© Copyright 2020 – APOS Trends in Orthodontics – All rights reserved.
Published by Scientific Scholar on behalf of Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society.
ISSN (Print): 2321-4600
ISSN (Online): 2321-1407
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.
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 from orthodontists all over the world to disseminate their research and knowledge.
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.
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.
Prof. (Dr.) Nikhilesh R. Vaid
It is a peer-reviewed international journal with a double-blind review process. Its frequency of publication is quarterly. Currently, we only have E-Journal and do not publish in print.
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.
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, International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), Hinari
The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:DOAJ, Emerging Sources Citation Index
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 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.
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.
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.
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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.
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