1. Bohannon, Richard W. Editor

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The Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy continues to be the target of numerous submissions and citations. One hundred five submissions were entered into the peer-review process in 2015. This number is comparable with the 106 and 104 entered into the peer-review process in 2013 and 2014, respectively. These manuscripts originated from the United States and 30 other countries. Of papers for which final disposition was determined in 2015, 30.4% were accepted. This is comparable with 29.9% in 2014. On the basis of citations of article published in the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, Science Citation Index Expanded reports a small but steady increase in the Journal's impact factor: 1.275 (2014), 1.255 (2013), and 1.212 (2012). SCImago ranks the Journal in the top 50% of Geriatrics and Gerontology journals (44/108) and the top third of Rehabilitation journals (31/115).


Reviewing the manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy involves the coordinated efforts of the Journal's editors and reviewers. In addition to myself and the Associate Editors (Marybeth Brown, Kevin K. Chui, Bernadette Williams-York, and Robert Wellmon), the 77 Editorial Board members and reviewers listed below each reviewed 1 or more manuscripts for the Journal in 2015. Their efforts are greatly appreciated.


-Richard W. Bohannon, Editor


Reviewers for 2015


Alia A. Alghwiri, PhD


Leslie K. Allison, PT, PhD


Bill Andrews, PT, EdD, NCS


Shahnawaz Anwer, PT, MPT


Garrett Ash, MS


Ann Ashburn, PhD, FCSP


Dale Avers, PT, DPT, PhD


Keith Avin, PT, PhD


John O. Barr, PT, PhD


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


Katherine Beissner, PT, PhD


Debra Bemben, PhD


Michael Bemben, PhD


Heather J. Braden, PT, PhD, GCS


Ryan Campbell, PT, DPT


Stephen Carp, PT, PhD, GCS


Steven Chesbro, PT, DPT, EdD, GCS


Tracey Collins, PT, PhD, GCS


Laurie Devaney, PT, MSc


Zeevi Dvir, PhD, LLB


Tammy Dziadek, PT, DPT, GCS


Richard Fortinsky, PhD


Stacy L. Fritz, PT, PhD


George Fulk, PT, PhD


Anne Keeler Galgon, PT, PhD, NCS


Patricia Gillette, PT, PhD


Jordan Glenn, PhD


Hui-Ting Goh, PhD


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


Tamara Gravano, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA


Michelle Gray, PhD


Patricia A. Hageman, PhD


Timothy Hanke, PT, PhD


Jill Heitzman, PT, DPT


Tiffany Hilton, PT, PhD


Carrie W. Hoppes, PT, DPT


Min Hui Huang, PT, PhD, NCS


Kent E. Irwin, PT, DHS, GCS


Maura Iversen, PT, DPT, ScD


Eric Johnson, DSc


Michal Katz-Leurer, PhD


Karen Kemmis, PT, DPT


Justin W. L. Keogh, PhD


Dennis Klima, PT, PhD, GCS, NCS


David Lake, PT, PhD


Kelly M. Lindenberg, PT, PhD


Mark Loftin, PhD


Michelle Lusardi, PT, DPT, PhD


Corrie A. Mancinelli, PT, PhD


Caryn McAllister, PT, DPT


Ann Medley, PT, PhD


Carol Ann Miller, PT, PhD, GCS


Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT


Theresa Nemmers, PT, PhD


Kevin Neville, PT, MS, CCS


Kerstin Palombaro, PT, PhD, CAPS


Gina Lynne Pariser, PhD


Melissa L. Peterson, PT, PhD, GCS


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


Patricia S. Pohl, PhD


Michael Lawrence Reed, PT, DSc


Mindy Oxman Renfro, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS


Thais de Lima Resende, PhD


Lori Schrodt, PT, PhD


Cathie Sherrington, PT, PhD


Jaclyn Megan Sions, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS


Veronica Southard, PT, DHSc, GCS, CEEAA


Michal Steffl, PhD


Sayed A. Tantawy, PhD


Elizabeth D. Thompson, PT, DPT, NCS


Bayram Unver, PhD


Prakash Vaidhiyalingam, PT, MPT


Anthony Vandervoort, PhD


Sheila Thomas Watts, PT, DPT, GCS


Fran Wedge, PT, DSc, GCS


Nancy Wofford, PT, DPT, OCS


Sheng-Che Yen, PhD