About the Journal

Focus and Scope

To promote improvement of science and education in the field of rehabilitation medicine as well as medical rehabilitation service, system and policy in ASEAN countries, the ASEAN J Rehabil Med publishes original articles, case reports, review articles, and special articles related to rehabilitation medicine including education, services, system, policy, and innovation which would benefit not only rehabilitation professionals but also their patients/consumers especially persons with disability.


Peer Review Process

As a double-blinded peer-review journal, each manuscript will be reviewed by reviewers. The author may suggest names of reviewers in a cover letter to the editor.

After submission, the editor will assign at least two reviewers to independently review the manuscript. They are not from the same institute of the authors of such manuscript and do not have a conflict of interest with the authors. Names of reviewers and authors will be blinded.

After a review process, the editor will gather the reviewers’ decision and comment; then send them to the corresponding author for correction or revision, if necessary. The author then resubmits the revised manuscript to the editor for review. If it is accepted, the editor will proceed to copyediting and layout editing. The corresponding author will receive the draft print for proofreading. After receiving the proof and correcting, it will be ready for publishing. All these steps are in the on-line ThaiJO2 system.

A submitted manuscript may be rejected or declined or suggested to be submitted elsewhere if it is not qualified or does not conform to the journal aim and scope.



A correspondence author should  

  1. Register at our website: https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/aseanjrm 
  2. Login after registration
  3. Choose submission icon, follow the guidelines and then submit the following:
    1. Letter to editor. State why your manuscript should be accepted and it has not be submitted to or published in elsewhere. Names of external reviewer may be suggested in the letter.
    2. Manuscript includes
      1. A front page of title of the manuscript; author names, affiliations and e-mail addresses; correspondence name, affiliation and e-mail address;
      2. An abstract page: objective, study design, setting, subjects, method, results and conclusion); with 3-5 keywords according to MeSH terms. If written in Thai, English abstract should be included.
  • Main manuscript with subheadings as follows:
    1. Introduction including objective/aim
    2. Materials and methods including participants, inclusion-exclusion criteria, methods, flow of the study, materials, and statistical analysis
    3. Results with tables and figures, not more than 6 totally
    4. Discussion including conclusion
    5. Declaration conflict of interest
    6. Acknowledge, if any
    7. References (Vancouver’s style), not more than 30 references


  1. In 2019 both Thai and English manuscripts are accepted but in 2020 only English manuscripts are accepted.
  2. An English manuscript should be corrected by an English expert prior to submission.
  3. See the template and more details at the website.
  4. Every manuscript should follow the template and have an abstract (except special articles).
  5. Any manuscript not followed the template will be asked to correct before a peer review process.


Publication Frequency

“ASEAN J Thai Rehabil Med” publishes three issues a year: (1) January-April, (2) May-August, and (3) September-December.

  It is our policy that there is NO publication charge.


Open Access Policy

ASEAN J Rehabil Med provides an immediate open access to its content on the principle of making research freely available to the public and supporting a greater global exchange of knowledge. The main access its content is https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/aseanjrm 


Journal History

 “The ASEAN J Rehabil Med” was formerly named “the J Thai Rehabil Med” (in Thai, เวชศาสตร์ฟื้นฟูสาร) which was firstly established in 1991 to publish research studies done by members of the Thai Rehabilitation Medicine Association and of the Royal College of Physiatrists of Thailand. Later it also accepted manuscripts from other rehabilitation professionals such as physical therapists, occupational therapists etc. For publication quality, it has been in tier 1 of the Thai Citation Index (TCI) and also in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Citation Index (ACI).

To move forward for international standards, we recently invited physiatrists (rehabilitation physicians) from ASEAN to join the editorial board and started accepting English manuscripts from ASEAN and other countries so that the new knowledge from research in the field of rehabilitation medicine would be learned and applied in this region.

In 2019, the boards of the Thai Rehabilitation Medicine Association and of the Royal College of Physiatrists of Thailand agreed to change the title of the journal to “the ASEAN Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine”.