In 2017, APTA and Oxford University Press launched an exciting partnership to copublish PTJ .
What did not change
- APTA members will continue to receive a subscription to PTJ.
Members have come to rely on PTJ as the source for solid research on a range of topics relevant to direct care, basic science, and health policy, as well as practice guidelines and opinions on important topics related to evidence-based practice and health care delivery. The PTJ-OUP partnership will ensure that this member benefit continues to deliver value.
- The PTJ Editorial Board and staff team has full control over the actual content of the journal.
The PTJ-OUP partnership will allow APTA to leverage the publishing and dissemination power of the world's largest university press while maintaining full control over journal content, peer review, and editorial leadership.
- Authors can opt to publish in PTJ under the journal's traditional rules.
While the PTJ-OUP partnership will create a possibility for 2 kinds of open-access publishing (see below), authors may also choose to publish under a 12-month embargo on articles, after which time the articles become freely accessible.
What is different
- PTJ is reducing its carbon footprint and will be online-only by 2019.
APTA is transitioning members to an online-only journal. As a member, there is nothing you need to do; you'll be notified when your subscription is about to shift to the online format and your print version will cease.
- PTJ articles will receive wider promotion across the globe, and readers will have more opportunities for engagement.
OUP has an extensive social media presence, and will be featuring selected PTJ articles on its OUPblog, 1 of the most widely read academic blogs in the world. Additionally, OUP's publishing platform will integrate PTJ articles with other online resources.
- Each PTJ article will have information about where it's being discussed and shared.
At a glance, readers and authors will see how much online attention an article is getting—how often and where it's been mentioned in the news, in blogs, on Twitter, in Wikipedia citations, in public policy documents, in commentaries, and in bookmarks on reference managers such as Mendeley.
- Authors will have open-access options.
Authors published in PTJ will have the ability to participate in an optional open-access program. This program offers 2 ways to create an open-access article: a noncommercial path that permits readers to download an article for noncommercial purposes as long as they credit the authors, and an "unrestricted" path that permits readers to use, reproduce, disseminate, or display the article in any way, including for commercial purposes, as long as they credit the authors. For more information, visit the PTJ website.
Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your PTJ Subscription
- When you come to the PTJ site, sign in right away. Click on Sign in (top right), then click Sign in via society site under the APTA logo.
- Enter your APTA member username and password, click the Login button, then Click here to continue back to the site.
- You'll see "APTA Member Access" at top right, which means you have successfully logged in, and you can access all content on the site (currently 1980 through present, with earlier volumes to be added in 2018).
- To sign up for alerts, click on Alerts in the blue bar at the top, and register for an Oxford Academic account so that you can select table-of-contents alerts or other alerts.