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Editorial  |   November 2014
State of the Journal, 2014
Author Affiliations
  • Sharon A. Gutman, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, is former Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, and Associate Professor, Programs in Occupational Therapy Research, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032; sg2422@columbia.edu
Article Information
Assessment Development and Testing / Evidence-Based Practice / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Professional Issues / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / From the Desk of the Editor
Editorial   |   November 2014
State of the Journal, 2014
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November/December 2014, Vol. 68, 620-627. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.013607
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November/December 2014, Vol. 68, 620-627. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.013607
At the end of 2014, the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) will change editors, and I will retire from this position after 6 years of serving the journal. In that time, the journal has changed considerably and made many advances. In this editorial, I outline those advances and make recommendations for the journal’s future editorship.
Sharon A. Gutman, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Sharon A. Gutman, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
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In the past 5 years, the journal has consistently received more than 200 yearly submissions and published more than 86 articles per volume through 6 yearly issues (Table 1). Increasingly, many of its articles have been published in an online-only format to reduce publication costs and increase publication space.
Table 1.
AJOT Acceptance Rate and Total Publications, 2008–2014
AJOT Acceptance Rate and Total Publications, 2008–2014×
Submissions2014201320122011201020092008
Total submissions217201234204239192NA
 Accepted, n (%)83 (38.24)70 (34.83)92 (39.32)72 (35.29)79 (33.05)84 (43.75)NA
 Rejected, n (%)134 (61.75)131 (65.17)142 (60.68)132 (64.70)160 (66.95)108 (56.25)NA
Total no. of published articles87879086927061
No. of published research studies77718075826258
Table Footer NoteNote. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy; NA = not available.
Note. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy; NA = not available.×
Table 1.
AJOT Acceptance Rate and Total Publications, 2008–2014
AJOT Acceptance Rate and Total Publications, 2008–2014×
Submissions2014201320122011201020092008
Total submissions217201234204239192NA
 Accepted, n (%)83 (38.24)70 (34.83)92 (39.32)72 (35.29)79 (33.05)84 (43.75)NA
 Rejected, n (%)134 (61.75)131 (65.17)142 (60.68)132 (64.70)160 (66.95)108 (56.25)NA
Total no. of published articles87879086927061
No. of published research studies77718075826258
Table Footer NoteNote. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy; NA = not available.
Note. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy; NA = not available.×
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Practice Area
In the past 7 years of collected demographic data, (1) rehabilitation, disability, and participation and (2) children and youth continue to be the two primary practice areas addressed in studies published in AJOT (Table 2)—a finding mirroring practice trends of the profession’s membership (American Occupational Therapy Association [AOTA], 2009). Although AOTA (2014)  has made calls to increase productive aging research, the number of productive aging articles published in AJOT per year consistently falls well below that of rehabilitation and pediatric research. This finding is concerning because the U.S. population is aging, and many related professionals (e.g., driver rehabilitation specialists, neuropsychologists, physical therapists) are competing for reimbursement for age-related services traditionally provided by occupational therapy practitioners. Such professionals are also compiling a body of research evidence demonstrating support for the effectiveness of their services. Similarly of concern is the low number of mental health research articles published in AJOT per year over the past 6 years. Despite the need for occupational therapy mental health services in newly emerging (e.g., the school and foster home systems; military personnel, returning veterans, and their families; homeless shelters and supportive residences) and traditional practice settings, occupational therapy researchers have not compiled the needed research evidence demonstrating the effectiveness and cost- and time-efficiency of occupational therapy services with mental health populations.
Table 2.
Practice Area, Research Type, and Level of Evidence: AJOT Articles, 2008–2014
Practice Area, Research Type, and Level of Evidence: AJOT Articles, 2008–2014×
2014 (N = 77)
2013 (N = 71)
2012 (N = 80)
2011 (N = 75)
2010 (N = 82)
2009 (N = 62)
2008 (N = 58)
Categoryn%n%n%n%n%n%n%
Practice area
 Rehabilitation, disability, and participation2836.361622.542531.252026.673137.802540.321322.41
 Children and youth2937.662839.443341.252229.332631.701829.032237.93
 Productive aging1114.281419.721620.001216.001923.1746.45915.52
 Mental health79.09811.2733.751114.6722.4446.4500
 Work and industry0011.410068.00000011.72
 Health and wellness000011.2522.6711.2269.6811.72
 No specific practice area22.5945.6322.5022.6733.6658.061220.69
Research type
 Effectiveness2633.762636.623240.003648.002530.491422.581932.76
 Instrument development and testing2127.271825.352430.001317.332328.051320.971525.86
 Basic1519.481115.491417.501621.331720.732641.941322.41
 Efficiency56.49811.2745.0045.331012.2058.0600
 Topical or professional question45.1968.4533.7545.3333.6623.231017.24
 Occupation, participation, and health33.8911.410011.3344.8823.2311.72
 Education33.8911.4133.7511.33000000
Level of evidence (effectiveness studies)
 I1350.001557.691856.252158.331248.0017.14736.84
 II27.69415.3826.2525.56312.00750.0015.26
 III726.92415.38515.63822.2214.00214.29421.05
 IV311.5300412.50411.11520.00214.2915.26
 V13.84311.5439.3812.78416.00214.29631.58
Table Footer NoteNote. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy.
Note. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy.×
Table 2.
Practice Area, Research Type, and Level of Evidence: AJOT Articles, 2008–2014
Practice Area, Research Type, and Level of Evidence: AJOT Articles, 2008–2014×
2014 (N = 77)
2013 (N = 71)
2012 (N = 80)
2011 (N = 75)
2010 (N = 82)
2009 (N = 62)
2008 (N = 58)
Categoryn%n%n%n%n%n%n%
Practice area
 Rehabilitation, disability, and participation2836.361622.542531.252026.673137.802540.321322.41
 Children and youth2937.662839.443341.252229.332631.701829.032237.93
 Productive aging1114.281419.721620.001216.001923.1746.45915.52
 Mental health79.09811.2733.751114.6722.4446.4500
 Work and industry0011.410068.00000011.72
 Health and wellness000011.2522.6711.2269.6811.72
 No specific practice area22.5945.6322.5022.6733.6658.061220.69
Research type
 Effectiveness2633.762636.623240.003648.002530.491422.581932.76
 Instrument development and testing2127.271825.352430.001317.332328.051320.971525.86
 Basic1519.481115.491417.501621.331720.732641.941322.41
 Efficiency56.49811.2745.0045.331012.2058.0600
 Topical or professional question45.1968.4533.7545.3333.6623.231017.24
 Occupation, participation, and health33.8911.410011.3344.8823.2311.72
 Education33.8911.4133.7511.33000000
Level of evidence (effectiveness studies)
 I1350.001557.691856.252158.331248.0017.14736.84
 II27.69415.3826.2525.56312.00750.0015.26
 III726.92415.38515.63822.2214.00214.29421.05
 IV311.5300412.50411.11520.00214.2915.26
 V13.84311.5439.3812.78416.00214.29631.58
Table Footer NoteNote. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy.
Note. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy.×
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Research Type
This year, 2014, marked the 5th successive year in which intervention effectiveness studies outnumbered any other research article type published in AJOT. This finding is particularly promising and suggests that the profession has embraced the need to generate evidence supporting the effectiveness of occupational therapy services for insurers, consumers, legislators, and other health professionals (see Table 2). This is also the 5th successive year in which more Level I studies (i.e., systematic reviews, meta-analyses, randomized controlled trials) were published than those at any other evidence level (evidence levels are based on the AOTA Evidence-Based Practice Project’s model; Lieberman & Scheer, 2002). Although this finding is positive, it must be examined cautiously. The majority of Level I studies published in AJOT in 2014 were systematic reviews based on research evidence compiled by competing health care professionals (Table 3). The profession must stop relying on related health professionals’ research to support occupational therapy intervention effectiveness as a rationale for service reimbursement. Insurers do not pay for services that are perceived as redundant. Occupational therapy researchers must begin to generate their own intervention effectiveness research and publish such studies in occupational therapy journals; otherwise, such research will often not be understood as involving occupational therapists and will only serve to lower our own professional journals’ impact factor (IF; the journal metric commonly viewed as the measure of a profession’s scholarly output).
Table 3.
Breakdown of AJOT 2014 Research Articles by Practice Area, Research Type, and Evidence Level
Breakdown of AJOT 2014 Research Articles by Practice Area, Research Type, and Evidence Level×
AuthorEffectiveness Study/Level of EvidenceEfficiency StudyBasic ResearchInstrument Development & TestingLink Between Occupational Engagement & HealthProfessional IssueEducationPractice Area
Arbesman, Lieberman, & Berlanstein (a)● IRehabilitation
Arbesman, Lieberman, & Berlanstein (b)● IProductive aging
Arbesman & Sheard● IRehabilitation
Barco, Wallendorf, Snellgrove, Ott, & CarrProductive aging
Blanche, Parham, Chang, & MallinsonMental health
Bottari, Wai Shun, Dorze, Gosselin, & DawsonRehabilitation
Cahill, McGuire, Krumdick, & LeeChildren & youth
Case-Smith, Weaver, & Holland● IIChildren & youth
Cermak & BissellChildren & youth
Chen et al. IIIChildren & youth
Chen, Palmon, & AminiRehabilitation
Classen, Brumback, et al.Productive aging
Classen, Monahan, Auten, & Yarney IProductive aging
Classen, Monahan, Canonizado, & Winter IVRehabilitation
Cohn, Kramer, Schub, & May-BensenChildren & youth
Crowe et al. IVRehabilitation
Darragh, Shiyko, Margulis, & CampoRehabilitation
Daunhauer, Fidler, & WillChildren & youth
Dickerson, Meuel, Ridenour, & CooperProductive aging
DiZazzo-Miller, Samuel, Barnas, & Welker IIIProductive aging
Doig, Kuipers, Prescott, Cornwell, & FlemingRehabilitation
Doyle & BennettRehabilitation
Dunn, Magalhães, & ManciniRehabilitation
FosterRehabilitation
Foster, Bedekar, & Tickle-Degnen● IRehabilitation
Gat & RatzonNo specific practice area
Gibbons, Mullen, Weaver, Reguly, & BédardRehabilitation
Golisz● IProductive aging
Gustafsson, Walter, Bower, Slaughter, & Hoyle● IVRehabilitation
Hagemann, Williams, McKee, Stefanovich, & CarnahanRehabilitation
Hahn et al.Rehabilitation
Hilton et al. IIIChildren & youth
Huang et al.Rehabilitation
Hwang et al.Mental health
Ivey, Lane, & May-BensonChildren & youth
James, Pizur-Barnekow, & SchefkindChildren & youth
Koester et al.Children & youth
Lane, Ivey, & May-BensonChildren & youth
Leibold, Holm, Raina, Reynolds, & RogersProductive aging
Lin, Lee, Chang, & Hong● IChildren & youth
Little, Sideris, Ausderau, & BaranekChildren & youth
Liu & Fan IIIChildren & youth
Maeir et al.● IIChildren & youth
Mailloux et al.Children & youth
Maitra et al.Children & youth
May-Benson et al.Children & youth
Nilsen & DiRusso● VRehabilitation
Orban, Erlandsson, Edberg, Önnerfält, & Thorngren-Jerneck● IChildren & youth
Park, Maitra, Achon, Loyola, & Rincón● IChildren & youth
Pearl, Brennan, Journey, Antill, & McPhersonNo specific practice area
Pergolotti, Cutchin, Weinberger, & MeyerRehabilitation
Pollock, Metz, & BarabashChildren & youth
Radia-George, Imms, & TaylorRehabilitation
Radomski, Finkelstein, Llanos, Scheiman, & WagenerRehabilitation
Rao, Chou, Bursley, Smulofsky, & Jezequel● IRehabilitation
Rihtman & ParushChildren & youth
Roche, Vogtle, Warren, & O’ConnorRehabilitation
Rogers, Mallinson, & Peppers IIIMental health
Schneider & RosenblumChildren & youth
Schoen, Miller, & SullivanChildren & youth
Shooman & RosenblumChildren & youth
Smith et al.Rehabilitation
Speicher, Walter, & Chard IIIMental health
Stav● IProductive aging
Stern & MaeirMental health
Su & ParhamChildren & youth
Suarez, Atchison, & LagerweyChildren & youth
Tal-Saban, Ornoy, & ParushChildren & youth
Tomar & StoffelMental health
Tomita, Saharan, Rajendran, Nochajski, & SchweitzerProductive aging
Waddell, Birkenmeier, Moore, Hornby, & LangRehabilitation
Wang et al.Mental health
Watts, Stagnitti, & BrownChildren & youth
Wilkes-Gillan, Bundy, Cordier, & Lincoln IIIChildren & youth
Winner, Yuen, Vogtle, & WarrenRehabilitation
Yu & Mathiowetz (a)● IRehabilitation
Yu & Mathiowetz (b)● IRehabilitation
n (%)26 (33.76)5 (6.49)15 (19.48)21 (27.27)3 (3.89)4 (5.19)3 (3.89)
Table Footer NoteNote. N = 77. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy.
Note. N = 77. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy.×
Table 3.
