Artificial Intelligence

Policy on the Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Academic Publishing for the Insights-Journal of Health and Rehabilitation (IJHR)

Purpose: The Insights-Journal of Health and Rehabilitation (IJHR) recognizes the crucial role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in advancing academic publishing. This policy establishes ethical guidelines and responsible usage of AI tools in the manuscript submission, review, editing, and publication phases.

Scope: Applicable AI technologies include, but are not limited to, machine learning models, natural language processing, automated data analysis, and AI-assisted peer review systems, particularly those relevant to the health and rehabilitation fields.


  • AI: Technologies that simulate human intelligence processes.
  • AI Content: Contributions generated or refined by AI tools.
  • AI-Assisted Decision-Making: Use of AI in editorial decisions.

Policy Details:


  • AI Usage Disclosure: Authors, reviewers, and editors are required to declare AI usage upon manuscript submission or during the review process.
  • AI Contributions: Clearly distinguish AI's role separately from human inputs.

Ethics and Integrity:

  • AI Ethics Compliance: Ensure AI applications uphold fairness and are free from bias, promoting ethical usage.
  • Data Privacy Adherence: AI tools must comply with stringent data protection laws, safeguarding personal and sensitive information.

Authorship and Acknowledgement:

  • AI in Authorship: AI cannot be listed as an author but should be acknowledged for significant contributions.
  • Human Responsibility: Authors are ultimately responsible for AI-assisted components in their work.

Quality and Originality:

  • Standards for AI Content: Content influenced by AI must meet the journal's quality standards.
  • Plagiarism Check: AI-generated content is subject to stringent originality checks.

Review and Decision-Making:

  • AI in Peer Review: Utilize AI as a supportive tool for peer review, not as a substitute for human evaluation.
  • Transparency in AI Decisions: Ensure that editorial decisions influenced by AI tools are clear and justifiable.

Research Involving AI:

  • Methodology of AI Research: Manuscripts must include a comprehensive methodological description of AI usage.
  • AI Study Documentation: Provide full transparency in AI algorithms, data sets, and processes utilized.

Changes and Version Control:

  • Documenting AI Modifications: Maintain a detailed revision history for AI-involved changes to manuscripts.
  • Auditability: Ensure traceability and accountability for versions of AI-modified content.

AI Bias and Error:

  • Bias Detection and Correction: Proactively identify and amend biases in AI algorithms and data sets.
  • Error Management: Transparently disclose and address errors stemming from AI use.

Implementation and Oversight:

  • Staff Training: Conduct extensive training on AI's role in publishing.
  • Policy Monitoring and Review: Regularly evaluate and update the policy in response to advancements in AI technology.


Compliance Requirement: Non-compliance with this policy may result in manuscript rejection, retraction, or other disciplinary measures, as deemed appropriate.

Review Process:

  • Annual Review: This policy is to be reviewed and updated annually or as necessitated by the evolution of AI technology.


By implementing this policy, IJHR ensures the ethical application of AI in publishing while fostering integrity, innovation, and the advancement of research in health and rehabilitation.