- 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.
- 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.
|Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA, FGSA||Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA|
|Melissa Knott, MSc(OT), OT Reg (Ont.), CCLCP||PhD Candidate, Western University, London, ON, Canada|
|Ching-yi Wu, ScD, OTR||Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy & Graduate Institute of Behavioral Science, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University|
|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 Health Care Sciences, 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, CDCES, FAOTA||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 Dean for Research, School of Health Professions Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, 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, FAOTA||Professor, Colorado State University, College of Health and Human Sciences, Department of Occupational Therapy, Fort Collins, CO, USA|
|Timothy Wolf, OTD, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA||Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA|
|Isabelle Gélinas, PhD, OT (C), erg.||Associate Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada|
|Anita Bundy, ScD, OT/L, FAOTA, FOTARA||Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA|
|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, FAOTA||Professor Emerita, Occupational Therapy, 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||Research Assistant Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA|
|Sarah Krasniuk, PhD, MSc||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||Associate 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||Department of Occupational Therapy, Manipal College of Health Professions, MAHE, Manipal, Karnataka, India|
|Carolyn Schmidt Hanson, PhD, OTR/L||Clincial Assistant Professor, University of Florida|
|Mary Shotwell, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA||Professor, Occupational Therapy Program(s), University of St. Augustine for the Health Sciences, St. Augustine, FL, USA|
|Wenqing He, PhD||Professor, Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, Western University, London, ON, Canada|
|Lucía I. Floríndez, PhD(c), MA||Research and Project Manager, Department of Nursing Research and Performance Improvement, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA|
|Shabnam Medhizadah, MSc, PhD Candidate||University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA|
|Amanda Vatinno, MS, OTR/L, PhD Candidate||Medical University of South Carolina, USA|
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Reviewer Rubric: OTJR Reviewer Rubric
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.
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