Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy

The Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy (SJOT) is converting to Open Access.

Meet the Editors

Anita Björklund Carlstedt is Senior Professor in Occupational Therapy at Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, Jönköping, Sweden. She has been Editor-in-Chief for Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy since 2013.

We are so excited SJOT finally transforms to Open Access (OA). This opens great opportunities for researchers in occupational therapy and occupational science to share their findings to occupational therapists all around the world.

OA brings unexpected opportunities for knowledge exchange and growth among occupational therapists regardless of which country they practice.

Ida Kåhlin is senior lecturer in occupational therapy at Linköping University, Sweden. She is president of the Swedish Association of Occupational Therapists and chair of the Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy Foundation.

“We want to promote evidence-based occupational therapy worldwide. The transition to Open Access means that all occupational therapists can have access to the latest research published in our journal, no matter where they are situated in the world.

This not only means that dissemination of the latest knowledge will increase but also, hopefully, implemented in clinical practice.

About The Journal

“This is a historic decision,” says SJOT Foundation’s chairperson, Ida Kåhlin, President of the Swedish Association of Occupational Therapists. “Open Access makes research covered in SJOT freely available to all occupational therapists and other interested parties.”

Originally SJOT was created with the aim to increase the opportunity for Nordic researchers in occupational therapy to publish their research. Since the first issue in 1994, SJOT has become an important source of high-quality knowledge for occupational therapists worldwide.

As part of the transition to Open Access, all manuscripts received after 15th March 2023 will proceed through SJOT’s Open Access submission portal. Authors who submit after this date will, if their article is accepted, be required to pay an article publishing charge (APC) which can be covered by an author’s funder or institution. We look forward to receiving your submissions and hope you join us to embrace SJOT’s Open Access future!

    If your institution has an open access agreement with Taylor & Francis you could be eligible for a discounted article publishing charge or, in many cases, to publish open access in your chosen journal at no cost to yourself.

    Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy welcomes original research articles such as:

    • Theoretical and conceptual frameworks

    • Instrument development and psychometrics

    • Development, evaluation and implementation of interventions

    • Development of the profession and the subject occupational therapy and occupational science

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      Questions about open access?

      Find out more about the publishing process for open access journals at our dedicated site for the step-by-guide to publication.

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      Ready to submit?

      Find out how to submit your paper by reading the Instructions for Authors.