Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine

Instructions to author JRM-CC

JRM–CC as a forum

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.

Preparing for submission of article

Submission of a manuscript is held to imply that it has not previously been published and is not otherwise submitted for publication, except as an abstract (which in that case has to be stated). If problems with the submission or creating an account occurs please contact us via e-mail.

In writing your paper, you are encouraged to review articles in the area you are addressing including those that have been previously published in the journal, and to reference them where you feel it is appropriate. This will enhance context, coherence, and continuity for our readers. After revision the references should be checked to see if there are new references available. Submit the manuscript (including tables and figures) as a styled Microsoft Word file and photographs as separate EPS or TIFF files with a resolution of at least 300 dpi. Black-and-white digital images should be in gray scale mode and colour images saved in CMYK, not index or RGB, colour mode.

It is possible to upload one manuscript file and three image files at a time. If you need to upload more image files than three, you will be given the opportunity to do so after pressing "Upload". Please name the manuscript file according to the formula "Firstauthorname.doc" and any image files "Firstauthornamefig1.doc" etc. When uploading revised manuscripts, please name the manuscript file manuscript number + "ver" + version number in Roman numerals, eg. 123456verIII.doc. The corresponding author will be notified that the manuscript has been received.

Language for the writing

All papers should be written in English. It is essential that the language is irreproachable. If the Editorial Board should consider it necessary, manuscripts will be subjected to language examination at the author's risk and expense. Authors whose first language is not English are recommended to have their manuscripts checked carefully before submission.

Duplicate publication

It is not acceptable to submit papers already published elsewhere or simultaneously submit a paper to another journal. Furthermore, the paper must not be under review in another journal. Accompanying the manuscript should be a copy of all references mentioned in the particular paper still not published and articles by the same authors on the same subject submitted elsewhere.

Suggestions for reviewers

It is advisable to give suggestions on 2–3 reviewers that are well versed in the area of the manuscript. However, it is the Editor who will make the final decision on the choice of reviewers.

Preparing for submission of PhD thesis

The following should be included: 

Title
Name
Institute / affiliation
Date of defense
Promotor(es)
A summary
A box with the 5 most important conclusions
Figures with the most prominent outcomes
A bibliography of publications on which the thesis is based 
Also a photo of the defendent

Authorship

All persons designated as authors must participate sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility in its contents. For criteria for authors see "Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals" at http://www.icmje.org. In essence authorship credit should be based on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published. Authors should meet conditions 1, 2, and 3. Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or the collection of data does not justify authorship, nor does general supervision of the research group. The author who submits the manuscript should state if the authors meet these criteria. If there are 5 authors or more, a statement on each author's contribution must be described in the accompanying letter. In multicenter trials group members not meeting these criteria should be listed, with their permission, in the acknowledgement or appendix. All persons mentioned in the Acknowledgement should have accepted this to the responsible author.

Deposit of manuscript

When submitting a paper to our journal you are allowed to deposit the paper in a manuscript form at your website or university repository with acknowledgement where it is considered for publication. After acceptance the printed article (pdf) may be posted similarly, with a link to the publisher's online version.

Conflict of interest and funding

Authors are responsible for recognising and disclosing financial and other conflicts of interest that might bias their work. They should acknowledge all financial support for the work and other financial or personal connections to the work in the manuscript. Where necessary, it should be stated that the funding agency e.g. a pharmaceutical or instrumental company, has had no influence of the interpretation of data and the final conclusions drawn. Thus, authors must disclose any commercial associations that might impose a conflict of interest in connection within the study.

Ethics and consent

When reporting studies on human subjects, indicate whether the procedures followed have been approved by an Ethics committee (in accordance with ethical standards on human experimentation and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 1983). Do not use patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, especially in illustrative material. Identifying information should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that the patient be shown the manuscript to be published.

Clinical trials

The researchers are strongly advised to register clinical trials to public trial registers, such as http://www.clinicaltrials.gov.

The review process

All manuscripts are first reviewed by one of the Editors. Some papers may be rejected at this stage as they do not meet basic scientific principles or deal with topics beyond the scope of the journal. All other manuscripts will be entered into our peer review system and are usually sent to at least one reviewers (within or outside the Editorial Board) with special expertise in the area. The review is not blinded according to the decided policy of the journal. After receiving the comments from the reviewers, it will be decided by the Editors whether the manuscript should be accepted directly, which in practice is rare, subjected to a minor or major revision before decision about publication can be made, or rejected at this point.

Publication fee

After a paper has been accepted, the author(s) will be charged a publication fee. This fee can be waived partly in special cases after agreement.

Regular fee: 650 euros/paper

License to publish

It is a condition of publication that author sign "An exclusive licence to publish" on the account of Foundation for Rehabilitation Information. Copyright of text and figures/tables are maintained with the authors as well as unrestricted publishing rights.

Proofs and off-prints

Page proofs are sent directly from the printing office to the corresponding author, via e-mail as pdf-files. It is his or her full responsibility to read and check the proofs against the manuscript. One proof should be signed and returned to the Editorial Office within four days by airmail. Offprints may be ordered on the offprint order form accompanying the page proof.

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