Advances in Rehabilitation

The Journal of Academy of Physical Education, Warsaw

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Advances in Rehabilitation is not only directed to representatives of biological and medical sciences, specialists from almost all fields of medicine, such as cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, traumatology and internal diseases, have been published in it. The journal contains papers concerning psychological, sociological, and occupational rehabilitation, along with articles which deal with organization and marketing. The journal is also dedicated to the ethical problems of rehabilitation. A significant part of the published papers have focused on the problems of sport and physical activity for people with disabilities.

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Aleksander Ronikier, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland

Deputy/ Managing Editor
Agnieszka Niemierzycka, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland

Editorial Committee
Adamczewski Tomasz, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
Marek Krasuski, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
Anna Ogonowska-Słodownik, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland
Sapuła Rafał, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
Agnieszka Zdrodowska, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland

Editorial Advisory Board
Dylewicz Piotr (Poland), Fialka-Moser Veronika (Austria), Gómez Miguel Ángel (Spain), Haftek Jan (Poland), Hagner Wojciech (Poland), Elena Ilieva (Bulgaria), Inal Serap (Turkey), Jegier Anna (Poland), Kabsch Aleksander (Poland), Kiwerski Jerzy (Poland), Kowalik Stanisław (Poland), Krotkiewski Marcin (Sweden), Księżopolska-Orłowska Krystyna (Poland), Kullmann Lajos (Hungary), Kwolek Andrzej (Poland), Laskin James (USA), Malone Laurie (USA), Marchewka Anna (Poland), Majcher Piotr (Poland), Marincek Crt (Slovenia), Michail Xantahi Zbigniew (Greece), Milanowska Kazimiera (Poland), Mucha Christian (Germany), Nowotny Janusz (Poland), Ohry Avi (Israel),Oral Aydan (Turkey), Ostrowska Antonina (Poland), Ponikowska Irena (Poland), Rąpała Kazimierz (Poland), Ringland Alan (Ireland), Rudnicki Stanisław (Poland), Sieroń Aleksander (Poland), Skucas Kestutis (Lithuania), Suputtitada Areerat (Thailand), Suwalska Maria (Poland), Van Coppenolle Herman (Belgium), Wszołek Zbigniew (USA)

Theme Editors
Andrzej Kosmol, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland

Rehabilitation in neurology and pediatrics
Małgorzata Łukowicz, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland

Rehabilitation in orthopedics and traumatology
Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, Military Medical Institute, Warsaw, Poland

Rehabilitation in internal diseases and surgery
Marek Szczepkowski, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland

Rehabilitation in geriatrics
Marek Żak, Andrzej Frzycz Modrzewski Krakow University, Poland

Adapted physical activity and occupational therapy
Natalia Morgulec-Adamowicz, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland

Health promotion
Andrzej Wiśniewski, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland

Psychosocial aspects of rehabilitation
Alicja Przyłuska-Fiszer, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland

Physical medicine
Jolanta Kujawa, Medical University of Lodz, Poland

Biomechanics and medical bioengineering
Andrzej Wit, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland

Language Editor
Krystyna Grabowska, Tadeusz Kościuczko I Highschool in Łomża, Poland

Statistical Editor
Marcin Zajdziński, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland

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General information
The journal "Postępy Rehabilitacji" [Eng. Advances in Rehabilitation] is published in paper format, which is its original (reference) version. The editorial team accepts for publication original papers, case studies, demonstrative papers and reviews, as well as letters, polemics, communications and information provided by scientific societies. The authors submit their papers in Polish or English. The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.

The editorial team examines the submitted original papers, case studies, opinions and reviews under the following conditions:
a) they have not been published elsewhere - both fully and in its essential parts - in print or electronic media (expect in form of an abstract or a report from a scientific meeting or conference, which copies are to be submitted together with the paper);
b) they have not been submitted to the editorial office of other journals, which is to be confirmed by the authors separately in the cover letter;
c) all authors agree on the publication of the presented material;
d) information about the specific contribution each author made to the manuscript is provided (in order to prevent the practice of "ghostwriting" and "guest authorship");
e) all sources of financial support for publication are disclosed.

How the editorial team proceeds

The submitted manuscript is reviewed by the editorial team in terms of its correctness of preparation, photographic documentation, presence of the consent to the publication in "Postępy rehabilitacji" given by all the authors and contribution of the authors. Manuscripts that do not conform to the editorial rules will be returned for improvement without any content-related analysis. The manuscript, to which no initial comments have been reported, is provided with the subsequent number in the editorial file for identification at further stages of the editorial process.

The manuscript of each paper is subject to review. The thematic editor chooses two qualified reviewers. The reviews are anonymous ("double-blind review process"); at the request of the reviewer their name may be disclosed to the author(s). The reviewers prepare opinions which include justified recommendations and suggestions of changes and supplements to the content and form of the article. The review is in a written form and ends with an explicit conclusion, whether the article is approved or rejected for publication. Once the reviewer has identified that some changes are necessary, the author is obliged, within two weeks, to take a position on the comments and possibly to make the suggested corrections. The submitted manuscript needs one negative review in order to be disqualified. The list of reviewers is published once a year, in the fourth number.

Each article presenting results of the empirical research is sent to the statistical editor as well. The chief editor has the right to refuse to print the paper including the results of research during which ethical rules for clinical trials, defined in the declaration of the World Medical Association in Helsinki in 1964 and in Tokyo in 1975, and in the recommendations of the World Health Organization from 1982, have not been complied with. The final decision whether to accept or reject the text takes the editorial team.

The date of acceptance for printing shall be the date of sending the final version of the article or its part. Papers which were not ordered shall not be returned. The editorial team does not provide author's copies. The author responsible for correspondence shall receive the article in PDF format via e-mail.

Manuscript preparation and submission

All papers must be submitted via e-mail - - in one file in the Microsoft Word format (2000, XP) (*.doc). The total length of the paper, including abstracts, tables, figures, literature, must not exceed: original articles - 14 pages; demonstrative papers, reviews and case studies - 10 pages; letters to the editorial office - 1 page.

The submission, apart from the manuscript, shall include the cover letter from the authors including: declaration that the paper neither has been published nor submitted for printing elsewhere; consent of all the authors to the publication; declaration about co authorship and contribution of individual authors to the article (e.g. preparing concepts and principles; formulating methods; conducting research; processing results; editing the final version). The main responsibility for the mentioned information lies with the author submitting the manuscript.

The manuscript should be prepared in the following way:

- the first page of the paper should include the title of the paper, names, surnames and affiliations of all authors (put under the authors' surnames and mentioned in the superscript just after the surname), exact data - name and surname (address, telephone, fax for information of the editorial team) and e-mail of the person responsible for preparing the manuscript and contact with the editorial team. The front page should also include information about sources of financial support available to the research.

- the second page of the paper should include the tile of the paper as well, in order to enable anonymous review of the paper after having removed the first page; abstract built structurally, i.e. including introduction, material and methods, results and conclusions - in separate paragraphs, including, in total, from 200 to 250 words, and max. 5 key words , if possible, chosen from the MeSH catalogue (Medical Subject Headings Index Medicus Key words should not duplicate words from the title of the paper.

- the text should be divided into the following parts: original paper - introduction, material and method, results, discussion, conclusions, literature; demonstrative paper and review - introduction, sections of the main text; case studies - introduction, description of the case study, discussion and possibly conclusions.

- the paper should be written in font Times New Roman normal -12 point, space between the lines - 1.5 point, adjusted text, words' separation option. The title of the article - 14 point, bold, titles (introduction etc.) 12 point, bold, separated from the main text with double-space. First line of the paragraph indented 1.25 cm. listing with dashes. Additional formatting elements (e.g. bold, italics, underline) should be avoided in the text.

- tables, charts, figures and photos require due care (black-white print), should be titled and numbered with Arabic
numerals ( Fig. 1.; Tab. 1), put in the proper places in the text, as closely to the references as possible. Captions under tables and figures from the left side. The number of tables and figures must not exceed 6.

Acceptable quotation formats

The literature (only the papers used, without academic sources) should be presented in order of quotation in the text. Papers which has not been published and oral information should not be quoted. Abbreviations of titles of the quoted magazines should be compatible with Medline (Index Medicus References used in the text should be numbered with Arabic numerals in square brackets. Each quotation should be put in a separate paragraph. Internet sources - because of easiness to change or correct texts - should include the date of downloading or checking the file. In relation to the list of authors, if the number of authors of the quoted position exceeds 6, the term "et al." should be used.

The literature positions should be formatted according to the following formula. In all cases attention should be paid to the used punctuation, which separates individual bibliographic field of the quoted position.

Magazine's articles
Vega KJ, Pina I, Krevsky B. Heart transplantation is associated with an increased risk for pancreatobiliary disease. Ann Intern Med 1996 Jun 1:124(11):980-3.

Supplement to the annual bound volume (volume)
Shen HM, Zhang QF. Risk assessment of nickel carcinogenicity and occupational lung cancer. Environ Health Perspect 1994; 102 Suppl 1:275-82.

Supplement to the number (number)
Payne DK, Sullivan MD, Massie MJ. Women's psychological reactions to breast cancer. Semin Oncol 1996; 23(1 Suppl 2):89-97.

No labelling of the edition and volume of publication
Browell DA, Lennard TW. Immunologic status of the cancer patient and the effects of blood transfusion on antitumor responses. Curr Opin Gen Surg 1993:325-33.

Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY) Publishers; 1996.

Book edited by (…)
Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996.

Chapter in the book
Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995.p.465-78.

Conference materials
Kimura J, Shibasaki H, editors. Recent advances in clinical neurophysiology. Proceedings of the lOth International Congree of EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology; 1995 Oct 15-19; Kyoto, Japan, Amsterdam: Elsevier; 1996.


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Journal Information

CiteScore 2016: 0.04

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.104
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 0.014

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