Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

impact factor 2014 1.041
ISSN print
1053-8127
ISSN online
1878-6324
Volume
28; 4 issues
Status
Last issue (27:4) online on 04 November 2014
Next issue
28:1 scheduled for January 2015
Back volumes
2-27
Subject
Biochemistry, Medicine & Health, Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology
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The Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation is a journal whose main focus is to present relevant information about the interdisciplinary approach to musculoskeletal rehabilitation for clinicians who treat patients with back and musculoskeletal pain complaints. It will provide readers with both 1) a general fund of knowledge on the assessment and management of specific problems and 2) new information considered to be state-of-the-art in the field. The intended audience is multidisciplinary as well as multi-specialty.

In each issue clinicians can find information which they can use in their patient setting the very next day. Manuscripts are provided from a range of health care providers including those in physical medicine, orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, neurosurgery, physical therapy, radiology, osteopathy, chiropractic and nursing on topics ranging from chronic pain to sports medicine. Diagnostic decision trees and treatment algorithms are encouraged in each manuscript. Controversial topics are discussed in commentaries and rebuttals. Associated areas such as medical-legal, worker's compensation and practice guidelines are included.

The journal publishes original research papers, review articles, programme descriptions and cast studies. Letters to the editors, commentaries, and editorials are also welcomed. Manuscripts are peer reviewed. Constructive critiques are given to each author. Suggestions for thematic issues and proposed manuscripts are welcomed.

Editor-in-Chief
Hermie J. Hermens
Roessingh Research and Development
Roessinghsbleekweg 33b
7522 AH Enschede
The Netherlands
Tel.: +31 53 487 5702
Fax:+31 53 434 0849
Email: h.hermens@rrd.nl
 
Editorial Assistant
Hester Watson
Tel.: +31-53 487 5710
Email: h.watson@rrd.nl
 
Founding Editor
Karen Snowden Rucker
 
Regional Editor (Europe)
Richard Aspden
Department of Orthopaedics
IMS Building
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen AB25 2ZD Foresterhill
United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 1224 552767
Fax:+44 1224 559533
Email: r.aspden@abdn.ac.uk
 
Regional Editor (North America)
Norman Harden
Center for Pain Studies
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
446 e Ontario st, suite 1011
Chicago, IL 60610
USA
Tel.: +1 312 238 7800
Fax:+1 312 238 7801
Email: nharden@ric.org
 
Regional Editor (Japan and Far East)
Fuijo Iseki
Japan Sports Medicine Foundation
3-23-8 Chuorinkan
Yamato
Yamato, Kanagawa 242-0007
Japan
Tel.: +81 462 74 7634
Fax:+81 462 74 5008
Email: nihonsp@star.ocn.ne.jp

Editorial Board
G. Akyuz, Turkey
G. Andersson, USA
N. Attal, France
H. Bloo, The Netherlands
D. Bloodworth, USA
J.W. Burns, USA
J. Buurke, The Netherlands
O.Y. Chung, USA
W. De Vries, The Netherlands
A. Farasyn, Belgium
I.M. Fiebert, USA
B. Galer, USA
M. Grabois, USA
A. Gur, Turkey Turkey
A. Haig, USA
D.W.L. Hukins, United Kingdom
J. Ihm, USA
E.W. Johnson, USA
O. Keren, Israel
C.G. Kevorkian, USA
A. Klipstein, Switzerland
D. McNally, United Kingdom
J.R. Meakin, United Kingdom
S. Ozgocmen, Turkey
J. Press, USA
M. Raya, USA
H. Rietman, The Netherlands
J.M. Romano, USA
S.H. Sanders, USA
L. Sandsjö, Sweden
M.E. Stoykov, USA
S. Vasudevan, USA
M. Vollenbroek-Hutten, The Netherlands
D. Wever, The Netherlands
G. Yavuzer, Turkey

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We kindly request that in the ‘cover letter’ box you suggest three reviewers (together with their e-mail address and some keywords representing their area of expertise) who are capable of reviewing your paper. These reviewers should:

  • be independent from you;
  • work in a different institute from you;
  • not have published more than one article together with you;
  • at least one of these reviewers must not work in the same country as you.

Required files for final submissions
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PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS

Organization of the paper and style of presentation
Manuscripts must be written in English. Authors whose native language is not English are advised to seek the advice of a native English speaker, before submitting their manuscripts.

International Science Editing offers a language and copyediting service to all scientists who want to publish their manuscript in scientific peer-reviewed periodicals and books.

Manuscripts should be prepared with wide margins and double spacing throughout, including the abstract, footnotes and references. Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc., should be numbered. However, in the text no reference should be made to page numbers; if necessary, one may refer to sections. Try to avoid the excessive use of italics and bold face.

Manuscripts should be organized in the following order:

  • Title page
  • Body of text (divided by subheadings)
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Tables
  • Figure captions
  • Figures
  • Headings and subheadings should be numbered and typed on a separate line, without indentation.

    SI units should be used, i.e., the units based on the metre, kilogramme, second, etc.

    Title page
    The title page should provide the following information:

  • Title (should be clear, descriptive and not too long)
  • Name(s) of author(s); please indicate who is the corresponding author
  • Full affiliation(s)
  • Present address of author(s), if different from affiliation
  • Complete address of corresponding author, including tel. no., fax no. and e-mail address
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Abstract
    The abstract should be clear, descriptive, self-explanatory and not longer than 200 words, it should also be suitable for publication in abstracting services.
    The abstract for research papers should follow the “structured abstract” format. Section labels should be in bold uppercase letters followed by a colon, and each section will begin on a new line.
    BACKGROUND:
    OBJECTIVE:
    METHODS:
    RESULTS:
    CONCLUSIONS:

    Tables
    Number as Table 1, Table 2 etc, and refer to all of them in the text.

    Each table should be provided on a separate page of the manuscript. Tables should not be included in the text.

    Each table should have a brief and self-explanatory title.

    Column headings should be brief, but sufficiently explanatory. Standard abbreviations of units of measurement should be added between parentheses.

    Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Leave some extra space between the columns instead.

    Any explanations essential to the understanding of the table should be given in footnotes at the bottom of the table.

     

    REFERENCES

    Authors are requested to use the Vancouver citation style.

    Place citations as numbers in square brackets in the text. All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references at the end of the manuscript. List the references in the order in which they appear in the text. Only articles published or accepted for publication should be listed in the reference list. Submitted articles can be listed as (author(s), unpublished data). If an article has a DOI, this should be provided after the page number details. The number is added after the letters 'doi'. Manuscripts will not be considered if they do not conform to the Vancouver citation guidelines.

    References must be listed in Vancouver style:

    [1] Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002; 935(12): 406.
    [2] Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.
    [3] Berkow R, Fletcher AJ, editors. The Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy. 16th ed. Rahway (NJ): Merck Research Laboratories; 1992.
    [4] Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGrawHill; 2002. p. 93113.
    [5] Canadian Cancer Society [homepage on the Internet]. Toronto: The Society; 2006 [updated 2006 May 12; cited 2006 Oct 17]. Available from: www.cancer.ca/.

    Footnotes
    Footnotes should only be used if absolutely essential. In most cases it is possible to incorporate the information in the text.
    If used, they should be numbered in the text, indicated by superscript numbers and kept as short as possible.


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    PROOFS

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