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Publications Awards

Deadline for receipt: June 1, 2020


The California Physical Therapy Association, through its publication awards, honors eligible publications and individuals whose contributions to the profession are outstanding and satisfy the criteria for awards.

Provisions
The purpose, eligibility, criteria and procedures for each award are as established by the Chapter Board.

  1. Eligibility requirements for each award:
    1. Membership in the California Physical Therapy Association
    2. Members of the Chapter Board shall not be eligible for the award during their terms of service.
  2. Recommendations shall be received by June 1 of each year.
  3. Any Chapter Board member shall be excused from voting on any award for which that individual may have any conflict of interest.
  4. Each publication award shall be given annually when there is a qualified candidate(s).
  5. The purposes and criteria of awards shall be reviewed and evaluated periodically by the Awards Committee and Chapter Board to determine if they are accomplishing the stated purposes.

Categories

  1. Research Publications
    1. Physical Therapist / Physical Therapist Assistant Clinician (major portion of practice is as clinician, may be part time faculty or part time researcher – includes Graduate Student members) – Principal Investigator(s) – up to three publication awards may be made annually.
    2. Physical Therapist / Physical Therapist Assistant Student (research is conducted while investigator is enrolled in a professional or post-professional degree program) – Principal or Primary Student Investigator(s) – up to three publication awards may be made annually.
    3. Physical Therapist / Physical Therapist Assistant Faculty and/or Researcher (Full time appointment in accredited or candidate status physical therapist or physical therapist assistant education program and/or major portion of practice is as a researcher) – Principal Investigator(s) – up to three publication awards may be made annually.
  2. Non-Research Publications
    1. Physical Therapist / Physical Therapist Assistant Clinician (major portion of practice is as clinician, may be part time faculty or part time researcher – includes Graduate Student members) – Principal Author(s) – up to three publication awards may be made annually.
    2. Physical Therapist / Physical Therapist Assistant Student (research is conducted while investigator is enrolled in a professional or post-professional degree program) – Principal Author(s) – up to three publication awards may be made annually.
    3. Physical Therapist / Physical Therapist Assistant Faculty (Full time appointment in accredited or candidate status physical therapist or physical therapist assistant education program and/or major portion of practice is as a researcher) – Principal Author(s) – up to three publication awards may be made annually.

Eligibility

  1. Research
    1. Research studies must seek to validate clinical techniques in physical therapy or deal with basic research relevant to physical therapy.
    2. The phrase "research relevant to physical therapy" is to be broadly interpreted to include any area related to physical therapy practice.
    3. Must have appeared in print not more than three years prior to the deadline for recommendations for the awards.
    4. Recommendations for publications with multiple authors will be accepted.
  2. Non-Research
    1. Publications of a non-research article in Physical Therapy, PT: Magazine of Physical Therapy, PT In Motion, APTA Section publication, textbook, or comparable publication.
    2. The publication must satisfy the following criteria:
      1. Deal with the practice or administration of physical therapy.
      2. Have appeared in print not more than three years prior to the deadline for recommendations for the award.
      3. Members recommended for Physical Therapist Student Publication Award must have completed major preparation of publication while a student, but may have finished it after graduation.
      4. Recommendations for publications with multiple authors will be accepted.