The Art and Practice of Dentofacial Enhancement
Formerly World Journal of Orthodontics
Rafi Romano, DMD, MSc (Editor-in-Chief)
Marc Bernard Ackerman, DMD, MBA (Associate Editor)
ISSN 2160-2999 (print) / ISSN 2160-3006 (online)
World Journal of Orthodontics is an interactive quarterly
journal that publishes scientifically validated articles primarily
of interest to the clinician. Authors are invited to submit
papers on the latest and best clinical concepts and procedures,
both diagnostic and therapeutic. This includes case studies
that have particular clinical interest and application. Color
illustrations are encouraged wherever possible. The background,
statistical, and reference sections should be abbreviated
as much as possible without jeopardizing the substance of
the work. All submissions are rigorously peer-reviewed for
scientific value and selected by the editorial board.
In addition, the Journal publishes:
- Abstracts and reviewsThese are selected under
the aegis of a member of the editorial board. These succinct
submissions are chosen to keep readers at the cutting edge
of scientific and clinical development.
- Invited guest editorialsThese will be periodically
solicited by the editors. Approval by the editorial board
is required for publication.
- Letters to the editorCorrespondence is encouraged,
stimulating the exchange of information.
- NewsA separate section on symposia, conferences,
and workshops will be developed to inform readers of continuing
education opportunities. Because of the international nature
of the WJO, orthodontic societies around the world are encouraged
to submit brief announcements of professional news; ie,
meetings and special events. Corresponding color photographs,
when appropriate, are encouraged.
Submit one original and two copies of the manuscript and
illustrations, plus one set of disk(s) to:
T.M. Graber, DMD, MSD, PhD
UIC College of Dentistry
801 South Paulina, MC842
Chicago, IL 60612-7211
Reviewing of manuscripts will normally be the editors
prerogative, with the assistance of editorial board members
and selected consultants with expertise in the field being
discussed; ie, statistics, biomechanics, materia technica.
The editor reserves the right of final decision. The publisher
will edit accepted manuscripts to ensure conciseness, clarity,
and stylistic consistency, subject to the authors final
Adherence to these guidelines is essential. If not in the
required format, the manuscript will be returned to the author.
The Journal will follow as closely as possible the recommendations
of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors
(Vancouver Group) in regard to preparation of manuscripts
and authorship (Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted
to biomedical journals. Ann Intern Med 1997;126:3647).
- Submit three typewritten copies, double-spaced on one
side of the paper, with at least a 1-inch margin on all
sides. Number all pages.
- Computer-generated disk(s) must accompany each submission.
If possible, illustrations should be included on a separate
- Title page. The first page should include the title of
the article (descriptive but as concise as possible) and
the name, degrees, title, professional affiliation, and
full address of each author. Phone, fax, and e-mail address
must also be provided for the corresponding author, who
will be assumed to be the first-listed author unless otherwise
noted. If the paper was presented before an organized group,
the name of the organization, location, and date should
- Abstract. Include a maximum 200-word structured abstract
(with headings Aims, Methods, Results, Conclusion).
- Introduction. Summarize the rationale and purpose of the
study, giving only pertinent references. Clearly state the
- Materials and Methods. Present materials and methods in
sufficient detail to allow confirmation of the observations.
Published methods should be referenced and discussed briefly.
- Results. A concise analysis must be given and illustrated
as needed. Avoid repetition wherever possible.
- Discussion. Emphasize the new and important aspects of
the study and the conclusions that follow from them. Do
not repeat in detail data or other material given in the
Introduction or Results section. Relate observations to
other relevant studies and point out the implications of
the findings and their limitations.
- Acknowledgments. Acknowledge persons who have made substantive
contributions to the presentation. Specify grant or other
financial support, citing the name of the supporting organization
and grant number.
- Abbreviations. The full term for which an abbreviation
stands should precede its first use in the text unless it
is a standard unit of measurement.
