Policies for The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy
- Philosophy of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy
- Rights for Authors and ScholarWorks at WMU
- Who Can Submit?
- General Submission Rules
- Formatting Requirements
Philosophy of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy
OJOT 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.
For more information, please see The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy About this Journal page.
Rights for Authors, Readers, and ScholarWorks at WMU
As described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, no copyright agreement form needs to be completed. OJOT is an open journal and therefore all authors retain the copyright of their manuscripts even after they have been published. Authors must, however, provide copyright permission for any copyrighted tables, figures, illustrations, appendices, or lengthy quotations that are used in the manuscript.
Copyright statement: Copyright transfer agreements are not obtained by The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (OJOT). Reprint permission for this article should be obtained from the corresponding author(s).
Open access statement: This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, or print full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. To copy or distribute individual articles, obtain permission from the corresponding author(s).
General Terms and Conditions of Use
Users of the ScholarWorks at WMU website and/or software agree not to misuse the ScholarWorks at WMU service or software in any way.
The failure of ScholarWorks at WMU to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between ScholarWorks at WMU and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.
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Who Can Submit?
Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner(s) to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).
General Submission Rules
Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy.
Article Submission AgreementAll author(s) must agree with our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement) upon manuscript submission. The Submission Agreement includes author(s) approval, author(s) contribution verification(s), author(s) agreement of submission, acceptance of responsibility for article content, conflict of interest, financial disclosure, and declaration of exclusive submission. By accepting the Submission Agreement, all authors agree that the terms are true. If you have concerns about the submission terms for The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, please at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Fees Once a manuscript has been accepted for publication, the author/s must pay a processing fee of $200.00 U.S. dollars. A discounted fee of $100.00 U.S. dollars is offered for students who are the primary authors. Because OJOT is an open journal, the authors maintain the copyright and therefore are entitled to any future profits from the publication.
The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy provides guidelines regarding the formatting of articles upon submission. Please see the Author Guidelines page for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a Microsoft Word or RTF file that can be converted to a high-quality PDF file for publication.
It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.