Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development (JRRD)

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please note: JRRD, housed within the Rehabilitation Research and Development Service (RR&D), is being phased out. For more information please review the announcement on the JRRD homepage.

1. Is JRRD available online?
Yes. JRRD is available without subscription online at . Full-text articles are available in HTML and PDF format dating back to 1964. Articles can be easily searched by more than 30 different topics, by year or by issue.

2. In what formats is JRRD available?
JRRD content is available as a free Web download, via an e-magazine subscription through Zinio (, search "JRRD"), and in hardcopy available for purchase through the U.S. Government Book Store (

3. Is there an email alert to notify me when articles are uploaded to JRRD online?
Yes. The JRRD e-Alert is an email notification of issues newly released on the Web. Anyone can subscribe to the e-Alert by sending an email request to Type "Subscribe to JRRD e-Alert" in the subject line.

4. How frequently is JRRD published?
JRRD publishes 10 issues each year.

5. Do I need to be affiliated with the VA in order to publish with JRRD?
No. Contributions from VA and non-VA affiliated researchers are welcome. Contributions from the global rehabilitation research community and from all rehabilitation specialties are accepted.

6. Where can I find the author guidelines for submitting a manuscript to JRRD?
The full guidelines can be found by visiting the (JRRD Submissions page), and abbreviated instructions/forms can be found at by clicking on the Instructions and Forms tab.

7. How do I submit an article for publication?
JRRD accepts manuscripts only through Manuscript Central. Before initiating the submission process, be sure to fully peruse the Author Resources page. To sign up for an account with JRRD's Manuscript Central system, please go to and click on "Create Account" in the upper right-hand corner. Upon receiving your username and temporary password, log on to Manuscript Central, access the Author Center, and follow the instructions to submit your manuscript. If you have previously submitted or reviewed for JRRD, please use your existing account information to avoid duplicate accounts. Please be sure to enter your ORCID/ResearcherID during the submission.

8. Is there a charge to authors who publish in JRRD?
No submission or publication fees are associated with publishing in JRRD. JRRD is a gold open-access publication with all current and legacy content freely available.

9. How do I obtain permission to reprint material previously published in JRRD?
Unless otherwise specified, the contents of JRRD are in the public domain. Please appropriately cite any reprinted JRRD material.

10. Do authors need to sign a copyright transfer agreement or exclusive license to have their article published in JRRD?
JRRD does not require authors of original research papers to assign copyright of their published contributions. After publication online, authors are free to print out copies of their article to share with colleagues or post on the Web (institutional archiving is encouraged). Dissemination of an author's work for educational and scientific purposes is permitted without restriction.

11. How can I identify articles on a particular subject for my research project?
Users can easily identify articles on a particular subject by searching JRRD???s Browse by topic at To facilitate identification of similar articles, published research has been categorized into more than 30 different topic areas. Click on a topic name to view a complete list of articles on that subject. In addition, JRRD has published many single-topic issues and those can be accessed at Finally, all JRRD content can be found by searching through Google Scholar, CrossRef, or PubMed with keywords or by using "J Rehabil Res Dev."

12. Will JRRD share my subscription information with other companies?
No. The JRRD staff will not sell or share your information with anyone. The JRRD mailing list is maintained solely for the distribution of the journal and the associated JRRD e-Alert.

13. Additional Questions
For any other questions not addressed please email