The Journal of Clinical Physiotherapy Research welcomes contributions in these fields in the form of original research articles, case reports, letter to the editor, and review articles.
All accepted articles will be published continuously from the beginning of 2017 in order to increase its visibility and possibility of citation. Compared to the conventional periodical publication format, in continuous publication, articles will receive a page number and are published continuously immediately after acceptance and proof editing. Therefore, the time interval between acceptance and publication is completely eliminated.
Open Access Policy
Since making research freely available supports a greater global exchange of knowledge, " The Journal of Clinical Physiotherapy Research (JCPR) " provides immediate open access to its content by receiving an article processing charge from the author(s).These fees are used for maintaining a publication infrastructure, managing the journal, and processing the manuscripts (copyediting, layout editing, XML generation, etc.).
This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...
The editor in chief makes the final decision regarding publication or rejection of the submitted articles without interference of its owner (The Journal of Clinical Physiotherapy Research of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences ) or economic interests.
When an author tries to present the work of someone else as his or her own, it is called plagiarism. In addition, when an author uses a considerable portion of his or her own previously published work in a new one without properly citing the reference, it is called a duplicate publication sometimes also referred to as self-plagiarism. This may range from publishing the same article in another journal to 'salami-slicing', which is data segmentation, to adding little new data to the previous article.
The editorial team/reviewers of " The Journal of Clinical Physiotherapy Research (JCPR) " will check the submitted manuscripts for plagiarism twice (once after submission and once before publication) using available plagiarism detection software such as iThenticate. If suspected plagiarism is found in an article either before (by reviewers or editorial team) or after (by readers) publication, JCPR will act according to COPE’s code of conduct and flowcharts.
Author(s) should note that they can withdraw their articles before being sent for peer review or when they are returned to them for making changes (minor or major revisions required), and not when they are under peer review. Unless that round of peer review (and not the total duration) for the article has exceeded the maximum duration of the peer review process stated on the website (6 weeks).
Articles can only be withdrawn before their acceptance, except in cases that contain errors or have been accidentally submitted twice. Occasionally, articles may represent infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, or the like.
Articles that include errors, or are duplicates of or very similar to other published article(s) or are determined to violate the journals’ publishing ethics guidelines in the view of the editors, may be withdrawn.
For this purpose, a withdrawal letter must be emailed to the editorial office indicating the decision to withdraw and explaining the reason for withdrawal signed the corresponding author and the submitting individuals’ signature.
Double Blind Peer Review Process
Double blind peer review, as a model of peer review, can reduce bias and allow reviewer(s) to review/revise/assess/evaluate/judge manuscript(s) according to their scientific content, without considering who the author(s) is/are.
The manuscripts, which are in accordance with the defined aim/scope and seem to be of potential interest to readership, shall be sent for formal review; typically to three reviewers. The manuscript(s) will be reviewed/refereed by the selected reviewers as well as a statistician chosen by JCPR, who will work on the paper(s) for methodological errors, format and their compliance with “Instruction for Authors” of JCPR. Reviewers/referees are subjected to accept manuscript(s) in their expertise and have thorough knowledge/science in the corresponding field. In no circumstances, peer reviewer(s) and author(s) are revealed to one another. Additionally, the submitted manuscript, going through the review process, is not revealed to anyone but the editorial staff and reviewer(s)/referee(s).
Reviewers/referees are required to keep the information of manuscript(s) completely confidential. Reviewers are not allowed to express/use the knowledge/science of manuscript(s) before its publication for any reason, e.g. personal/organization interests. If there is a conflict of interest, the reviewer(s) is/are expected to declare their conflict(s), and decline the review/refereeing process of the manuscript(s). Knowing the author of the manuscript(s) should not affect/influence the reviewer(s) and their decisions. Reviewers are expected to express constructive, honest and polite comments, and refrain from being inflammatory and hostile. After vigilant and thorough review, the reviewers’ comments shall be passed on to author(s), and the responses of author(s) to the comments along with the comments of reviewers will be evaluated by a final reviewer, who can be a member of the editorial board and/or the Editor-in-Chief. The editors shall decide for the manuscript(s) to be rejected, conditionally accepted or accepted for publication, taking the standards of JCPR and the responses to the comments into account. The editors’ decisions will be considered by the Editor-in-Chief, who will finally decide for the status of the manuscript(s) to be accepted, rejected and/or send for possible minor/major revisions. The manuscript(s) submitted by the Editor-in-Chief, editors, reviewers, and staff of JCPR is/are subjected to the same peer review process and thus, the author(s) will be completely blind to the process of their paper until a final decision is made.