Recruitment of New Editor-in-Chief of Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy

The Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI) is recruiting for the voluntary position of Editor-in-Chief of the Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy (IJOT), the professional journal of the Association. The aim of the IJOT is to contribute to and stimulate critical debate and evidence-based practice by disseminating research findings, expert opinion, theoretical arguments and developments within clinical practice and professional education in Ireland and internationally. The journal publishes original articles that will add to the knowledge base within Occupational Therapy and further evidence-based practice and critical debate within the profession.

The journal contributes to theory, practice, education, research, and professional developments within Occupational Therapy. Theoretical papers, qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research studies and systematic reviews are equally welcome. Practice reports of innovative service developments and short papers appraising the evidence base for specific interventions are also considered for publication.

The journal is published biannually and articles undergo a double-blind peer review process. Since 2017, the journal has been published open access online by Emerald Publishing Services Ltd. 


Role of IJOT Editor-in-Chief

The role of the Editor-in-Chief is to maintain and develop wherever possible the journal’s profile and reputation. The Editor-in-Chief has final responsibility for the journal’s content and should ensure that the journal’s aims, scope, and content respond to any changes in direction in the field of study to incorporate newly emerging work. The Editor-in-Chief works closely with the journal’s publishing staff to ensure that it is strategically developed in line with market evolution. The Editor-in-Chief also Chairs the IJOT Editorial Board that oversees the production of the journal. The term of the Editor-in-Chief is for a period of 3 years.

The attached Advert has full details on the role of Editor-in-Chief of IJOT including roles and rsponsibilities; qualifications; and benefits


Recruitment Process

  • Please submit your application, which comprises a cover letter outlining your suitability and CV. Please advise in your cover letter if you have specific areas of interest and experience
  • The AOTI Management Team will review applications in line with the roles and responsibilities of an Editor-in-Chief and the qualifications required and will shortlist applicants.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a brief online interview with the CEO and a member of the IJOT Editorial Board.


Please submit your application to Odhrán Allen, AOTI Chief Executive Officer, at [email protected] with ‘Editor-in-Chief application' in the subject line by 5pm Friday 9th June 2023.

Should you have any questions or wish to discuss the role further, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Katie Cremin, Acting Editor-in-Chief of IJOT, at [email protected].


We look forward to hearing from you.


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