Annual in Therapeutic Recreation - Volume 31 Call for Papers - deadline extended


Call for Papers
Annual in Therapeutic Recreation –Volume

Deadline for Volume 31: deadline extended to February 14, 2024

The American Therapeutic Recreation Association is pleased to invite the submission of manuscripts for Volume 31 of the Annual in Therapeutic Recreation, the official research journal of the association. The purpose of the Annual is to further advance the body of knowledge of the therapeutic recreation profession by creating new knowledge and understandings in practice and in education. The Annual publishes a wide range of original, peer-reviewed articles such as:

  • Evidence-based practice/Empirical studies
  • Systematic reviews
  • Application of theories or models to practice and education
  • Program or service evaluations/Case studies
  • Methodological reviews
  • Current issues and trends in service delivery or education
  • Innovations in service delivery or education
  • Practice protocols

Anonymous Review

The editor(s) will accept for anonymous review unpublished manuscripts suitable for the Annual. While a manuscript is under review, it may not be submitted to another journal. Typical review time is four weeks. Authors must prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.) and submit a cover letter indicating the type of manuscript being submitted (e.g., brief report, conceptual, research). Manuscripts submitted without a cover letter and not adhering to the APA manual will be returned to the authors without review.

How to Submit

To submit your manuscript for the ATRA Annual in TR, you will need to go to Sagamore-Venture’s website (http:// and register as an author for the Therapeutic Recreation Journal (TRJ). If you are already registered as an author for TRJ, log into your account on the Sagamore/TRJ website. In your “My Journals” section, click on the [New Submission] for the Therapeutic Recreation Journal.  The next page will have a drop down menu for Section-choose "ATRA Annual." This will make sure the your manuscript gets directed to the ATRA Annual co-editors to be considered in this review process.  The ATRA Annual will be published as the fourth quarter issue of TRJ. The Author Guidelines,, present the submission steps, APA examples, and Sagamore-Venture’s publishing policies.


Jessie L. Bennett, PhD, CTRS/L -

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