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Plagiarism Policy:

Journal Riphah College of Rehabilitation Sciences is equipped with Turnitin (text matching/anti-plagiarism software) follows Plagiarism Policy by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan. This is used to check the plagiarism and redundancy in the submitted manuscripts. All submitted manuscripts are checked for similarity index on Turnitin and manuscripts with similarity index above 19 % will be automatically rejected and sent back to the authors.

Plagiarism detection: Submissions will be analyzed by the Editor for their scientific quality, originality and content verification. Text similarity will be checked by the Content verification mode in Turnitin. Content acceptance will be based on the similarity index that must be less than 19% and from a single source it should be less than 5%.

Note: The authors are requested not check plagiarism themselves from unauthorized softwares of plagiarism detection.

Manuscript extracted by an author from his/her M.Phil. or Ph.D. thesis must have to declare the title of the thesis, supervisor name, department and university name, and year of submission on the original letter pad and submit during the submission process.

Self-Plagiarism

Self-plagiarism is not a tolerated practice. Manuscripts containing high-levels of self-plagiarism will be reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief for originality. Authors found to have self-plagiarised content will be asked to rewrite the selected portions of their accepted manuscripts and/or to quote the exact content and cite the original source. Journal management team will investigate any allegations of publication misconduct and may contact the authors’ institutions or funders if necessary. If proof of misconduct is found, appropriate action will be taken to correct or retract/withdraw the publication. The editors of JRCRS consider such distributing, publishing, and ethical issues very seriously, and are well trained and committed to continue such cases with a zero-tolerance policy.

Scope and Policy:

Scope:

Journal Riphah College of Rehabilitation Science (JRCRS) is a biannual journal which accept articles from rehabilitation Scientists. The journal covers all the rehabilitation disciplines including Physical Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Prosthetic and Orthotics, clinical Psychology, Rehab Education and Biomedical Technology. The journal only accepts original studies including; qualitative, quantitative and human or laboratory studies. The Journal accepts the original articles in the form of clinical trials, RCT, surveys, KAPS, analytical, case reports, case series, short communications and letter to editors. Manuscript must be original and must not published at any another journal at the time of submission.

Peer Review Policy:

The Journal Riphah College of Rehabilitation Science uses “double-blind peer review” whereby both reviewers and authors remain anonymous throughout the process. Submitted manuscripts are screened by the editors to check the scope, suitability and formatting. Rejected manuscripts will be sent back to the authors. Potentially suitable manuscripts are then sent to potential reviewers who are asked to respond within two weeks and then given 2-3 weeks to review. If reviewers fail to respond within the given time, they may be replaced with alternates to keep the review process moving along. Should the referees’ reports contradict one another or a report is unnecessarily delayed, a further expert opinion will be sought.

Editorial Policy

The Journal Riphah college of Rehabilitation Science is a peer-reviewed, open access, nonprofit multidisciplinary journal which encourages and invites researchers to submit review/research manuscripts in all fields of rehabilitation sciences, including Physical Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Prosthetic and Orthotics, clinical Psychology, Rehab Education and Biomedical Technology.

Aims of JRCRS

  1. To promote the latest evidence-based practice in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation.
  2. To improve the Quality based research methodology, publication ethics towards the junior Research in the field of Rehabilitation.
  3. To aware the General community as well as the specific field community towards physical therapy and Rehabilitation.

Sponsors:
Faculty of Riphah College of Rehabilitation Sciences (Riphah International University), Islamabad, Pakistan: https://www.riphah.edu.pk/

Sources of Support:
Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan: Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad.

Open Access Copyrights Policy:

The work published by JRCRS is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

The work published in JRCRS may be “Shared copied and redistributed in any medium or format” and “Adapt remix, transform, and build upon the material.” Authors retain the rights of free downloading/unlimited e-print of full text and sharing/disseminating the article without any restriction, by any means including twitter, scholarly collaboration networks like Google Scholar, LinkedIn, Academia.edu, ResearchGate, Twitter, Facebook and any other professional or academic networking site.

 

Charges and Subscription: 

  • There are no charges for article Submission, no fees for article process and there are no charges for publication 
  • JRCRS offers free full text downloading of its online contents to the readers. No subscription or payment is required to download full text online articles.

     Annual Subscription of Printed Journal:

  • Annual subscription of print form of JRCRS for the institutions/individuals: FREE in Pakistan and USD 100 for overseas. Online access to full text is free to all readers. JRCRS is published on controlled circulation basis and distributed among the faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences and all Physical Therapy Colleges of Pakistan. Limited number of complimentary copies are sent to HEC, universities, medical colleges, libraries and general practitioners of Pakistan.