About the American Journal of Occupational Therapy

The American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) is an official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), which represents the professional interests and concerns of more than 140,000 occupational therapists, assistants, and students nationwide.

AJOT  Mission

The primary mission of AJOT is to publish peer-reviewed research examining the effectiveness and efficiency of occupational therapy practice so that occupational therapy professionals can make informed, evidence-based decisions about best practice. In addition, the journal aims to publish (1) research documenting the reliability and validity of occupational therapy instruments; (2) studies demonstrating a relationship between occupational engagement and the facilitation of community participation and health; and (3) articles that provide a forum for scholars to debate professional issues that affect education, practice, and research.

AJOT publishes 6 times a year in print and has additional online supplements. Articles cover topics such as children and youth; mental health; rehabilitation, disability, and participation; productive aging; health and wellness; work and industry; education; and professional issues. The online version of AJOT is the version of record.

Impact Factor

The most recent Journal Citation Reports 5-year impact factor for AJOT is 2.021.

Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts are submitted to the Editor-in-Chief at http://ajot.submit2aota.org and must meet the requirements described in the “Guidelines for Contributors to AJOT,” a document that is published annually in the November/December issue of AJOT and is also available at http://ajot.submit2aota.org/journals/ajot/forms/Ajot_guidelines.pdf. Authors should also visit http://ajot.aota.org/ss/authors.aspx for additional information.

Because one objective of the journal is to be a forum for the free expression and interchange of ideas, the opinions and positions expressed by contributors are their own and not necessarily those of the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Board, or AOTA.

Copyright of the journal is held by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. Permission in writing must be obtained from the Copyright Clearance Center to reproduce, photocopy, or post material appearing in the journal. Direct all requests and inquiries regarding reprinting, photocopying, or posting journal material to Copyright Clearance Center.

Reprints

Reprints of published articles are made available only to journal authors. Readers’ requests for reprints should be directed to the corresponding author. Authors may order reprints at American Occupational Therapy Association/AOTA Press Reprint Order Center.

Advertising

Print advertising is accepted on the basis of conformity with AOTA standards. AOTA is not responsible for statements made by advertisers, nor does acceptance of advertising imply endorsement, official attitude, or position of the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Board, or AOTA. Visit http://www.aota.org/Publications-News/Advertise.aspx for more information.

Online advertising is provided through an ad service that uses an automated process to match advertisers with AJOT’s content. For more information, contact ajotproduction@aota.org.

Direct media inquiries to Katie Riley, Media Relations Manager, at kriley@aota.org.

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