Hong Kong Journal of Occupational Therapy

Official publication of the Hong Kong Occupational Therapy Association

The Hong Kong Journal of Occupational Therapy (HKJOT) is the official peer-reviewed publication of the Hong Kong Occupational Therapy Association. It is published twice a year by Elsevier.

The Journal's aims are to promote the development of theory and practice in occupational therapy (OT), and facilitate documentation and communication among educators, researchers and practitioners. The Journal also works to advance availability, use, support and excellence of OT on behalf of the Association to the public, and maintain professional standards to promote better understanding of OT.

The HKJOT welcomes papers that are important and lead to an impact on the OT profession, of the following types:

  • Review articles—systematic reviews or meta-analyses of new or updated assessments and interventions in OT.
  • Research papers—studies about OT instrument development and testing, surveillances of occupational dysfunction, OT student and graduate opinion surveys, efficacy and effectiveness of OT interventions in the form of preliminary single group studies to multicentre randomized controlled trials, and basic science research.
  • Case reports—creative designs of assistive devices to innovative and new treatments of rare dysfunctions with detailed documentation.
  • Discussion—on contemporary professional and research issues in OT, new concepts, theories and models of OT frameworks, and cultural dialogue on the applications of OT particularly in the Asian context. May also include discussions of professional, political, ethical or social issues that impact clients' welfare, and the role and practice of OT in Hong Kong, Mainland China and other countries in Asia-Pacific. Or discussion of 1 or 2 key points about a single study—strengths, weaknesses, controversies, how it should or should not change clinical practice, or how it illustrates some important principle of science or methodology.
  • Correspondence—constructive comments concerning previously published HKJOT articles, interesting cases that do not meet the requirement of being truly exceptional, short letters on significant preliminary clinical data and other communications of general interest.
  • Book reviews

Indexed in: CINAHL, Embase, SCIE, ScienceDirect, Scopus, SIIC Data Bases

Editor-in-Chief Dr. Kenneth N.K. Fong PhD, MScHC(OT), PgD(Biomech), BScHS, PD(OT), OTR

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  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISSN: 1569-1861