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Celebrating 15 years of the Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation!

Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation15 years ago, Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation published its first articles. After receiving its first impact factor in 2008, it has now developed to be the leading fully open access journal in the field of rehabilitation.

Join our anniversary celebrations by browsing through the journal’s milestone achievements, article and blog highlights, voices from the community, and by reading this commentary from David Reinkensmeyer (Editor in Chief), reflecting on the current state in the field of neuroengineering and rehabilitation, how far it has come since the journal launched and where it could be headed in the future.

COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Announcing the launch of In Review

Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 


  1. Authors: Juan-Manuel Belda-Lois, Silvia Mena-del Horno, Ignacio Bermejo-Bosch, Juan C Moreno, José L Pons, Dario Farina, Marco Iosa, Marco Molinari, Federica Tamburella, Ander Ramos, Andrea Caria, Teodoro Solis-Escalante, Clemens Brunner and Massimiliano Rea

    Content type: Review

A biologically-inspired multi-joint soft exosuit that can reduce the energy cost of loaded walking              
Fausto A. Panizzolo, Ignacio Galiana, Alan T. Asbeck, Christopher Siviy et al.

Biomechanical walking mechanisms underlying the metabolic reduction caused by an autonomous exoskeleton              
Luke M. Mooney and Hugh M. Herr

A systematic review of the characteristics and validity of monitoring technologies to assess Parkinson's disease
Catarina Godinho, Josefa Domingos, Guilherme Cunha, Ana T. Santos et al.

Interactive wearable systems for upper body rehabilitation: a systematic review             
Qi Wang, Panos Markopoulos, Bin Yu, Wei Chen and Annick Timmermans

Powered robotic exoskeletons in post-stroke rehabilitation of gait: a scoping review      
Dennis R. Louie and Janice J. Eng

Computational neurorehabilitation: modeling plasticity and learning to predict recovery               
David J. Reinkensmeyer, Etienne Burdet, Maura Casadio, John W. Krakauer et al.

Free-living gait characteristics in ageing and Parkinson's disease: impact of environment and ambulatory bout length     
Silvia Del Din, Alan Godfrey, Brook Galna, Sue Lord and Lynn Rochester

Benefits of virtual reality based cognitive rehabilitation through simulated activities of daily living: a randomized controlled trial with stroke patients              
Ana Lúcia Faria, Andreia Andrade, Luísa Soares and Sergi Bermúdez i Badia

Robot-assisted gait training (Lokomat) improves walking function and activity in people with spinal cord injury: a systematic review 
Ki Yeun Nam, Hyun Jung Kim, Bum Sun Kwon, Jin-Woo Park, Ho Jun Lee and Aeri Yoo

The effect of balance training on postural control in people with multiple sclerosis using the CAREN virtual reality system: a pilot randomized controlled trial              
Alon Kalron, Ilia Fonkatz, Lior Frid, Hani Baransi and Anat Achiron

(Publication years 2016-2017. Data collected March 2019. Source: Web of Science)

Standards of reporting

Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation advocates the complete and transparent reporting of research and methods. Authors are required to follow relevant reporting guidelines and append the appropriate reporting guideline checklist to their manuscript on submission, available from the EQUATOR Network. See BMC’s policy page for further information.

Top in rehabilitation

We're proud to announce that Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation is ranked second in the rehabilitation category by Scopus in 2018

Call for papers: Assistive Technology and BMI

This series aims to present recent advances in Assistive Technology and Brain Machine Interface, addressing topics such as theoretical, methodological, and practical approaches to be considered when designing new instruments or formalizing new techniques of investigations. Submissions of both experimental and review studies is encouraged with the following 4 topics: prosthetic, rehabilitation robotics, neuroscience or brain machine interface, submit here

Call for papers: tDCS application for motor rehabilitation

This series aims to address topics such as theoretical, methodological, and practical approaches to be considered when designing tDCS-based rehabilitation. Submission of both experimental and review studies is encouraged. 

Submit here

Article collections

Assistive Technology and BMI
Edited by Lorenzo Masia, Jose Pons and Silvestro Micera

tDCS application for motor rehabilitation
Edited by Rodrigo Vitório, Samuel Stuart, Leigh Charvet and Alan Godfrey

Advances and challenges in the user evaluation and application of robotic assistive technologies: Insights from the first Cybathlon
Edited by: Olivier Lambercy and Roger Gassert

Biomechanics and Neural Control of Movement
Edited by: Daniel Ferris

Virtual reality-based applications for neurorehabilitation
Edited by: Sergi Bermúdez i Badia and Roberto Lloréns Rodríguez

Technically-advanced assessments in sensory motor rehabilitation
Edited by: Thierry Keller, Verena Klamroth-Marganska, and Robert Riener

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David Reinkensmeyer, Editor-in-Chief

David Reinkensmeyer is Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at University of California, Irvine. Prior to this, he received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a postdoctoral fellow then research assistant professor in the Sensory Motor Performance Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University Medical School, before joining U.C Irvine in 1998. Prof. Reinkensmeyer's research interests include neuromuscular control, motor learning, robotics, and rehabilitation.
In 2019, David Reinkensmeyer was elected as fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) to recognize his innovative contributions to rehabilitation robotics and neural engineering, and for design of practical devices to enhance patient recovery.


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