The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, the official journal of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), has achieved a 5-year impact factor of 2.322, according to a news release.

An impact factor is a measure of how frequently journal articles are cited in a particular year. It is based on 2-and 5-year periods, and it is is calculated by dividing the number of times articles are cited during that period by the number of the articles that are citable.

“This achievement is especially significant as the profession of occupational therapy celebrates its Centennial year,” says Frederick P. Somers, chief executive officer for AOTA, in the news release.

“It is our hope that AJOT will continue to gain recognition of the profession in the research community by documenting the reliability and validity of occupational therapy practice, demonstrating the relationship between occupational engagement, health, and quality of life, and providing a forum for scholars to debate professional issues that affect education, practice, and research,” he adds.

[Source: American Occupational Therapy Association]