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Volume 43 Number 7, November/December 2006
Pages vii — ix

From the Editor's Desk


JRRD Year in Review

Stacieann C. Yuhasz, PhDEditor, Journal of Rehabilitation Researchand Development

Stacieann C. Yuhasz, PhD
    Editor,
    Journal of Rehabilitation Researchand Development

The year 2006 was a banner year for the Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development (JRRD). The JRRD Web site (http://www.rehab.research.va.gov) experienced more than 3.3 million downloads, up 101 percent from the previous year. We introduced a "cluster searching" tool to our Web site that allows concentrated searching of defined topics within JRRD articles and archival materials, which currently date back to 1977 and are accessed regularly. Moreover, we revamped the content and look of the lay person's "JRRD at a Glance" to enhance its readability and published four single-topic issues devoted to multiple sclerosis, poststroke rehabilitation, robotics, and vision rehabilitation, which is more than any previous year.

We made significant strides in our behind-the-scenes editorial work as well, increasing the JRRD rejection rate to almost 40 percent and reducing the average time from submission to publication to 10.7 months. The average time from the initial full review to a first decision was 66 days; if a revision was required, a second decision was reached in an average of 36 days. In 2006, JRRD received more than 700 reviews, with an average of 3.8 and a range of 1 to 5 reviews per paper. Since 2002, when we began evaluating editorial metadata, we have had a 36 percent increase in the number of pages published each year and a 54 percent increase in the number of subscribers! To increase the value-added data of JRRD articles, we added online appendixes and direct hyperlinks from online references to PubMed. Finally, the JRRD Editorial Board adopted and implemented the conflict of interest policy and clinical trial registration recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.

Our 2006 achievements would not have been possible without the help of our Editor in Chief, Dr. Robert L. Ruff; our distinguished Editorial Board; and the 312 JRRD reviewers whom we would like to publicly thank in the following pages. We deeply appreciate all who volunteered their time and expertise to review JRRD submissions. We hope that the relationships we have cultivated will continue and expand. As always, we welcome your input. Thank you.

Stacieann C. Yuhasz, PhD

Editor, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development

JRRD Peer Reviewers in 2006

             
A
 

Laura J. Cohen

 

Lesher Greg

 

Henry Lew

Judy Abrahamson

 

Rose Collins

 

Roxann Diez Gross

 

Albert Lo

Linda Accordino

 

Gery Colombo

     

Jack A. Loeppky

Nathan D. Ainspan

 

Adriana Conforto

 

H

 

Paul Lysaker

Michael Aiona

 

Paul Conlin

 

Andrew Hansen

   

Asghar Akbari

 

Kathryn Corson

 

Laurie L. Harkness

 

M

Majd Alwan

 

David Crandell

 

Ilan Harpaz-Rotem

 

Setsuo Maeda

Beth Angell

 

William J. Culpepper

 

Jodie K. Haselkorn

 

Laurence S. Magder

Diane J. Atkins

 

Mehdi Dadgoo

 

Alicia Heapy

 

Arthur Manoli

Edmond Ayyappa

 

Wayne Daly

 

Mark Hedrick

 

Ralph Marino

   

Christine Detrembleur

 

Ann Hendricks

 

William J. Marks

Tim Bach

 

Eric Dieperink

 

Jay Hertel

 

Neil McCartney

Byron Bair

 

Mark Dohring

 

Susan Hillier

 

Brendan McHugh

Matthew J. Bair

 

Charles Drebing

 

Joseph Himle

 

Mark McMulkin

Mohammad Bayat

 
E
 

Thomas Hornick

 

David Miller

John Beauvais

 

Joan E. Edelstein

 

Chris Hughes

 

Maurice Miller

Andrea Behrman

 

Albert Esquenazi

 

J

 

Kim Muesser

Heather Belanger

     

Yih-Kuen Jan

 

Janet A. Mulcare

Leonid Bendersky

 

Michael Falvo

 

Michiel J. A. Jannink

 

Nan Musson

Kousick Biswas

 

Meika A. Fang

 

Thomas W. J. Janssen

 

Paula Myers

Donna Jo Blaka

 

Susan E. Fasoli

 

Huanguang Jia

   

Ross Bogey

 

Stefania Fatone

 

Mike Jones

 

N

Gary R. Bond

 

Stephen F. Figoni

 

Jeff Jutai

 

Stephen E. Nadeau

Dennis Bourdette

 

Donald C. Fletcher

     

Edward Neumann

Mark G. Bowden

 

Joshua Fogel

 

K

 

Alex Ng

John H. Bowker

 

Kevin Fontain

 

Han Kang

 

Nannette Nicholson

Douglas D. Bradham

 

Cynthia G. Fowler

 

Kerry Kelly

 

Jonathan Norton

L. Jerome Brandon

 

Benedikt Friemert

 

Jae Kennedy

 

Mary Novotny

Ursula Braun

 

Stacy L. Fritz

 

Robert Kern

   

David M. Brienza

 

Brad Fullerton

 

Ronald Lee Kirby

 

