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ISSN: 1734-1558
Forum Ortodontyczne / Orthodontic Forum
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ORTHODONTIC FORUM
is a quarterly published in Polish and English; it contains original articles, reviews, case studies, interviews, opinions, abstracts and information about events of interest to the orthodontic community.

Theme sections
Papers accepted for publication are published in the following theme sections:

Orthodontic treatment
Orthodontic tooth movement
Orthodontic appliances
Orthodontic root resorption
Orthodontic treatment need
Orthodontic anchorage
Orthodontic retention
Orthodontic therapy
Interceptive orthodontics
Orthodontic epidemiology
Orthodontic prophylaxis
Orthodontic techniques
Orthodontic treatment in arthritis

Submission for publication



All papers submitted for publication in the journal must be written in 12 pt. font with 1.5 line spacing. The title page, figure captions, titles and descriptions of tables must be in Polish and English, and English captions must be written in italics. The title page, figure captions and titles and descriptions of the tables should all be attached as separate files. The paper without an abstract, authors and keywords should be attached separately in Polish or, in the case of papers submitted by non-Polish authors, in English.

Each paper submitted for publication should contain the following statements:
• a statement that the paper has not been previously published or submitted to another editorial office,
• a copyright form signed by the first author,
• a statement of any potential conflict of interest.

The form containing all the above statements can be downloaded from the panel during the submission of the paper.

Ethics
Papers should be written in accordance with the principles of the Helsinki Declaration (http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/index.html); EU directives (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/lab_animals/legislation_en.htm) and harmonized requirements for biomedical journals (http://www.icmje.org).

Conflicts of interest
All authors must disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest, both financial and personal, in relation to any person or organization that may have influenced the article. Conflicts of interest may include, but are not limited to, employment with an institution which provides funding for publication, consultation, shareholding, fees, and the provision of paid expertise, patent applications/registrations, grants or other financing projects.


Contribution of authors' work
During the process of submitting an article to the editorial office, the contribution of individual authors should be indicated:
• Research concept and design
• Collection and/or collation of data
• Analysis and interpretation of data
• Writing an article,
• Critical review of the article,
• Approval of the final version of the article.

The editorial staff of the journal shall comply with the standards recommended by COPE (Publication Ethics Committee) with respect to the authorship criteria and/or who should be mentioned as co-author. Details of these criteria can be found in the COPE report (https://publicationethics.org/resources/discussion-documents/cope-forum-4-june-2013-authorship-contributorship-who%E2%80%99s-doing-what).

Copyright
All authors of the paper must agree to its publication in writing. Upon acceptance of the paper for publication, all rights to use it shall pass to the owner of the journal and become its own copyrights. The paper may not be published by any other publishing house. After publication, the paper remains the property of the Polish Orthodontic Society, and prior written consent of the Polish Orthodontic Society is required for any use of it in its entirety, regardless of the medium and language. All published articles are available in Open Access and under the terms of use defined by Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/).

If extracts from other copyrighted works are included in the text, the author(s) must obtain the written consent of the title holder and indicate the sources in the article.

Rights to the article retained by the author
The author (or employer or institution) retains the rights to the article under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).

Reviewers
In the course of submitting a paper, the author is asked to provide data (name, surname and e-mail address) of two suggested reviewers. The editorial staff reserves the right to decide whether or not to use the author's suggestions.

Review process
The articles are reviewed on their merits and whether they present new insights into the research, new thinking and contribution to its development, changes in clinical practice or perception of disease. By submitting the paper, all authors of the article agree to its publication. The signature of the author responsible for the correspondence on the application letter means that this condition is met.

Submitted papers are initially reviewed by the editors of the journal. Articles of insufficient value are rejected. An incomplete set of documents or articles not prepared in accordance with the standards will be sent back to the authors before the review process with information about the shortcomings. Registered articles are sent to independent reviewers for review. The review process usually lasts from 2 to 4 weeks.

The articles are reviewed in a double-blind selection system and published in an open access system. The reviewer performs the review using an electronic system based on questions prepared for a specific journal. The reviewer may also send individual comments for publication in the article.

