Editor-in-Chief of the Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal


The APTA Academy of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Physical Therapy is seeking an Editor with an earned advanced doctoral degree, e.g., PhD, EdD, DrPH, and strong track record of scholarship to provide the editorial leadership for the Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal (CPPT Journal). The CPPT Journalis published four times a year, is available on-line via a website and is the primary publication through which the Academy strives to achieve its Vision to lead “for the enhancement of the human experience through integration of cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapist practice, education and research across all settings.”

Sean Collins, PT, PhD, current Editor-in-Chief of the Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, will end his term of service effective April 30, 2021. Dr. Collins has been an outstanding editor for five years, and has graciously agreed to make himself available as a resource during the transition period. 

An Overview of the Position:

The editor will be responsible for the overall visionary leadership to assure that the CPPT Journal remains a high quality, peer-reviewed journal that supports cardiovascular & pulmonary physical therapy scholarship that informs clinical practice. The editor will work closely with the editorial board, the Academy Executive Director and the Academy Board of Directors to implement and support the Academy’s Mission, Vision and Strategic Plans. The CPPT Journal Editorial Board determines the content and format of the Academy’s peer-reviewed research journal. The Editor acts as a conduit for submissions; the Editorial Board will review submitted articles for consideration of publications. Among the duties of Editor are the solicitation of articles, identifying and appointing peer reviewers, determining member needs, and meeting with the Editorial Board twice annually. Some remuneration is available: The Editor-in-Chief shall receive an honorarium per issue, as well as some reimbursement for travel and per diem to cover expenses to attend the annual business meeting of the Academy at APTA Combined Sections Meeting. (See Editor Position Description.)

Review of applications will begin on March 5, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The term of the editor will commence on or around April 15, 2021 and the new Editor will produce the fall 2021 issue.

Please send the below materials (attention APTA CVP Academy Executive Director at [email protected])

  • Letter of interest (email will suffice)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information of three professional references. References should include someone with whom you worked with as a reviewer, editorial board member, fellow author, or similar role.
  • An editorial statement of 500 words or less summarizing your views on cardiovascular & pulmonary physical therapy research, practice, and scholarship
  • how, under your editorial leadership, the Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal would continue to advance cardiovascular & pulmonary physical therapy as a specialty through the development of scholarship that informs and advances clinical practice