Research

Physiopedia offers the opportunity for you to easily publish your research.   This allows readers to access papers free of charge, without print or on-line journal subscription charges. Once published the open and collaborative nature of Physiopedia enables the community to peer review that research. 

The aim is to broaden opportunities for research findings to be widely disseminated and freely available to advance physiotherapy practice worldwide.

Read research

Research on Physiopedia can be accessed free of charge, without print or on-line journal subscription charges.  

Publishing Research in Physiopedia

There are several benefits to this approach compared with that of the more traditional and closed publishing methods with which we are familiar. Open publishing offers the opportunity to:

  • make new research available quicker by avoiding the usual bureaucratic delay
  • support new researchers in highlighting their ideas as they work
  • publish student work that is otherwise filed away for no-one to read or use
  • allow open peer review without delay therefore reducing the time taken to implement new research into practice

We are happy for you to:

  • publish your original research in Physiopedia 
  • publish preliminary findings and lierature reviews
  • include a summary of your research prior to publication in a peer reviewed journal
  • publish your student dissertation
  • include independent or informal research findings
  • publish case reports and case studies 

This is a great way to support new researchers and bridge the gap between completing research and publication.

Prepare Research for Submission

We accept any of the following for publication in Physiopedia, the links will take you to the template for each type of publication:

Submit Research

When you submit your research to Physiopedia you understand and agree to the following:

  • You agree that you are not breaking any prior copyright agreement with publishers where your work has been previously published.
  • You understand that Physiopedia grants free access to the Content of Physiopedia, which is licensed to you and the public under the Creative Commons Attribution/Non-Commercial Share-Alike License and once your work is submitted it will be subject to this license.
  • You agree to comply with good standards of physiotherapy practice (see UK Standards of Practice from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Health Professions Council). This includes NOT sharing any private information that would identify a patient/client.

To submit your research please email it to us in the appropriate format (using the templates above).  

Peer Review Process

Once submitted your work will be reviewed by appropriate people on our Peer Review Team.  Please be prepared and open to receive suggestions for amendments from our peer review team. We will review your work and may make suggestions for amendments prior to publication.

In addition to the formal peer review process all research published in Physiopedia will be subject to open peer review.  As a wiki which can be edited by physiotherapists and physcial therapists from all over the world, Physiopedia lends itself as a good solution to open peer review of research.  Each piece of research in Physiopedia has it's own page, associate with that page is 'Discussion' page where Physiopedia users can make comments and discuss the research.  This review section of each research article will be moderated by our quality assurance and peer review team. 

Join the Peer Review Team

As an official member of the peer review team you will be periodically asked to review the research as it is published. Your review will be featured at the top of the discussion page relating to each article along with those of the rest of the peer review team. 

If you would like to join the Physiopedia research peer review team, let us know.