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    Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation



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    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.

    The Archives editors thank all of our authors, reviewers, editorial board members, and editorial office staff, and congratulate everyone on our shared success!



    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.


    2016 Archives Elite Reviewers

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    Archives Elite Reviewers 2016

    The Editorial Board congratulates the Archives’ 2016 Elite Reviewers. The designation of Elite Reviewer reflects the number, timeliness and quality of reviews contributed to the Archives as judged by the editors. We would not have achieved recognition as a leading rehabilitation journal and been able to contribute to the scientific literature without the dedicated support of our reviewers. Thank you for your many contributions to the peer review process.





    Annual subscriptions online and in print cost $406 – 550 (US / International) and $168 – $268 (US / International). Subscriptions are FREE to ACRM members. JOIN ACRM

    CLICK to View FlyerACRM Members also receive free online access to archival issues of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics published by Elsevier. Non-members may subscribe directly from the Archives website.



    Choose the opportunities that best meet the goals of your institution.

    View the 2016 Archives Media Kit



    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.

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    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


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    The March 2017 Issue (Volume 98, Issue 3) has published.


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    Here is a look at just some of what is available in the March issue:


    Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

    Systematic Review of Health-Related Work Outcome Measures and Quality Criteria-Based Evaluations of Their Psychometric Properties
    Bilal Akhter Mateen, Catherine Doogan, Kate Hayward, Susan Hourihan, Joanne Hurford, E. Diane Playford

    Measuring Community Integration in Persons With Limb Trauma and Amputation: A Systematic Review
    Linda Resnik, Matthew Borgia, Benjamin Silver

    Factors Influencing the Efficacy of Aerobic Exercise for Improving Fitness and Walking Capacity After Stroke
    Pierce Boyne, Jeffrey Welge, Brett Kissela, Kari Dunning


    Featured Articles

    Intermittent Hypoxia and Locomotor Training Enhances Dynamic but Not Standing Balance in Patients With Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
    Angela Navarrete-Opazo, Julio J. Alcayaga, Oscar Sepúlveda, Gonzalo Varas

    Hospital-Based Health Care After Traumatic Brain Injury
    David B. Salisbury, Simon J. Driver, Megan Reynolds, Monica Bennett, Laura B. Petrey, Anne Marie Warren

    Effects of a Self-Exercise Program on Activities of Daily Living in Patients After Acute Stroke
    Nariaki Shiraishi, Yusuke Suzuki, Daisuke Matsumoto, Seungwon Jeong, Motoya Sugiyama, Katsunori Kondo

    Quality and Equity in Wheelchairs Used by Veterans
    Larissa Myaskovsky, Shasha Gao, Leslie R.M. Hausmann, Kellee R. Bornemann, Kelly H. Burkitt, Galen E. Switzer, Michael J. Fine, Samuel L. Phillips, David Gater, Ann M. Spungen, Lynn Worobey, Michael L. Boninger


    Information/Education Page

    Managing Neuropathy After Chemotherapy in Patients With Cancer
    Sara Christensen Holz, Yevgeniya Dvorkin Wininger, Cynthia Cooper, Sean R. Smith


    2016 ACRM Annual Conference Abstracts

    The abstracts of scientific papers and posters 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.

    The Late-Breaking Research abstracts are published with the December 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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