The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine has a call out to submit your work and/or papers if you have been teaching classes in tai chi, qi gong, acupressure, foam-rolling, mindfulness, or other self-care therapies to patients.
Please read the journal's guidelines for submission and submit your qualifying work before February 28th, 2019, for their special focus issue, Innovation in Group-Delivered Services, due to publish about July 2019.
- original research
- particular interest in:
- cost outcomes
- payment strategies
- sustainable program models
also interested in commentaries:
- about related health policy
- reimbursement changes based on clinical research
- translational issues
- implementation research
- comparative cost analysis
Here are some excerpts from the guidelines page:
"Strategies for behavioral change show a facilitative leadership style with opportunities for interactivity and experiential learning are more effective methods of learning, of engagement and of empowerment. For the values of integrative health, we see tremendous alignment."
"We are encouraging submission of original research, commentary, and/or reviews. We are interested in effectiveness data from innovative models. We seek reports on cost outcomes, payment strategies, and sustainable programs. We are interested in group models focused on single methodologies tailored to group-based acupuncture and in multimodality approaches. We are interested in methodologies tailored to group-based research and applied clinical education strategies on group clinical methods. We seek commentaries that explore health policy and reimbursement changes based on clinical research."
"In alignment with JACM''s ongoing editorial focus, we seek explorations of translational issues, implementation research, comparative cost analyses, and improvement research."