OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, a leading research journal in occupational therapy published by AOTF, reflects the Foundation's commitment to advancing the profession through scientific inquiry. OTJR fosters interdisciplinary dialogue with contributions from disciplines such as psychology, neuroscience, economics, anthropology, sociology, geography, rehabilitation science, nursing, and social work. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health is indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed.
For access to articles published since 2002, to purchase complete issues of OTJR, or to access soon-to-be published articles please visit: http://otj.sagepub.com
OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health will accept research articles and systematic review papers that advance knowledge of occupation, and/or will lead to improving the lives of people at risk of being restricted from participating in activities and roles that have meaning to them. 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
- occupational development in all ages of the life-span i.e., the occupation of children, the importance of occupation in maintaining health in aging
- the influence of body systems or body function on occupational performance and or social participation
- the impact of life-style redesign or occupational choice on health and participation
- the effectiveness of occupation-based interventions
- the influence of the social, built, or natural environments on occupational performance or occupation (or vice versa)
- the impact of culture on occupation
- how human perceptions and or behavior, i.e. meaning, habits, roles, ritual, attitudes, feelings, influence occupation or occupational performance
- the psychometric properties of measures of occupation or occupational performance
- the impact or relationship of social policies and attitudes on occupation
- interventions that influence health, well-being, and or quality of life
- other topics that will lead to improving the lives of people as they seek to fully participate in family, work, community and society.
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OTJR is published quarterly in print, but material will be now published online once manuscripts are accepted and edited. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, originally titled The Occupational Therapy Journal of Research (OTJR) from 1980 to 2001, is published by Sage Publications for the AOTF and offers original research articles of professional interest to the occupational therapist. OTJR also features briefs, book reviews, letters to the editor, and commentaries. The Foundation has an online index to articles published in OTJR.
OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, titled The Occupational Therapy Journal of Research (OTJR) from 1980 to 2001, was developed as an expression of the Foundation’s commitment to advancing the profession through scientific inquiry. To advance the understanding of the role that occupation plays in fostering participation and enhancing health, the Foundation Board of Directors supported a name change to OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health.
This newly focused and redesigned journal made its debut with Volume 22, Number 1, Winter 2002. The journal makes public the commitment of the profession to the study of occupation, participation and health; and at the same time, fosters interdisciplinary dialogue with contributions from disciplines like psychology, neuroscience, economics, anthropology, sociology, geography, rehabilitation science, nursing and social work.
Editor (2015- ): Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OT Reg. (Ont.), FAOTA, University of Western Ontario
Immediate Past Editor: (2012-2014): Kathleen Matuska, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Saint Catherine University
Founding Editor: (1980-1986): Charles Christiansen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA, The University of Texas Medical Branch