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Volume 45 Number 9, 2008
   Pages vii — x

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Thank you to JRRD reviewers

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Stacieann C. Yuhasz, PhD;
Johanna L. Gribble, MA

The Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development (JRRD) has accomplished much in the past year, but as always, we must start by thanking the 227 reviewers and the wonderful members of the JRRD Editorial Board who volunteered their time and knowledge to review each submission. Without their collective support and enthusiasm, JRRD production would grind to a halt. We must also thank our readership for their continued support as we worked to reestablish the new and improved version of the JRRD Web site, which is available at http://www.rehab.research.va.gov/jour/jourindx.html. Journal submission and production remained uninterrupted during the Web transition period, and we wish to thank all those who continue to submit articles through Manuscript Central (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jrrd).

We will be implementing several new features to JRRD beginning in 2009, most of which are based on best practice guidelines for publication ethics (Graf C, Wager E, Bowman A, Fiack S, Scott-Lichter D, Robinson A. Best practice guidelines on publication ethics: A publisher's perspective. Int J Clin Pract. 2007 ;61(s152):1-26). At JRRD, we are very interested in providing solid editorial practices bolstered by good decisions, so as to effectively mitigate any potential financial, intellectual, and political interests that may compete with the dissemination of sound rehabilitation science and practice. The first new feature in each published article will be a section on specific author contributions. This feature, in addition to the current requirement for itemizing funding sources, will provide additional transparency for the JRRD readership. These author descriptions will be published in an abbreviated form at the end of each article to make it clear how each author was involved in the production of the work. For example, categories such as "Conceived and designed the experiments," "Patient recruitment," "Data collection," "Data analysis," "Prepared the manuscript," and "Statistical support" will be followed by the initials of each applicable author. In addition, during the proofing of all JRRD articles, all authors are required to sign off on the final article to assure full transparency among the persons submitting the article and to record the acknowledgment that all listed authors are aware of the subsequent publication and article content.

Following the example of such leading journals as Addiction, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, JRRD will be adopting a stricter conflict-of-interest disclosure policy for its authors beginning January 1, 2009. This policy will require authors to disclose financial ties for the 3 years prior to submission, i.e., direct employment, grants and research funding, and speaking fees, to cite a few examples. We will be following the Center for Science in the Public Interest's "Model Conflict of Interest Disclosure Guideline for Scientific and Medical Journals," available at http://www.cspinet.org/integrity/guidelines.html. Specific instructions will be included in the Guidelines for Contributors available on the JRRD Web site and from the main log-on page for the Manuscript Central Web site (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jrrd).

Also starting with the first issue in 2009, JRRD will announce a general Call for Papers in each issue. For example, we are currently interested in papers related to Rehabilitation Clinical Trials, Assistive Technology, and Rehabilitation Capacity for the Future. Please do not feel limited by this feature because we will always welcome suggestions and submissions from our readers.

Finally, JRRD will run a series of guest editorials on topics of interest to rehabilitation professionals. We will start with several articles on biostatistics featuring the specific usage and relevance to rehabilitation medicine and tailored to also be useful to nonstatisticians.

Additionally this upcoming year, JRRD will feature single-topic issues that include a section on dsyphagia, current research into traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury and pain, and cutting-edge prosthesis research outcomes based on a comprehensive veterans survey spanning the eras of the Vietnam War to Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. Also, anybody interested in editing a single-topic issue for 2010 or 2011 should contact the editor as soon as possible.

Again, we wish to thank all who volunteer their time and expertise to continue to keep JRRD excellent. We hope to continue to expand upon these relationships and cultivate new ones. As always, we welcome your input. Thank you.

Stacieann C. Yuhasz, PhD
Editor, JRRD
Johanna L. Gribble, MA
Technical Writer-Editor, JRR

Staff of JRRD at the Baltimore Inner Harbor 2008
JRRD staff. Front row (left to right): Arthur Parker, Maryn Rosenberg, Rodney Baylor, Celeste T. Anderson, Stacieann C. Yuhasz, Lisa Finklea. Back row (left to right): Dore Mobley, Nick Lancaster, Robert O. Williams, Lloyd Tinker, Johanna L. Gribble, James McAnany, Rebecca Torres, Neil McAleer, Marguerite M. Montes. Not pictured: Charlotte M. Irby.

