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Physical Therapy Journal of Policy, Administration, and Leadership (PTJ-PAL)

HPA PTJ-PAL is a peer-reviewed journal and the official publication of the Section on Health Policy & Administration (HPA). It features articles on physical therapy administration, management, and health policy, as well as news items of interest to HPA members.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for the latest edition of the PTJ-PAL.

Learn more about how to submit your manuscript for consideration below.

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Instructions for Authors-Peer Review - Review our guidelines to submit your manuscript for an upcoming edition of PTJ-PAL.

Author Agreement and Publication Rights Form (PDF)

2018 Publication Deadlines

Issue 1 (January):
Editorial & Advertising Deadline - Dec. 13, 2017

Issue 2 (April):
Editorial Deadline - March 15
Advertising Deadline - March 28

Issue 3 (August):
Editorial Deadline - July 18
Advertising Deadline - Aug. 1

Issue 4 (November):
Editorial Deadline - Oct. 10
Advertising Deadline - Oct. 24

Print Copy Opt In

You can opt in to receive a print copy at any time. To do so:

  1. Log into your profile on the HPA The Catalyst website. 
  2. Once logged in, click "Manage Profile" and then "Edit Bio" under "Information & Settings."
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and toggle the "Opt-In to Receive Printed PTJ-PAL" dropdown item to "Yes."
  4. Click "Save Changes," and you will be included on the next mailing distribution of the publication.

You can follow these instructions at any time to log back into your profile to also opt OUT of receiving a print edition.


Issues from 2001 to present are available from the Archives page. Issues from 2016-18 are below and can only be viewed by HPA members.

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