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Organizing human functioning and rehabilitation research into distinct scientific fields: Part III: Scientific journals

Jan D. Reinhardt , Pius Hofer, Stephan Arenz and Gerold Stucki
DOI: 10.2340/16501977-0054

Abstract

Objective: The variety of human functioning and rehabilitation research makes it difficult to overview the whole area with respect to journals, societies and conferences of potential relevance to a research question in focus. The objective of this paper is thus to provide an outline of scientific journals, societies and conferences of major relevance to human functioning and rehabilitation research.
Methods: A systematic search for journals relevant to human functioning and rehabilitation research was performed. The resulting journal list was used to identify affiliated societies and conferences. In addition, an informal expert survey was conducted for the identification of further relevant societies, conferences and additional journals.
Results: A total of 6416 journal articles referring to human functioning and rehabilitation research were identified and analysed. A total of 231 journals, 153 societies and 115 conferences relevant to human functioning and rehabilitation research were selected from the systematic search and the informal expert survey. The societies and conferences are published via the website of this journal.
Conclusion: The list of journals presented will be of use to scientists entering human functioning and rehabilitation research or engaging in an interdisciplinary perspective. It may serve as an initial guide for identifying possibilities for the submission of publications, sources of scientific information and platforms for the scientific exchange and discourse.

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