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Table 1.

Manuscript Types Solicited by AJOT

Manuscript Type Description Word Count 
Research articles: original research Original research using quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methodology 5,000 words 
Research articles: critical reviews Critical reviews, including systematic reviews, scoping reviews, and mapping reviews 5,000 wordsa 
Brief Reports Original research that is pilot or exploratory in nature 3,000 words 
The Issue Is . . . Scholarly article addressing issues, policies, or professional trends important to the profession 3,000 words 
Health Policy Perspectives Column that offers perspectives on occupational therapy practice within the context of the health care system 3,000 words 
Letters to the Editor Scholarly letters contributing to the professional discussion around a topic 750 words 
Manuscript Type Description Word Count 
Research articles: original research Original research using quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methodology 5,000 words 
Research articles: critical reviews Critical reviews, including systematic reviews, scoping reviews, and mapping reviews 5,000 wordsa 
Brief Reports Original research that is pilot or exploratory in nature 3,000 words 
The Issue Is . . . Scholarly article addressing issues, policies, or professional trends important to the profession 3,000 words 
Health Policy Perspectives Column that offers perspectives on occupational therapy practice within the context of the health care system 3,000 words 
Letters to the Editor Scholarly letters contributing to the professional discussion around a topic 750 words 

Note. Limits are inclusive of title page, abstract, acknowledgments, references, tables, figures and illustrations. AJOT = American Journal of Occupational Therapy.

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Systematic reviews do not need to include references, evidence tables, or risk-of-bias tables in the word count; however, authors should strive for economy of expression and follow the guidelines for systematic reviews provided on the AJOT manuscript submission site.

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