Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation publishes articles on a quarterly basis and the articles will be available online within 7 days after acceptance. The journal covers a wide range of topics including acute and chronic pain, trauma and rehabilitation, muscular dystrophy, neuromuscular disorders, developmental disorders, speech disorders, spinal cord and brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and cerebral palsy, arthritis and connective tissue disorders, amputation, muscle and joint injuries, prosthetics and orthotics, development of new rehabilitative technologies, pediatric rehabilitation medicine, neurorehabilitation, cancer rehabilitation, occupational medicine. Articles published in Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). Readers may reuse, download, and take limited copies of the articles by mentioning proper credits to the authors.
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There is no page limit for the article submitted to Scientific Archives journals. Authors are instructed to submit the manuscript either in word (.doc, .docx, .rtf) or PDF files. Only articles written in English language will be considered by the journal. Authors must ensure that articles submitted are not under consideration for publication in another journal. We encourage authors to read the Author Guidelines and policies page before submitting the manuscript.
In compliance with Public Access Policy of US National Institutes of Health (NIH), Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and other Federal agencies, articles funded by these agencies will be deposited to PubMed Central (PMC) after the publication in the journal.
Articles funded by Europe PMC Funders will also be submitted to PMC after the publication.
Original research, review articles, clinical case studies, letters to editor, perspectives, opinion articles, commentaries, book reviews and visual articles will be considered for publication in the journal. The journal provides an opportunity for authors to submit their evidence based findings and theoretical insights of high quality.
Being an open access journal, Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation collects article processing charges (APC) from authors after the acceptance of an article. APC can be paid by authors from their research budget or by their supporting institutions. APC will help the publisher to recover the cost incurred during review and publication process and also to maintain the full text of the published articles online without any charge for the readers. Authors from developing and underdeveloped nations may contact the publisher for discount on APC.
Article processing charges (APC)
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On most of the ocassions, we waive APC for authors from low-income countries. Waivers or discounts on APC will be provided on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors may request waiver or discount at the point of submission.
The journal follows a finely tuned and well-crafted format for article publication. Authors are instructed to follow journal suggested format which will be re-evaluated and arranged in our post-acceptance process. Authors are suggested to use the check list below before submitting the manuscript.
The title page should contain a full title and a running title (not more than 15 words); full names of all the authors (first name, middle name, last name) along with affiliations of all authors and their institutions, departments, or organizations (affiliations should be designated using the numericals); corresponding author should be designated using * symbol and equally contributed authors should be designated using # symbol. Contact information including telephone number, fax number and email address of the corresponding author must be provided.
Abstract should be written precisely and it should not exceed 300 words. Do not include any citations in the abstract.
Manuscript should contain 7-10 important words or phrases. Keywords must be placed after the abstract.
Clear background information about the subject must be provided. Introduction should emphasize the importance of the research in question and it should clearly highlight the lack of knowledge in current literature. Finally, it should describe the objectives of the study.
Materials & Methods
This section should describe the reagents, and apparatus that were used to conduct the experimental study. It should typically explain the context and setting of the study. If the research contains several methods then this section can be divided into subsections.
This section should report the key findings of the study. It should also report the secondary findings such as secondary outcomes, subgroup analyses, etc. Results can be divided into multiple sections with clear headers.
The main findings of the study must be stated. The research in question and hypotheses must be addressed with specific evidence from the experimental results. Clear competing explanations must be provided for results with multiple interpretations.
In this section, significance of the current study can be stated. The main outcomes of the study should be summarized and limitations of the study can be stated along with future perspectives.
Conflicts of Interest
In this section authors should declare if any conflict of interest exists and they must explain the reason for conflict. If there are no Conflicts of Interest then that must be stated. Corresponding author should take the responsibility in declaring the interests on behalf of co-authors.
In this section authors should mention the name of the funding agency that supported their research along with grant numbers.
In this section authors can include names of the individuals who have contributed in preparing the manuscript. The names of these individuals should not be listed as co-authors and permissions must be obtained to mention their names.
In the main text, sequential numbering should be followed for references in the order of their appearance. References in the main text should be represented with numbers in square brackets e.g., . Authors should include only the references that are cited in the article and uncited references must be excluded. Reference should be formatted as per Vancouver style.
While submitting the paper, authors should include all figures and tables in the word file of the manuscript. Along with this, authors should submit each figure in separate electronic files. Authors should cite all the figures in the manuscript in a sequential order. Figures can be submitted in Bitmap formats such as TIFF, GIF, JPEG, etc. Figures containing labels should be embedded in separate layers. Each figure should have a separate legend and must be provided as a separate section of the manuscript after the references. Authors must obtain permissions if they want to reproduce a figure published elsewhere.
Authors should cite all the tables in the manuscript in a sequential order and table legends must be provided for each table. Authors should provide Tables in an editable format i.e either in Word or Excel. In case of numerical measurements, units should appear in parentheses in the column headings. Footnotes to tables should be marked with a),b),c) and typed on the same page as the table.
Supplementary materials such as video clips, audio files or datasets can be submitted along with the manuscripts either in a single file or as a .ZIP file (if multiple files are there).
Corresponding author will receive the galley proofs along with instructions after the acceptance of the article. Authors must send the corrected proofs within two to three days of receipt. Only necessary changes will be made in the article at this stage.
Copyright and Permissions
Authors hold the copyright of their manuscripts. All articles published by Scientific Archives are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.
Authors are solely responsible for obtaining any permission needed for the reuse of copyrighted materials included in the manuscript.
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