Note. The Guidelines for Contributors is also available at the American Journal of Occupational Therapy manuscript processing system website; go to and click on “Instructions for Authors.” These guidelines are published annually in the November/December supplement to the journal; any changes implemented in the interim are published at

The American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) is the official peer-reviewed journal of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). We welcome the submission of manuscripts that are relevant to the study of occupation and the practice of occupational therapy. These include articles on the following topics:

Publication goals include the following:

AJOT aims to publish a variety of articles to reflect the broad range of occupational therapy. However, the goal is for the majority of publications to be effectiveness and instrument development studies. AJOT is no longer accepting manuscripts on methodology studies (e.g., description of clinical trial...

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