Information for authors

« International Orthodontics » is a scientific journal of the European College of Orthodontics (CEO) which aims to promote an international and wide-ranging approach to orthodontics through the transmission of knowledge and techniques to its members and subscribers.
Original articles and studies are submitted to a Reading Committee which will make a totally objective assessment of the papers submitted. Responsibility for the contents of published articles rests upon the authors, not the CEO.

 

Presentation of articles

Articles should be sent on CD-ROM to the Chief Editor: Jean-Pierre Ortial, 20, Allée des cyprès, 06410 BIOT, France or by mail: mcjport@gmail.com
They should contain a text file and an images folder.

 

Text file

The text file (Microsoft Word) must provide the following items: title, author(s) (first name, surname), full address of author(s), professional address of author(s), an abstract (5 – 10 lines), 3 – 5 key-words, the text of the article, legends of illustrations (tables, images), and a bibliography.

Orthodontic analyses (Total Space analysis, cephalometric analyses…) should be submitted on standard documents.

Key-words must be drawn from the official list of the National Library of Medicine (MeSH accessible via http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome.html for the American English version, or via the INSERM internet site http://ist.inserm.fr/basismesh/meshv05.html, which provides a bilingual search.

All bibliographical references must be quoted in the article and should be listed and numbered in square brackets in the text in chronological order of their appearance in the text, e.g. [1], [2,6], [3-8].

The bibliography at the end of the text must summarize all the references in their order of appearance in the text (and not in alphabetical order). The bibliography should comply with international practice regarding bibliographical references in periodicals :

Name(s) of authors (Lower case) – Space – First name initial (UPPER CASE) – Comma (if there are several authors), or Period (when there is a single author) – Exact title of the article – Period – Abbreviated title of periodical (using the international code listed in Index Medicus) – Space – Year of publication – Semi-colon – Number of volume – Colon – First page of article – Dash – Last page of article – Period.

 

Exemples

  • Articles
    1. Wiechmann D. La nouvelle attache TOP : un progrès en orthodontie linguale ? Intern  Orthod 2003;1 (2):119-38.
  • Books
    4. Enlow DH. Facial growth (3rd ed., 562p.). Saunders Co. ed., Philadelphia, 1990.
  • Theses
    5. Lautrou A. Effets directionnels d’une force extra-orale appliquée sur un activateur en hyperpropulsion. Thèse Doct Sci Odontol, Univ. Paris V, 1993.

Up to six authors can be mentioned. Above six, list only the first three names followed by “et al.”.

Le dossier image rassemble les illustrations : tableaux (Excel) et figures.

The image folder should contain all illustrations : tables (Excel) and figures. Figures must be made on Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, and must be formatted with .eps or .tiff,  300 dpi minimum, with a width, after framing, of 90 mm. Each figure (photograph, tracing, diagram) must have a separate folder which is identified by the illustration to which it is related; e.g. Fig 1a, Fig 5c, …

All figures (fig. 1, 2, 3,…) and tables (table I, II, III,…) must be numbered and listed in the text.

 

Conflict of interest

In accordance with international practices concerning conflicts of interest, all submitted manuscripts must be accompanied by a declaration of conflict of interest.

A conflict of interest exists when an author or co-author has financial or personal interests with other persons or organisations that may influence his professional judgement concerning an essential factor (such as a patient’s wellbeing or integrity of the research). The main conflicts of interest include financial interests, clinical trials, occasional business involvements and family connections.

All authors of the publication must declare all of the relationships they have had during the past 3 years that might be considered to have a potential conflict of interest but only in connection to the published article.

  1. Where there is no conflict of interest in connection to the submitted article, the following declaration should be added to the end of the report: Conflict of interest: none.
  2. Where there is a conflict of interest in connection to the submitted article, every author (and co-author) must declare his conflict of interest at the end of the manuscript (before the list of references).

 

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