Excerpt: Professional Identity can be understood as consisting of three lived elements; Association, Legislation, and Education. The driver is a ‘common idea’, and in the case of chiropractic this idea is reported to be that of subluxation and its many meanings. It is differing interpretations of this idea that causes an association of similar thinkers in the Cirst place, and in chiropractic’s case these informal associations followed the education and training introduced by D.D. then were rapidly introduced by others in various formats. Chiropractic’s referent data base, the Index to Chiropractic Literature, returns 103 articles with the search term ‘chiropractic associations’ (early October 2020). Dating from 1986 these address ‘associations’ at the local, state, national, and international levels. To expect unity of thought among so many associations is ludicrous; to expect it among two or three chiropractors even more so. Chiropractors are an opinionated mob. A scholarly examination of these matters has consumed 4 years of my time to form the substance of my current PhD. () My Cindings are being reported elsewhere with about 20 papers 1either published, in-press, or in generation at this time. Not only must each paper survive the critical rigour of senior academics, they must also survive critical peer review by senior members of the profession who generously give their time to the advancement of knowledge about chiropractic. On behalf of the Editorial Board of this Journal, the Executive Editor and I express our gratitude for the solid work invested by these members of the profession in ensuring the Journal presents quality work which you can trust.
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