TRJ Special Issue: Call for Papers

2023-11-27

Special Issue: Call for Papers

Interprofessional Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy Practices and Education: Focus on Health and Quality of Life

Submission Dates:

Proposal: February 15, 2024

Manuscript: May 15, 2024

Publication: Issue 1 or 2 TRJ 2025

There is a need to advance interprofessional education and practice in therapeutic recreation/recreational therapy (TR/RT) and support the therapeutic recreation profession’s engagement in the global imperative to improve education and health outcomes (Khalili, et al., 2021). As a profession that promotes optimal health and quality of life, we are essential to the interprofessional team (Anderson & Heyne, 2021). For this special issue, we invite manuscripts from colleagues and (TR/RT) professionals with a focus on:

  • Innovative Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP) involving TR/RT in collaboration with other professions
  • Conceptual papers highlighting the essential role of TR/RT on interdisciplinary teams in diverse settings
  • Role of International Classification of Function (ICF) in collaboration with other professions
  • Role of Intersectionality theory within ICF to assist in collaboration with other professions
  • Interprofessional Education among TR/RT curricula/programs—opportunities and challenges
  • Integration of interprofessional competencies into fieldwork and interprofessional TR/RT education 
  • TR/RT student perspectives of interprofessional education and practice 
  • Interprofessional collaborative practices and initiatives in various TR/RT practice settings 
  • Innovative collaborative research, practices, and education during health emergencies
  • Academic/Community partnerships affecting education and health outcomes
  • Strategies linking education and practice to improve health and education outcomes—National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (NexusIPE™)
  • Evaluation models of interprofessional collaboration and education
  • Collegial developed healthcare case studies supporting TR/RT
  • Practice perspectives describing effective interprofessional TR/RT practices
  • Administrative support of Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice in TR/RT 

Submissions

All papers are submitted electronically. 

To submit a paper, please go to http://js.sagamorepub.com/trj. All submitted articles should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition, and the Therapeutic Recreation Journal guidelines. Submission steps, APA, and author guidelines are found online: https://js.sagamorepub.com/trj/about/submissions.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Authors of accepted manuscripts will be requested to submit 10 multiple-choice questions and three objectives for their respective manuscripts.

Proposal 

(one 250-300 word paragraph): Due February 15, 2024 by email to Editor-in-Chief detailing:

  • Purpose of manuscript
  • Rationale/justification/relevance to topic
  • Type of manuscript (conceptual, theoretical; qualitative, quantitative, mixed-methods research; brief report; intervention/protocol; practice perspective/case study, systematic literature review)
  • Author(s) and relationship/topic expertise (contact information)

Editor-in-Chief

Marcia Jean Carter, Re.D., CPRP, CTRS, FDRT, FALS

E-mail: mj-carter2@wiu.edu

References 

Anderson, L., & Heyne, L. (2021). Therapeutic Recreation: A Strengths Approach (2nd ed.). Sagamore-Venture.

Khalili, H., Breitbach, A., Jensen, G., King, S., Maxwell, B., Nickol, D., Pfeifle, A., & Gilbert, J., (2021). Global leadership in IPECP research: An intro to co-creation of best practice guidelines. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, 24 (online June 2021) 100445. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xjep.2021.100445. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).