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OTJR: Occupational Therapy Journal of Research (OTJR), 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: Occupational Therapy of Research is indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed.
OTJR: Occupational Therapy Journal of Research is pleased to announce our 2021 Impact Factor is 1.632. OTJR has steadily raised its impact factor from 2016 - 0.795, 2017 - 1.000, 2018 - 1.234, 2019 - 1.220 and 2020 - 1.768. The Journal Impact Factor is calculated by adding the citations in 2021 from articles published in 2019 (66 citations) and citations in 2020 (45 citations) and dividing that total (111 citations) by the sum of the numbers of citable items (68) in 2019 (29) and 2020 (39). The 5-year Impact Factor is 2.211. OTJR is ranked 51/73 in the “Rehabilitation (SSCI)” category. Note: With the 2020 Impact Factor, Clarivate has introduced Early Access content in Journal Citation Reports to more accurately reflect the dynamic citation environment of rapid online publication, phasing in further changes over three years. The 2021 CiteScore is 2.200, placing OTJR 4th out of 18 occupational therapy journals.
For access to articles published since 2002, to purchase complete issues of OTJR, or to access soon-to-be published articles please visit: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/otj
Since January 2020, OTJR has moved to online-only for individual subscribers to the journal, such as American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE) members. The main benefits of moving subscribers to receiving the journal online only: Cost-savings to the subscriber, reduction in the number of trees cut down, manufacturing chemicals, water, and energy used to produce and ship. Access will not change; how readers read content will be consistent as in past years with our publisher SAGE.
- APA Style Journal Article Reporting Standards (APA Style JARS) offer guidelines on what information should be included in all manuscript sections for:
- Quantitative research (JARS–Quant)
- Qualitative research (JARS–Qual)
- Mixed Methods research (JARS–Mixed)
- Reviewer Resources
- OTJR provides peer reviewers the option to invite a Reviewer in Training (a graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, early-career research assistant or associate) to serve as a co-reviewer. This is completely optional. This opportunity is afforded as an educational experience to the Reviewer in Training. The quality of the review is the responsibility of the lead reviewer and not of the Reviewer in Training. The Reviewer in Training will not receive any communications about the manuscript. The use of the contact information for the Reviewer in Training may be used to invite and authorize reviewer roles in the future.
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Submit Your Paper to OTJR
OTJR: Occupational Therapy of Research will accept quantitative and qualitative 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. OTJR publishes data-driven research, meaning findings with or without statistical significance.
Person-Environment-Occupation-Performance (PEOP) Model – A Special Edition: Submit by Oct. 15, 2023
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.
Authors have the option to publish Open Access in OTJR via our SAGE Choice program. Learn more about costs and possible discounts or waivers through your institution.
For questions concerning the submission and review process to OTJR: Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, please contact the journal editor: Timothy J. Wolf, OTD, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
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