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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (copyright statement and the undertaking Form).
  • Permission Letter from Institution (IRB/ERB etc)
  • The submission file is in Template (Microsoft Word, or RTF). Manuscript, including title page, body of text (Background, Introduction, Methodology, Result, Discussion and Conclusion) Declaration & Statements, references in one Word file.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; figures.
    Tables and figures are placed within the text at the appropriate site, rather than at the end.
    Each main heading must be start from new page, headings should be in 14-point font.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines. (the Vancouver citation style.)
  • PROCESSING FEE: The Rs 5000/- must be accompanied with each article during submission for bearig the revieweing and processing cost
  • Three reviewers (together with their institutional 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 and work in a different institute from you.

Author Guidelines

Authors are requested to submit their paper through the journal's online submission system.

We kindly request that in the ‘cover letter’ box you suggest three reviewers (together with their institutional 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.

Please take a moment to read the TRJ Policies before submitting your manuscript.

Cover Letter DOC


  • All authors must read the copyright statement and the undertaking detailed on the form before signing it. TRJ assumes that all authors comply with the editorial policy on receipt of the signed submission form.

Undertaking Form PDF


Authors are strongly encouraged to refer to the scientific reporting guidelines for health research, hosted by the EQUATOR Network (Enhancing the Quality and Transparency Of health Research).

Authors should adhere to these scientific reporting guidelines when drafting their manuscript. Separate guidelines are available for each study design and topic under study. Although JPMA has not made the submission of these checklists mandatory, doing so will aid in the processing of the manuscripts. A quick overview of the most commonly used study design methods are listed below. If you are not sure which guideline to use, use the new tool developed by EQUATOR Network and Penelope Research to guide the authors.

  • Observational Studies (cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional studies)



  • Non-Randomized Controlled Trials


  • Reliability and Agreement Studies


  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses


  • Study Protocols




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.

Rand Writing Services offers a language and copyediting service to all researchers who want to publish their manuscript in scientific peer-reviewed periodicals and books.

The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

Submissions should be organized in the following order:

  • Title page
  • Body of text (Background, Abstract, Introduction, Methodology, Result , Discussion & Conclusion)
  • Acknowledgements
  • References

SI units should be used, i.e., the units based on the meter, kilograms, second, etc.

Authors should submit their manuscript, including title page, body of text (Introduction, Methodology, Result, Discussion and Conclusion) acknowledgements, references in one Word file.

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


The abstract should be clear, descriptive, self-explanatory and not longer than 250 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.


Tables & Figures

All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

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


Authors are requested to use the Vancouver citation style.

Place citations as numbers in superscript, 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.

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. Kanwal J, Masih AJ, editors. The rand manual of assessment and treatment. 16th ed. Subway (ISB): Rand Research Laboratories; 2018.
  4. Khan PS, Joseph A, Trent JM. genetic alterations in mice. In: Stein D, Sultan KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGrawHill; 2002. p. 93113.
  5. Pakistan Rehabilitation Society [homepage on the Internet]. Lahore: The Society; 2020 [updated 2020 May 12; cited 2020 Oct 17]. Available from:

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.


The corresponding author will receive a PDF proof and is asked to check this proof carefully


The Processing fee Rs 5,000/- While for International Authors the processing TRJ does not charge any fees.

NOTE: The processing fee submission doesnot guarentee the acceptance of the article


The publication fee will be Rs 15,000/-if accepted

Account Detail

Title of Account: Rand Publications (Pvt) Ltd

Account #: 6044320311714123501

Bank Name: Habib Metropolitan Bank. I-8 Branch, Islamabad Pakistan

NOTE: The Rehabilitation Journal (TRJ) is working under “Health Education Research Foundation“- a purely a non-profit society registered under Societies Registration Act, XXI of 1860. The journal solely meets editorial, website and printing expenses through the processing & publication fee charged from the article contributors



Before submitting manuscripts, authors are requested to read all the guidelines and policies regarding processing and publication of the manuscript. How to complaint? The authors have the right to complaint and ask explanation if they perceive any misconduct in any applicable policies and ethical guidelines. The authors can raise their complaints by submitting a letter to:

All the complaints regarding delinquencies in the work processes are investigated according to the prevailing publication ethics practices.

Complaints categorization

An author or any other scholar may submit their complaints about any issues related to:

  • Plagiarism
  • Copyright violation
  • Deceiving in research results or wrong research results
  • Violations in set standard for research
  • Unrevealed conflicts of interest
  • Bias in review process
  • Manuscript processing time is unusually late
  • The peer-review comments are unsatisfactorily
  • Authorship issues
  • Policy for Dealing with Complaints

Once a complaint is received, at first an acknowledgement is sent to the complainant with assurance that appropriate action will be taken on complaint within three working days excluding the complaint receiving date. The investigation process is initiated by the Journal Editorial  team according to the directions of the Editor-In-Chief. After the investigation is over, a meeting is held with complete report on the complaint. The decision is taken in and the same is forwarded to the concerned scholar through his submitted email ID.

We consider complaints as an opportunity to enhance our existing Manuscript Processing System. All the received complaints are dealt in polite and timely manner with a certainty.


Short Communications

The primary purpose of a scientific short report is to provide a succinct overview of a scientific study. This type of report is designed to convey the study's findings to a wide audience, including colleagues, funding sources, and policymakers. It is particularly suitable for presenting research that builds upon previously published work or offers preliminary results.

To maintain clarity and organization, we encourage authors to use specific headings such as introduction, methods, results, discussion, and appropriate subheadings.

Regarding ethical considerations, each research article must include a statement confirming that the study obtained ethics approval, including the name of the relevant ethics committee(s) or institutional review board(s), along with the corresponding approval number(s). Furthermore, authors must declare that participants provided informed consent before participating in the study. Generic statements regarding ethical approval will not be accepted.

If authors wish to include additional material, they may present it as supplementary information, which will be published in a single Word/PDF file in the Appendix, provided the article is accepted.

As for the length of the report, the word count should not exceed 1500 words (excluding references and tables). The abstract should be up to 250 words and must be structured, incorporating the headings: Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusion.

Authors are allowed to include up to 4 tables and/or figures to support their findings. Additionally, the reference list may contain a maximum of 30 citations.

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