Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Surabaya Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Journal focused on both basic science and clinical study, with following issues physical medicine rehabilitation, pain, musculoskeletal disorders, neuroscience, pediatric, geriatric, cardiac and respiratory rehabilitation, occupational therapy, speech therapy, cognitive and mental health rehabilitation, nursing, return to work, special education, social work and social welfare, psychology, psychiatry assistive technology, environmental factors/disability, the development of new rehabilitative technologies, clinical studies, epidemiological studies, and the use of electrodiagnostic studies.

This Journal also invites contributors from all associated disciplines.

Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Report

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Literature Review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Submitted manuscript will be peer reviewed by at least two reviewers within the framework of a double blind policy evaluation to assess the originality of the topic and its contribution, the soundness of theory and methodology it uses, analysis coherences, and communicability to the readers. The time of evaluation of the submitted manuscript will be about eight until twelve weeks from the date of submission.


Publication Frequency

SPMRJ is published two times in a year (February and August).


Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal that all content is available for other users. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, search, print, or link to the full texts of the articles, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that makes researches available freely to the public and supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the CLOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.



Plagiarism Statement

This journal can not accept any plagiarism in any manuscripts or it will be rejected immediately. This journal uses Turnitin to detect plagiarism. The manuscript is passed if the similarity is less than 20%.