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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The manuscript is original and hasn't been published elsewhere, nor is it under consideration by another journal (please provide an explanation in the Comments to the Editor if necessary).
  • Ensure the submission is formatted in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF. Clearly designate a corresponding author along with contact details (email, postal address), and confirm all necessary files have been uploaded.
  • URLs for references should be included when available.
  • The text follows the formatting guidelines: single-spaced, 12-point font, italics used in place of underlining (except for URL addresses), and all figures, tables, and illustrations are embedded appropriately in the text.
  • The manuscript has undergone both spell and grammar checks.
  • All references adhere to the JHRR format (Vancouver style) and every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list and vice versa. Ensure references range between 20 to 25.
  • The manuscript strictly follows the structure outlined in the guidelines; the title page is separate, and no mention of the authors' names is made within the main manuscript. Author eligibility aligns with the ICMJE Author contribution criteria.
  • The Similarity Index does not exceed 19%, with no single source surpassing a 5% similarity index.

JHRR Author Guidelines

The Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Research (JHRR) invites submissions pertinent to the realm of rehabilitation research and related health sciences.

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for JHRR

Essential Title Page Information

  • Title: Should be concise and informative. Avoid using abbreviations and formulae.
  • Running title: A shortened version of the main title.
  • Author Details: Clearly indicate each author's full name and their affiliations. Affiliation addresses, where the work was conducted, should be provided below the names. Every affiliation must be indicated with a superscript letter next to the author's name.
  • Corresponding Author: Clearly specify who will manage correspondence at all stages of publication and thereafter. The corresponding author's institutional email should be clearly stated, reflecting the name of the corresponding author.
  • Present/Permanent Address: Authors who have changed their affiliation since conducting the research can include their new address.
  • Highlights: 3 to 5 bullet points summarizing the core findings of the manuscript.

Remember, the title page should be uploaded separately from the main manuscript.

  • Abstract: Structure the abstract with Background, Objective, Methodology, Results, and Conclusion, keeping it under 250 words.
  • Keywords: Post the abstract, provide up to 6 keywords ensuring you use British/Australian spelling.
  • Units and Abbreviations: JHRR recommends minimal abbreviations in the manuscript, though common terms like 95% CI, SD, OR, RR, and MD are exempted.
  • Introduction: Outline the study objectives and relevant background, culminating with the study's rationale.
  • Materials and Methods: Detail every aspect of the research methodology, ensuring reproducibility.
  • Results: Present crucial findings in a logical sequence, highlighting significant observations and using tables and figures effectively.
  • Discussion: Delve into the results' implications and significance, referencing relevant literature.
  • Conclusion: Summarize the primary findings, linking back to the research objectives.

Authors are urged to ensure their submissions are comprehensive and adhere strictly to the guidelines to guarantee efficient processing.


  • Consent to Participate: Authors should state in the manuscript that written consent was acquired from all participants. All procedures followed must adhere to the pertinent rules and regulations.
  • Availability of Data and Materials: Authors should note that data will be accessible upon request, and that the corresponding author is prepared to share the data files as required.
  • Competing Interests: Any existing conflicts of interest should be clearly stated in the manuscript. In the absence of conflicts, authors should confirm that no competing interests exist.
  • Funding: Specify any sources of funding for your research, or confirm that no funding was received.
  • Authors’ Contributions: Align with the ICMJE recommendations to detail the contributions of each author in the manuscript.
  • CONSORT Guidelines: (For experimental studies) Make sure to comply with CONSORT guidelines, adding the necessary CONSORT flow diagram.


  • General Considerations: Prioritize original papers and seminal references, ensuring appropriate citations. Adhere to the Uniform Requirements style and reference NLM guidelines for proper formatting.
  • Reference Style: Adopt the Vancouver style for referencing, presenting them as superscript numerals, observing the punctuation rules as outlined. The referencing tools like EndNote, RefWorks, Mendeley, and Zotero support this style.

Article Length

  • Systematic Reviews: Up to 5000 words
  • Clinical Trials, Experimental, and Qualitative Studies: Up to 3500 words
  • Observational Studies: Up to 2500 words

Editorials and Guest Editorials

JHRR invites editorials discussing pertinent issues in health and rehabilitation research. While they are generally commissioned, prospective authors should contact the Journal Editor to propose topics. They should be limited to one page with a maximum of one author and 2-3 references.

General Guidelines

  • Human and Animal Rights: Ensure adherence to international guidelines protecting the rights and welfare of human and animal subjects in research, including obtaining informed consent from human participants and observing their privacy rights.
  • Conflict of Interest: Include a line on the title page declaring any potential conflicts of interest or confirming the absence of conflicts.
  • Submission Declaration and Verification: This section stipulates the originality of the work submitted and the approval of all authors and responsible authorities.
  • Changes to Authorship: Details the policy on changes to authorship and the process of requesting changes pre and post-acceptance of the manuscript.
  • Clinical Trial Results: Outlines the journal’s policy on clinical trial registration, which aligns with ICMJE’s position.
  • Reporting Clinical Trials: Authors are urged to follow the CONSORT guidelines while reporting randomized controlled trials. Including a CONSORT checklist and flow diagram is mandatory.
  • Registration of Clinical Trials: The policy on clinical trial registration in line with ICMJE recommendations.
  • Authorship Letter: The corresponding author must provide an authorship letter detailing each author’s contributions, affiliations, and email addresses, along with declarations of conflicts of interest, funding, and copyright details.
  • Informed Consent and Patient Details: Highlights the requirement for ethics committee approval and informed consent for studies involving human volunteers or patients.


Submit manuscripts through the JHRR’s OJS portal, following the outlined submission process.

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