Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development
Vol. 39 No. 6, November/December 2002

Authors shall prepare manuscripts in accordance with the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals” developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ( Manuscripts shall—

1. Be original and in English.
2. Contain a title, abstract, alphabetized key words, abbreviations, introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgments, references, and tables and figures and their captions.
3. Include three complete hard copies submitted in 12-point font, double-spaced with liberal margins, and paginated on 8 1/2 in. 11 in. white paper.
4. Include a nonreturnable 3 1/2 in. disk, CD, or 100 MB Zip disk containing a copy of the original text of the manuscript in a PC Windows-based software program. Macintosh-formatted disks are unacceptable.
5. Include figures (photos, illustrations, graphs) on a separate CD or 100 MB Zip disk in a Windows PC format (.tif, .eps, or .jpg) for all figures. Use 8- to 12-point Arial bold font for charts and graphics. For full details, see Technical Specifications in the Guidelines for Contributors at
6. Include a cover letter stating the name, credentials, affiliation, address, telephone number, fax number, and email address of the corresponding author.
7. Include a signed statement of originality (with all authors’ full names and academic degrees) confirming that the contribution has not been published by or submitted to another journal.
8. Include a paragraph describing the clinical relevance for the veteran. This plain-text, unformatted summary should be separate from the manuscript. The clinical relevance should include these four subject headers: Purpose of the work, subjects and/or procedures, results, and relevance to the veteran population.
9. List sources of funding on the title page, including grant number.

For full details, the complete Guidelines for Contributors is published on-line: Send all manuscripts, correspondence, and inquiries to the Editor, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 103 South Gay Street, 5th floor, Baltimore, MD 21202-4051; 410-962-1800, ext. 240; email: