International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork: Research, Education, & Practice (IJTMB)
The IJTMB is an online, peer-reviewed, open access scientific journal for the therapeutic massage and bodywork profession, and is available free of subscription fees and contributing author charges. It’s an indispensable resource for members of the massage and bodywork profession as well as for related health-care professionals.
The Massage Therapy Foundation is pleased to provide the “International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork: Research, Education, & Practice” (IJTMB). It is available at http://www.ijtmb.org/.
The IJTMB takes an open access approach to scholarly publishing, thereby allowing reader access to articles online. This approach provides for the dissemination of scientific findings not only to professionals in the massage and bodywork field but also to colleagues in associated disciplines and professions.
IJTMB is currently indexed in PubMed Central, Quertle, the Directory of Open Access Journals, CrossRef, HealthIndex, IndexCopernicus, Google Scholar, and Hinari.
There are three principal sections in IJTMB:
- Research – An opportunity for the dissemination of original quantitative, qualitative, and integrative research papers.
- Education – A forum for massage and bodywork educators on topics such as curriculum development, instructional design/delivery, instructional technology, distance learning, and testing/evaluative procedures.
- Practice – A venue for practitioners to stay up-to-date on issues such as planning, marketing, managing and evaluating a successful practice; incorporation of new scientific findings and methods into clinical practice; new clinical approaches to prevention and treatment of specific health conditions; and ethical issues.
The first issue launched in August 2008.