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Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy is the official peer reviewed journal of the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland. IJOT publishes quality articles, on a biannual basis, that further debate and evidence-based practice within occupational therapy, both in Ireland and worldwide.
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 publishes 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 double blind peer review process.
Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy is published by Emerald Publishing on behalf of the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland.
The journal is owned by the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland. The title is published under a platinum OA arrangement, in that all charges for publishing an OA article in the journal are funded by the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland. There is no charge to the author.
University of Galway, Ireland
- Caroline Hills
- Doug Medland
Journal Editorial Office (For queries related to pre-acceptance)
- Ashish Ashok Jayaswal
Supplier Project Manager (For queries related to post-acceptance)
- Aaditya Vichare
Editorial Advisory Board
Oslo Metropolitan University, Oslo, Norway
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
University College Cork, Ireland
Boston University, USA
York St John University, York, UK
Senior Research Officer
Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Associate Head of the School of Health Sciences, Ulster University, Antrim, Northern Ireland
Brunel University, London, UK
University of Limerick, Ireland
AMC Metropolitan College, Athens, Greece
Radboud University, the Netherlands
Van de Velde
Gent University, Belgium
- Professor Tore Bonsaken
This journal is abstracted and indexed by:
- Cabell's Directories
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- EBSCO Discovery Service
- Google Scholar
- ISSN Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources (ROAD)
- Summons (ProQuest)
Transparency statement for Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy
Journal Ownership: Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy is published by Emerald Publishing on behalf of the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland.
Governing Body: The editorial team is appointed and managed by the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland. The journal is governed by the editorial team in collaboration with Emerald Publishing.
Peer Review Process: The journal operates a double blind peer review model. All articles undergo an initial assessment by the journal editor. If they are considered suitable for consideration, articles will then be a reviewed by a minimum of two external reviewers to assess suitability for publication. Final responsibility for editorial decisions rests with the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.
Editorial team/contact information: Contact details for the editorial team can be found on the journal homepage. Queries may also be directed to Emerald’s Publishing team as follows:
Doug Medland – [email protected]
Copyright: All articles in the journal are published Open Access under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY-4.0). This allows authors to retain copyright of their work whilst others can share, use and build upon this work created as long as appropriate attribution is given.
Author Fees: The journal is published under a Platinum Open Access arrangement, in that all costs associated with publishing an Open Access article in the journal are funded by the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland. There are currently no Article Processing Charges to the author(s).
Allegations of Misconduct: All journals published by Emerald are members of and subscribe to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics. In the event of any allegation of research or publication misconduct the publisher and editor will adhere to COPE guidelines in dealing with such allegations.
Conflicts of interest: Authors are asked to declare any financial or ethical conflicts of interest upon submitting their work to the journal. Difficult cases will be referred to the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) for advice.
Frequency: The journal currently publishes two issues per annum
Access: All journal articles are published Open Access on EmeraldInsight.com - http://www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/ijot under a CCBY 4.0 licence (please see section 5).
Revenue sources: The journal is published under a platinum Open Access arrangement, in that all costs associated with publishing an Open Access article in the journal are funded by the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland.
Advertising: The journal does not accept direct advertising
Archiving: Emerald provides perpetual access for all e-journal content by working with digital preservation schemes Portico, LOCKSS and CLOCKSS.
Direct marketing: On occasion the journal will use direct marketing activities (primarily email campaigns) to raise awareness of the journal and to invite authors to submit articles. Marketing activities are conducted by the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland unless otherwise agreed with Emerald.
This statement was updated by Doug Medland (Emerald Publishing) on 16th Feb 2020.