Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy- Authors Guideline

The manuscript should be in English and prepared on the following guidelines: –

Title: Title should be brief, specific, and informative.

Authors: Names of authors to be typed, unaccompanied by their degrees, titles etc. Superscripting must be done to number authors.

Address: Address of the institution where the work was carried out be given below the name(s) of author(s). Present address of correspondence should be given indicating by asterisk the author to whom the correspondence is to be addressed.

Abstract: Abstract need to be introduce in three parts (Background/Methods/Conclusion). The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. The Abstract should be in about 150 to 200 words. Standard nomenclature should be used, and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited.

Key words: Following the abstract, key words not more than 8 that will provide indexing references should be listed and in alphabetical order.

Introduction: This should be brief, and the review of the literature should be pertinent to the theme of the paper. Extensive review and unnecessary detail of earlier work should be avoided.

Materials and Methods: It should inform the reader about appropriate methodology etc. but if known methods have been adopted, only references be cited. It should comprise the experimental design and techniques with experimental area and institutional with year of experiment. Authors need to indicate when (year/period) and where (university/institute) the present experiment was conducted.

Results and Discussion: It should be combined to avoid repetition. The results should not be repeated in both tables and figures. The discussion should relate to the significance of the observations.

Conclusion and Acknowledgement: Table numbers should be followed by the title of the table, Line drawings/photographs should contain figure number and description thereof. The corresponding number(s) of Tables, Figures etc should be quoted in the text.

References: The author should use the author-date format for citations and references (e.g., Hebbar et al. 2006; Subba Rao, 2001). A List of all the references quoted should be provided at the end of the paper. It should be prepared alphabetically with surname of all the authors followed by these initials and year of publication in brackets. The titles of the articles should be mentioned. Full journal name should be used and be typed in italics. Volume numbers need to be in bold type and pagination in normal type.

Page/Line Number: Authors are requested to mention Page number and Line number to each line in the MS for easy and quick review. Text Alignment, line spacing, word count, figures, tables etc must be as per format. Kindly go trough below sample paper for the reference.

The journal invites the following kinds of submissions:

1.Full-length articles (not exceeding 3,000 words including references but excluding Tables and Figures).
2.Short theoretical articles (not exceeding 2,000 words including references).
3.Review Articles (not exceeding 6000 words).

Send one file only including Text, Tables and Figures.
All the papers are double blind peer reviewed. The responsibility for any statement in the article rests with the author(s).
E mail address for sending manuscript
Pl send all articles at Email: editor.ijpot@gmail.com