APOS Trends in Orthodontics, a publication of APOS Publications, Official publication of the Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society, is a peer-reviewed online journal with Bimonthly print on demand compilation of issues published. The journalís full text is available online at http://www.apospublications.com/. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository. The journal does not charge for submission, processing or publication of manuscripts and even for color reproduction of photographs.
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The Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society (APOS) was inaugurated on October 10, 2001 in Tokyo, Japan by its nine founding members (alphabetically listed):
- APO (Association of Philippine Orthodontists)
- AOS (Association of Orthodontists, Singapore)
- COS (Chinese Orthodontic Society)
- HKSO (Hong Kong Society of Orthodontists)
- IAO (Indonesian Association of Orthodontists, formerly Indonesian Orthodontic Society)
- IOS (Indian Orthodontic Society)
- JOS (Japanese Orthodontic Society)
- KAO (Korean association of Orthodontists)
- ThaAO (Thai Association of Orthodontists)
Today the APOS has grown to 18 Affiliate members with the addition of the following:
- ASO (Australian Society of Orthodontists)
- BOS (Bangladesh Orthodontic Society)
- MAO (Malaysian Association of Orthodontists)
- MacAO (Macao Association of Orthodontists)
- PAO (Pakistan Association of Orthodontists)
- NZAO ( New Zealand Association of Orthodontists)
- ODOAN (Orthodontic &DentofacialOrthopaedic Association of Nepal
- TAO (Taiwan Association of Orthodontists )
- SLOS (Sri Lankan Orthodontic Society).
The purpose for which the APOS has been formed is to assist Affiliated Societies/Associations to promote excellence in orthodontics through education and research in the Asian Pacific region. Moreover, the activities of the APOS are to disseminate scientific and artistic information relating to orthodontics particularly through its biennial congress, the Asian Pacific Orthodontic Congress (APOC) and the Journal of the Society(APOS Trends in Orthodontics).
The journal is an orthodontic specialtyjournal, and aims to provide its readers state of the art information on orthodontic advancesboth 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 expertsícorner 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 endeavors 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.