Instructions for authors of the COT Specialist Section - Children, Young People and Families Journal

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  • 1. CYPF Journal Instructions for Authors Deadlines: 27th August 2010 (printed late September 2010) 29th January 2011 (printed mid March 2011)
  • 2. Categories
    • R esearch Paper or L iterature Review ( 2000 words not including abstract and key learning points)
    • C linical Applications (1200 words)
    • B ook Reviews (400 words)
    • C onference / C ourse Feedback (400 words)
    • C linician Focus
    • [email_address]
  • 3. Research Paper / Literature Review
    • 2000 words not including abstract and key learning points
    • Abstract (100 words)
    • This section is designed to provide a brief overview of the research or
    • review including methodology, data analysis, results and main points of
    • conclusion.
    • Introduction and literature review/context
    • A brief introduction to your subject placed within current occupational
    • therapy and governance contexts. This should include a review of the
    • literature which has lead to your research or review topic.
  • 4. Research Paper or Literature Review cont’d
    • Methodology
    • This section should state methodologies used such as the study
    • design, participant recruitment, data collection, rigour and data
    • analysis. Detail of ethical approval must be included where applicable.
    • Results
    • Results must be presented clearly and succinctly. Tables and
    • graphs may be used and numbered consecutively.
    • Discussion
    • This section may be presented in conjunction with the results. It must
    • clearly consider the main findings of the research in relation to the
    • research question / topic.
  • 5. Research Paper or Literature Review cont’d
    • Conclusion
    • This section must briefly consider the main concepts of the paper
    • over all.
    • Key learning point’s (50 words maximum)
    • You will need to provide three key learning points of the paper which
    • are of direct practical benefit to other occupational therapy staff
    • working within this field. These will be presented outside the main
    • body of the paper.
    • References
    • Please write your reference list using the Harvard system.
  • 6. Clinical Applications 1200 words
    • This format is available for submissions of articles with a specific focus on clinical practice such as case studies, equipment comparisons and intervention techniques. People are encouraged to submit clinical module or course essays such as those for sensory integration modules, under and post graduate courses or Bobath courses.
    • They should include the following;
    • Abstract
    • This section is designed to provide a brief overview of the area of
    • clinical practice including methodology, analysis, results and main
    • points of conclusion.
    • Clinical focus
    • All articles should use a clear structure such as the OT process or a
    • scientific process in which to present the body of their paper.
  • 7. Clinical Applications cont’d
    • Conclusion
    • This section must present the main concepts of the paper over all.
    • Key learning point’s (50 words maximum)
    • You will need to provide three key learning points of the paper
    • which are of direct practical benefit to other occupational therapy
    • staff working within this field. These will be presented outside the
    • main body of the paper.
    • References
    • Please write your reference list using the Harvard system .
  • 8. Book Reviews 400 words
    • The focus of this category is to review a book applicable to any area of occupational therapy practice with children, young people and families. Reviews are of course your own opinion, however please consider commenting on the following;
    • An overview of the structure used within the book.
    • It is appealing and readable? Is it logical in its presentation?
    • Over view of the content. Is it well sourced and current?
    • Does the book offer anything new such as a new perspective, a new
    • way or working or an improved way of presenting this information for
    • the reader?
    • What are the author’s credentials?
  • 9. Book Reviews cont’d
    • What is your overall opinion of this book?
    • What would it add to your book collection / department?
    • Is it worth buying / loaning from the library / keeping as a reference?
    • Please use the Harvard system when referencing the book
    • reviewed.
  • 10. Conference / Course Feedback 400 words
    • The purpose of this category is to report back on a course or
    • conference recently attended which would be of interest to occupational therapists within this field.
    • Shorter courses up to one day in length may include the following :
    • What was the overall aim of the course / conference and was it
    • achieved?
    • Was the content relevant, stimulating, or challenging?
    • What were the speaker’s credentials?
    • Would you recommend the course? Is it essential for
    • practice in this field? Is it of direct clinical benefit?
    • The following point must be completed for all feedback, and will
    • be presented outside the main body of the piece.
    • Consider 3 main learning points that are relevant to other OT staff .
  • 11. Conference / Course Feedback cont’d
    • Longer courses / conferences may include the following:
    • What was the overall theme of the course / conference
    • and was it continued throughout?
    • Was the content relevant, stimulating, or challenging?
    • Did you manage to attend all that you wanted to?
    • Was there enough range and depth of presentations?
    • What were the speaker’s credentials?
    • Would you recommend the course?
    • Is it essential for practice in this field? Is it of direct clinical benefit?
    • The following point must be completed for all feedback, an
    • will be presented outside the main body of the piece.
    • Consider 3 main learning points that are relevant to other OT staff.
  • 12. Clinician Focus
    • The aim of this category is to present an overview of the work / career of a therapist working with children, young people and families. We encourage applications from people (or on behalf of people) with the following focuses:
    • Those working in a job / role that they find particularly interesting.
    • This may include specialised areas of clinical practice or those involved in specific project work.
    • Those who have per sued academic careers through teaching,
    • research or writing.
  • 13. Clinician Focus cont’d
    • Those who have pursued a management career, particularly with a focus on current challenges such as commissioning and transforming community services.
    • Newly qualified therapists describing their journey in to employment and the particular challenges and benefits they encounter.
    • This section may also briefly act as a platform for the individual to reference their private venture such as a new publication or private practice.
  • 14. Submitting your work
    • Articles should be presented in one of the formats described.
    • They should be submitted via email, saved as a word document to
    • [email_address]
    • Deadlines:
    • 27th August 2010 (printed late September 2010)
    • 29th January 2011 (printed mid March 2011)
    • Please note that you are responsible for obtaining permission from the
    • copyright holder for the reproduction of figures, tables and pictures prior to
    • submission.