So, what are "core journals?"
Core journals refer to the journals within a given specialty that are the most important ones for that specialty. They are frequently among the most well-known journals: the most often read, consulted, or cited by other researchers, educators, and practitioners within that specialty.
HINT: Core journals are also good journals for students to consult who are looking for research articles in a given speciality!
These are the core 9 journals for the field of occupational therapy as identified in a 2010 JMLA article (Journal of the Medical Library Association), entitled: "Mapping the Literature of Occupational Therapy: An Update" by author Jonathan Potter, MLS, MA. An additional 120 journals were identified as "moderately important." Potter concluded: "Occupational therapy is a multidisciplinary field with a strong core identity and an increasingly diverse literature."
Core journals are listed alphabetically below. Links lead to journal access through FGCU Library, if available. Any information in quotes is direct from the journal's official website.