Last Fall, JOSPT conducted an extensive environmental survey that attracted 560 respondents. The survey represented the Journal’s many stakeholder groups, including authors, reviewers, editors, Orthopaedic and Sports Sections members, individual and institutional subscribers, and international partners. The Journal also held a strategic planning meeting and adopted a plan for the next 2 years. Among other findings, the survey showed that journals remain the most important means by which professionals stay current in the field of musculoskeletal rehabilitation. The survey also highlighted the technological sea change in publishing today. The expansion of JOSPT’s online features in recent years, the need to select the “right” technologies, the plethora of content delivery options already available, and the growing demand to read and access the Journal anytime, anywhere, dominated the survey’s results. Based on this survey, existing initiatives, and discussion at the planning meeting, JOSPT’s plan for the future has at its heart technology as means of developing and disseminating clinically relevant information to improve patient care. KEY WORDS: media, technology
In Memoriam: Former JOSPT Editor, Dr Richard Paul Di Fabio
Richard Paul Di Fabio, PT, PhD, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy from 1999 to 2001, died Friday, December 9, 2011, following a prolonged and private battle with a progressive illness.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2012:42(1):3-4. doi:10.2519/jospt.2012.0102
Based on a recent survey, existing initiatives, and discussion at the strategic planning meeting, JOSPT’s plan for the future has at its heart technology as means of developing and disseminating clinically relevant information to improve patient care.