Aims

The Australasian Orthodontic Journal is a global, scientific, subscription-only periodical published in accordance with independent, unbiased, and double-blinded peer-review principles. The journal is the official publication of the Australian Society of Orthodontists and it is published twice-yearly in May and November.

The Australasian Orthodontic Journal publishes studies on orthodontic academic, clinical and research topics including craniofacial development and growth, reviews of current literature, case reports, and editorial comments that are prepared in accordance with ethical guidelines. The Journal’s publication language is English and the Editorial Board encourages submissions from international authors.

The Journal’s target audience includes academicians, specialists, students, and general practitioners working in the fields of orthodontics, dentistry, medicine and related areas.

The editorial and publication processes of the journal are governed by the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), Council of Science Editors (CSE), Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), European Association of Science Editors (EASE), and National Information Standards Organization (NISO). The journal conforms with the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (doaj.org/bestpractice).

The Journal charges no fees for manuscript processing and publication. No fees are requested from the authors at any point throughout the evaluation, review and publication process. The Journal does, however, accept advertising. All manuscripts must be submitted via the online submission system accessed through the Society’s website. The journal guidelines, technical information, and the required forms are available on the journal’s web page.

All expenses of the Journal are covered by the Australian Society of Orthodontists.

Statements or opinions expressed in the manuscripts published in the journal reflect the views of the author(s) and not those of the Australian Society of Orthodontists, editor, editorial board, and/or publisher. The Editor, Editorial Board, and publisher disclaim any responsibility or liability for published material.

All published content is available online through the Society and Journal’s website which is maintained by Informit (https://search.informit.com.au/browsePublication;py=2017;vol=33;res=IELHEA;issn=2207-7472;iss=1).
Availability is determined by subscription to the Journal.