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Contribute to BAOT/COT publications and enhance your professional development

Contribute to the British Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT)


The British Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT)'s categories of submission are:

  • research papers
  • critical reviews
  • practice analysis
  • opinion piece
  • editorials
  • letters to the editor


Author's guide

Submissions undergo blind peer review. The journal also publishes letters to the editor and book reviews. Please see the SAGE BJOT submissions guidelines for more details.

Submit an article online via Manuscript Central

The Editorial Board welcomes the online submission of manuscripts relevant to theory, practice, research, education and management in occupational therapy.

pdf imageIncreasing your chances of publishing (2013)*

* All rights reserved, including translation. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, by any form or any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning or otherwise without the prior permission in writing of the College of Occupational Therapists, unless otherwise agreed or indicated. Copying is not permitted except for personal and internal use, to the extent permitted by national copyright law, or under the terms of a licence issued by the relevant national reproduction rights organisation (such as the Copyright Licensing Agency in the UK).  Requests for permission for other kinds of copying, such as copying for general distribution, for advertising or promotional purposes, for creating collective works, or for resale, should be addressed to the Editorial Assistant.
For further information about contributing to BJOT, please email


Contribute to OTnews - the monthly news magazine for BAOT members


We would like to hear from BAOT members about current professional issues.

Guidelines for OTnews Contributors

The features list is by no means exhaustive and OTnews welcomes contributions year round on any issues relating to occupational therapy.

Copy deadline for submissions to OTnews is the 10th of each month prior to publication.

For more information about contributing to OTnews, please email:


If you need to seek permission to use extracts from or make additional copies of a COT publication, please refer to the pdf imageCOT open permissions licence in the first instance to see if this covers your needs.