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  • PTJ's Research Impact on the Rise

    The influence of PTJ (Physical Therapy), APTA's scientific journal, continues to grow: according to Journal Citation Reports (JCR), the frequency with which PTJ is cited in other journals—its "impact factor"—made PTJ #7 among rehabilitation journals and #16 among orthopedic journals in 2018. A journal's impact factor is used by many researchers to decide where to publish their work.

    The JCR rating isn't the only indicator of PTJ's increasingly high profile. Another rating, called the Eigenfactor score, ranks PTJ fourth among rehabilitation journals even after excluding self-citation (references from one article in a journal to another article in the same journal).

    "The improved impact factor is a direct result of the hard work and commitment of our Editorial Board members, our reviewers, and, most of all, our authors," noted Editor in Chief Alan Jette, PT, PhD.

    To mark the occasion, Jette has posted a special selection of PTJ's top-cited papers on a PTJ "High Impact Research" webpage.

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