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Aims and scope

Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation provides a forum for researchers and clinicians interested in understanding the way neuroscience and biomedical engineering are continuing to reshape physical medicine and rehabilitation and human movement augmentation. JNER hosts the introduction of new methods and the discussion of their clinical implications, and offers an opportunity to publish, in a timely manner, articles relevant to the intersection of these three fields.

Vacancy: Editor-in-Chief, Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation

BioMed Central is seeking to appoint an Editor-in-Chief to succeed Professor David J Reinkensmeyer, who will be stepping down after a term of 10 years at the helm of JNER. 

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Article collections

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Editor's picks

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Most cited article published in 2023

Most Cited

Control strategies used in lower limb exoskeletons for gait rehabilitation after brain injury: a systematic review and analysis of clinical effectiveness

Jesús de Miguel-Fernández, Joan Lobo-Prat, Erik Prinsen, Josep M. Font-Llagunes & Laura Marchal-Crespo 

Top in Rehabilitation

Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation is ranked second in the Rehabilitation category by Scopus!


  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

In Review

Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation has launched In Review, a new option that provides authors with on-demand information on the status of their manuscript, enables them to share their work with funders and their research community, and allows their colleagues to comment and collaborate - all whilst their manuscript is under review.

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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.

Person-first language

Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation recommends the use of person-first language to speak appropriately about individuals with a disability. For example, when referring to a person with a stroke, refer to the person first using a phrase such as 'a person with a stroke' or 'a person who has a stroke'. Avoid terms such as 'victim', 'patient', 'the handicapped', 'the disabled', 'suffering', or 'brain damaged'.

Authors may wish to refer to the ADA guidelines for writing about people with disabilities.

David Reinkensmeyer, Editor-in-Chief

David Reinkensmeyer is a 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.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 5.2
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 5.6
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.890
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.291

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 12
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 225

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 1,800,927
    Altmetric mentions: 756