Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, international journal of musculoskeletal physiotherapy, is a peer-reviewed
international journal (previously Manual Therapy), publishing high quality original research, review and Masterclass articles
that contribute to improving the clinical understanding of appropriate care processes for musculoskeletal disorders. The journal
publishes articles that influence or add to the body of evidence on diagnostic and therapeutic processes, patient centered
care, guidelines for musculoskeletal therapeutics and theoretical models that support developments in assessment, diagnosis,
clinical reasoning and interventions.
Papers published in Musculoskeletal Science & Practice are of international relevance
and have an over-arching applied clinical focus or serve to inform clinical approaches.
The journal publishes papers that show depth,
rigour, originality and high quality presentation which inform the evidence base relating to mechanisms of function/dysfunction;
treatment methods; best clinical practice; clinical reasoning and decision making processes; assessment and clinical management of musculoskeletal
disorders; exploration of relevant clinical interventions; multi modal approaches; psychosocial issues; and service user expectations,
experiences and perspectives.
Quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research articles are welcomed as
well as systematic and high quality narrative reviews. Other regular features include Masterclasses and Technical and
The journal employs a double blind peer review process for all original articles.
All articles published
in Musculoskeletal Science & Practice will be immediately assigned to an issue upon acceptance, without having to wait in
press. This will mean immediate publication for all authors, upon completion of post-acceptance publishing processes.