American Journal of Recreation Therapy TM
Clinical Research & Practice for Illness, Aging & Other Debilitating Conditions
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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 email@example.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
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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
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current address of each author experts in the appropriate subject area, with firstname.lastname@example.org.
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