DPT Faculty Members Launch New Peer-Reviewed Journal

May 6, 2019

A new physical therapy journal emphasizing clinical education launched on May 1, 2019. The new peer-reviewed, online open-access, Journal of Clinical Education in Physical Therapy (JCEPT) brings together clinicians and academic educators to promote advances in physical therapy education and educational research, and stimulate analysis and discussion of topics in clinical education with the ultimate goal of improving health care delivery and outcomes. 

JCEPT provides a modern venue to publish works of scholarship in teaching and learning. JCEPT publishes education research, reviews and critical appraisals, descriptive models of teaching methods, and clinical education or resident/fellow case reports related to clinical physical therapy. The recurring Inter-Professional Corner is dedicated to clinical education scholarship from related health professions or collaborations with physical therapists. In addition to the traditional double-blinded review process, JCEPT also provides an optional open peer review process to enhance communication among authors, reviewers, and editors. Through collaboration and communication, JCEPT aims to develop scholarship ability in the clinical education community within and beyond the physical therapy profession.

Drs. Christopher Kevin Wong and Jean Fitzpatrick Timmerberg
L-R: Drs. Christopher Kevin Wong and Jean Fitzpatrick Timmerberg, Co-Editors-in-Chief, JCEPT

The Journal of Clinical Education in Physical Therapy has been started by Christopher Kevin Wong, PT, PhD, and Jean Fitzpatrick Timmerberg, PT, PhD—both from the Columbia University Programs in Physical Therapy—and from the Digital Scholarship Department of the Columbia University Library.  Dr. Wong is currently Associate Director for Faculty Development. He has directed both physical therapy and physical therapist assistant programs, published widely in the areas of prosthetics and orthopedics, and serves as an Associate Editor for another journal. Dr. Timmerberg is currently Associate Program Director. She has coordinated clinical education at both clinical and academic institutions, published impactful physical therapy education scholarship, and served in multiple leadership roles in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). They are joined by the distinguished JCEPT editorial board made up of clinical and academic educators from around the country that represent multiple clinical specialties, roles in academic and clinical physical therapy education, and areas of clinical research. 

JCEPT looks forward to developing clinical education in physical therapy and inter-professional scholarship by publishing research, reviews, and teaching methods regarding the preparation for and development of clinical practice; as well as exemplary critically appraised topics or reflective resident/fellow case reports. Follow JCEPTon Twitter: @jcept_columbia. Visit the website for more information and/or to submit papers.