Journal of Physiotherapy

Official Journal of the Australian Physiotherapy Association

Journal of Physiotherapy is the official journal of the Australian Physiotherapy Association. The Editorial Board's mission is to publish significant research which has important implications for physiotherapy (also known as physical therapy). Our vision is for the journal to be the pre-eminent international publication of the science and practice of physiotherapy.

In January 2008 Journal of Physiotherapy became the first physiotherapy journal to conform to the ICMJE requirement wherein randomised trials are registered with a recognised Trial Registry.

The journal prioritises systematic reviews over non-systematic reviews and commissions clinical trials, economic analyses, experimental studies, qualitative studies, epidemiological studies, and observational studies.

In January 2014 the journal became the first core physiotherapy / physical therapy journal to make Editorials and peer-reviewed original research freely-available.

From 2016 the APA will extend their support of excellence in physiotherapy practice by sponsoring Open Access publication of all Journal of Physiotherapy content. All past, present and future journal articles will therefore be freely accessible. There will be no author fees for publication.

Editor: A/Prof. Mark Elkins PhD, MHSc, BA, BPhty

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  • Imprint: Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • ISSN: 1836-9553