1. Publication Frequency
  2. Open Access Policy
  3. Archiving Strategy
  4. CrossMark Policy Statement
  5. Publication Ethics and Policy Guidelines
  6. Informed Consent Policy
  7. Plagiarism Policy
  8. Repository Policy
  9. Advertisement Policy
  10. Appeals and Complaints Processes
  11. Authorship Criteria and Ethical Policies
  12. Double Blind Peer Review & Editorial Process
  13. Withdrawal Policy
  14. Privacy Statement
  15. Author Fees and Waivers
  16. Diversity and Inclusion Statement
  17. Data Sharing Policy
  18. Accessibility Statement
  19. Environmental Policy


Starting January 2023, Insights-Journal of Health and Rehabilitation (IJHR) is having publication frequency to biannual, providing opportunities for disseminating pioneering research within the fields of health and rehabilitation.


IJHR is dedicated to ensuring the broad dissemination and accessibility of research. As an open-access journal, all articles are freely available online under the Creative Commons Attribution License. This license allows for unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, facilitating a widespread dialogue on health and rehabilitation topics.


IJHR is committed to the long-term preservation and accessibility of its publications. Utilizing the PKP Private’s LOCKSS network, IJHR’s content is protected within a distributed archive across participating libraries, ensuring its preservation and accessibility for future researchers. Additionally, each article is assigned a unique DOI to enhance traceability and ease of citation.


To maintain the integrity and permanence of scholarly work, IJHR assigns a DOI to every published article, ensuring permanent access. The journal supports scholarly updates through new versions of research, with each revision documented and linked to the original article, providing a clear revision history. As part of the CrossMark initiative, IJHR commits to notifying readers of any changes or corrections post-publication, ensuring the availability of the most accurate and updated information.


IJHR adheres to stringent ethical standards in publishing, demanding full transparency and integrity from all participants—authors, reviewers, and editors:

  • Authorship and Contributions: In accordance with ICMJE guidelines, IJHR recognizes individuals who have significantly contributed to the conceptualization, design, execution, or interpretation of the research reported.
  • Conflict of Interest: All authors, reviewers, and editors are required to disclose any relationships that might be perceived as potential conflicts of interest. The journal publishes these disclosures to maintain transparency.
  • Human and Animal Research Ethics: IJHR requires ethical approval and informed consent for studies involving human participants or animals, aligning with the Declaration of Helsinki and relevant animal welfare standards.


Requirement Authors must obtain informed consent from participants or their legal guardians for studies involving human subjects. This includes permission for participation in the research and for publishing identifiable data or images in a freely accessible format. Documentation

  • Authors must confirm during submission that informed consent for publishing identifiable details has been obtained. Privacy and Confidentiality Researchers must protect participants' privacy and confidentiality in accordance with data protection laws. Implementation
  • Submission Process: Submissions should include disclosures, ethical approvals, and informed consent documents.
  • Verification: The IJHR editorial team verifies compliance during the peer review process. • Publication: Published articles will indicate compliance with these ethical standards.


Plagiarism, including self-plagiarism and the misappropriation of others' work, is strictly prohibited. IJHR uses TURNITIN to check for content originality, with a similarity index threshold of less than 20% required for acceptance. Detected plagiarism will lead to severe actions, including retraction and possible bans on future submissions.


IJHR allows authors to deposit various versions of their articles in institutional or subject repositories immediately upon acceptance, without any embargo. This includes:

  • Preprint
  • Author’s Accepted Manuscript
  • Version of Record


Overview Insights-Journal of Health and Rehabilitation (IJHR) accepts advertisements pertinent to its readership, but all advertisements require approval from IJHR Management, which reserves the right to refuse or cancel advertisements at any time. Guidelines

  • Submission and Approval: Advertisements undergo IJHR’s review for relevance and appropriateness. Acceptance does not imply endorsement by IJHR.
  • Liability and Indemnification: Advertisers are required to indemnify IJHR against any legal claims resulting from their advertisements.
  • Content Identification: Advertisements must clearly identify the advertiser and distinguish themselves from editorial content.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Advertisements, especially those related to pharmaceutical products, must comply with all relevant laws and regulations.
  • Digital Advertising: Prior approval is required for using IJHR’s trademarks or copyrighted materials in digital advertisements.
  • Cancellation Policy: Advertisements can be cancelled without penalty if sufficient notice is provided. Penalties for late cancellations are outlined in the policy.


  • Appeals: Should there be concerns regarding review delays, publication decisions, or processing charges, these can be directed to the Chief Editor via the journal’s official email. An Appeals Committee will then review the matter and recommend appropriate actions.
  • Complaints: Allegations of misconduct by authors, reviewers, or editorial staff should be reported directly to the Chief Editor. A dedicated Complaints Process Committee will investigate and recommend resolutions based on their findings.


Authorship Criteria

Insights-Journal of Health and Rehabilitation (IJHR) follows the ICMJE guidelines for authorship, which require significant contributions in these key areas:

  1. Conceptualization or design of the work.
  2. Data collection, analysis, or interpretation.
  3. Drafting the manuscript or revising it critically.
  4. Approving the final version and agreeing to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

Contributions that do not meet these criteria should be recognized in the acknowledgments section. The order of authors should reflect their contribution level and be agreed upon by all contributors. The corresponding author is tasked with ensuring that all listed authors meet these criteria and managing communications between the journal and all co-authors.

Ethics and Malpractice Policy

IJHR is committed to maintaining the highest standards of publication ethics and academic integrity, involving all parties in the publication process:

Authors must:

  • Ensure their work is wholly original, appropriately cites sources, and acknowledges others' contributions. Any instances of plagiarism or data falsification will lead to rejection or retraction of the manuscript.
  • Avoid submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time.
  • Disclose any potential conflicts of interest.

Editors will:

  • Make impartial publication decisions based purely on the manuscript's academic merit.
  • Maintain confidentiality and refrain from using unpublished information for personal benefit.
  • Respond to ethical complaints regarding submitted or published manuscripts.

Reviewers are expected to:

  • Provide objective, constructive feedback.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of the review process.
  • Alert the editor to any potential conflict of interest, plagiarism, or data inconsistencies.

Addressing Misconduct: IJHR takes all allegations of misconduct seriously and will investigate thoroughly while maintaining confidentiality for all parties involved. If misconduct is confirmed, appropriate measures, such as retraction, notification to relevant institutions, and barring from future submissions, will be taken.



IJHR employs a double-blind peer review process, ensuring anonymity for both reviewers and authors. This process includes an initial manuscript evaluation, peer review, potential revision, and final decision, typically reaching a conclusion within 15-20 days of submission.


Authors may withdraw their manuscripts at any stage before publication; however, they must provide reasons for withdrawal during or after peer review. Withdrawals post-acceptance are considered only under extraordinary circumstances.


Personal information provided to IJHR will be exclusively used for the purposes of the journal and will not be shared with any third parties.


IJHR may impose publication fees, but waivers or discounts are available upon request for authors who are unable to pay. These decisions are based on the merits of the work and the financial situation of the authors.


Insights-Journal of Health and Rehabilitation (IJHR) is deeply committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) throughout our editorial processes, peer review, and the dissemination of research. We recognize the significant value of diverse perspectives in enhancing scientific discourse and strive to ensure equal opportunities for all individuals, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, geographic location, or socioeconomic background. IJHR actively seeks to include diverse voices in our articles and on our editorial boards and encourages submissions that address DEI issues within the fields of health and rehabilitation.


IJHR encourages transparency and reproducibility in research through our data sharing policy. Authors are expected to deposit the data and materials that support their research findings in a suitable public repository, when possible, at the time of publication. Data should include adequate metadata, clear access conditions, and be in formats that ensure interoperability. Where privacy, legal, or ethical concerns preclude public sharing, authors should explicitly state these restrictions in their manuscript. Preferred repositories are those providing stable, long-term storage and assigning persistent identifiers (e.g., DOIs) to datasets.


IJHR is committed to making our content accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. We strive to adhere to web accessibility standards, ensuring our website and digital content are navigable via screen readers and other assistive technologies. Efforts include structuring content for logical navigation, employing alt text for images, and providing captions or transcripts for multimedia content. We continually seek to improve accessibility and welcome feedback from users on how to enhance their experience.


In alignment with our commitment to environmental sciences, IJHR endeavors to minimize our environmental impact. We primarily operate in digital formats to reduce paper use, encourage remote collaboration to decrease travel-related carbon emissions, and choose vendors based on their environmental policies. Moreover, we promote research and discussions on sustainable practices within health and rehabilitation, aiming to positively contribute to environmental stewardship and awareness in the scientific community.