Publishing Fees:

Pakistan Journal of Rehabilitation do not charge any fees for submission or publication of manuscript.

Revenue Sources:

Pakistan Journal of Rehabilitation (PJR) is owned by Ziauddin University. PJR runs under one of the dominant colleges of Ziauddin University named as Ziauddin College of Rehabilitation Sciences (ZCRS). The team of Pakistan Journal of Rehabilitation (PJR) is collaboratively runs by ORIC department of Ziauddin University and ZCRS team under the supervision of Dr. Zulfiqar Umrani, Director ORIC and Prof. Dr. Sumaira Imran Farooqui, Editor in Chief of PJR and Principal ZCRS. PJR welcomes article submissions from all over the world, authors are highly appreciated to submit their manuscripts in PJR as the journal currently charges no submission or publication fees. In order to run the journal in proficient manner, Ziauddin University makes sure all the expenses of Journal and PJR team solely transacted under their revenue. As the journal is self- financed open access journal and all the expenses are bared by Ziauddin University itself, there is no revenue earning practices of Pakistan Journal of Rehabilitation. All the expenses of PJR including the cost of printing, websites expenses, team member salaries etc… are supported by Ziauddin University.

Author(s) Key Points:

PJR provides pre revisions by Editorial Team and double blind peer review for each article which takes approximately 6 months to 1 year from article receiving till publication. Following key points are expected from each author throughout the tenure of article process:

Manuscript Categories:

Original Article: A research that is based on Experimental or Non Experimental outcomes will be considered an original article. For each experimental study, the Ethical Review Committee number (ERC no.) or Institutional Review Committee number (IRC no.) has to be submitted along with the manuscript.


PJR requires a completed PRISMA checklist and flow diagram as a condition of submission when reporting findings from a Systematic review or Meta-analysis. Templates for these can be found here or on the (PRISMA website) which also describes several (PRISMA checklist) extensions for different designs and types of data beyond conventional systematic reviews evaluating randomized trials. At a minimum, your article should report the content addressed by each item of the checklist. Meeting these basic reporting requirements will significantly improve the value of your review and may enhance its chances for eventual publication. Narrative Reviews are also appreciated to be submitted in PJR which include explored areas of a particular field and address the gaps for new studies.

Case Report / Case Study:

PJR accepts a detailed medical case report, also known as a case study reporting rare diseases, an unusual presentation of disease, unexpected events, an unusual combination of diseases or conditions, and others aspects that shed new light on a disease or condition.

Letter to the Editor:

Any form of short communication highlighting an innovative idea, concern, or a new area that is open for research can be submitted as LTE.