Breakdown of AJOT 2014 Research Articles by Practice Area, Research Type, and Evidence Level
Breakdown of AJOT 2014 Research Articles by Practice Area, Research Type, and Evidence Level×
AuthorEffectiveness Study/Level of EvidenceEfficiency StudyBasic ResearchInstrument Development & TestingLink Between Occupational Engagement & HealthProfessional IssueEducationPractice Area
Arbesman, Lieberman, & Berlanstein (a)● IRehabilitation
Arbesman, Lieberman, & Berlanstein (b)● IProductive aging
Arbesman & Sheard● IRehabilitation
Barco, Wallendorf, Snellgrove, Ott, & CarrProductive aging
Blanche, Parham, Chang, & MallinsonMental health
Bottari, Wai Shun, Dorze, Gosselin, & DawsonRehabilitation
Cahill, McGuire, Krumdick, & LeeChildren & youth
Case-Smith, Weaver, & Holland● IIChildren & youth
Cermak & BissellChildren & youth
Chen et al. IIIChildren & youth
Chen, Palmon, & AminiRehabilitation
Classen, Brumback, et al.Productive aging
Classen, Monahan, Auten, & Yarney IProductive aging
Classen, Monahan, Canonizado, & Winter IVRehabilitation
Cohn, Kramer, Schub, & May-BensenChildren & youth
Crowe et al. IVRehabilitation
Darragh, Shiyko, Margulis, & CampoRehabilitation
Daunhauer, Fidler, & WillChildren & youth
Dickerson, Meuel, Ridenour, & CooperProductive aging
DiZazzo-Miller, Samuel, Barnas, & Welker IIIProductive aging
Doig, Kuipers, Prescott, Cornwell, & FlemingRehabilitation
Doyle & BennettRehabilitation
Dunn, Magalhães, & ManciniRehabilitation
FosterRehabilitation
Foster, Bedekar, & Tickle-Degnen● IRehabilitation
Gat & RatzonNo specific practice area
Gibbons, Mullen, Weaver, Reguly, & BédardRehabilitation
Golisz● IProductive aging
Gustafsson, Walter, Bower, Slaughter, & Hoyle● IVRehabilitation
Hagemann, Williams, McKee, Stefanovich, & CarnahanRehabilitation
Hahn et al.Rehabilitation
Hilton et al. IIIChildren & youth
Huang et al.Rehabilitation
Hwang et al.Mental health
Ivey, Lane, & May-BensonChildren & youth
James, Pizur-Barnekow, & SchefkindChildren & youth
Koester et al.Children & youth
Lane, Ivey, & May-BensonChildren & youth
Leibold, Holm, Raina, Reynolds, & RogersProductive aging
Lin, Lee, Chang, & Hong● IChildren & youth
Little, Sideris, Ausderau, & BaranekChildren & youth
Liu & Fan IIIChildren & youth
Maeir et al.● IIChildren & youth
Mailloux et al.Children & youth
Maitra et al.Children & youth
May-Benson et al.Children & youth
Nilsen & DiRusso● VRehabilitation
Orban, Erlandsson, Edberg, Önnerfält, & Thorngren-Jerneck● IChildren & youth
Park, Maitra, Achon, Loyola, & Rincón● IChildren & youth
Pearl, Brennan, Journey, Antill, & McPhersonNo specific practice area
Pergolotti, Cutchin, Weinberger, & MeyerRehabilitation
Pollock, Metz, & BarabashChildren & youth
Radia-George, Imms, & TaylorRehabilitation
Radomski, Finkelstein, Llanos, Scheiman, & WagenerRehabilitation
Rao, Chou, Bursley, Smulofsky, & Jezequel● IRehabilitation
Rihtman & ParushChildren & youth
Roche, Vogtle, Warren, & O’ConnorRehabilitation
Rogers, Mallinson, & Peppers IIIMental health
Schneider & RosenblumChildren & youth
Schoen, Miller, & SullivanChildren & youth
Shooman & RosenblumChildren & youth
Smith et al.Rehabilitation
Speicher, Walter, & Chard IIIMental health
Stav● IProductive aging
Stern & MaeirMental health
Su & ParhamChildren & youth
Suarez, Atchison, & LagerweyChildren & youth
Tal-Saban, Ornoy, & ParushChildren & youth
Tomar & StoffelMental health
Tomita, Saharan, Rajendran, Nochajski, & SchweitzerProductive aging
Waddell, Birkenmeier, Moore, Hornby, & LangRehabilitation
Wang et al.Mental health
Watts, Stagnitti, & BrownChildren & youth
Wilkes-Gillan, Bundy, Cordier, & Lincoln IIIChildren & youth
Winner, Yuen, Vogtle, & WarrenRehabilitation
Yu & Mathiowetz (a)● IRehabilitation
Yu & Mathiowetz (b)● IRehabilitation
n (%)26 (33.76)5 (6.49)15 (19.48)21 (27.27)3 (3.89)4 (5.19)3 (3.89)
Table Footer NoteNote. N = 77. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy.
Note. N = 77. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy.×
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Research Funding
In the past 6 years of compiled demographics, AJOT authors have continued to receive funding from the National Institutes of Health, other U.S. federal funders, and U.S. foundation funding (Table 4). A large percentage of funding has also been received by international occupational therapy researchers publishing in AJOT. Between 42% and 51% of all studies published in AJOT in the past 6 years have received funding, a finding suggesting that occupational therapy researchers are implementing research that has the potential to have a positive impact on the welfare and health of society’s members across the lifespan. The profession is increasingly producing skilled, competent researchers able to compete for limited research funds. Funders are increasingly understanding that society’s members highly value the ability to participate in desired daily activities despite impairment.
Table 4.
Funding of AJOT Research Articles, 2009–2014
Funding of AJOT Research Articles, 2009–2014×
2014 (N = 77)
2013 (N = 71)
2012 (N = 80)
2011 (N = 75)
2010 (N = 82)
2009 (N = 62)
Funding Sourcen%n%n%n%n%n%
National Institutes of Health1339.39618.751229.271133.33616.21516.67
Other federal agency0039.38921.95412.1225.40620.00
U.S. state agency26.0026.25000012.7013.33
U.S. foundation1030.30618.751024.391030.30410.81723.33
U.S. university funding13.03412.5037.3200410.811240.00
U.S. doctoral scholarship13.0326.250026.060026.67
International funding source618.18928.13717.071030.302054.05516.67
Total no. of funded articles3342.863245.074151.253344.003745.123048.39
Table Footer NoteNote. Some studies received funding from multiple sources. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy.
Note. Some studies received funding from multiple sources. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy.×
Table 4.
Funding of AJOT Research Articles, 2009–2014
Funding of AJOT Research Articles, 2009–2014×
2014 (N = 77)
2013 (N = 71)
2012 (N = 80)
2011 (N = 75)
2010 (N = 82)
2009 (N = 62)
Funding Sourcen%n%n%n%n%n%
National Institutes of Health1339.39618.751229.271133.33616.21516.67
Other federal agency0039.38921.95412.1225.40620.00
U.S. state agency26.0026.25000012.7013.33
U.S. foundation1030.30618.751024.391030.30410.81723.33
U.S. university funding13.03412.5037.3200410.811240.00
U.S. doctoral scholarship13.0326.250026.060026.67
International funding source618.18928.13717.071030.302054.05516.67
Total no. of funded articles3342.863245.074151.253344.003745.123048.39
Table Footer NoteNote. Some studies received funding from multiple sources. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy.
Note. Some studies received funding from multiple sources. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy.×
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Impact Factor
The 2013 impact factor (IF) scores—the scores compiled by the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) that reflect the number of times a journal is cited in 2- and 5-year time periods (see Table 5)—suggests that the journal's IF has remained strong in the past 6 years and is comparable to competitor journals in the Rehabilitation Division of the JCR. AJOT is now ranked 19 out of 69 journals in the Rehabilitation subsection of the Social Science division of JCR. To maintain this competitive standing, the journal must become more rigorous in the level of published research studies. In future years, AJOT’s IF will also likely be influenced by the recent indexing of several other occupational therapy journals in JCR. When AJOT publications are cited by other occupational therapy journals indexed in JCR, AJOT’s IF increases. The recent addition of several major occupational therapy journals to JCR promotes the entire profession and provides acknowledgment of all occupational therapy research.
