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OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health

2016 Impact Factor: 0.795
2016 Ranking: 54/70 in Rehabilitation (SSCI)
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017); Indexed in PubMed: MEDLINE
Published in Association with The American Occupational Therapy Foundation

Editor
Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OT Reg. (Ont.), FAOTA, FAGSA Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA


eISSN: 19382383 | ISSN: 15394492 | Current volume: 37 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly
OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health is published quarterly by the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, Inc. This international peer-reviewed journal offers empirical, theoretical and review articles to readers interested in factors of human participation and how such factors influence health and well-being.

Content includes:
  • Articles from social, psychological, medical and rehabilitation sciences that advance understanding of everyday activities as they influence participation and health
  • Original research from occupational therapy that supports evidence based practice to enable participation
  • Qualitative and/or mixed methods research from occupational science and other disciplines that provides insight into how humans engage, participate and interact within their cultures and society.  
Subscriber benefits include:
  • Access to current articles, as well as several years of archived content
  • Early review of manuscripts online within two months of acceptance
  • Access to content in a Journal indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed, CINAHL, and Social Sciences Citation Index

The aim of OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health is to advance knowledge and science in occupational therapy and related fields, nationally and internationally, through the publication of scholarly literature and research. The journal publishes research that advances the understanding of occupation as it relates to participation and health. The following topics should guide authors seeking to publish in the journal:

  • The relationship of occupation to health, well-being and/or quality of life
  • The influence of body systems or body function on occupational performance and/or social participation
  • The psychometric properties of measures or methodologies that advance understanding of performance, occupation, and participation
  • The outcomes or effects of interventions that influence performance, occupation, health, and/or quality of life
  • The effectiveness and efficacy of occupation-based interventions
  • The influence of the social, built, or natural environments on occupational performance;
  • Qualitative or mixed methods research from occupational science and other disciplines that provide insight into how humans engage, participate and interact within their cultures and society.
  • Other topics relating to occupational therapy practice that will lead to improving the lives of people as they seek to fully participate in family, work, community and society.
Editor-in-Chief
Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA, FGSA Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
Assistant Editor
Liliana Alvarez J., PhD., MSc., BSc (OT) Assistant Professor, School of Occupational Therapy, Western University, London, ON
Associate Editor - International
Sue Coppola, MS, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA Professor, Division of Occupational Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Associate Editors - USA
Nancy Baker, ScD, MPH, OTR/L Associate Professor, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Stephen Page, PhD, M.S., MOT, OTR/L, FAHA, FACRM Associate Professor, Division of Occupational Therapy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
Timothy Reistetter, OTR, PhD, FAOTA Associate Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Science, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
Roseann Schaaf, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, Jefferson College of Health Professions, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Elizabeth Skidmore, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Michelle Woodbury, PhD, OTR/L Associate Professor, Department of Health Science and Research, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
Associate Editor - Canada
Isabelle Gélinas, PhD, OT (C), erg. Associate Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
Associate Editor - Australia
Anita Bundy, ScD, OT, FAOTA Chair, Occupational Therapy, University of Sydney, Australia
Review Board
Lizahn Cloete, PhD(OT)(UCT);MSc(OT)(UCT);BSc(OT)(UWC) Lecturer, Division of Occupational Therapy, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Beth Ekelman, PhD, JD, OTR/L Professor and Director, Master of Occupational Therapy Program, Cleveland State University, USA
Thomas Fisher, PhD, OTR, CCM, FAOTA Professor and Chair, Occupational Theraphy, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Chih-Ying (Cynthia) Li, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
Ann-Helen Patomella, PhD, MScOT, BScOT Senior Lecturer, Division of Occupational Therapy, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Andrew Persch Assistant Professor, Division of Occupational Therapy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
Janet Poole, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Professor, Occupational Therapy Graduate Program, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Carolyn Schmidt Hanson, PhD, OTR/L Research Occupational Therapist - North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Administration, Gainesville, FL
Mary Shotwell, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Professor, School of Occupational Therapy, Brenau University, Gainesville, GA, USA
Fellow
Sarah Krasniuk, MSc, HBK Editorial Board Fellow, University of Western Ontario
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    OTJR Submission Site URL: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/otjr

    Full Instructions to Authors are available here: OTJR Author Instructions

    Book Review Guidelines: OTJR Book Review Guidelines

    OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health
    invites manuscript submissions that conform to its purpose and scope without regard to the professional affiliations of authors. The journal encourages submission of original research reports of assessment/measurement development, efficacy of interventions (preventive, restorative, and compensatory), intervention outcomes, translational research, and basic research (including occupational science). Reports that examine occupational therapy interventions and contribute to the evidence for theoretically based occupational therapy practices are welcomed. High quality, rigorous quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods research reports are especially encouraged.

    OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health reserves the right to make or request editorial changes in all manuscripts accepted for publication. Authors will have the opportunity to review typeset page proofs of the manuscript before publication. Feature Articles will be published online advanced release (posted directly to the web site prior to print publication) and subsequently in print.

    Neither the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (http://www.aotf.org) nor the OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health editorial staff can assume responsibility for statements or opinions expressed by authors. Authors bear full responsibility for the accuracy of references, quotations, tables, and figures.

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