Author Instructions

Thank you for your interest in Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation  Please go through the following instruction that helps you in your manuscript preparation and feel free to contact us for any queries. All papers will be subjected to Double-blind peer review process.

All articles must be submitted through online only. The Editors invite contributions to the following sections of the Journal:


Review articles

Original Research articles

Short Communications

Letter to editor

Case Reports

Manuscript Style

Manuscripts must follow the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors’ revised “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts to be submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication”. (Refer

Preparation of manuscript:

Title Page: This should contain the title, short title, names of all the authors (without degrees or diplomas), names and full location of the departments and institutions where the work was performed, name of the corresponding author, acknowledgment of financial support and abbreviations used.


Must provide following information during submission of a manuscript.

The full names, qualifications, affiliations, details of position/place of work of all authors should be listed at the beginning of the article. Email id of the corresponding author is a must.

  • Abstract

  • Keywords

  • Introduction

  • Materials and Methods

  • Results

  • Discussion

  • Conclusion

  • Recommendations (If any)

  • Acknowledgments (If any)

  • Ethical Committee Approval (If any)

  • Source of funding (If any)

  • Source of conflict (If any)

  • References

  • Figure legends

  • Tables

  • Appendixes (if necessary)

  • Abbreviations (if necessary)

The abstract (250 words) should be structured and divided into four sections: Background, Methods, Results and Conclusion(s).Keywords minimum 5 to 6


Description of the research area, pertinent background information, and the hypotheses tested in the study should be included under this section.  The introduction should provide sufficient background information such that a scientifically literate reader can understand and appreciate the experiments to be described. The introduction MUST include in-text citations including references to pertinent reviews and primary scientific literature. The specific aims of the project should be identified along with a rationale for the specific experiments and other work performed.

Materials and Methods

Equipment and subjects utilized in the study, as well as the procedures, were undertaken to complete the work. The methods should be described in sufficient detail such that they could be repeated by a competent researcher. Please include the company sources for all uncommon reagents (kits, drugs, etc).  Illustrations and tables may be helpful in describing complex equipment or elaborate procedures. The statistical tool used to analyze the data should be mentioned. All procedures involving experimental animals or human subjects must accompany with the statement on necessary ethical approval from an appropriate ethics committee.


Data acquired from the research with appropriate statistical analysis described in the Methods section should be included in this section.  The results section should describe the rationale for each experiment, the results obtained and its significance. Results should be organized into figures and tables with descriptive captions. The captions, although brief, should tell the reader the method used, explain any abbreviations included in the figure, and should end with a statement as to the conclusion of the picture. Qualitative, as well as quantitative results, should be included if applicable.


This section should relate the results section to the current understanding of the scientific problems being investigated in the field. Description of relevant references to other work/s in the field should be included here. This section also allows you to discuss the significance of your results - i.e. does the data support the hypotheses you set out to test?  This section should end with new answers/questions that arise as a result of your work.

Summary & Conclusion (if any): Limit of 100 Words

Acknowledgments (if any): Acknowledgements – Limit of 150 Words


Ethical Committee Approval:

This should be mentioned in the article.

Source of funding (if any)

Source of funding should be mentioned if any. If the research activity is funded they should get permission from the funding agency for publication.

Source of conflict (if any)

Authors should disclose any and all conflicts of interest they may have with publication of the manuscript/ s or an institution/s or product/s that is mentioned in the manuscript and/or is important to the outcome of the study to be published. Authors should also disclose the conflict of interest with products that compete with those mentioned in their manuscript.

Tables and Figures


Tables should be numbered consecutively by their appearance in the text. They should be embedded in appropriate locations as per the text along with the captions. Place Legends for tables below the table body and indicate them with lowercase letters in superscript. Avoid vertical rules and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Tables in Excel should be copied and pasted into the manuscript Word file.


These must be numbered and cited in the text. Mark clearly in the margin of the manuscript where the figure is to be inserted and do not embed in the text. All figures should be in TIFF, JPG or JPG format. A minimum resolution of 300 dpi is required.  Do not supply figures of low resolution. Supply figure captions separately and not attached to the figure. The legends should be provided along with the figures.


References should follow the standards summarized in the NLM's International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals: Sample References web page and detailed in the NLM's Citing Medicine, 2nd edition. These resources are regularly updated as new media develop, and currently include guidance for print documents; unpublished material; audio and visual media; material on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk; and material on the Internet.

Review Articles

Description: These provide an in-depth review of a specific topic by Systemic critical assessments of literature and data sources. Appropriate use of tables and figures is encouraged. Where relevant, key messages and salient features may be provided up to 4000 words excluding references and abstract.

Case Reports 

Description: Observations of diseases, clinical findings or treatment. Text should be arranged as follows: Abstract; Introduction; Case Report; Discussion; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References. (approx. 700 to 1200 words) will be given priority.

Short communications 

These are brief reports on original research (approx. 1200 to 1500 words). A short report may include up to 3 tables or figures and 15 to 20 references.


Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to transfer the copyright to the publisher, but author still have right to use their published work.

Article Processing Charges

Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation it is being run by and is dedicated to encouraging research in the field physiotherapy and rehabilitation. There is no submission charge. Due to costs towards article processing, maintenance of data storage system, databases and other financial constraints we charge article processing charges (APC) for authors in India INR2500.00 and authors from overseas USD $150.00.