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The journal Chiropractic & Manual Therapies has enjoyed some very good news. They have been notified by their publishers (BMC a division of SpringerNATURE) that according to the Master Journal List of Clarivate Analytics, Chiropractic & Manual Therapies (CMT) has been included in the Science Citation Index – Expanded (SCIE), under the ‘Rehabilitation’ category. Journals in the SCIE are indexed in Web of Science and also receive an Impact Factor. Given that this decision was made very recently, CMT won’t get an Impact Factor with this year’s release of the Journal Citation Reports. However, it will receive an Impact Factor in June 2020.
 This achievement means that CMT will be the first journal in the world with "chiropractic" in its title to attain an impact factor. 
 Professor Bruce Walker AM, Editor in Chief, stated that the success is due to the collective efforts of a large group of people who have supported the journal over its long 29-year history. There are indeed too many to mention however, there are some very important contributors to the accomplishment. First, the staff of publishers BMC whose professional stewardship over 14 years has been outstanding, the CMT editorial team consisting of Simon French, Iben Axen, Peter McCarthy, Jeff Hebert, Stephen Perle and more latterly Alice Kongsted. Their pro bono efforts have been outstanding and pivotal. Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde’s continuous belief in the journal and her wise counsel as senior editorial advisor has also been outstanding. The editorial board has provided advocacy, reviews and advice regarding the journal that paved the way for success. Authors and peer reviewers are to be acknowledged as well as Murdoch University for supporting the time of the Editor in Chief over many years. Finally, (and not least) the contribution of necessary resources by the four joint venture partners* who sponsor the journal has provided the critical funding to allow the journal to prosper. 
 Professor Walker went on to say thank you to all who believed in the journal and to the many readers who have accessed articles. The journal is now truly established and with continued support will thrive in the coming years and decades.
 *Chiropractic Australia, Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics, Royal College of Chiropractors (UK) and the European Academy of Chiropractic (ECU).
 You can access the journal at this link: https://chiromt.biomedcentral.com/