OT Article Submission Guidelines


We welcome submissions from osteopaths, other healthcare professionals and those with a topic of interest relevant to the osteopathic profession.

We are particularly interested in case studies and best practice that supports the iO mission to support unite, develop and promote the osteopathic profession for the benefit of patient care. You can read previous editions of OT here.


Editorial focus

  • Clinical Development | High-quality clinical resources, evidence-informed practice and clinical information articles that support self-direct CPD learning.
  • Best practice and case studies | Demonstrating best practice in osteopathic care, sharing advice and experience that is relevant and useful for the profession.
  • Research | Information on research and/or clinical guidance relevant to osteopathic practice.
  • UK Healthcare | Information and latest news on wider UK healthcare relevant to osteopaths and best practice and case studies on multidisciplinary working.
  • Student ’Voice’ | Information and case studies that are relevant to osteopathic students or those newly graduated.
  • Business Development | Content that provides advice and case studies that support the growth and development of practices to support patient care.
  • Promotion | Practical tools and advice that osteopaths can use to help promote osteopathic care including marketing tools, brand awareness and social media tips.

We recommend considering the above sections and the submission guidance prior to submitting.



We produce six editions a year, many of which are themed around topics of special interest to osteopaths. Examples of recent themes include wellbeing, geriatrics and paediatrics. The editorial team generally plan content two or more editions in advance of publication.

If you would like to submit an article or ideas for a theme for the magazine please email  editor@iOsteopathy.org placing OT 2021 Submission in the subject headline.

Due to the popularity of the magazine and the level of submissions received, we cannot guarantee which edition submissions may be published. Submission does not automatically guarantee publication.

Submissions guidance

Submissions will be considered by the editorial team for publication in line with the editorial focus of the journal and its relevance to the osteopathic profession. If required, the editorial team may seek external views to confirm accuracy, relevance and appropriateness for publication in the professional journal.

Only if a submission meets these criteria will it be considered for publication. If appropriate we may suggest alternative outlets for some types of content, such as the iO website or other relevant professional, social and media outlets.

Content for the journal is prepared some months in advance and therefore the publication date of any submission is at the discretion of the editorial team.

With the exception of clinical development articles (see specific guidance below) we will consider articles that range between 500 – 1500 words.

The editorial team reserve the right to edit submissions prior to final publication. All edited articles will be sent to the author(s) for approval prior to publication.


Additional guidance: Clinical development 

Evidence-based clinical development articles that can support self-directed CPD.  These articles should provide evidence-supported information which osteopaths can apply to practice and/or direct osteopaths to further self-directed learning.

See CPD Article Submission Guidelines for more information.

Authors should include 10 multiple choice questions at the end that will allow readers to test their understanding of the subject matter after reading. The proposed learning outcomes should be identified in the opening paragraphs and should also be mapped against the Osteopathic Practice Standards.


Biographies of authors

All articles approved for publication will require a short biography of the author(s) to be submitted and must include the following:

  • Training institute and year of qualification, overview of clinical practice/experience and post-graduate training, current practice, other roles in the osteopathic profession (e.g. lecturing, committee members, etc).

Authors are also requested to provide a high-resolution photograph of themselves for publication.

Recommended word count: 100- 150 words.



Please provide the full name of the deceased followed by the relevant dates of birth and passing. The person’s main academic achievements and contribution to the profession should follow as appropriate. One high resolution professional photograph of the deceased may also be included.

Recommended word count: 300 words.


Feedback on OT

We always welcome your feedback on OT and ideas for future features.

Please email your feedback, ideas for topics to editor@iOsteopathy.org.

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