OTJR is published quarterly in print, but articles are published online once manuscripts are accepted and edited. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health is published by Sage Publications for the AOTF and offers original research articles of professional interest to the occupational therapist. OTJR also features book reviews, letters to the editor, and forums proceedings manuscripts. The Foundation has an online index to articles published in OTJR.
OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, originally titled The Occupational Therapy Journal of Research (OTJR) from 1980 to 2001, was developed as an expression of the Foundation’s commitment to advancing the profession through scientific inquiry. To advance the understanding of the role that occupation plays in fostering participation and enhancing health, the Foundation Board of Directors supported the name change to OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health. This newly focused and redesigned journal made its debut with Volume 22, Number 1, Winter 2002. The journal makes public the commitment of the profession to the study of occupation, participation and health; and at the same time, fosters interdisciplinary dialogue with contributions from disciplines like psychology, neuroscience, economics, anthropology, sociology, geography, rehabilitation science, nursing and social work.
Editor 2021- Present: Timothy J. Wolf, OTD, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, University of Missouri
Editor 2015-2020: Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OTR, FAOTA, University of Florida
Editor 2012-2014: Kathleen Matuska, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Editor 2008-2012: Jane Case-Smith, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Editor 2005-2007: Helene Polatajko, PhD, OTR Reg(Ont), FCA
Editor 2001-2004: M. Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Editor 1998-2000: Bette Bonder, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Editor 1991-1997: Margaret Short-DeGraff, PhD, OTR/L
Editor 1987-1990: Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Founding Editor 1980-1986: Charles Christiansen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA