About the Journal

Aims & Scope

Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine (JRM) is an international, non-profit, Open Access journal, publishing articles on a broad range of topics within the field.

Owned by the Foundation of Rehabilitation Medicine, JRM publishes original articles, reviews, case reports, short communications, special reports and letters to the editor are published, as well as editorials. Contributions from all parts of the world and from different professions in rehabilitation are welcome. The journal strives to provide its readers with a variety of topics, including:

  • functional assessment and intervention studies
  • clinical studies in various patient groups
  • methodology in physical and rehabilitation medicine
  • epidemiological studies on disabling conditions and reports on vocational and sociomedical aspects of rehabilitation.

Readership: A wide group of healthcare professionals including specialists in rehabilitation medicine, neurology, clinical neurophysiology, general medicine, psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social workers.

Abstracting and indexing

Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine is indexed in the following:

Allied and Alternative Medicine Database (AMED)

Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts

Biological Abstracts

Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL)

Current Contents/Clinical Practice

Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology

DOAJ, Ergonomic Abstracts

Exceptional Child Education Resources

Excerpta Medica/EMBASE

Faxon Finder

Focus On Sports Science & Medicine

Index Medicus/MEDLINE

Psychological Abstracts PsycINFO


Periodicals Scanned and Abstracted: Life Sciences Collection

Research Alert






Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine in Short

Full title
: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine

ISSN: 1651-2081 (online)

Owner: Foundation of Rehabilitation Information

Publisher: Medical Journals Sweden AB

2021 Impact Factor: 2-year: 3.959; 5-year: 3.585.

License: Creative Commons CC-BY-NC 4.0 

Peer review Process

Upon submission all manuscripts are reviewed by one of the Chief-Editors. Some papers may be rejected at this stage as they do not meet basic scientific principles or deal with topics beyond the scope of JRM. All other manuscripts will be entered into our peer review system and are sent to an Associate Editor as well as at least two reviewers with special expertise in the relevant subject field. JRM applies a single-blinded peer review policy, meaning authors are not informed about the identity of the reviewers. When appropriate, the manuscript will also be sent to a special statistical consultant for evaluation.

Based on the feedback from the reviewers, the Editors thereafter decide whether the manuscript should be accepted directly (which in practice is rare), subject to minor or major revision before a final decision can be made, or rejected. The revised manuscript is usually sent to the reviewers again, sometimes including one further reviewer, before a final decision is made (or a decision to ask for further revision).

Archiving and Author Self-Archiving

Articles published in Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine are permanently stored in full text in PubMed Central (PMC) and the journal is also part of the Public Knowledge Preservation Network for purposes of preservation and restoration.In addition. Abstracts are permanently stored at Web of Science (SCIE), PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus and DOAJ.

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their articles on personal and institutional websites after publication (while providing full bibliographic details and a link to the original publication).