Note. The Guidelines for Contributors to AJOT is also available at the American Journal of Occupational Therapy manuscript processing system website; go to and click “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 journal of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Manuscripts for all categories are peer reviewed. 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 as they relate to occupational therapy and participation in occupation:

AJOT aims to publish a variety of articles to reflect the broad range of occupational therapy. However, the goal is for the majority of articles to be effectiveness and instrument development studies. AJOT will...

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