Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine launches a new journal: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine-Clinical Communications
In January 2018 the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine (JRM) has launched a new journal: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine – Clinical Communications (JRM–CC).
Do we need a new journal?
There are currently more than 60 journals listed in the IF list of ISI Web of Knowledge. At first sight this seems more than enough. However, these journals mostly publish papers that report the results of research. These research papers are written by professional researchers and read by other researchers active in the same field. For clinicians these papers are difficult to interpret and to estimate the value for their daily clinical work. Therefore the Editors-in-Chief of JRM have considered that there is a need for a platform that allows clinicians to publish papers with a more clinical background. We are convinced that many interesting clinical studies, observations, experiences, opinions and discussions currently are not, or not sufficiently, communicated in journals. JRM–CC does not intend to compete with existing scientific journals, a high impact factor is not the ultimate aim.
What kind of publications can you expect in JRM–CC?
JRM–CC will be a forum for a broad range of interesting clinical papers including case studies, case series, pilot studies, educational papers, personal opinions, technical papers, short reports, PhD-thesis summaries, position papers, book reviews. etc. The main criterion for considering a submission will be the relevance for clinical practice in Rehabilitation Medicine.
Can you subscribe to JRM–CC?
No you cannot. JRM-CC will be open access and free for all clinicians. You will be able to read all papers online and there will be no printed version available. In case you wish to contribute to comments in JRM and JRM-CC you will be requested to register as member of JRM.
How to submit papers to JRM–CC?
For the time being you may just follow the Instructions for authors of JRM which can be found on our website (https://www.medicaljournals.se/jrm). Later this year new instructions for JRM–CC will be defined and published. In case you have questions about the eligibility of a paper for publication you may ask the editorial office to help you.
Is there a submission fee of publication fee?
There will be no submission fee. The publication fee will be 50% of the fee for publications in JRM. Being an open access journal JRM has no other option than a publication fee to cover the costs of a free journal.