Chiropractic & Manual Therapies Journal
Supporting and promoting impactful musculoskeletal research is essential for the advancement of evidence-based practice and – in line with our mission - Chiropractic Australia is committed to playing a significant part in building the body of knowledge behind our profession.
One of the most efficacious endeavours we undertake to achieve this goal is the role of our organisation as a journal partner in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies Journal (C&MT); an open-access publication which aims to provide chiropractors, manual therapists and related health professionals with clinically relevant, evidence-based information.
With over 514,000 downloads to date, and a 2-year Impact Factor of 1.512, Chiropractic & Manual Therapies has been established as a leading, peer-reviewed journal that publishes manuscripts and studies with definitive research questions that are most pertinent and consequential to our chiropractic and manual therapy clinical communities. With all published articles made freely and permanently accessible online to practitioners, researchers and clinicians – without subscription charges or registration barriers – C&MT continues to serve as a critical resource in this field.
Best Article of the Quarter (Q2)
FAQ for Clinical Researchers
Chiropractic & Manual Therapies is currently looking for high-quality research papers with clear clinical messages that are likely to influence clinical practice and change the decisions clinicians, policy-makers and patients make. For more information about the submission process and to view the C&MT Submission guidelines, click HERE.
1. What is the editorial/peer-review process for C&MT?
Overseen by an esteemed Editorial Board, C&MT used the peer-review system assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous. The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.
Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two or more experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board. Based on the critiques of the reviewers, the authors may choose to revise their manuscript and resubmit it for an additional review. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies allows authors a maximum of two revisions of a manuscript. The journal editors will decide which submissions will be covered according to the criteria described here.
2. Does it cost to submit my Research Paper to C&MT?
Open access publishing is not without costs and Chiropractic and Manual Therapies therefore levies an article-processing charge of around $2400 AUD for each article accepted for publication, where applicable. However, it is important to note that in 2021, as in previous years, the journal partners (Chiropractic Australia, European Academy of Chiropractic, Chiropractic Knowledge Hub and The Royal College of Chiropractors) will generously provide funding to cover a specific number of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for articles published in the journal.
3. Will I retain ownership of my research if it is published in C&MT?
As authors of articles published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the BMC license agreement.
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