Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy
The Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy (CJOT) is an official peer-reviewed journal of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT). The principal content of the journal provides empirical evidence and theoretical/conceptual arguments that support and advance occupation-based, client-centred enablement of relevance to the Canadian context and occupational therapy globally.
The journal is published five times a year in February, April, June, October and December by SAGE publications, on behalf of CAOT. CJOT is an English/French bilingual journal. Articles are published in the language of submission with the title, key words, and abstract translated into the other language.
The CJOT was published for the first time in September 1933 and has fostered advancement and growth in occupational therapy scholarship throughout its history.
- The mission of the journal is to provide a forum for leading-edge occupational therapy scholarship that advances theory, practice, research, and policy.
- The vision is to be a high-quality scholarly journal that is at the forefront of the science of occupational therapy and a destination journal for the top scholars in the field, globally.
The Golden Quill is awarded yearly to acknowledge an individual author or a group of authors who has/have published an exceptional article in CJOT in the previous volume year. Nominators must be members of CAOT and cannot be authors of the nominated manuscript. The deadline for nominations of manuscripts published in the previous volume year is February 1st.
The abstracts are open to all readers on the CJOT site at SAGE Journals .
The articles are open to individual CAOT members and associates and other CJOT subscribers on the CJOT site at SAGE Journals (sign-in required).
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New and returning authors are invited to submit a manuscript for review. To ensure a viable submission, please make use of the following resources:
CJOT author guidelines . All manuscripts must adhere to the CJOT author guidelines and use Canadian English. We follow the American Psychological Association (APA) 6 th manual for headings and referencing. for specific details. Manuscripts that do not comply with the author and APA 6 th guidelines and requirements of the online submission systems will be “unsubmitted” prior to any editorial review so that they can be made compliant by the author(s).
Reporting guidelines . CJOT requires the use of relevant reporting guidelines for all full length research studies where there are guidelines available. Refer to the Equator Network site for relevant reporting guidelines. At this time authors are expected to follow the relevant guideline; however, the completed guideline checklist does not have to be uploaded to the system. This requirement may change in 2017. Starting January 1, 2016, all clinical trials must be registered to be considered for publication (see Chan & Heinemann )
Research ethics board approval
CJOT requires that ALL research involving human subjects receives ethical approval from a recognized institutional or external review board and that a hard copy of the ethics approval letter be uploaded at the time of submission. Because CJOT is a research journal, we view all submissions through a research lens and do not publish program evaluation or quality improvement projects. Program evaluation or quality improvement projects are undertaken to evaluate the outcomes of a specific program/process for an organization without the intention to publish. Research is undertaken with a broader focus, the findings are well situated within the literature, and there is an expectation of dissemination from its inception. Thus, researchers, who are undertaking a program evaluation or quality improvement project that they feel may have a broader relevance, must have their studies reviewed by a review board under the guise of a research study if they want to seek publication in CJOT, and they must have received ethical approval. The point of obtaining ethical approval is to ensure that the study has followed the requirements outlined by the Declaration of Helsinki. It also ensures complete transparency whereby all participants understand that the findings will be published broadly, and they agree to this goal.
RoMEO Green policy information on copyright and permitted use. CJOT is a RoMEO green journal.
If you have a query about the content of your manuscript as it pertains to CJOT mission, vision, and scope, please e-mail the Editor-in-chief, Dr. Helene Polatajko at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a query pertaining to the format of your manuscript or have an inquiry about the status of a manuscript under review , please e-mail the Executive Editor, Jane Davis at email@example.com
For all other queries, please e-mail the CJOT assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about SAGE publishing policies on copyright and permissions, author e-prints, corrections policy, conflicting interests, funding, acknowledgements, and open access and author archiving visit the SAGE Publishing Journal Author Gateway .
To submit your manuscript for review in CJOT, please go to the CJOT manuscript central site.
|CJOT||Total citations||Impact factor||Self-citation rate||Immediacy index||Articles||Cited 1/2 life||h-factor||Rank: Rehabilitation science||Rank: Social science|
For information on the specifics of each of these bibliometrics, please visit: Brown, T. (2012). How does the CJOT measure up? Taking journal quality metrics into account. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy , 79 , 195–198. doi:10.2182/cjot.2012.79.4.1
|May 2011– present||Helene. J. Polatajko, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.), FCAOT, FCAHS|
|2006– May 2011||Marcia Finlayson, PhD, OTR/L|
|2002–2006||Fern Swedlove, BScOT|
|1963-1971||Joan W. Crosby|
|1961-1962||D. W. Hillhouse|
|1959-1960||W. M. Irvine|
|1949-1954||Beth Pierce Robinson|
|1938-1948||R. M. Franks|
|1936-1938||K. I. McMurrich (co-editor)|
|1933-1937||T. G. Heaton|