Thank you to JRRD reviewers.
Authors: Yuhasz, Stacieann C.
Gribble, Johanna L.
Pub Date: 11/01/2008
Publication: Name: Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development Publisher: Department of Veterans Affairs Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2008 Department of Veterans Affairs ISSN: 0748-7711
Issue: Date: Nov, 2008 Source Volume: 45 Source Issue: 9
Accession Number: 205034207
Full Text: The Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development (JRRD) has accomplished much in the past year, but as always, we must start by thanking the 227 reviewers and the wonderful members of the JRRD Editorial Board who volunteer their time and knowledge to review each submission. Without their collective support and enthusiasm, JRRD production would grind to a halt. We must also thank our readership for their continued support as we worked to reestablish the new and improved version of the JRRD Web site, which is available at http:// Journal submission and production remained uninterrupted during the Web transition period and we wish to thank all those who continue to submit articles through Manuscript Central (http://

We will be implementing several new features to JRRD beginning in 2009, most of which are based on best practice guidelines for publication ethics (Graf C, Wager E, Bowman A, Fiack S, Scott-Lichter D, Robinson A. Best practice guidelines on publication ethics: A publisher's perspective. Int J Clin Pract. 2007;61(s152):1-26). At JRRD, we are very interested in providing solid editorial practices bolstered by good decisions, so as to effectively mitigate any potential financial, intellectual, and political interests that may compete with the dissemination of sound rehabilitation science and practice. The first new feature in each published article will be a section on specific author contributions. This feature, in addition to the current requirement for itemizing funding sources, will provide additional transparency for the JRRD readership. These author descriptions will be published in an abbreviated form at the end of each article to make it clear how each author was involved in the production of the work. For example, categories such as "Conceived and designed the experiments," "Patient recruitment," "Data collection," "Data analysis," "Prepared the manuscript," and "Statistical support" will be followed by the initials of each applicable author. In addition, during the proofing of all JRRD articles, all authors are required to sign off on the final article to assure full transparency among the persons submitting the article and to record the acknowledgment that all listed authors are aware of the subsequent publication and article content.

Following the example of such leading journals as Addiction, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, JRRD will be adopting a stricter conflict-of-interest disclosure policy for its authors beginning January 1, 2009. This policy will require authors to disclose financial ties for the 3 years prior to submission, i.e., direct employment, grants and research funding, and speaking fees, to cite a few examples. We will be following the Center for Science in the Public Interest's "Model Conflict of Interest Disclosure Guideline for Scientific and Medical Journals," available at guidelines.html. Specific instructions will be included in the Guidelines for Contributors available on the JRRD Web site and from the main logon page for the Manuscript Central Web site (

Also starting with the first issue in 2009, JRRD will announce a general Call for Papers in each issue. For example, we are currently interested in papers related to Rehabilitation Clinical Trials, Assistive Technology, and Rehabilitation Capacity for the Future. Please do not feel limited by this feature as we will always welcome suggestions and submissions from our readers.

Finally, JRRD will run a series of guest editorials on topics of interest to rehabilitation professionals. We will start with several articles on biostatistics featuring the specific usage and relevance to rehabilitation medicine and tailored to also be useful to nonstatisticians.

Additionally this upcoming year, JRRD will feature single-topic issues that include a section on dsyphagia, current research into traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury and pain, and cutting-edge prosthesis research outcomes based on a comprehensive veterans survey spanning the eras of World War II to Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. Also, anybody interested in editing a single-topic issue for 2010 or 2011 should contact the editor as soon as possible.


Again, we wish to thank all who volunteer their time and expertise to continue to keep JRRD excellent. We hope to continue to expand upon these relationships and cultivate new ones. As always, we welcome your input. Thank you.

Stacieann C. Yuhasz, PhD

Editor, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development

Johanna L. Gribble, MA

Technical Writer-Editor, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development

