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American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation accepts manuscript submissions on another website submission service.

American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation has specific instructions and guidelines for submitting articles. Please read and review them carefully. Articles that are not submitted in accordance with our instructions and guidelines are more likely to be rejected.


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Our Article Types

Article Type
(Description)
​Word
Count
​Reference
List
​Table &
Figure
Limit
​Abstract
​IRB Approval, Patient
Consent, and/or a Waiver of these Requirements
​Publication
Type
​Research Article
(Original scientific investigations that advance the field of physiatric medicine.)
​4,000
​30
​4 figure, 4 tables
​Structured
​Required for all human subject research
​Print
​Education & Administration
(Short papers or surveys addressing issues concerning education, student training, and administration.)
​3,000
​N/A
​​3 figure, 3 tables
​One-paragraph
​Not required
​Print
​Brief Report
(Short papers reporting on research and statistical techniques.)
​2,000
​N/A
​2 figures, 2 tables
​One-paragraph
​Required for all human subject research
​Print
​Case Report
(Short reports explaining the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of individual cases.)
​2,000
​N/A
​1 figure, 1 table
​One-paragraph
​Not required
​Online-only
​Analysis & Perspective
(In-depth systematic examination of complex issues or elaboration of viewpoints of significant interest.)
​5,000
​N/A
​​4 figure, 4 tables
​One-paragraph
​Not required
​Print
​Literature Review
(In-depth critical summaries and assessments of previously published information.)
​5,000
​30
​​4 figure, 4 tables
​One-paragraph
​Not required
​Print
​Letter to the Editor
(Intellectual and scholarly letters of comment.)
​1,000
​3
​1 figure, 1 table
​No abstract​
​Not required
​Online-only
​Visual Vignette
(A rapid, interesting, and enjoyable mechanism by which to further educate and stimulate readers.)
​400
​3
​N/A
​No abstract​
​Not required
​Online-only
​Video Gallery
(Combines text with video in the presentation and discussion of a topic of interest.)
​500
​N/A
​N/A
​No abstract​
​Not required
​Online-only
​PREP Article
(A method to survey the applicable medical literature to identify pertinent clinically relevant articles.)
​3,000
​N/A
​3 figures or tables
No abstract​​Not required
​Online-only