Guide for Authors
The journal Editor, Leon Chaitow, welcomes articles for publication in the journal. The manuscript should be sent as an email attachment to email@example.com. In order to speed up the refereeing process internet transmission of submissions with illustrations included are encouraged. For ease of downloading these should not be of high resolution at the submission stage. For ease of editing, these should not be embedded as email: they should be sent as attached document files. Full details of electronic submission and formats can be obtained from http://www.elsevier.com/author or from Author Services at Elsevier. It is imperative that these guidelines to authors be followed, including referencing style and type and resolution of suggested illustrations. (See below).
If unable to submit your manuscript via email then the submisson of a disk along with your typescript is accepted. The Editor will accept a 3.5 inch disk in any IBM or Macintosh word processing format (Microsoft Word 2001 is preferred). Please indicate on the label attached to your disk, your name, address, typescript title and the name of the word processing package used.
WORD COUNTPRESENTATION OF TYPESCRIPTS
We can accept full articles of between 2000 and 4000 words in length. Shorter reports and items will comprise fewer words. Please check your ideal length with the journal Editor.
Your article should be typed on one side of the paper, double spaced with a margin of at least 3cm. Rejected articles, and disks, will not be returned to the author unless an SAE is enclosed.
Papers should be set out as follows, with each section beginning on a separate sheet: title page, abstract, text, acknowledgements, references, tables, and captions to illustrations.Title Page
The title page should give the following information:
•title of the articleAbstract
•full name of each author
•you should give a maximum of four degrees/qualifications for each author and the current relevant appointment
•name and address of the department or institution to which the work should be attributed
•name, address, telephone and fax numbers of the author responsible for correspondence and to whom requests for reprints should be sent.
This should consist of 100-150 words summarising the content of the article.
TextDo not use 'he', 'his', etc. where the sex of the person is unknown; say 'the patient', etc. Avoid inelegant alternatives such as 'he/she'. Avoid sexist language.
Headings should be appropriate to the nature of the paper. The use of headings enhances readability. Three categories of headings should be used:
•major ones should be typed in capital letters in the centre of the page and underlined
•secondary ones should be typed in lower case (with an initial capital letter) in the left hand margin and underlined
•minor ones typed in lower case and italicised
Avoid the use of first person ('I' statements) and second person ('you' statements). Third person, objective reporting is appropriate. In the case of reporting an opinion statement or one that cannot be referenced, the rare use of 'In the author's opinion?' or 'In the author's experience?.' might be appropriate. If in doubt, ask the editor or associate editor for assistance.Acronyms used within the text are spelled out at the first location of usage and used as the acronym thereafter. For example, 'The location of a central trigger point (CTrP) is central to a taut fiber. The CTrP is palpated by......'
Single quotation are used to express a quote marks (Matthews (1989) suggests, 'The best type of?') while double quotation marks are used for a quote within a quote or to emphasise a word within a quote.Promotion of self, seminars or products is inappropriate. Reference to a particular product as it applies to the discussion, particularly where valid research of the product or comparison of products is concerned, can be included as long as a non-promotional manner is used.
ReferencesA list of all references in your manuscript should be typed in alphabetical order, double spaced on a separate sheet of paper. Each reference to a paper needs to include the author's surname and initials, year of publication, full title of the paper, full name of the journal, volume number and first and last page numbers. The names of multiple authors are separated by a comma with each appearing as surname followed by initials. The date is placed after the author's name(s), not at the end of the citation.
The accuracy of references is the responsibility of the author. This includes not only the correct contextual use of the material, but also the citation itself. In the text your reference should state the author's surname and the year of publication (Smith 1989); if there are two authors you should give both surnames (Smith & Black 1989). When a source has more than two authors, give the name of the first author followed by 'et al'. (Smith et al 1989). No commas are used between the name and date. It is important to verify the correct and full title, the full authorship, and all other reference details with the original source (book, journal, etc.,) or through a service, such as Medline or ScienceDirect.
