Journal Format Changes: Readers will notice in this and the remaining issues of 2019 that we have adopted a ‘hybrid’ journal format with some articles published ‘in-print’ as usual, plus additional articles published ‘online-only' with the author's permission. These ‘online-only’ articles will not appear in-print, but will be citation-ready, with assigned Volume, Issue and Page numbers equivalent to in-print articles. This format better accommodates the large number of previously accepted papers within a shorter time period. It also benefits both authors, whose work will be published sooner, and readers, who will more promptly receive recent valuable evidence. The Editors extend their sincere appreciation to the AGPT Board of Directors for their substantial support in this effort to more rapidly advance knowledge translation to the field.
Journal Status: The Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy continues to experience a substantial increase in the submission rate. We received 224 submissions in 2018, of which 215 were entered into the peer-review system. These reviewed submissions represent an increase of 20% compared with 2017. Manuscripts originated from the United States and 32 other countries. Of papers for which final disposition was determined in 2018, 27% were accepted. Journal Citation Reports indicate a 2017 impact factor of 2.096 for the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. SCImago ranks the Journal in the top 45% of geriatrics and gerontology journals (44/108; 41%), and the top 30% of rehabilitation journals (35/122; 29%).
Reviewer Appreciation: Manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy undergo a multi-step, sequential review process that requires the coordinated efforts of the Journal's Editor, five Associate Editors, and numerous Reviewers. I extend my sincere thanks to our dedicated Associate Editors: Bill Andrews, Kevin Chui, Ann Medley, Kerstin Palombaro, and Robert Wellmon, who all work diligently to review many submitted manuscripts and shepherd them through the review process. In addition to myself and the Associate Editors, the 94 Editorial Board members and Reviewers listed below each reviewed 1 or more manuscripts for the Journal in 2018. We are grateful for their service and sincerely appreciate the time and effort they invest to support the Journal.
—Leslie K. Allison, PT, PhD, Editor
Reviewers for 2018
Tiago da Silva Alexandre
Min Hui Huang
Ignácio Seixas da Silva