The Journal of Preventive and Rehabilitative Medicine (JPRM) is an official Journal of the University of Zambia, School of Health Sciences. It publishes original peer-reviewed research reports, systematic reviews, narrative reviews, critically appraised papers and clinical/brief reports on important trends and developments in preventive and rehabilitative medicine and other fields related to health care such as public health, health promotion and education, health policy and management, modeling science among many others. The journal brings researchers from scholars and researcher of different Institutions, Universities, Colleges, Health Institutions and other related fields with convincing information on rehabilitation, encompassing the preventive, curative and rehabilitative utilization of physical, behavioral, and pharmaceutical agents in providing holistic and multidisciplinary insights in the health system for the care for individuals and communities and for those with acute and chronic illness and disabilities. The content of the journal is pertinent to all members of medical rehabilitation teams, including public health scientists and specialists, physicians, nurses, counselors, therapists, and program managers as well as policy makers. The Mission is to publish original information, with the goal of showing the dynamism of science and the provision of Evidence Based Practice (EBP) and the set-up of interdisciplinary rehabilitation, consequently cultivating the improved health and welfare of persons and communities thus reducing the cost of management.


The Journal of Preventive and Rehabilitative Medicine follow the ICJME recommended criteria in Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals for authorship. Authorship credit should be based on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published. Authors should meet conditions 1, 2, and 3. When a large, multicenter group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript (3). These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship/contributorship defined above, and editors will ask these individuals to complete journal-specific author and conflict-of-interest disclosure forms. When submitting a manuscript authored by a group, the corresponding author should clearly indicate the preferred citation and identify all individual authors as well as the group name. Journals generally list other members of the group in the Acknowledgments. Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship. All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship, and all those who qualify should be listed. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.