Australian Occupational Therapy Journal

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Edited By: Dr Elspeth Froude

Impact Factor: 0.827

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 50/62 (Rehabilitation)

Online ISSN: 1440-1630

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The new editor of the Australian Occupational Therapy Journal has been announced

Professor Anne Cusick has been announced as the new editor of the Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, replacing Elspeth Froude who has edited the AOTJ, the official journal of Occupational Therapy Australia, for the past 7 years. Professor Anne Cusick will take up this role in early 2015. Find out more here

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Special Issue February 2016

Mental Health in Occupational Therapy

The Australian Occupational Therapy Journal would like to invite submissions of original manuscripts related to mental health in occupational therapy research, education and practice. Mental health is both a foundational aim of all occupational therapy practices and a specific area of practice within the profession. The journal invites submissions that investigate mental health within the occupational therapy field.

  • Topics areas of interest may include, but are not limited to, high quality research in the areas of:
  • Evidence for emerging interventions and areas of practice• Occupational therapy in specific practice settings: e.g. forensic, rural/remote.
  • Special populations: e.g. children, youth, siblings, families and carers, Indigenous Australians, refugees, ageing.
  • Research or practice approaches undertaken collaboratively with people with lived experience of mental ill health, their families or carers.
  • Graduate education and workforce issues in mental health

The purpose of this special issue is to showcase the research and work undertaken by occupational therapists that promotes knowledge and effective practice in supporting the mental health of all people, and people living with mental ill health. The submissions may be, but are not limited to, reports of original research, feature articles and reviews, evaluating innovative practices, describing lived experiences, and identifying directions for future practice.

The deadline for submissions is February 1st, 2015. If you are interested but would like further clarification you are welcome to contact Dr Elspeth Froude, Editor in Chief, to discuss your ideas further.