Aim and Editorial Policy
Physical Therapy in Movement is a tri-monthly peer-reviewed journal that publishes scientific papers in the areas of physical therapy and human health. The editorial assistant coordinates the exchange of information between the authors and the reviewers, and it is up to the editor in chief which articles will be accepted for publication, based on the recommendations made by the reviewers. If an article is rejected authors will recieve a notification along with the editor in chief’s explanation. Papers are accepted for publication on the understanding that they have not been and will not be published elsewhere, nor have they been submitted for simultaneous evaluation to any other journal. The journal adopts the Blackboard system for identifying plagiarism.
Physical Therapy in Movement is aligned with the manuscript qualification norms and standards established by WHO and by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), available at http://www.who.int/ictrp/en/ and http://www.icmje.org/faq.pdf. Clinical trial articles will only be accepted when registered in a Clinical Trial Registry recommended by WHO and the ICMJE, and papers containing results from studies with humans and/or animals will only be accepted for publication if clear that all the ethical principles have been followed in the investigation. These papers must necessarily include a statement indicating that the research protocol has been approved by an institutional ethics committee (as established in the National Health Council Resolution 466/12 on the ethical guidelines for the development of research involving human subjects). For experiments involving animals, follow Pain international guidelines. (PAIN, 16: 109-110, 1983).
Human subjects are entitled to privacy, and this right cannot be broken without a written consent term granting the permission for using and publishing the images. The use of eyes masks is not considered appropriate means of protection for maintaining anonymity.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
Physical Therapy in Movement journal accepts original articles and systematic reviews resulting from studies developed in Lato Sensu and Stricto Sensu Post-Graduation programs in the areas related to physical therapy and human health.
Original article: resulting from empirical, experimental or conceptual research, it must contain: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, References. The text should have a maximum of 4,500 words and contain up to 5 illustrations.
Review: resulting from studies with defined planning and based on consistent bibliographic research, it must contain: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, References. The text must have a maximum of 6,000 words and contain up to 5 illustrations.
Note: Literature reviews will only be accepted in accordance with the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and case reports only if addressing rare cases.
• All submissions are handled via the ScholarOne Manuscripts platform (https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/fm-scielo). If you experience problems or require any further assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to submit the original text, the following structure should be observed:
• Conclusion should be limited to the purpose of the new findings, relating them to prior knowledge. Use quotes only when they are necessary to support the study.
2 - "According to Levy (3), there are myths about the elderly that need to be recovered."
All instructions are in accordance with the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, and it is up to the journal the selection of papers that will compose the issues, without any obligation to publish them except those selected by the editors and only by acceptance e-mail/letter.
Submission of manuscripts
Submissions to Fisioterapia em Movimento should be produced by accessing <www.pucpr.br/revfisio>, under the heading “submission of articles”.
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