Rehabilitation Practice and Science

About This Journal

The Rehabilitation Practice and Science (RPS), formerly entitled the Taiwan Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, is the official journal of the Taiwan Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation located at No.1, Chang-Te Street, Taipei 100, Taiwan. It has been published continuously since 1973.

Starting in 2023, the journal expanded its vision towards the international scientific community and began publishing all articles in English to reach and appeal to researchers around the world. This journal is periodically published every 6 months and provides open-access and peer-review articles. The RPS invites the articles in fields of physical medicine and rehabilitation from all over the world. The journal publishes original articles in experimental, academic, and clinical research in rehabilitation medicine and related disciplines. Article types considered include original study, review, case report, letter to the editor, and clinical multimedia. The journal’s target readers include academic medical researchers, physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, nurses, and healthcare providers/professionals who are interested or working in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Open Access Policy

Every peer-reviewed research article appearing in this journal will be published open access. This means that the article is universally and freely accessible via the internet in perpetuity, in an easily readable format immediately after publication. A CC user license manages the reuse of the article. All articles will be published under the following license:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY NC ND)

For non-commercial purposes, it is possible for others to distribute and copy the article, and to include it in a collective work (such as an anthology), as long as they credit the author(s) and provided they do not alter or modify the article.

Digital Archiving

The journal is preserved in CLOCKSS and Portico, the two leading preservation archives that guarantee persistent access for the very long term. Articles also receive Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) from the CrossRef organization to ensure they can always be found.


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