All India Occupational
Therapists' Association

Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy

The Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy (IJOT) is published quarterly as: Issue 1: January-March, Issue 2: April-June, Issue 3: July-September and Issue 4: October-December by the All India Occupational Therapists' Association (AIOTA). The Journal publishes original scientific research papers, review papers, editorials, case reports, preliminary articles and information on all aspects of Occupational Therapy. IJOT Editorial Board welcomes articles from all over the world. Letters to Editor are also welcomed. 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.


About AIOTA

All India Occupational Therapists' Association (AIOTA) is registered under Bombay Public Trust Act, Mumbai 1950-E-1118. (Website: www.aiota.org) AIOTA is the founder council member of World Federation of Occupational Therapists' (Website: www.wfot.org). Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy is an official publication of AIOTA since 1956 to date, with ISSN No.: 0445-7706. The IJOT is registered with the Office of Registrar of News Papers of India vide Registration No: 1653/57. The Abbreviated Key Title for Citation is Indian J. Occup. Ther.


Editorial Board

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Dr. Anil K. Srivastava, B.Sc., DOT, D.Y.Ed., P.G. (Rehab), Fellow ACOT

(Editor-in-chief (Submission of Editorial and Book-Reviews))

Dr. Anil K. Srivastava, B.Sc., DOT, D.Y.Ed., P.G. (Rehab), Fellow ACOT

93, Laxmanpuri,Faizabad Road,Lucknow-226 016, Uttar Pradesh, India

Mobile:
(R) +91-522-2350482

Ph(R):
+91-9415405095, +91-9415415095

Official Email id:
editorinchief.ijot@aiota.org

Personal Email id:
aiota.ak@gmail.com

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Dr. Shashi Oberai, MSc (OT), PGCR, PGCCR

(Editor (Submission of News, Academic Events, and Information))

Dr. Shashi Oberai, MSc (OT), PGCR, PGCCR

06, Anita Villa, Plot No.: 39, Sector 12, Vashi, Navi Mumbai-400703, Maharashtra, India

Mobile:
+91-9820962641

Ph(R):

Official Email id:
editor.ijot@aiota.org

Personal Email id:
shashioberai@gmail.com

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Dr. Punita V. Solanki, MSc (OT), Fellow ACOT, ADCR

(Associate Editor (Submission of Manuscripts and Letters))

Dr. Punita V. Solanki, MSc (OT), Fellow ACOT, ADCR

C/o NM Medical, Sej Plaza, Marve Road, Off. S. V. Road, Malad West, Mumbai-400064, Maharashtra, India

Mobile:
+91-9820621352, +91-9167180215

Ph(R):

Official Email id:
asso.editor.ijot@aiota.org

Personal Email id:
orthorehab.punita@gmail.com

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Dr. Lakshmanan S, MOT, PhD

(Assistant Editor (Promotion and Indexing))

Dr. Lakshmanan S, MOT, PhD

Centre for Addiction Medicine, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Hosur Road, Bengaluru-560029, Karnataka, India

Mobile:
+91-9902652502

Ph(R):

Official Email id:
asst.editor.p.ijot@aiota.org

Personal Email id:
lakshmansethu@gmail.com

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Dr. Nitesh Kumar Shrivastav, MOT

(Assistant Editor (For Subscription))

Dr. Nitesh Kumar Shrivastav, MOT

2/302, Vivek Khand, Gomtinagar, Lucknow-226010, Uttar Pradesh, India

Mobile:
+91-8853263445, +91-9044753666

Ph(R):

Official Email id:
asst.editor.s.ijot@aiota.org

Personal Email id:
nitesh.mot.2008@gmail.com

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Dr. Joseph Sunny, MOT

(IJOT Website Convener (IJOT Website Enquiries))

Dr. Joseph Sunny, MOT

32/1393, Pipeline Road, Palarivattom, P.O., Near Mediscan Cochin-682025, Tamil Nadu, India

Mobile:
+91-9600005002

Ph(R):