Table 5.
AJOT Impact Factor Scores, 1999–2013
AJOT Impact Factor Scores, 1999–2013×
Year2-Yr IF5-Yr IF
20131.5521.831
20121.4712.021
20111.6972.009
20101.6721.806
20091.4191.408
20080.9211.184
20070.6730.971
20060.713NA
20050.634NA
20040.676NA
20030.610NA
20020.550NA
20010.674NA
20000.770NA
19990.473NA
Table Footer NoteNote. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy; IF = impact factor; NA = not available.
Note. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy; IF = impact factor; NA = not available.×
Table 5.
AJOT Impact Factor Scores, 1999–2013
AJOT Impact Factor Scores, 1999–2013×
Year2-Yr IF5-Yr IF
20131.5521.831
20121.4712.021
20111.6972.009
20101.6721.806
20091.4191.408
20080.9211.184
20070.6730.971
20060.713NA
20050.634NA
20040.676NA
20030.610NA
20020.550NA
20010.674NA
20000.770NA
19990.473NA
Table Footer NoteNote. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy; IF = impact factor; NA = not available.
Note. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy; IF = impact factor; NA = not available.×
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AJOT Advancements in the Past 6 Years
AJOT has achieved considerable accomplishments in the past 6 years:
  • The journal is now ranked as the No. 1 occupational therapy journal in JCR and 19th (of 69) in the rehabilitation subsection. The 5-yr impact factor has steadily increased and has more than doubled since 2007.

  • Increases in the following per-volume metrics have been made: total number of research articles published, number of studies examining intervention effectiveness, number of studies examining instrument development and testing, and the number of studies at Level I or II evidence.

  • The number of published research studies with high levels of rigor continues to increase.

  • Reciprocal access agreements have been developed with the British Journal of Occupational Therapy and the Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy.

  • AJOT has joined 25 other rehabilitation journals in the adoption of the EQUATOR Network Reporting Guidelines to increase transparent clinical research reporting that can be easily evaluated for methodological rigor and applicability to clinical populations.

  • AJOT has decreased the acceptance-to-publication length from 1.5 yr to 10 mo. In 2014, AJOT moved to an online platform that will allow articles to be published online approximately 3 mo after acceptance.

Recommendations for Future Advancement
As I hand over the journal to new editorship, I recommend the following to continue future advancement:
  • Maintain the emphasis on intervention effectiveness studies to build a solid foundation of evidence supporting occupational therapy services (for insurers, consumers, legislators, and other health professionals).

  • Maintain the emphasis on instrument development and testing studies that are needed to demonstrate reliability and validity of occupational therapy assessments so that occupational therapy services can be measured for effectiveness.

  • Encourage efficiency studies that provide information about patient satisfaction, cost- and time-efficiency, patient adherence, and intervention safety. Such studies are lacking in our research knowledge base and must be generated to provide further support for intervention reimbursement.

  • Continue efforts to monitor and increase the IF. Although this journal metric should not be viewed as the sole measurement of success, the scientific community uses the IF to judge the quality of a profession’s research. The IF of the profession’s flagship journal should reflect the highest quality research generated by the profession. When members of the profession consistently publish randomized controlled trials outside of its own professional journals, the IFs of those professional journals decrease and the profession’s scholarship is viewed by the external scholarly community as mediocre.

I greatly thank AJOT associate editors and reviewers for their contributions to the enhanced journal quality achieved over the past 6 years. I also thank AJOT authors and readers for the privilege of serving as the journal’s editor-in-chief between 2008 and 2014, and I wish continued success and good fortune to both the journal and my successor.
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Case-Smith, J., Weaver, L., & Holland, T. (2014). Effects of a classroom-embedded occupational therapist–teacher handwriting program for first-grade students. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, e55–e60. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.008805 [Article] [PubMed]
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Cermak, S. A., & Bissell, J. (2014). Content and construct validity of Here’s How I Write: A Child's Self-Assessment and Goal Setting Tool. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 296–306. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.010637 [Article] [PubMed]
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Classen, S., Monahan, M. A., Canonizado, M., & Winter, S. M. (2014). Utility of an occupational therapy driving intervention for a combat veteran. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 405–411. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.010041 [Article] [PubMed]
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Doyle, S. D., & Bennett, S. (2014). Feasibility and effect of a professional education workshop for occupational therapists’ management of upper-limb poststroke sensory impairment. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, e74–e83. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.009019 [Article] [PubMed]
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Gustafsson, L., Walter, A., Bower, K., Slaughter, A., & Hoyle, M. (2014). Single-case design evaluation of compression therapy for edema of the stroke-affected hand. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 203–211. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.009423 [Article] [PubMed]
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Hagemann, E., Williams, C. K., McKee, P., Stefanovich, A., & Carnahan, H. (2014). Using model hands for learning orthotic fabrication. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 86–94. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.009001 [Article] [PubMed]
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Hilton, C. L., Cumpata, K., Klohr, C., Gaetke, S., Artner, A., Johnson, H., & Dobbs, S. (2014). Effects of exergaming on executive function and motor skills in children with autism spectrum disorder: A pilot study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 57–65. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.008664 [Article] [PubMed]
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Hwang, E. J., Peyton, C. G., Kim, D. K., Nakama-Sato, K. K., & Noble, A. E. (2014). Postdeployment driving stress and related occupational limitations among veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 386–394. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.011668 [Article] [PubMed]
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Ivey, C. K., Lane, S. J., & May-Benson, T. A. (2014). Interrater reliability and developmental norms in preschoolers for the Motor Planning Maze Assessment (MPMA). American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 539–545. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.012468 [Article] [PubMed]
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James, L. W., Pizur-Barnekow, K. A., & Schefkind, S. (2014). Online survey examining practitioners’ perceived preparedness in the early identification of autism. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, e13–e20. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.009027 [Article] [PubMed]
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May-Benson, T. A., Roley, S. S., Mailloux, Z., Parham, L., Koomar, J. A., Schaaf, R. C., … Cohn, E. (2014). Interrater reliability and discriminative validity of the structural elements of the Ayres Sensory Integration® Intervention Fidelity Measure®. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 506–513. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.010652 [Article] [PubMed]
May-Benson, T. A., Roley, S. S., Mailloux, Z., Parham, L., Koomar, J. A., Schaaf, R. C., … Cohn, E. (2014). Interrater reliability and discriminative validity of the structural elements of the Ayres Sensory Integration® Intervention Fidelity Measure®. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 506–513. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.010652 [Article] [PubMed]×
Nilsen, D. M., & DiRusso, T. (2014). Using mirror therapy in the home environment: A case report. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, e84–e89. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014.ajot.2014.010389 [Article] [PubMed]
