Changing Author Guidelines to Include Patient and Public Involvement

Ann Blair Kennedy, LMT, BCTMB, DrPH


Multiple benefits have been found when pa-tients and the public are included as research co-investigators. To this end, a change is being made to the IJTMB authorship guidelines to include a new subsection within the Methods section of manuscripts, entitled “Patient and Public In-volvement”. We recommend that authors include in this section information on how patients and other stakeholders were included in the design, implementation, data analysis, and dissemination of studies. Further guidelines are provided. 


Patient Participation; Massage; Research; Research Personnel

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International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
ISSN 1916-257X