Archives of PM&R

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 2016 Journal Citation Reports just released, the Impact Factor for Archives increased by 19 percent over the previous year to 3.289. This is the 13th increase in 14 years, making Archives fifth 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!



2016 Archives Elite Reviewers

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.






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ACRM 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.



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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


ACRM RehabCast

RehabCast Available in Multiple Platforms

Hosted by Dr. Ford Vox, each episode features in-depth interviews with scientists publishing in the journal and news briefs relevant to all rehabilitation clinicians—PM&R physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, psychologists and more.

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RehabCast, the official podcast of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, is available on the following platforms, friendly to iOS, Android and desktop use.



The August 2017 Issue (Volume 98, Issue 8) has published.


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


Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Effect of Home- and Community-Based Physical Activity Interventions on Physical Function Among Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Maria C. Swartz, Zakkoyya H. Lewis, Elizabeth J. Lyons, Kristofer Jennings, Addie Middleton, Rachel R. Deer, Demi Arnold, Kaitlin Dresser, Kenneth J. Ottenbacher, James S. Goodwin
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Effects of Home-Based Supportive Care on Improvements in Physical Function and Depressive Symptoms in Patients With Stroke: A Meta-Analysis
Hui-Chuan Huang, Yi-Chieh Huang, Mei-Feng Lin, Wen-Hsuan Hou, Meei-Ling Shyu, Hsiao-Yean Chiu, Hsiu-Ju Chang
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Comparative Effectiveness of Nonoperative Treatments for Chronic Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Yi-Cheng Wu, Wen-Chung Tsai, Yu-Kung Tu, Tung-Yang Yu
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Featured Articles

Long-Term Effects of Repeated Injections of Local Anesthetic With or Without Corticosteroid for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Randomized Trial
Janna L. Friedly, Bryan A. Comstock, Judith A. Turner, Patrick J. Heagerty, Richard A. Deyo, Zoya Bauer, Andrew L. Avins, Srdjan S. Nedeljkovic, David R. Nerenz, Xu (Rita) Shi, Thiru Annaswamy, Christopher J. Standaert, Matthew Smuck, David J. Kennedy, Venu Akuthota, David Sibell, Ajay D. Wasan, Felix Diehn, Pradeep Suri, Sean D. Rundell, Larry Kessler, Allen S. Chen, Jeffrey G. Jarvik
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Cognitive Behavior Therapy to Treat Sleep Disturbance and Fatigue After Traumatic Brain Injury: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
Sylvia Nguyen, Adam McKay, Dana Wong, Shantha M. Rajaratnam, Gershon Spitz, Gavin Williams, Darren Mansfield, Jennie L. Ponsford
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Intensive Early Rehabilitation in the Intensive Care Unit for Liver Transplant Recipients: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Pierre Maffei, Sandrine Wiramus, Laurent Bensoussan, Laurence Bienvenu, Eric Haddad, Sophie Morange, Mohamed Fathallah, Jean Hardwigsen, Jean-Michel Viton, Y. Patrice Le Treut, Jacques Albanese, Emilie Gregoire
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Effects of Peer Mentoring on Self-Efficacy and Hospital Readmission After Inpatient Rehabilitation of Individuals With Spinal Cord Injury: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Julie Gassaway, Michael L. Jones, W. Mark Sweatman, Minna Hong, Peter Anziano, Karen DeVault
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Information/Education Page

Cancer-Related Fatigue: What You Need to Know
Sara A. Christensen Holz, Sean R. Smith
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Measurement Tool

Clinical Utility and Psychometric Characteristics of the Measure of Intermittent and Constant Osteoarthritis Pain in Adults With Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis
Vaidehi Datar, Kristian Nitsch, Stephanie Combs-Miller, Jennifer Moore
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2016 ACRM Annual Conference Abstracts –

Posted with October and December issues

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. The Late-Breaking Research abstracts are published with the December issue.


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, DPT
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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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