Sharon A. Gutman; Online Publication and the Impact Factor. Am J Occup Ther 2010;64(1):7–8. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.64.1.7
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Submit some percentage of your work to AJOT or to other occupational therapy journals indexed in Journal Citation Reports.
Encourage doctoral students to understand the professional necessity of conducting effectiveness studies and submitting research articles to AJOT or to other occupational therapy journals having high impact factors.
Before accepting faculty positions, negotiate for tenure and promotion decisions to be based, in part, on publication in occupational therapy journals rather than in non–occupational therapy journals with higher impact factors.
Finally, think about the long-term cost to the profession of losing some of our best research to non–occupational therapy journals.
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