Orthoscience / Publication Ethics and guidelines
PUBLICATION ETHICS AND GUIDILINES – ORTHODONTIC SCIENCE AND PRACTICE
The Orthodontic Science and Practice has as its mission make public the scientific and technological development achieved Orthodontics following quality indicators. Its objective is to publish researches; clinical cases; systematic reviews and presentation of new techniques; studies that concern the prosthetics community; short communication papers and updates.
Correspondence may be sent to:
Editora Plena Ltda
Rua Janiópolis, 245 – Cidade Jardim – CEP: 83035-100 – São José dos Pinhais/PR
Tel.: (41) 3081-4052
We at Editora Plena prioritize above all ethics and transparency in our editorial process. Therefore, all the articles received by Orthodontic Science and Practice are submitted to the following process:
1. All articles have to be submitted at our online system, available at: https://www.gnpapers.com.br/orthoscience/
2. The secretary will receive the article and verify if it contains all topics required for submission. If there’s any missing topic, the article will be returned to authors for correction. The article will be sent to review only when all mandatory topics are complete.
3. The editor will select 2 members of the editorial board to review the article. The double-blind system is used. All information about the authors is omitted so the counselors are not influenced in their analysis, and the authors do not have access to the names of the counselor of their article.
If a counselor can’t, for any reason, complete the review, the editor will choose a new member of the editorial board to do it.
4. Once the counselor accepts the invite to do the review, they will have access to the article content and to a questionnaire, where they will be able to make observations and choose if the article will be accepted for publication, denied for publication or if it needs corrections before publication.
5. The article needs to be approved by both counselors for publications. In case of one positive and one negative answer, a third counselor will be consulted.
6. After the article has been approved, it’s sent to language and norms correction, image treatment (when applicable) and magazine layout design.
8. Last, the article is sent to the correspondent author for approval. The author receives a deadline to review and request modifications or to approve the final version of the article for publications. At this time the authors will be informed about which edition the article will be published.
9. The Editorial Director and Scientific Director decide on the articles of each edition. After that, the selected material is put together for color proof. The editorial team revises the entire magazine to make sure everything is according to norms and within the magazine layout. Once it’s done the magazine is sent for printing.
– All material submitted must have a response from the editorial team.
– All submitted manuscripts are processed in a confidential manner. Besides the authors, editors and counselors, no one has access to the content of the material before the publication (in case of approval of the manuscript). Editors and counselors should not use any part of a manuscript yet unpublished for their own research.
– The scientific editor should deny them self from processing manuscripts if they have any conflict of interest with any of the authors or institutions related to the manuscripts.
– The editor has the right to make the final decision on whether to accept or reject a manuscript, even though they must provide motives for doing so.
– In case of ethical complaint concerning a submitted manuscript or a published article, the editor must respond the issue and contact the author immediately for more information before reaching a conclusion. The outcome should take in account the gravity of the matter.
EDITORIAL BOARD’ RESPONSIBILITIES
The editorial board of Orthodontic Science and Practice is formed of experts in the different fields of Orthodontics capable of reviewing with excellence the articles submitted for the magazine. All counselors are informed at the time of joining the board about the guidelines for reviewing an article.
– It is expected from every counselor to maintain impartiality while reviewing the manuscript.
– Any content with suspect of plagiarism must be reported to the editor for further investigation.
– Counselor must maintain the confidentiality of any information supplied by the authors.
– In case of facing a potential conflict of interests, the counselor must inform the editor and if necessary deny the review for that manuscript.
The journal Scientific board can be found at: https://editoraplena.com.br/orthoscience/conselho-cientifico
Upon submitting a manuscript the authors agree on the following:
– The work and all other elements of the work are original without fabrication, plagiarism, or fraud.
– The work and all other elements of the Work are not currently under consideration elsewhere and the research reported will not be submitted for publication elsewhere unless a final decision is made that the manuscript is not acceptable for publication by the Publisher.
All copyrights of the work are from now on property of the Publisher, and no partial or complete reproduction is allowed without the previous authorization of Orthodontic Science and Practice.
– If the work is not acceptable for publication copyrights ownership transference will be suspended.
– Agree with the Copyright policy of the Publisher as well as with the guidelines mentioned below.
