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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

The Journal of Disability Management and Rehabilitation is a refereed Journal and all articles are sent to the expert assessors who evaluate each paper on several dimensions such as originality of the work, scientific argument, and English style, format of the paper, references, citations and finally they comment on suitability of the article for the particular Journal. In case of review articles the importance of the subject and the extent the review is comprehensive are assessed. Prospective authors are expected that before submitting any article for publication they should see that it fulfills these criteria. The improvement of the article may be achieved in two ways (i) more attention to language (ii) more attention to the sections of the articles.

Language : Restricted to only English

Major Components of an Article Title: It should be short and accurate, no need to prefix “A study of” avoid abbreviations in the title. Also provide short title 2/3 words for use as running head of paper. Author/s: Name and institutional affiliations only should be given with the title. Address, qualification, etc. may be provided at the end of the paper. Acknowledgement: May also be given at the end of the paper. Abstract/Summary: It should be short not more than 200 words, mention essential facts only. The Abstract

Abstract/Summary: It should be short not more than 200 words, mention essential facts only. The Abstract includes: Background of the study, Methods (Sample, Design and Tool), Results and Conclusion (Give on a separate page). Introduction: Not a long review of the subject area and details of history, it should

Introduction: Not a long review of the subject area and details of history, it should be pertain to specific area of study and should cover only relevant researches. Method: (not methodology) this should cover Techniques, Sample, Tools/Measures. Results: It should provide relevant facts only, data may be given preferably in the form of tables or occasionally in figures/text but do not repeat same data in more than one form. Do not include too many tables, try to combine these wherever possible, and indicate in the paper where tables/figures should appear. Use Arabic numerals for tables and figure numbers, these should be carefully planned to fit the production size of printed page. The Journal of Disability Management and Rehabilitation does not publish detailed ANOVA tables, give only significant F-values at suitable places in the text: F (df) =; p<.05/.01. Discussion: This is

Method: (not methodology) this should cover Techniques, Sample, Tools/Measures. Results: It should provide relevant facts only, data may be given preferably in the form of tables or occasionally in figures/text but do not repeat same data in more than one form. Do not include too many tables, try to combine these wherever possible, and indicate in the paper where tables/figures should appear. Use Arabic numerals for tables and figure numbers, these should be carefully planned to fit the production size of printed page. The Journal of Disability Management and Rehabilitation does not publish detailed ANOVA tables, give only significant F-values at suitable places in the text: F (df) =; p<.05/.01. Discussion: This is

Results: It should provide relevant facts only, data may be given preferably in the form of tables or occasionally in figures/text but do not repeat same data in more than one form. Do not include too many tables, try to combine these wherever possible, and indicate in the paper where tables/figures should appear. Use Arabic numerals for tables and figure numbers, these should be carefully planned to fit the production size of printed page. The Journal of Disability Management and Rehabilitation does not publish detailed ANOVA tables, give only significant F-values at suitable places in the text: F (df) =; p<.05/.01. Discussion: This is

Discussion: This is very important aspect of the paper, should be drafted carefully, stating what answer we got, then in individual paragraphs discussing these in the light of relevant past work and finally, try to answer: what does it mean in the concluding part. In some situations section of result may be combined with Discussions so as to avoid repetition.

References: The citation in the text and references must correspond to each other, do not over reference by giving obvious/old classic studies or the relevant. Avoid references to abstract and unpublished papers. Give all journal titles in full and not abbreviated form; the Journal of Disability Management and Rehabilitation follows the APA Format for references.

Reference Example:

Journal Article:
Gulati, P., Das, S., & Chavan, B. S. (2014). Impact of psychiatry training on attitude of medical students towards mental illness and psychiatry. Indian Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 56, No. 3, pp. 271-277.

Book Article:
Pestonjee, D.M. (1999). Stress and coping: The Indian experience. New Delhi: Sage Publications.

Article from the Edited Book:
Zubin, J. (1975). Problem of Attention in schizophrenia. In M.I. Kietzman, S. Sutton and J. Zubin (Eds.) Experimental approaches to psychopathology. New York: Academic Press.