INSTRUCTIONS TO CONTRIBUTORS
International Journal of Yoga Therapy publishes scholarly articles about yoga therapy, yoga practice, and yoga philosophy. We encourage submissions from researchers, scholars, yoga therapists, yoga teachers, and healthcare professionals. The journal aims to represent views, practices, and research from all major traditions in yoga and from modern health care, integrative medicine, and psychology.
The journal publishes high-quality reports of original empirical research. Manuscripts must adhere to conventional reporting guidelines and include a title, abstract, introduction, methods section, results, and discussion. We welcome scientific articles regarding pilot studies and encourage authors to publish findings that may benefit other researchers and practitioners. Case studies are empirical reports using a very small sample. They should be reported in the context of a thorough review of the relevant literature, include quantitative or qualitative results, and a broad discussion of the cases’ implications for future research or practice. Names and other identifying information must be changed to protect individuals’ privacy. All research involving human participants must have received prior approval by an Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. Study protocols and previously published materials cannot be considered.
The journal welcomes scholarly articles that address issues, challenges, and controversies in the research and practice of yoga therapy. Articles in this category include, but are not limited to, considerations of policy issues related to the integration of yoga and health care, explorations of common challenges that yoga therapists and teachers face in their work, and discussions of yoga philosophy as it relates to contemporary yoga therapy practice. Articles in this category must include references to relevant yogic texts and supporting materials, all of which are to be cited using APA format, and should not be based largely on the experience or opinions of the author(s).
Yoga Therapy in Practice/The Yoga Tradition
Yoga Therapy in Practice/The Yoga Tradition articles should review a topic of importance and relevance to practicing yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and healthcare providers. Articles in this category include, but are not limited to, discussions of specific populations or medical conditions and recommended best practices, reviews of research on a topic of relevance to yoga therapy, or reviews of the history of some aspect of yoga therapy or yoga philosophy. Articles must be supported by published research, research in progress, established interventions at yoga therapy clinics, classical yoga texts, or original interviews, all of which are to be cited using APA format. They should not be based largely on the experience or opinions of the author(s). Review articles must contribute something new to the literature.
The journal invites submissions of Perspectives regarding any topic relevant to the research and practice of yoga therapy. Perspectives are not peer reviewed and are limited to 500–1,500 words. ...