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Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Special Issue of JINSRehabilitation

Whilst much research has been devoted to the documentation of the cognitive, behavioral and emotional changes associated with acquired brain injuries, relatively less rigorous research has been devoted to their rehabilitation. With its objective of optimizing functioning, rehabilitation supports those with health conditions to maximize recovery from injury, remain as independent as possible, to participate in education, to be economically productive, and fulfil meaningful life roles. Rehabilitation may involve many approaches, including attempts to retrain lost functions or a focus on training activities in everyday contexts, behavioral interventions, application of strategies by the injured individual or others to circumvent weaknesses or maximize task performance, manipulation of the environment or tasks and strategies to address psychological consequences of injury.

Investigators are invited to submit empirical papers for a special issue of JINS to be published in late 2019. The issue will present innovative empirical findings related to rehabilitation in adults with cognitive, behavioral, social and/or emotional difficulties resulting from acquired neurological injury, including but not limited to traumatic brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and various types of dementia (e.g., Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease). Well-designed systematic reviews and meta-analyses related to interventions for these disorders will also be considered Research papers are encouraged that explore not only the efficacy of approaches to rehabilitation but also the implementation of findings into clinical practice and the processes underpinning treatment response.


Jennie Ponsford PhD

School of Psychological Sciences

Monash University

Monash Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre, Epworth Healthcare

Melbourne, Australia


Jacoba M. Spikman PhD

Clinical Neuropsychology

Dept. of Neurology

University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG)

University of Groningen (RUG)

The Netherlands


Angelle M. Sander PhD

Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Baylor College of Medicine

Brain Injury Research Center

TIRR Memorial Hermann

Houston, Texas, USA

Papers may be submitted at:

Please indicate in your cover letter that your submission is in response to the call for papers for the special issue on Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

Deadline for submission is January 30, 2019.