The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal with a mission to publish high quality articles that focus on applied research, practice, and education in the occupational therapy profession.
See About this Journal for more information.

OJOT is excited to partner with MedBridge

to offer online CEUs through Breakouts - video interviews featuring OJOT authors! Click here to view available OJOT Breakouts.

OJOT is indexed by:
Directory of Open Access Journals - Journals4Free - FreeMedicalJournals - OTDBase - Cengage - EBSCO - CINAHL Complete - CINAHL Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine with library discovery platform delivery to OCLC (Worldcat), Ex Libris (Primo), ProQuest (Serial Solutions / Summon), EBSCO EJS; and library discovery listing with KBART

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Current Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1 (2016) Winter 2016

Letter from the Editor

Applied Research


A Phenomenological Study on the Perception of Occupational Therapists Practicing in the Emergency Department
Gregory Chown, Theresa Soley, Susan Moczydlowski, Christine Chimento, and Amy Smoyer


The Use of Personal Projects Analysis to Enhance Occupational Therapy Goal Identification
Mary Egan, Lori Scott-Lowery, Cynthia De Serres Larose, Liane Gallant, and Chantal Jaillet

Guidelines for Practice and Technological Guidelines

Topics in Education


Using Technology to Increase Physical Activity in Health Profession Students
Mary Ann Stark, Kelly Elrod, Sara Haller, and Andrea Mahon

Opinions in the Profession


Assistive Technology Accessibility and Abandonment: Challenges for Occupational Therapists
Daniel MC Cruz, Maria Luisa G. Emmel, Mariana G. Manzini, and Paulo V. Braga Mendes

Occupation and the Artist



Diane Powers Dirette, Ph.D., OTL
Managing Editor
Ben Atchison, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Associate Editor
Allison Chamberlain Fox, MS, OTR/L
Copy Editor
Cynthia J. Cunningham, Ph.D.
Art Editor
Lydia Royeen, MOT, OTR/L

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Occupation and the Artist

The “Occupation and the Artist” section of the Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (OJOT) highlights the use of art in the practice of occupational therapy (OT) and in the occupations of both consumers of OT services and its practitioners. Click here to explore this unique feature of OJOT.