Sharon A. Gutman; State of the Journal, 2012. Am J Occup Ther 2012;66(6):636-643. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2012.006346.
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The journal is now ranked Number 16 in the Social Science Division of JCR, and the IF has steadily increased.
The number of published research studies with high levels of rigor has consistently increased.
The number of published intervention effectiveness studies has consistently increased and has begun to provide a foundation of support for occupational therapy services.
The call for greater research in the area of productive aging has been addressed, as demonstrated by the increased number of publications in this practice area.
The number of published articles per volume has increased, promoting the dissemination of occupational therapy research.
Publication ahead of print or continuous publication options will be explored in 2013.
The journal’s current publication goals as stated in the Guidelines for Contributors to AJOT will be maintained.
Efforts to monitor and increase the IF will be continued.
Special issues will continue to be developed to address gaps in the profession’s evidence base.
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