Guest editorial.
Article Type: Editorial
Author: Stotter, Gill
Pub Date: 07/01/2010
Publication: Name: New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy Publisher: New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists ISSN: 0303-7193
Issue: Date: July, 2010 Source Volume: 38 Source Issue: 2
Accession Number: 263992599
Full Text: We would like to thank Dr Haxby Abbott for the major contribution he has made to the publication of physiotherapy research. Haxby took over as editor of the New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy (NZJP) in 2005. He was instrumental in the NZJP becoming an open access journal, a first for journals of professional physiotherapy organisations. He was also committed to getting the journal listed on research databases. It is now listed on AMED, CINAHL and Pro Quest giving increased international exposure and recognition to authors publishing in the journal.

One of the first changes he made was the establishment of an International Editorial Advisory Board in 2006 leading to greater overseas input into our journal. He also introduced some new sections: 'In Other Journals' which alerts readers to open access articles relevant to the practice of physiotherapy, and 'Out of Aotearoa' featuring articles by New Zealand authors published overseas.

We are fortunate to have two internationally recognised schools of physiotherapy producing world class research. The research includes critical analysis of the professional issues physiotherapists are facing set in the context of the New Zealand health environment. To ensure there is a robust vehicle for publication of articles relevant to the New Zealand population, as well as a wide range of other articles from here and overseas, it has been decided to continue with the NZJP as the official journal of Physiotherapy New Zealand.

We would also like to thank the current members of the Honorary Editorial Committee Dr Leigh Hale, Dr David Nicholls, Julie Reeve and Dr Stephanie Woodley for their ongoing support and hard work. We are currently seeking expressions of interest for a new editor.

Gill Stotter

President, Physiotherapy New Zealand
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