About the Journal
Aims and scope
Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy, Critical Care and Rehabilitation (CPCR) is an official journal of the Brazilian Association of Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy and Physiotherapy in Critical Care (Associação Brasileira de Fisioterapia Cardiorrespiratória e Fisioterapia em Terapia Intensiva - ASSOBRAFIR).
CPCR aims to publish scientifically rigorous research that can potentially contribute to the worldwide advance of cardiorespiratory physiotherapy, rehabilitation and/or physiotherapy in critical care, in adults, elderly, paediatrics and neonates.
CPCR vision is to be a reliable and recognized international source of knowledge for clinicians and researchers working with patients with cardiovascular and/or respiratory problems, as well as with critically ill patients.
Despite being an official journal of a Brazilian association, CPCR has brought together a diverse group of editors and reviewers from different parts of the world in an attempt to bring an international perspective on the research published. CPCR accepts manuscripts in English language only.
Other important characteristics of CPCR include a double blind peer review process, no charges for manuscript submission or publication, open access to all accepted manuscripts, and a continuous publication model (meaning that articles become available online soon after they are accepted, with no paper publication and no need to wait until full volumes/numbers are completed).
Moreover, CPCR aims to be a global physiotherapy journal mainly dedicated to these physiotherapy specialities that frequently work together and have evolved considerably throughout the years. Notwithstanding, articles from other closely related specialties are also welcome (e.g., sleep-disordered breathing, exercise physiology and training, public health and geriatrics, among others), as long as they present a clear link with the fields of cardiorespiratory physiotherapy, critical care and/or rehabilitation.