About this Journal
OJOT: Providing open access to clinical solutions and educational resources
The mission of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (OJOT) is to publish high quality articles that focus on applied research, practice, and education in the occupational therapy profession. OJOT is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal with quarterly publications. Peer-review is completed by members of the OJOT Editorial Review Board, who are selected through an application process assessing the individual’s experience and areas of specialty in practice, education, and/or research. To apply, please at email@example.com to request the OJOT Editorial Review Board Application.
The specific categories of articles published in OJOT include Applied Research (quantitative and qualitative), Guidelines for Practice and Technological Guidelines, Opinions in the Profession, Topics in Education, and Letters to the Editor. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy is available to readers and researchers worldwide, regardless of affiliation with a subscribing library or institution, as an electronic journal that is easily accessible online. As an open-access publication, each edition of OJOT is available to readers for free.
The editors of OJOT invite you to submit articles in any of the categories listed above, for consideration by the OJOT Editorial Review Board and potential publication in a future issue. For more information on submitting an article for publication, see the Policies page. An annual award will be given once per year to the best article by a student or first-time publisher. The criteria will be established by the editors and a review committee will be selected from the Editorial Review Board to determine the most outstanding publication.br>
OJOT's design as an open-access, electronic scholarly journal is intended to benefit the following parties:- Authors: of such articles, who will see their papers more read, more cited, and better integrated into the structure of science
- Academic readers: in general institutions that cannot afford the journal or where the journal is out of scope
- Researchers: who will have their research published in a timely manner and disseminated to a large audience
- Readers: in general, who may be interested in occupational therapy and have better access
- The general public: who will have the opportunity to see what occupational therapy is about
- Taxpayers: who will see the results of the research they pay for
- Patients: and the therapists caring for them, who will be able to keep abreast of the latest research
The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy is published through Western Michigan University's (WMU) Department of Occupational Therapy (OT) in the College of Health and Human Services. The OT Department is the first and oldest non-teacher education program at WMU and the highest ranking OT program in Michigan by US News and World Report. Since 1922, the WMU OT program has been a leader and innovator in the field and our graduates have made significant contributions through the nation and the world. In 2012, we will celebrate our 90th Anniversary, commemorating a tradition of excellence and committing to a bold future.