O

Marybeth Brown

     

Sara R. Koehler

 

Maria O'Connell

Scott E. Brown

 

G

 

Alicia Koontz

 

Eric C. Odgaard

Eduardo Bruera

 

Kara Gagnon

 

Brian R. Kotajarvi

 

Hisaichi Ohnabe

Denis Brunt

 

Robert Gailey

 

Kathryn Kotrla

 

Teruaki Okuda

Gary J. Bryson

 

Linda Ganzini

 

KenŽichi Koyanagi

 

Michael S. Orendurff

Robyn M. Burgess

 

Susan L. Garber

 

Vladimir A. Kulyukin

 

John David Otis

   

Steven A. Gard

 

Sooyeon Kwon

 

Sevgi Ozalevli

C
 

Andrew W. Gardner

       

James H. Campbell

 

William Garvert

 
L
 

P

Timothy Carmody

 

Amit Gefen

 

Sam Landsberger

 

Adrian Pace

William Carne

 

Mark D. Geil

 

Susan Langmore

 

William Padula

Edward Chadwick

 

David L. Gillespie

 

Janet Larsen

 

William F. Page

Angela Chan

 

Ronald Gironda

 

Cathy L. Lazarus

 

Judith Paice

Ming Chan

 

Shirley Glynn

 

Jung Hee Lee

 

Carlo Palazzi

Howard Chansky

 

Paul Goering

 

Stephen Leff

 

Patricia Parmelee

Eric M. Cheng

 

James Goh

 

Gordon Legge

 

Carolynn Patten

Howard Chizeck

 

Leonard Goldschmidt

 

Edward Lemaire

 

Rita Patterson

Kenneth Ciuffreda

 

Victoria L. Goosey-Tolfrey

 

James Leonard

 

Lorna Paul

Michael E. Clark

 

Philippe Gorce

 

Nathan Levin

 

Louis Peeraer

Helen S. Cohen

 

Frank A. B. Gottschalk

 

Charles Levy

 

Jacquelin Perry

             

Justin Petrolla

 

Anindo Roy

 

Phyllis Solomon

 

Lucas Van der Woude

Chetan Purushottam Phadke

 

Rients Rozendal

 

Stephen Sprigle

 

Linda Van Roosmalen

Michael Steven Pinzur

 

Robert J. Ruben

 

Ann M. Spungen

 

Zshorlich Volker

Mark Pitkin

 

Zlatka Russinova

 

Gordon Starkebaum

   

Dejan B. Popovic

     

Bonnie G. Steele

 

W

Marcel Post

 

S

 

James Steiger

 

Jaye Wald

Neil Postans

 

Cristina Sadowsky

 

Christopher Michael Storey

 

Gale R. Watson

Michael Potter

 

Yukari Sakiyama

 

Christian Dale Strasser

 

Lawrence Weinberger

Gail Powell-Cope

 

David John Sanderson

 

Michael W. Stroud

 

Deborah Weiner

T. B. Price

 

Bonnie J. Sawatzky

 

Bryan Sweet

 

Sharon Weinstein

Jama L. Purser

 

Marcia J. Scherer

 

Malgorzata Syczewska

 

Michael I. Weintraub

   

Mark Schlmeler

     

Kelly P. Westlake

R

 

Lawrence W. Schneider

 

T

 

Janis White

Tariq Rahman

 

Thomas Schnitzer

 

Eric Tam

 

Gale Whiteneck

Stacie Raymer

 

Nicolas Schweighofer

 

Edward Taub

 

Einar Wilder-Smith

Steven I. Reger

 

Erika Scremin

 

Steve Taylor

 

G. Wittenberg

Dean M. Reker

 

Jennifer Shapiro

 

Beverly Thorn

 

Erik Wolf

Sandra G. Resnick

 

Scott B. Shawen

 

George T. Timberlake

   

Ian Rice

 

Fraser Shein

 

Raymond J. Trybus

 

Y

Mark Richter

 

Goeff Shepherd

 

Warren Tryon

 

Holly Yanco

Priscilla A. Ridgway

 

Arthur M. Sherwood

 

Mitchel B. Turbin

 

Abu B. Yilla

Patrick Riley

 

Sean D. Shimada

     

Michele York

Gordon E. Robertson

 

Jillian Shipherd

 

U

 

Ichiro Yoshimura

Mary Rodgers

 

John L. Shuster

 

Gitendra Uswatte

   

E. Sally Rogers

 

Hilary Siebens

     
Z

Mark Rogers

 

Victor S. Sierpina

 

V

 

Ming Zhang

Joshua S. Rolock

 

Carol A. Silverman

 

Georgios Vagenas

 

Wiebren Zijlstra

Miranda Rose

 

Marca L. Sipski

 

Rita van den Berg-Emons

   

Dieter Rosenbaum

 

Fuschia M. Sirois

 

Ton van den Bogert

   

Elliot J. Roth

 

Harry B. Skinner

 

Machiel Van der Loos

 

DOI: 10.1682/JRRD.2007.01.0018


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