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Chiropractic & Manual Therapies creates history as it is accepted into the prestigious medical database MEDLINE as the first journal with the word “chiropractic” in the title.


Chiropractic & Manual Therapies (CMT) is an open access journal that aims to provide chiropractors, manual therapists and related health professionals with clinically relevant, evidence-based information.


The Editor-in-Chief of the journal Associate Professor Bruce Walker AM states that “the inclusion of Chiropractic & Manual Therapies into MEDLINE is a milestone for the journal and profession at large. It is the first journal in the world with the word ‘Chiropractic or Chiropractor’ in its title to achieve MEDLINE listing.”


Many recognised researchers have published articles in the journal; these articles will now be registered in MEDLINE. Among the authors of the latest articles in CMT are Iben Axén, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde, Greg Kawchuk, Henrik Wulff Christensen and Tue Secher Jensen – names that are recognised by Scandinavian researchers and chiropractors.


NIKKB is among the organisations that support Chiropractic & Manual Therapies and maintain the journal’s high scientific journal, along with The Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia, The European Academy of Chiropractic and The Royal College of Chiropractors.  


What is MEDLINE?

MEDLINE is one of the world’s biggest bibliographical databases of life sciences and biomedical information. It includes bibliographic information for articles from academic journals covering health related issues. MEDLINE also covers much of the literature in biology and biochemistry , as well as fields such as molecular evolution.


Compiled by the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM), MEDLINE is freely available on the Internet and searchable via PubMed and NLM's National Center for Biotechnology Information's Entrez system.


Journal Selection for MEDLINE® Indexing at NLM

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) uses an NIH-chartered committee, the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee (LSTRC), to review and recommend biomedical and health-related life science journals for inclusion in MEDLINE. The role of the LSTRC is to apply several critical elements that serve as a general guide for recommending journals to be indexed in MEDLINE:


Scope and coverage: The journals brought to the Committee for review will contain articles predominantly on core biomedical subjects.


Quality of content: Scientific merit of a journal's content is the primary consideration in selecting journals for indexing. The validity, importance, originality, and contribution to the coverage of the field of the overall contents of each title are the key factors considered.


Quality of editorial work: The journal should demonstrate features that contribute to the objectivity, credibility, and quality of its contents. These features may include information about the methods of external peer review and other important editorial issues.


Production quality: Quality of the layout, printing, graphics, and illustrations are all considered in assessing a journal.


Audience: MEDLINE is intended primarily for those in the health professions: researchers, practitioners, educators, administrators, and students.


Read Chiropractic & Manual Therapies here: https://chiromt.biomedcentral.com/