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SAGE Publishing partners with the British Medical Acupuncture Society to publish Acupuncture in Medicine

October 16, 2018

SAGE Publishing is to partner with British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) to publish Acupuncture in Medicine (AIM), a journal exploring scientific and clinical acupuncture, from January 2019.

AIM focuses on scientific acupuncture research. The journal’s policy is to take the Western medical approach by using current knowledge of neurophysiology, anatomy and pathology to interpret the clinical effects of acupuncture. The journal accepts original research submissions on all aspects of acupuncture, but insists that they are described with a modern scientific rationale.

The Editor of AIM, David Carr remarked:

“Acupuncture is often viewed somewhat controversially. AIM seeks to address this stigma with its policy that all research is presented and interpreted in strictly neurophysiological terms using only evidence-based frameworks, in order to critically evaluate its applications and integration within healthcare. SAGE Publishing shares our belief in the vital importance of evidence-based medicine and methodologically sound science and we look forward to working together to further build out this core arena of research.”

Mike Cummings, BMAS Medical Director, further commented:

“As a leading acupuncture journal, AIM serves an important role in the field. Partnering with SAGE will allow the journal to be accessed by a global audience of interested parties that can contribute to, and learn from, the research presented in the journal. We look forward to joining SAGE and being a part of their influential STM portfolio.”

Tessa Picknett, SAGE’s Vice President, Global STM Journals, said of the partnership:

“SAGE has developed an extensive and leading medical portfolio, marking it as one of the top five medical publishers in the world. We are excited to add AIM, the leading journal on Western medical acupuncture, into our growing portfolio. AIM provides an international forum for doctors and health-care professionals in the field of acupuncture and we look forward to working with the editorial team to support the evidence-based approach and promote debate in the field.”

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Find out more about AIM journal here.

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Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 1,000 journals and over 900 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne.

Acupuncture in Medicine aims to promote the scientific understanding of acupuncture and related treatments by publishing scientific investigations of their effectiveness and modes of action as well as articles on their use in health services and clinical practice. Acupuncture in Medicine uses the Western understanding of neurophysiology and anatomy to interpret the effects of acupuncture.

The British Medical Acupuncture Society is a registered charity established to stimulate and promote the use and scientific understanding of acupuncture within medicine for the public benefit. We seek to enhance the education and training of suitably qualified practitioners, and to promote high standards of working practices in acupuncture. Members are regulated healthcare professionals who practice acupuncture within the scope of their professional practice. Find out more about joining the BMAS by clicking here.

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