The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation is a peer-reviewed, multimedia, open-access journal published in collaboration with the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship.  The purpose of this journal is to raise the consciousness and deepen the intellect of the humanistic relationship in the rehabilitation sciences.   Our mission is to encourage dialogue among rehabilitation professionals, patients, families and caregivers that describe the human condition as it experiences the impact of illness or disability.  We hope to highlight and illustrate the special relationship between the patient and rehabilitation provider, as well as provide a venue for scholarly discourse on topics that focus on rehabilitation from the uniquely human perspective that patients and providers share.  We also seek to critically examine the social-cultural assumptions underpinning rehabilitation.


In that spirit, The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation publishes work that reflects and analyzes the physical, cognitive, emotional, socio-cultural, spiritual, and political elements that comprise humanism in the rehabilitation.   We publish work in several genres, including perspectives pieces, personal narratives, reflections, poetry, video or photo essays, or original research articles.  We are also looking for reviews of films or books that may be relevant to this topic, or a personal blog/reflection that describes an interaction and provides a learning experience between a healthcare provider and an individual living with disabilities.  Accordingly, clinicians, researchers, students, patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals and administrators are all challenged to submit creative works to the Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation that will advance the intellect on humanism in rehabilitation and, thereby, improve this world.


Members of the editorial board oversee a rigorous peer review process and help to set standards that ensure the quality of the journal. In addition, The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation uses the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) as a resource for maintaining journalistic integrity. Authors retain copyright of the content they produce with limited rights granted to the Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation.  The Journal of Humanities in the Rehabilitation is freely available to individuals and institutions.


The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation offers a mailing list with periodic updates about new articles.  To subscribe, send an email to jhrsubmissions [at] listserv [dot] cc [dot] emory [dot] edu with the subject line “Subscribe to mailing list.”

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