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The Journal of Orthodontic Science is an international, peer-reviewed journal that started in 2012 as a continues published journal. From 2018, the Journal of Orthodontic Science will adapt a continuous publication process whereby all accepted papers in the Journal would be published when they have completed the manuscript production process.

Published articles are made freely available on the journal's website immediately upon publication.

The Journal of Orthodontic Science is the official scientific publication of Saudi Orthodontic Society. The journal aims to publish high quality clinical and scientific original research papers in all areas related to orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. Particular emphasis is focused on evidence-based investigations of contemporary diagnostic procedures and treatment techniques and novel clinical reports of diverse treatment approaches.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, PubMed Central, SCOPUS

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:

  • "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
  • The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
  • Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.

  Scope of the Journal


The journal of Orthodontic Science covers all areas of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics including diagnostic procedures & treatment planning, growth & development of the face and its clinical implications, appliance designs, biomechanics, bone biology & basic science research, biomaterials, skeletal anchorage devices, orthodontic appliance & biomaterials, contemporary imaging techniques employed for dentofacial diagnosis & treatment planning, orthognathic surgery, adult treatment, temporomandibular disorders & sleep medicine and dental education. The journal accepts original research articles, case reports, review articles (with special emphasis on systematic reviews and meta analysis). All submitted manuscripts are processed through online edit system to allow expedited submission, review and editing processes.

  About the Saudi Orthodontic Society

The Saudi Orthodontic Society was founded under the umbrella of the Saudi commission for health specialties in April 2006. The society aims to achieve the development of professional thinking in the field of orthodontics and promote scientific and professional practice of the society members. Also, to provide the chance for all orthodontic professionals to participate in the scientific advancement of orthodontics by facilitating the exchange of scientific and professional information between the society and various institutions inside and outside the Saudi Arabia. For further information, please refer to link: http://www.sos.sa

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