PM&R accepted for abstracting and indexing in MEDLINE

July 08, 2009

Philadelphia, PA, July 8, 2009 - Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce that PM&R -The journal of injury, function and rehabilitation (, the official scientific journal of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R), has been accepted for coverage by MEDLINE, just six months after its launch in January 2009.

Under the guidance of Editor-in-Chief Stuart M. Weinstein, MD, Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle, and an internationally renowned Editorial Board, this monthly, peer-reviewed, scholarly publication has a clinical focus, presenting an array of topics pertinent to physiatrists (rehabilitation medicine physicians), to those in other related medical disciplines, as well as to a wider international readership.

"It is particularly gratifying that a fledgling journal such as PM&R has already been recognized for its contribution to the advancement of physical medicine and rehabilitation," commented Dr. Weinstein. "Working in close partnership with the AAPM&R it is our goal to raise the scientific bar and build bridges between practitioners and researchers across this multidisciplinary field. I am thankful to the entire editorial and publishing team who have committed to the success of this journal."

MEDLINE abstracting and indexing of PM&R will start as soon as possible and will be retroactive to Volume 1/Issue 1. MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database containing over 16 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine. PM&R was evaluated and selected for inclusion based on a stringent review process conducted by the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee, an NIH-chartered advisory committee of external experts. MEDLINE records of PM&R articles will also be accessible via PubMed®.

"Rapid acceptance by MEDLINE clearly acknowledges the high-quality, significant work already published in PM&R and the continuing efforts of the highly-respected editors, reviewers and the Academy. We at Elsevier would like to thank them all for their contribution to this excellent achievement," stated Elsevier's Herb Niemirow, Publisher of PM&R.

Popularly known as the "Purple Journal," PM&R publishes articles that are contemporary and important to both clinical research and practice. The various sections of the journal highlight original research including clinical trials and observational studies, clinically relevant translational science, comprehensive and focused review articles, case presentations, point/counterpoint discussions and commentary, ethical-legal topics, practice management updates, topical study guides, editorial and opinion pieces, and clinical pearls. Continuing Medical Education opportunities for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit are also offered.

PM&R coverage includes acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders and pain, neurologic conditions involving the central and peripheral nervous systems, rehabilitation of impairments associated with disabilities in adults and children, and neurophysiology and electrodiagnosis.

Founded in 1938, AAPM&R ( is the national medical specialty society of more than 7500 physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, also called physiatrists, who treat patients with musculoskeletal and neurological problems. PM&R physicians care for patients of all ages with acute and chronic pain, peripheral and central nervous system disorders, musculoskeletal injuries including work- and sports-related injuries. They also coordinate the long term rehabilitation process for patients with cancer, amputations and cardiopulmonary diseases. Physiatrists work closely with many other medical specialists and a variety of rehabilitation professionals in areas of psychology, physical and occupational therapy, and vocational rehabilitation.

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