Call for Papers

Abstract Submission Closed. Thank you for lots of submissions.
Acceptance decisions to be posted on this Website in late July.

All submissions should be made on-line via this Website except in special cases. If you wish to submit a paper by mail, contact the Secretariat and ask for a mail submission form (the Secretariat will post the submission on-line on your behalf).

1. Presentation (Discussion) Language

Choose either English or Japanese.

2. Types of Poster Exhibits

A. Exhibits

(1) Academic Exhibits (Basic research, clinical research, devices)

(2) Case Exhibits (Case reports of academic significance)

B. Case Reports (for the purpose of JOS dentist certification renewals only)

C. Oral Presentations (papers selected by the Scientific Program Committee only)

3. Categories of Topics

See the category listed below and choose up to three items by number which match with your presentation.

01 Craniofacial morphology 17 Comprehensive dental treatment
02 Growth and development 18 Development of occlusion
03 Oral physiology 19 Retention
04 Etiology and epidemiology 20 Oral hygiene
05 Biomechanics 21 Cleft lip and palate
06 Histology 22 Congenital anomaly
07 Biochemistry and molecular biology 23 Maxillary protrusion
08 Bio-materials 24 Mandibular protrusion
09 Computer 25 Deep bite
10 Statistics 26 Open bite
11 Dental education 27 Bimaxillary protrusion
12 Hospital management 28 Crowding
13 Diagnosis 29 Asymmetry
14 Orthodontic appliances and treatment mechanics 30 Impacted teeth
15 Surgical-orthodontic treatment 31 Others
16 TMD  


4. Presenter Requirements

A. Papers submitted from within Japan

The presenters have to be JOS members who have paid the fiscal 2011 annual membership fees. There may be up to two non-member co-authors. (The number of co-authors, including the presenter, should not exceed 15, and the number of affiliations should not exceed 10.) Organizations cannot be authors.

B. Papers submitted from abroad

The presenters are required to register for the Meeting in advance. (This rule also applies to foreign students in Japan.)

5. How to Submit Abstracts

1) On-line abstract submission (recommended)

Go to the "13. Abstract Submission"

2) Abstract submission by mail

Ask the Secretariat for a mail submission form. Registration by mail will be closed about a week earlier than registration on-line.

6. Abstract Submission Deadlines

Deadline for on-line submissions: 12 May,12:00(Japan time)
Submissions must arrive by May 6 if done by mail.

Follow the instructions of the JOS Scientific Program Committee for post-review revisions.

7. Notification of Acceptance

A) Acceptance decisions

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the JOS Scientific Program Committee (Certification Committee for case reports). The Committee may request changes in exhibit types or in topic categories. Abstract submissions may be rejected.

B) Methods of notification

Decisions on acceptance will be posted on this Website in mid-July (no notification will be made to individual applicants).

8. Abstract Submission Flowchart






Registration available on the Website: early April 2011




Deadline for on-line submissions:
May 12, 12:00 (Japan time)


Early July


Review by the Scientific Program Committee
(possible request for revisions)


Late July

Acceptance decisions to be posted on this Website in late July

9. Presentation Acceptance Guidelines

The abstract should meet the following requirements. Cases should be presented upon agreement by the patients.

A) Exhibits

1) Academic exhibits (basic research, clinical research, devices)

  1. Format: Follow the "12. Abstract Preparation Guidelines."
  2. Contents: Should be original research of academic significance.
  3. Title: Should characterize the study succinctly.
  4. Objective: Should be stated clearly.
  5. Materials and Methods: Should be described clearly and quantitatively. Should be appropriate for the given objective. Trials targeted at humans should observe the spirit and ethics of the Helsinki Declaration. Trials targeted at animals should also have been conducted ethically.
  6. Results: Should be stated clearly.
  7. Discussion: Should be logical.
  8. Conclusion: Should be stated clearly and should not be incomplete or predictive in nature. Should agree with the title and the objective.

Please specify your order of priority for the topic categories.

2) Case exhibits (Case reports of academic significance)

  1. Format: Follow the "12. Abstract Preparation Guidelines."
  2. Contents: Should be original research of academic significance.
  3. Title: Should characterize the study succinctly.
  4. Objective: Should be stated clearly.
  5. Case Description: Should be given explicitly in line with the objective.
  6. Discussion and Summary: Discussion should be logical and clear.

10. Presentation Format

A. Exhibits

Exhibits will remain on display for two days on end. Discussions will be held between 11:00 and 12:00 on Wednesday, 19 Oct. A presenter should attach his/her ID photo (color, 2L size) on the left end of the title and be in front of his/her own exhibit at the designated time. For exhibits other than case reports, we provide panels with a usable surface of 120 cm in width and 180 cm in height. Those who wish to use a desk (180 cm width, 60 cm depth, 70 cm height) and/or electricity supply (indicate wattage) should indicate so in the Abstract Submission Form. As a general rule, only one panel is allocated to each presentation.

