Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy (CJOT)

The Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy was first published in September 1933.  Since that time, it has fostered advancement and growth of research, theory and practice in occupational therapy.  The mission of the journal is to advance excellence in occupational therapy research that informs education, practice and policy.  The vision is to influence occupational therapy globally. Consistent with its mission and vision, the principal content of the journal is full-length empirical papers across the full range of methodologies (e.g., outcomes research, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, qualitative inquiries, psychometric research & policy analysis).  Theoretical papers, methodological or conceptual reviews, and clinical or program descriptions and clinical case examples that have the potential to inform future research also fit within the journal's mission and subsequent scope.  Invited commentaries, book reviews and letters to the editor are published on occasion. Articles are published in the language of submission, with an abstract in French and English.


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CJOT is indexed to the following electronic bibliographic databases:

AARP Ageline, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Current Contents®/Clinical Medicine, Current Contents®/Social and Behavioral Sciences, EMBASE, Health and Psychosocial Instruments, Index Copernicus, Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition & Social Sciences Edition, MEDLINE, OTBIBSYS, OTDBase, PsycInfo, REHABDATA, Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch®), Social Sciences Citation Index®, Web of Science

Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy Editors

May 2011- present Helene. J. Polatajko, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.), OT(C),  FCAOT, FCAHS
2006- May 2011 Marcia Finlayson, PhD, OT (C), OTR/L
2002- 2006 Fern Swedlove, BSc OT
June 1983- 2001 Geraldine Moore
October 1981-April 1982 Annette Rudy
Winter 1976-June 1980 Alice Lehrer
Summer 1974-Fall 1976 Rosalie Kupfer-Hallstuch
December 1971-Spring 1974 Sheila Majoribanks
1963-September 1971 Joan W. Crosby
1961-1962 D.W. Hillhouse
1959-1960 W.M. Irvine
December 1954-1958 Pat Fisher
June & September 1954 R. Ross
June 1952-March 1954 J.D. Robinson
1949- 1952 Elizabeth (Pierce) Robinson
1938-1948 R.M. Franks
1936-1938 KI McMurrich (co-editor)
1933-1937 T.G. Heaton



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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

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