Here are examples:References to books should be in a slightly different form:
Cleary C, Fox JP 1994 Menopausal symptoms: an osteopathic investigation. Complementary Therapies in Medicine 2: 181-156
Chaitow L 1996 Muscle Energy Techniques. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh
Hicks CM 1995 Research for Physiotherapists. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh
When citing a paper that has a digital object identifier (doi) please use the following style:
Liebenson C 2000 Sensory motor training. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 4: 21-27. doi: 10.1054/jbmt.2000.0206
These should be double spaced on separate sheets and contain only horizontal lines. Do not submit tables as photographs. A short descriptive title should appear above each table and any footnotes suitably identified below. Ensure that each table is cited in the text.
The journal is fully illustrated throughout. Please give consideration at an early stage of writing your paper to the illustrations which will enhance and develop the text. It is the author's reponsibility to provide all the illustrations for the paper. However, following discussion with the Editor, Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies may undertake (at no expense to the author) redrawing from supplied references figures. Additionally Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies has access, at no cost to the author, to illustrations appearing elsewhere in Elsevier imprint books and journals. Full source details, as well as photocopied or scanned images, should be supplied at submission. Label each figure with a figure number corresponding to the order it appears within the article (i.e., Figure 1, Figure 2). Ensure that each illustration is cited within the text ('see Figure 1') and that a caption is provided.
Photographs Please submit high-quality black and white prints, clearly labelled, on the back with a soft crayon. Do not use ink.Line drawings and figures Supply high-quality printouts on white paper produced with black ink. The lettering and symbols, as well as other details, should have proportionate dimensions, so as not to become illegible or unclear after possible reduction; in general, the figures should be designed for a reduction factor of two to three. The degree of reduction will be determined by the Publisher. Illustrations will not be enlarged. Consider the page format of the journal when designing the illustrations. Photocopies are not suitable for reproduction. Do not use any type of shading on computer-generated illustrations.
Captions Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions as a caption list on a separate sheet, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise the figure number as cited within the text, a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves (such as labels) to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.Computer-generated illustrations can be difficult to reproduce clearly unless there is good definition and clarity of outline. For example, NCP may be used to label the illustration while the caption would include 'NCP = neutral calcaneal position'.
Reproduction of borrowed illustrations or tables or identifiable clinical photographsThe written permission of patients must be obtained and submitted with identifiable clinical photographs. Permission to be use illustrations and tables which have appeared elsewhere must be obtained in writing from the original publishers, and submitted with the typescript. Borrowed material should be acknowledged in the captions in this style: 'Reproduced by kind permission of... (publishers) from... (reference)'.Funding body agreements and policies
Elsevier has established agreements and developed policies to allow authors whose articles appear in journals published by Elsevier, to comply with potential manuscript archiving requirements as specified as conditions of their grant awards. To learn more about existing agreements and policies please visit http://www.elsevier.com/fundingbodies
Changes to authorshipBefore the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Journal Manager from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript and must include: (a) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, fax, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Requests that are not sent by the corresponding author will be forwarded by the Journal Manager to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above. Note that: (1) Journal Managers will inform the Journal Editors of any such requests and (2) publication of the accepted manuscript in an online issue is suspended until authorship has been agreed.
This policy concerns the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts:
After the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Any requests to add, delete, or rearrange author names in an article published in an online issue will follow the same policies as noted above and result in a corrigendum.COPYRIGHT
A paper is accepted for publication on the understanding that it has not been submitted simultaneously to another journal in the English language.
US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) VOLUNTARY POSTING ("PUBLIC ACCESS") POLICYAUTHORS' RIGHTS
Elsevier facilitates author response to the NIH voluntary posting request (referred to as the NIH "Public Access Policy"; see http://publicaccess.nih.gov/) by posting the peer-reviewed author's manuscript directly to PubMed Central on request from the author, 12 months after formal publication. Upon notification from Elsevier of acceptance, we will ask you to confirm via e-mail (by e-mailing us at NIHauthorfirstname.lastname@example.org) that your work has received NIH funding and that you intend to respond to the NIH policy request, along with your NIH award number to facilitate processing. Upon such confirmation, Elsevier will submit to PubMed Central on your behalf a version of your manuscript that will include peer-review comments, for posting 12 months after formal publication. This will ensure that you will have responded fully to the NIH request policy. There will be no need for you to post your manuscript directly with PubMed Central, and any such posting is prohibited.