– The authors agree that the article will be peer-reviewed and the work may be accepted, changes may be requested or the work may be decline.
– Take full responsibility for the content and completeness of the final submitted work; and understand that if the work, or any other element of the work, is found to be faulty, fraudulent, or in violation of any of my preceding representations, the authors share responsibility and any potential legal liability.
In respect to the vast efforts of the editors, authors and volunteer work from our reviewers, the publisher takes responsibility for ensuring the publication system works well and that ethical guidelines are followed.
In the event of this journal ceasing its publication, all editions are available in electronic format.
Orthodontic Science and practice is published quarterly.
We do not charge any fees from the author for any submission.
The acess to the journal is restricted to paying subscribers. It’s also possible to buy a single article in digital format.
PUBLISHING GENERAL GUIDELINES:
Submitted papers should be unpublished and should not be currently under review for any other publication. The Orthodontic Science and Practice publication holds the copyrights of all papers published, including their translation. However the journal allows posterior reproduction with proper reference to the source. The concepts presented in the published papers are of the authors’ entire responsibility, and do not necessary correspond to the opinion of the Editor-in-chief or the Editorial Board.
Editora Plena does not endorse any product or service announced in its publication or claims of their manufacturer. The journal Orthodontic Science and Practice as well as the sponsors are not responsible for damages caused by publication of misinformation.
The lead author will receive a copy of the publication containing the published article. Additional copies can be provided but they will be charged.
The Orthodontic Science and Practice utilizes a publication management system for online submission ad evaluation of papers.
Submissions should be sent by the website: https://www.gnpapers.com.br/orthoscience/
– To submitt a paper it is necessary to present the following information for all the authors (maximu 6 authors): full name; e-mail address; title (maximum two per author) and phone number. Without these data submission will be denied.
The paper should present the following sections:
1. Title Page
– Should contain the title, abstract and descriptors in English and in Portuguese.
– The abstract should be written in English and in Portuguese with a maximum of 250 words. – It should also be divided into the following sections: Introduction – presenting the aim of the study; Methods – describing how the study was performed; Results – reporting primary findings; Conclusion – reporting the authors’ conclusion about the results beside clinical implications.
– The abstract should be followed by 3 to 5 descriptors also presented in English and Portuguese, and in accordance to MeSH/DeCS.
– Text should be structured using the following sections: Introduction; Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, References and Figure Legends.
– Figures should be sent as separate file.
– Insert legends for the figures also in the text to guide the final assembly of the paper.
– Digital images will only be accepted in JPG or TIFF, minimum 7cm width and 300dpi. Low resolution images that do not meeting the mentioned criteria should result on the refusal of the paper.
– Images should be sent as separate file respecting the sequence of the system, five images at a time.
– All figures should be cited in the text.
– Maximum of 30 images per paper.
– Figures should be numbered (Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.) in order of appearance.
5. Tables, Graphics and Illustrations
– Tables should be self-explanatory and complementary to the text instead of simply reinforce it.
– Tables should be numbered consecutively as they are mentioned in the text using arabic numbers
– Each table should receive and explanatory and short title.
– If a table has been previously published it is recommended the insertion of a footnote presenting the credits of the original source.
– Send the tables as text files (Word or Excel for example) instead of graphic files (non editable file).
6. Ethic Committees
– The paper should mention, when necessary, the approval of the Ethic Committee.
Authors should be quoted as follows:
– One author: Silva23 (2010)
– Two Authors: Silva;Carvalho25 (2010)
– Three or more authors: Silva et al.28 (2010)
7.2. Examples of quote:
1. – When the author is mentioned in the text:
Example: “Albuquerque¹ (2003) justifies the positive correlation between the amount of Langerhans cells and inflammatory infiltrate since there is a high antigenic activity in intense inflammatory infiltrates, probably related to bacterial infection, thus requiring a greater amount of Langerhans cells presentation to the lynphocytes”
2. – When the author isn’t mentioned, please use just the superscript numbering:
Example: “Some authors have also reported the use of fascin as a marker for LCs, but it is not specific for LCs as it also detects interdigitating cells, veiled cells and follicular cells, hence the importance of this word¹.”
– All studies mentioned in the text should appear on the references.
– All references should be mentioned in the text.
