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Author Guidelines

Manuscript Checklist

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • MeSH Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion
  • Discussion
  • Disclaimer
  • Conflict of Interest
  • References
  • Figures and Tables (should be appeared in between the article sessions).

How to Prepare Manuscript for Submission?

Following important formatting guidelines for each manuscript that have to be followed before submission:


The manuscript is only acceptable in MS Word Format (2010 and above version). The manuscript should not contain any author (s) information.

  • Font Style: Times New Roman
  • Font Size: 12 (for text), 14 (for headings), and 16 (for the title).
  • Line and Paragraph Spacing:15
  • Figures and Tables: Plain Table 2 (MS Word) Maximum of 6 tables and figures are acceptable.
  • Referencing Style: Vancouver
  • In Text Citation: Vancouver

A separate Excel file is required for each table.

Article Length / Word Count:

  • Letter to the Editor: 600 – 900 words (8-10 references excluding total word count).
  • Original Article: 2500 – 4000 words (25 – 40 references excluding total word count).
  • Systematic Review / Meta Data: 2000 – 3000 words (15 – 25 references excluding total word count).
  • Case Study: 2000 – 3000 words (15 – 25 references excluding total word count).

Maximum No. of Authors:

  • Original Article: 6
  • Reviews: 6
  • Case Report/ Case Study: 6
  • Letter to the Editor: 3

Manuscript Title:

A unique and concise title is required.


6 to 8 MeSH keywords are required. Check keywords through (

Author(s) details:

The author (s) details must have to be added to OJS Metadata accordingly to their contribution. The following details must be submitted through Authors Details.

The form contains the following details for each author:

  • Author Email Address (institutional preferred).
  • Complete the Author Name (along with the designation title).
  • Author Affiliation (current job designation, organization name, organization address, city, and country).
  • Author ORCID number.
  • Corresponding Author’s contact details.

Research Funding:

If any funding is received by the authors, it must be mentioned in the manuscript along with the proper reference.

Ethical Review Committee / Institution Review Board Number:

ERC /IRB number and letter have to attach to OJS Metadata.

Abstract (Structured):

The abstract should contain 200 – 250 words. All the manuscripts must contain the following information:

  • Purpose/ Background / Aims of Study
  • Design / Methodology
  • Results
  • Limitations and Future Implications
  • Originality

No abstract for Letter to the Editor is required.

Article Type:

While submitting an article on (Open Journal System), authors are required to select one option related to the Article Type. Select an appropriate article type before submitting your manuscript.


Vancouver Referencing Style. For Example:

Javed S, Sultan AJ, Khan MU, Rahim M. Frequency of work-related low back pain among physical therapists. Pakistan Journal of Rehabilitation. 2013;2(2): pp 38-44.




Should not exceed 12% and one source must be less than 5%.

Cross Check your Manuscript before submission:

  • Authors are advised to check their manuscript is appropriate, complete, and grammatically/ typographically correct.
  • Authors are advised to check (Aims and Scope) of the journal and check whether it falls under PJR Aims and Scope or not. PJR will decline the manuscript without peer review if the manuscript does not fall under the scope of the journal.
  • Authors are advised to check whether the manuscript contains any information which discloses their identity. This could breach the blind review process.

Submission Process:

  • The corresponding author is required to create an account on (Open Journal System).
  • ORCID number is necessary to add while submitting the manuscript.
  • If you do not have an ORCID account, spare a few moments and get register at the (ORCID) identifier.

Following are the documents that are necessary to upload while submitting the manuscript on OJS:

  • Title page (Author(s) information)
  • Blind Manuscript MS Word File
  • Tables and Figures Excel File
  • Author Details Form
  • ERC letter copy (if applicable)
  • Third-party data/ questionnaire letter (if applicable)
  • Author(s) Decleration Form
  • Author(s) Contribution Form

Review and Decision Process:

  • Pre-review process is done by Editorial Team. At this stage, they checked whether the article falls under PJR Aims and Scope or not. Moreover, they check the originality of the article and if it is properly formatted or not.
  • The editorial team has complete rights to decline the manuscript at any stage if they feel it any lacking in the manuscript.
  • Each response time will take 60 to 90 days. Authors are advised to check their current status and updates on OJS.
  • Authors are appreciated to suggest reviewers for PJR under its scope.
  • For any queries, authors can contact us at ([email protected]).
  • Submission and publication time will take 50 weeks.

Submission Acceptance:

  • Cover letter, author(s) declaration and contribution form is a prerequisite for manuscript submission. Author(s) must submit the completed forms along with the blind manuscript.
  • The author is required to get signed by each author and submit a scanned copy on OJS.
  • Upon receipt of the cover letter, blind manuscript, author(s) declaration form and contribution form PJR will promptly initiate the editorial review (pre-review) process for the manuscript.

Other Information:

  • Each author must have their ORCID number for publication. Moreover, the ORCID account must contain complete, updated, and appropriate information.
  • Each author is accountable for his/ her work that they have submitted through OJS.
  • The manuscript must contain genuine work according to the guidelines of research ethics Ethical Guidelines.
  • The conversation between the journal’s editorial team and the author (s) must be kept confidential.
  • The author (s) contribution have be submitted along with the manuscript. It must be separated from the original manuscript and have to be filled through (Author (s) contribution form).
  • Before submitting the manuscript author (s) are advised to review (Ethical Guidelines).
  • In case of using any secondary data/ adopted questionnaires, the author (s) are advised to submit a permission letter from the owner.
  • Before submitting the article to PJR, the author (s) are advised to receive permission from a third party if they are using and reproducing any material in their manuscript.
  • PJR follows gold open-access publishing paths. Moreover, the articles will be published with (Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 user License).
  • PJR endorses Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines for better and transparent research practices.
  • If you face any queries, contact us at ([email protected]).

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • Cover Letter
  • Authors’ Name
  • Authors’ Designation
  • Email Address (official email is appreciated)
  • Authors’ ORCID number
  • ERC / IRC number
  • Title Page (word file)
  • Blind Manuscript (word file)
  • Declaration Form (signed by each author)
  • Authors’ Contribution

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