Focus and Scope


The focus of the journal is on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis, management and, rehabilitation of neuromusculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and, associated disorders, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology in the field of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences.

It is journal policy to publish work deemed by peer reviewers to be a coherent and sound addition to scientific knowledge and to put less emphasis on interest levels, provided that the research constitutes a useful contribution to the field of Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation.

  • Manual Therapy
  • Posturology
  • Clinical diagnostics and imaging
  • Epidemiology of neuromusculoskeletal disorders
  • Orthopedics and biomechanics
  • Pathophysiology of neuromusculoskeletal disorders
  • Rehabilitation, physical therapy and occupational health.


Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal is an international open access, peer-reviewed online journal publishing Ahead of Print original research articles, case reports, technical advance articles, study protocols, reviews, proceedings and, letters to editor.



Publish the results of original research disseminating scientific technical knowledge on assessment, prevention and treatment in the areas of Manual Therapy, Posturology and, Rehabilitation contributing significantly to the expansion of knowledge and professional updating in related areas in order to improve the quality of life of the population.

Peer Review Process

Publication of research articles by Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal is dependent primarily on their validity and coherence, as judged by editors. The reviewers may also be asked whether the writing is comprehensible and how interesting they consider the article to be. Submitted manuscripts will be sent to peer reviewers, unless they are out of scope or below the interest threshold of Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal, or if the presentation or written English is of an unacceptably low standard.

Submitted manuscripts are usually reviewed by two or more experts. Peer reviewers will be asked to recommend whether a manuscript should be accepted, revised or rejected. They should also alert the editors of any issues relating to author misconduct such as plagiarism and unethical behavior.

Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal operates using a double-blind peer review system. Reviewers should ensure that their reports are anonymous and do not include identifiable information such as tracked changes or comments.

Publication Frequency

The "Ahead of Print" publishing articles online system provides the work approved by the editorial staff of a journal even before the final publication be accessible to readers. Although available in the network, the article follows the editorial publication flow until you are ready to be inserted in a volume. The process can advance within a few months the publication in the printed journal. In the Ahead-of-Print area have been manuscript accepted for publication in Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal. They have neither been copyedited nor appeared in an online volume of the journal. Once the accepted manuscripts appear in the Ahead-of-Print area, they will be prepared for final online publication, which includes copyediting, typesetting, proofreading, and final author review. This process may lead to differences between the accepted version of the manuscript and the final published version. In some cases, a manuscript accepted and published ahead of print may be revised before it is eventually published online. In these cases, a new revised version of the manuscript will be added online.


Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal will consider supplements based on proceedings (full articles or meeting abstracts), reviews or research. All articles submitted for publication in supplements are subject to peer review. Published supplements are fully searchable and freely accessible online. 


All manuscripts submitted to Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal should adhere to editorial rules.

Appeals and complaints

Authors who wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint should, in the first instance, contact the Editor-in-chief who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure.


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Journal History

In 2002, twelve years ago, the Escola de Terapia Manual e Postural, concerned with the dissemination of scientific manual techniques practiced in our country creates the journal “Revista Terapia Manual” unique scientific journal specializing in this area in Brazil.

The journal “Revista Terapia Manual” scientifically grown and matured as a result of the effort, participation and support of the authors, the Editorial Board and, their readers, showing each the new number, with ethical manner, the science of manual therapy.

We reached the tenth year of uninterrupted publication, offering a scientific, ethical and quality reading. The journal has undergone some transformations based on “Selection Criteria Journals” for the LILACS database of the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences - BIREME / PAHO / WHO which were indexed in 2007. Also adopted was the Vancouver style and the rules of Scientific Electronic Library Online / SCIELO, aiming our indexing at this prestigious scientific basis.

Our Scientific Council is composed of professional with extreme competence, national and international references in their respective areas. All of them are university professors with PhD degree that comprise researchers at Postgraduate program MSc and PhD level, all recognized by CAPES / MEC. In its composition, we seek to cover the various regions of our country, thus stimulating scientific production in the south, southeast, north, northeast and center-west, ie, throughout the national territory.

Another fact of great importance to the our journal was his affiliation with the Associação Brasileira de Editores Científicos (ABEC). The ABEC is a civil society nationwide, nonprofit and untimed, bringing together individuals and companies with an interest in developing and enhancing the publication of technical and scientific journals, improving the communication and dissemination of information. This relationship helps us greatly, putting us in touch with companies and related institutions in the country and abroad, ensuring standard form and content of scientific technical literature.

Acceptance of our indexing to “Latindex - Regional System in Línea de Information for Scientifi c Journals of Latin America, the Caribbean, Espana y Portugal” in 2007, showed scientifically that we are growing, presenting the international scientific community a product of quality and reliability. Surely we are searching other databases in order to collaborate in the dissemination of science that is produced and practiced in our particular area of expertise.

In 2009, we reached the indexes by the LILACS, CINAHL and Sport Discus. Continuing its history, the journal was accepted in December 2011 by international database EBSCO further increasing their international visibility. Currently, our journal is in the WEB Qualis B2 stratum area 21 of CAPES / MEC (Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Speech and Occupational Therapy).

Since January 2012 the “Revista Terapia Manual” journal (ISSN 1677-5937 and 2236-5435 ISSNe) began using the SEER - Electronic System for Journal Publishing (, being published only on line, adopting the Open Access policy, ie becomes free access. Also this being adopted the international system for identifying articles CrossRef DOI - Digital Object Identifier.

It is worth mentioning that since January 2012 the journal now has the subtitle “posturology” due to greater emphasis on the publication of articles in this area and because of the international scientific partnership with the Association Internationale Posturologie-API.

From 2014 the journal adopts the main title "Manual Therapy & Rehabilitation Posturology" and shall publish in English only. Aiming at further professionalizing, the journal will be edited by the publishing hub providing a new host to better serve our authors and readers. With this new title, the journal extends its scope, serving the best way to authors of respective areas.

Luis Vicente Franco de Oliveira