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The I J O M Editorial Staff

Patricia Taylor M.Ed.
Bloomburg, Pennsylvania

Associate Editors

Angela Dikengil, MS
Peer Review Board
Morris Plains. NJ
Robert Grider, MA
Peer Review Board
Maple Grove, MN
Monique Kaye, MS
Peer Review Board
Watchung, NJ

Dianne Lazer. MA
Peer Review Board

Robert M. Mason, DMD,Ph.D
Peer Review Board
Myrtle Beach, SC

Betty Jo Morris
Editorial Review

Samantha Taylor, BSN
Peer Review Board
Long Island, VA

Nancy Pearl Solomon, Ph.D
Peer Review Board
Washington, DC 

Jayanti Ray, Ph.D.
Peer Review Board
Cape Girardeau, MO

Amanda Bohlin
Student Review
Montoursville, PA

Joseph B. Zimmerman, MEd,
Peer Review Board
Redmond, WA

Anne Walters, BS
Editorial Review
Pensacola, FL

Hope Reed, COM
Peer Review Board
Normal, AL

Ashish Aggarwal, MDS
Bareilly, UP, India

Dana Surena-Mattson, MA
Peer Review Board
New Canaan, CT

International Journal of Orofacial Myology

Official Publication of the International
Association of Orofacial Myology
Presentation of information in these issues of IJOM does not imply endorsement of the products, philosophy, or theories, advanced by the authors. It is the intent of IJOM to provide ideas, methods, materials, equipment and points of view that may be presented to orofacial myologists for the advancement of knowledge.

We recognize that some of these ideas, techniques and materials may be considered controversial or experimental in nature. The fact that these articles are presented in these issues does not necessarily constitute endorsement or approval by IAOM or IJOM. Research results, opinions and statements made in articles contained in IJOM are those of the authors. Accurate referencing/citations is the responsibility and/or liability of the authors.

IJOM its editorial staff and the IAOM Board/publishers disclaim responsibility and/or liability for information contained, and the inaccurate, incomplete, or omitted citations in this Journal and shall not be liable for any injury or harm resulting from the use of information contained

The International Journal of OROFACIAL MYOLOGY
Submission Guidelines

Information for authors (revised 2004)

Articles submitted for publication and related communication should be addressed to Patricia Taylor, Editor, International Journal of Orofacial Myology, 6530 Main Street, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, 17815; phone 570-387-7774;

Editorial policies

The International Journal of Orofacial Myology publishes manuscripts focusing on the normal development of the orofacial structures and functions; the diagnosis, process and treatment of orofacial myofunctional disorders; and the impact of orofacial myofunctional disorders on related disciplines. Articles submitted for publication should be: original research; clinical practices and procedures; case reports; implications of recent advances in the field; theoretical basis; reviews of current topics in orofacial myology and related disciplines; tutorials; need for research; reviews of books or articles from other journals; letters to the editor; and announcements. 
More information on IJOM Submission Guidelines
Submitted articles are considered for publication provided that they are original. Assurance must be provided that the article has not been published either in print or electronic form, nor has the article been submitted for, or under consideration for publication elsewhere. Submitted articles are peer reviewed. The author may request a blind peer review.. Membership in the International Association of Orofacial Myology is not required for the consideration of an article for publication.
Research results, opinions and statements made in articles contained in IJOM are those of the authors. Accurate referencing/citations is the responsibility of the author/s. IJOM, its editorial staff and the IAOM Board/publishers disclaim responsibility and/or liability for information contained, and the inaccurate, incomplete, or omitted citation/s in this Journal and shall not be liable for any injury or harm resulting from the use of information contained.
Articles accepted for publication must be written in English, and follow the guidelines indicated in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, or the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. Articles should be printed in 10 point; in a standard type (Ariel font is preferred) that is not compressed (Left justified is preferred); single spaced; with margins of 1.25 on left and right sides, 1.0 top and bottom; on white paper; typed on one side only; numbered; and not formatted. If this presents a problem, please contact the editor. One copy of the article should be submitted in hard copy. The article should also submitted on disk using a word-processing program (PC - Microsoft Word). Do not submit on A4 page size. Please use letter 81/2x11, not A4 page size. Indicate the title of the article; and the name of the contact author on the outside of the disk. Editing will include (but not be limited to) modifications for style, clarity, and consistency. After peer review, authors will be notified of the publication status of their article. Editing of articles accepted for publication will be conducted with author input. Articles are forwarded to the Managing Editor who will provide a final copy to the author/s for their review. At this point in the publication process authors may suggest only minor changes, which the editorial staff will take under advisement. The editorial staff retains the right to cancel publication of an accepted article if agreement is not reached with the author/s regarding the editing of the article.


