248746 Chiropractic research: A view from journal editors' desks

Monday, October 31, 2011: 8:30 AM

Claire Johnson, MSEd, DC , Editor, Professor, National Univerisity of Health Sciences, Oceanside, CA
Bart Green, MSEd, DC , National University of Health Sciences, Oceanside, CA
Background: The landscape of research and publication continues to evolve. What was acceptable publication practice 20 years ago may no longer be acceptable by today's standards. Researchers and authors must remain up to date with their knowledge of current publication norms. Objective: This presentation provides a description of current trends in research and publication practices as they relate to the chiropractic profession and public health. Discussion: The presenters represent four peer reviewed chiropractic journals that are based in the United States: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT), Journal of Chiropractic Medicine (JCM), Journal of Chiropractic Humanities (JCH), and The Journal of Chiropractic Education (JCE). Questions that will be addressed include: What does the research landscape look like from the editors' desks? What do journal editors do? What do journal editors expect from authors? What are potential paths for future research? The evolution of research methods from simple to more complex will be reviewed. Current issues include increase interdisciplinary research, international collaboration, research misconduct issues, reporting conflict of interest, and education of ethical practices. Conclusion: The presenters suggest actions that the chiropractic research community should consider in order to strengthen the research infrastructure, especially as it relates to public health.

Learning Areas:
Communication and informatics
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
1. Recognize the trends in scientific journals. 2. Discuss how research publications are changing. 3. Review current topics in ethical publication practices.

Keywords: Chiropractic, Publication

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have met all 3 of the criteria for authorship: 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, and analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article and revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be submitted. I have a degree in health professions education, have participated in clinical/educational programs that are healthcare related, and am the editor of 3 peer reviewed, indexed, scientific journals.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.