Aim and Scope

Journal of Modern Rehabilitation is the official scholarly journal of the Rehabilitation Faculty at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS). The mission of the Journal of Modern Rehabilitation is to publish articles about all aspects of the JMR and to promote excellence in education, scientific research, clinical practice, health policy, and administration. The JMR is publishing in a seasonal base. The purpose of publishing the MRJ is promoting depth of the relevant knowledge and providing the perfect platform to encourage researchers in the appropriate fields. The scope of the Journal emphasizes all aspects of the specialty of rehabilitation, including Physiotherapy, Kinesiology, Biomedical Engineering, Motion Control, Electrodiagnostic Medicine and gait analysis; and also relative rehabilitation specialties including Physical Medicine, Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Respiratory Rehabilitation, Neurology Rehabilitation, Gynecology Rehabilitation, Speech Therapy, Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Optometry and  prosthetics and orthotics. The practice focus is on the clinical and administrative aspects of rehabilitation. The research focus emphasizes clinical inquiry and also explores basic science. The educational focus is on the application of modern teaching techniques/technology to graduate, undergraduate, and postgraduate rehabilitation instructional programs. The overall goal of the Journal is to enhance the interrelationship of practice, research, and education to advance the field of rehabilitation medicine for the ultimate benefit of the patient.

Privacy and Confidentiality 

(Prepared Based on ICMJE's Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals)

In Journal of Modern Rehabilitation, manuscripts must be reviewed with due respect for authors’ confidentiality. In submitting their manuscripts for review, authors entrust editors with the results of their scientific work and creative effort, on which their reputation and career may depend. Authors’ rights may be violated by disclosure of the confidential details during review of their manuscript. Reviewers also have rights to confidentiality, which must be respected by the editor. Confidentiality may have to be breached if dishonesty or fraud is alleged but otherwise must be honored. Editors must not disclose information about manuscripts (including their receipt, content, status in the reviewing process, criticism by reviewers, or ultimate fate) to anyone other than the authors and reviewers. This includes requests to use the materials for legal proceedings.

Editors must make clear to their reviewers that manuscripts sent for review are privileged communications and are the private property of the authors. Therefore, reviewers and members of the editorial staff must respect the authors’ rights by not publicly discussing the authors’ work or appropriating their ideas before the manuscript is published. Reviewers must not be allowed to make copies of the manuscript for their files and must be prohibited from sharing it with others, except with the editor’s permission. Reviewers should return or destroy copies of manuscripts after submitting reviews. Editors should not keep copies of rejected manuscripts. Reviewer comments should not be published or otherwise publicized without permission of the reviewer, author, and editor.

COPE’s Guidelines & Flowcharts

Journal of Modern Rehabilitation is committed to follow and apply guidelines and flowcharts of Committee on Publication Ethics in its reviewing and publishing process and issues.

Conflict of Interest in Reviewing Process

Although we are applying double bind peer review, research sphere can be a small world. It means many reviewers may know the author out of familiarity with their work. You can certainly give a fair assessment of an article that is written by a friend or competitor, but:

  • If there’s a significant conflict of interest, you should reveal this to the editor
  • If the conflict of interest causes a large positive or negative bias, then it is better to decline the review request
  • Avoid personal judgement and criticism at all times – judge the article. This is more likely to be well received by the author and lead to better work by them.
  • Every editor will appreciate honesty about conflicts of interest, even if they then have to look for a replacement reviewer.

Please email the Editorial Office at the journal formal email, if you have any concerns about conflict of interest or ethical issues with the paper.

The Publisher Principles: Codes of Conduct and Ethical Guidelines

Journal of Modern Rehabilitation (JMR) is published by Tehran University of Medical Sciences Journals Publishing House. The journal is committed to apply to all codes and principles of conduct of the publisher, available at: https://journals.tums.ac.ir/en

How to become a reviewer?

JMR is currently seeking new reviewers to join our team. For more information and apply send an email to: jmr@tums.ac.ir

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

All journal papers are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, which permits any non-commercial use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source.

Article Processing Charges

Please be informed that the new processing policy of the “Journal of Modern Rehabilitation” indicates that publishing articles requires a fee. In addition , the journal offers a fast track review and rapid decision to the authors. This Article Processing Policy is effective from July 2021. The fees are indicated in the table below:

 

Subject
Conditions
Costs
Reviewing
Processing Charges
 
It's required for every submitted manuscript
(Iranian Authors)
 
1,000,000
IR Rial
 
Publishing
Processing Charges:
 
It's required for every accepted manuscript
(Iranian Authors)
 
15,000,000
IR Rial
 
Fast Track
 
(Iranian Authors)
 
25,000,000
IR Rial
 
 
Article Processing Charges
(Reviewing & Publishing Processing Charges)
(Non-Iranian Authors)
Free

Copyright Notice

Authors have copyright but license exclusive rights in their article to the publisher*.

Authors have the right to:

  • Share their article according to the "Personal Use rights"** so long as it contains the end user license and the DOI link to the version of record in this journal.
  • Retain intellectual property rights (including research data).
  • Proper attribution and credit for the published work.


* This includes the right to make and authorize commercial use.

** Personal use rights
Authors can use their articles, in full or in part, for scholarly, non-commercial purposes such as:

  • Use by an author in the author’s classroom teaching (including distribution of copies, paper or electronic)
  • Distribution of copies (including through e-mail) to known research colleagues for their personal use (but not for Commercial Use)
  • Inclusion in a thesis or dissertation (provided that this is not to be published commercially)
  • Use in a subsequent compilation of the author’s works
  • Extending the Article to book-length form
  • Preparation of other derivative works (but not for Commercial Use)
  • Otherwise using or re-using portions or excerpts in other works