Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The International Journal of Telerehabilitation (IJT) is a biannual journal dedicated to advancing telerehabilitation by disseminating information about current research and practices.
 
ISSN 1945-2020 (online)

 

Section Policies

Table of Contents

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Editors' Note

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Publisher's Report

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Policy

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Telehealth Pedagogy

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Book Review

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Privacy and Security

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Brief Communications

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Technology Review

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Country Reports

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White Papers: State-of-the-Science

This section features the White Papers for the Nov. 19-21, 2008, State-of-the-Science Conference, sponsored by the RERC on Telerehabilitation-University of Pittsburgh. The White Papers are to be posted on or about Nov. 1, 2008. Final versions of the manuscripts will be available in the Vol 1, No 1 edition of this journal (April 2009). 

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White Paper

This section is for working papers developed and peer-reviewed by professional associations.

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Country Report

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Errata

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Featured Telerehabilitation Program

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Letter to the Editor

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Committee Report

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Brief Communication

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E-Supervision

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School Telepractice

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Review of Research

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Systematic Review of Research

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Case Studies

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Announcement

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Usability

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Intervention

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Pedagogy

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Commentary

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Peer Review Process

All papers submitted to ITJ will be reviewed by three anonymous reviewers (Editorial Board members, Section Editors, and/or invited reviewers with expertise in the subject matter). Authors will remain anonymous to referees.

The typical time taken to conduct the reviews is four weeks.

Reviewers and editors are obliged to retain the contents as privileged and confidential until publication. The Editor will have final authority over an article's suitability for publication.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content. Our publisher, the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh, abides by the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of Open Access:

 

“By “open access” to [peer-reviewed research literature], we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.”

 

Researchers engage in discovery for the public good, yet because of cost barriers or use restrictions imposed by other publishers, research results are not available to the full community of potential users. It is our mission to support a greater global exchange of knowledge by making the research published in this journal open to the public and reusable under the terms of a Creative Commons CC-BY license.

 

Furthermore, we encourage authors to post their pre-publication manuscript in institutional repositories or on their Web sites prior to and during the submission process, and to post the Publisher’s final formatted PDF version after publication. These practices benefit authors with productive exchanges as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.


There are no article processing charges, submissions fees, or any other costs required of authors to submit articles to this journal.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Senior Editorial Advisors

David Brienza, PhD, Professor, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Director, RERC on Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Clifford E. Brubaker, PhD, Professor and Dean, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Arthur Mak, PhD, Professor of Rehabilitation Engineering & Head, Jockey Club Rehabilitation Engineering Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Martin Ferguson-Pell, PhD, Dean of the Faculty of Rehabilitation, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada

Jack M. Winters, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Co-Director, Falk Neurorehabilitation Engineering Research Center, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA

 

 

Note on Multimedia Components

Multimedia components (audio only, and video) can add new dimensions to the appreciation of the content of an article. Both audio and video clips should be accompanied by a text transcript. It is the author (s) responsibility to provide this transcript upon submission.

 

Note on Accessibility Requirements

Accessibility is a priority to the International Journal of Telerehabilitation. Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have regarding access to any aspect of our online journal so that we may provide you with direct assistance. The International Journal of Telerehabilitation seeks to provide equivalent information to all users of the journal. Therefore, when preparing your article for the International Journal of Telerehabilitation, please abide by the following recommendations, so that readers with visual impairment (e.g., blindness; color-blindness) or reading disabilities, are able to successfully use screen readers that provide audible content. The clear presentation of information benefits all users. COLOR When color is used to convey information, persons who are blind, color blind or use a monochrome computer screen will not receive the information. Therefore, it is important to not rely on color alone to convey information. This is especially relevant to tables and graphics. TABLES Most screen reader programs scroll down columns and read from the top of the table to the bottom. They then progress to the top of the next column. Please organize your tables accordingly, and keep tables as simple as possible, because persons with screen enlargers will view only part of the table at a time. To adhere to web accessibility guidelines for HTML documents, you will also want to include an explicit: 1. Table Caption: (Ex:Table 1. Primary Speaking Language of Telerehabilitation Providers in the United States and Canada) 2. Table Summary: ( Ex: This table charts the total number (fictional) of telerehabilitation providers by country (US and Canada) and primary language (English and French). 3. Linearized Table: (Ex: Row 1: In the United States, there are 23 French speaking and 200 English speaking telerehabilitation providers. Row 2: In Canada, there are 150 French speaking and 98 English speaking telerehabilitation providers.) DESCRIPTIONS OF GRAPHICS AND PHOTOS: Present the contents of all graphics and photos in clear text, so that all readers can perceive the content. For example: “This pie chart shows the percentage of French and English speakers that used telerehabilitation in North America in 2008. Eighty-five percent of the users were speakers of English and 15% of the users were speakers of French as their primary language. The total number of French and English speakers is not displayed on the pie chart.” “This photograph shows a personal digital assistant (specify model), with an alert symbol displayed.” The author must attest that permissions are available for all recognizable persons in a photograph.