Peer-review with the Asia-Pac Chiropr J is a receptive, cooperative process and is celebratory, not combative. Your work will be peer-reviewed and the Editor’s role is to filter the most critical comment and convert it to words that may be of use to the author. Authors are expected to have their work reviewed by one or two peers of their choice before submission. We accept Conference presentations as having been peer-reviewed however will still undertake our own internal peer-review, just to be sure.  Authors may also use the pre-print process of Qeios where reviewer comments are open access. In either case the number of reviewers used the journal is reduced. 

Write your manuscript in a readable font and email it as an attachment to the Journal at or Use Apple Pages or Microsoft.docx. We can extract from PDFs and Google Drive but prefer not to.

Author/s names: First Last, separated from any other authors by comma. Please also include all academic and professional awards, and the ‘position’ such as ‘Private Practice Yakandanda’ or an academic position with institution. The email of the lead author must be given. Remember, most citation services truncate after 3 authors, so avoid adding names because you feel you have to as they will become just an 'et al'. The test for inclusion if NOT what they think they contributed, but whether they are prepared to defend the entire paper, and be named publicly should the paper subsequently be withdrawn. 

Abstract: All papers must carry an abstract. Use the form of abstract most suited to your paper. This may be a structured abstract or a narrative abstract. If structured set your headings in Italic with a colon, thus Objective: blah blah blah.

The Journal uses familiar main headings such as Introduction, Methods, Literature Review, Results, Discussion, Conclusion. For case reports we prefer Background, Intervention, Outcomes, Conclusion. 

Indexing terms: We tend to run 5 indexing terms, starting with 'Chiropractic', and 'Subluxation' (where relevant) so your remaining 3 or 4 terms should include the topic of your paper including a generic indexing term such as the name of your core technique, as ‘Gonstead’, or ‘SOT’, or ‘AK’, and so on. Vague matters should be included such as ‘adaptability’, ‘well-being’, ‘women’s health’ for example.

In the ms we use two levels of subheading. One example could be Discussion (level 1), The historical review, and Contemporary considerations (Level 2, smaller font, italics). As a rule of thumb there should be more than one paragraph of text under any one heading or subheading, but use as many as are needed for reader clarity.

Figures and Tables: You will submit a figure or a table within your text where you think it best fits. If it doesn't work for the Journal's mobile style we will ask and show you how to improve it.

You may include a brief descriptor block: These are the ‘green box’ on the front page of your paper.

Ephemera: In a seperate block give the names of each author with all of their academic qualifications in the year-order of attainment. Include Fellowships earned by examination or outstanding contributions (such as FICCS). Give the affiliation of each author as ‘Institution - position’, or 'private practice, City'.

Assignment: Submitting by email means you formally agree to the policies of the Asia-Pac Chiropr J as they be from time to time. In summary, you retain the copyright of your submission and licence the Asia-Pac Chiropr J to publish and promote your work as we see fit. Once published you may not withdraw your paper as it will be within various data bases however you may submit a correction or subsequent explanation.

Returned manuscripts: We will return any ms that does not fulfil our technical requirements AND we will provide guidance on how to refine your submission.

The Journal's commitment to you as an author is to:

  1. Acknowledge receipt of your manuscript within 12 hours, or for areas outside Asia-Pacific, within 24 hours;

  2. Immediately undertake technical review to ensure alignment with the Journal's style and to return within 48 hours of receipt any ms that requires refinement;

  3. Respond overnight with comments to the author;

  4. Advise the status of the ms at the earliest opportunity and proceed to publication; and

  5. Distribute a push notification to subscribers promoting the issue with your paper and announcing its publication.


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