Principles and Practice of Clinical Research


Globalization has contributed significantly to the dissemination of information in different areas of knowledge. Scientific papers are therefore the way to contribute to this global debate and advance in science. 

PPCR will therefore contribute to disseminate the latest research and updates on clinical research.

PPCR aims to providing a medium for the publication of scientific articles of high quality, thus promoting the work and training of clinical researchers globally. 

The journal is initially expected to be quarterly and will be open for new submissions from April 2015.

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Check out the rules for submission. As the journal aims to be an international publication, all information and article submission should be formatted in English.



Felipe Fregni, MD, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Neurology and PMR, Harvard Medical School
Director, Principles and Practice of Clinical Research, ECPE, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Director, Spaulding Neuromodulation Center, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Associate Editors

Sandra Carvalho, PhD & Jorge Leite, PhD
Laboratory of Neuromodulation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Psychological Neuroscience  Lab, University of Minho
Aurore Thibaut, PhD & Ana Zaninotto, PhD
Laboratory of Neuromodulation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Copy Editors

Felipe Jones
Laboratory of Neuromodulation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Augusto Mendes & Alberto Lema
Psychological Neuroscience Laboratory Center for Research in Psychology, CIPSI, University of Minho



New online submission system


We are proud to announce that all new article submission will be processed by an online submission system.

Upon registry you will able to submit your manuscript by clicking on new submission on your user home. If new submission is not available please got to My Profile and make sure the author role is selected.

Make sure you upload all the files as explained in the instructions to authors. If you have any questions please contact us by email.

Posted: 2016-04-02
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Table of Contents


Wilson Fandino

Study Design

Christian Barro, Allexya A. M. Affonso, Ahmed Waquar, Natalia Aragao, Ali Bakheet, Karen Cajiao, Alexandre B. C. Souza, Luis A. Q. Díaz, Carolyn M. Fowler, Renata Herrera, Luis A. N. Huapaya, Kira Kornienko, Andressa M. V. Magalhães, Tiago d. O. Menezes, María-Alicia Mordojovich, Ricardo Nosé, Hua Pan, Karoline S. Persivale, Claudia Poveda, Clara Ramos, Maria A. Rodrigues, José M. V. Ruiz, Rafael Soares, Xu DangHan
Camila Roginski Guetter, Alae Magdi Badreg, Celmira Martinez, Diogo Lino Moura, Eduardo Antonio Espinoza, Florian Peter Krause, Luca Vismara, Lucas Colombo Godoy, María Lorena Serrano, Pedro Henrique Marte de Arruda Sampaio, Ranyell Spencer Batista, Ben Min-Woo Illigens
Jessica Bistafa Liu
Mirret M El-Hagrassy

Clinical Learning and Education

Mirret M. El-Hagrassy