Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation
Publisher: BioMed Central
Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation (JNER) is an Open Access,
peer-reviewed online journal that aims to foster the publication of research
work that results from cross-fertilization of the fields of neuroscience,
biomedical engineering, and physical medicine & rehabilitation.
During the past decade, we have witnessed profound changes in physical
medicine & rehabilitation originated by advances in neuroscience and
biomedical engineering. For example, imaging and neurological assessment
methods have dramatically improved the management of patients with motor
impairments; robotics and artificial muscle research have generated
revolutionary concepts in orthotics and prosthetics; and advances in
cortical recordings and the understanding of central nervous system
mechanisms have changed the way clinicians look at movement disorders.
These techniques and others have brought about, and will continue to give
rise in the future to, dramatic advances in physical medicine &
rehabilitation. JNER aims to provide a forum for researchers and clinicians
interested in understanding the way neuroscience and biomedical engineering
are continuing to reshape physical medicine & rehabilitation.
As advances in neuroscience and biomedical engineering continue to generate
new techniques, with tremendous impact in the field of physical medicine &
rehabilitation, it becomes apparent that there is an urgent need for
establishing an outlet for the intersection of these three research fields.
JNER aims to provide such an outlet, hosting the introduction of new methods
and the discussion of their clinical implications, and offering an
opportunity to publish, in a timely manner, articles relevant to the
cross-fertilization of neuroscience, biomedical engineering, and physical
medicine & rehabilitation.
Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation (JNER) considers the
following types of articles:
* Research - reports of data from original research.
* Commentaries - short, focused and opinionated articles on any subject
within the scope of the journal. These articles are usually related to a
contemporary issue, such as recent research findings, and are often written
by opinion leaders invited by the Editorial Board.
* Methodology articles - present a new experimental method, test or
procedure. The method described may either be completely new, or may offer a
better version of an existing method. The article must describe a
demonstrable advance on what is currently available.
* Reviews - comprehensive, authoritative descriptions of any subject
within the scope of the journal. These articles are usually written by
opinion leaders invited by the Editorial Board.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to JNER using the online
Dr Paolo Bonato, PhD
Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
and, The Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology
Content available in HTML and PDF format.
Current Issue: Volume 2:8 (2 March 2005)
Date: 10 March 2005