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APTA Acute Care Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy

Starts: 11-15-2021


APTA Acute Care is seeking an Editor with an earned advanced doctoral degree, e.g., PhD, EdD, DrPH, and strong track record of scholarship to provide the editorial leadership for the Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy (JACPT). The JACPT is the primary publication through which the Academy strives to achieve its vision of promoting the highest level of acute care physical therapist practice, education and research across all settings. The JACPT is published four times a year.

Glenn Irion, PT, PhD, current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy, will end his term of service after a new editor is ready to take over responsibilities. Dr. Irion is the founding editor and has been serving in this role for the entire 12 years of the journal’s existence.  He has graciously agreed to make himself available as a resource during the transition period.

An Overview of the Position:

The editor will be responsible for the overall visionary leadership to assure that the JACPT remains a high quality, peer-reviewed journal that supports acute care physical therapy scholarship that informs clinical practice. The editor will work closely with the editorial board, the Academy Executive Director and the Academy Board of Directors to implement and support the Academy’s Mission, Vision and Strategic Plans.

The JACPT Editorial Board determines the content and format of the Academy’s peer reviewed research journal. The Editor acts as a conduit for submissions; the Editorial Board will review submitted articles for consideration of publications. Among the duties of Editor are the solicitation of articles, identifying and appointing peer reviewers, determining member needs, meeting with the Editorial Board annually and submitting reports to APTA Acute Care Board of Directors. Some remuneration is available:

The Editor-in-Chief shall receive an honorarium per issue, as well as reimbursement for travel and per diem to cover expenses to attend the annual business meeting of the Academy at APTA Combined Sections Meeting. 

Review of applications will begin on October 15 and will continue until the position is

filled. The term of the editor will commence on or around November 15 and the new Editor will produce the Spring 2022 issue.

Contact Info:

APTA Acute Care

2400 Ardmore Blvd., Suite 302

Pittsburgh, PA 15221



Acute Care Physical Therapy
Professional development
Writing articles or blog posts

Volunteers Needed:

1 (1 open slot)

Experience Required:

7 to 10 years volunteer experience


Margaret Pearl
Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy