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JRRD Editorial Board Meeting. 103 South Gay Street 7 th and 5 th Floors Baltimore, MD July 23, 2009. Meeting Agenda. 1:00 – 1:15 p.m. Welcome from Michael Selzer, RR&D Director 1:15 – 1:30 p.m. Welcome from Robert Ruff, Deputy Editor

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    1. JRRD Editorial Board Meeting 103 South Gay Street 7th and 5th Floors Baltimore, MD July 23, 2009

    2. Meeting Agenda • 1:00 – 1:15 p.m. Welcome from Michael Selzer, RR&D Director • 1:15 – 1:30 p.m. Welcome from Robert Ruff, Deputy Editor • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Overview of JRRD progress, Stacie Yuhasz • 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Veteran Artwork Gallery Viewing Time and Break, 5th Floor • 3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Veteran Artwork Voting • 3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Public Affairs Update, Dore Mobley • 3:30 – 3:45 p.m. JRRD Web and Web Trends Data, James • McAnany • 3:45 – 5:00 p.m. Discussion • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Break (working dinner meeting to follow) 2

    3. Dinner Meeting Agenda Fogo De Chao Churrascaria, Brazilian Steakhouse 600 East Pratt Street, #102 • 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Working Dinner Meeting • 6:45 – 7:00 p.m. Speaker: Thomas Stripling • 7:45 – 8:00 p.m. Speaker: Stephen Fausti • 8:00 – 8:30 p.m. Closing Remarks: Stacie Yuhasz 3

    4. Comments from Dr. Michael Selzer 4

    5. Comments from Dr. Robert Ruff 5

    6. Comments from Bruce Jones 6

    7. Contents Agenda • Mission Statement • Single-Topic Issues • JRRD Editorial Data, Social Networking Initiatives, & Editorial Policies • Break and Informal Awards • NVCAF Artwork Voting • JRRD Public Affairs Update • JRRD Web and Legacy Data • Topics of Discussion • Break • Dinner Meeting with 2 Speakers 7

    8. JRRD Mission To responsibly evaluate and disseminate scientific research findings impacting the rehabilitative healthcare community VHA HANDBOOK 1203.5 8

    9. Introduction of New JRRD Editorial Board Members Brian Hafner, PhD Prosthetics & Orthotics ProgramDepartment of Rehabilitation University of Washington Ilan Harpez-Rotem, PhD Yale UniversityPsychiatry 9

    10. Thank You to Departing Board Members R. Lee Kirby, MD. FRCPC Arthur Mak, PhD Jerry Schein, PhD 10

    11. Single-Topic Issues 2009 Outcomes in SCI and Pain 46(1) Dr. Eva Widerstrom-Noga Single-Topic Section on Dysphagia: Evidence-Based Practice 46(2) Ms. Tobi Frymark and Dr. Carol Smith Hammond Prosthetics and Orthotics 46(3) Mr. Charles Dankmeyer TBI-SOTA 46(6) Dr. Henry Lew 11

    12. Single-Topic Issues 2010 Prosthetics Outcomes Dr. Gayle Reiber VA Data Quality - Outcomes Dr. Elizabeth Tarlov Wound Healing (Single-Topic Section) Dr. Kath Bogie Rehabilitation Robotics Drs. Lum, Nef, and Hidler 12

    13. 21 Single-Topic Issues Published Since 2002 Single-Topic Issues 2011 Prosthetics SOTA Consortium, Meeting organized by Dr. Bob Jaeger Wheelchair Engineering Dr. Rory Cooper 13

    14. Editorial Data 14

    15. Information based on all manuscripts whose submission date is Between Jan 1, 2008 and Dec 31, 2008 and decision date is On or after Jan 1, 2008 Grouped by: Country Of Submission Foreign submissions have increased from 14 countries in 2004 to over 25 countries in 2008. 15

    16. 16

    17. All papers undergo at least 1, if not 2, rounds of revision, and most of those are then accepted. 17

    18. 18

    19. Total Number of Articles per Year 19

    20. JRRD Impact Factor 2005-2008 20

    21. JAMA Impact Factor Slowly Rose 21

    22. 22

    23. Example from ISI of One Article’s Influence Volume 41 3a, 2004 Authors from: VA Palo Alto and Lund University, Sweden

    24. ISI Citation Tree for 1 JRRD Article 35 citations in 22 different journals 24

    25. 2006 and 2007 Articles Which are Indexed in the Web of Science to Mirror the 2008 Impact Factor 25