All original research articles must contain a statement that informed consent was obtained from human subjects, and that the procedures used comply with the protection of human and animal rights. If appropriate, authors must indicate the institutional review board granting approval for the research of human and/or animal subjects.

Conflict of interest

Institutional affiliations and other sources of funding should be indicated on the title page. Any financial interest or other benefits either direct or indirect to the authors that may be a conflict of interest should be disclosed in the cover letter to the editor when the article is submitted.

Format, Please use APA format.

Title Page: The title page should contain the title of article; type of article (case study, original research, etc.); name of author/s; highest degree; area of specialty; if certified by IAOM; addresses (including e-mail address), phone number, institutional affiliation if applicable, and institutional review board if applicable. In the case of multiple authors, one author should be indicated as the contact person.
Abstract: In 225 words or less, provides an abstract stating the problem/purpose for the article, major points, methods, and conclusions. Just below the abstract indicate at least three key words that best represent the article.
Keywords: Three keywords should be indicated immediately after the Abstract which describe the subject of the article.
Introduction: Briefly introduce the topic and the purpose for the article. Include pertinent review of literature, although unless the main purpose of the article is to present a synthesis of the literature this section need not be lengthy.
Body of Article: The main text will vary depending on the type of article. However, most articles will have a section for Methods, Results, and Discussion. Basic psychometric information should be included in the text, if the article is a research article.
Conclusions: Conclusion should be stated clearly. Recommendations should be noted including the need for additional research should be indicated if appropriate.
Tables/Photographs/Illustrations: Tables should be submitted in electronic format. Each table should be submitted on a separate page. Each table should be concise, clearly labeled, and should support the text. Tables should be numbered in the order in which they are referred to in the text. Photographs in which persons can be identified must be accompanied by a copy of the signed permission to use the photograph for publication. If a copy of such permission is not forwarded photographs must be modified in such a manner as to render the individual non-identifiable. Power Point presentations and Excell Workbook charts are not acceptable and must be converted by the author to a Microsoft Word or other word processing format or spread sheet format. The author may need to print the Power Point or Excell information, scan it, and then enter it into the text.
A reasonable number of black and white illustrations will be reproduced free of cost to the author. Digitized photographs (300dpi) should be accompanied by glossy black-and-white photographic prints; original drawings should be accompanied by a digitized format. Color photographs may be submitted; however there may be an additional charge to the author.
References: Please double-check all reference information. Only references cited in the text are to be included in this section. The reference list should be alphabetical by author. APA format should be used for references. If more than one work by an author is cited list the works chronologically. All Journal names should be spelled out. If you wish to provide a list of recommended additional reading include on a separate page. Recommended additional reading list will be subject to inclusion dependent upon space available in the Journal issue. Sample references follow:
Barrett, R. H. & Hanson, M.L. (1978). Oral myofuntional disorders (2nd Ed.). Saint Louis: C.V. Mosby Co.
Gommerman, S. and Hodge, M. (1995). Effects of oral myofunctional therapy on swallowing and sibilant production. International Journal of Orofacial Myology. 21, 9-22.
Goda, S. (1968). The role of the speech pathologist in the correction of tongue thrust. American Journal of Orthodontics. 54(11), 852-859.
Hahn, V., and Hahn, H. (1992). Efficacy of oral myofunctional therapy. International Journal of Orofacial Myology. 18. 18-23.

Additional requirements

Cover Letter: The cover letter should contain the name, address, phone number, and if appropriate e-mail address of all authors. One author should be designated as the contact person for the author, having the authority to make decisions regarding the article. The cover letter should also: make a request that the article be considered for publication; indicate that the article has not been published elsewhere either in print or electronic form; indicate that the article is not being submitted, nor under consideration for publication elsewhere; indicate that ethical considerations have been made to protect human and/or animal participants in any applicable research.
Copyright Statement: The copyright statement must accompany the article. It must be signed by all authors, using original signatures.

A downloadable Copyright Transfer Form is available here.