The International Journal of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation (IJPTR) is an open access journal dedicated to the development of research and education in the field of therapeutic rehabilitation. It is aimed at all health professionals with an allied health background including nursing. It is important that healthcare is based on sound evidence from well conducted [...]
This editorial gives the introduction to International Journal of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation. It begins with history and definition of fields like rehabilitation, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. The later part also describes the journal’s objectives and review policy towards open-access publishing.
Rehabilitation professions have evolved over the past century from being an adjunct to the medical services to an essential part of the multi disciplinary team. In the recent years, the Open Access movement has gained momentum through various publishers like Pubmed Central and Biomed Central, who provide immediate free open access to the users. This article looks into the Open Access Publication in Physiotherapy, the benefits and challenges it faces for its growth into the preferential publishing model.