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  About the Journal

Journal of Society of Indian Physiotherapists is a print + online Physiotherapy journal.  It is a peer-reviewed, open access journal (ISSN print 2456 7787, E ISSN 2582 0702). The journal's full text is available online at http://www.jsip-physio.org/. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

Aims of JSIP

JSIP publishes articles of high quality, original research focused on clinical and research topics related to all specialities of medical science and topics which would have an association with physiotherapeutic methods and interventions. 

  • It provides a platform for physiotherapists and healthcare professionals to present their research, debate and discuss through a moderated comment by members of the editorial boards or subject experts.
  • For the research to reach the widest possible audience, the journal will be open access to all contents.  The aim is to encourage and provide relevant research to students, clinicians, academicians and researchers.

Publication

To be accepted for publication in the JSIP, submitted articles must conform to the research traditions and guidelines of relevant sections. 

  • PRISMA (for reporting systematic reviews)
  • CONSORT Statement (for reporting of RCTs)
  • COREQ (for reporting qualitative research)
  • STARD (for reporting diagnostic accuracy studies)
  • STROBE (for reporting observational studies in epidemiology)
  • MOOSE (for reporting of meta-analyses of observational studies)
  • CHEERS (for reporting of health economic evaluations)
  • SPIRIT (for reporting protocols for RCTs)

In general, any submission must meet the following minimum criteria –

  • Present results of an original research or review.
  • The manuscript should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Research methodology should be robust and adequately described.
  • All primary research should have evidence of having obtained approval from ethics committee or review board. If such is not available, please contact the Editor to discuss the study before submission.
  • The article should be written in academic English and be free from grammatical errors. If the authors’ first language is not English, they should consider getting support in writing, presentation and proof reading of the manuscripts from professional resources.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, Netherlands ISSN centre, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.

Advertisements

While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:

  • "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
  • The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
  • Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.

  Scope of the journal

It welcomes studies in health services research, health economics, physiotherapy education and any other field that directly addresses patient outcomes or the practice and delivery of physiotherapy methods.  The research designs include qualitative research, quantitative research, mixed methods, review studies, case studies and case series, surveys, discussion papers and letters to the editor.

Our aim is to provide a home for all properly conducted physiotherapy research to be fully reported, after a rigorous and double-blind peer review process. Publishing procedures will eventually be continuous, publishing research online as soon as the article is ready. Print publishing will be available to subscribed members.  Authors may be asked to pay article-publishing charges on acceptance; the ability to pay does not influence editorial decisions.

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