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Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy

ISSN: 2398-8819

Content: Table of contents
Logo: AOTI.
Information: Journal information  |  Editorial Team  | Author Guidelines
This journal is owned by Association of Occupational Therapy of Ireland and delivered by Emerald Publishing Services

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Journal Information

The Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy (IJOT) is the official journal of the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland. On a biannual basis, IJOT publishes quality articles that further debate and evidence-based practice within occupational therapy, both in Ireland and abroad.

IJOT publishes 2 issues per annum.

Aims and Scope

The aim of the Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy is to contribute and stimulate critical debate and evidence-based practice by disseminating research findings, expert opinion, theoretical arguments and developments within clinical practice and professional education in Ireland and internationally.

The journal will publish original articles that will add to the knowledge base within occupational therapy and further evidence-based practice and critical debate within the profession.

The journal contributes to theory, practice, education, research and professional developments within occupational therapy. Theoretical papers, qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research studies and systematic reviews are equally welcome. Practice reports of innovative service developments and short papers appraising the evidence base for specific interventions will also be considered for publication.

In order to link theory, practice and research the Editorial Board encourages authors to include a description of how theory informs research and/or practice developments.

In addition to submissions from experienced researchers, academics and practitioners, the Editorial Board welcomes short, high-quality submissions based upon work undertaken as part of pre-registration occupational therapy education. Research underpinned by a range of epistemologies (including qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches) is equally welcome.

Submissions are only accepted if the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere and will be subjected to a blind peer review process.

Peer review

IJOT operates a double blind peer review model. All articles undergo an initial assessment by the journal editor. If they are considered suitable for peer review, articles will then be a reviewed by a minimum of two external reviewers to assess its suitability for publication. Final responsibility for editorial decisions rest with the journal editor.

Open access

All articles published in IJOT are published Open Access under a CCBY 4.0 licence. For further information on licencing please see the author guidelines.

Publishing Services partnership

IJOT is published by Emerald Publishing on behalf of the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland. IJOT is owned by the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland. IJOT is published under a platinum OA arrangement, in that all charges for publishing an OA article in IJOT are funded by the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland. There is no charge to the author.

You can view the journal's tranparency statement here.


Articles are freely available for download. The numbers of downloads of each article is available on the article page.

This journal is indexed by: Cabell's Directories.

This journal is a member of and subscribes to the principles of theĀ Committee on Publication Ethics. More on Emerald's approach is available in ourĀ Publication Ethics guidelines.