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Editor's Message: Journal Status and Thanks 2018

Bohannon, Richard, W., PT, DPT, EdD, NCS, FAPTA, FAHA, FASNR, CEEAA

Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy: April/June 2018 - Volume 41 - Issue 2 - p 63–64
doi: 10.1519/JPT.0000000000000183

Department of Physical Therapy, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Campbell University, Lillington, North Carolina.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

The Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy continues to be the destination of numerous submissions and source of many citations. We received over 200 submissions in 2017—of which 180 were entered into the peer-review system. These reviewed submissions represent an increase of over 40% compared with 2016. Manuscripts originated from the United States and 32 other countries. Of papers for which final disposition was determined in 2017, 31.5% were accepted. Journal Citation Reports indicate a 2016 impact factor of 1.510 for the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. SCImago ranks the Journal in the top 50% of geriatrics and gerontology (50/105) and rehabilitation (41/115) journals.

Reviewing the manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy involves the coordinated efforts of the Journal's Editor, Associate Editors, and Reviewers. Ann Medley joined the Journal as an Associate Editor in 2017. She is a most welcome addition to Bill Andrews, Kerstin Palombaro, Kevin Chui, and Robert Wellmon, who continue to faithfully execute their editorial roles. In addition to myself and the Associate Editors, the 92 Editorial Board members and Reviewers listed below each reviewed 1 or more manuscripts for the Journal in 2017. Their efforts are greatly appreciated.

—Richard W. Bohannon, Editor

Reviewers for 2018

Alia A. Alghwiri, PhD

Natalie Allen, PhD

Leslie K. Allison, PT, PhD

Sugalya Amatachaya, PhD

Shahnawaz Anwer, MPT

Garrett Ash, PhD

Dale Avers, PT, DPT, PhD

Keith Avin, PT, PhD

John O. Barr, PT, PhD

April Barthuly, PT, DPT, GCS

Ronald De Vera Barredo, PT, DPT, EdD, GCS

Katherine Beissner, PT, PhD

Debra Bemben, PhD

Michael Bemben, PhD

Heather J. Braden, PT, PhD, GCS

Marybeth Brown, PT, PhD

Jennifer Bunn, PhD

Ryan Campbell, PT, DPT

Stephen Carp, PT, PhD, GCS

Tracey Collins, PT, PhD, GCS

Rebecca Crouch, PT, DPT, CCS

Nicole Dawson, PT, PhD, NCS

Laurie Devaney, PT, PhD

Henry Deiters, MPT

Anielle Cristhine de Medeiros Takahashi

Leland Dibble, PT, PhD

Zeevi Dvir, PhD, LLB

Tammy Dziadek, PT, DPT, GCS

Ellen Erdman, PT, DPT, HPCS

Richard Fortinsky, PhD

Stacy L Fritz, PT, PhD

Anne Keeler Galgon, PT, PhD, NCS

Arzu Genç, PT, PhD

Patricia Gillette, PT, PhD

Susan Glenney, PT, DPT, GCS

Hui-Ting Goh, PT, PhD

Laura Z Gras, PT, DPT, DSc, GCS

Tamara Gravano, PT, DPT, GCS

Michelle Green, PT, PhD

Timothy Hanke, PT, PhD

Ann Harrison, PT, PhD

Peter J. Hartley, MSc

Janine Hatch, PT, DPT, GCS

Jill Heitzman, PT, DPT

Nancy Henderson, PT, DPT, OCS

Tiffany N. Hilton, PT, PhD

Min Hui Huang, PT, PhD, NCS

Susan Hunter, PT, PhD

Elena Ioana Iconaru

Kent E. Irwin, PT, DHS, GCS

Elaine Jackson, PT, PhD

Eric Johnson, DSc

Michal Katz-Leurer, PhD

Timothy Kauffman, PT, PhD

Justin W.L. Keogh, PhD

Mohamed Khater, MD

David Lake, PT, PhD

Kelly M. Lindenberg, PT, PhD

Derek M. Liuzzo, PT, PhD

Mark Loftin, PhD

Michelle Lusardi, PT, DPT, PhD

Corrie A. Mancinelli, PT, PhD

Caryn McAllister, PT, DPT

Carol Ann Miller, PT, PhD, GCS

Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT

Marilyn Moffett, PT, PhD

Ruth Mulvany, PT, DPT

Brad Myers, PT, DSc, OCS

Theresa Nemmers, PT, PhD

Kevin Neville, PT, MS, CCS

Gina Lynne Pariser, PhD

Arco Paul, PhD

Melissa L. Peterson, PT, PhD, GCS

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

Patricia S. Pohl, PhD

Michael Reed, PT, DSc

Mindy Oxman Renfro, PT, PhD, GCS

Thais de Lima Resende, PhD

Scot Sawyer, PT, DPT

Lori Schrodt, PT, PhD

Cathie Sherrington, PT, PhD

Harshvardham Singh, PT, PhD

Jaclyn Megan Sions, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS

James Smith, PT, DPT

Michal Steffl, PhD

Elizabeth D. Thompson, PT, DPT, NCS

Frank Tudini, PT, DSc

Bayram Unver, PhD

Prakash Vaidhiyalingam, PT, MPT

Harvey Wallmann, PT, ATC, DSc, SCS

Sheila Thomas Watts, PT, DPT, GCS

Sheng-Che Yen, PhD

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