Editorial  |   November 2014
Innovations and Updates to the American Journal of Occupational Therapy
Author Affiliations
  • Frederick P. Somers is Executive Director, American Occupational Therapy Association, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814; fsomers@aota.org. For more information on the journal, contact Caroline Polk, AJOT Managing Editor, cpolk@aota.org
Article Information
Evidence-Based Practice
Editorial   |   November 2014
Innovations and Updates to the American Journal of Occupational Therapy
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November/December 2014, Vol. 68, 618-619. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.686004
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November/December 2014, Vol. 68, 618-619. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.686004
As 2014 draws to a close, it is an opportune time to reflect on the tremendous strides AJOT has made under the tenure of Sharon Gutman, whose 6 yr of service as Editor-in-Chief ended this past July, and to look forward to the exciting directions in which the journal is headed under its new Editor-in-Chief, Lorie Gage Richards.
Over the past 6 yr, AJOT’s 5-yr impact factor—the measure of a journal’s impact on research computed by Journal Citation Reports (JCR)—has grown from 0.971 in 2007 to 1.831 in 2013. The journal’s 2-yr impact factor has more than doubled, from 0.673 in 2007 to 1.552 in 2013. This growth reflects the increased quantity and quality of research as well as an insistence on a high level of rigor in any article to be accepted for publication (see Gutman, 2014, in this issue). AJOT is currently the top occupational therapy journal in JCR and ranks in the top 20 of the 66 rehabilitation journals listed in JCR.
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