Archives of PM&R
Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
THE MOST-CITED JOURNAL IN REHABILITATION
Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Archives) is the acclaimed international journal of ACRM covering the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation and allied disciplines.
Original articles report important trends and deliver authoritative information on the therapeutic utilization of physical behavioral and pharmaceutical agents in providing comprehensive care for individuals with chronic illness and disabilities.
According to the 2015 Journal Citation Reports just released, the Impact Factor for Archives increased by 19 percent over the previous year to 3.045. This is the 12th increase in 13 years, making Archives fourth out of 65 journals in the Rehabilitation category and 9th out of 82 in the Sports Sciences category. It also has the highest Impact Factor of all general Rehabilitation journals that are not discipline- or condition-specific.
With 20,209 lifetime citations, Archives is by far the most cited of all PM&R journals.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation announces a Focus Issue on patient safety and quality in rehabilitation. This topic has gained increasing importance in recent years with a series of National Academy of Medicine publications. Archives’ editors seek methodologically rigorous original research, systematic reviews, brief reports, and special communication submissions that advance clinical practice in rehabilitation settings.
Submissions may focus on specific rehabilitation-relevant clinical populations, disciplines, services, and settings. We anticipate accepted submissions appearing in the November 2017 issue. Manuscripts should be submitted by 30 April 2017 in order to complete peer review in sufficient time. In your accompanying cover letter please note your submission is for this focus issue. For additional information, please contact Glenn Collins, Managing Editor.
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MOBILE ACCESS TO THE ARCHIVES
The Archives of PMR iPad® Edition and Android app are free to all ACRM members and Archives subscribers. Simply register to activate your access, then visit the iTunes Store or Google Play Store to download the app.
The Archives mobile app for iOS or Android allows you to get the content you need, where and when you need it. Both apps share similar features, including:
- Browse new issues and read new Articles in Press throughout the month, or jump to the featured articles with just a tap!
- Bookmark your favorites
- Take notes and highlight within articles
- Interact with figures, tables, multimedia and supplementary content with updated in-article navigation
- Personalize your experience with My Reading List, Notes, saving articles for offline reading, sharing articles via social media, emailing useful content, etc.
- Get up-to-the minute alerts on new issues and featured articles by activating the App Alerts
FEBRUARY SUPPLEMENT ON SEX, GENDER & TBI
The February issue of the Archives is accompanied by a first of its kind issue entitled Sex, Gender and Traumatic Brain Injury. Dr. Angela Colantonio, PhD, FACRM, from the University of Toronto, was guest editor for this issue that contains nine articles.
The goal of this supplemental issue is to address major knowledge, research and practice gaps regarding the limited focus on brain injury in girls and women as well as limited analysis of sex/gender in relation to brain injury. A systematic review on mild TBI outcomes, for instance, showed that only 7 percent of 200 studies reviewed included data stratified by sex.
Studies range from examining sex differences using large data sets to qualitative studies that illustrate gender issues long term. The supplement provides examples of problems and goals after TBI that may be common for men and women, but may be managed differently.
The authors hope that this issue will lead to more explicit consideration of sex/gender in rehabilitation research, education and practice. The authors thank all who contributed to this special issue which was supported by the ACRM Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (BI-ISIG) task force on Girls and Women with Acquired Brain Injury. Dr. Colantonio is the founding chair and current co-chair of the task force. Read it online
December 2016 ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS
The December 2016 Issue (Volume 97, Issue 12) has published.
Here is a look at just some of what is available in the December issue:
Optimizing the Management of Disabling Spasticity Following Spinal Cord Damage: The Ability Network—An International Initiative
Anthony Scott Burns, Indira Lanig, Klemen Grabljevec, Peter Wayne New, Djamel Bensmail, Per Ertzgaard, Anand Vishwanath Nene
Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
Disability in Adolescents and Adults Diagnosed With Hypermobility-Related Disorders: A Meta-Analysis
Mark C. Scheper, Birgit Juul-Kristensen, Lies Rombaut, Eugene A. Rameckers, Jeanine Verbunt, Raoul H. Engelbert
Poststroke Aphasia Frequency, Recovery, and Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Heather L. Flowers, Stacey A. Skoretz, Frank L. Silver, Elizabeth Rochon, Jiming Fang, Constance Flamand-Roze, Rosemary Martino
Communication Partner Training in Aphasia: An Updated Systematic Review
Nina Simmons-Mackie, Anastasia Raymer, Leora R. Cherney
Effects of a Home-Based Upper Limb Training Program in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Araceli Ortiz-Rubio, Irene Cabrera-Martos, Janet Rodríguez-Torres, Waldo Fajardo-Contreras, Ana Díaz-Pelegrina, Marie Carmen Valenza
Addition of a Sagittal Cervical Posture Corrective Orthotic Device to a Multimodal Rehabilitation Program Improves Short- and Long-Term Outcomes in Patients With Discogenic Cervical Radiculopathy
Ibrahim M. Moustafa, Aliaa A. Diab, Shimaa Taha, Deed E. Harrison
How Do Intensity and Duration of Rehabilitation Services Affect Outcomes From Severe Traumatic Brain Injury? A Natural Experiment Comparing Health Care Delivery Systems in 2 Developed Nations
Tessa Hart, John Whyte, Ingrid Poulsen, Karin Spangsberg Kristensen, Annette M. Nordenbo, Inna Chervoneva, Monica J. Vaccaro
Social Isolation and Physical Barriers in the Houses of Stroke Survivors in Rural China
Lifang Zhang, Tiebin Yan, Liming You, Kun Li, Yan Gao
Multivariable Prediction of Return to Work at 6-Month Follow-Up in Patients With Mild to Moderate Acute Stroke
Ryan Van Patten, Zachary C. Merz, Kyler Mulhauser, Robert Fucetola
Social Support and Actual Versus Expected Length of Stay in Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities
Zakkoyya H. Lewis, Catherine Cooper Hay, James E. Graham, Yu-Li Lin, Amol M. Karmarkar, Kenneth J. Ottenbacher
Psychometric Measurement Properties and Clinical Utility of the Keele STarT Back Screening Tool in People With Low Back Pain
Kristian P. Nitsch, Katharine Davis, Kelsey Stipp
2016 ACRM Annual Conference Abstracts – Posted with October issue
The abstracts of scientific papers and posters to be presented at the ACRM 93rd Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research, 30 October – 4 November 2016 in Chicago, IL, USA are published in the October issue. View the issue here.
Special Supplement to the September 2016 issue
Physical Activity in Adult Rehabilitation Populations
Guest Editor: Daniel K. White, Mark S. Nash
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Special Supplement to the June 2016 issue
Rehabilitation Following Surgical Reconstruction to Restore Function to the Upper Limb in Tetraplegia
Guest Editor: M. Elise Johanson
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Special Supplement to the February 2016 issue
Sex, Gender, and Traumatic Brain Injury
Guest Editor: Angela Colantonio
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