The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy (JACPT), a new peer-reviewed publication, is the brainchild of the Acute Care Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Alexandria, Va.

The quarterly journal, which focuses on the science and practice of physical therapy involving patients with acute care needs, will give section members timely information on matters that relate to acute care physical therapy practice. Submissions may include research reports, case studies, case reports, reviews, perspectives pieces, and letters to the editor.

Articles should be submitted directly to Editor-in-Chief Glenn Irion, PhD, PT, CWS, of the University of South Alabama at girion@jaguar1.usouthal.edu. At least two reviewers and an associate editor will review submissions.

 Papers appearing in the inaugural issue of JACPT include:

  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) from a Physical Therapist’s Perspective: A Case Report
  • The Effects of a Physical Therapy Triage System on the Outcomes of ICU Patients with Respiratory Failure
  • University of Rochester Acute Care Evaluation: A New Functional Outcome Measure for the Acute Care Setting

The editorial board comprises Irion; Deputy Editor Beth A. Smith, DPT, PhD, of the Oregon University for Health Science; and Associate Editors Scott LaRaus, DPT, CWS, of Princeton Medical Center, Kevin Brueilly, PT, PhD, of Lynchburg College, and Jane Wetzel, PT, PhD, of Youngstown State University.

 The Acute Care Section has assembled a diverse group of peer reviewers and welcomes applications from those interested in joining their ranks; interested parties should e-mail Irion at girion@jaguar1.usouthal.edu.

Two issues will be published in 2010, and JACPT will be published four times a year starting in 2011. JACPT is mailed to Section members and paid subscribers. The publication is copyrighted and registered with the Library of Congress. It is indexed in EBSCO and Gale. JACPT accepts advertising that conforms to the standards of the APTA. Contact the Acute Care Section’s management office at studio@aptanj.org or call (888) 762-2427.

[Source: APTA]