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International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research (IJTRR) accepts manuscripts in specialty areas of Rehabilitation Medicine, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, Yoga Therapy, Audiology and Speech Therapy, Podiatry, Rehabilitation Nursing, Psychology, Medico-Social Work, Vocational Rehabilitation, Special Education, and Alternative Medicine. IJTRR operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous. Decision on manuscript is communicated to authors within six to eight weeks. 

 

General requirements

  1. Manuscript should be written in English.

  2. The manuscript should be formatted double spaced in 10-point Arial font, with pages and lines numbered.

  3. Manuscripts should be written in accordance with recommendations from “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication” by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, April 2010 (http://www.icmje.org/urm_full.pdf)

  4. Manuscript should be submitted as one file with tables and figures in MS word, along with copy right form and conflict of interest form by online submission or electronically to contactijtrr@gmail.com

  5. Ethical Approval and Informed Consent. For all manuscripts reporting data from studies involving human participants, formal review and approval, or formal review and waiver, by an appropriate institutional review board or ethics committee is required and should be described in the Methods section.

  6. Manuscripts should be organized in the following order

  • Title page
  • Abstract; should be clear, descriptive, self-explanatory and not longer than 250 words.
  • Keywords
  • Body of text (divided by subheadings: Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion)
  • Acknowledgements
  • Conflict of interest
  • References
  • Tables
  • Figures

Title page

The title should appear on a separate page which should then followed by the author name and the institution name and address by indicating suitable superscripts. Title page should contain title of the paper in bold face, title case (font size 14), names of the authors in normal face, upper case (font size 12) followed by the address(es) in normal face lower case. An asterisk (*) must be placed after the corresponding authors name as superscript whose email id, fax, telephone number can be given at the bottom left corner of the title. Corresponding author has the responsibility to ensure that all co-authors are aware and approve the contents of the submitted manuscript.

Abstract

This section should start on a new page and should detail the problems, experimental approach, major findings and conclusion in one paragraph and should appear on the second page. Avoid abbreviation, diagram and references in the abstract. It should be single – spaced and should not exceed 150 words for full papers.

Key Words

Author(s) must give about 4-6 key words which can identify the most important subjects covered by the paper. They must be placed at the end of the abstract.

Introduction

The manuscript should include a brief introduction stating the purpose of the investigation and relating the manuscript to similar previous research. Only information essential to the arguments should be presented.

Materials and Methods

The methods section should describe, in logical sequence, how the study was designed (e.g. how randomization was done), carried out (e.g. how subjects were chosen or excluded, ethical considerations, accurate details of materials used, exact treatment dosage and form of treatment) and data were analyzed (e.g. an estimate of the power of the study, exact test used for statistical analysis). For standard methods, appropriate references are sufficient, but if standard methods are modified these should be clearly brought out. Authors should provide complete details of any new methods or apparatus used.

Tables

Tables should be used wherever necessary and should have rows and columns to correlate the variables. It should be cell- based type (Microsoft word tables). Do not use tabs or hard returns during preparation of tables. Do not send us tables as graphics. Tables should be as compact as possible. Unnecessary rows and columns can be avoided. The table should be double spaced and separated from the text. The font can be of same size used in the text of the manuscript. Do not divide the table in to sub tables and not to use vertical or horizontal rules/lines. Table should be numbered accordingly in numeric order. The table should be numbered in roman numeral followed by the title. The title should be one-line title in bold text with font size 12. Abbreviations can be used if needed and abbreviations that are used only in a table should be defined in the footnotes to that table and should be designated with superscript/subscript letters. Avoid “Ditto” marks. The units used should be in SI nomenclature or the nomenclature common to a particular field. Unusual units or abbreviations can be defined in the legend

Figures

Figures should be used wherever necessary. The figures can be of GIF/TIFF/JPEG/PDF. The figures should be comprehensible for the readers and should help them in understanding the paper. Unnecessary figures should be avoided. Avoid unnecessary colouring and excessive details. The title should be one-line title in bold text with font size 12. Abbreviations can be used if needed and abbreviations that are used only in the figures should be defined in the footnotes to that figure. The title should describe the contents so each illustration can be understood on considering apart from the text. All figures should be numbered in roman numerals and should be cited in the text accordingly. The image/photograph should be cropped to show essential details. Magnification can be indicated by inserting the scale bar. The image/photograph should be clear and of high quality. Poor blurred or out of focus letters/symbols are not acceptable. The units used should be SI nomenclature or the nomenclature common to a particular field. Unusual units or abbreviations can be defined in the legend.

Results and Discussion

The results should be concisely presented. Results and discussion may be separate or combined based on the authors requirement.

Conclusion

Manuscript should have relevant brief conclusion (limit of 300) and should reflect the importance and future scope.

Acknowledgement

This section can be kept at the end of the manuscript before reference section and should not be more than 50 words. This section can be used to acknowledge the help of those who do not qualify for authorship or to acknowledge funding, donated resources or significant contribution to the research

Conflict of Interest

Manuscript should have the declaration of conflict of interest. Conflict of Interest form should be submitted along with the manuscript.

Click here to download conflict of interest form

 

Reference style

  • Please refer the link for reference style (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html)

  • References cited in the text should be mentioned in the reference list and vice versa.

Copy Right form

  • All authors should sign the form. If any author is not available, the corresponding authored can sign the form prefixing “for” after getting permission author.

  • This copy right form should be along with manuscript

Click here to download copy right form

WORD LIMIT

Original research: 3000 words of text (not including abstract, tables, figures, references) with no more than a total of 5 tables and/or figures

Systematic review/ Review/Meta-analysis: 3500 words of text (not including abstract, tables, figures, references, and online-only material), with no more than a total of 4 tables and/or figures and no more than 50-75 references.

Short communication: 1000-1500 words (not including abstract, tables, figures, references, and online-only material) with no more than a total of 3 tables and/or figures.

Case report: 1500 words Editorial: 1000 words.

REVIEWER LIST

Authors are requested to suggest two potential reviewers for the manuscript and provide their contact address and e-mail addresses. Potential reviewers should be experts, and should have published in the area of research. Authors should not suggest reviewers from the same institutions or individuals whom they have collaborated or published with in the past.

 

PROOFS AND REPRINTS

Electronic proofs will be sent (e-mail attachment) to the corresponding author as a MS word file. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. The manuscript will be published within two weeks after receiving proof read. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.

 

Details of Reporting Guidelines for Different Study Designs

 

 

 

Study Design

Guideline/Statement

Source

Randomized controlled trial

CONsolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) Statement

http://www.consort-statement.org/

Diagnostic accuracy studies

STAndards for Reporting of Diagnostic accuracy (STARD)

http://www.stard-statement.org/

Observational studies

STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology (STROBE)

http://www.strobe-statement.org/index.php?id=available-checklists

Systematic reviews/ Meta-analyses of RCT

Preferred Reporting Items for Systematicreviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA)

http://www.prisma-statement.org/

Meta-analyses of observational studies

Meta-analysis OObservational Studiesin Epidemiology (MOOSE)

www.consort-statement.org/?o=1347

Case reports

CaRe guidelines

http://www.care-statement.org/

 






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