Archives of PM&R

Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation













Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Cover ImageArchives 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 is the official monthly podcast of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation



The April 2018 Issue (Volume 99, Issue 4) has published.


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


Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Ulnar Nerve Cross-Sectional Area for the Diagnosis of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: A Meta-Analysis of Ultrasonographic Measurements
Ke-Vin Chang, Wei-Ting Wu, Der-Sheng Han, Levent Özçakar

Accuracy of Ultrasonography for the Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Ana Torres-Costoso, Vicente Martínez-Vizcaíno, Celia Álvarez-Bueno, Asunción Ferri-Morales, Iván Cavero-Redondo

Ultrasound-Guided Versus Landmark-Guided Local Corticosteroid Injection for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Arash Babaei-Ghazani, Peyman Roomizadeh, Bijan Forogh, Seyed-Mohammad Moeini-Taba, Amin Abedini, Mona Kadkhodaie, Fateme Jahanjoo, Bina Eftekharsadat


Featured Articles

Validity of Combining History Elements and Physical Examination Tests to Diagnose Patellofemoral Pain
Simon Décary, Pierre Frémont, Bruno Pelletier, Michel Fallaha, Sylvain Belzile, Johanne Martel-Pelletier, Jean-Pierre Pelletier, Debbie Feldman, Marie-Pierre Sylvestre, Pascal-André Vendittoli, François Desmeules

Agreement of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Clinical Assessment of Shoulder Impairment in Manual Wheelchair Users With Various Duration of Spinal Cord Injury
Margaret Finley, David Ebaugh, Thomas Trojian


Measurement Tool

Measurement Characteristics and Clinical Utility of the Awareness Questionnaire in Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injury
Edeth Engel, Allison Peipert, Linda Ehrlich-Jones


2017 ACRM Annual Conference Abstracts – Posted with October and December issues

The abstracts of scientific papers and posters presented at the ACRM 94th Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research, 23 October – 28 October 2017 in Atlanta, GA, USA are published in the October issue. The Late-Breaking Abstracts are published with the December issue.


Special Supplement to the February 2018 issue

Community Reintegration, Participation, and Employment Issues in Veterans and Service Members With Traumatic Brain Injury
Guest Editors: Christina Dillahunt-Aspillaga, Gail M. Powell-Cope


Special Supplement to the September 2016 issue

Physical Activity in Adult Rehabilitation Populations
Guest Editors: Daniel K. White, Mark S. Nash


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


Special Supplement to the February 2016 issue

Sex, Gender, and Traumatic Brain Injury
Guest Editor: Angela Colantonio