GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS
Orthodontic Practice US is a peer-reviewed, bimonthly publication containing articles by leading authors from around the world. Orthodontic Practice US is designed to be read by specialists in Periodontics, Oral Surgery, and Prosthodontics.
Orthodontic Practice US requires original, unpublished article submissions on implant topics, multidisciplinary dentistry, clinical cases, practice management, technology, clinical updates, literature reviews, and continuing education.
Typically, clinical articles and case studies range between 1,500 and 3,000 words. Authors can include up to 15-25 illustrations. Manuscripts should be double-spaced and all pages should be numbered. Orthodontic Practice US reserves the right to edit articles for clarity and style as well as for the limitations of space available.
Articles are classified as either clinical, continuing education, technology, or research reports. Clinical articles and continuing education articles typically include case presentations, technique reports, or literature reviews of a clinical topic. Research reports state the problem and the objective, describe the materials and methods (so they can be duplicated and their validity judged), report the results accurately and concisely, provide discussion of the findings, and offer conclusions that can be drawn from the research. Under a separate heading, research reports provide a statement of the research’s clinical implications and relevance to implant dentistry. Clinical and continuing education articles include an abstract of up to 250 words. Continuing education articles also include three to four learning objectives, a short “expected outcomes” paragraph, and a 10-question, multiple choice quiz with the correct answers indicated. Questions and answers should be in the order of appearance in the text, and verbatim. Product trade names cited in the text must be accompanied by a generic term and include the manufacturer, city, and country in parentheses.
• Include full name, academic degrees, and institutional affiliations and locations
• If presented as part of a meeting, please state the name, date, and location of the meeting
• Sources of support in the form of grants, equipment, products, or drugs must be disclosed
• Full contact details for the corresponding author must be included
• Short author bio
• Author headshot
Illustrations should be clearly identified, numbered in sequential order, and accompanied by a caption. Digital images must be high resolution, 300 dpi minimum, and at least 90 mm wide. We can accept digital images in all image formats (preferring .tif or jpeg).
Ensure that each table is cited in the text. Number tables consecutively and provide a brief title and caption (if appropriate) for each.
References must appear in the text as numbered superscripts (not footnotes) and should be listed at the end of the article in their order of appearance in the text. The majority of references should be less than 10 years old. Provide inclusive page numbers, volume and issue numbers, date of publication, and all authors’ names. References must be submitted in Harvard style. For example:
Greenwall, L (2000). Combining bleaching techniques. Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry 1(1):92-96
Or in the case of a book:
Greenwall L (2001). Bleaching Techniques in Restorative Dentistry: An Illustrated Guide. Martin Dunitz: London.
Written permission must be obtained by the author for material that has been published in copyrighted material; this includes tables, figures, pictures, and quoted text that exceeds 150 words. Signed release forms are required for photographs of identifiable persons.
Disclosure of financial interest
Authors must disclose any financial interest they (or family members) have in products mentioned in their articles. They must also disclose any developmental or research relationships with companies that manufacture products by signing a “Conflict of Interest Declaration” form after their article is accepted. Any commercial or financial interest will be acknowledged in the article.
All manuscripts are peer reviewed and accepted, accepted with modification, or rejected at the discretion of the editorial review board. Authors are responsible for meeting review board requirements for final approval and publication of manuscripts.
Page proofs will be supplied to authors for corrections and/or final sign off. Changes should be limited to those that are essential for correctness and clarity.
Please email for Dropbox information for article submission materials.
If reprints or additional issues are desired, they must be ordered from the publisher when the page proofs are reviewed by the authors. The publisher does not stock reprints; however, back issues can be purchased.
Checklist for article submissions:
• A copy of the manuscript and figures, including all pictures (low res) necessary for reviewers
• Manuscript: double-spaced including separate references, figure legends and tables
• Abstract, learning objectives, expected outcomes paragraph
• References: double-spaced, alphabetical, Harvard style
• Tables: titled and cited in the text
• Mandatory submission form, signed by all authors