Hello again, JPO readers!
If you are reading this commentary, then you obviously have some vested interest in this publication. I regard JPO as your journal, so the content should be tailored to your interests and desires. I don't presume to have all of the solutions for increasing the stature, quality, and visibility of this journal, so I appreciate the suggestions and insights from practitioners, researchers, and other professionals affiliated with P&O. Fortunately, we have many colleagues in the field of P&O who are more than willing to share their thoughts with me about how to improve JPO. In fact, just last week, a fellow researcher contacted me with some great suggestions about how to improve the presentation of material within the journal's articles for the benefit of practitioners. This got me thinking about other ways that we can further improve JPO so that it will be more useful to you in both the clinical setting and research environment. Here are just a few questions that immediately come to mind: What types of articles do you enjoy reading most and why? What can we do to increase your interest in JPO content and grow overall readership within the profession? Are there other changes that we could make to the journal that would impact your learning and facilitate implementation of the findings and conclusions in your daily work?
As always, we would love to hear your ideas for growing JPO's stature in the field while increasing its relevance to our profession. Please feel free to contact me or any of the Editorial Board members with your thoughts.
Steven A. Gard, PhDCopyright © 2017 American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
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