1. Section Editor(s): Allison, Leslie K. PT, PhD
  2. Editor

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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


Daniela Abreu


Alia Alghwiri


Sugalya Amatachaya


Marina Arkkukangas


Garrett Ash


Dale Avers


Keith Avin


April Barry


Katherine Beissner


Michael Bemben


Richard Bohannon


Robert Briggs


Kathryn Brown


Jennifer Bunn


Ryan Campbell


Stephen Carp


Tracey Collins


Rebecca Crouch


Tiago da Silva Alexandre


Nicole Dawson


Laurie Devaney


Zeevi Dvir


Ellen Erdman


Christian Evans


Jason Falvey


Susanne Finnegan


Richard Fortinsky


Stacy Fritz


Anne Galgon


Arzu Genc


Patricia Gillette


Susan Glenney


Hui-Ting Goh


Laura Gras


Tamara Gravano


Michelle Gray


Michelle Green


Dawn Gulick


Timothy Hanke


Peter Hartley


Janine Hatch


Jill Heitzman


Nancy Henderson


Tiffany Hilton


Min Hui Huang


Susan Hunter


Elena Iconaru


Kent Irwin


Eric Johnson


Michal Katz-Leurer


Timothy Kauffman


Justin Keogh


Dennis Klima


Neeraj Kumar


Sarah Lamb


Kelly Lindenberg


Derek Liuzzo


Mark Loftin


Michelle Lusardi


Corrie Mancinelli


Caryn McAllister


Kenneth Miller


Carol Miller


Marilyn Moffett


Brad Myers


Theresa Nemmers


Kevin Neville


Arco Paul


Melissa Peterson


Enrique Pineda


Patricia Pohl


V Prakash


Mindy Renfro


Thais Resende


Jon Rizzo


Scot Sawyer


Lori Schrodt


Ignacio Seixas da Silva


Cathie Sherrington


Harshvardhan Singh


Jaclyn Sions


James Smith


Veronica Southard


Michal Steffl


Anielle Takahashi


Sayed Tantawy


Elizabeth Thompson


Elaine Trudelle-Jackson


Frank Tudini


Bayram Unver


Harvey Wallmann


Sheila Watts


Fran Wedge


Sheng-Che Yen