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PM&R Journal

The Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation 

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 both online and in print. 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



June 20, 2019: PM&R Journal Receives Highest Impact Factor to Date! Read more.

Award-Winning Articles from PM&R

PM&R congratulates the recipients of the following 3 Best Paper Awards: 

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

"Anxiety and Insomnia in Young and Middle-Aged Adult Hip Pain Patients With and Without Femoroacetabular Impingement and Developmental Hip Dysplasia"

Heidi Prather, DO, Andrew Creighton, DO, Chris Sorenson, PhD, Scott Simpson, MD, Maria Reese, MD, Devyani Hunt, MD, Monica Rho, MD

PM&R 2018; 10: 455-461

Best Paper Original Research-International

"Early Intra-articular Corticosteroid Injection Improves Pain and Function in Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder: 1-Year Retrospective Longitudinal Study"              

Jung Hwan Ahn, Doo-Hyung Lee, Hyuncheol Kang, Michael Y. Lee, Dae Ryong Kang, Seung-Hyun Yoon      

PM&R 2018; 10:19-27

PM&R Best Young Investigator Original Research Paper

"Pharmacogenomic Variability of Oral Baclofen Clearance and Clinical Response in Children With Cerebral Palsy"    

Matthew J. McLaughlin, Yang He, Janice Brunstrom-Hernandez, Liu Lin Thio, Bruce C. Carleton, Colin J.D. Ross, Andrea Gaedigk, Andrew Lewandowski, Hongying Dai, William J. Jusko, J. Steven Leeder 

PM&R 2018; 10: 235-244

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All original research articles published (in print) in PM&R between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018, were eligible for this year’s awards. The final selection was made by a committee appointed by the Editor-in-Chief. 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.