Nilsen, D. M., & DiRusso, T. (2014). Using mirror therapy in the home environment: A case report. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, e84–e89. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014.ajot.2014.010389 [Article] [PubMed]×
Orban, K. L., Erlandsson, L., Edberg, A., Önnerfält, J., & Thorngren-Jerneck, K. (2014). Effect of an occupation-focused family intervention on change in parents' time use and children's body mass index. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, e217–e226. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.010405
Orban, K. L., Erlandsson, L., Edberg, A., Önnerfält, J., & Thorngren-Jerneck, K. (2014). Effect of an occupation-focused family intervention on change in parents' time use and children's body mass index. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, e217–e226. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.010405×
Park, H. Y., Maitra, K., Achon, J., Loyola, E., & Rincón, M. (2014). Effects of early intervention on mental and neuromusculoskeletal and movement-related functions in children born low birthweight or preterm: A meta-analysis. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 268–276. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.010371 [Article] [PubMed]
Park, H. Y., Maitra, K., Achon, J., Loyola, E., & Rincón, M. (2014). Effects of early intervention on mental and neuromusculoskeletal and movement-related functions in children born low birthweight or preterm: A meta-analysis. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 268–276. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.010371 [Article] [PubMed]×
Pearl, A. W., Brennan, A. R., Journey, T. I., Antill, K. D., & McPherson, J. J. (2014). Content analysis of five occupational therapy journals, 2006–2010: Further review of characteristics of the quantitative literature. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, e115–e123. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.009704 [Article] [PubMed]
Pearl, A. W., Brennan, A. R., Journey, T. I., Antill, K. D., & McPherson, J. J. (2014). Content analysis of five occupational therapy journals, 2006–2010: Further review of characteristics of the quantitative literature. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, e115–e123. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.009704 [Article] [PubMed]×
Pergolotti, M., Cutchin, M. P., Weinberger, M., & Meyer, A. (2014). Occupational therapy utilization by older adults with cancer. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 597–607. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.011791 [Article] [PubMed]
Pergolotti, M., Cutchin, M. P., Weinberger, M., & Meyer, A. (2014). Occupational therapy utilization by older adults with cancer. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 597–607. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.011791 [Article] [PubMed]×
Pollock, M. R., Metz, A. E., & Barabash, T. (2014). Association between dysfunctional elimination syndrome and sensory processing disorder. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 472–477. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.011411 [Article] [PubMed]
Pollock, M. R., Metz, A. E., & Barabash, T. (2014). Association between dysfunctional elimination syndrome and sensory processing disorder. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 472–477. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.011411 [Article] [PubMed]×
Radia-George, C., Imms, C., & Taylor, N. F. (2014). Interrater reliability and clinical utility of the Personal Care Participation Assessment and Resource Tool (PC–PART) in an inpatient rehabilitation setting. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 334–343. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.009878 [Article] [PubMed]
Radia-George, C., Imms, C., & Taylor, N. F. (2014). Interrater reliability and clinical utility of the Personal Care Participation Assessment and Resource Tool (PC–PART) in an inpatient rehabilitation setting. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 334–343. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.009878 [Article] [PubMed]×
Radomski, M. V., Finkelstein, M., Llanos, I., Scheiman, M., & Wagener, S. G. (2014). Composition of a vision screen for servicemembers with traumatic brain injury: Consensus using a modified nominal group technique. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 422–429. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.011445 [Article] [PubMed]
Radomski, M. V., Finkelstein, M., Llanos, I., Scheiman, M., & Wagener, S. G. (2014). Composition of a vision screen for servicemembers with traumatic brain injury: Consensus using a modified nominal group technique. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 422–429. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.011445 [Article] [PubMed]×
Rao, A. K., Chou, A., Bursley, B., Smulofsky, J., & Jezequel, J. (2014). Systematic review of the effects of exercise on activities of daily living in people with Alzheimer’s disease. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 50–56. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.009035 [Article] [PubMed]
Rao, A. K., Chou, A., Bursley, B., Smulofsky, J., & Jezequel, J. (2014). Systematic review of the effects of exercise on activities of daily living in people with Alzheimer’s disease. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 50–56. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.009035 [Article] [PubMed]×
Rihtman, T., & Parush, S. (2014). Suitability of the Miller Function and Participation Scales (M–FUN) for use with Israeli children. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, e1–e12. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.008573 [Article] [PubMed]
Rihtman, T., & Parush, S. (2014). Suitability of the Miller Function and Participation Scales (M–FUN) for use with Israeli children. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, e1–e12. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.008573 [Article] [PubMed]×
Roche, S., Vogtle, L. K., Warren, M., & O’Connor, K. A. (2014). Assessment of the visual status of older adults on an orthopedic unit. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 465–471. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.010231 [Article] [PubMed]
Roche, S., Vogtle, L. K., Warren, M., & O’Connor, K. A. (2014). Assessment of the visual status of older adults on an orthopedic unit. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 465–471. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.010231 [Article] [PubMed]×
Rogers, C. M., Mallinson, T., & Peppers, D. (2014). High-intensity sports for posttraumatic stress disorder: Feasibility study of ocean therapy with veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 395–404. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.011221 [Article] [PubMed]
Rogers, C. M., Mallinson, T., & Peppers, D. (2014). High-intensity sports for posttraumatic stress disorder: Feasibility study of ocean therapy with veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 395–404. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.011221 [Article] [PubMed]×
Schneider, E., & Rosenblum, S. (2014). Development, reliability, and validity of the My Child’s Play (MCP) questionnaire. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 277–285. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.0099159 [Article] [PubMed]
Schneider, E., & Rosenblum, S. (2014). Development, reliability, and validity of the My Child’s Play (MCP) questionnaire. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 277–285. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.0099159 [Article] [PubMed]×
Schoen, S. A., Miller, L. J., & Sullivan, J. (2014). Measurement in sensory modulation: The Sensory Processing Scale Assessment. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 522–530. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.012377 [Article] [PubMed]
Schoen, S. A., Miller, L. J., & Sullivan, J. (2014). Measurement in sensory modulation: The Sensory Processing Scale Assessment. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 522–530. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.012377 [Article] [PubMed]×
Shooman, L., & Rosenblum, S. (2014). Drawing Proficiency Screening Questionnaire (DPSQ): Development, reliability, and validity. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, e227–e233. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.011932
Shooman, L., & Rosenblum, S. (2014). Drawing Proficiency Screening Questionnaire (DPSQ): Development, reliability, and validity. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, e227–e233. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.011932×
Smith, L. B., Radomski, M. V., Davidson, L. F., Finkelstein, M., Weightman, M. W., Scherer, M. R., & McCulloch, K. L. (2014). Development and preliminary reliability of a multitasking assessment after concussion. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 439–443. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.012393 [Article] [PubMed]
Smith, L. B., Radomski, M. V., Davidson, L. F., Finkelstein, M., Weightman, M. W., Scherer, M. R., & McCulloch, K. L. (2014). Development and preliminary reliability of a multitasking assessment after concussion. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 439–443. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.012393 [Article] [PubMed]×
Speicher, S. M., Walter, K. H., & Chard, K. M. (2014). Interdisciplinary residential treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury: Effects on symptom severity and occupational performance and satisfaction. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 412–421. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.011304. [Article] [PubMed]
Speicher, S. M., Walter, K. H., & Chard, K. M. (2014). Interdisciplinary residential treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury: Effects on symptom severity and occupational performance and satisfaction. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 412–421. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.011304. [Article] [PubMed]×
Stav, W. B. (2014). Updated systematic review on older adult community mobility and driver licensure policies. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 681–689. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.011510
Stav, W. B. (2014). Updated systematic review on older adult community mobility and driver licensure policies. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 681–689. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.011510×
Stern, A., & Maeir, A. (2014). Validating the measurement of executive functions in occupational context for adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 719–728. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.012419
Stern, A., & Maeir, A. (2014). Validating the measurement of executive functions in occupational context for adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 719–728. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.012419×
Su, C.-T., & Parham, L. D. (2014). Validity of sensory systems as distinct constructs. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 546–554. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.012518 [Article] [PubMed]
Su, C.-T., & Parham, L. D. (2014). Validity of sensory systems as distinct constructs. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 546–554. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.012518 [Article] [PubMed]×
Suarez, M. A., Atchison, B. J., & Lagerwey, M. (2014). Phenomenological examination of the mealtime experience for mothers of children with autism and food selectivity. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 102–107. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.008748 [Article] [PubMed]
Suarez, M. A., Atchison, B. J., & Lagerwey, M. (2014). Phenomenological examination of the mealtime experience for mothers of children with autism and food selectivity. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 102–107. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.008748 [Article] [PubMed]×
Tal-Saban, M., Ornoy, A., & Parush, S. (2014). Young adults with developmental coordination disorder: A longitudinal study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 307–316. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.009563 [Article] [PubMed]
Tal-Saban, M., Ornoy, A., & Parush, S. (2014). Young adults with developmental coordination disorder: A longitudinal study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 307–316. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.009563 [Article] [PubMed]×
Tomar, N., & Stoffel, V. (2014). Examining the lived experience and factors influencing education of two student veterans using Photovoice methodology. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 430–438. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.011163 [Article] [PubMed]
Tomar, N., & Stoffel, V. (2014). Examining the lived experience and factors influencing education of two student veterans using Photovoice methodology. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 430–438. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.011163 [Article] [PubMed]×
Tomita, M. R., Saharan, S., Rajendran, S., Nochajski, S. M., & Schweitzer, J. A. (2014). Psychometrics of the Home Safety Self-Assessment Tool to prevent falls in community-dwelling older adults. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 711–718. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.010801
Tomita, M. R., Saharan, S., Rajendran, S., Nochajski, S. M., & Schweitzer, J. A. (2014). Psychometrics of the Home Safety Self-Assessment Tool to prevent falls in community-dwelling older adults. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 711–718. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.010801×
Waddell, K. J., Birkenmeier, R. L., Moore, J. L., Hornby, T. G., & Lang, C. E. (2014). Feasibility of high-repetition, task-specific training for individuals with upper-extremity paresis. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 444–453. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.011619 [Article] [PubMed]
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Wang, S.-M., Kuo, L.-C., Ouyang, W.-C., Hsu, H.-M., Lin, K.-C., & Ma, H.-I. (2014). Effects of object size on unimanual and bimanual movements in patients with schizophrenia. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 230–238. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.009811 [Article] [PubMed]
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Yu, C.-H., & Mathiowetz, V. (2014a). Systematic review of occupational therapy–related interventions for people with multiple sclerosis: Part I. Activity and participation. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 27–32. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.008672 [Article]
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Sharon A. Gutman, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Sharon A. Gutman, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
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Table 1.
AJOT Acceptance Rate and Total Publications, 2008–2014
AJOT Acceptance Rate and Total Publications, 2008–2014×
Submissions2014201320122011201020092008
Total submissions217201234204239192NA
 Accepted, n (%)83 (38.24)70 (34.83)92 (39.32)72 (35.29)79 (33.05)84 (43.75)NA
 Rejected, n (%)134 (61.75)131 (65.17)142 (60.68)132 (64.70)160 (66.95)108 (56.25)NA
Total no. of published articles87879086927061
No. of published research studies77718075826258
Table Footer NoteNote. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy; NA = not available.
Note. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy; NA = not available.×
Table 1.
AJOT Acceptance Rate and Total Publications, 2008–2014
AJOT Acceptance Rate and Total Publications, 2008–2014×
Submissions2014201320122011201020092008
Total submissions217201234204239192NA
 Accepted, n (%)83 (38.24)70 (34.83)92 (39.32)72 (35.29)79 (33.05)84 (43.75)NA
 Rejected, n (%)134 (61.75)131 (65.17)142 (60.68)132 (64.70)160 (66.95)108 (56.25)NA
Total no. of published articles87879086927061
No. of published research studies77718075826258
Table Footer NoteNote. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy; NA = not available.
Note. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy; NA = not available.×
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Table 2.
Practice Area, Research Type, and Level of Evidence: AJOT Articles, 2008–2014
Practice Area, Research Type, and Level of Evidence: AJOT Articles, 2008–2014×
2014 (N = 77)
2013 (N = 71)
2012 (N = 80)
2011 (N = 75)
2010 (N = 82)
2009 (N = 62)
2008 (N = 58)
Categoryn%n%n%n%n%n%n%
Practice area
 Rehabilitation, disability, and participation2836.361622.542531.252026.673137.802540.321322.41
 Children and youth2937.662839.443341.252229.332631.701829.032237.93
 Productive aging1114.281419.721620.001216.001923.1746.45915.52
 Mental health79.09811.2733.751114.6722.4446.4500
 Work and industry0011.410068.00000011.72
 Health and wellness000011.2522.6711.2269.6811.72
 No specific practice area22.5945.6322.5022.6733.6658.061220.69
Research type
 Effectiveness2633.762636.623240.003648.002530.491422.581932.76
 Instrument development and testing2127.271825.352430.001317.332328.051320.971525.86
 Basic1519.481115.491417.501621.331720.732641.941322.41
 Efficiency56.49811.2745.0045.331012.2058.0600
 Topical or professional question45.1968.4533.7545.3333.6623.231017.24
 Occupation, participation, and health33.8911.410011.3344.8823.2311.72
 Education33.8911.4133.7511.33000000
Level of evidence (effectiveness studies)
 I1350.001557.691856.252158.331248.0017.14736.84
 II27.69415.3826.2525.56312.00750.0015.26
 III726.92415.38515.63822.2214.00214.29421.05
 IV311.5300412.50411.11520.00214.2915.26
 V13.84311.5439.3812.78416.00214.29631.58
Table Footer NoteNote. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy.
Note. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy.×
Table 2.
