Writing for the OT Blog

The OT Blog is the new home of learnings and experiences from across occupational therapy, offering members and staff a platform to share their stories. The blog is the place to share evergreen insights and advice—seeking to be relevant to people working beyond the specific domain or topics covered.

OT Blog Submission Guidelines

  • Articles can run from 500 to 1,000+ words 
    • Articles should be written for a national audience, and offer learnings that will be relevant beyond the publication date
    • The tone of the article should be clear, confident and approachable—think ‘smart casual’
    • Ensure you (and ideally another peer) have proof-read the article so that it is free from error
  • Multiple sub-headings are encouraged to help structure the article
  • If relevant, please supply a photo or two with captions
    • If people are included, first seek their permission to publish the photo
    • Ensure photos are as high-resolution as possible (i.e. no less than 1,000 pixels on the long side) 
  • Include a brief ‘About the Author’ section at the end of the article
    • One to two sentences that offer an overview/background of the author
  • Include references where possible
    • Footnotes (i.e. Chicago style) are the preferred style, with superscripted numbers used for in-text citations
  • OTA reserves editorial oversight to approve articles and edit for clarity

To float an idea, ask a question or submit an article, please email: digitalcomms@otaus.com.au

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