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.






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

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.



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

View the 2017 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.

archives ipad graphic

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.

Hosted by Dr. Ford Vox, MD, Shepherd Center, RehabCast 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.

> Check out the Rehabcast collection here >>

RehabCast is available on these platforms, friendly to iOS, Android and desktop listening:



The January 2018 Issue (Volume 99, Issue 1) has published.


Sign up for email alerts or RSS feeds

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


Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Evidence for Dry Needling in the Management of Myofascial Trigger Points Associated With Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Lin Liu, Qiang-Min Huang, Qing-Guang Liu, Nguyen Thitham, Li-Hui Li, Yan-Tao Ma, Jia-Min Zhao  Read More

Effect of Soft Braces on Pain and Physical Function in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis: Systematic Review With Meta-Analyses
Tomasz Cudejko, Martin van der Esch, Marike van der Leeden, Leo D. Roorda, Jari Pallari, Kim L. Bennell, Hans Lund, Joost Dekker  Read More

Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Subsequent to Serious Orthopedic Injury: A Systematic Review
Christina L. Ekegren, Ben Beck, Rachel E. Climie, Neville Owen, David W. Dunstan, Belinda J. Gabbe  Read More

Exercise Therapy in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Gregor Kuntze, Colleen Nesbitt, Jackie L. Whittaker, Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, Clodagh Toomey, Shane Esau, Patricia K. Doyle-Baker, Jena Shank, Julia Brooks, Susanne Benseler, Carolyn A. Emery  Read More


Featured Articles

Mobility Device Quality Affects Participation Outcomes for People With Disabilities: A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis
Susan Magasi, Alex Wong, Ana Miskovic, David Tulsky, Allen W. Heinemann  Read More

Investigating the Efficacy of Web-Based Transfer Training on Independent Wheelchair Transfers Through Randomized Controlled Trials
Lynn A. Worobey, Stephanie K. Rigot, Nathan S. Hogaboom, Chris Venus, Michael L. Boninger  Read More


Measurement Tool

Measurement Characteristics and Clinical Utility of the Modified Fatigue Impact Scale in Individuals With Multiple Sclerosis
Ana Miskovic, Linda Ehrlich-Jones  Read More


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 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  Read More


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  Read More


Special Supplement to the February 2016 issue

Sex, Gender, and Traumatic Brain Injury
Guest Editor - Angela Colantonio  Read More