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  • IADMS members must log in before accessing the JDMS for full access

  • Open Access for all issues 12 months post-publication

Guidelines for Authors

Journal of Dance Medicine & Science


The Journal of Dance Medicine & Science (JDMS) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal that has an international editorial board and is the official publication of IADMS. The journal is indexed in MEDLINE. It is published by J. Michael Ryan Publishing, Inc.

JDMS is an electronic-only publication. Access to all issues of JDMS is an IADMS membership benefit. Open Access is now available to the public for all issues post-publication date. You can now follow the JDMS on Twitter!

JDMS Fast Track! Members and subscribers now have early access online to complete articles that are fully proofed and ready for publication but will be part of a formal issue in coming volumes.

The mission of the JDMS is to advance dance medicine and science knowledge to promote health for dancers and dance for health.

The journal’s scope is multi-disciplinary, drawing from all fields related to dance medicine and science. These fields include, but are not limited to: anatomy, exercise physiology, strength and conditioning, biomechanics, epidemiology, kinesiology, rehabilitation, athletic training, physical therapy, general medicine, sports medicine and surgery, neuroscience, motor control, dance for health, dance education, psychology, and nutrition.


The JDMS accepts the following types of submissions: Original Research Articles, Case Studies, Case Series, Cohort Studies, Methodology, Letters to the Editor, Systematic Reviews, and Meta-analyses. All other submission types should be sent to Editor-in-Chief for approval. All submissions must be original contributions, not previously published (except as a conference abstract or proceedings), must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere, and, if accepted, must not be published elsewhere in similar form, in any language, without the consent of J Michael Ryan (JMR) Publishing Inc. Although the editors and referees make every effort to ensure the validity of published manuscripts, the final responsibility rests with the authors, not with the journal, its editors, or the publisher. 

Submit all manuscripts via email in a word document format to editorial@jmichaelryan.com

JDMS Editorial Staff


Jatin P. Ambegaonkar, PhD, ATC, FIADMS - George Mason University, Manassas, Virginia, USA

Associate Editors

Derrick D. Brown, MSc, CISSN - University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Wendy Coates, MD - University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA

Lynda Mainwaring, PhD, C Pysch - University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Emma Redding, PhD, FIADMS - Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London, UK

Jeffrey Russell, PhD, AT, FIADMS - Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA

Rachel Ward, PhD - University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Matthew A. Wyon, PhD CSCS FIADMS - University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, UK

Editorial Board Members

Manuela Angioi, PhD, FIADMS - Queen Mary University of London, London, UK

Ann Brown, PhD, CISSN - University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA

Kathleen Davenport, MD - Hospital for Special Surgery, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Sarah DiPasquale, DPT - Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA

Sarah Kenny, PhD - University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Akito Muira, PhD - Waseda University, Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan

Judith Peterson, MD - University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota, USA

Angela Pickard, PhD - Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, UK

David Popoli, MD - Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

Boni Rietveld, MD, PhD - Haaglanden Medisch Centrum, The Hague, Netherlands

Paige Rice, PhD - Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Australia

Josianne Rodrigues-Krause, PhD - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Irina Roncaglia, PhD, CPsychol - Private Practice, UK

Donald Rose, MD - NYU Langone Health, New York, New York, USA

Janine Stubbe, PhD - Codarts Rotterdam, University for the Arts, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Jamie Tallent, PhD, ASCC - University of Essex, Colchester, UK

Rogier van Rijn, PhD - Codarts Rotterdam, University for the Arts, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

David S. Weiss, MD - NYU Langone Health, New York, New York, USA

Tom Welsh, PhD - Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA


This publication is suitable for healthcare professionals and for dance science and medicine researchers and academics. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.