About the Journal

The ASEAN Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine (ASEAN J Rehabil Med)

Formerly Journal of Thai Rehabilitation Medicine (J Thai Rehabil Med)


Kingkaew Pajareya



“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 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”.


Focus and scope

To promote the improvement of science and education in the field of rehabilitation medicine as well as medical rehabilitation services, systems, training and policy in ASEAN and other countries, the ASEAN J Rehabil Med publishes original articles, short communications, 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.

 ASEAN J Thai Rehabil Med boasts a diverse group of editors, reviewers, and authors hailing from various Southeast Asian countries, including some East Asian nations. While the journal actively promotes research topics pertaining to rehabilitation within the South East Asian region, it also welcomes studies from other regions that strongly correlate with the field of interest in South East Asean.



A correspondence author should

  1. Register at our website: https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/aseanjrm/user/registration
  2. Login after registration
  3. Choose the submission icon, follow the guidelines, and then submit the following files: 

            a.  A cover letter to the editor (State why your manuscript should be accepted and it has not to be submitted to or published in elsewhere, and suggest 2-3 external reviewers’ names and e-mail addresses.)

            b. Title and authors (see 2023 template tile and authors file)

            c.  Title and Main Manuscript (see 2023 templates for original article/short communication and case report) includes

           d. Copyright Transfer Agreement (see disclosure form)



  1. Only English manuscripts are accepted and writing should be corrected by an English expert prior to submission.
  2. See the templates and more details on the website.
  3. Every manuscript should follow the template and have a structured abstract
  4. Only special articles do not need an abstract
  5. Any manuscript not followed the template will be asked to correct it before a peer review process.
  6. References format is available on the website. Refererences from magazines, blogs, and websites are not recommended.


Publication process
See the flow chart of publication process at

After submission, the editor will assign at least three reviewers to independently review the manuscript. They are not from the same institute as the authors of the 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’ decisions and comments; 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 language editing, copyedit and layout editing. The corresponding author will receive the draft print for proofreading. After receiving the proof and correcting it, it will be ready for publishing. All these steps are in the online 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's aim and scope.


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 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 to its content is    https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/aseanjrm/


Direct Marketing

Asian Thai J Rehabil Med employs direct marketing activities to the social media group and the conference meeting to promote the journal while maintaining ethical standards. Our approach involves targeted outreach to researchers in the relevant fields, ensuring accurate and informative communication about our mission.


Journal uniqueness

The ASEAN J Rehabil Med has uniqueness as it is a venue for rehabilitation physicians and other rehabilitation professionals in ASEAN to publish their recent research studies. 



Thai Rehabilitation Medicine Association


Office address:    

The Golden Jubilee Building, 2, Soi Soonvijai, New Petchburi Road, Huikhang District, Bangkok 10310

Telephone/Facimail: 66-(0)2716-6808 / 66-(0)2716-6809

E-mail address: asean.jrm@gmail.com