Editor's Message: 2023 JGPT Best Article Award, Journal Status, and Reviewer Appreciation 2022 : Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy

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Editor's Message: 2023 JGPT Best Article Award, Journal Status, and Reviewer Appreciation 2022

Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy 46(2):p 91-92, April/June 2023. | DOI: 10.1519/JPT.0000000000000385
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2023 JGPT Best Article Award: The Editors and Editorial Board of the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy (JGPT) are pleased to announce the winner of the 2023 JGPT Best Article Award: Congratulations to the authors, Gregory W. Hartley, PT, DPT, FAPTA; Kathryn E. Roach, PT, PhD; Robert W. Nithman, PT, DPT, PhD; Sherri R. Betz, PT, DPT; Carleen Lindsay, PT, MScAH; Robyn K. Fuchs, PhD, FACSM; Keith G. Avin, PT, DPT, PhD! Their study, “Physical Therapist Management of Patients With Suspected or Confirmed Osteoporosis: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy,” was published in the April-June issue last year. (Jour Geriatr Phys Ther, 2022, 45(2):p E106-E119.)

Journal Status

The JGPT received 216 submissions in 2022. This somewhat reduced submission rate is accompanied by an increased proportion of more relevant submissions following an update of the Instructions to Authors that emphasizes prior registration of reviews and clinical trials, the need for adequate sample sizes and multivariate analyses where appropriate, and reporting of clinical significance (in addition to statistical significance). Manuscripts originated from the United States and 26 other countries. Of these 216 submissions, 124 (57%) were assigned to an editor for a second review. Of these, 54 (44%) entered the peer-review system. Of the 199 papers for which final disposition was determined in 2022, 12, or 6%, were accepted and 16 (8%) have decisions remaining outstanding at the time of this writing. We are pleased to report that Journal Citation Reports indicate a 2022 impact factor of 3.252 for the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy; this score is a bit lower than the prior year. SCImago ranks the journal in the top 10% of Rehabilitation journals (11/139) and the top 30% of Geriatrics and Gerontology journals (33/110).

Reviewer Appreciation

While authors are solely responsible for the quality of manuscripts submitted to the JGPT, the quality of the manuscripts published in JGPT is enhanced by the feedback that authors receive from teams of editors and peer-reviewers. Constructive comments from associate editors (Bill Andrews, Min-Hui Huang, Kerstin Palombaro, Mindy Renfro and Harshvardhan Singh) and reviewers is used to revise and improve manuscripts, so that readers can clearly understand what was done (and why), what the study findings mean, and how they apply to clinical practice. This journal would not be the valued resource it is without these discerning associate editors and peer-reviewers, and I'm genuinely grateful for their time and efforts on behalf of the JGPT. Former Associate Editor Bob Wellmon, who remains our social and digital media coordinator, has been very successful in his efforts to engage authors and readers via Facebook, Twitter, etc., and I thank him for these outreach efforts.

The 69 editorial board members and reviewers listed below each reviewed 1 or more manuscripts for the Journal in 2022. Their professional dedication to ensuring knowledge translation to the field improves the quality of JGPT publications, and we truly appreciate their commitment to ensure that accepted papers meet high standards for scientific rigor and clinical relevance.

—Leslie K. Allison, PT, PhD, Editor-in-Chief


Special Recognition

This individual reviewed 5 or more manuscripts last year.

Stephen Carp

With Sincere Appreciation

These 68 individuals each reviewed 1 - 4 manuscripts last year.

Alia Alghwiri

Rania Almajid

Sugalya Amatachaya

Mateus Antunes

Garrett Ash

Dale Avers

Michael Bartholomew

Katharine Beissner

George Beneck

Heather Braden

Kathryn Brown

Cathy Ciolek

Tracey Collins

Sean Collins

Marie Corkery

Nicole Dawson

Laurie Devaney

Zeevi Dvir

Jason Falvey

Richard Fortinsky

Stacy Fritz

LaVerene Garner

Patricia Gillette

Susan Glenney

Paras Goel

Laura Gras

Tamara Gravano

Michelle Green

Timothy Hanke

Rashelle Hoffman

Ethan Hood

Min-Hui Huang

Elena Iconaru

Kent Irwin

Eric Johnson

Max Jordan

Tamra Keeney

Dennis Klima

Neeraj Kumar

Dalerie Lieberz

Derek Liuzzo

Corrie Mancinelli

Francisco Martinez-Olmos

Caryn McAllister

Karen McCulloch

Carol McFarland

Sara Migliarese

Marilyn Moffett

Arco Paul

Enrique Pineda

Alyssa Portelli

V. Prakash

Doha Rasheedy

William Reed

Thomas Rulleau

Scot Sawyer

Katharine Scrivener

Staci Shearin

Harshvardhan Singh

Jaclyn Sions

Mary Thompson

Elaine Trudelle-Jackson

Frank Tudini

Bayram Unver

Dawn Venema

Mark Weber

Fran Wedge

Laura White

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