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Editor's Message: Progress and Thanks

Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy: April/June 2014 - Volume 37 - Issue 2 - p 51
doi: 10.1519/JPT.0b013e3182abe7ec

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

The Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy is continuing to progress. The number of submissions entered into the review process has increased from 48 in 2011, to 66 in 2012, and to 106 in 2013. During the same years, the percentage of papers accepted for publication has decreased from 58.2%, to 45.5%, to 28.3%. The Journal's prestige continues to improve as well. As can be seen in the summary given later, the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy is ranking higher year after year in both the Scopus SCImago Geriatrics and Gerontology and Rehabilitation categories of journals. This improvement can be attributed in part to the former Editor-in-Chief, Dr Michelle Lusardi, and the Associate Editors of the Journal—Drs Marybeth Brown, Kevin Chui, Robert Wellmon, and Bernadette Williams York. We must also attribute our progress to the 74 reviewers listed hereafter who reviewed manuscripts in 2013.

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Reviewers for 2013

Alia A. Alghwiri, PhD

Natalie Allen, PhD

Bill Andrews, PT, EdD, NCS

Ann Ashburn, PhD, FCSP

Keith Avin, PT, PhD

Jennifer Baird, PhD

John O. Barr, PT, PhD

Ronald De Vera Barredo, DPT, EdD, GCS

April Michelle Barthuly, DPT, GCS

Katherine Beissner, PT, PhD

Debra Bemben, PhD

Michael Bemben, PhD

Heather J. Braden, PT, MPT, PhD, GCS

Salome Brooks, PT, EdD, MBA, MA

Suzanne Brown, PT, PhD

Monica Busse, PT, PhD

Julia Chevan, PT, PhD

Cory L. Christiansen, PT, PhD

Tracey Collins, PT, PhD, MBA, GCS

Laurie Devaney, PT, MSc

Zeevi Dvir, PhD, LLB

Tammy Dziadek, PT, DPT, GCS

Jennifer Marie Fabre, PhD

Richard Fortinsky, PhD

Stacy L. Fritz, PT, PhD

Arzu Genc, PhD

Patricia Gillette, PT, PhD

Susan Glenney, DPT

Laura Z. Gras, PT, DPT, DSc, GCS

Tamara Gravano, PT, DPT, GCS

Dawn Gulick, PT, PhD, ATC, CSCS

Timothy Hanke, PT, PhD

Dawn M. Hayes, PT, PhD, GCS

Tiffany Hilton, PT, PhD

Kent E. Irwin, PT, MS, GCS

Maura Iversen, PT, DPT, SD, MPH

Eric Johnson, DSc

Michal Katz-Leurer, PhD

Karen Kemmis, DPT

Justin W. L. Keogh, PhD

Mohamed Khater, MD

Dennis Klima, PT, PhD, GCS, NCS

David Lake, PT, PhD

Sandra J. Levi, PT, PhD

Kelly M. Lindenberg, PhD, MSPT

Mark Loftin, PhD

Michelle Lusardi, PT, DPT, PhD

Corrie A. Mancinelli, PT, PhD

Bella J. May, PT, EdD, FAPTA

Ann Medley, PT, PhD

Carol Ann Miller, PT, PhD, GCS

Ellen Winchell Miller, PhD

Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT

Matthew Moran, PhD

Michael Moran, PT, DPT, ScD

Theresa Nemmers, PT, PhD

Kevin Neville, PT, MS, CCS

Kerstin Palombaro, PT, PhD, CAPS

Melissa L. Peterson, PT, PhD, GCS

Samuel Pierce, PT, PhD, NCS

Enrique Pineda, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, GCS

Patricia Pohl, PT, PhD

Myla Quiben, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS, NCS, CEEAA

Mindy Oxman Renfro, PT, PhD, DPT, GCS, CPH

Thais de Lima Resende, PhD

Jon Rizzo, MS

Lori Schrodt, PT, PhD

Michal Steffl, MGr

Bayram Unver, PhD

Anthony Vandervoort, PhD

Sheila Thomas Watts, PT, DPT, MS, GCS

Fran Wedge, PT, DSc, GCS

Nancy Wofford, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert MDT

Sheng-Che Yen, PhD

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