Artificial Intelligence (AI) Policy

The Rehabilitation Journal (TRJ) recognizes the growing significance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in academic publishing and aims to establish clear ethical guidelines for its responsible use throughout the publication process. This policy encompasses various AI technologies such as machine learning models, natural language processing, automated data analysis, and AI-assisted peer review systems, particularly those pertinent to rehabilitation research. AI, in this context, refers to technologies that mimic human intelligence processes.

The policy emphasizes transparency, requiring authors, reviewers, and editors to disclose the use of AI during manuscript submission or review and to distinguish AI contributions from human inputs. It also underscores the importance of ethics and integrity, ensuring that AI applications adhere to ethical standards and comply with data privacy regulations. While AI cannot be considered an author, it should be acknowledged for its significant contributions, with authors maintaining ultimate responsibility for AI-assisted components within their work. Quality and originality standards for AI-generated content are emphasized, with rigorous checks for plagiarism and transparent editorial decisions influenced by AI tools. Methodological transparency is crucial, requiring detailed descriptions of AI usage in manuscripts and documentation of AI algorithms, datasets, and processes utilized. 

The policy also addresses the need for thorough training on AI's role in publishing for staff members and commits to regular review and updates to align with advancements in AI technology. Non-compliance with the policy may lead to manuscript rejection, retraction, or other appropriate measures. Through implementing this policy, TRJ aims to ensure the ethical application of AI in publishing, fostering integrity, and innovation, and advancing health and rehabilitation research.