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Australasian Orthodontic Journal

Australian Society of Orthodontists

EDITOR IN CHIEF : Professor Craig Dreyer

Number of Issues : 2

Subject: Dentistry, Orthodontics & Medicine

ISSN: 2207-7472
eISSN: 2207-7480


Impact Factor: 0.226 (2020)
CiteScore: 0.3 (


License type: CC BY 4.0
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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.



Professor Craig Dreyer - The University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Deputy Editor

Dr Sanjivan Kandasamy - West Australian Orthodontics, Western Australia, Australia

Editorial Board

Dr Joe Antoun - Senior Lecturer, Orthodontic Department, University of Otago, Otago, New Zealand
Dr Tony Collett - Lecturer, Orthodontic Department, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Professor Ali Darendeliler - Head of Orthodontics, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Dr John Fricker OAM - Private Orthodontic Practice, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Associate Professor Mithran Goonewardene - Head of Orthodontics, University of Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
Dr Chris Ho - Senior Dental Specialist in Orthodontics, Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, Queensland, Australia
Dr Anthony Weir - Senior Lecturer, Orthodontic Department, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia


The Australasian Orthodontic Journal welcomes articles that contribute to orthodontic knowledge from all sources. Material is accepted for publication on the understanding that it has not been submitted or published, in any format, elsewhere.

Additional information about journal policies are available here:
- Guidelines for Contributors 2021
- Publication Ethics
- Conflict of Interest Statement 
- Statement of Human and Animal Rights.

Please submit your paper here.

This journal provides immediate open access to its content under the Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license. Authors who publish with this journal retain all copyrights and agree to the terms of the above-mentioned CC license.

To publish in Australasian Orthodontic Journal, authors are not required to pay any article processing or submission charges.


This journal is also archived by Portico - digital long-term preservation service of scholarly records.



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