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

The Physical Therapy Journal of Policy, Administration and Leadership (PTJ-PAL) is a peer-reviewed journal and the official publication of the Section on Health Policy & Administration (HPA). It features articles on topics including, but not limited to, leadership, health policy, practice administration, global health, disparities, and technology. 


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Online Submission System - The PTJ-PAL is accepting submissions for peer review via Submittable. All submissions must be submitted through the system for publication consideration. Questions can be directed to PTJ-PAL Managing Editor Dianne Jewell, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA.

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)

Tips for Getting Your Story Published in PTJ-PAL and the Resource (Webinar Recording 8/25/20)


2020 Publication Deadlines

Issue 1 (February 14):
Editorial Deadline - Jan. 10
Advertising Deadline - Jan. 17

Issue 2 (May 8):
Editorial Deadline - April 10
Advertising Deadline - April 17

Issue 3 (August 14):
Editorial Deadline - July 10
Advertising Deadline - July 17

Issue 4 (November 13):
Editorial Deadline - Oct. 9
Advertising Deadline - Oct. 16

Print Copy Opt In

As of 2017, members must opt in to receive a printed copy of the PTJ-PAL. 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.

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