Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy

The Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy (IJOT) is published three times in a year in April, August and December by the All India Occupational Therapists' Association. The Journal publishes original scientific research papers, case reports, preliminary articles and information on all aspects of Occupational Therapy. It welcomes articles from all over the world. Letters to Editor are also welcome. The Editorial Board reserves the right to refuse any matter for publication and decision of the board must be accepted as final. All contributions must be submitted to Associate Editor of IJOT.


All India Occupational Therapists' Association (AIOTA) is the founder council member of World Federation of Occupational Therapists' (WFOT). It is a registered body under Bombay Public Trust Act, Mumbai 1950-E-1118. Website:

Editorial Board

Dr. Anil K. Srivastava
93, Laxmanpuri,
Faizabad Road,
Lucknow-226 016, Uttar Pradesh, India
Tel. No.: (R) +91-0522-2350482
Mobile: 09415405095, 09415415095
Dr Shashi Oberai
06, Anita Villa ,plot #39,
Sector 12, Vashi, Navi Mumbai 400703
Official Email id :
Associate Editor (For Submission of Manuscripts, Studies & Letters)
Punita V. Solanki
Consultant Occupational Therapist in Private Sector
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Mobile:+91-9820621352, +91-9167180215
For Submission of Manuscripts, Studies & Letters:
Assistant Editor (For Promotion)
Dr. Lakshmanan S
Centre for Addiction Medicine,
National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences,
Hosur Road, Bengaluru-560029, Karnataka, India
Mobile: +91-9902652502
Assistant Editor (For Subscription)
Dr. Nitesh Kumar Shrivastav
2/302, Vivek Khand, Gomtinagar,
Lucknow-226010, Uttar Pradesh, India
IJOT Website Convener
Dr. Joseph Sunny
32/1393, Pipeline Road, Palarivattom, P.O., Near Mediscan
Cochin-682025, KERALA, India
Mobile: +91-9600005002
Official Email:

Review Board Members

Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy (IJOT) (April 2016-March 2020)
S. No. Name of Review Board Member (IJOT) Country Expertise for Manuscript Review
1 Dr. Anita D. Gupta India Work Rehabilitation, Developmental Disability
2 Dr. Anuradha V. Pai India Neuro-Musculoskeletal Sciences, Teaching Technology
3 Dr. Ashley Jayapaul Singapore Child/Adolescent Mental Health, Adult Neurodevelopmental Disorders
4 Dr. Chavan Shashidhar Rao Kuwait Developmental Disability
5 Dr. Harsh Vardhan New Zealand Pervasive Developmental Disorders
6 Dr. Jayashri S. Kale India Cardio-Pulmonary Sciences, Neuroscience
7 Dr. Joseph K. Wells USA Community Based Health, Ethics & Management
8 Dr. Jyothika N. Bijlani India Neuro-Developmental Disorders
9 Dr. Kamal Narayan Arya India Neuroscience, Physical Rehabilitation
10 Dr. Nandu Nandoskar Australia Ergonomics, Occupational Health and Safety
11 Dr. Neeraj Mishra India Neurosciences, Developmental Disabilities
12 Dr. Odette Gomes India Mental Health
13 Dr. Pankaj Bajpai India Locomotor Disability & Developmental Disability
14 Dr. Pratibha M. Vaidya India Hand Therapy, Pediatric Rehabilitation
15 Dr. R. K. Sharma India Sports Injury, Hand Rehabilitation
16 Dr. Sanjay K Singapore Neuro-Developmental Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorders
17 Dr. Sebestina Anita Dsouza India Neuroscience, Ergonomics, Geri-Care
18 Dr. Shailaja S. Jaywant India Developmental Disability, Musculoskeletal Sciences
19 Dr. Shovan Saha India Hand Rehabilitation, Assistive Technology
20 Dr. Sujata Missal India Neuroscience, Ergonomics
21 Dr. Sunita Koutarapu India Musculoskeletal & Sports Sciences, Teaching Technology
22 Dr. Suryakumar Shah USA Neuro-Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Geri-Care, Epidemiology
23 Dr. Vaithi M. Perumal Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Developmental Disability, Mental Health
24 Dr. Vijay Suple Canada Community Based Rehabilitation, Physical Rehabilitation
25 Dr. Zarine D. Ferzandi India Mental Health, Neurosciences

* Total 25 Review Board Members: 16 from India and 9 Overseas Members (2 USA, 1 Canada, 2 Singapore, 1 Australia, 1 New Zealand, 1 Kuwait and 1 Saudi Arabia)

Editorial Statement

The Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy (IJOT) shall be published quarterly (four times a year), as Issue 1: January-March, Issue 2: April-June, Issue 3: July-September and Issue 4: October-December: effective from January, 2017.
The IJOT Issues for the year 2016 will continue as: Issue 1: January-April, Issue 2: May-August and Issue 3: September-December. The latest (Version: April, 2016) ‘Guidelines to Authors for Submission’ will be available in Issue 2: May-August, 2016, IJOT as well as on the AIOTA/IJOT website, for the year 2016.
Please Note: From January, 2017 onwards the ‘Guidelines to Authors for Submission’ will be available only on the AIOTA/IJOT website, for download.
The official language of the Journal is American English.
The Journal’s editorial board welcomes submissions of original scientific research papers, editorials, reviews, case reports, preliminary articles and conference abstracts, on all aspects of Occupational Therapy. IJOT also includes publications of book reviews & letters to the editor.
Submissions: Manuscripts and Letters to the Associate Editor; Write-up on News, Academic Events, and Information to the Editor; and Editorial and Book-Reviews to the Editor-in-Chief of IJOT.


IJOT is circulated to all members of AIOTA (within the territory of Indian subcontinent, and it would be subject to AIOTA's discretion to post the Journal overseas). However, others also, may subscribe the Journal. All registered members of AIOTA will also have online access to full-text IJOT articles (in PDF format) at the AIOTA website with login.

Subscription Rates (Inclusive of Postage)
Current Rates (Till December, 2016)

INDIA: Inclusive of postage by Registered/Speed Post
Single issue: Rs. 350.00
Annual Subscription (Three issues/year): Rs.1200.00
FOREIGN: Inclusive of postage by Air-mail
Single Issue: US $ 25.00 (or Equivalent to Indian Currency)
Annual Subscription (Three issues/year): US $ 70 (or Equivalent to Indian Currency)

Revised Rates (Effective from January, 2017)

INDIA: Inclusive of postage by Registered/Speed Post
Single Issue: Rs. 550.00
Annual Subscription (Four issues/year): Rs.2000.00
FOREIGN: Inclusive of postage by Air-mail
Single Issue: US $ 30.00 (or Equivalent to Indian Currency)
Annual Subscription (Four issues/year): US $ 110 (or Equivalent to Indian Currency)


All payments to be made by Demand Draft in favour of "ALL INDIA OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS' ASSOCIATION" payable at Mumbai and preferably from nationalized banks and be sent to Editor-in-chief, IJOT (the subscription rates are subject to revision).


The Journal offers good opportunities for advertising. Prospective advertisers may contact Editor, IJOT for commercial information.


The Editor disclaims any responsibility or liability for statements made, opinion expressed or claims made by authors, readers and advertisers.

Copyright & Photocopying Rights

No part of the publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means, electronically or mechanically, without the written permission from the Editor. The Editorial Board reserves the right to refuse any matter for publication and decision of the Board must be accepted as the final.

Editorial Office

93, Laxmanpuri, Faizabad Road,
Lucknow- 226 016, Uttar Pradesh, India
Mobile: +91-9415405095, +91-9415415095
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