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Scope and Policy
Submissions that meet the standards established and presented in the Editorial Policy PHYSICAL THERAPY & RESEARCH (F&P) will be forwarded to the Associate Editors, who will perform an initial evaluation to determine if the manuscripts should be reviewed. The criteria used for the initial analysis of the Associate Editor include: originality, relevance, methodology and clinical relevance. The manuscript that has no merit or not in accordance with editorial apolitical will be rejected at the pre-analysis phase, regardless of the adequacy of text and methodological quality. Therefore, the manuscript may be rejected based solely on the recommendation of the editor area without the need for further review. In this case, the decision is not subject to appeal. Manuscripts approved in pre-evaluation will be submitted to peer review, which will work independently. The reviewers remain anonymous to the authors, as well as authors to reviewers. The Associate Editors will coordinate the exchange between authors and reviewers and forwarded the pre opinion to the Chief Editor who will make the final decision on the publication of manuscripts, based on the recommendations of the reviewers and Associate Editors. If accepted for publication, the articles may be subject to minor changes that will not affect the author's style, not the scientific content. If an item is rejected, the authors will receive a letter from the editor with the justifications. In the end, all documentation related to the review process will be archived for possible queries that are necessary in the event of ethical procedures.
Every manuscript sent to PHYSICAL THERAPY & RESEARCH will be examined by the secretariat and the Associate Editors for consideration of its conformity to standards and the journal's editorial policy. The manuscript does not comply with the rules will be returned to authors for suitability before being submitted to the peers. Fit to Editors Heads, on the advice of the Associate Editors, the responsibility and authority to submit the manuscript for the analysis of experts based on their quality and originality, valuing the anonymity of authors and the exemption of the conflict of interest with the accepted papers or rejected.
Then the manuscript is evaluated by two reviewers, experts in the subject of the manuscript, which do not conflict of interest to the research, authors or funders of the study, with recognized academic competence in the selected theme, by ensuring the anonymity and confidentiality of evaluation. Decisions issued by the referees are based on clear and objective reviews. Depending on the advice received, the authors may be asked to make adjustments that will be reviewed. In the event of a referee and deny the other accept the publication of the manuscript, it will be sent to a third reviewer. Once accepted by the Editor, the manuscript is submitted for text editing, occurring reorder formal settings, without interfering in their scientific content. Failure to set deadlines will be considered withdrawn, and the item shall Physical Therapy &Research magazine's staff. The approved manuscripts are published according to the chronological order of acceptance.
Responsibility and ethical
The content and opinions expressed in the manuscript are the sole responsibility of the authors and may not occur plagiarism, self-plagiarism, verbatim or fraudulent data, and use the complete list of references and finance and received collaborations. It is worth noting that the submission of the manuscript to the journal PHYSICAL THERAPY & RESEARCH implies that the work in full or part (s) it has not been published in another source or means of communication and not under review in another journal for publication.
Authors should be able to undergo the peer review process and, where necessary, make corrections and or justifications based on opinion within the time set by the Editor. Moreover, it is the responsibility of the authors the veracity and authenticity of the data presented in the articles. Regarding the authorship criteria, shall be considered as author of the manuscript that researcher to present significant contribution to research. In case of acceptance of the manuscript and subsequent publication, it is the obligation of the authors upon request Editor, present possible retractions or corrections if errors are found in the articles after publication. Ethical conflicts will be addressed following the guidelines of the Comittee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Authors should consult the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ( www.icmje.org ) and the Integrity Commission in the Scientific Activities of the National Scientific and Technological Development Council - CNPq ( www.cnpq.br/web/guest/diretrizes ) or the Committee on Publication Ethics - COPE ( www.publicationethics.org ).
Articles of research involving human subjects must be marked in Methodology section, expressly agreed with the ethical standards and with due informed consent of the participants. Research with human must bring the title page the number of the opinion of the Committee's approval of Research Ethics. Brazilian studies should be in accordance with Resolution 466/2012 of the National Health Council of the Ministry of Health (Brazil), which deals with the Code of Ethics for Human Research, and for studies outside Brazil, shall be in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki.
Studies involving animals should state the agreement with international ethical principles (eg, Committee for Research and Ethical Issues of the International Association for the Study of Pain, published in PAIN, 16: 109-110, 1983) and national instructions (Laws 6638 / 79, 9605/98, 24665/34 Decree) governing animal research and bring on the cover sheet the number of the opinion approved by the Ethics Committee on Animal Research.
Reserves the PHYSICAL THERAPY & RESEARCH magazine the right not to publish works that do not comply with legal and ethical standards for research on human beings and experiments on animals.
For clinical trials, the presentation of the clinical trial registration number on the cover sheet at the time of submission is mandatory. PHYSICAL THERAPY & RESEARCH journal accepts any record that satisfies the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (eg. http://clinicaltrials.gov). The complete list of all clinical trials registries can be found at: http://www.who.int/ictrp/network/primary/en/index.html .
The mention of tools, materials or substances private property must be accompanied by a statement of their manufacturers. The reproduction of images or other third-party authoring elements, which have already been published, must be accompanied reproduction authorization by the copyright holders; if this is not indicated, such elements will be considered original author of the manuscript.
PHYSICAL THERAPY & RESEARCH journal publishes preferably original articles, Systematic Review and Meta-analysis articles and articles Methodological, and the reviews Narratives will only be received when the authors are invited by the Editors. It also publishes Editorials, Letter to the Editor and Event Summaries as Supplement.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
1 - Presentation:
2 - The title page should contain:
NOTE: From 01/01/2014 to PHYSICAL THERAPY & RESEARCH adopt the policy suggested by the International Society of Editors in Physical Therapy and require the manuscript submission retrospective record, ie clinical trials that started recruiting from that date should registering the study BEFORE the recruitment of the first patient. For studies that initiated recruitment to 31/12/2013, the journal will accept your registration even prospectively.
3 - Abstract and keywords:
4 - Structure of the text:
5 - Tables, graphs, tables, figures and diagrams:
Pictures, graphics, photographs and diagrams bring the titles on the bottom, and should also be numbered (in Arabic) in the insertion order. Abbreviations and other information must be entered in the legend, following the title.
6 - References:
7 - Thanks:
Send of the manuscripts
Submission of papers
For the submission of the manuscript, the author must access the homepage of SciELO (http://submission.scielo.br/index.php/fp/login ), or link provided below with your username and password. On first access, the author must make the register of your data. Along with the manuscript should be sent in item 4 of the submission process - ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS TRANSFER, the three files listed below ( Download ), duly completed and signed, as well as the approval of proof of the Research Ethics Committee.
a) Letter Forwarding ( Download ) - basic information on the manuscript.
b) Declaration of Responsibility and Conflict of Interest ( Download ) - is declared the responsibility of the authors in the preparation of the manuscript, and whether there are any conflicts of professional interest, financial or direct or indirect benefits that may influence the search results.
c) Copyright Statement Transfer ( Download ) - is transferred the copyright of the manuscript to the journal FISIOTERAPIA & PESQUISA / Physical Therapy & Research, and must contain the signature of all authors.
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