JRRD Peer Reviewers in 2008

             
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Michael Crossland

 

Kalpana Gupta

 

Henry L. Lew

Gary Abrams

 

Eric D. Crown

 

Ranjan Gupta

 

Lauren Lieberman

Kenneth Adams

 

Roger Cummings

     

Jerilyn Logemann

Roger Anderson

         

Helen Lu

Jan Andrysek

           

David Armstrong

     

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Michael Armstrong

 

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Bryan Hains

   

Maureen Ashe

 

Teresa Damush

 

Aldric Hama

 

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Christine Detrembleur

 

Laurie Harkness

 

Marianne Mathewson-Chapman

   

Michael DeVivo

 

Tara Healy

 

Gary McCullough

   

W. Dalton Dietrich

 

Ian Hentall

 

Brendan McHugh

Judith Babcock-Parziale

 

Michael Dillon

 

Stefan Hesse

 

Arthur Miller

Mohammad Bayat

 

Angela Drake

 

Helen Hoenig

 

Stephan Milosavljevic

Deborah Becker

 

Charles Drebing

 

Han Houdijk

 

Miriam Morey

Gina Bertocci

           

Kendra Betz

           

Philip Blatt

 

Mary Eaton

 

Cynthia Ingraham

 

Greg Nemunaitis

John Bowker

 

William Ebben

     

Kathryn Nicholson Perry

Lisa Brenner

 

Laura Edsberg

     

Brian Noga

David Brienza

 

Alberto Espay

 

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Cecilia Norrbrink

Cynthia Brown

     

Mark Jensen

 

Jonathan Norton

Cathleen Buckon

           
             
   

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Pouran Faghri

 

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Elizabeth Felix

 

Claire Kalpakjian

 

Nicolas Olivier

Evan Call

 

Stephen Figoni

 

Robert Kane

 

Kutay Ordu Gokkaya

Jack Callaghan

 

Stan Finkelstein

 

Mark Kaplan

 

John Otis

James Campbell

 

Shirley Fitzgerald

 

Patricia Karg

 

Marie-Christine Ouellet

Margaret Campbell

 

Donald Fletcher

 

Douglas I. Katz

   

Diana Cardenas

 

Sylvia Ford

 

Kenton Kaufman

   

Susan M. Carlton

 

James Foto

 

Bryan Kemp

   

Giselle Carnaby Mann

 

Louis French

 

Caroline Kendall

 

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Kenneth Ciuffreda

 

Stacy Fritz

 

Robert Kerns

 

Paul F. Pasquina

Edward Clancy

     

Erin Klein

 

Janet Patterson

David Clark

     

Glenn Klute

 

Jon Pearlman

Gregory Clark

     

Regina Konz

 

Karen L. Perell-Gerson

J. David Clark

     

Andrei Krassioukov

 

Mark Pitkin

W. Darrin Clouse

 

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David E. Krebs

 

Matthew Plow

Emmanuel Collins

 

Robert Gailey

 

Vladimir Kulyukin

 

Prudence Plummer-D'Amato

Rose Collins

 

David Ganz

     

Neil Postans

Patricia Constantini

 

Steven A. Gard

     

François Potdevin

Ian J. Cook

 

Kathryn Garrett

       

Rory Cooper

 

Jan Geertzen

 

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Sylvie Coupaud

 

Sudip K. Ghosh

 

Eugene Lai

 

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James L. Coyle

 

Ronald Gironda

 

Michelle Lange

 

Linda J. Resnik

William Craelius

 

Lance Goetz

 

Richard Lauer

 

J. Scott Richards

A. Craig

 

Naomi Goodman

 

Cathy Lazarus

 

Stacie Ringleb

Michael Craine

 

Gerald Grass

 

James Leonard

 

Joshua Rolock

David Crandell

 

Roxann Gross

 

Charles Levy

 

Keith Rome

             

Michael Rosen

 

Laura Stone

 

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Erik Wolf

Robert L. Ruff

 

Siobhan Strike

 

Rodney D. Vanderploeg

 

Man Sang Wong

   

Stephen Sprigle

 

Lucas van der Woude

   
   

Istvan Stadler

 

Stefan van Drongelen

   

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Bonnie Steele

 

Linda van Roosmalen

   

Jacqueline Sagen

 

Stephanie Studenski

     

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David Sanderson

 

Jelena Svircev

     

Yu-To Yasokawa

Henning Schmidt

         

Robert P. Yezierski

Lawrence Schneider

     

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Staciann Yuhasz

Joel Scholten

 

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Mark Walker

   

Ronald A. Schuchard

 

Ina Tarkka

 

Mitchell Wallin

   

Brian W. Schulz

 

James S. Thomas

 

Susan Waltzman

   

Ava D. Segal

 

Raymond Trybus

 

Claude Wasterlain

 

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Tiffany Shubert

 

Aaron P. Turner

 

Yuriko Watanabe

 

Min Zhao

Philip Siddall

     

Gerald Weisman

 

Joel Ziev

Brian Smith

     

John Whyte

 

Angelika Zissimopoulos

Douglas Smith

     

Eva G. Widerstrom-Noga

   

Andrea Spehar

 

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Richard Wilson

   

Gretchen Stephens

 

Jack Uellendahl

 

Sara Wilson

   

Margaret Stineman

 

Philip M. Ullrich

 

Sandra (Hubbard) Winkler

 

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