The American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics relies on a dedicated cadre of associate editors and reviewers who generously give their time and expertise to the journal. Before an Original Research article is published, it is critically read by 2 or more reviewers, who usually offer suggestions to the authors to strengthen their article. When major changes are suggested, the reviewers might be asked to read a second revision, and sometimes even a third. A peer-review journal like the AJO-DO could not function without these valuable contributions.
In 2012, the AJO-DO received 902 new manuscript submissions. Our editors issued 1713 review requests, and we received 1351 completed reviews from 374 different reviewers. We are indebted to all reviewers who participated in this peer-review process. In January and July, we update the list of reviewers who reviewed 1 article or more in the preceding 6 months. However, many reviewers complete more than 1 review in a 6-month period, and we turn to a few contributors once a month or more. We are especially grateful to these reviewers who give unselfishly of their time and expertise to enhance the quality of this journal. This year, we are proud to recognize the Top 16 AJO-DO Reviewers for 2012 for their extra efforts on behalf of orthodontists around the world.
Vincent G. Kokich