The Multimed team was introduced to Diana Thompson (former President of the Massage Therapy Foundation) and Glenn Hymel (Founding Executive Editor of the IJTMB) at the PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia in 2007. It was there and then that Multimed began the exciting adventure of being the publisher of the new official journal of the Massage Therapy Foundation, the International Journal of Massage and Bodywork (IJTMB).
We are happy to highlight some of the many accomplishments of IJTMB over our 13-year publishing history:
2008 – The inaugural issue of IJTMB was published.
2009 – Multimed worked closely with IJTMB to be indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals, Health Index, Hinari, Scopus and Google Scholar to name a few.
2010 – Recognizing the importance of online abstracting, archiving and indexing databases, we applied to have IJTMB included in the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) digital archive, PubMed Central.
2011 – IJTMB was accepted into PubMed Central, and further indexed in PubMed – an incredible milestone achieved by every member of the IJTMB team.
2019 – Multimed worked closely with the Journal team to upgrade to OJS 3, which provided the IJTMB’s site with a fresh design, new functionalities and an improved user experience.
2021 – To date, IJTMB has published over 250 articles and 51 issues.