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The Future is Bright for Veteran-centric Rehabilitation Research Publications

The Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development (JRRD) is Phasing Out – The Public Library of Science (PLOS) is the New Home for the Veteran-centric Rehabilitation Research Community

Dear JRRD Readership,

JRRD, housed within the Rehabilitation Research and Development Service (RR&D), is being phased out. As part of that process, the final print edition of JRRD will occur September 2016 and manuscript submissions are no longer being accepted.

It was important to RR&D to find a new venue where the rehabilitation community can convene and publish rehabilitation research that addresses Veterans healthcare issues. To this end, JRRD/RR&D fortunately entered into conversations with PLOS – open access publisher of 7 biomedical journals – and found in PLOS a like-minded organization interested in continuing the JRRD Veteran-centric mission. Hence, PLOS is the new venue and represents the future of Veteran-centric rehabilitation research. We recommend that you consider submitting your manuscript to PLOS.

PLOS has been developing a publishing venue called PLOS Channels, specifically designed as an ingathering place for research communities such as rehabilitation. Both PLOS and JRRD/RR&D recognized the value of Channels to maintain a high quality venue dedicated to Veteran-centric rehabilitation research. PLOS is excited to start seeing your research submitted to the Channel. Please go to ( for detailed information. Should you have any questions about PLOS Channels, please contact

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Rehabilitation research article summaries (JRRD At a Glance) in lay-person terms available in English, Spanish, and Chinese, as well as English and Spanish podcasts, a 3-minute video graphically orienting stakeholders to the global scope of published JRRD veterans focused rehabilitation research, and JRRD frequently asked questions.

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JRRD features full legacy content (back to the inaugural 1964 issue), a year-long tribute section entitled “Then & Now” published as retrospective comparisons with articles published in the first issues of the Bulletin of Prosthetics Research, the 40th Anniversary Issue, as well as single topic issues.

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