Departments Editorial| Volume 100, ISSUE 10, P1990-1991, October 2019

Archives Seeks to Improve Abstract Reporting Quality

      Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation strives to improve the health and welfare of persons with chronic illness and disabilities by publishing original, peer-reviewed research in medical rehabilitation and related fields. We rely on our editors’ experience and skill and peer reviewers’ care to ensure that manuscripts are complete, accurate, novel, and report clinically relevant information. An article in this month’s issue of Archives provides guidance on how we can do our jobs better.


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