PM&R Journal

PM&R: The Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation

Members & Publications


PM&R is the official scientific journal of AAPM&R. The Academy launched this peer-reviewed journal in 2009 specifically for the physical medicine and rehabilitation physician. PM&R was selected for MEDLINE indexing later that year.

The goal of the publication is to advance education and impact the specialty through the timely delivery of clinically relevant and evidence-based research and review information. Topics include: 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.

Academy members receive free access to all journal content online. In addition, journal CME activities are included; often with additional learning activities such as self-assessment examinations for practitioners (SAE-Ps).

Call for Reviewers:

PM&R is looking to expand its pool of peer reviewers. Responsibilities include: providing timely, honest and constructive review of manuscripts assessing importance, quality and credibility. Interested in volunteering? AAPM&R members can apply here. Questions? Email

2023 Award-Winning Articles from PM&R

PM&R congratulates the recipients of the following three Best Paper Awards:

Foundation for PM&R/PM&R Best Original Research Award

Sanguino, RA, Sood V, Santiago KA, Cheng J, et al. Prevalence of rapidly progressive osteoarthritis of the hip following intra-articular steroid injections. PM&R 2023; 15(3): 259-264.

PM&R Best Young Investigator Original Research Paper

Hentschel CB, Abramoff BA, Dillingham TR, Pezzin LE. Race, ethnicity, and utilization of outpatient rehabilitation for treatment of post COVID-19 condition. PM&R 2022; 14(11): 1315-1324. 

PM&R Best Paper Original Research-International

Ho ES, Parsons JA, Davidge K. et al. Developing a decision aid for youth with brachial plexus birth injuries facing treatment decisions for an elbow flexion contracture. PM&R  2022; 14(8): 971-986. 

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All original research articles published (in print) in PM&R between July 2022 and June 2023 were eligible for this year's awards. Selection criteria included the following:

  • The importance of the contribution of the manuscript to the clinical or basic science related to physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  • Relevance to clinical practice.
  • The quality of the research methodology and interpretation of the findings.
  • Quality of the writing.