April 3, 2014 — The ICA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics has announced that its peer-reviewed publication, the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (JCCP) is now an online open access journal. To access JCCP, visit jccponline.com.
“We are excited to launch a more accessible venue for field clinicians who are interested in maternal and pediatric chiropractic,” said Sharon Vallone, DC, FICCP, editor of JCCP. “We are hoping that the open access format will also stimulate more scientific writing among chiropractors who work with this population and would like to share their research and clinical experience in a professional journal.”
“The sharing of scholarly papers, of research big and small, even of practitioners’ case reports is vital to developing clinical trials and larger research projects,” said Co-Editor Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD. “The availability of these papers can have a significant impact on providing the evidence for chiropractic pediatrics and also making a difference in patient outcomes.”
“I want to say a special thank you to our editors Dr. Sharon Vallone and Dr. Cheryl Hawk, and the Pediatric Council staff who combined their expertise and talents to make this happen,” said Council Chair Lora Tanis, DC, DICCP. “The ICA Pediatrics Council is committed to providing excellence in pediatric clinical education, but is also committed to providing resources that will help the chiropractic practitioner be a better, more informed clinician so the care he/she provides is always safe, appropriate and of a high standard. The JCCP is one such resource, and we hope DCs will take advantage of this open access format to learn and keep current.”
The Pediatrics Council was established by the International Chiropractors Association in 1992 to provide doctors of chiropractic with advanced education in the specialty of pediatrics. From the beginning the Council has been in the forefront of pediatric education, establishing a three-year board certified diplomate in chiropractic pediatrics; providing superior clinical continuing education for DCs at its Annual Conferences and Symposiums in the U.S. and abroad, and supporting research by providing the “evidence” for chiropractic pediatrics by publishing the only peer-reviewed pediatrics journal in the chiropractic profession and providing a platform for the presentation of research papers at its educational events.