South African Journal of Occupational Therapy

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The South African Journal of Occupational Therapy (SAJOT) is the official Journal of the Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa and is a leading publication for research into occupational therapy in Africa.

Aims and Scope of SAJOT

SAJOT publishes and disseminates research articles that contribute to the scientific knowledge of the profession and its outcomes with particular reference to service delivery in Africa. It provides a platform for debate about issues relevant to OT in Africa which will also contribute to the development of the profession worldwide.

This journal provides open access to its content immediately at the time of publication of an edition on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Therefor all articles that are published in SAJOT may be found on this web site (see below) and under the tab “Archives”. They may also be found on the following web sites: SciELO, EBSCOHost, OTDBase, OT Search and ProQuest. In addition articles are preserved via Portico.

Post accpeptance publication fee

In line with the policy of most Open Access Journals, all submissions to the SAJOT are subject to a publication fee of R5000-00 per article once the submission is accepted for publication. This post-acceptance publication fee will be applied to cover both retrospective and prospective processes involved in peer reviewed articles. It is important that authors access the fee policy including the fee waiver policy in the Guide to submitting an article to SAJOT in the above header and reading the Author Guidelines.

Submitting an article to SAJOT

Before submitting an article, a user name and password must be obtained from the editor. Send the title page of the article to and a password will be issued to you. Follow the submission steps once you have logged on with this user name and password. The Guide to submitting an article to SAJOT should be consulted before an article is submitted. Please note that all articles must undergo a plagiarism check before submission and the report must submiittedf together with the article.

The team managing the articles consists of the following members:

Editor in Chief - Blanche Pretorius

Managing Editor - Marjorie Concha

Assistant Editors:

     Dain van der Reyden

     Denise Franszen

     Hester van Biljon

     Janine van der Linde


Members of the Edtorial Board  are listed under the tab "About/People"


 The articles published in the following editions of SAJOT can be found in pdf format by clicking on the Archives section and clicking on the relevant journal volume:

Vol 40, No 3, 2010; Vol 41, Nos 1 - 3, 2011;  Vol 42, Nos 1-3, 2012; Vol 43, Nos 1-3, 2013; Vol 44,  Nos 1-3, 2014; Vol 45, Nos 1-3, 2015; Vol 46, Nos 1-3, 2016; Vol 47, No 1-3, 2017

The most recent edition ie Vol 48, No 1,  2018 is to be found below.


Vol 48, No 1 (2018): The South African Journal of Occupational Therapy

Table of Contents

Editorial Comment

Editorial Comment
Blanche Pretorius


Leigh-Ann Richards, Roshan Galvaan
Enos Morankoana Ramano, Tania Buys
Azette Swanepoel, Susanna Maria van Heerden
Lebogang Maseko, Bronwyn Harris
Sharyn Ruth Sassen, Roshan Galvaan, Madeleine Duncan
Inge Sonn-De Minck, Nikki Vermeulen
Lauren Jeannie Vial, Denise Franzsen
Mariska Smith, Marieta Visser, Rita van Heerden, Jacques Raubenheimer


Guidlines for Publishing in SAJOT
Guidlines for reviewing an article for SAJOT