Chiropractic History - The Journal


Call for Papers:


Chiropractic History is always seeking new scholarly articles for publication and presentation at the annual conference.  Topics relating to the history of the chiropractic profession, including biographies and photo essays, are eligible for consideration.


In order to be considered, submitted papers must conform to the journal's format.  Please review the instructions for authors or contact the Journal Editor for more information. A sample manuscript has been posted as an example of the expected format. 


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Back Issues of most volumes of Chiropractic History are available.  The articles from those that are no longer in print are available as free downloads for AHC members.


Chiropractic History is indexed in Current Work in the History of Medicine, the Index to Chiropractic Literature (ICL), the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Manual Alternative and Natural Therapies Indexing System (MANTIS), and selectively (1981-June 1999) in PubMed. A complete index of articles is also available. 



Chiropractic History, the Archives, and Journal of the Association for the History of Chiropractic
publish articles covering the history of chiropractic throughout the world. Submissions should
be based on original historical research using, where possible, primary sources. Topics may
include people, institutions, and events of historical significance, as well as developments in the
art, science, and philosophy of chiropractic, and antecedent spinal and joint manipulation
practices. Submissions should also include author interpretation and historical context, as well as
pertinent cultural, social, inter- and intra-professional aspects.
Chiropractic History also publishes illustrated or photo essays on the above or related topics.
Chiropractic History does not accept for publication material available in any medium or language at the time of publication.


Letters to the Editor
Chiropractic History regularly publishes letters to the Editor. These typically:
a. Discuss controversial aspects of a previously published paper, disagreements with study
interpretation or conclusions;
b. Seek clarification on any aspect of a paper;
c. Enrich the existing knowledge surrounding a previously published paper with professional
opinions or additional data; or,
d. Share professional viewpoints.
Letters to the Editor should follow our Guidelines for Authors as to reference citation and use of


Book Reviews
Chiropractic History regularly publishes reviews of books of interest to our readership. These
are typically written by those whose scholarship allows an informed critique of the book under
review. Book reviews should follow the Guidelines for Authors to reference citations and use
of figures. Reviewers will be asked to disclose any actual or potential conflicts of interest.



Articles, letters to the editor, and other submissions should be sent to:

Dr. John Wolfe

2501 West 84th Street,

Bloomington, MN 55431



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