Pain and Rehabilitation

The peer-reviewed, biannual journal of the Physiotherapy Pain Association.

Pain and Rehabilitation is open access and hosted by Ingenta Connect.


Co-editors     Dr Chris Seenan  Glasgow Caledonian University

                        Michael Mansfield University of Birmingham


Issue 53 supplementary material: Browne and Ryan 2023  and Skidmore et al 2023.



Aims and Scope:

Pain and Rehabilitation is a peer-reviewed, multimedia, open-access journal published in collaboration with the Physiotherapy Pain Association.  The purpose of this journal is to share original research, service evaluation, review and protocol articles that contribute to improving the understanding of people with pain and associated care and rehabilitation. Our mission is to encourage dialogue among rehabilitation professionals, patients, families, caregivers, and policymakers about our understanding of pain, how we design services and care for people with pain.  

In that spirit, Pain and Rehabilitation publishes work that reflects and analyses any topic associated with our purpose. We publish work in several genres, including perspectives pieces, personal narratives, reflections, poetry, video or photo essays, or original research articles.  We are also looking for reviews of films or books that may be relevant to this topic, or a personal blog/reflection that describes an interaction and provides a learning experience associated with understanding pain or the care for those living with pain. Accordingly, clinicians, researchers, students, patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals and administrators are all challenged to submit creative works to Pain and Rehabilitation.

Members of the editorial board oversee a rigorous peer review process and help to set standards that ensure the quality of the journal. In addition, Pain and Rehabilitation uses the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) as a resource for maintaining journalistic integrity. Authors retain copyright of the content they produce with limited rights granted to Pain and Rehabilitation. Pain and Rehabilitation is freely available to individuals and institutions.



Submit your way:

To simplify and reduce barriers to submission, we have different requirements for new and revised submissions. You can submit your manuscript either as singular Word or PDF file during the initial stages of the peer review process. It is only upon entry into the revision phase that you will be required to format your paper appropriately for acceptance and include the required elements for publication.


  • Authors can submit their complete manuscript (including text, figures, and tables) as a single file, either in Word or PDF format, with no specific layout requirements. Figures should meet high-quality standards for refereeing.
  • While there are no stringent formatting rules, all manuscripts must include essential elements for evaluation: Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results, Conclusions, Artwork, and Tables with Captions.
  • References can follow any consistent style, with author(s) name(s), journal title/book title, article title (if applicable), publication year, volume & issue/book chapter, and pagination. Use of DOI is encouraged, and the journal's reference style will be applied during the proof stage.
  • During the revision phase, authors will be asked to provide any outstanding items necessary for publication, such as editable source files.

To submit

Email Michael and Chris your submissions:

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