Submission Policy

The Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics welcomes original and scholarly manuscripts for peer‑review and consideration for publication. Topics must pertain to the field of pediatrics which includes pregnancy and adolescence. Manuscripts should not have been published before or submitted to another publication.

The following will be considered:
Case Reports and Case Series — presentations of individual or groups of cases deemed to be of interest to the professional and scholarly community.

Pilot Studies or Hypothesis — papers which, while very broad, present with a clear hypotheses and suggest a foundation for future, in‑depth studies.

Literature Reviews — studies of existing papers and books presented with the intention of supporting and encouraging new and continuing study.

Technical Descriptions — reports of new analytical/diagnostic tools for assessment and delivery of care. Controlled, Large Scale Studies — usually, but not necessarily, performed at a college or research facility. May be double-blinded.

— presentations of opinion on trends within the profession or current events, pertaining to pediatric and adolescent chiropractic care.

Guidelines for submission
All manuscripts are accepted purely for consideration. They must be original works and should not be under consideration by any other journal or publisher at the time of submission. They must be accompanied by a TRANSFER OF COPYRIGHT form, signed by all authors and by the employer if the paper is the result of a “work for hire.” It is understood that while the manuscript is under consideration it will not be sent to any other publication. In the case of multiple authors, a transmittal letter should designate one author as correspondent.

Manuscripts may be sent electronically to the editor at Manuscript should be in document tyle MS Word (or compatible) and unformatted. PDFs will not be accepted

The first page of the manuscript must contain:
1. The title of the paper
2. The first name, middle initial and last name of each author, with highest academic degree(s)
3. Names of departments and institutions to which the work should be attributed (if any)
4. Name, address and phone number of author responsible for correspondence
5. Source of funding (e.g. grants, self-funded, etc.)
6. Conflict of interest if any
7. Source of any support (e.g. equipment, organizations, individuals, etc.)

The paper must include an abstract or summary. This abstract/summary should state the purpose of the paper (objective), procedures, methods, main findings (results) and principal conclusions. Also, any key words or phrases that will assist indexers should be provided.

References must be cited for all materials derived from the works of other people and previously published works. Reference numbers in superscript must be assigned in the order of citation in the paper. References should follow the following format:

From journals
Gorman JF. Automatic static perimetry in chiropractic.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1993; 16(4):481-7.

From books

Gatterman MI. Chiropractic management of spine related
disorders. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 1990.

Tables — Each table or figure should be on a separate page and not imbedded in the manuscript. If the table is from another publication, permission to publish must be granted and the publication acknowledged.

Photographs — Photographs should be scanned in grayscale at 300dpi with sharp contrast.

Informed Consent — If the research/study involves experimental investigations performed on humans the manuscript must include a statement that informed consent was obtained from the individuals involved in the investigation.

Patient Anonymity — Patient names or any information that could identify a specific patient should be avoided. Photographs accompanying a manuscript must have a consent form signed by the individual or parent or guardian in the case of a minor. These are to include any requests for blocking faces, etc.

Acknowledgements — Any illustrations from other publications must be acknowledged. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain written permission from the publisher and/or author for their use.

All manuscripts deemed appropriate for publication by the editor will be sent blind to at least two reviewers. If the manuscript is accepted, the author will be notified. If substantive changes are required, the paper will be returned to the author and the author must re-submit a clean copy of the revised manuscript. Author will be given a tentative date for publication if accepted.

Manuscripts not accepted for publication will be returned to the author without comment.

Summary of manuscript submission
1. Manuscript (digital in MS Word unformatted)
2. Illustrations/Diagrams (scanned at 100% in high resolution 300dpi)
3. Photographs (digital JPEG or TIFF 300dpi)
4. Transfer of copyright form signed by all authors.
5. Consent form for photographs (if applicable)
6. Letters of permission to use previously published materials (if applicable).
7. Cover letter from principal author (or author designed as correspondent) providing any special information regarding the paper that may be helpful in considering it for publication.
8. Digital files to be sent to


Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics

The undersigned author or authors hereby transfer to the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (JCCP) all rights to the written work named below including those protected by copyright laws of the United State or any foreign country. I affirm that the work has not been published before and that I have not submitted the manuscript to another publication and is not subjected to any copyright or other rights except my own to be transferred to the JCCP.

I also understand that if the manuscript is not accepted for publication in the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics I will be notified and the transfer of copyright will be null and void.

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