Official Email id:
webmaster.ijot@aiota.org

Personal Email id:
josephsunnymot@gmail.com


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. Amitabh Dwivedi India Neurosciences, Assistive Technology
2 Dr. Anita D. Gupta India Work Rehabilitation, Developmental Disability
3 Dr. Anuradha V. Pai India Neuro-Musculoskeletal Sciences, Teaching Technology
4 Dr. Ashley Jayapaul Singapore Child/Adolescent Mental Health, Adult Neurodevelopmental Disorders
5 Dr. Bhoomiah Dharmiah Dasari United Kingdom Musculoskeletal Sciences, Research Methodology
6 Dr. Chavan Shashidhar Rao Kuwait Developmental Disability
7 Dr. Harsh Vardhan New Zealand Pervasive Developmental Disorders
8 Dr. Jayashri S. Kale India Cardio-Pulmonary Sciences, Neuroscience
9 Dr. Joseph K. Wells USA Community Based Health, Ethics & Management
10 Dr. Jyothika N. Bijlani India Neuro-Developmental Disorders
11 Dr. Kamal Narayan Arya India Neuroscience, Physical Rehabilitation
12 Dr. Nandu Nandoskar Australia Ergonomics, Occupational Health and Safety
13 Dr. Neeraj Mishra India Neurosciences, Developmental Disabilities
14 Dr. Nimisha Panchmatia United Kingdom Onco Palliative Care and Rehabilitation
15 Dr. Odette Gomes India Mental Health
16 Dr. Pankaj Bajpai India Locomotor Disability & Developmental Disability
17 Dr. Pratibha M. Vaidya India Hand Therapy, Pediatric Rehabilitation
18 Dr. R. K. Sharma India Sports Injury, Hand Rehabilitation
19 Dr. Sanjay K Singapore Neuro-Developmental Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorders
20 Dr. Sanjeev Padankatti India Pediatric Rehabilitation, Geri-Care, Ergonomics
21 Dr. Sebestina Anita Dsouza India Neuroscience, Ergonomics, Geri-Care
22 Dr. Shailaja S. Jaywant India Developmental Disability, Musculoskeletal Sciences
23 Dr. Shovan Saha India Hand Rehabilitation, Assistive Technology
24 Dr. Sujata Missal India Neuroscience, Ergonomics
25 Dr. Sunita Koutarapu India Musculoskeletal & Sports Sciences, Teaching Technology
26 Dr. Suryakumar Shah USA Neuro-Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Geri-Care, Epidemiology
27 Dr. Vaithi M. Perumal Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Developmental Disability, Mental Health
28 Dr. Vijay Suple Canada Community Based Rehabilitation, Physical Rehabilitation
29 Dr. Zarine D. Ferzandi India Mental Health, Neurosciences

* Total 29 Review Board Members: 18 from India and 11 Overseas Members (2 UK, 2 USA, 1 Canada, 2 Singapore, 1 Australia, 1 New Zealand, 1 Kuwait and 1 Saudi Arabia)

IJOT Guest Review Board: January 2018 onward

S. No. Name, Qualification & Affiliation Country & Email Area of Expertise for Review
1 Bernadette Nedelec, PhD, BSc OT (c), Erg. Director, Occupational Therapy Program; Associate Professor McGill University, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy 3654 Promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1Y5 Montreal, Quebec, Canada otdirector.spot@mcgill.ca bernadette.nedelec@mcgill.ca Musculoskeletal and Hand Injuries/Disorders, (Particularly Burn Injuries) Occupational Health, Work and Ergonomic Sciences
2 Giedre Kavaliauskiene, PhD President of Lithuanian Association of Occupational Therapists; Head of Department of Medical Education, Klaipeda University, Lithuania Lithuania
gikavali@gmail.com
Mental Health Sciences Learning Disabilities, Pervasive Developmental Disorders & Inclusive Education
3 Liliana da Conceicao Teixeira, MSc Occupational Therapist, OT Lecturer at Polytechnic of Leiria; College of Health, Portugal Portugal teixeiraliliana@hotmail.com Neurosciences and Neuro-Developmental Disorders Ethical, Legal and Forensic Sciences
4 Shih-Chen, Maggie, Fan, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Occupational Therapy; I-Shou University, Taiwan Taiwan maggiefan15@gmail.com Occupational Health, Work & Ergonomic Sciences Neurosciences

