Rehabilitation Psychology®

ISSN: 0090-5550
eISSN: 1939-1544
Published: quarterly, beginning in February
ISI Impact Factor: 1.827
Rehabilitation : 12 of 69
This journal is a publication of APA Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology)

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The need for rehabilitation psychology's expertise and research insights is stronger than ever, says the incoming editor of Rehabilitation Psychology
From Monitor on Psychology, March 2011


Rehabilitation Psychology ® is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal that is dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of rehabilitation psychology.

Rehabilitation Psychology is the official journal of APA's Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology). It is dedicated to the service of the Division and the broader fields of psychology and rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation psychologists consider the entire network of biological, psychological, social, environmental, and political factors that affect the functioning of persons with disabilities or chronic illness. Given the breadth of rehabilitation psychology, the journal's scope is broadly defined.

Suitable submissions include

  • papers describing experimental investigations
  • survey research
  • evaluations of specific interventions
  • outcome studies
  • historical perspectives
  • relevant public policy issues
  • conceptual/theoretical formulations with implications for clinical practice
  • reviews of empirical research
  • detailed case studies
  • professional issues

Papers will be evaluated for their importance to the field, scientific rigor, novelty, suitability for the journal, and clarity of writing. The primary determinant of editorial decisions is whether the paper enlarges both the understanding of important psychological problems in rehabilitation and the capacity to offer effective assistance in ameliorating those problems.

Rehabilitation Psychology® is a registered trademark of American Psychological Association
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