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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 (www.icmje.org). 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 www.vard.org.
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: ww.vard.org/guid/guidelns.htm. 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: pubs@vard.org.