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					                     American Journal of Recreation Therapy                                                           TM


                       Clinical Research & Practice for Illness, Aging & Other Debilitating Conditions

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                                                    Author’s Guidelines
EDITORIAL POLICY                                 fax number of the corresponding author         press releases, and letters to the editor.
    American Journal of Recreation Therapy      •acknowledgment if the paper was                Articles are copyedited in-house, and the
will consider papers for publication relat-      presented at a meeting, including the          Journal reserves the right to make editor-
ed to research, theory, and current issues       name of the sponsoring organization,           ial revisions prior to publication. Authors
in the field. Specifically, AJRT is posi-        the place and date it was read; and            will have the opportunity to review any
tioned as a sounding board for academics        •acknowledgment of commercial or                editorial changes prior to publication
and practitioners using recreational inter-      financial associations that might pose         when proofs are sent for approval.
ventions to improve functioning of indi-         a conflict of interest in connection with          All manuscripts will be acknowledged
viduals with illness or disabling condi-         the submitted article. All funding sources     immediately, and every effort will be
tions, including dementia, brain injury,         should be acknowledged.                        made to advise contributors of the status
substance abuse, physical and mental                                                            of their submissions with in 60 days. If
                                               ORGANIZATION                                     you submit an article to the Journal elec-
challenges, and psychiatric disorders. We          Articles should be organized as follows:
also consider letters to the editor, guest                                                      tronically and do not receive an acknowl-
                                               Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results,        edgment within three days, please contact
editorials, and book reviews. American         and Discussion. Subheads should be
Journal of Recreation Therapy seeks to                                                          us to ensure it was received.
                                               inserted at suitable intervals to provide
promote the accurate, efficient handling       greater clarity and aid in text flow, particu-   REFERENCES
of publishable material. Individuals desir-    larly in lengthy sections. (Note: As the             References are organized in AMA
ing to contribute should not hesitate to       American Journal of Recreation Therapy is        rather than APA format; that is, they are
make inquiries, even if they are unfamil-      being considered for indexing in several         to be cited numerically in the text and in
iar with procedures for writing and sub-       national and international databases, it is      consecutive order, and listed at the back
mitting manuscripts. The editorial staff is    particularly important that authors provide      in the following format:
pleased to process and reply to any            the abstract (approximately 125 words)           Journal articles—
inquiries received. Our goal is to provide     summarizing the main points of the article.          1. Mudd P, Smith JG, Allen AZ, et al.:
original, relevant, and timely information         The Journal welcomes illustrations,          High ideals and hard cases: The evolution
from diverse sources; to write and pub-        charts, and photographs to enhance arti-         of recreation therapy. Hastings Cent Rep.
lish with absolute integrity; and to serve     cles. They should be titled and numbered         1982; 12(2): 11-14.
as effectively as possible the needs of        consecutively (e.g., Figure 1, Table 1)          Books—
those involved in recreation therapy.          according to citation in the text. Short,            1. Bayles SP (ed.): Medical Treatment
MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION                          descriptive legends should be provided           of the Visually Impaired. Boston: GK
   Electronic submission is preferred over     on a separate page at the end of the paper.      Hall & Co., 1978.
standard mail. Manuscripts may be sub-         Information presented in charts and              Book chapters—
mitted electronically in either MS Word,       tables should be referred to but not reit-           1. Martin RJ, Post SG: Human dignity,
WordPerfect, or RTF format, directly to        erated in the text. If a figure or table was     and loss: Building confidence and self-
the journal email box at ajrt@pnpco.com.       published previously, an appropriate ref-        esteem after spinal cord injury. In Smith
Any accompanying artwork (e.g. pho-            erence should be included. Permission to         J, Howard RP, and Donaldson P (eds.):
tographs or charts) must be submitted as       reuse previously published material is           The Recreation Therapy Handbook.
separate file attachments in either TIF,       required and must be obtained by the             Madison, WI: Clearwater Press, 1998,
JPG, EPS, or PDF format with a minimum         author prior to submitting the manuscript.       pp. 310-334.
300 dpi resolution to ensure quality repro-    Copies of the signed permission forms            Web sites—
duction. Tables may simply be included at      must be included with the submission.                Health Care Financing Administration:
the end of the manuscript file. To submit          The first use of an uncommon abbre-          HCFA Statistics at a glance. Available at:
papers by regular mail, send along a           viation should be preceded by the full           www.hcfa/gov/stats/stahili.htm. Last ac-
typed, double-spaced original copy, any        name. Generic names of drugs are prefer-         cessed December 27, 2002.
accompanying artwork (illustrations will       able; if a brand name is used, it should be
                                               in parentheses following the generic             MISCELLANEOUS
be returned if requested), and an elec-                                                             It is necessary for the Journal to
tronic version on a 3.5 inch PC-formatted      name, footnoted with the name and
                                               address of the manufacturer or supplier.         receive manuscripts as far ahead of dead-
floppy disk. Address manuscripts to:                                                            line dates as possible. Time is needed for
Managing Editor, American Journal of           MANUSCRIPT REVIEW                                the manuscripts to be reviewed, returned
Recreation Therapy, 470 Boston Post               Articles containing original material         to the editor, edited, typeset, proofed, and
Road, Weston, MA 02493.                        are accepted for consideration with the          printed. All manuscripts should be sub-
TEXT GUIDELINES                                understanding that they are contributed          mitted as soon as they are available. A
    Generally speaking, the length of the      solely to American Journal of Recreation         rough estimate of the publication date
article should be 1,500 to 2,500 words         Therapy. Authors should secure all nec-          will be given when proofs are faxed for
(seven to 12 manuscript pages.) The cover      essary clearances and approvals prior to         review. Manuscripts and all correspon-
page must include the following:               submission. Further, AJRT is a refereed          dence should be addressed to the
  •the article title                           journal. All manuscripts are subject to          Managing Editor, American Journal of
  •the full name, highest pertinent academic   review by at least two members of the            Recreation Therapy, 470 Boston Post
   degrees, institutional affiliations, and    editorial advisory board who are noted           Road, Weston, MA 02493 or via email at
   current address of each author              experts in the appropriate subject area, with    ajrt@pnpco.com.
  •the name, address, phone number, and        the exception of book reviews, editorials,
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