With great honor, we write this introductory editorial for the 25th anniversary issue of Neuro-Rehabilitation. In 1991, we started as editors of the journal and are very proud to be entering our 25th year as Co-Editors-in-Chief. Our success with Neuro-Rehabilitation, an international, peer-reviewed journal, has been the core philosophy of its thematic focus directed at professionals who are in the trenches working with patients with various types of neuro-disability. In response to feedback by our readers and contributors, and in consultation with our editorial board, we added unsolicited papers a number of years ago to further expand the scope of the journal and provide readers with up to date papers germane to neurorehabilitation. Over the years our topics for our thematic issues have covered such diverse areas as ethics, neuropharmacology, multiple sclerosis, motor rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation, hypoxic ischemic brain injury, symptom and performance validity, as well spinal cord injury, among others. We aspire to continue to publish timely and clinically relevant thematic issues moving forward.
Over the years, we have been fortunate to have worked with excellent staff at IOS Press and superb managing editors including our current managing editor, Ms. Melissa Oliver, OTR/L who joined us on the untimely passing of our prior managing editor, Mrs. Deborah D. West. We are also very grateful to those who have served and continue to serve on our editorial board. A strong editorial board has been the foundation of our success and we rely on our board members for their expertise in providing submission reviews as well as for their ongoing feedback on the direction, scope and content of the journal. Our goal remains to be as inclusive as possible with regard to having an editorial board that represents the best of both interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary contribution from international leaders, researchers and clinicians in the field of neurorehabilitation. Our editorial board members, particularly those who have served for many years and made significant contributions to the journal, have our sincere thanks. Furthermore, we have had many ad hoc reviewers over the years who have been an excellent resource for providing input on submitted papers particularly in areas that require more specialty focus. We extend our gratitude and appreciation to all of you.
We look forward to hearing from you, our readers, and look forward to receiving more suggestions for future thematic issues, review papers, special issues and other feedback. We value and encourage your feedback germane to showing how the publication can better serve your needs as neurorehabilitationists. Lastly, we remain committed to continuing to make NeuroRehabilitation the go-to journal in the discipline of neurological rehabilitation for clinically relevant, evidence-based information that facilitates and advances the quality of patient assessment and treatment.