    26. Eigenfactor™ Score Essentially a Web Page Ranking Algorithm • “The Eigenfactor™ score of a journal is an estimate of the percentage of time that library users spend with that journal. • The Eigenfactor™ algorithm corresponds to a simple model of research in which readers follow chains of citations as they move from journal to journal.”* *http://www.eigenfactor.org/methods.htm

    27. Black arrows point to different journal categories (select examples) This static visualization gives an overview of the citation network for JRRD in 2005. A different journal group: “The IEEE Control Systems Magazine is the largest circulation technical periodical world-wide devoted to all aspects of control systems.” Line opacity represents connection strength scaled by Eigenfactor™ Score. Magenta coloring refers to medically oriented journals. Green arrows point to individual journals (select examples) Medicine Citation Pattern

    28. JRRD Green Initiative • Green Initiative – Paper Stock, FSC (Forest Stewardship Council ), Working with GSA • Recycling / Reuse – GSA and JRRD In-House Program • Utilization of Older Stock – New Employee Education Initiative, Pilot Program at Perry Point • Reduction in Mailing – NCOA (National Change of Address Database) • Control of Hard Copy Inventory, Increased Emphasis on Web and Mini-CD Distribution Modes • Change of Font for In-House Work – Ecofont 28

    29. Gray Graphic – Our GPO Printer • Gray Graphic Corp., is an FSC Certified printer. This means that all the paper they use in their facility is sourced from a sustainably managed forest and is FSC certified. In addition, their facility is powered by 50% wind energy as certified by Clean Currents: Green Energy Solutions. They are also EPA Green Power Partners. • In addition, the paper requirements include a minimum of 10% Post-Consumer Waste (PCW) content. • http://www.fsc.org/about-fsc.html JRRD will now feature: JRRD is printed on paper containing recycled postconsumer waste paper that is fiber sourced from sustainable managed forests and printed with the use of renewable energy. 29

    30. Legacy Data • All JRRD/BPR articles back to 1970 have been scanned and processed. Final steps are in place for full web uploading of legacy data back to BPR origination in 1964. • Please note Volume 19, No. 1 (also known as BPR 10-37) was the only issued published in 1982 and the final issue of BPR (see RED insert in packet). 30

    31. Social Networking Initiatives • eAlerts – Ongoing, 3,369 subscribers • Twitter – JRRDTweets – Initiating July/August 2009 • Facebook – Initiating August 2009 • Podcasting – Coming January 2010 • Mobile JRRD – Coming Midyear – 2010 31

    32. eAlerts Contain • Information About: • Upcoming Issues • Upcoming Conferences • Full TOC • Subscribe/Unsubscribe • Veteran Artwork • Individual Article Links 32

    33. Why Twitter? Uses of Twitter (Tweets, individual 140 character messages): • To drive interested stakeholders to JRRD web content • As a tool to connect rehabilitation experts inside and outside the VA with JRRD content (global stakeholders) • As a tool for Veterans to access the latest content • As a resource for ideas of interest for future JRRD single topic issues • To increase awareness of JRRD content and branding within the rehabilitation field, including, but not limited to, the Cochrane Collaboration and Cochrane Reviews (http://www.cochrane.org/) • To send out news, press releases, and eAlerts of relevant JRRD content • To follow expert commentary on JRRD content; stimulate editorial responses to content • To provide a mechanism for knowledge dissemination and forward linking from other rehabilitation web sites back to JRRD content 33

    34. Hey there! VHAVeterans is using Twitter. • Name: VHA Veterans • Location: 810 Vermont Ave NW, Wash., DC • Web: http://twitter.com/VHAVeterans • Bio: VHA is the Veterans Health Administration in the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs. (Following a Twitter user does not signify VHA endorsement.) • EXAMPLE: Learn about VA's mental health initiatives for returning #Veterans and their families: http://ow.ly/gzjV#MilitaryMon#mentalhealth 34

    35. Podcasting • “A podcast is a series of digitalcomputer files, usually either digital audio or video, that is released periodically and made available for download by means of web syndication.”* • JRRD plans on initially podcasting JRRD at a Glance. *http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcast 35

    36. VA Has Gone Mobile - m.va.govSo will JRRD – Mid-2010 • “Point your web-enabled mobile device to m.va.gov to read and share featured VA news stories, watch videos, and find a VA facility on the go!” • “The VA’s mobile Web site uses existing content from www.va.gov and tailors it for display on the small form factor of a mobile device in a finger-friendly layout.” • Gearing up for XML version of JRRD content for Mobile Content. 36

