Who can contribute to The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation?

While we are an academic, peer-reviewed journal, we publish works from all persons who play a role in rehabilitation, including patients, family members, caregivers, students, faculty, researchers, and clinicians. In an effort to facilitate open communication amongst all parties involved in rehabilitation, we are committed to working with contributors with various levels of technological proficiency, health care training, and writing experience. Where necessary, we will work with authors of submissions that are selected for publication to produce image, sound, and video files for use in the journal.

What kinds of pieces are appropriate to submit to The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation?

We welcome all forms of electronic media, including text, image, sound, and video. Examples include but are not limited to the following:

Text

  • Patient/ Family / Caregiver Reflections
  • Student/ Clinician Narratives
  • Perspectives
  • Literature/ Media Reviews
  • Poetry
  • Case Studies
  • Research

Image

  • Photo Essays
  • Artwork Reflections

Sound/Video

  • Musical Reflection
  • Interview/ Dialogue
  • Presentations
  • Essays

Please browse our website for examples of the content pieces listed above.

What is an “Open Access” publication?

The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation is an open access publication, meaning the Journal is freely available on the Internet with no charges to readers or authors. Materials are posted in perpetuity and are stored in an online repository at Emory University. Authors retain copyright of their submissions.  Please refer to the Submissions Guidelines page for more details on the Creative Commons license options for authors.

Does the journal have article-processing charges?

No, they are no article processing charges on behalf of authors for this journal.

How does the peer review process work?

All original submissions will be reviewed by two members of the editorial staff in order to determine if it is appropriate for journal publication. At this point, reviewers may recommend rejection, revision, or proceeding directly to a more thorough peer review before a final decision on publication is made. Once a piece has been accepted for publication, the senior or managing editors will collaborate with the author to produce a final lay-out for the work.

At all steps throughout the process, the managing editor of the journal will update authors.

For more details on the peer review process, please refer to the Submissions Guidelines page under the Peer Review Process.

What is your publication schedule/cycle?

The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation does not use an issue/number publication system. Submissions are published on a rolling basis and are identified by publication date.

How long will the electronic publications in The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation be accessible?

Journal publications are available on the site permanently and can be accessed via their urls at any time.

How do I reference a manuscript or piece of work in The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation?

A typical citation in AMA style would be:

Charon R.  Embodied narrative:  Living out our lives. J Hum Rehabil. 2015.  https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/journalofhumanitiesinrehabilitation/2015/01/04/embodied-narrative-living-out-our-lives/.  Accessed January 24, 2015.

Can someone publish images or other media published in The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation elsewhere?

Not without first seeking permission from the copyright holder. Copyright for contributions published in The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation is retained by the authors, with publication rights granted to the journal. Print publications and other websites that wish to display images or other content published originally on The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation must seek copyright from the author(s) and provide a link from each image back to the original The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation image page.

How do I submit a manuscript or piece of work?

All manuscripts or pieces of work should be submitted to the editorial staff at the following email address: jhrsubmissions [at] listserv [dot] cc [dot] emory [dot] edu.

Please refer to the Call for Papers and Instructions to Submit page for more details about how to submit individual pieces.

Can I submit a work for publication in The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation previously published in print or released on video elsewhere?

Generally, no. We do make occasional exceptions for image and video materials.

Can I include previously published (copyrighted) images or audio/video clips with my original submission?

Yes, as long as the proper permissions are obtained from copyright holders. It is the responsibility of authors to obtain this permission.

Does The Journal for Humanities in Rehabilitation handle permissions for media and excerpts from outside sources?

No. Generally speaking, the author of the piece handles permissions for his/her own project and signs an author agreement with the Journal in which he/she acknowledges responsibility for these permissions.

How do I become a reviewer for The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation?

Please contact the editorial staff at the following email address: jhrsubmissions [at] listserv [dot] cc [dot] emory [dot] edu.  Provide your name, contact information, CV and particular content area for which you would like to be a reviewer ( clinician and student narratives, patient narratives, research reports, perspectives articles, media review, performing art, visual art or poetry). Share your experience in this area and why you would like to be a reviewer.

How do I subscribe to the The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation?

The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation offers a mailing list with periodic updates about new articles. To subscribe, send an email to jhrsubscribe [at] emory [dot] edu with the subject line “Subscribe to mailing list.”

Who do I contact with questions?

Please contact Sarah Blanton, Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation, at the following email address: jhrsubmissions [at] listserv [dot] cc [dot] emory [dot] edu.  You may also click here to send an email to that address, or use the form on our Contact page.