Aims & Scope

As occupational therapy is a continually evolving field of practice with rapid development and discovery of treatment methods and technology, professionals at all stages of the profession must remain informed about best practices for occupational therapy practice. The Student Journal of Occupational Therapy (SJOT) strives to identify and publish research and analysis articles in occupational therapy and related fields that focus on impact, innovation, and effectiveness for practice. SJOT aims to provide a comprehensive research dissemination platform where occupation and rehabilitation professionals can access the most up to date research and evidence-based practice.

SJOT publishes original works in all methodologies and forms of analysis. Potential article forms include: applied research (qualitative and quantitative), case studies, clinical treatment studies, informative articles. While preference is given to topics grounded in evidence-based practice, highlighted sections also welcome opinion pieces, letters to the editor, book reviews and featured news (especially on topics of governance, legislation, and advocacy).

SJOT accepts submissions of research and scholarly analysis articles on a range of topics affecting the practice of occupational therapy, including but not limited to the following:

  • Occupational Therapy Practice
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Adaptive Technology
  • Occupations (Activities of Daily Living, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, etc.)
  • Theories and Models of Occupational Therapy Practice
  • Philosophy of Occupational Therapy
  • Clinical Practice
  • Development and Critique of Assessment Tools
  • Client Relationship and Its Impact on the Therapeutic Process
  • Occupational Justice
  • Mental Health
  • Interprofessional practice