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The Australasian Orthodontic Journal (AOJ) is the official scientific publication of the Australian Society of Orthodontists. First published in 1967, the aim of the AOJ is to publish original, clinically relevant and evidence-based research on topics such as craniofacial development and growth, orthodontic treatment and care, and industry advancements and trends.

In 2021 the journal became fully Open Access publication. All the back issues available at are also accessible without any restrictions.

Peer review

The review process is managed by the manuscript management software. In a double-blind process, at least two reviewers are selected according to their knowledge in the field/topic of the paper. If there is disagreement between the reviewers, a third is invited. However, the final decision to accept or reject resides with the Editor-in-Chief. All identifying author details are removed from the manuscript before electronic mailing. The reviewers have a checklist of parameters by which to assess the manuscript. The average time to first decision is 3 weeks and the types of decisions possible are: accept without revision, minor revision, major revision, or reject.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content under the Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Under the Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license users are free to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapt the work (remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially) if the contribution was properly attributed and all of the changes indicated. Authors retain all the copyright without restrictions.


The Australian Society of Orthodontists helps patients understand their options for orthodontic treatment and the importance and life changing benefits of orthodontics for patients of all ages.
Only dentists that have completed an accredited orthodontic specialist training program for a further 3 years after dental school can be accepted for membership in the Australian Society of Orthodontics.
Specialist orthodontists are highly educated clinicians who are capable of diagnosing, preventing and treating dental and facial irregularities to correctly align the teeth and jaws and balance the facial profile and soft tissues.
The ASO provides factual information about orthodontic treatment and only relies on the best practice university and hospital research to ensure that clinicians are equipped with the knowledge to act in the best interests of patient care.


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Plagiarism Policy

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Publication timeframe:
Volume Open
Journal Subjects:
Medicine, Basic Medical Science, other