Chiropractic & Manual Therapies gains an Impact Factor

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Chiropractic & Manual Therapies gains an Impact Factor

The Royal College of Chiropractors is delighted to announce that the Royal College’s official journal, Chiropractic & Manual Therapies (CMT), has been included in the Science Citation Index – Expanded (SCIE), under the ‘Rehabilitation’ category. Journals in the SCIE are indexed in Web of Science and also receive an Impact Factor, which is a very significant measure of the high quality of the publication. Given that this decision was made very recently, CMT won’t get an Impact Factor with this year’s release of the Journal Citation Reports, but will receive it in June 2020,

This achievement means that CMT will be the first journal in the world with “chiropractic” in its title to attain an impact factor.

Professor Bruce Walker AM, Editor in Chief, stated that ‘this success is due to the collective efforts of a large group of people who have supported the journal over its long 29-year history. There are indeed too many to mention however, there are some very important contributors to the accomplishment. First, the staff of publishers BMC whose professional stewardship over 14 years has been outstanding, and members of the CMT editorial team, past and present. The editorial board has provided advocacy, reviews and advice regarding the journal that paved the way for success. Authors and peer reviewers are to be acknowledged as well’

Professor Walker went on to thank all who believed in the journal and to the many readers who have accessed articles. The journal is now truly established and, with continued support, will thrive in the coming years and decades.

Embedding physical activity in the undergraduate curriculum

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Embedding physical activity in the undergraduate curriculum

All healthcare professionals are well-positioned to influence positive lifestyle changes among their patients, and encouraging physical activity is a vital part of helping patients avoid and manage health problems. However, physical activity is not well integrated into undergraduate curricula for medicine and other healthcare professions.

The ‘Embedding Physical Activity’ report and appendices, co-authored by Ann Gates of Exercise Works who gave a keynote address at the Royal College of Chiropractor’s AGM in January 2018, was commissioned by Public Health England (PHE) & Sport England (SE) as part of their Moving Healthcare Professionals Programme, and is aimed at embedding physical activity into undergraduate curricula. It highlights the initiatives of the Chiropractic Schools and the RCC which are working towards better incorporating physical activity into undergraduate chiropractic training and continuing professional development as part of a wider public health initiative.

2018 AGM Registration now Full

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2018 AGM Registration now Full

Places for the 2018 AGM are now completely full. Please do not attend unless your registration has been confirmed because, unfortunately, the venue will be unable to accommodate you. Members who are not attending but who wish to cast a vote in relation to the formal business of the AGM should do so using the proxy form mailed to all members last year. Please contact us if you need another copy. If you have registered for the event and can no longer attend, please let us know asap so that your place can be released to those on our waiting list.

The RCC is pleased to announce the launch of the new Discovery Service

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The RCC is pleased to announce the launch of the new Discovery Service

Keeping up to date with published research and other information is now much easier for RCC members with the launch of the RCC Discovery Service. Similar to PubMed, but with much wider coverage, this online system allows RCC members to search a huge array of journals, books and databases in one place.

Abstracts can be viewed for any article among the many thousands of indexed publications, but the service also provides access to some 1,200+ full-text publications, including many subscription journals that are of direct interest to chiropractors (an alphabetical list of full-text resources that can be accessed via the RCC Discovery Service is available to view here.)

The RCC Discovery Service is accessed via a secure page on the RCC website, so visit rcc-uk.org, log in with your usual details and click the RCC Discovery Service link. A direct route to the link is also provided here.

Once you have launched the service, you can use the various controls to refine your search, or choose ‘start new search’ to be taken to the main landing page which includes handy links to popular searches.

It’s here! The CPD.RCC online portfolio system is live!

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It’s here! The CPD.RCC online portfolio system is live!

The Royal College of Chiropractors is delighted to announce the general launch of CPD.RCC – your new, online CPD portfolio system. Getting started with CPD.RCC is easy using our introductory video, and a comprehensive help menu keeps you on track. To activate your CPD.RCC account contact us at admin@rcc-uk.org.

AGM/Winter Conference focusing on the public health role of chiropractors

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AGM/Winter Conference focusing on the public health role of chiropractors

We are delighted to announce details of our AGM & Winter Conference, which will take place in London on Wednesday 31st January 2018 and is free to members. The programme and registration form are available here. Members will also receive these details, along with the formal notice of AGM business, by email and post.