Practice Area, Research Type, and Level of Evidence: AJOT Articles, 2008–2014
Practice Area, Research Type, and Level of Evidence: AJOT Articles, 2008–2014×
2014 (N = 77)
2013 (N = 71)
2012 (N = 80)
2011 (N = 75)
2010 (N = 82)
2009 (N = 62)
2008 (N = 58)
Categoryn%n%n%n%n%n%n%
Practice area
 Rehabilitation, disability, and participation2836.361622.542531.252026.673137.802540.321322.41
 Children and youth2937.662839.443341.252229.332631.701829.032237.93
 Productive aging1114.281419.721620.001216.001923.1746.45915.52
 Mental health79.09811.2733.751114.6722.4446.4500
 Work and industry0011.410068.00000011.72
 Health and wellness000011.2522.6711.2269.6811.72
 No specific practice area22.5945.6322.5022.6733.6658.061220.69
Research type
 Effectiveness2633.762636.623240.003648.002530.491422.581932.76
 Instrument development and testing2127.271825.352430.001317.332328.051320.971525.86
 Basic1519.481115.491417.501621.331720.732641.941322.41
 Efficiency56.49811.2745.0045.331012.2058.0600
 Topical or professional question45.1968.4533.7545.3333.6623.231017.24
 Occupation, participation, and health33.8911.410011.3344.8823.2311.72
 Education33.8911.4133.7511.33000000
Level of evidence (effectiveness studies)
 I1350.001557.691856.252158.331248.0017.14736.84
 II27.69415.3826.2525.56312.00750.0015.26
 III726.92415.38515.63822.2214.00214.29421.05
 IV311.5300412.50411.11520.00214.2915.26
 V13.84311.5439.3812.78416.00214.29631.58
Table Footer NoteNote. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy.
Note. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy.×
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Table 3.
Breakdown of AJOT 2014 Research Articles by Practice Area, Research Type, and Evidence Level
Breakdown of AJOT 2014 Research Articles by Practice Area, Research Type, and Evidence Level×
AuthorEffectiveness Study/Level of EvidenceEfficiency StudyBasic ResearchInstrument Development & TestingLink Between Occupational Engagement & HealthProfessional IssueEducationPractice Area
Arbesman, Lieberman, & Berlanstein (a)● IRehabilitation
Arbesman, Lieberman, & Berlanstein (b)● IProductive aging
Arbesman & Sheard● IRehabilitation
Barco, Wallendorf, Snellgrove, Ott, & CarrProductive aging
Blanche, Parham, Chang, & MallinsonMental health
Bottari, Wai Shun, Dorze, Gosselin, & DawsonRehabilitation
Cahill, McGuire, Krumdick, & LeeChildren & youth
Case-Smith, Weaver, & Holland● IIChildren & youth
Cermak & BissellChildren & youth
Chen et al. IIIChildren & youth
Chen, Palmon, & AminiRehabilitation
Classen, Brumback, et al.Productive aging
Classen, Monahan, Auten, & Yarney IProductive aging
Classen, Monahan, Canonizado, & Winter IVRehabilitation
Cohn, Kramer, Schub, & May-BensenChildren & youth
Crowe et al. IVRehabilitation
Darragh, Shiyko, Margulis, & CampoRehabilitation
Daunhauer, Fidler, & WillChildren & youth
Dickerson, Meuel, Ridenour, & CooperProductive aging
DiZazzo-Miller, Samuel, Barnas, & Welker IIIProductive aging
Doig, Kuipers, Prescott, Cornwell, & FlemingRehabilitation
Doyle & BennettRehabilitation
Dunn, Magalhães, & ManciniRehabilitation
FosterRehabilitation
Foster, Bedekar, & Tickle-Degnen● IRehabilitation
Gat & RatzonNo specific practice area
Gibbons, Mullen, Weaver, Reguly, & BédardRehabilitation
Golisz● IProductive aging
Gustafsson, Walter, Bower, Slaughter, & Hoyle● IVRehabilitation
Hagemann, Williams, McKee, Stefanovich, & CarnahanRehabilitation
Hahn et al.Rehabilitation
Hilton et al. IIIChildren & youth
Huang et al.Rehabilitation
Hwang et al.Mental health
Ivey, Lane, & May-BensonChildren & youth
James, Pizur-Barnekow, & SchefkindChildren & youth
Koester et al.Children & youth
Lane, Ivey, & May-BensonChildren & youth
Leibold, Holm, Raina, Reynolds, & RogersProductive aging
Lin, Lee, Chang, & Hong● IChildren & youth
Little, Sideris, Ausderau, & BaranekChildren & youth
Liu & Fan IIIChildren & youth
Maeir et al.● IIChildren & youth
Mailloux et al.Children & youth
Maitra et al.Children & youth
May-Benson et al.Children & youth
Nilsen & DiRusso● VRehabilitation
Orban, Erlandsson, Edberg, Önnerfält, & Thorngren-Jerneck● IChildren & youth
Park, Maitra, Achon, Loyola, & Rincón● IChildren & youth
Pearl, Brennan, Journey, Antill, & McPhersonNo specific practice area
Pergolotti, Cutchin, Weinberger, & MeyerRehabilitation
Pollock, Metz, & BarabashChildren & youth
Radia-George, Imms, & TaylorRehabilitation
Radomski, Finkelstein, Llanos, Scheiman, & WagenerRehabilitation
Rao, Chou, Bursley, Smulofsky, & Jezequel● IRehabilitation
Rihtman & ParushChildren & youth
Roche, Vogtle, Warren, & O’ConnorRehabilitation
Rogers, Mallinson, & Peppers IIIMental health
Schneider & RosenblumChildren & youth
Schoen, Miller, & SullivanChildren & youth
Shooman & RosenblumChildren & youth
Smith et al.Rehabilitation
Speicher, Walter, & Chard IIIMental health
Stav● IProductive aging
Stern & MaeirMental health
Su & ParhamChildren & youth
Suarez, Atchison, & LagerweyChildren & youth
Tal-Saban, Ornoy, & ParushChildren & youth
Tomar & StoffelMental health
Tomita, Saharan, Rajendran, Nochajski, & SchweitzerProductive aging
Waddell, Birkenmeier, Moore, Hornby, & LangRehabilitation
Wang et al.Mental health
Watts, Stagnitti, & BrownChildren & youth
Wilkes-Gillan, Bundy, Cordier, & Lincoln IIIChildren & youth
Winner, Yuen, Vogtle, & WarrenRehabilitation
Yu & Mathiowetz (a)● IRehabilitation
Yu & Mathiowetz (b)● IRehabilitation
n (%)26 (33.76)5 (6.49)15 (19.48)21 (27.27)3 (3.89)4 (5.19)3 (3.89)
Table Footer NoteNote. N = 77. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy.
Note. N = 77. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy.×
Table 3.
