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.
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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
- 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 of publicising student work, supporting new researchers and bridging the gap between completing research and publication.
Research on Physiopedia can be accessed free of charge, without print or on-line journal subscription charges.
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.
There are two ways in which you can publish your research on Physiopedia:
Adding your own research
To add your own research please see the Adding Research Tutorial.
Once you have added your research, your work will be reviewed by our peer review team. Please be prepared and open to recieve suggestions for amendments from our peer review team. Your published research will also be open to peer review from the Physiopedia community and disscusion relating to your research will take place on the related Discussion page.
Sending your research to us
To submit your research for us to publish please email it to us. We will review your work and may make suggestions for amendments prior to publication. Once published your work will be open to peer review from the Physiopedia community which will take place on the related Discussion page.
Peer Review of the Published Research
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. The review section of each research article will be moderated by our quality assurance and peer review team.
How to add a Peer Review
To review a piece of research that has been published in Physiopedia you should:
- go to the page for the piece of research that you wish to review
- click on the 'Discussion' tab at the top of the page
- add your comments in this section by clicking on the + tab at the top of the page
- if you would like to add a signature to your comment, click on 'wikitext' in the editing toolbar and add ~~~~ at the end of your comment
When you make comments on other peoples research please respect their work and only provide critical reviews that are constructive.
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. The Physiopedia community will be free to peer review the research below this.