Unmasking Peer Review: The Editor’s Perspective

The process of anonymous (or semi-anonymous) and rigorous review of scholarly work by peers in the same field of study is an essential component of the scientific process. After the scientific method, peer review is arguably the most important aspect of science. Peer review is the primary process for verification of the merits of scientific … Continue reading Unmasking Peer Review: The Editor’s Perspective


The Case Report: An example of the possible, not the probable

The Case Report is an example of what is possible, not what is probable. Yet such reports provide an extremely important contribution to scholarship, both research, and practice. They are essentially anecdotes. Stories of events as unfolded in time and narratively recreated (even if punctuated by tables, images, and figures) for the reader to experience … Continue reading The Case Report: An example of the possible, not the probable

Altmetric: Assessing Impact Beyond Citations

You may have wondered about those colorful pinwheel donuts with numbers next to journal articles that you’ve read. Those pinwheels are Altmetric Attention Score Badges. Altmetric (the company and service) was created in 2011 by Euan Adie and was officially released in 2012 after winning Elsevier's App for Science Competition. However, the concept of alternative … Continue reading Altmetric: Assessing Impact Beyond Citations

10 Quick Tips for Staying Up To Date

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Following some of the conversations that came out the #SocialPT talk I gave at CSM 2017 with Ben Fung, Greg Todd and Brett Kestenbaum(video via UpDoc Media), I felt it would be useful to create a resource to help students and clinicians stay up to date with the evidence. As an emerging researcher and academic, I am passionate about serving this profession as both a purveyor and guide of knowledge to help inform the care provided in our communities. No more ivory towers and no more “knowledge obscura”. We are all our profession’s keeper and the better informed we all are individually, the better off our profession will be collectively. In the list below, I have provided 10 easy tips to help clinicians and students stay current through a variety of different methods, many of which only require a small addition to a typical day. 90% of them…

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CVP Section Programming Highlights: CSM 2017

For this year’s combined sections meeting the cardiopulmonary section is proud to offer a diverse and exciting programming schedule.  The topics this year range from the management of shock in the intensive care units, to community wellness programs for children to a session on the utilization of social media for physical therapists.  The programming this year … Continue reading CVP Section Programming Highlights: CSM 2017


We are excited to announce the start of the Cardiopulmonary PT journal (CPPTJ) blog. The purpose for this blog and podcast is to improve the dissemination of publications from our journal and to provide a platform to facilitate discourse between clinical researchers, clinicians and students. Each month we will publish podcasts which will include interviews … Continue reading Welcome