Peer Review Process for The Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Research (JHRR)

The Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Research (JHRR) commits to the highest principles of scientific integrity and impartiality, embodying these values through its double-blind peer review system. This cornerstone process ensures the anonymity of both authors and reviewers, aiming to eliminate bias and maintain submission quality.

Initial Screening

Upon manuscript submission, JHRR conducts a preliminary assessment for scope alignment and compliance with journal standards. Only manuscripts that meet these criteria proceed to the peer review phase.

Selection of Reviewers

JHRR enlists at least two independent experts for a thorough review, based on their domain knowledge and absence of conflicts of interest. This selection is crucial for an unbiased and rigorous evaluation.

Reviewer Instructions

Reviewers, guided by international standards, are expected to:

  • Treat manuscripts as confidential documents.
  • Provide constructive, honest, and polite feedback within the designated timeframe.
  • Disclose any conflicts of interest that might influence their review impartially.
  • Ensure that their review is independent and free from external influence.

Review Process Details

  • Feedback and Revisions: Reviewers’ feedback may suggest revisions. Authors are expected to address these comments and submit revised manuscripts within a given timeframe.
  • Final Decision: The editorial decision, based on reviewers' feedback, is final and non-negotiable. Accepted manuscripts undergo further editing for clarity and scientific accuracy.

Preventing Peer Review Manipulation

To safeguard the integrity of the review process, JHRR:

  • Utilizes diverse sources to identify potential reviewers, ensuring they have no recent collaborations or conflicts of interest with the submission's authors.
  • Scrutinizes reviewer suggestions from authors, verifying identities through professional or academic affiliations.
  • Remains vigilant for signs of fraudulent peer review, employing additional reviews and verification as necessary.

Double Blind Peer Review & Editorial Policy

  • Confidentiality and Impartiality: Our double-blind review process ensures that the identities of authors and reviewers remain concealed, fostering an unbiased review.
  • Initial Evaluation: Manuscripts undergo a preliminary review to ensure alignment with JHRR's focus and quality standards.
  • Expert Review: Selected manuscripts are reviewed by experts, with feedback provided for potential revisions.
  • Final Decision: Decisions on manuscript publication are made based on the reviewers’ assessments, ensuring that only high-quality research is published.

Commitment to Transparency and Integrity

JHRR is dedicated to upholding transparency, fairness, and academic excellence throughout the review process. We strive for a constructive, timely, and rigorous evaluation of submissions to support and disseminate significant scientific findings.

We invite researchers to entrust their manuscripts to JHRR, where integrity, fairness, and the advancement of scientific knowledge are our paramount concerns.