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OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health

OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health

2018 Impact Factor: 1.234
2018 Ranking: 46/69 in Rehabilitation (SSCI)
Source: Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019)
Published in Association with The American Occupational Therapy Foundation

eISSN: 19382383 | ISSN: 15394492 | Current volume: 40 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly
OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health is published quarterly by the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, Inc. This peer-reviewed journal is based in the United States and invites national and international submissions of empirical and review articles on 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
Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA, FGSA Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
Assistant Editor
Melissa Knott, MSc(OT), OT Reg (Ont.), CCLP Graduate Student (PhD), Western University, London, ON, Canada
Associate Editors - International
Ching-yi Wu, ScD, OTR Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy & Graduate Institute of Behavioral Science, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University
Associate Editors - USA
Rebecca M. Aldrich, PhD., OTR/L Associate Processor, USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Heather Fritz, PhD, OTR/L, CHC Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
Jessica Kramer, PhD, OTR/L Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Diane Parham, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of New Mexico, Albuqurque, NM, USA
Beth Pyatak, PhD, OTR/L, CDE Associate Professor, USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Timothy Reistetter, OTR, PhD, FAOTA Associate Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Science, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
Juleen Rodakowski, OTD, MS, OTR/L Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Roseann Schaaf, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, Jefferson College of Health Professions, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Arlene A. Schmid, PhD OTR Associate Professor, Colorado State University, College of Health and Human Sciences, Department of Occupational Therapy, Fort Collins, CO
Timothy Wolf, OTD, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Missouri-Columbia
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/L, FAOTA, FOTARA Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Review Board
Liliana Alvarez, PhD, MSc, BSc(OT) Assistant Professor, School of Occupational Therapy, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
Megan Bewernitz, PhD, OTR/L Assistant Professor Occupational Therapy, Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Bette R. Bonder, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Professor Emerita, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, USA
Pei-Fen Chang, PhD, OTR Associate Professor, School of Occupational Therapy, Texas Women's University - Houston Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Emily Grattan, PhD, OTR/L Assistant Professor, Division of Occupational Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Kimberly P. Hreha, EdD, OTR/L Assistant Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
Sarah Krasniuk, PhD Candidate Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Western University, London, ON, Canada
Chih-Ying (Cynthia) Li, PhD, OTR/L Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Professions, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
Lauren M. Little, PhD, OTR/L Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Rush University, Chicago, IL, USA
Andrew Persch, PhD, OTR/L, BCP Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado, USA
Sumita Rege, PhD, OTR Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy School of Allied Health Sciences Manipal University, Manipal, India
Carolyn Schmidt Hanson, PhD, OTR/L Clincial Assistant Professor, University of Florida
Mary Shotwell, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Professor, School of Occupational Therapy, Brenau University, Gainesville, GA, USA
Wenqing He, PhD Professor, Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, Western University, London, ON, Canada
Fellow
Lucia Florindez, PhD(c), MA University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sarah Krasniuk, MSc, HBK Graduate Student (PhD), Western University, London, ON, Canada
Shabnam Medhizadah, MSc Graduate Student (PhD), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
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  • Scopus
  • This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

    OTJR Submission Site URL: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/otjr

    Full Instructions to Authors are available here: OTJR Author Instructions

     

    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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