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State of the Journal
AJOT’s State of the Journal (2023) is now available! The American Journal of Occupational Therapy has maintained its top-ranked status in the field of occupational therapy based on an increase in its two-year impact factor. Key outcomes for 2023 showcase the journal’s dedication to addressing diverse occupational therapy needs.
The American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) affirms the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across occupational therapy research, practice, and education. We've curated a DEI Collection of articles published in AJOT. We'll continue to add essential content to this collection to support AOTA members and the occupational therapy workforce.
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AJOT Series: Authors and Issues
What goes on behind the scenes in a research setting? Can I ask questions directly to an author? How can I find out more about a topic covered in one of AJOT’s "The Issue Is" articles?
The AJOT series Authors and Issues answers those questions, and more! Led by AJOT’s editor-in-chief, Stacey Reynolds, one article in each issue is selected for a deep dive into the content with the authors and invited guests via AJOT’s YouTube channel. The recordings are then posted to CommunOT for viewing and asynchronous discussion. Authors and guests moderate the online discussion and answer questions for one week. The recordings and discussions are archived on CommunOT.
- January 2024: Preparing for and Responding to the Current Mental Health Tsunami: Embracing Mary Reilly’s Call to Action
- December 2023: A Call to Shift to Competency-Based Education
- November 2023: Leadership Development of Women of Color in Occupational Therapy
- October 2023: Implementing Parent Coaching in Hospital-Based Pediatric Occupational Therapy
- September 2023: Going Beyond Management and Maintenance: Occupational Therapy’s Role in Primary Prevention for Adults at Risk of Obesity
- August 2023: Examining Patient Outcomes at a Faculty-Led Clinic for Uninsured and Underserved Clients
- July 2023: The Need for Occupational Therapist Eligibility for Formal Administrative Roles in Public School Systems
- June 2023: Early Spontaneous Movements and Sensory Processing in Preterm Infants
- May 2023: Let’s Talk About It: Addressing Microaggressions in Occupational Therapy Education
- April 2023: Ayres Sensory Integration® for Addressing Play in Autistic Children: A Multiple-Baseline Examination
- March 2023: Autism and Mental Health: The Role of Occupational Therapy
Resources for Reviewers
Resources for Authors
If you are considering submitting an article for publication in AJOT, be sure to review our Author Guidelines prior to submission.
Call for Papers
AJOT publishes special issues on topics of interest to the profession. Authors considering a submission for a special issue should first contact the issue guest editor. Be sure to regularly visit our Call for Papers for more information, including our current call for papers that focuses on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Accessibility in Occupational Therapy Practice and Education (submissions due by June 1, 2024).
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Explore Our Special Collections!
AJOT maintains several special collections of evidence-based content that has published in the journal. Be sure to explore each collection.
Explore COVID-19 Case Applications in AOTA's Everyday Evidence Podcast Series
AOTA's Everyday Evidence podcast series includes a three-part COVID-19 case application series featuring interviews with frontline OT practitioners about their care experiences during the global pandemic and the case applications they developed. Episode 1 discusses a critical care case application, Episode 2 covers an outpatient care example, and Episode 3 features a pediatric care example. The full COVID-19 case applications are available Open Access in AJOT's special COVID Supplement (Volume 75, Issue Supplement 1).