IJYT Submission Guidelines
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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 healthcare, integrative medicine, and psychology.


The journal publishes reports of original research. We welcome articles about pilot studies and preliminary reports about research in progress, when these reports examine challenges and early findings that may benefit other researchers and practitioners. Case studies should be reported in the context of a thorough review of the relevant literature and a broader discussion of the cases' implications for future research or practice. Names and other identifying information should be removed to protect individuals' privacy.

Issues in Yoga Therapy

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 healthcare, 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.

Yoga Therapy in Practice/The Yoga Tradition

Yoga Therapy in Practice 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 should be supported by references to published research, research in progress, established interventions at yoga therapy clinics, classical yoga texts, and/or original interviews and should not be based solely on the experience or opinions of the author(s).


The journal invites submissions of letters and opinions. Perspectives are not peer reviewed and may be in response to specific articles or about any topic relevant to the research and practice of yoga therapy. Perspectives should be limited to 500–1500 words. Please contact the editor for guidance prior to submitting a Perspective at IJYTeditor@iayt"dot"org. 

Review and Selection of Manuscripts

The editor evaluates all articles for suitability of topic and format and then assigns articles that meet the basic requirements to a minimum of two peer reviewers chosen on the basis of their expertise and experience. Peer review is blind, meaning that the author's identity is not revealed to reviewers. Reviewers evaluate the article's contribution to the field of yoga therapy and make specific suggestions for revisions. When making a recommendation to publish or reject an article, reviewers take into account the importance of the topic, the quality of scholarship, and the clarity of writing. Potential authors wishing to view the current peer review guidelines for the type of article they plan to submit should email the editor (IJYTeditor@iayt"dot"org) and indicate which article category the intended submission falls into. The editor makes the final decision to accept or reject a manuscript. Most manuscripts go through multiple rounds of revisions before they are accepted. Following acceptance, articles are edited for clarity and adherence to journal style guidelines.

Preparation and Submission of Manuscripts

All articles must be submitted online using the link at www.iayt.org or directly at www.editorialmanager.com/ijyt. Authors new to the site must first REGISTER, after which they can LOGIN and SUBMIT A MANUSCRIPT. The process is relatively straightforward, but authors who have difficulty navigating the site should feel free to email the editor (IJYTeditor@iayt"dot"org) with questions. All manuscripts must use APA-style references for citations. Research articles should include a note acknowledging any funding sources or potential conflicts of interest, a statement of adherence to ethical guidelines for the use of human participants (when applicable), and informed consent to use photographs of or publish case information about students/clients. We encourage authors to provide photos and figures, particularly for descriptions of yoga practices or discussions of anatomy. Articles are limited to 4000–6000 words.