Breakdown of AJOT 2014 Research Articles by Practice Area, Research Type, and Evidence Level
Breakdown of AJOT 2014 Research Articles by Practice Area, Research Type, and Evidence Level×
AuthorEffectiveness Study/Level of EvidenceEfficiency StudyBasic ResearchInstrument Development & TestingLink Between Occupational Engagement & HealthProfessional IssueEducationPractice Area
Arbesman, Lieberman, & Berlanstein (a)● IRehabilitation
Arbesman, Lieberman, & Berlanstein (b)● IProductive aging
Arbesman & Sheard● IRehabilitation
Barco, Wallendorf, Snellgrove, Ott, & CarrProductive aging
Blanche, Parham, Chang, & MallinsonMental health
Bottari, Wai Shun, Dorze, Gosselin, & DawsonRehabilitation
Cahill, McGuire, Krumdick, & LeeChildren & youth
Case-Smith, Weaver, & Holland● IIChildren & youth
Cermak & BissellChildren & youth
Chen et al. IIIChildren & youth
Chen, Palmon, & AminiRehabilitation
Classen, Brumback, et al.Productive aging
Classen, Monahan, Auten, & Yarney IProductive aging
Classen, Monahan, Canonizado, & Winter IVRehabilitation
Cohn, Kramer, Schub, & May-BensenChildren & youth
Crowe et al. IVRehabilitation
Darragh, Shiyko, Margulis, & CampoRehabilitation
Daunhauer, Fidler, & WillChildren & youth
Dickerson, Meuel, Ridenour, & CooperProductive aging
DiZazzo-Miller, Samuel, Barnas, & Welker IIIProductive aging
Doig, Kuipers, Prescott, Cornwell, & FlemingRehabilitation
Doyle & BennettRehabilitation
Dunn, Magalhães, & ManciniRehabilitation
FosterRehabilitation
Foster, Bedekar, & Tickle-Degnen● IRehabilitation
Gat & RatzonNo specific practice area
Gibbons, Mullen, Weaver, Reguly, & BédardRehabilitation
Golisz● IProductive aging
Gustafsson, Walter, Bower, Slaughter, & Hoyle● IVRehabilitation
Hagemann, Williams, McKee, Stefanovich, & CarnahanRehabilitation
Hahn et al.Rehabilitation
Hilton et al. IIIChildren & youth
Huang et al.Rehabilitation
Hwang et al.Mental health
Ivey, Lane, & May-BensonChildren & youth
James, Pizur-Barnekow, & SchefkindChildren & youth
Koester et al.Children & youth
Lane, Ivey, & May-BensonChildren & youth
Leibold, Holm, Raina, Reynolds, & RogersProductive aging
Lin, Lee, Chang, & Hong● IChildren & youth
Little, Sideris, Ausderau, & BaranekChildren & youth
Liu & Fan IIIChildren & youth
Maeir et al.● IIChildren & youth
Mailloux et al.Children & youth
Maitra et al.Children & youth
May-Benson et al.Children & youth
Nilsen & DiRusso● VRehabilitation
Orban, Erlandsson, Edberg, Önnerfält, & Thorngren-Jerneck● IChildren & youth
Park, Maitra, Achon, Loyola, & Rincón● IChildren & youth
Pearl, Brennan, Journey, Antill, & McPhersonNo specific practice area
Pergolotti, Cutchin, Weinberger, & MeyerRehabilitation
Pollock, Metz, & BarabashChildren & youth
Radia-George, Imms, & TaylorRehabilitation
Radomski, Finkelstein, Llanos, Scheiman, & WagenerRehabilitation
Rao, Chou, Bursley, Smulofsky, & Jezequel● IRehabilitation
Rihtman & ParushChildren & youth
Roche, Vogtle, Warren, & O’ConnorRehabilitation
Rogers, Mallinson, & Peppers IIIMental health
Schneider & RosenblumChildren & youth
Schoen, Miller, & SullivanChildren & youth
Shooman & RosenblumChildren & youth
Smith et al.Rehabilitation
Speicher, Walter, & Chard IIIMental health
Stav● IProductive aging
Stern & MaeirMental health
Su & ParhamChildren & youth
Suarez, Atchison, & LagerweyChildren & youth
Tal-Saban, Ornoy, & ParushChildren & youth
Tomar & StoffelMental health
Tomita, Saharan, Rajendran, Nochajski, & SchweitzerProductive aging
Waddell, Birkenmeier, Moore, Hornby, & LangRehabilitation
Wang et al.Mental health
Watts, Stagnitti, & BrownChildren & youth
Wilkes-Gillan, Bundy, Cordier, & Lincoln IIIChildren & youth
Winner, Yuen, Vogtle, & WarrenRehabilitation
Yu & Mathiowetz (a)● IRehabilitation
Yu & Mathiowetz (b)● IRehabilitation
n (%)26 (33.76)5 (6.49)15 (19.48)21 (27.27)3 (3.89)4 (5.19)3 (3.89)
Table Footer NoteNote. N = 77. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy.
Note. N = 77. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy.×
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Table 4.
Funding of AJOT Research Articles, 2009–2014
Funding of AJOT Research Articles, 2009–2014×
2014 (N = 77)
2013 (N = 71)
2012 (N = 80)
2011 (N = 75)
2010 (N = 82)
2009 (N = 62)
Funding Sourcen%n%n%n%n%n%
National Institutes of Health1339.39618.751229.271133.33616.21516.67
Other federal agency0039.38921.95412.1225.40620.00
U.S. state agency26.0026.25000012.7013.33
U.S. foundation1030.30618.751024.391030.30410.81723.33
U.S. university funding13.03412.5037.3200410.811240.00
U.S. doctoral scholarship13.0326.250026.060026.67
International funding source618.18928.13717.071030.302054.05516.67
Total no. of funded articles3342.863245.074151.253344.003745.123048.39
Table Footer NoteNote. Some studies received funding from multiple sources. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy.
Note. Some studies received funding from multiple sources. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy.×
Table 4.
Funding of AJOT Research Articles, 2009–2014
Funding of AJOT Research Articles, 2009–2014×
2014 (N = 77)
2013 (N = 71)
2012 (N = 80)
2011 (N = 75)
2010 (N = 82)
2009 (N = 62)
Funding Sourcen%n%n%n%n%n%
National Institutes of Health1339.39618.751229.271133.33616.21516.67
Other federal agency0039.38921.95412.1225.40620.00
U.S. state agency26.0026.25000012.7013.33
U.S. foundation1030.30618.751024.391030.30410.81723.33
U.S. university funding13.03412.5037.3200410.811240.00
U.S. doctoral scholarship13.0326.250026.060026.67
International funding source618.18928.13717.071030.302054.05516.67
Total no. of funded articles3342.863245.074151.253344.003745.123048.39
Table Footer NoteNote. Some studies received funding from multiple sources. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy.
Note. Some studies received funding from multiple sources. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy.×
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Table 5.
AJOT Impact Factor Scores, 1999–2013
AJOT Impact Factor Scores, 1999–2013×
Year2-Yr IF5-Yr IF
20131.5521.831
20121.4712.021
20111.6972.009
20101.6721.806
20091.4191.408
20080.9211.184
20070.6730.971
20060.713NA
20050.634NA
20040.676NA
20030.610NA
20020.550NA
20010.674NA
20000.770NA
19990.473NA
Table Footer NoteNote. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy; IF = impact factor; NA = not available.
Note. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy; IF = impact factor; NA = not available.×
Table 5.
AJOT Impact Factor Scores, 1999–2013
AJOT Impact Factor Scores, 1999–2013×
Year2-Yr IF5-Yr IF
20131.5521.831
20121.4712.021
20111.6972.009
20101.6721.806
20091.4191.408
20080.9211.184
20070.6730.971
20060.713NA
20050.634NA
20040.676NA
20030.610NA
20020.550NA
20010.674NA
20000.770NA
19990.473NA
Table Footer NoteNote. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy; IF = impact factor; NA = not available.
Note. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy; IF = impact factor; NA = not available.×
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