Rehab in Review Celebrates Twenty Years
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Posted by: Bernadette Rensing
October marks the twenty-year anniversary of the first
edition of the surveillance journal, Rehab
in Review. Launched in October of 1993 at Louisiana State University, Rehab in Review was initially conceived
as an educational resource, designed to provide Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation physicians with a summary of important articles appearing
outside of the official journals of the AAP and
AAPM&R. During these twenty years, the same volunteer staff have produced
this monthly publication and obtained outside funding in order to deliver a free
copy of the journal to each PM&R resident in training in the United States.
Soon after its launch, Rehab in Review
was offered to attending physicians by subscription, and became one of the top
five, most read journals among practicing physiatrists (Am J PM&R, 2002).
PHOTO: David T. Burke, MD, MA, Editor-in-Chief; Roberta Alysoun Bell, PhD, Copy Editor; Randolph L. Roig, MD, Executive Editor
Rehab in Review has
achieved academic recognition, and now enjoys the status of an affiliated
publication of the AAP, offered through the AAP website as a benefit of
membership. The journal is also endorsed by the International Society of
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, and is recognized and distributed through
the World Health Organization and a number of national PM&R societies
throughout the world.
The editors of Rehab in
Review scan 100 journals every month for the most recent and most relevant
studies related to the practice of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Those rated
most suitable are forwarded to the editorial office, with the final selection
of approximately 25 manuscripts for summary. The purpose of the journal is to
glean information from the journals produced in related fields (neurology,
neurosurgery, rheumatology, orthopedic surgery, internal medicine, sports
medicine, and joint specific journals), which impacts the understanding and the
treatment of the patients of physiatry. With each issue, the editors produce a
broad collection of articles which provide readers with information instantly applicable
to their practices.
The AAP congratulates the very dedicated Rehab in Review editors and team on reaching this milestone. Thank you for the monumental effort that goes into the publication and for allowing AAP members to enjoy RIR.
Members of the AAP can read the latest copy of Rehab in Review
through the AAP website (http://www.physiatry.org/?page=rehabinreview),
and can access the Rehab in Review
website for CME credits (http://rehabinreview.com/ ).