AJOT Editor-in-Chief Search


The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is seeking an experienced SCHOLAR/EDITOR to edit its bimonthly print/electronic peer-reviewed journal on a contract basis. The position is a 3-year appointment starting July 1, 2014.

The scope of work includes planning each issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy; soliciting manuscripts and other materials; maintaining relationships with contributors, members of the AJOT Editorial Board, the AOTA Board of Directors, AJOT vendors, and AOTA headquarters editorial and management staff; writing and editing material for publication; managing the peer review process; chairing the annual Editorial Board meeting, either at the AOTA Annual Conference & Expo or by Web interface as well as meeting informally via electronic means and telephone conferencing; tracking all materials as required; and other similar duties. In addition, the Editor-in-Chief will work to maintain and increase the journal’s impact factor using journal best practices for discoverability and ethical means. The Editor-in-Chief will also develop and maintain relationships with AOTA Evidence-Based Practice Project and AOTA Research staff, including collaboration on special issues.

Experience in journal publication is required; association experience and experience editing peer-reviewed publications, both print and electronic, as well as a high comfort level with electronic workflow, are preferred.  

Applicants should send a letter of interest and a detailed curriculum vitae to

AJOT Editor-in-Chief Selection Committee
Attn: AOTA Press
American Occupational Therapy Association
4720 Montgomery Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814-3425
Email: or

Applicants are encouraged to submit materials by January 31, 2014. 

The successful applicant will plan, direct, and manage AJOT in a manner that gives due consideration to advancing the interest of AOTA and the profession in achieving the goals and objectives of AOTA’s Centennial Vision for occupational therapy, while maintaining editorial independence.