Publication and peer review

Publication process

Publication of articles is dependent primarily on their scientific validity and coherence as judged by our external expert editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field.

Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal operates a ‘double-blind peer review’ policy wherever the reviewers don't know the identity of the authors and the authors also don't know the identity of the reviewers.

Authors will be able to check the progress of their manuscript through the submission system at any time by logging www.submission-mtprehabjournal.com



Peer review process

Publication of research articles by Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal is dependent primarily on their validity and coherence, as judged by editors. The reviewers may also be asked whether the writing is comprehensible and how interesting they consider the article to be. Submitted manuscripts will be sent to peer reviewers, unless they are out of scope or below the interest threshold of Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal, or if the presentation or written English is of an unacceptably low standard.

Submitted manuscripts are usually reviewed by two or more experts. Peer reviewers will be asked to recommend whether a manuscript should be accepted, revised or rejected. They should also alert the editors of any issues relating to author misconduct such as plagiarism and unethical behavior.

Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal operates using a double-blind peer review system. Reviewers should ensure that their reports are anonymous and do not include identifiable information such as tracked changes or comments.



Article-processing charges

Open access publishing proposes a relatively new model for scholarly journal publishing that provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full-text of all published articles. Open access allows all interested readers to view, download, print, and redistribute any article without a subscription, enabling far greater distribution of an author's work than the traditional subscription-based publishing model. Many authors in a variety of fields have begun to realize the benefits that open access publishing can provide in terms of increasing the impact of their work.

In an open access model, the publication costs of an article are paid from an author's research budget, or by their supporting institution, in the form of Article Processing Charges. These Article Processing Charges replace subscription charges and allow publishers to make the full-text of every published article freely available to all interested readers.

In addition, authors who publish in Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal retain the copyright of their work, which is released under a “Creative Commons Attribution License,” enabling the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.

The Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal is an Open Access journal. Publishing an article in our journal requires Article Processing Charges that will be billed to the submitting author upon acceptance of the article for publication. According to the business model, which aims to cover the costs, our publication fee is 200US$/150 €$ for each article accepted for publication.



Ahead of Print

The "Ahead of Print" publishing articles online system provides the work approved by the editorial staff of a journal even before the final publication be accessible to readers. Although available in the network, the article follows the editorial publication flow until you are ready to be inserted in a volume. The process can advance within a few months the publication in the printed journal. In the Ahead-of-Print area have been manuscript accepted for publication in Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal. They have neither been copyedited nor appeared in an online volume of the journal. Once the accepted manuscripts appear in the Ahead-of-Print area, they will be prepared for final online publication, which includes copyediting, typesetting, proofreading, and final author review. This process may lead to differences between the accepted version of the manuscript and the final published version. In some cases, a manuscript accepted and published ahead of print may be revised before it is eventually published online. In these cases, a new revised version of the manuscript will be added online.



Supplements

Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal will consider supplements based on proceedings (full articles or meeting abstracts), reviews or research. All articles submitted for publication in supplements are subject to peer review. Published supplements are fully searchable and freely accessible online.



Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal should adhere to editorial rules.



Appeals and complaints

Authors who wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint should, in the first instance, contact the Editor-in-chief who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure.



Citing articles in Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal

Articles published in Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal should be cited according to the system ahead of print. After the final approval process of the submitted article, initially it will be published online (ahead of print) with the number of DOI (http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-11111111111111). Then the article will be published with the final numbers that will make up the volume of the respective year (MTP&RehabJournal, vol.12, p.1-5, 2014)

Article citations follow this format: Authors. Title. M TP& RehabJournal [year], [vol. number]:[pages number].



Why publish your article in Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal?

The journal offers rapid publication while maintaining rigorous peer review fully electronically, and all items must be submitted online. The open access policy of the journal allows high visibility of published articles available a broad public.

Articles are published immediately upon acceptance in a provisional PDF (Ahead of Print). The article will subsequently be published in online journal format. The online publishing gives authors the opportunity to publish datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures. The author keeps the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work.