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Advances in Rehabilitation
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Advances in Rehabilitation [Adv Rehab] is a scientific journal published continuously since 1987. The journal is addressed to professionals from different fields of rehabilitation such as cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, traumatology, internal medicine or pediatrics. The journal also includes papers concerning psychological, sociological and ethical aspects related to the process of rehabilitation. We publish articles from the fields of medical rehabilitation, physiotherapy, adapted physical activity and occupational therapy.
The journal is published in electronic version (eISSN 1734-4948). The editorial team accepts original papers and reviews.
This is an Open Access journal, all articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).
License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/), allowing third parties to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format and to remix, transform, and build upon the material, provided the original work is properly cited and states its license.

The rights to the article are usually transferred by the authors to the owner of the journal, who makes it available under the Creative Commons license. However, if the author does not want to transfer the copyright to the publisher, he/she may contact the editorial office and set separate rules - under which the editorial office may publish an article in the journal. For the detailed information, please contact with editorial office.

Journal is cofinanced by the Polish Rehabilitation Society.


The editorial team examines the submitted manuscripts under the following conditions:
a) they have not been published elsewhere – both fully and in their essential parts – in print or electronic media (except in the form of an abstract or a report from a scientific meeting or a conference, copies are to be submitted together with the paper);
b) they have not been submitted to the editorial office of other journals;
c) all authors agree on the publication of the presented material;
d) information about the specific contribution that each author made to the manuscript is provided (in order to prevent the practice of “ghostwriting” and “guest authorship”);
e) all sources of financial support for publication are disclosed.
The above information is included in the statement submitted by the first author (Statement Advances in Rehabilitation.doc).

The editorial process starts after the correct version of the manuscript together with necessary attachments is submitted. Manuscripts that do not conform to the editorial rules will be returned for improvement without any content-related analysis.

As part of the editorial process, all the submitted manuscripts are screened for plagiarism.
Duplicate publication, occurs when an author reuses substantial parts of his or her own published work, or another author, without providing the appropriate references.
The manuscripts in which the plagiarism is detected are subject to additional individual assessment based on a professional report from iThenticate.

Once accepted for publication, the paper becomes the property of Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw. Thus, any and all copyrights – to publish and distribute the submitted material in any form known – shall be transferred to the publisher. Therefore, the paper may not be published (in whole or in part) by other publishers in Poland or abroad without the publisher’s prior consent.


The manuscript of each work is subject to review by at least two independent reviewers. The reviews are anonymous (“double-blind review process”); at the request of the reviewer their name may be disclosed to the author(s). The reviewers prepare opinions which include justified recommendations and suggestions of changes to the content and form of the article. The review is in a written form and ends with an approval or rejection of the article.
Based on reviews editorial team makes a decision concerning publication, either:
- Reject – the paper is not acceptable for publication and re-submission will not be considered; or
- Rate manuscript once again after major changes and another review – the paper requires major changes and needs to go through the review process again with no guarantee of acceptance; or
- Accept after changes suggested by reviewer – the paper is provisionally accepted, subject to conditions that need to be addressed in producing a final version of the manuscript; or
- Accept without changes – the paper is accepted without any changes.

The list of reviewers is published once a year on the website of the journal.


The Editor-in-Chief has the right to refuse to print the paper including the results of research during which ethical rules for clinical trials, defined in the declaration of the World Medical Association in Helsinki in 1964 and in Tokyo in 1975 (Helsinki Declaration), and in the recommendations of the World Health Organization from 1982, have not been complied with.
All experimental studies using human or animal subjects should include an explicit statement in the Material and Methods section identifying the ethics committee approval for the study.


Advances in Rehabilitation is published in accordance with ICMJE policies and recommendations. The ICMJE requires - and recommends that all medical journal editors require - registration of clinical trials in a public trials registry at or before the time of first patient enrollment as a condition of consideration for article publication.
The ICMJE defines a clinical trial as any research project that prospectively assigns people or a group of people to an intervention, with or without concurrent comparison or control groups, to study the relationship between a health-related intervention and a health outcome. Health-related interventions are those used to modify a biomedical or health-related outcome; examples include drugs, surgical procedures, devices, behavioural treatments, educational programs, dietary interventions, quality improvement interventions, and process-of-care changes. Health outcomes are any biomedical or health-related measures obtained in patients or participants, including pharmacokinetic measures and adverse events.

The ICMJE accepts publicly accessible registration in any registry that is a primary register of the WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) that includes the minimum acceptable 24-item trial registration data set or in ClinicalTrials.gov, which is a data provider to the WHO ICTRP.

In accordance with the ICMJE recommendations, the Editors of Advances in Rehabilitation require authors to provide all necessary information regarding the registered study when submitting the article for publication: name of the register, Main ID, Public Title, Date of Registration. The data provided by the author are verified by the editors.

More information on this can be found here ICMJE RECOMENDATION

Source: ICMJE, Clinical Trials, www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/publishing-and-editorial-issues/clinical-trial-registration.html


To facilitate proper peer-reviewing of the manuscript, it is essential that it is submitted in grammatically correct English. Non-native English speaker authors of manuscripts that are accepted for publication are given two weeks to have their papers corrected by English native speaker indicated by the journal. The cost of corrections is covered by the authors. Professional editing will enable reviewers to more easily read and assess the content of submitted manuscript.

There are no article processing charges (APC), submission fees or page charges for this journal.


