The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation is devoted to promoting digital accessibility for both readers and authors. In an effort to reduce price barriers, JHR was developed as an open-access journal, without charge for both subscriptions and submissions.  The online-only format allows for a significant reduction in costs while creating greater flexibility and creativity with multi-media submissions that encompass a broad range of artistic formats. We seek to support a broad range of authors (faculty, students, researchers, clinicians, and general public) in publishing scholarly peer-reviewed papers and artistic works on topics that advance the visibility, understanding and delivery of rehabilitation. JHR is deeply grateful for the initial support of the Emory University Center for Digital Scholarship to help create and launch this publication and for the continued support of the Emory Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.  


Giving to JHR helps to support critical operating costs, which include copy editing, IT/web development and maintenance, and graduate assistants on JHR editorial staff.

Additional support will:

  • allow development of innovative digital projects
  • support creation of interdisciplinary graduate assistantships in digital health humanities
  • fund scholarship programs to engage rehabilitation-related visual and performing artists
  • facilitate involvement of community and patient/caregiver advisory councils
  • support teaching and research missions of the journal
  • expand domains of expertise in humanities scholarly work
  • invest in engaging technology in pedagogy and research
  • foster awareness of the integration of humanities into rehabilitation care.


If you are interested in donating or becoming an ongoing sponsor for JHR, please contact Sarah Blanton, Editor-in-Chief, via email at Sarah [dot] Blanton [at] emory [dot] edu.   Gifts can support general operating costs or be designated towards specific projects.

After you have notified Dr. Blanton, go to the Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation Sponsorship page to directly make your submission.

JHR Sponsors

  • Emory Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
  • Emory Center for Digital Scholarship

JHR Donors

  • Emory Department of English
  • Emory Disability Studies Initiative

Frank S. Blanton, Jr., MD Humanities in Rehabilitation Scholar

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Frank S. Blanton, Jr., MD

Created by his family, this scholarship honors the life and impact of Frank S. Blanton, Jr., MD by supporting an annual position for a graduate assistant to serve on the Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation.

Often described as the model of a southern gentleman, Dr. Blanton was known for his keen intellect, continual pursuit of knowledge, and sincere gratitude towards others. As a physician he was respected for both his skill and compassion, understanding that he had as much opportunity to heal with his kindness as cure with his scalpel. His deep love for the humanities – in particular poetry and literature – brought a beauty and richness to his interactions, fostering connections and deepening his understanding of others.

Candidates for this scholarship should exemplify the character of Dr. Blanton and should be aligned with his life mission, specifically a dedication to the pursuit of knowledge in the humanities, a deep desire to foster awareness of humanities in health professions and a gentle kindness and compassion in relating with others.

To Donate to this Scholarship Fund, go to the Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation Sponsorship page to directly make your submission. After you select gift amount, click on “Honor/Memory Instructions” – Mark “in memory of Frank Blanton” and JHR will be notified of that gift designation.

Scholarship Fund Donors

  • Frank S. Blanton Family
  • David and Connie Wadsworth
  • Laura and John Warner
  • Maggie Fritz
  • Bristol Anesthesia Services, PC
  • Marilyn J. Goldstein, MD
  • Craig and Brennan Rockett
  • Gay and Shelton Hillman
  • Andrew Butler
  • Mike Ladd
  • J.D. Bowie
  • Raymond and Margaret Feierabend
  • Sally Brooks
  • William King
  • Merceditas Z. de Padua
  • Steve and Lois Wolf
  • Samir Rama Belagaje
  • Dr. Doris J. Armour
  • Marsha Bidgood
  • Nancy Lehrer
  • Tom and Susan Wardell