Editorial Statement

  • The Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy (IJOT) is 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.
  • ‘Guidelines to Authors for Submission’: Visit AIOTA/IJOT website (www.aiota.org/ijot) for download.
  • The official language of the Journal is American (US) English.
  • IJOT welcomes submissions of original scientific research papers, review papers, case reports, preliminary articles, conference (OTICON) abstracts (of oral and poster: research papers only), editorials, and specialist issue editorials, on all aspects of occupational therapy. It also includes publication of book reviews & letters to the editor.
  • The conference (OTICON) abstracts (of oral and poster: research papers only), will be published every year in IJOT - Issue 2: April-June.
  • IJOT - Issue 4: October-December will be the specialty edition every year based on specialty theme pre-decided by the editorial board. This Issue will also include guest editorial solicited to an experienced researcher in the pre-decided theme.
  • IJOT welcomes contributions/announcements on news, academic events and information related to occupational therapy, allied healthcare and rehabilitative aspects, from all over the world.
  • Submissions:

    Associate Editor - Manuscripts and Letters

    Editor - Write-up on News, Academic Events & Information

    Editor-in-chief – Editorial, Guest Editorial and Book-Reviews


Circulation

Print Issues of IJOT will be circulated free of cost to AIOTA and ACOT office bearers, IJOT editorial board and review board members, principal author, contributors, government and professional organizations of repute in India, recognized universities pertaining to occupational therapy, WFOT, subscribers and advertisers. Print Issues of IJOT should be subscribed by all others from January, 2018 onward. Authors will receive two print issue of IJOT free of cost, for the records of their publication; they may subscribe additional print issues or re-prints, if needed, as per the current IJOT subscription tariffs. Members (Life and Provisional only) of AIOTA will have open access to IJOT full text articles at IJOT web pages of AIOTA website after login.


Subscription Rates (Inclusive of Postage by Registered/Speed Post/Courier)
(Effective from January, 2018)

S. No. Region Journal Rates Print Rates Online Rates Print + Online
1 India Annual Subscription: Individual (Four/Issues per Year) INR 3000.00 INR 2500.00 INR 5000.00
2 India Annual Subscription: Institutional (Four/Issues per Year)* INR 5000.00 INR 4500.00 INR 9000.00
3 India Single Issue INR 800.00 INR 750.00 INR 1500.00
4 India Single Article INR 350.00 INR 250.00 INR 500.00
5 India Article Re-Print (For Authors: For Each Reprint) INR 200.00
6 Foreign Annual Subscription: Individual (Four/Issues per Year) US $ 150.00 US $ 125.00 US $ 250.00
7 Foreign Annual Subscription: Institutional (Four/Issues per Year) US $ 300.00 US $ 250.00 US $ 500.00
8 Foreign Single Issue US $ 50.00 US $ 35.00 US $ 75.00
9 Foreign Single Article US $ 20.00 US $ 15.00 US $ 30.00
10 Foreign Article Re-Print (For Authors: For Each Reprint) US $ 10.00

Direct or through subscription agencies; ǂ Rates are inclusive of postage by Air-mail; INR: Indian Rupee; US $ equivalent to Indian Rupee


Payments

All payments to be made by Demand Draft/Multicity Cheque/Direct Bank Transfer/NEFT in favor of “All India Occupational Therapists' Association” payable at Mumbai and preferably from nationalized banks and be sent to Editor-in-Chief, IJOT or Treasurer, AIOTA (The subscription rates are subject to revision).

Bank Details:

Bank: Central Bank of India. Branch: Mumbai Central. Account Name: All India Occupational Therapists’ Association. Account Type: Savings. Account Number: 1026942763. IFSC Code: CBIN0280601


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Disclaimer

The Editors 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-in-Chief. The Editorial Board reserves the right to refuse any matter for publication and decision of the Board must be accepted as the final. All copyrights for published material in IJOT are retained by IJOT Board under the aegis of AIOTA.


Editorial Office

Dr. Anil K. Srivastava

Editor-in-Chief

93, Laxmanpuri, Faizabad Road,
Lucknow-226 016, Uttar Pradesh, India
Mobile: +91-9415405095, +91-7380607488
Telephone No.: (Residence): 91-0522-2350482
Personal Email: aiota.ak@gmail.com
Official Email: editorinchief.ijot@aiota.org, president@aiota.org
Website: www.aiota.org/ijot




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