Key points

  • This Journal is a disruptor of traditional chiropractic Journal publishing: we offer rapid peer-review with a decision to you within one week

  • We are designed to be read on-line or on devices; we are sleek and fast and easy to navigate

  • We celebrate our mobile readers and are designed to read best on phones and tablets

  • We allow 'free-style' referencing. This means we do not impose a 'Journal style' and you are free to use whichever style of referencing you wish; Vancouver, Harvard, endnotes, or footnotes, or other. All we ask is for each citation to carry the information that allows retrieval by the reader, and that you retain consistency across all citations

  • We speak Chiropractic, not medicine; we are indexed in the discipline's prime data base, the Index to Chiropractic Literature.

  • We are also listed in EBSCO, the world's largest full-text Journal database.

  • We are designed for rapid indexing by search engines such as Google and Duck Duck Go

  • We provide each paper with a QR code for fast sharing with colleagues; their device can scan your paper or your open window on your device

  • Our PDFs of each paper are fast, one-tap downloads

  • We remove the obvious. This means we no longer label an X-ray as 'Lateral cervical' for example, simply because we know you know it is a lateral cervical. We no longer use 'URL' in references because our links are coloured green and are obviously a URL. We no longer call the abstract 'ABSTRACT', it is obvious what it is. These make us faster to read

  • Please note the standard way to give the Digital Object Identifier is DOI, and no longer doi:

  • When a citation carries either a DOI or the hyperlink (formerly URL) we will not include the PMID or PMCID (these are identifiers going directly to abstracts in Pub Med or Pub Med Central). We prefer to cite the source

  • We link every back issue on the Landing Page (the Journal home, where you find the current issue)

  • We celebrate our authors and warmly invite you to submit to us and join our family

  • We publish in your language with an English abstract

  • We index all papers in English.

Journal AI policy

  • Authors may use AI to inform their writing and may use extracts created by AI within the text of their manuscript as long as this does not represent the majority of the paper

  • Authors must disclose whenever AI is used in any part of the writing process

  • Authors must clearly disclose areas of the manuscript where AI may have had an influence or been used in some way

  • Artificial intelligence-assisted technologies must not be named as authors of articles, because they are incapable of fulfilling several required ICMJE criteria for authorship, including being able to take responsibility for the published work, declare competing interests and enter into copyright and licensing agreements

  • Human authors must assume full responsibility for ensuring that writing ideas generated by AI are accurate and free from error, fabrication and plagiarism and then make this statement in their declaration

  • AI-assisted technologies must not be cited as a primary source for any information provided in a manuscript, as AI merely reproduces (often inaccurately) other primary sources, the identity and quality of which may not be known.

  • Finally, but not the least of our concerns, is the environmental impact secondary to the use of AI. It is amazingly power hungry and we prefer to minimise our footprint, which is also a reason for being 'print on demand' by the user..

Amended after the Canadian Medical Association  Journal and Times Higher Education (28 November 2023)


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