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Citing articles in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation
Articles in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. J NeuroEng Rehabil [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. J NeuroEng Rehabil 2009, 1:115.
refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.
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Annual Journal Metrics
5.208 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
5.945 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
1.815 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
1.139 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
48 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
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