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OTJR: Occupational Therapy Journal of Research

OTJR: Occupational Therapy Journal of Research

Published in Association with The American Occupational Therapy Foundation

eISSN: 19382383 | ISSN: 15394492 | Current volume: 44 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly
OTJR 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 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
Timothy J. Wolf, OTD, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Associate Dean for Research, Professor and Department Chair--Occupational Therapy, School of Health Professions, University of Missouri, Columbia MO, USA
Assistant Editor
Melissa Knott, PhD, MSc(OT), OT. Reg. (Ont.), CCLCP Western University, London, ON, Canada
Melanie M. Tkach, PhD, MSOT, OTR/L University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
Associate Editors
Anna E. Boone Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Professions, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
Anita Bundy, ScD, OT/L, FAOTA, FOTARA Professor and Department Head, Department of Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Pei-Fen Chang, PhD, OTR Professor, School of Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman's University - Houston Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Erin R. Foster, PhD, OTD, MSCI, OTR/L Associate Professor in Occupational Therapy, Neurology, and Psychiatry, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
Isabelle Gélinas, PhD, OT (C), erg. Associate Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
Gordon Muir Giles Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA Professor, Samuel Merritt University, Oakland CA USA & Director of Neurobehavioral Services, Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. Sacramento, CA, USA
Moses Ikiugu, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Professor and Director of Research, Occupational Therapy Department, University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD, USA
Jessica M. Kramer University of Florida, USA
Lauren M. Little, PhD, OTR/L Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Rush University, Chicago, IL, USA
Janet Njelesani, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, Department of Occupational Therapy, New York University, New York, NY, USA
Andrew Persch, PhD, OTR/L, BCP Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado, USA
Roberta Pineda, PhD, OTR/L, CNT Associate Professor, Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Rachel Proffitt Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
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
Sergio Romero, PhD Adjunct Research Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 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
Ching-yi Wu, ScD, OTR Associate Dean of College of Medicine, Distinguished Professor of Department of Occupational Therapy, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, TW
Review Board Members
Megan Bewernitz, PhD, OTR/L Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy, Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Bette R. Bonder, PhD, OTR, FAOTA Professor Emerita, Health Sciences, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, USA
Emily Grattan, PhD, OTR/L Assistant Professor, Division of Occupational Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Carolyn Hanson, PhD, OTR/L Clincial Assistant Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
Ickpyo Hong, PhD, OTR/L Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Software and Digital Healthcare Convergence, Yonsei University, Wonju, Ganwon-do, South Korea
Catherine R. Hoyt, PhD, OTD, FAOTA, OTR/L Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, Pediatrics and Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 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 Post-Doctoral Fellow, School of Public Health, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, 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
Mary Shotwell, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, NBC-HWC Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, UT, USA
Nedra Peter, PhD, Msc, BSc Adjunct Professor, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, ON, Canada
Sumita Rege, PhD, OTR Department of Occupational Therapy, Manipal College of Health Professions, MAHE, Manipal, Karnataka, India
Elizabeth Rhodus, PhD, MS, OTR/L Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Science & Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY, USA
Mary P. Shotwell, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Professor, Ph.D. in Health Sciences Program,Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Provo, UT, USA
Julia Sterman, PhD, OTR, HCPC, RCOT Lecturer and Programme Lead, MSc in Occupational Therapy School of Health and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh Scotland
Wenqing He, PhD Professor, Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, Western University, London, ON, Canada
Editorial Fellows
Leah Botkin, MSOT, OTR/L PhD Student, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
Juliana Earwood Clinical Research Project Manager, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
Bridget Kraus, PhD, MOT, OTR/L Postdoctoral Fellow PhD Candidate, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Missouri, Colombia, MO, USA
Emily Longwell-Grice University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Timothy Marks, PhD, OTR/L Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA.
Laryn O'Donnell, OTD, OTR/L Assistant Professor, Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, USA
Kial-Ann Rasmussen, MOT, OTR/L University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
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  • Clarivate Analytics: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
  • EBSCO
  • OTDBase
  • ProQuest
  • PsycINFO
  • PubMed: MEDLINE
  • Scopus
  • Manuscript submission guidelines can be accessed on Sage Journals.

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