About the Journal

The mission of Research Directs in Therapeutic Sciences (RDTS) is to provide high-quality interdisciplinary research in therapy and rehabilitative sciences, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, and linguistics, medicinal and holistic therapies and any therapeutic approaches to physical, mental, and social wellbeing. Research Directs is committed to a minimal cost, open-access publishing platform with an accelerated peer review process for researchers. 

Open Access Statement

Open access content published in Research Directs is freely available to authors, readers, and institutions. Any user is allowed to read, copy, download, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Copyright is granted to the authors and is published by Research Directs. Accepted peer-reviewed manuscripts are open access immediately after publication.


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Aims and Scope

Research Directs in Therapeutic Sciences aims to enhance basic and applied research in therapeutic and rehabilitative sciences. To enhance both the quality and impact of research, authors should submit manuscripts with detailed methodologies, concise results and direct application. The journal intends to provide researchers, practitioners, and students an advanced platform for both novel and cutting-edge practices within the aims and scope of the journal.

The journal aims to publish research in all fields of therapeutic and rehabilitative sciences:

Physical therapy
Occupational therapy
Cognitive rehabilitation
Orthopedic rehabilitation
Athletic training
Return-to-work therapy
Return-to-play therapy
Speech therapy
Linguistics as a therapeutic treatment
Rehabilitation throughout the lifecycle
Cardiac rehabilitation
Pulmonary rehabilitation
Neurological rehabilitation
Spinal cord injury
Brain trauma