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Call for reviewer


This is an invitation for you to participate as a peer reviewers of the abstracts submitted for the World Confederation for Physical Therapy – Asia Western Pacific Region (WCPT – AWP) & Physical therapy Association of Thailand (PTAT) Congress 2017 to be held at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center, Thailand on 28th-30th June 2017. Each paper presented in the WCPT – AWP & PTAT Congress 2017 is selected through a quality peer review process. Thus, the success of the congress is dependent on your invaluable support.
  1. The reviewer must hold PhD degree or be Professor/Associate Professor of academic institution.
  2. The reviewer must have international publications. 
The Review process:
  1. Volunteers selected to serve as reviewers will receive an invitation letter from the president of PTAT no later than 15 November 2016. Volunteers must accept or decline the invitation letter no later than 30 November 2016.
  2. A prospective author submits an abstract to the WCPT – AWP & PTAT Congress 2017 Scientific Committee (SC) via online submission system.
  3. The SC screens each submission and assigns it to an area of interest and a type of presentation.  
  4. The SC then selects two reviewers to conduct a blind peer review for each submission.
  5. Reviewers will be expected to review submissions during a 2 weeks period.
  6. Reviewers will use the criteria identified in the call for submissions to evaluate abstract.
  7. For abstract reviews, the reviewer can make a recommendation to the SC to (i) accept or (ii) reject the abstract.
  8. If the revision is requested, the reviewer will be required to review the abstract again to ensure whether revision is completed or not. The reviewer can then make a recommendation to the SC to (i) accept or (ii) reject the abstract.
Abstract review must be returned to the SC at the specific deadline within two weeks after requested by SC. 
Your help with reviewing the submissions would be very much appreciated. The WCPT – AWP & PTAT Congress 2017 Program Committee stands ready to assist you with any questions or concerns. Please contact us by email at
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