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Editors’ responsibility for journal contents

Editors are responsible for all scientific texts published in the Ortodoncie journal. They follow the publisher’s general conception and take into account the editorial board’s recommendations; they observe prevailing legal regulations, copyright and the Civil Code in particular. Editors can consult on their decisions with members of the editorial board, reviewers or the publisher. Editors follow procedures guaranteeing the quality of the journal’s content; they see to it that editorial decisions are not influenced by any commercial, personal or institutional interests. If commercial content is published it must always be indicated and separated from the scholarly material. Editors must not falsely affect the ranking of the journal by fictitiously increasing any metric (scope, circulation, on-line readership etc.).



Editors must not convey any information about a submitted manuscript to any other person except its authors, other members of the editorial staff and reviewers (including potential ones). Editors must not share unpublished manuscripts with editors of other journals or experts without the authors’ consent. Editors must not use knowledge or other unpublished ideas acquired during the peer review for the purpose of their own or other research without the express written consent of the authors. When manuscripts are submitted to the peer-review process, editors must carefully protect the confidentiality of the authors’ material and remind reviewers to do the same.

Objectivity and conflict of interest

Editors must evaluate a manuscript according to the quality of its content, without regard to their personal relationship with the authors, or the authors’ origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion or political views. If there is a potential conflict of interest (close person, current collaboration in joint research, etc.) editors must refuse to participate in the manuscript evaluation. In such a case, editors are obliged to declare their conflict of interest without delay, and pass work on the manuscript to another member of the editorial staff. Editors require that all contributors and reviewers inform them about potential conflicts of interest, and to publish corrections in case the conflict of interest is disclosed only after the manuscript is published.


Rules for retraction

If reviewers or other readers notify the editors about potential serious malpractice in the ethical conduct of authors or the professional validity of information in a manuscript or published article, the editors must first grant the authors of the text an opportunity to respond to the allegation. If they do not reply within a reasonable time or the reply is unsatisfactory, the editors should follow the COPE Retraction Guidelines.


Editorial board

Editorial board members follow rules for confidentiality, objectivity and conflicts of interest. All members are required to submit a statement on potential conflicts of interest at least once a year. They are also obliged to immediately notify the board of any change in their circumstances that could result in a potential conflict of interest arising.


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