JRRD Peer Reviewers in 2008


Gary Abrams

Kenneth Adams

Roger Anderson

Jan Andrysek

David Armstrong

Micheal Armstrong

Maureen Ashe

Bradley Axelrod

Peter Axelson


Judith Babcock-Parziale

Geoff Bardsley

Mark Baron

Mohammad Bayat

Deborah Becker

Morris Bell

Gary Berke

Gina Bertocci

Kendra Betz

C. Scott Bickel

U. Bivona

Philip Blatt

John Bowker

Olivier Branford

Lisa Brenner

David Brienza

Cynthia Brown

Cathleen Buckon


Evan Call

Jack Callaghan

James Campbell

Margaret Campbell

Diana Cardenas

Susan M. Carlton

Giselle Carnaby Mann

Kenneth Ciuffreda

Edward Clancy

David Clark

Gregory Clark

J. David Clark

W. Darrin Clouse

Emmanuel Collins

Rose Collins

Patricia Constantini

I. J. Cook

Rory Cooper

Sylvie Coupaud

James L. Coyle

William Craelius

A. Craig

Michael Craine

David Crandell

Michael Crossland

Eric D. Crown

Roger Cummings


Teresa Damush

Stephanie Daniels

Charles Dankmeyer

Christine Detrembleur

Michael DeVivo

W. Dalton Dietrich

Marcel Dijkers

Michael Dillon

Steven Dobscha

Nick Donaldson

Angela Drake

Charles Drebing

William Durfee

Trevor Dyson-Hudson


Mary Eaton

William Ebben

Joan Edelstein

Laura Edsberg

Alberto Espay


Pouran Faghri

Elizabeth Felix

Stephen Figoni

Stan Finkelstein

Shirley Fitzgerald

Donald Fletcher

Sylvia Ford

James Foto

Potdevin Francois

Louis French

Stacy Fritz


Robert Gailey

David Ganz

Steven Gard

Kathryn Garrett

Jan Geertzen

Sudip K. Ghosh

Ronald Gironda

Lance Goetz

Naomi Goodman

Gerald Grass

Roxann Gross

Kalpana Gupta

Ranjan Gupta


Bryan Hains

A. Hama

Elizabeth Hannold

Andrew Hansen

Laurie Harkness

Tara Healy

Ian Hentall

Susan Herdmann

Stefan Hesse

M. Jason Highsmith

Chester Ho

Helen Hoenig

Han Houdijk

Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler

MaggieLee Huckabee


Cynthia Ingraham


Mark Jensen


Claire Kalpakjian

Robert Kane

Mark Kaplan

Patricia Karg

Douglas I. Katz

Kenton Kaufman

Bryan Kemp

Caroline Kendall

Robert Kerns

Erin Klein

Glenn Klute

Regina Konz

Andrei Krassioukov

David E. Krebs

Vladimir Kulyukin


Eugene Lai

Michelle Lange

Richard Lauer

Cathy Lazarus

James Leonard

Charles Levy

Henry Lew

Lauren Lieberman

J. Logemann

Helen Lu


Ana Paula Mac-Kay

Laurence Magder

Stineman Margaret

Marianne Mathewson-Chapman

Gary McCullough

Brendan McHugh

John Michael

Arthur Miller

Cara Miller

Patricia Miller

Stephan Milosavljevic

Miriam Morey

Kenneth Muller


Greg Nemunaitis

Kathryn Nicholson Perry

Linda Nici

Brian Noga

Cecilia Norrbrink

Jonathan Norton


N. Olivier

Kutay Ordu Gokkaya

John Otis

Marie-Christine Ouellet


Paul Pasquina

Janet Patterson

Jon Pearlman

Karen Perell

Mark Pitkin

Matthew Plow

Prudence Plummer-D'Amato

Neil Postans


Linda Resnik

J. Scott Richards

Stacie Ringleb

Joshua Rolock

Keith Rome

Michael Rosen

Robert Ruff


Jacqueline Sagen

David Sanderson

Henning Schmidt

Lawrence Schneider

Joel Scholten

Ronald Schuchard

Brian Schulz

Ava Segal

Tiffany Shubert

Philip Siddall

Brian Smith

Douglas Smith

Andrea Spehar

Gretchen Stephens

Margaret Stineman

Laura Stone

Siobhan Strike

Stephen Sprigle

Istvan Stadler

Bonnie Steele

Stephanie Studenski

Jelena Svircev


Ina Tarkka

James S. Thomas

Raymond Trybus

Aaron P. Turner


Jack Uellendahl

Philip Ullrich


Rodney Vanderploeg

Lucas van der Woude

Stefan van Drongelen

Linda van Roosmalen


Mark Walker

Mitchell Wallin

Susan Waltzman

Claude Wasterlain

Yuriko Watanabe

Gerald Weisman

John Whyte

Eva Widerstrom-Noga

Richard Wilson

Sara Wilson

Sandra (Hubbard) Winkler

Erik Wolf

Man Sang Wong


Yu-To Yasokawa

Robert Yezierski

Staciann Yuhasz


Min Zhao

Joel Ziev

Angelika Zissimopoulos

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