    37. Stakeholders Already Accessing JRRD Web Content via Mobile Devices 37

    38. Why Facebook? New England Journal of Medicine Now on Facebook • “Some of the oldest scholarly journals are setting up pages on social-networking sites like Facebook. The latest is The New England Journal of Medicine,The Boston Globe reports. • The journal, which was founded in Boston in 1812, has created a Facebook site where readers can link to articles and a weekly podcast summary. “If our users are going to be there, we should be there,” says Kent Anderson, the journal’s executive director of international business and product development. • The move is the journal’s latest attempt to find new ways to connect with readers. The medical journal has offered an online edition for 13 years. • Other long-established journals that have set up Facebook sites include Science and The Journal of the American Medical Association. —Katherine Mangan” • Posted on Friday May 15, 2009 38

    39. JRRD Editorial Policies 39

    40. Implementation of Editorial Changes from 2008 Meeting • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS • Author Contributions: • Study concept and design: R……. • Acquisition of data: C.... • Analysis and interpretation of data: C….. • Drafting of manuscript: R…… • Critical revision of manuscript for important intellectual content: R……… • Statistical analysis: C……. • Obtained funding: R…….. • Administrative, technical, or material support: J…… • Study supervision: R…….. • Financial Disclosures: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. • Funding/Support: This material is based on work supported in part by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Rehabilitation Research and Development Service, grant … • Additional Contributions: We acknowledge Peter …. • Participant Follow-up: The authors plan to inform participants of the publication of this study. 40

    41. DEVELOPMENT AND BACKGROUND • CSE (Council of Scientific Editors) • AAP (Association of American Publishers) • International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication • PSP (Professional and Scholarly Publishers) • ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors) • COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) 41

    42. WHAT IS BEING DONE? ALL HAVE BEGUN ADDRESSING “THORNY ISSUES” IN SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL PUBLISHING, SPECIFICALLY PLAGIARISM, CONFLICT OF INTEREST, AND CO-SUBMISSION. 42

    43. “Editors are the gatekeepers of science, not the police, although........”Arthur Hilliker, Editor of Genome Conflict and misbehavior among Editors, Authors, Reviewers, and others is becoming more common. 43

    44. Conflict of Interest (COI) • Most major journals have a COI policy. Although many journals have problems enforcing these policies, having NO written policy can be risky. • JAMA, one leader on COI, had recently had issues with financial disclosure and reworked their COI policy to discourage third-party disclosure while an allegation is under investigation. • JRRD relied on referencing ICMJE, which is not sufficient. 44

    45. Plagiarism • Bernard Rous, Deputy Director, Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) seeing plagiarism every 2 months and increasing • Example: Skip Garner (Nature: Errami M, Garner H. A tale of two citations. Nature 2008 Jan 24;451(7177):397-9.) One eTBlast study (a text similarity engine): 9,000 Medline duplicate articles Selected 200 for analysis, questionnaires sent to original authors and subsequent authors Led to 83 journal investigations and 46 retractions (many journal Editors refused to pursue the issue) Amazingly though, of the 60 authors who replied to the questionnaires: “28% denied any wrongdoing; 35% admitted to having borrowed previously published material; and 22% were from co-authors claiming no involvement in the writing of the manuscript. An additional 17% said they were unaware their names appeared on the article in question.” 45

    46. Co-Submission • For more than 10 years, co-submission has been prohibited according to VHA Handbook 1203.05 (JRRD). • A Statement of Originality Form is required for submission. • Within the last year, at least 4 submissions had been determined to be co-submitted to JRRD and another journal simultaneously. Several times, authors even “inadvertently” addressed their letters’ to the Editor to Dr. Basford (Arch. PM&R) or to Dr. Grimby (J. Rehab. Med.). 46

    47. JRRD Editorial Policies Web link • GENERAL POLICY • Top Four Reasons to Publish with JRRD • Submitted Manuscripts • Peer Review • Statement of Originality • Clinical Trial Registration • Accepted Manuscripts • Appendixes • Letters to the Editor • Published Manuscripts • Correction and Retraction • JRRD Frequently Asked Questions 47

    48. JRRD Editorial Policies • GUIDELINES FOR CONTRIBUTORS • Purpose and Scope • Clinical Trial Registration • Review Process • Instructions to Contributors • Technical Specifications 48

    49. JRRD Editorial Policies • PLAGIARISM AND FABRICATION • CONFLICT OF INTEREST • INSTRUCTIONS TO REVIEWERS 49

    50. Refreshments and Veteran Artwork Gallery Viewing Time JRRD Editorial Offices5th Floor Conference Room30minutes 50