Chiropractic & Osteopathy


Chiropractic & Osteopathy

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Publisher: BioMed Central

Chiropractic & Osteopathy is an Open Access, peer-reviewed online
journal that aims to provide chiropractors, osteopaths and related
health professionals with clinically relevant, evidence-based information.

Chiropractic & Osteopathy will encompass all aspects of evidence-based
information that is clinically relevant to chiropractors, osteopaths and
related health care professionals.

Chiropractic and osteopathy are two distinct complementary health care
professions that share a relatively broad diagnostic practice and
treatment scope, emphasizing the structure and function of the body's
musculoskeletal framework (especially the spine). The practices of
chiropractic and osteopathy are closely associated with spinal manual
therapies including manipulation, which is a key intervention. The range
of services provided can also include massage, mobilisation, physical
therapies, lifestyle and dietary counselling, plus a variety of other
therapeutic and rehabilitation approaches.

Chiropractic & Osteopathy is a continuation of the current title
Australasian Chiropractic & Osteopathy, previously published by the
Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australasia (COCA), which existed
to advance and add to the body of research and scientific knowledge of
the practices of chiropractic and osteopathy. The new journal will
continue to serve as a critical resource in this field but, as an Open
Access publication, will now be more readily available to practitioners,
researchers and clinicians worldwide.

Chiropractic & Osteopathy considers the following types of articles:

* Research: reports of data from original research.
* Reviews: comprehensive, authoritative, descriptions of any
subject within the scope of the journal. These articles are usually
written by opinion leaders that have been invited by the Editorial Board.
* Case reports: reports of clinical cases that can be educational,
describe a diagnostic or therapeutic dilemma, suggest an association, or
present an important adverse reaction.
* Commentaries: short, focused and opinionated articles on any
subject within the scope of the journal. These articles are usually
related to a contemporary issue, such as recent research findings, and
are often written by opinion leaders.
* Database articles: describe a new database or a substantial
improvement of an existing database.
* Debate articles: present an argument that is not essentially
based on practical research. Debate articles can report on all aspects
of the subject including sociological and ethical aspects.
* Hypotheses: short articles presenting an untested original
hypothesis backed solely by previously published results rather than any
new evidence.
* Methodology articles: present a new experimental method, test or
procedure. The method described may either be completely new, or may
offer a better version of an existing method.
* Short reports: brief reports of data from original research.
* Study protocols: describe proposed or ongoing research, providing
a detailed account of the hypothesis, rationale, and methodology of the

All articles will be published and listed in PubMed immediately upon
acceptance (after peer review).

ISSN: 1746-1340

Manuscripts must be submitted to Chiropractic & Osteopathy
electronically using the online submission system.


Dr Bruce F Walker, DC, MPH, DrPH.
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
James Cook University
School of Medicine


Abstracts available online. Articles available in PDF format.

Current Issue: Volume 13:5 (12 April 2005)

Date: 22 April 2005

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Original posting date: 
Friday, April 22, 2005
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