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Journal of Modern Rehabilitation accepts manuscript submissions through website submission service.

Journal of Modern Rehabilitation has specific instructions and guidelines for submitting articles. Please read and review them carefully. Articles that are not submitted in accordance with our instructions and guidelines are more likely to be rejected.


Mission Statement

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 MRJ and to promote excellence in education, scientific research, clinical practice, health policy, and administration.

The MRJ is publishing in a seasonal base and bilingual (English-Persian).

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, and Electrodiagnostic Medicine; and also relative rehabilitation specialties including Physical Medicine, Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Respiratory Rehabilitation, Neurology Rehabilitation, Gynecology Rehabilitation, Speech Therapy, Audiology, Occupational Therapy, and Optometry. 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.

1. Conditions for Submission

The author must:

  1. assures that the manuscript is an original work that has not been previously published.
  2. assures that the manuscript has not been simultaneously submitted to any other journals for publication.
  3. accepts full responsibility for the accuracy of all content, including findings, citations, quotations, and references contained within the manuscript.
  4. writes and organizes the manuscript fluently in English. The editorial rules must be followed rigorously. The manuscript must be written by word software 2000 or higher with the font of the Times New Roman size 14-16 for the headings, titles and subtitles and size 12 for the main content. The use of foreign words must be prohibited. If an appropriate English word does not exist to replace, the authors must explain the transcription to English as a footnote in the same page.
  5. Follows the ethical rules and provides an appropriate ethics approval. The patient's name must not be mentioned in the article. If there is a picture of a patient on the manuscript, her/his eye must be covered with a black line. The principles of medical ethics to humans and/or laboratory animals must be rigorously followed. The Europe Committee guidelines for medical research are available for more ethical information www……. .  
  6. submits the manuscript on line through the official website of the journal.

2. Type of the Articles

2.1. Original Articles: Theses articles are the results of the original clinical and/or basic researches of the authors.

  The authors must prepare:

    1. A title page including: title of the manuscript and the author's name, academic degree, affiliation, responsibility in the article, contact number, e-mail and exact address for each author. The title page should also include time and place of the research application and date of submission.

   2. An abstract of the article in English maximum up to 200 words. The abstract structure includes: Background, Material and Methods, Results, Conclusions and Keywords.

  3. The main paper including:


   The author(s) must write an appropriate introduction including:

- The previous research and appropriate findings related to the topic. All previous research must      

   be well addressed numerically in the introduction and then as the references. 

   - The reasons and gaps lead to design this research.

   - The main questions and/or hypothesis of the study.

   - The main purposes of the study.

   Materials and Methods:

The author(s) must write an appropriate materials and methods including:

- Study design.

- Selection criteria of experiment and control groups including age and gender of participants

- Details of the procedure, materials and tools.

- Time and place of study.

- Method of gathering data.

- Ethical rules.

- Statistical analysis.


The author(s) must write an appropriate results section including:

- The text, tables and graphs (mean with confidence interval, range, mode and means), according

   the arrangement of the data in the context.

- The essential important findings and decisive results.

- Black and white four and/or two dimensional charts with minimum essential explanation.

- The numerical appropriate orders for the tables, graphs and/or charts.

- An appropriate brief title above each table and/or below each graph.

- The authors must avoid to repeat the results in the other forms such as tables and/or graphs.


The author(s) must write an appropriate discussion including:

- The importance of the findings and the limitations.

- Comparison of findings of the study with findings of the previous relevant reported studies in the introduction and/or references.

- Explanation of the results and their rational and possible reasons for the similarities and/or differences with the previous relevant reported studies.  

- Scientific explanation of the findings, their applications and capabilities of generalization.

- Future possible steps and/or tips that help to continue research in this topic.


The author(s) must write number of the references in a parenthesis within the text base on the numerical order, and then write an appropriate references section base on Vancouver guidelines as follows:

- For books:

Author(s) last name / name / book name / place of publication / publisher / publishing year / page(s).

Example: Hertling D, Kessler RM. Management of common musculoskeletal disorders: Physical Therapy Principles and methods. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006, 50-55

- For a chapter of a book:

Chapter author(s) last name / name / chapter of the book / book author(s) last name / name / book name / place of publication / publisher / publishing year / page(s).

Example: Tillman LJ, Chasan N. Properties of dense connective tissue. In: Hertling D, Kessler RM, editors: Management of common musculoskeletal disorders: Physical therapy principles and methods. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006, 3-13.

- For an article:

Author(s) last name / name / article title / journal name / year of publication / number of issue / number of volume / page(s).

Example: Riddell JS, Haddian M. Field potentials generated by group Ia muscle afferents in the lower - lumbar segments of the feline spinal cord. J Physiol (Lond.) 2000;522(1):97-108

- For an article in an electronic format:

Author(s) last name / name / article title / journal name / year of publication / number of issue / number of volume / page(s).

Example: Joenes DW, Sutow EJ, Graham BS. Influence of plasticizer on soft polymer gelation. J Dent Res 1986;65(5): 634-42.

Available from: http://bmj. journals.com/cgi/content/full/333/7571/723 (accessed 10 Oct2006).

- For an proposal and/or thesis:

Author last name / name / title of proposal or thesis / dissertation in a bracket / city / country / name of the university / year.

Example: Bunker VM. Nutrition in the elderly with particular references to essential trace elements [dissertation]. Southampton England: univ. Southampton; 1987.

* The name of journals must be written as complete or brief titles in all paper sources. The authors must follow the principles rules of homogeneity.

* All pictures and graphs must be submitted in a high quality version with a resolution of at least 600dpi. The submitted photos must be original and the consent must be achieved if it is necessary.


The author(s) may write the attachments if it is necessary. The attachments are including:

Extra pictures, graphs and tables with explanations related to the article numbered separately in sequence to the original text. The attachments are excessive information that the author(s) does/do not wish to publish them in the main draft.

2.2. Review Articles: Theses articles are not original. The review articles are written based on former studies of well-known researcher(s). The authors of review articles must have enough experiences in the field and prepare an appropriate scientific draft as an original article.

The review article text must including introduction, methods, discussion, conclusions, abstract and references. The references must not be less than 30.

2.3. Case Report (Case Study): Theses articles are not original. The case report articles are written based on certain limited cases as educational aspects and/or being basis of a research.

The case report article must including introduction, case description, discussion, abstract and references. The abstract of a case report includes introduction, case description and keywords.

The Journal Editorial Board is free to accept or reject papers and reserves the right to edit the submitted articles. The Journal contents can be used with full source mentioned address.

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