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The Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal that strives to advance musculoskeletal and sports-related health and rehabilitation, particularly in the areas of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy.
As such, JOSPT depends on expert reviewers of its manuscript content. Reviewers are essential to the peer-review process and to the Journal’s ultimate success in meeting the needs of its readers and the profession. Reviewers are asked to comment on the originality and importance of the research, appropriateness of the research design, adequacy of the methodology and experimental techniques, interpretations and discussion of the findings, soundness of the conclusions, and clarity of the writing.
To respond to both the quantity and diversity of submitted manuscripts, the Journal continuously evaluates and expands its reviewer panel. To be considered as a reviewer, you must have published at least 1 paper (as principal author or coauthor) in a peer-reviewed journal. Being published is not required to become a reviewer of books, videos, or software. If you are not already a reviewer, the Journal invites you to complete and submit our reviewer application form.
The Editor-in-Chief, Editors, Associate Editors, and Senior Editor of JOSPT have prepared a handbook designed to help manuscript reviewers accomplish their roles within the Journal’s peer review process.
JOSPT regularly publishes reviews of scholarly books and educational videos, DVDs, and software written and produced for the physical therapy profession. Products that are reviewed are donated to the Journal and may become the property of reviewers or their institutions. The Editor-in-Chief and Editor, Abstracts and Book and Media Reviews, have prepared a handbook designed to assist you in reviewing these materials.
The following links may be useful as you review manuscripts submitted to JOSPT:
Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication: http://www.icmje.org/icmje.pdf
Hierarchy of Evidence from the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine: http://www.cebm.net/levels_of_evidence.asp
CONSORT statement and checklist for quality reporting of randomized controlled trials: http://www.consort-statement.org/Statement/revisedstatement.htm and http://www.consort-statement.org/Statement/revisedstatement.htm#checklist
ASSERT statement -- the articulation of A Standard for the Scientific and Ethical Review of Trials: http://www.assert-statement.org/
QUOROM statement for quality reporting of meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials: http://www.consort-statement.org/Evidence/evidence.html#quorom
QUOROM statement checklist for quality reporting of meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials: http://www.consort-statement.org/QUOROM.pdf
STARD initiative for complete and accurate reporting of studies on diagnostic accuracy: http://www.consort-statement.org/Initiatives/newstard.htm
STROBE statement for quality reporting of observational studies: http://www.strobe-statement.org/
MOOSE statement for quality reporting of meta-analyses of observational studies: http://www.consort-statement.org/Initiatives/MOOSE/moose.pdf
AMA Citation & Reference Style Guide: http://healthlinks.washington.edu/hsl/styleguides/ama.html
Dictionary of Units of Measure: http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/index.html
Orthogate (online orthopaedics resources): http://www.orthogate.org/
JOSPT receives manuscript submissions electronically and reviews them using a Web-based system located at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jospt . If you are assigned a manuscript, please follow the instructions in the reviewer confirmation email that is sent to you.
Book reviewers should submit their reviews electronically. Please email your book review as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please go to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jospt to update your contact information, including mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address.