ISSN (Print): 2321-4600
ISSN (Online): 2321-1407
About the Journal
Focus and Scope | Audience | Review Process | Editorial Team | About the Editor | Facts About the Journal | Benefits | Abstracting and Indexing Information | Journal Ethics | Plagiarism Policy | Archival Policy | Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing | Ahead of Print Policy | Advertisements | Subscription Information | Publisher
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 the 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 the 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.
The journal provides a forum for orthodontists all over the world to disseminate their research and knowledge.
APOS has a highly rigorous double-blinded peer-review process that makes sure that manuscripts are scientifically accurate, relevant, novel and important. Authors disclose all conflicts of interest, affiliations and financial disclosures such that the published content is not biased.
In-house submissions that contain the work of any editorial board member, are not allowed to be reviewed by that editorial board member and all decisions regarding this manuscript are made by an independent editor. In addition, these manuscripts are reviewed by two external reviewers. This is also disclosed in the published manuscript under the section of Conflict of Interest.
The editorial board comprises of a panel of experts from various disciplines of medical and allied sciences to provide their expertise and guidance to the Editor-In-Chief in maintaining the clarity of content and focus of the journal’s purpose.
About the Editor
Dr. Eric J.W. Liou
Dr. Eric J.W. Liou is former chairman of the Faculty of Dentistry and an associate professor in the Department of Orthodontics and Craniofacial Dentistry at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan. He owns several inventions and international patents. His clinical activities focus on non-compliant orthodontic appliances, accelerated orthodontic tooth movement, TADs, orthodontic and maxillary orthopedic treatments in patients with Class III malocclusion, and surgery-first accelerated orthognathic surgery. His research interests include bone physiology, platelet rich plasma, distraction osteogenesis, and CBCT.
Facts About the Journal
It is a peer-reviewed international journal with a double-blind review process. Its frequency of publication is quarterly. The journal is published in E-Journal format and the journal is also available in print on demand.
A manuscript published in the journal can be read and downloaded by readers all over the world without any charges or fees. The author retains the copyright of the manuscript 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 indexed with, or included in, the following: Emerging Sources Citation Index, SCOPUS
The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing Electronic Databases, Google Scholar, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, Wanfang Data, CrossRef, ReadCube, Index Copernicus, Scilit, Wang Fung
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.
We provide plagiarism check software (iThenticate) on the Editor’s and Reviewer’s panel in the manuscript management system. We encourage our editors and reviewers to use the plagiarism check. The manuscript’s found to have plagiarism is rejected.
Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing
APOS is an open-access journal, and manuscripts published 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. The journal 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.
While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place (https://scientificscholar.com/adv-policies/) 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 reading/display of the manuscript in any form. (https://apospublications.com/advertise/)
All advertisements are approved in consultation with Editor-In-Chief/the Editorial Board.
Advertisers submit their advertisements without prior information of the journal content to be published.
APOS is a quarterly publication and published manuscripts in the journal can be read and downloaded by readers all over the world without any charges or fees.
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