Submitted papers are accepted for publication by the Editorial Office after a positive opinion of independent reviewers. If the submitted work requires corrections, an amended version should be sent as a second version of the article together with a commentary to all the comments of the reviewers and the calculation and marking of the corrections made in the text within 7 days.

Licenses
Authors who have used material from other sources must attach a written license to reproduce it from their author and publisher. This also applies to work in preparation for publication, and to an unpublished article or communication.

Legal liability
Editors are responsible for deciding which articles will be accepted for publication. Editors shall act in a balanced, objective and honest manner in the performance of their duties without discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors.

The Chief Editor, together with the Editorial Board and the Scientific Board of the journal, shall endeavor to ensure that misleading or inconsistent information, opinions or statements are not published in the journal. However, the Editorial Board is not responsible for any data or opinions, statements or advertising that are the expression of the personal knowledge and views of their authors, sponsors or advertisers. Therefore, the Editor-in-Chief, the Editorial Board, the Scientific Board and the Publisher are not responsible for the information, opinions or statements provided. The Editorial Board endeavors to ensure that drug doses and other units of measurement are correctly presented. Nevertheless, it is suggested to use doses verified on the basis of the information provided by responsible entities in the registration documents and in force in the country concerned.

STYLE SHEET

The title page should include the title of the paper; names, surnames, ORCID numbers, scholarly degrees or titles and authors' positions; the name of the institution; correspondence address, telephone and e-mail. Due to the use of double-blind review process, the above information may appear only on the title page, which is not made available to reviewers.

An abstract of at least 200 and at most 250 Polish and English words, written on separate pages, should be structured, covering the aim, material and methods, results and conclusions. The abstract is attached in the panel when submitting the paper to the editorial office.

Keywords - each paper should include 3 to 5 keywords, which should be consistent with Index Medicus (Medical Subject Heading).

The content of the paper written on numbered pages in Polish or English should have a structured form, adequate to the division of the abstract and should include depending on the type of work:
• original and overview articles - introduction, aim, material and methods, results, discussion and conclusions;
• case studies - introduction, aim, material and methods, case description, conclusions.

Acknowledgements
All persons who do not meet the criteria for authorship, but who have contributed to the creation of the work, should be listed in the acknowledgements. These are plant managers, technical employees and those who help with writing the text.
All financial or material support should be acknowledged as well and its source should be disclosed.

References should be attached at the end of the paper. References in the order they are quoted in the text should be numbered and written with double vertical space on a separate page. All items quoted in the text must be included in the references, and vice versa. The rules for writing and quoting literature are contained in the Uniform Requirements for Biomedical Journals known as the Vancouver system (JAMA 1993; 269: 2282-6).

Figures
The printed version of the journal is published in black and white as standard. However, color figures may be published, in which case the costs may be charged to the author.

Tables
Each table should be submitted in a separate file. The table title should be written in Polish and English above the table. The figures and tables must be numbered with Arabic numerals. The title should not be followed by a period. Captions (bilingual) in table frames must be prepared by the author.

Main principles
• drawings, charts, photos should be attached in JPG, TIFF, PNG, GIF formats
• files with low resolution are not accepted
• graphic materials should be numbered according to the position in the text – figures with Roman numerals and tables with Arabic numerals
• reference to individual figures and tables in the text is obligatory
• the illustrations should be listed in a separate file
• each figure must be attached as a separate file

Don’t:
• upload files with low resolution
• attach graphics that are too big
• repeat the information given in the tables and in the figures.

Before submitting an article to the Editorial Office, please make sure that:
• the paper has been checked for linguistic correctness
• the references are given in the appropriate, required format
• all references are quoted in the text and vice versa
• a license to use materials from other sources protected by copyright (including the Internet) has been obtained
• the colors of the figures are clearly marked so that they can be reproduced.

Correspondence address:
Karmelicka 7,
20-081 Lublin
phone./fax 81 528 79 40
e-mail: biuro@forumortodontyczne.pl