By Emily Delzell
The Alexandria, VA-based American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) scientific journal, Physical Therapy (PTJ) is moving to “the next level” with its partnership with Oxford University Press (OUP), according to PTJ’s Editor-in-Chief, Alan Jette, PT, PhD, who published an editorial in the October issue describing the partnership.
According to Jette, OUP will publish PTJ through a platform that will offer “state-of-the-art dissemination and display of scholarly work,” and will increase the journal’s exposure through other channels, including promotion in the OUPblog. The PTJ editorial board and staff will maintain full control over the content of the journal, which will shift to an online-only format in the next few years.
PTJ’s is also giving authors open-access options, which allow sharing of articles for noncommercial purposes, as well as unrestricted open access that allows authors and others to reproduce and share the article in any way, including for commercial purposes.
According to Jette, these new capabilities will make PTJ an attractive venue for authors working with high-profile funding sources such as the Wellcome Trust and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which often require publication in journals that offer open-access options.