These instructions follow the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Authors of research manuscripts are strongly encouraged to follow relevant reporting guidelines as outlined in the special editorial: Use of Reporting Guidelines in Scientific Writing: PRISMA, CONSORT, STROBE, STARD and Other Resources, Brain Impairment, 12, 1–21. A statement confirming ethics approval should be included in all research manuscripts.
Aims and Scope
A multidisciplinary Journal of the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI).
The journal addresses topics related to the aetiology, epidemiology, treatment and outcomes of brain impairment with a particular focus on the implications for functional status, participation, rehabilitation and quality of life. Disciplines reflect a broad multidisciplinary scope and include neuroscience, neurology, neuropsychology, psychiatry, clinical psychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech pathology, social work, and nursing. Submissions are welcome across the full range of conditions that affect brain function (stroke, tumour, progressive neurological illnesses, dementia, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, etc.) throughout the lifespan.
Articles in this category describe ethically approved research projects which generate knew knowledge. A general guide for length is 5,000 words; however the length of manuscripts should be appropriate to the content and research approach. This article type requires a structured abstract.
Reviews of the literature which present a synthesis and critique of existing research using a formal method such as systematic review or scoping review format. Length is dependent upon the topic and scope of literature presented with up to 7,000 words recommended. This article type requires a structured abstract.
Articles less than 3,000 words in length which present research findings that are less substantial than an original article, either in scope or content, for example, small pilot studies. This article type requires a structured abstract.
Clinical Practice: Current Opinion*
This category includes clinical case descriptions, clinical opinion pieces, or articles which present new directions in brain impairment research or service delivery, and should be less than 3,000 words. This article type requires an unstructured abstract.
Papers describing the background, rationale and methods of a proposed project, and similar in length and scope to original articles. This article type requires a structured abstract.
The journal also publishes other content such as Editorials and ASSBI Presidential Addresses by invitation only.
* These article types may be eligible for APC waivers or discounts under one of the agreements Cambridge University Press has made to support open access.