• Policies

Section 1 Key Information for Authors:

1.       Scan the QR code on the top right of our website with your mobile phone to browse and download all papers of our journal since its inception for free.

2.       Please refer to recently published papers in this journal and adjust the format of your manuscript accordingly.

3.       If the manuscript is returned for revision more than 3 times, it might be rejected by the journal.

4.       Authors should double check:

1)         Whether the repetition rate between the submitted paper and the author’s previously published papers is more than 20%. If yes, it would be considered as misconduct (redundant publishing or multiple submission).

2)         Whether the repetition rate between the submitted paper and the papers written by others. If yes, it would be considered as misconduct (plagiarism).

3)         Does the format and specifications of the paper meet the requirements of this journal?

5.       Detection report on plagiarism of the manuscript should be uploaded to the submission system.


Section 2 Ethics Policy

1.         Statement Regarding Plagiarized Papers

National regulations have a strict demand on proper process of plagiarized papers. When relevant administration reviewing papers and journals, papers and its citation involved in plagiarism will be deleted. Such cases will have a negative impact on the journal and the academic reputation of authors. All submitted manuscripts shall be tested by Wanfang, the plagiarism detection system. Plagiarism includes situations as followed.

1)         The first author publishes the same or similar content (more than 20% of the same content) in different or same journals (overlapping publications);

2)         Different authors take turns to publish the same or similar content (more than 20% of the same content) as the first author in different or same journals (duplicate submission);

3)         Dividing the results of a complete research project into several papers for publication, with a repetition rate of over 20% between different papers;

4)         Fabricating data in academic papers;

5)         Plagiarizing paper content of other people, including translations without the consent of the original author.

To uphold academic ethics, please ensure that the submission to this journal is an original work independently achieved by the authors. Otherwise, all consequences caused shall be borne by the authors.


2.         Requirement for Authorship

Authors should be: 1) creator of academic ideas or designer of research; 2) collecting data and providing interpreters; 3) those who can review and revise the paper according to editorial comments; 4) ultimately agreeing to publish the article; 5) having corresponding professional qualifications. All of the above conditions must be met.

The author names, affiliations and their order of arrangement should be determined before submission, and all authors’ signatures should be attached. No further changes could be made after submission. If there are any changes, our journal will reject the manuscript. A corresponding author should be confirmed. It is recommended to report the contribution of each author.

3.           Conflicts of Interest

All authors must disclose all potential conflicts of interest, i.e., when the financing/personal status/affiliation of the authors (or the authors’ organization/employer) may affect the authors’ decision, work or manuscript. When a product is involved, the author should also disclose whether there is a conflict of interest against competitive products. The disclosure should be made at the end of the article.

4.         Medical ethics statement regarding research involving humans or animals

1)         According to the requirements of the Measures for Ethical Review of Life Science and Medical Research Involving Human Beings, jointly issued by the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China and four other departments, all medical research involving human beings must provide the approval of Medical Ethics Commission and explain in the paper the informed consent of patients or family members.

2)         According to Guidelines on Treatment of Experimental Animals ([2006] No. 398) issued by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China, Regulation on Management of Experimental Animals (Order No. 2 of the State Scientific and Technological Commission of The People’s Republic of China), and Rules for Management of Medical Experimental Animals (Order No. 55 of the Ministry of Health), all research involving animal experiments must be handled in accordance with animal welfare and ethical principles. The situation should be explained in the paper.

3)         Clinical trials must include the Universal Trial Number (UTN) obtained from one of the Primary Registries in the WHO Registry Network. The UTN shall be included in the abstract or the main body of the full text.

Section 3 Peer Review and Editing

1.         Peer Review Policy: The journal adopts single blind review system. All submitted article shall be assigned to a responsible editor. After submission, the editorial office will conduct a preliminary review of the manuscript and reject manuscripts not meeting our requirements. Manuscripts which have passed the preliminary review will be sent to 2 peer reviewers. Generally the review comments will be sent to author within three months. Please contact the editorial office in advance before re-submitting the article to another journal. The authors must respond to the reviewer’s every comment and submit the revised version in time. This process would be repeated until the manuscript are qualified. The Editor-in-Chief will conduct the final round of review and the editorial office shall impartially select manuscripts on the basis of academic quality and review comment.

2.         Editing Policy: All authors shall be responsible for their own writing. For accepted manuscripts, the journal may make some technical or wording amendments. Any amendment involving change of meaning will be sent to authors for confirmation. If revision is not returned to the editorial office more than 2 month, it would be deemed as withdrawn.

3.         Submission by Editors: The editorial staff/editors/editorial board members should not be involved in publishing decisions on papers which they have written themselves or have been written by their family members or colleagues. Any such submission should be strictly subject to the journal’s usual editorial process. Peer review should be handled independently from the relevant author/editor and their research groups.

4.         Correction and Retraction: After publishing, if there appears to be an unintended scientific mistake in the article which would not lead to significant impacts on the results and conclusion, the editorial office will publish corrections in the journal as soon as possible, and detailing the changes made to the original article. If severe scientific errors are found in published articles, or the article is suspected of academic misconduct, such as plagiarism and data falsification, the editorial office will issue a statement to inform readers of the risks, initiate an investigation and announce the final result, or even retract article with a retraction statement if necessary.

Section 4: Open Access, Copyright & Archive

1.         OA Policy: Chinese Journal of Rehabilitation Theory and Practice changed to open access journal in 2020. Open access articles date back to 1995 when the journal was founded. Full text of all articles since 1995 can be downloaded for free from the journal’s website. All journal articles, once published, is permanently available for readers to read and download free of charge. Permitted third party reuse of the articles published by the journal is defined by the following user license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This license allows reusers to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as the license terms below are followed: reusers must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. Reusers may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses the use. Reusers may not use the material for commercial purposes. If reusers remix, transform, or build upon the material, they may not distribute the modified material. Authors have right to spread or make use of the article under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 License. The full details of the license are available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/. The third-party usage mentioned above should strictly comply with the provisions of CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 License and the Copyright Law of the Peoples Republic of China. The editorial office has right to file a lawsuit for any illegal usage or infringement.

2.         Copyright: Authors are required to sign the Copyright Transfer Agreement. All authors shall agree to transfer the copyright of this paper to the Editorial Office of Chinese Journal of Rehabilitation Theory and Practice, including the publishing right in electronic, multimedia, online, and other forms. The editorial office agrees that authors may use the paper under the following circumstances: 1) Application for patent; 2) Academic reports and speeches; 3) Non-commercial academic exchanges; 4) Other activities permitted by the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 License or authorized by the editorial office.

3.         Archive: All journal articles since the 1st issue of 1995, when the journal was founded, are open access on this website. In order to ensure data security, all information has also been backed up in the editorial office. In addition, other relevant materials are also kept by the editorial office, such as supplementary information and forms provided by the authors.

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