Launching of IJTMB Writing Mentorship Program

Ann Blair Kennedy, LMT, BCTMB, DrPH


Having a formalized mechanism for linking novice authors and experienced authors can assist budding writers. Scientific writing is a skill that many practitioners are not taught in school as this type of writing is not generally used in clinical practice. Many of the submissions to the Journal come from authors with a wealth of clinical experience but who lack scientific writing experience; moreover, while the information contained therein is interesting, the articles frequently require extensive re-writes/editing to attain a quality that is publishable. To this end, the editorial staff is
creating a database of experienced scientific writing mentors to connect with authors in need of assistance. Instructions for how to become a mentor, as well as to find a mentor, are included.


Publishing; Massage; Mentors; Writing; Authorship; Dissemination

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