor

Editor-In-Chief
Prof. (Dr.) Nikhilesh R. Vaid​

Facts about the Journal

It is a peer-reviewed international journal with a double-blind review process. Its frequency of publication is quarterly, what that means is, it publishes the article once it’s accepted after peer review. Currently, we only have E-Journal and do not publish in print.

Benefits

An article published in the journal can be viewed without a fee by readers all over the world. The author also gets to retain copyright to the article and the figures. This allows authors to extend their exposure in the world of medical research and get worldwide recognition for their work.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
EBSCO Publishing’s Electronic Databases, Google Scholar, Crossref, Open Academic Journals Index (OAJI), Directory of Research Journals Indexing (DRJI), Eurasian Scientific Journal Index, Scientific Indexing Services (SIS) and Index Copernicus International World of Journals (ICI).

The journal is indexed with:
DOAJ, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Index Copernicus.

Journal Ethics

The APOS Trends in Orthodontics is committed to meeting and upholding the standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit our Ethical Guidelines section

Plagiarism Policy

We have plagiarism check available on our Editors and Reviewer’s panel in the manuscript management system. We encourage our editors and reviewers to use the plagiarism check. Any manuscript with plagiarism will be rejected immediately.

Archival Policy

We use PORTICO for our third-party repository for all articles published with us. All our articles are assigned a DOI number. We are members of https://crossref.org

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open-access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. APOS Trends in Orthodontics has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.

Advertisements

While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content are not biased or influenced by the advertisement.

“Pop-up” and “banner” advertisement appears at a fixed location on the page and does not interfere with the manuscript in any form.

The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.

Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.

Publisher

Scientific Scholar, USA, established with the aim of publishing scientific journals. The mission of the company is “Share, Learn and Improve”.

Beginning in 2017, scientific journal publishing bought under the new umbrella of “Scientific Scholar”.

Imaging Science Today was founded in 2011 by a group of practicing doctors and industry specialists. It is a well-respected medical publisher that fully supports many of the popular open access models and all the aspects of the scientific journal publishing through its peer-review management system – Scientific Scholar and Open Access platform. The headquarter of Scientific Scholar is in Rochester, NY, USA and has a subsidiary arm in India.

Scientific Scholar currently publishes prestigious journals like the American Journal of Sonography and American Journal of Ophthalmic Clinical Trials and is growing in its portfolio.