About the Journal

The Therapeutic Recreation Journal (TRJ) is the renowned quarterly publication published by Sagamore Publishing LLC. The journal, published for over 50 years, provides a national forum for research and discussion on the needs of persons with disabilities, problems confronting the profession, new vistas of service, and receiving therapeutic recreation services.

TRJ Editorial Policy

The Therapeutic Recreation Journal (TRJ) is a quarterly publication devoted to publishing scholarly and substantive manuscripts in the field of therapeutic recreation/recreation therapy (TR/RT). To be published the material must be (a) germane to the topic of TR/RT; (b) theoretically or empirically based with practical TR/RT implications; and (c) substantive in the sense of proposing, discovering, or replicating knowledge in the field of TR/RT. All material should adhere to the manuscript preparation guidelines that are outlined in each issue of TRJ, current edition of the APA Publication Manuscript.


  • TRJ is indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).
  • Citations from the ESCI are included in the citation counts - Journal Citation Reports.
  • TRJ is discoverable via Web of Science with an identical indexing process to any other indexed journal, with full citation counts, author information and other enrichment.
  • Articles in ESCI-indexed journals are included in an author’s h-index calculation, and in analysis conducted on Web of Science data or related products, such as InCites.

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