The JBMT Story
- To offer material which can both increase our knowledge base while also encouraging creative, intuitive, improvisation in the individual and collective professional evolution of those engaged in health care utilizing manual and movement methods.
- To emphasise integration, rather than separation, between the bodywork modalities and professions JBMT serves – specifically to “demolish the barriers between all those in the ‘bodywork and movement’ professions. “https://www.bodyworkmovementtherapies.com/article/S1360-8592(97)80056-3/abstract
- To “translate” between research and clinical practice, by a/ ensuring that published research articles provide usable, clinically relevant information for direct application by clinicians; b/ feeding back to researchers where more work is needed and demonstrating how it is used in clinical practice through case reports/studies/series; c/ cultivating & facilitating dialogue between these two poles of the sciences.
- One of JBMT’s defining missions has always been the promotion of the potential of those who submit their work for critical consideration, for publication. This includes active mentoring and encouragement of nascent authors, as well as assisting established ones.
Over the years the editorial board of JBMT grew, along with the journal itself, with the current members of the editorial team all being close colleagues of Leon Chaitow, hand-picked for their expertise and commitment to the journal’s mission.
Over the years, Judith Delany LMT, Benny Vaughan LMT, Rose MacDonald PT, John Hannon DC, Dimitrios Kostopoulos Md, PhD, Matthew Wallden DO, Warrick McNeill PT, Jerrilyn Cambron PhD and Glenn Hymel DEd all served as JBMT editors, with Craig Liebenson having written an editorial for every single issue of JBMT since its inception.
The international editorial board boasts several dozen experts spanning the bodywork professions from both clinical and research approaches: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-bodywork-and-movement-therapies/editorial-board and is officially supported by a number of international professional associations and schools: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-bodywork-and-movement-therapies
Leon Chaitow’s legacy
The end of an era
Following a decision by the publisher to enforce policy changes and restructure the Journal, as of January 2020, Dr Sasha Chaitow is no longer associated with JBMT.
JBMT will continue in whatever form is decided by its new leadership.
Leon Chaitow’s Editorials
Scroll down and click on any of the thumbnails to view and download Leon Chaitow’s editorials from the first issue of JBMT (October 1999) to 2013. Preprints of more recent editorials will be added in due course.
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