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As the leading resource for peer-reviewed state-of-the-science information on spinal cord injury and disease, Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation (TSCIR) is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to the study and dissemination of practical and theoretical information related to the subject of spinal cord injury rehabilitation. The information contained within TSCIR represents the entire translational spectrum, ranging from basic science to clinical trials, and has proven invaluable for the entire SCI care team, including physicians, therapists, nurses, psychologists, social workers, case managers and others, as well as researchers, policy-makers and industry partners.


The journal reports on clinical practices, state-of-the-art concepts, and new developments in spinal cord injury patient care and research. Both primary research papers and comprehensive reviews of existing literature are included. A unique feature of TSCIR is that each issue includes research papers that keep you up-to-date with the latest clinical developments through in-depth coverage of a single key topic. These ‘topical editions’ serve as the go-to reference for clinicians and researchers alike. With this structure, the objective of the journal is to summarize and synthesize current knowledge on a selected timely topic in spinal cord injury rehabilitation and to present current research articles of interest to the spinal cord injury professional.




Mission Statement: To disseminate relevant and timely science and scholarship in topical areas that advance translational and applied research and facilitate evidence-informed interdisciplinary medicine and rehabilitation in spinal cord injury and dysfunction (SCI\D).


Vision Statement: TSCIR  will be an essential resource for those who advocate for advanced research and policy changes, education, and practice in the field.




TSCIR  is indexed in Medicus and MEDLINE, PUBMED Central, EMBASE, the Excerpta Medica database; CINAHL, the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature; Psychological Abstracts; PsycINFO; PsycLIT; and OT Bibsys.


The TSCIR  Online Archive is fully indexed and includes all articles from 1997 to present.




Impact Factor: 0.9 (TSCIR  was first eligible for inclusion in 2018.) Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years. Journal Citation Reports


ISI Journal Citation Reporting © Ranking: 2018: 83/191 (Physical therapy, Sports therapy, and Rehabilitation), 51/120 (Rehabilitation), 213/363 (Neurology-clinical)


ISSN: 10820744 (Print); 1945-5763 (Electronic)

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