Original Research – Call for Papers
ORIGINAL RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS
Deadline for Abstracts: November 1, 2012
Submission website: https://www.openconf.org/WFC2013/openconf.php
Authors are invited to submit abstracts describing their original research on topics stated below. At least one author of each accepted paper must register and be present at the congress in order to be included on the program and in the proceedings.
Categories of Research:
1. Basic Sciences. Includes the use of animals and computer-related research or investigation on cadavers, in fields such as anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, biochemistry, immunology, etc.
2. Diagnostic Sciences. Includes the evaluation of various diagnostic or analytical methods or instruments. Where new concepts are presented there should be accompanying data collection on normal and abnormal populations of patients. Clinical examination techniques such as palpation or diagnostic imaging and interexaminer reliability studies are encouraged.
3. Clinical Management. Includes clinical trials, retrospective studies and multiple case studies. The presentation of new adjusting/manipulation methods are encouraged but such presentations should include some clinical data collection on why the techniques should be considered.
4. Special Interest. Papers on anthropology, epidemiology, cost of care, standards of care and educational methods fall into this category. Philosophical papers will also be reviewed provided they follow formal philosophical argument with references rather than the presentation of personal opinion.
Submission: Only original, previously unpublished works will be considered for presentation. Submissions must not duplicate work that any of the authors have published elsewhere. A work is eligible for acceptance for presentation at the WFC Congress if it has been presented at another meeting, but not if it has been published, or will be published, by the Congress in April 2013. Works submitted to the Congress for presentation are not required to participate in the awards competition.
To be considered for presentation, the abstract must be submitted to the 2013 WFC Congress submission website by November 1, 2012. No late abstracts will be considered.
Submission Contents: Submission of abstracts should include sections appropriate to their subject matter. For example, research studies should include sections such as: Title, Introduction (e.g. Background, Objectives, Purpose), Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, and References sections. If the study involves human subjects or animals, please declare if IRB/ethics board approval has been granted (and by what institution) or if the study has been exempted (and by what institution). References are expected (include no more than 8), but are not included in the word count. Submissions that are historical or philosophical in nature should follow standard format for those types of scholarly works. Only submissions through the 2013 WFC Congress submission website will be considered. No submissions by email or postal mail will be considered.
Word limit: 500 words maximum (word count does not include title or references). The abstract will be “cut and pasted” by the author into the electronic submission form field on the 2013 WFC Congress submission website.
Peer Review Process: All submissions will be evaluated for completeness, strength of contribution, and relevance to the WFC Congress. Abstract submissions will be selected by the WFC Peer Review Committee based upon: practical significance, originality, and quality of the work. The Peer Review Committee will determine which accepted abstracts will be presented as poster or platform.
Notification: Corresponding authors of abstracts selected for presentation will be advised by December 10, 2012. At the time of acceptance, presenting authors must register for the conference in order to be included in the program and proceedings. If accepted, an author is required to register and present the work at the Congress. If accepted for poster presentation, authors are required to bring their poster to the Congress (poster format to follow). Boards to hang the poster will be provided. The 500 word maximum abstract will be printed in the 2013 WFC Congress proceedings. Accepted abstracts will also be included in a special publication of the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine (JCM) with authors’ permission.
Questions: If you have any questions about the submissions or review process, please email Dr. Claire Johnson at
Deadline for Awards Competition: February 28, 2013
Authors of abstracts selected for presentation will be invited to participate in the awards competition; however this is not required for presentation at the conference.
Submission to Award Competition: To participate in the awards competition, the submitted abstract must be expanded into a full paper and be submitted to the 2013 WFC Congress website by the deadline. Only those abstracts selected originally for presentation will be considered in the competition. No late-coming papers will be considered for an award.
All materials for award consideration must include the following in a single Word document:
1. Cover page stating author information (name, degrees, affiliations), interest in submission to the award competition, and that this paper is original and has not been published or being considered for publication elsewhere.
2. Statement on ethics. If the study involves human subjects or animals, please declare if IRB/ethics board approval has been granted (and by what institution) or if the study has been exempted (and by what institution).
3. Paper formatted according to scientific journal publication standards of the JMPT, which includes: title, abstract, introduction/background, methods, results, discussion, conclusion, and references.
4. The single Word file should contain all information, including figures and tables at the end of the word file.
Paper Award Competition Process: Authors with accepted abstracts who wish to enter the competition should submit their full papers to the WFC submission website. Submitted full papers will be evaluated by the Paper Awards committee for strength of contribution, level of evidence, significance, scientific rigour, and quality of the work.
Publication of Award Winning Papers. After announcement of the award at the Congress, winning authors must submit their paper to the JMPT using the electronic submission process of the Journal. Please check the JMPT website for mandatory style and formatting guidelines. The materials will be processed and the manuscript will be submitted to full peer review and may require further revision. Once the submitted manuscript has passed through peer review and is accepted, it will be published in a special JMPT issue dedicated to the award winning papers of the WFC. It is the authors’ responsibility to submit all required materials for their award winning paper to the JMPT website within 1 month after award announcement. Award award checks will be mailed to the corresponding author only after the award winning paper has been published in the JMPT.
Poster Award Competition Process: Posters will be evaluated during the Congress by the Poster Awards committee for strength of contribution, level of evidence, significance, scientific rigour, and quality of the work. Poster authors will be encouraged to publish their completed works by submitting their research to a peer reviewed, scientific journal.
Submission Materials - Sample