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SAGE Rehabilitation News

Welcome to SAGE Rehabilitation News. Read on to discover impactful research from the leading journals in Rehabilitation, including new special issues and noteworthy articles.  Don’t forget to keep up-to-date with the latest calls for papers and submit your manuscript to our journals!

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Special Issues


Global Spine Journal

Special Issue: Spine Trauma Treatment: Recommendations of the Spine Section of the German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma (DGOU)

Spinal trauma surgery has evolved as a separate subspecialty within a wide range of spinal disorders. This supplement brings together all relevant aspects of spine trauma treatment, following systematically the medical aspects and focusing specifically on the indications for treatment.

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Journal News

Sports Health – now ranked in Sports Sciences category of Journal Citation Reports

Sports Health is now ranked in Sports Sciences, with an impact factor of 2.694. 




Hand Therapy – Did you know we welcome papers in related fields?

Hand Therapy publishes original articles and short reports on the theory and practice of hand therapy, upper limb and related fields. 
Suitable material is not limited to the practice of physiotherapy and occupational therapy for the hand, but includes related fields where these are a matter of interest to those in the practice of hand therapy.



Top Read Articles


International Journal of Stroke

RecoverNow: A patient perspective on the delivery of mobile tablet-based stroke rehabilitation in the acute care setting by Karen Mallet, Rany Shamloul, Michael Pugliese, Emma Power, Dale Corbett, Simon Hatcher, Michel Shamy, Grant Stotts, Lise Zakutney, Sean Dukelow, and Dar Dowlatshahi

European Stroke Journal

The Post Ischaemic Stroke Cardiovascular Exercise Study: Protocol for a randomised controlled trial of fitness training for brain health by Liam Johnson, Emilio Werden, Chris Shirbin, Laura Bird, Elizabeth Landau, Toby Cumming, Leonid Churilov, Julie A Bernhardt, Vincent Thijs, and Amy Brodtmann







Foot & Ankle International

Rehabilitation and Return to Sports: Proceedings of the International Consensus Meeting on Cartilage Repair of the Ankle by Pieter D’Hooghe, Christopher D. Murawski, Lorraine A. T. Boakye, David O. Osei-Hwedieh, Mark C. Drakos, Jay Hertel, Keun Bae Lee, Adam Popchak, Martin Wiewiorski, and Niek van Dijk



Calls for Papers

Hand Therapy

Hand Therapy: Publishing in physiotherapy, OT and many related fields

  • Fast publication (22 days to online), and fast decision (28 days to first decision)
  • Inclusion in Web of Science via the ESCI database
  • Highly international submissions with 4/5 of the papers published coming from outside the UK
  • Growing international readership




British Journal of Occupational Therapy: Special issue call for papers

We are currently accepting submissions for our next special issue, Optimizing Children's Participation for Health and Wellbeing, until 31 January 2019.
Guest Edited by Jenny Ziviani and Catherine McBryde.

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Home Health Care Management & Practice

Attention Researchers from Across the Globe: Home Health Care Management & Practice now has an international focus! This peer-reviewed publication compares and contrasts how different cultures approach care at home.



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OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health

OTJR aims to advance knowledge and science in occupational therapy and related fields through the publication of scholarly literature and research. The journal publishes research that advances the understanding of occupation as it relates to participation and health. Plus, as of 2017, the journal now has an Impact Factor of 1.000.



Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair journal cover

Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair

Submit your evidence-based basic and clinical practice research to Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, the #1 ranked journal in rehabilitation (SCI).



Upcoming Conferences


APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM)

Join SAGE at the largest conference on physical therapy in the U.S. The APTA (American Physical Therapy Association). Combined Sections Meeting includes programming designed by all 18 of APTA’s specialty sections.

Date: January 23-26, 2019, Washington, DC


2019 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo

Join us at the largest gathering of occupational therapy professional in the world at AOTA 2018. Visit the AOTF booth for more information on SAGE’s titles in occupational therapy, rehabilitation, and more, including the journal OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health.

Date: April 4-7, 2019, New Orleans, LA