As an author you (or your employer or institution) may do the following:
•make copies (print or electronic) of the article for your own personal use, including for your own classroom teaching use
•make copies and distribute such copies (including through email) of the article to research colleagues, for the personal use by such colleagues (but not commercially or systematically, e.g., via an e-mail list or list server)
•post a pre-print version of the article on Internet websites including electronic pre-print servers, and to retain indefinitely such version on such server or sites
•post a revised personal version of the final text of the article (to reflect changes made in the peer review and editing process) on your personal or institutional website or server, with a link to the journal homepage (on elsevier.com)
•present the article at a meeting or conference and to distribute copies of the article to the delegates attending such a meeting
•for your employer, if the article is a 'work for hire', made within the scope of your employment, your employer may use all or part of the information in the article for other intra-company use (e.g., training)
•retain patent and trademark rights and rights to any processes or procedure described in the article
•include the article in full or in part in a thesis or dissertation (provided that this is not to be published commercially)
•use the article or any part thereof in a printed compilation of your works, such as collected writings or lecture notes (subsequent to publication of your article in the journal)
•prepare other derivative works, to extend the article into book-length form, or to otherwise re-use portions or excerpts in other works, with full acknowledgement of its original publication in the journal.
For further information on author's rights please see http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/authorsview.authors/authorsrights.
Work on human beings that is submitted to the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies should comply with the principles laid down in the Declaration of Helsinki; Recommendations guiding physicians in biomedical research involving human subjects. Adopted by the 18th World Medical Assembly, Helsinki, Finland, June 1964, amended by the 29th World Medical Assembly, Tokyo, Japan, October 1975, the 35th World Medical Assembly, Venice, Italy, October 1983, and the 41st World Medical Assembly, Hong Kong, September 1989. The manuscript should contain a statement that the work has been approved by the appropriate ethical committees related to the institution(s) in which it was performed and that subjects gave informed consent to the work. Studies involving experiments with animals must state that their care was in accordance with institution guidelines. Patients' and volunteers' names, initials, and hospital numbers should not be used.
Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent which should be documented in your paper. Patients have a right to privacy. Therefore identifying information, including patients' images, names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be included in videos, recordings, written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and you have obtained written informed consent for publication in print and electronic form from the patient (or parent, guardian or next of kin where applicable). If such consent is made subject to any conditions, Elsevier must be made aware of all such conditions. Written consents must be provided to Elsevier on request.Even where consent has been given, identifying details should be omitted if they are not essential. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning and editors should so note.If such consent has not been obtained, personal details of patients included in any part of the paper and in any supplementary materials (including all illustrations and videos) must be removed before submission.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATEMENT FOR AUTHORSPAGE PROOFS
All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.
One set of page proofs in PDF format will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author (if we do not have an e-mail address then paper proofs will be sent by post). Elsevier now sends PDF proofs which can be annotated; for this you will need to download Adobe Reader version 7 available free from http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html. Instructions on how to annotate PDF files will accompany the proofs. The exact system requirements are given at the Adobe site: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/acrrsystemreqs.html#70win.
If you do not wish to use the PDF annotations function, you may list the corrections (including replies to the Query Form) and return to Elsevier in an e-mail. Please list your corrections quoting line number. If, for any reason, this is not possible, then mark the corrections and any other comments (including replies to the Query Form) on a printout of your proof and return by fax, or scan the pages and e-mail, or by post.
Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. Therefore, it is important to ensure that all of your corrections are sent back to us in one communication: please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility. Note that Elsevier may proceed with the publication of your article if no response is received.
The corresponding author, at no cost, will be provided with a PDF file of the article via e-mail. The PDF file is a watermarked version of the published article and includes a cover sheet with the journal cover image and a disclaimer outlining the terms and conditions of use. Additional paper offprints can be ordered by the authors. An order form with prices will be sent to the corresponding author. For further information please consult http://www.elsevier.com/authors
Please check your typescript carefully before you send it off to the Editor, for both correct content and typographical errors, as it is not possible to change the content of accepted typescripts during the production process. •Full details of corresponding author, including email address
•If submitting by post, original text plus two good copies (and a labelled disk)
•Figures of reproducible quality (not photocopies, unless these are for redraw purposes)
•Referenced list in correct style
•Written permission from original publishers and authors to reproduce any borrowed material
•Written permission from identifiable models used in photographs or patients whose case discussions are detailed
•Conflict of interest statement