Advances in Rehabilitation [Adv Rehab] in the matter of authorship criteria and/or who should be listed as a contributor, respects standards recommended by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). Detailed information about those criteria you can find in COPE Report publicationethics.org/authorship.

Based on these criteria, the Editors require that only a persons who participated in the creation of at least two components of the article may be a co-author of the article.
Other persons involved in the creation of the article but not meeting the criteria of a co-author may be described in accordance with the COPE guidelines.


All manuscripts should be submitted to Editorial Office by electronic Editorial System.

Authors must use a Microsoft Word template to prepare their manuscript. Using a template file will significantly reduce the time needed to prepare the manuscript. The manuscript should be prepared strictly according to the guidelines in template.

The submission, apart from the manuscript shall include a completed and signed statement. The main responsibility for the included information lies with the author submitting the manuscript.

The total length of the paper excluding abstract, tables, figures and references must not exceed: original articles – 3500 words; reviews – 6000 words.

ORIGINAL ARTICLES: All original research manuscripts provided that the work reports scientifically sound experiments and provides a substantial amount of new information.

REVIEWS: These provide concise and precise updates on the latest progress made in a given area of research. Systematic reviews should follow the PRISMA GUIDELINES - www.prisma-statement.org.

Obligatory information that has to be provided during the submission:

- title of the paper, short title (maximum character count: 60), names, surnames and affiliations of all authors, ORCID number (facebook and twitter handlers are recommended);
- abstract built structurally, i.e. including introduction, material and methods, results and conclusions, including, in total, from 200 to 250 words;
- 3-5 key words chosen from the MeSH catalogue (Medical Subject Headings Index Medicushttp://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html). Key words should not duplicate words from the title of the paper;
- sources of financial support available to the research.

The manuscript should be prepared in the following way (refer to the guidelines provided in the template):

The paper should be written in font Times New Roman normal –12 point, space between the lines – 1.5 point, adjusted text. The title of the article – 14 point, bold; subtitles (Introduction, Results etc.) 12 point, bold, separated from the main text with double-space.

1. Main text should be divided into the following parts (refer to the guidelines provided in the template):

- introduction - summary of current knowledge leading to the overall design and purpose of the study;

- materials and methods - clear description of methods applied in the study including subjects, intervention, measurements, data collection procedure and statistics. The International System of Units (SI) and standard abbreviations should be used. Any methods already well described and widely known should not be described in detail and should refer to an appropriate reference. Authors must declare that the experiments reported in the manuscript were performed in accordance with the ethical standards of the Helsinki Declaration and that the participants signed an informed consent form;

- results - this section should rely on tables and figures with a minimum of accompanying text. Titles and legends of tables and figures should allow them to be regarded as self-explanatory. There should be no repetition of data already presented in tables or figures;

- discussion - results of the study should be critically discussed from the point of view of limitations of the research project, methods applied, and current knowledge available in the literature. Interpretation of the results is encouraged, while avoiding speculations. The end of the discussion section should present practical implications of the results of the study;

- conclusions - Main findings and novel elements of the results should be summarized in the conclusions. The authors should refrain from making conclusions about facts not demonstrated by their study;

- references.

2. Tables and figures
- all figures and tables should be inserted into the main text close to their first citation and must be numbered following their number of appearance (Fig. 1, Fig. 2, Tab. 1, etc.);
- in the main text authors refer to each table and figure;
- any formatting in the tables should be avoided;
- figures (charts, photos, pictures) should be prepared in bitmap formats (TIFF, GIF, JPEG, etc.). Bitmap images should be of a resolution of at least 300 dpi;
- a maximum of 6 tables and 4 figures is allowed.

3. Supplementary Material
Additional data and files can be uploaded as "Supplementary Files" during the manuscript submission process. The supplementary files will also be available to the referees as a part of the peer-review process. Any file format is acceptable; however, we recommend that common, non-proprietary formats are used where possible.


References should be presented in order of quotation in the text. Papers which has not been published and oral information should not be quoted. Abbreviations of titles of the quoted journals should be compatible with Medline (Index Medicus www.nlm.nih.gov/tsd/serials/lji.html). References used in the text should be numbered with Arabic numerals in square brackets. Internet sources – because of easiness to change or correct texts – should include the date of downloading or checking the file. In relation to the list of authors, if the number of authors of the quoted position exceeds 6, the term “et al.” should be used.

Reference positions should be formatted according to the examples presented below.

Journal articles
Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002; 347(4): 284-7.

Supplement to the annual bound volume (volume)
Geraud G, Spierings EL, Keywood C. Tolerability and safety of frovatriptan with short- and long-term use for treatment of migraine and in comparison with sumatriptan. Headache. 2002; 42 Suppl 2: S93-9.

Supplement to the number (number)
Glauser TA. Integrating clinical trial data into clinical practice. Neurology. 2002; 58(12 Suppl 7): S6-12.

Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.

Book edited by (…)
Gilstrap LC, Cunningham FG, VanDorsten JP, editors. Operative obstetrics. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002.

Chapter in the book
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: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.

Conference materials
Harnden P, Joffe JK, Jones WG, editors. Germ cell tumours V. Proceedings of the 5th Germ Cell Tumour Conference; 2001 Sep 13-15; Leeds, UK. New York: Springer; 2002.


Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [Internet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2002 Aug 12];102(6):[about 1 p.]. Available from:

Web page
eatright.org [Internet]. Chicago: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; c2016 [cited 2016 Dec 27]. Available from: http://www.eatright.org/.

Additional information available at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html

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