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Volume 77,
Issue 4
July/August 2023

Your first source for research to support evidence-based occupational therapy practice.

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New DEI Collection!

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 new 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.

Previous Discussions

Now Accepting Applications for AJOT Associate Editors!

AJOT invites candidates to apply for open Associate Editor positions with the journal. This is a volunteer position. Learn about the role of Associate Editor and how to apply by visiting the AJOT Editorial Board page. The deadline to apply is October 15, 2023.

Resources for Reviewers

AJOT offers resources to help new reviewers provide constructive critiques. Learn what's involved in peer review and how to become an AJOT reviewer.

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 current Call for Papers for more information.

Continuing Education Resources

Learn more about tested treatment strategies by reading AJOT articles in your area of practice. Become an evidence-based practitioner and demonstrate your knowledge by passing a continuing education (CE) course exam. Articles are selected for their relevance to practice, strong evidence supporting treatment, and the distinct value of occupational therapy. For more information on CE and professional development resources to advance your career and meet your certification and licensure requirements, visit the AOTA Store.

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.

AOTA Practice Guidelines

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectures

Evidence Connection

Functional Cognition


Health Policy Perspectives

OT Practice With Children and Youth

Scoping Reviews

Systematic Reviews

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).

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