– References should be identified on the text using superscript numbers in the same order that they appear at the References section.
– Abbreviations of journals’ titles are to be in accordance to “Index Medicus” and “Index to Dental Literature” publications.
– The accuracy of the references lies with the authors, who should provide all data required to their identification.
– References are to be presented at the end of the text in accordance to Vancouver Style (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html).
– The limit of 30 references should be respected.
Utilize the following examples:
Up to six authors
Santos LCS, Nascimento ILO, Santos JN, Gusmão JMR, Gurgel CAS, Valverde L. Immunohistochemistry assessment of Langerhans cells and microvascular density in oral squamous cell carcinomas. Full Dentistry in Science, Editora Plena. 2013; 5 (17):103-109.
More than six authors
Parkin DM, Clayton D, Black, RJ, Masuyer E, Friedl HP, Ivanov E, et al. Childhood – leukaemia in Europe after Chernobyl: 5 years follou-up. Br J Cancer.1996;73:1006-1012.
Verbeeck RMH. Minerals in human enamel and dentin.ln: Driessens FCM, Woltgens JHM, editors. Tooth development and caries. Boca Raton: CRC Press; 1986. p. 95-152.
Thesis, dissertations or courseworks
Author – title of the thesis, award, Institution issuing degree, location of institution. Year, and number of pages.
Leckenby RJ. Dynamic characterisation and fluid flow modelling of fractured reservoirs. PhD thesis. Imperial College. London; 2005 70p.
Camargo ES, Oliveira KCS, Ribeiro JS, Knop LAH. Resistência adesiva após colagem e recolagem de bráquetes: um estudo in vitro. In: XVI Seminário de iniciação científica e X mostra de pesquisa; 2008 nov. 11-12; Curitiba, Paraná: PUCPR; 2008. Disponível em: http://www2.pucpr.br/reol/index.php/PIBI 2008?dd1=2306&dd99=view
Registros de Ensaios Clínicos – International Standard Randomized Controlled Trial Number (ISRCTN)
The Orthodontic Science and Practice supports the register policies of clinical trials registration of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), and recognizes the importance of these initiatives for international registration and dissemination of these studies. Therefore, it will only be accepted clinical researches with a ISRCTN in one of the clinical trial registration systems validated in accordance with the criteria established by WHO and ICMJE. The WHO defines as clinical trial “any research study that prospectively assigns human participants or groups of humans to one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects on health outcomes. Interventions include but are not restricted to drugs, cells and other biological products, surgical procedures, radiological procedures, devices, behavioral treatments, process-of-care changes, preventive care, etc.
Registration at Clinicaltrials.gov
Registration at International Standard Randomized Controlled Trial Number (ISRCTN)
Any other matter will be submitted to the Editor-in-chief and the Editorial Board approval.
9. Digital proof
– A digital proof (PDF file) will be sent to the author’s email for his approval.
– The author should analyze the whole content of the archive, including text, tables, figures and legends, and return the archive with the required alterations within a 72 hours period.
– If the author doesn’t answer in 72 hours, the Editor-in-chief will consider the digital proof as the final version of the study.
– It is not allowed to include new authors in this stage of the publication process.
10. Submission Letter
(referred to in this Agreement as the “work”)
The undersigned author(s) submit the work for publication on the Orthodontic Science and Practice, and attest and warrant that:
1) The work and all other elements of the Work are original work without fabrication, plagiarism, or fraud.
2) The work and all other elements of the Work are not currently under consideration elsewhere and the research reported will not be submitted for publication elsewhere unless a final decision is made that the manuscript is not acceptable for publication by the Publisher
3) All copyrights of the work are from now on property of the Publisher, and no partial or complete reproduction is allowed without the previous authorization of Orthodontic Science and Practice.
4) If the work is not acceptable for publication copyrights ownership transference will be suspended.
5) Agree with the Copyright policy of the Publisher as well as with the previously exposed guidelines.
6) The authors agree that the article will be peer-reviewed and the work may be accepted, changes may be requested or the work may be decline.
7) Take full responsibility for the content and completeness of the final submitted work; and understand that if the work, or any other element of the work, is found to be faulty, fraudulent, or in violation of any of my preceding representations, the authors share responsibility and any potential legal liability