B. Case Reports

We provide desk space, 180 cm in width, 60 cm in depth and 70 cm in height. We provide no electricity.

11. Notes on On-Line Abstract Submission

Read the following instructions carefully and submit your abstract well in advance of the deadline.

1) Computer environment

The Secretariat assumes no responsibility for any problems with submission of abstracts due to the user's computer environment.

2) Deadline for on-line submissions

The on-line submission page will be closed on May 12, 12:00.(Japan Time)
Congestion is anticipated in access to the Website right before the deadline. Submit your abstract well in advance to avoid possible problems.

3) Difference between the registration and confirmation pages, the registration number and the password

You should use the registration page when submitting your abstract for the first time. To make any revisions, you should use the confirmation page for your registered abstract. You will then need a registration number, to be automatically issued, and a password you have chosen. Please keep the registration number and the password to yourself.

You should use the registration page only once for each abstract. The confirmation page should be used thereafter.

Please note that if you use the registration page at each revision, multiple registrations will be created for the same abstract.

12. Abstract Preparation Guidelines

Read the following guidelines carefully before submitting your abstract. Papers that fail to observe them may be rejected.

[1] Abstract Formats by Presentation Types


1) Academic Exhibits

(1) Objective    (2) Materials    (3) Methods    (4) Results    (5) Discussion    (6) Conclusion

[Items (2)-(5) may be grouped like "Materials and Methods" or "Results and Discussion."]

2) Case Exhibits

(1) Objective    (2) Case Description    (3) Discussion and Summary

[2] Data Input


Left-align text to fill in blank spaces. This also applies to the main body of the abstract.

Mandatory items

Items indicated as "required" are mandatory.

Topic categories

There is a list box of topic categories to choose from.

[3] Units

Use CGS ( centimeter-gram-second ) units for measurable quantities.

[4] Title of the abstract

The title of the abstract, when in English, should contain no more than 15 words. A capital letter should be used only at the beginning. A period at the end is not necessary.

[5] Affiliations and authors

The number of affiliations must be 10 or less. Please also limit the number of co-authors, including the presenter, to no more than 15. Capitalize only the first letter of the first name of an author, and capitalize all letters of the family name.

[6] Main body of the abstract

The main body of the abstract, when in English, should contain no more than 250 words.

It is recommended that the text of the abstract be prepared using your word processing software and be pasted onto the form using the copy and paste feature. Line breaks will be automatically deleted upon registration. Therefore, if you use line breaks during the preparation of your abstract, the position of the line breaks may differ in the screen that appears just before the registration page.

Superscripts, subscripts, italics, bold types and underlines may be used in the main body of the abstract. Please read the instructions given immediately above the abstract main body input space on the registration page.

[7] Graphs and Tables

Graphs and tables cannot be attached to abstracts.

[8] Use of trademarks

As a general rule, use of trademark names is not permitted. When their use is inevitable, please give them in parentheses following generic names. Trademarked names should not be used in a title.

[9] References

When necessary, only one reference may be given at the end of the abstract in the format "First author (Abbreviated journal name, year issued)."

[10] Application for the use of a desk and electricity supply

Fill in the corresponding check boxes if applicable. Please also indicate wattage when you are using an electrical appliance other than a PC.

The power voltage in Japan is 100 volts. The frequency is 50 Hz in eastern Japan, including Tokyo, and 60 Hz in western Japan, including Kyoto, Osaka and Nagoya.

The sockets in the poster exhibits room accept two-legged plugs only. Most U.S. products not requiring three-way sockets may be used. Please be sure, however, to check the manuals of your computer and/or electric appliances beforehand.

[11] Completion of submission

1) After entering data on the registration page, click "next" at the bottom and a confirmation page will appear. Double-check the input on this screen and click the registration button. This completes the abstract registration.

2) A password is required for referring to and revising your registered abstract. The password you enter here will be required for any later revisions.

3) A page indicating data upload and the completion of your registration will appear. Once you have registered, a registration number will be issued automatically. You can revise your abstract as many times as you like before the deadline using the registration number and the password you have entered.

13. Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission Closed. Thank you for lots of submissions.

Registration Secretariat:

Secretariat of “The 4th International Congress and The 70th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Orthodontic Society”
c/o Inter Group Corp.
2-2-12, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052, Japan
Tel: +81-3-5549-6913 Fax: +81-3-5549-3201
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