- Trade names. Generic terms are to be used whenever possible,
but trade names and manufacturer should be included parenthetically
at first mention.
- References should be kept to a maximum of 20 citations.
If additional references are required, a footnote should
refer the reader to the authors e-mail address.
- The reference list should appear at the end of the article
in numeric sequence.
- Do not include unpublished data or personal communications
in the reference list. Cite such references parenthetically
in the text and include a date.
- Avoid using abstracts as references.
- Provide complete information for each reference, including
names of all authors (up to six). If the reference is part
of a book, also include the title of the chapter and names
of the books editor(s).
Journal reference style:
1. McNamara JA Jr, Howe RO, Dischinger TG. A comparison of
the Herbst and Fränkel appliances in the treatment of
Class II malocclusion. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 1990;98:134144.
Book reference style:
2. Graber TM, Vanarsdall RL. Orthodontics. Current Principles
and Techniques. St. Louis: Mosby, 2000:4448.
- All illustrations must be numbered and cited in the text
in order of appearance.
- The figure number and first authors last name should
be indicated on the back of each photograph of one set or
on the mount of each slide. Also indicate the top edge lightly
- Do not bend, fold, or use paper clips. Do not mount slides
- Original artwork must be provided with original submission.
- For protection against damage or loss, authors should
retain duplicate slides and illustrations.
- All illustrations are returned after publication.
Black & white photographsSubmit three sets
of high-quality glossy prints. Should the quality prove
inadequate, negatives will be requested as well. Photographs
should be unmounted and untrimmed.
RadiographsSubmit the original radiograph as
well as two sets of prints.
Line drawingsFigures, charts, and graphs should
be professionally drawn. Provide an electronic .tiff or
.eps file and three high-resolution computer-generated laser
prints (no photocopies).
ColorColor will be used whenever possible,
at the discretion of the editor and publisher. No charge
is made for such illustrations. Original slides (35 mm transparencies)
are preferred, also supply two sets of prints made from
Electronic filesMay be acceptable if original
images (as specified above) are unavailable. Resolution
must be at least 300 dpi when the image is 3 inches wide;
files saved in .tiff or.eps format are preferred. Please
do not send images embedded in text in word processing programs
(eg, Word) or office suite programs (Excel,
PowerPoint, etc). Also supply three printed copies of each
LegendsFigure legends should be grouped on
a separate sheet and typed double-spaced.
- Tables and statistics should be kept to a minimum. Reference
to additional tables and statistics should appear as a footnote,
with the authors e-mail address.
- Each table should be logically organized, on a separate
sheet, and numbered consecutively.
- The title and footnotes should be typed on the same sheet
as the table.
- Authors must include an e-mail address with the original
submission. This address will appear in the published article.
- Authors are to be accessible, via e-mail, to readers with
questions and comments.
- WJO readers will be encouraged to correspond directly
with authors, via e-mail.
MANDATORY SUBMISSION FORM
The Mandatory Submission Form, signed by all authors, must
accompany all submitted manuscripts before they can be reviewed
for publication. This form can be found elsewhere in this
issue or can be downloaded from the publishers website
PERMISSIONS AND WAIVERS
- Permission of author and publisher must be obtained for
the direct use of material (text, photos, drawings) under
copyright that does not belong to the author.
- Waivers must be obtained for photographs showing persons.
When such waivers are not supplied, faces will be masked
to prevent identification.
Reprints can be ordered from the publisher. The publisher
does not stock reprints; however, back issues can be purchased.
- Three copies of each manuscript and figures, including
all glossy prints necessary for reviewers.
- Computer-generated disk(s) of manuscript and, if possible,
- Manuscript: typed double-spaced including separate references,
figure legends, and tables.
- Structured abstract of no more than 200 words.
- References: double-spaced, numeric order, Journal style.
- Tables: double-spaced and titled.
- Mandatory Submission Form, signed by all authors.