Title

ISOS Session [3]: Journal of Occupational Science: A means of advancing international connections for the study of occupation

Location

Great Hall

Start Time

16-10-2014 8:30 AM

End Time

16-10-2014 10:00 AM

Session Type

Panel

Abstract

Journal of Occupational Science (JOS) serves a critical function in knowledge dissemination for studies in occupation that gives voice to international perspectives. Every edition of JOS showcases topics that offer insights into possibilities and examples of international connections in the study of occupation. This presentation looks at the journal’s role as a conduit for identifying and building international networks, and its future role in supporting international collaboration.

Objectives

The objectives of this presentation are threefold: to examine the history of international collaboration demonstrated in JOS and how that has changed over time; to reflect on the JOS practices that have facilitated international collaboration; and discuss possible future activities that might advance international collaboration in the study of occupation.

Methods

To address the first objective, 21 years (1993-2013) of JOS publications were reviewed to identify author teams, trends and topics that dominate since its inception; and the research infrastructure used to study occupation, including multi-jurisdictional teams. To address the second objective, decision processes and editorial activities that built the journal will be examined, including the length and frequency of the journal, its distribution, its representation at various venues, representatives on editorial and review boards, the emergence of special themed issues and guest editors, and instituting constructive critiques and editorial support for author teams. To address the third objective, ideas for future directions are presented that might reduce barriers for international researchers, ensure that the widest population is accessing JOS, and provide editorial support for investigators with fewer resources within their country/community to conduct research.

Outcomes & Implications for occupational science internationally

This presentation will provide participants with strategies for stimulating international connections in the study of occupations through an examination of the JOS history that includes an analysis of 21 years of publication, an exploration of editorial activities, and a discussion of the future role of JOS in forging those international connections.

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Moderated by Alison Wicks

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ISOS Session [3]: Journal of Occupational Science: A means of advancing international connections for the study of occupation

Great Hall

Journal of Occupational Science (JOS) serves a critical function in knowledge dissemination for studies in occupation that gives voice to international perspectives. Every edition of JOS showcases topics that offer insights into possibilities and examples of international connections in the study of occupation. This presentation looks at the journal’s role as a conduit for identifying and building international networks, and its future role in supporting international collaboration.

Objectives

The objectives of this presentation are threefold: to examine the history of international collaboration demonstrated in JOS and how that has changed over time; to reflect on the JOS practices that have facilitated international collaboration; and discuss possible future activities that might advance international collaboration in the study of occupation.

Methods

To address the first objective, 21 years (1993-2013) of JOS publications were reviewed to identify author teams, trends and topics that dominate since its inception; and the research infrastructure used to study occupation, including multi-jurisdictional teams. To address the second objective, decision processes and editorial activities that built the journal will be examined, including the length and frequency of the journal, its distribution, its representation at various venues, representatives on editorial and review boards, the emergence of special themed issues and guest editors, and instituting constructive critiques and editorial support for author teams. To address the third objective, ideas for future directions are presented that might reduce barriers for international researchers, ensure that the widest population is accessing JOS, and provide editorial support for investigators with fewer resources within their country/community to conduct research.

Outcomes & Implications for occupational science internationally

This presentation will provide participants with strategies for stimulating international connections in the study of occupations through an examination of the JOS history that includes an analysis of 21 years of publication, an exploration of editorial activities, and a discussion of the future role of JOS in forging those international connections.