Writing and Reviewing for the Australian Occupational Therapy Journal

Genevieve Pepin, Anne Cusick, Sally Bennett, Ted Brown, Reinie Cordier, Louise Gustaffson, Carol McKinstry, Kate Laver

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Introduction:The Australian Occupational Therapy Journal (AOTJ) is a leading inter-national peer reviewed publication. It disseminates influential and innovative occupa-tional therapy scholarship and research. The journal has stringent submission andreview criteria aimed at enhancing the quality and rigour of the work published bythe occupational therapy community. Writing and reviewing for publication are skillsthat develop with practice and guidance.Learning objectives:Participants will gain knowledge and some skills required towrite a quality manuscript for publication in AOTJ including: To develop skills,resources and tips in how to write a scholarly article. To be familiar with the submis-sion and review processes of AOTJ. To understand the key features of how to reviewfor AOTJ.Educational Methods:This workshop will help clarify the writing and submissionprocess, providing useful guidance and resources to assist participants with prepara-tions for development of a manuscript that complies with the current author guideli-nes for AOTJ. Participants will be guided through the submission process, how toreceive and respond to reviewer comments, and the process of manuscript reviewing.This interactive workshop will allow participants to identify key points for discus-sion.Relevance to occupational therapy knowledge and practice:Scholarly writing is thecornerstone of information sharing, knowledge translation and research disseminationin our profession. Our journal aims to provide a standard that brings evidence to clin-ical practice, stimulates discourse on new information and ideas, and advances ourprofessional knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80
Number of pages1
JournalAustralian Occupational Therapy Journal
Issue numberS1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2019
EventOccupational Therapy Australia National Conference and Exhibition 2019: Together Towards Tomorrow - International Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 10 Jul 201912 Jul 2019
Conference number: 28th

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