Coronavirus has led to untold changes to peoples lives, careers, livlihood and eduction has not been spared. Physiotherapy students have had their programmes cancelled and delayed and OpenPhysio is looking to lead the way in overcoming the new barriers we face and accelerate the long-term change and benefits.
The Open Physio Journal is calling for colleagues around the world to submit short reports on the changes which are being implemented in physiotherapy education programmes. Submissions should identify the problem the educstor or progrmme aimed to address and should include 3-5 citations that form the decision-making with respect to curriculum changes and recommendations. The closing date is the 31st of July.
Why Authors Should use The Open Physio Journal?
The OPJ has several advantages over other academic journals so if you’re thinking of sharing your work then take a look at why using OPJ is a win for you!
- Immediate publication: Your article is available to the public soon after submission.
- Open peer review: Authors and named peer reviewers work together to improve the article.
- Transparent peer review: Peer reviews and author responses are published alongside the final article, providing transparency to the review process.
- Authors retain their intellectual property: All articles published on OpenPhysio are licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0license.
- Open access: There are no access fees for readers and no page fees for authors.
- Articles are first class internet citizens: Your articles can be enhanced with images, audio, tagging, hyperlinks, and video.
Want to Get Involved?
If like me, you are excited about what The Open Physio Journal can offer then why don’t you get involved? There is plenty to do and get stuck in with so why don’t you start by taking a look at the open access and peer review policies? The journal is always interested in recruiting new reviewers and provides an open process for developing colleagues who may not have much experience reviewing for academic journals. If you’d like to be involved in a peer review process that acknowledges your intellectual contributions, you should consider registering with the journal.
Perhaps you’d like a go at writing an article, why not check out the author guidelines? Don’t worry if this seems daunting the OPJ accepts a variety of different types of writing including; research articles, research reports, literature reviews, opinion pieces, study protocols, book reviews, research notes and letters to the editor. Remember that for all submissions (except lit reviews) the OPJ requires ethics clearance or project registration numbers to be included. So don’t be afraid, get stuck in now!