We have compiled here questions and answers about the JOSPT website that we receive most frequently.
Q How do I login?
Your initial login to the JOSPT website enables the site to recognize you as an APTA member or JOSPT subscriber. Please choose FIRST-TIME LOGIN, located in the left-hand navigation bar. Select the APTA member or JOSPT subscriber option and enter your member or subscriber number and the city to which we mail your print issues of the Journal. A welcome screen will ask for your email address and direct you to complete your profile where you may also change your password. From this point forward, you will login using your email address and the password you select.
If you are a member of one of JOSPT's international partner organizations, please login using the email address you have provided to your organization and the special password your organization has given you. You will see a welcome screen and be able to complete your profile. You may also change your password on the My Profile page. From this point forward, you will login using your email address and the password you select.
If you are a member, subscriber, or an international partner member and are asked to pay for articles you wish to view, the system has not recognized you. Please go to First-Time Login and follow the directions above, or call 1-877-766-3450 for assistance.
Q What does the JOSPT site offer me?
The site offers a wide range of features and capabilities. For example, you may personalize your interaction with the Journal through My JOSPT, selecting your own password and subscribing to email alerts and RSS feeds so you know when the Journal publishes material that is of interest to you. You may search JOSPT's archives, which are complete from 1979 to date, and build personalized article collections in My Documents. In addition, you may access pre-print versions of accepted papers in manuscript form in JOSPT Express. The site provides videos of diagnostic and treatment procedures, downloadable PowerPoint presentation slides, and other supplemental material for selected articles. You may order hard copy issues through the Previous Issues section of the site when these issues are still available. You may also participate in the Journal's Read for Credit continuing education program, where you can read articles, take quizzes about them, and earn continuing education units. The site enables you to keep track of the credits you earn and download certificates for the quizzes you successfully complete through My CEUs. And you may submit your research paper for review and apply to become a JOSPT reviewer.
Q As an institutional subscriber, how can I register my organization's IP (Internet Protocol) addresses?
Administrators of institutional subscriptions should send their IP addresses and contact information, including email addresses, to email@example.com. We will enter this information into the system and send directions on how to login and manage institutional IPs, adding and deleting them through My Subscriptions within My JOSPT.
Q How do students and faculty at an academic institution access the JOSPT website?
Students and faculty can piggyback on their school's subscription and IP address access to take advantage of JOSPT online, receiving email alerts, building article collections, and taking Read for Credit quizzes, according to their special interests. We encourage every student and faculty member to have his or her own My JOSPT page.
Q How can I search the content on the JOSPT site?
There are 3 ways to search the JOSPT website: 1) using the Search link (powered by Google) located in the upper left-hand navigation bar running throughout the site, (2) selecting any combination of article types, topics, or media types available in Collections, or 3) locating an article in Previous Issues when you know the year and month in which it was published.
Q Where can I find the full table of contents for the current issue?
The full table of contents for an issue is located both in the center panel of the home page and on the Previous Issues page.
Q How many years of past issues of the Journal does the online archives include, and what material is open access?
JOSPT's article archives are complete. The website includes archived issues and articles from summer 1979 when the Journal was first published through the current issue.
All material from the Journal's launch to within 3 years of the current issue is publicly available, or open access. In addition, articles published in the last 3 years that are clinical guidelines, that are the basis for Read for Credit continuing education quizzes, and that rely on publicly-funded research are also open access. JOSPT supports fully the public access policies of such governmental entities as the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the UK Medical Research Council, the European Research Council, The Wellcome Trust, and the Australian Research Council. Accepted manuscripts that report on publicly-funded research are made available in digital form to their authors to provide to central databases such as NIH's PubMed Central for public access, and on the JOSPT website as soon as the manuscript is published.
Q Why aren't the articles in JOSPT Express edited and formatted like the other articles on the Journal's website?
JOSPT Express provides immediate electronic publication of manuscripts that have been accepted for publication in the print edition of the Journal. These peer-reviewed manuscripts are posted in PDF format as submitted by their authors. They have not been edited or formatted and thus do not reflect the editorial standards to which the JOSPT holds its published material. JOSPT Express was created to give authors the opportunity to present their evidence to the musculoskeletal rehabilitation community many weeks or even months before it appears in print, and to give readers immediate access to the results of evidence-based research that can affect clinical practice and new research designs.
Q Can I stop receiving the Journal in print?
Yes, JOSPT subscribers and APTA members of the Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy Sections can help the environment by "opting out" of receiving the Journal in print each month as follows. If you are:
- A JOSPT subscriber: Email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Journal office toll-free at 1-877-766-3450 and provide your name and subscriber number.
- An APTA Orthopaedic or Sports Section member: Go to http://www.apta.org/ and update your preferences in the My Profile area of myAPTA. Select myAPTA from the horizontal navigation menu (you'll be asked to login, if you haven't already done so), then proceed to My Profile. Click on the Email & Publications tab, choose your "opt out" preferences, and save.
Subscribers and members alike will continue to have access to JOSPT online and can retrieve current and archived issues anytime and anywhere you have Internet access.
Q How does the Read for Credit continuing education program work?
JOSPT's Read for Credit (RFC) program invites Journal readers to study and analyze selected JOSPT articles and successfully complete online quizzes about them for continuing education credit. To participate in the program:
- Go to www.jospt.org and click on Read for Credit in the left-hand navigation column that runs throughout the site, or on the link in the Read for Credit box in the right-hand column of the home page.
- Choose an article to study and when ready, click Take Exam for that article.
- Login and pay for the quiz by credit card.
- Take the quiz.
- Evaluate the RFC experience and receive a personalized certificate of continuing education credits.
The RFC program offers you 2 opportunities to pass the quiz. You may review all of your answers--including the questions you missed. You will receive 0.2 CEUs, or 2 contact hours, for each quiz passed. The Journal website maintains a history of the quizzes you have taken and the credits and certificates you have been awarded in the My CEUs section of your My JOSPT account.
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