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  About the Journal

Physiotherapy - The Journal of Indian Association of Physiotherapists, a publication of Indian Association of Physiotherapists, is a peer-reviewed online journal with Semiannual  print on demand compilation of issues published. The journal’s full text is available online at http://www.pjiap.org. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

Aims of the Journal are to promote and disseminate physiotherapy research in India and sensitize the physiotherapy community on topics of national and international interest for academic , research and policy purposes.

Journal shall publish original research articles, Brief reports. Review articles , View points / Commentaries and Expert Commentaries , Continuing Professional Education, Student Corner , editorials and letters to the Editor. We consider articles on all aspects of physiotherapy practice, education and research.

Journal charges no article Submission fee. Article publication fee is NIL if the first author or corresponding author is an IAP member

FOR non members of IAP publication fee of Rs 1000/- shall be charged. Though publication fee shall not be the only criteria for publication. The editorial board reserves the right to fee waiver in deserving cases.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Exlibris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, ProQuest, TdNet

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.

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  • "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
  • The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
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  About the Association

Indian Association Physiotherapist is a registered body in India, with over 30,000 physiotherapist as member of this body. The body is controlled by the board of elected office bearers, which included President, Secretary, Treasurer and various convenors to monitor various activities of the IAP. One of the aims of IAP is to promote Scientific Research and technology in Physiotherapy and related areas to enhance the status of Physiotherapy profession.

  Scope of the journal
The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of Physiotherapy.

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