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. The APOS Trends in Orthodontics (APOS) is owned by the Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society (APOS) and published by the Scientific Scholar.

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.

Audience

The journal provides a forum from orthodontists all over the world to disseminate their research and knowledge.

Review process

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 the two external reviewers. This is also disclosed in the published manuscript under the section of Conflict of Interest.

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 to the Editor-In-Chief in maintaining the clarity of content and focus of the journal’s purpose.

About the Editor

Editor-In-Chief

Dr. Eric J.W. Liou

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.

Benefits

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:
DOAJ, Emerging Sources Citation Index

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishings Electronic Databases, Google Scholar, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, Wanfang Data, CrossRef, ReadCube, 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 a plagiarism check (iThenticate) available on our Editors 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.

Archival Policy

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

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.

Advertisements

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.

Subscription Information

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. 

The journal is published in E-Journal format and the journal is also available in print on demand. The journal offers a Print-on-Demand subscription – https://scientificscholar.com/buy-subscriptions/.

Publisher

Imaging Science Today was founded in 2011 by a group of practicing doctors and industry specialists, it changed its name to Scientific Scholar LLC, USA (scientificscholar.com). All the scientific journal publishing of Imaging Science Today was brought under the umbrella of Scientific Scholar LLC in 2017. Scientific Scholar LLC (scientificscholar.com) is a well-respected medical publisher that fully supports open access publishing models, Subscription and Society based journal models through its peer-review management system – EditorialAssist (journalmanagement.org). The head office of Scientific Scholar (scientificscholar.com)  is in Rochester, NY, USA and has a subsidiary arm in India.

Scientific Scholar (scientificscholar.com)  owns its Manuscript Management System called EditorialAssist (journalmanagement.org). This system is very intuitive with a very short learning curve. The overall functionality of this system is based on “DRAG AND DROP”.

The mission of the Scientific Scholar (scientificscholar.com) is “Share, Learn and Improve”.

Scientific Scholar (scientificscholar.com)  currently publishes many prestigious and indexed journals like the Journal of Clinical Imaging Science (clinicalimagingscience.org),  Surgical Neurology International (surgicalneurologyint.com),  CytoJournal (cytojournal.com) and many more (scientificscholar.com/journals). Scientific Scholar (scientificscholar.com) currently publishes approximately thirty three peer-reviewed journals.