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  About the Journal

Physiotherapy - The Journal of Indian Association of Physiotherapists, a publication of Indian Association of Physiotherapists, is a peer-reviewed online journal with Semiannual  print on demand compilation of issues published. The journal’s full text is available online at http://www.pjiap.org. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

Aims of the Journal are to promote and disseminate physiotherapy research in India and sensitize the physiotherapy community on topics of national and international interest for academic , research and policy purposes.

Journal shall publish original research articles, Brief reports. Review articles , View points / Commentaries and Expert Commentaries , Continuing Professional Education, Student Corner , editorials and letters to the Editor. We consider articles on all aspects of physiotherapy practice, education and research.

Journal charges no article Submission fee. Article publication fee is NIL if the first author or corresponding author is an IAP member

FOR non members of IAP publication fee of Rs 1000/- shall be charged. Though publication fee shall not be the only criteria for publication. The editorial board reserves the right to fee waiver in deserving cases.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


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  • The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
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  About the Association

The Indian Association Of Physiotherapist (IAP) ,is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that represents the physiotherapy profession at National and international Level. The IAP is registered under Indian society act, in the year 1955 .The Indian Association of Physiotherapists was a member of WCPT from 1967, and we are proudly announcing that we are back in WORLD PHYSIOTHERAPY (WP) from August,2020. IAP is an apex body representing the interests of Indian physiotherapists and their patients. We are committed to professional excellence and career success for our members, which translate into better patient outcomes and improved health conditions for all patients in the society. Through our National Groups we offer advanced training and collegial support from physiotherapists working in similar areas.

The IAP is also a credential and assessment agency that provides evaluation services on behalf of our Members - the provincial and territorial physiotherapy regulators (called Colleges). On behalf of our Members, we review the education and qualifications of applicants who have graduated from reputed physiotherapy colleges to endorse them as Indian-educated physiotherapists.

Our Principle and aim.

  • To promote the development of reciprocity of physiotherapy qualifications and to improve the quality of physiotherapy education and practice in India.
  • To promote physiotherapy in India and to oversee all matters dealing with physiotherapy.
  • To facilitate migration and the right of establishment of physiotherapists in India, within the National and legislative framework.
  • To encourage closer co-operation among the national physiotherapy associations within the Region in all professional matters in the interest to improve general health of the population of the region.
  • To co-operate with international organisations in India to promote the aims and objectives of IAP.

  Scope of the journal

The focus of PJIAP is to promote creation of evidence based scientific literature on all aspects of physiotherapy practice, education and research with special reference to India.  The journal’s regular subscribers include physiotherapy practitioners, healthcare professionals, authors, other bio-medical researchers, physiotherapy students, policy makers and ultimately patients.

We invite scientific submissions in physiotherapy from the authors in the following categories: original, substantiated and unpublished research in all aspects of basic and applied research in physiotherapy [ clinical trials, case control , survey,  case report / case series, tools development etc. ] , systematic as well as narrative reviews,  book reviews,   View points / Commentaries on clinical , ethical ,social issues involving health and physiotherapy practice  , Continuing Professional Education, Student Corner , editorials and letters to the Editor   etc.. PJIAP aims to publish evidence-based articles on Physiotherapy research that have   positive national and global impact.  


·         On average four to five original articles per issue.

·         Regularly published issues with no delay or miss

·         no publication charges from authors

·         double blind peer review process

Articles in accordance with “uniform requirements for manuscript submitted to biomedical Journals” and ICMJE guidelines

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