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TRPR Journal of TRO v13

Call for Papers

Deadline for submission: September 30, 2017

The Therapeutic Recreation: Practice and Research (TRPR) - Journal of TRO is a platform for both practitioners and researchers to discuss therapeutic recreation (TR) practice and research happening in the TR profession in Ontario and across Canada. Across the country, TR researchers and practitioners in Canada continue to work together to critically reflect on their practices and engage in research to transform the field of TR. Alongside these shifts, Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO) continues to work to make research more accessible to practitioners, students, and people with whom we work. The journals' goal is to reach practitioners across Canada and encourage them to become more involved in research in our field. We actively promote, support, and encourage diverse theoretical frameworks, methodologies, and practices.

We aspire to be the premiere TR journal in Canada aimed at inspiring innovations in knowledge, thought, and social justice. To accomplish this, we are committed to being a resource that builds capacity, knowledge, and collaboration to inform practice, research, education, and advocacy in TR.


In TR practice, research, and education, the TRPR Journal will:

  • publish high quality, innovative papers for sharing TR knowledge;
  • bridge diverse interests and perspectives across all stakeholders  of TR;
  • inspire and embrace creative ways to critically reflect on, advance, and disseminate a multiplicity of TR perspectives; and
  • stimulate continuous development of TR research to comply with TRO’s Research Standard of Practice.

Since its establishment in 2003, the journal of TRO (formally known as the TRO Research Annual) has involved collaboration between TRO and the department of Recreation and Leisure Studies department at the University of Waterloo (uWaterloo). Editors consisted of Adrienne Gilbert, Sherry Dupuis, Susan Arai, Leeann Ferries and co-editors, Carrie Briscoe and Kimberly Lopez. Previous volumes have also been edited by Shannon Hebblethwaite, a faculty member from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec and Colleen Whyte, a faculty member at Brock University. The current Editor of TRPR - Journal of TRO is Kimberly Lyons. 


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We invite practitioners, students, and researchers to write about issues, experiences, and examples of innovative programs, interventions, or practices in TR service delivery that would be of interest to TR practitioner.


To support engagement in the spirit of research, the TRPR Journal of Therapeutic Recreation Ontario invites authors to submit empirical and conceptual research papers with relevance to the field of TR. Research papers are written to communicate information about research studies being conducted and encourages further initiatives in research.

All manuscripts should include the following:

  • Title page: Include the title of your manuscript plus all author names, titles, institutional affiliations, and current contact information.
  • Biography: Maximum 60 words per contributor.
  • Abstract: Maximum 250 words. Also include 5-6 keywords that best describe content of your article.
  • Length of manuscript: Normally, the maximum number of pages including references is 15.
  • Formatting: Type manuscripts in Microsoft Word, Times New Roman (font size of 12), double-spaced, with 1-inch margins on all four sides. Tables must be original (created in your WORD document, or able to be edited in WORD), figures must be of high quality (i.e., jpg file, high dpi).
  • Citations and Referencing: Please follow the guidelines laid out in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition guidelines for the text, labeling tables and figures, citations, and references. A tutorial of the 6th edition is available online at: http://www.apastyle.org/learn/tutorials/basics-tutorial.aspx

For more detail, please download the Call for Papers 2018 above.

While manuscripts are accepted based on the judgment of our editor and associate editors, we make significant effort to work with authors to move their visions and insights into publication. No payment is made for articles published in the TRPR Journal of Therapeutic Recreation Ontario.

Submit your manuscript as an attachment by email to

Kim Lyons (Editor) at: trojournal@uwaterloo.ca


Deadline for Submission for Volume 13

September 30, 2017


Manuscript Comment Tables

To structure feedback, the editorial team uses manuscript comment tables when reviewing submissions. The comment table used will differ based on the type (research or practice) of paper submitted. You can access the manuscript comment tables here to see what editors will be looking for once a paper is received.  

Manuscript Comment Tables

Other Resources 

New to writing? The following resources are designed to demystify the process.

Perceived Barriers

Author-Editor feedback process and timeline

Examples of comments made during review process

Previous author testimonials

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