All India Occupational
Therapists' Association

The Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy



About The AIOTA

All India Occupational Therapists’ Association (AIOTA) is registered under Bombay Public Trust Act, Mumbai 1950-E-1118. (Website: AIOTA is the founder council member of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) (Website: Academic Council of Occupational Therapy (ACOT) is a constituent body of AIOTA, responsible for the maintenance of the standards of education and training in occupational therapy in India. The Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy (IJOT) is an official publication of AIOTA since 1955 and since 1956 with ISSN to date, with Print 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

BSc., OTD., DYEd., PG (Rehab), FACOT

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

Dr. Anil K. Srivastava

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

+91-9415405095, +91-9140879761

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Dr. Punita V. Solanki


Associate Editor (Submission of Manuscripts and Letters)

Dr. Punita V. Solanki

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


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Dr. Lakshmanan Sethuraman


Assistant Editor (Promotion and Indexing)

Dr. Lakshmanan Sethuraman

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


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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. Vaithi M. Perumal Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Developmental Disability, Mental Health
27 Dr. Vijay Suple Canada Community Based Rehabilitation, Physical Rehabilitation
28 Dr. Zarine D. Ferzandi India Mental Health, Neurosciences

* Total 28 Review Board Members: 18 from India and 10 Overseas Members (2 UK, 1 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 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
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 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 Occupational Health, Work & Ergonomic Sciences Neurosciences

Editorial Statement

  • The 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.
  • For the Guidelines to Authors for Submission Visit AIOTA/IJOT website ( and for PDF download.
  • The official language of the Journal is American (US) English.
  • The official language of the Journal is American (US) English. IJOT welcomes submissions of original scientific research papers, review papers, case reports, preliminary articles, 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 e-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.

Circulation of Print Issues

Print Issues of IJOT are available on subscription for all from January 2018 onward. Authors may subscribe print issues and/or reprints, as needed, for their records of their publication, as per the current IJOT subscription tariffs. Please note: Subscription rates are subject to revision. The AIOTA Members (Life and Provisional) can access full text PDF articles of each IJOT issues at the website: after login; provided their details are updated in members' database at For updating details may contact the Assistant Editor (Website) at and

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners: Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TdNet, Wanfang Data The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following: Indian Citation Index

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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.

For payment related queries, Honorary Treasurer, AIOTA to be contacted at The advertisement rates are subject to revision.


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IJOT Editorial Office

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Anil K. Srivastava, BSc., OTD., DYEd., PG (Rehab), FACOT

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

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