The British Journal of Music Therapy
Published twice a year, the British Journal of Music Therapy is a peer-reviewed journal for music therapists and other professionals interested in all aspects of music therapy.
The BJMT publishes original articles or essays that have direct relevance to the field of music therapy. The Editors will consider full-length articles for publication but also shorter less formal contributions such as essays, case studies and responses to articles. Prospective contributors are always welcome to contact the Editorial Team in order to discuss their ideas.
We also welcome reviews of published material (1,500-3,500 words) such as books, CDs and videos. Prospective book reviewers should contact the Editorial Team describing their areas of expertise and interest.
The back inside cover of the journal contains details for authors considering submitting an article. These are also included on this webpage as a PDF. Authors may also contact the Editors directly at BJMTEds@bamt.org
Exciting Journal News for 2016
We have recently reach a landmark for the Journal with
Volume 29/2 being the last print-only edition. Encouraged by the membership and
with the full support of BAMT and its Trustees, from 2016 onwards it will also
be published online.
To the Journal readers who are members of BAMT little will
change. The printed editions will drop through your letter boxes twice a year
as before. For researchers and students searches will result in all articles
published in this Journal appearing amongst those of other online Journals. It
is particularly useful that all the back issues will be included. Prospective
authors will submit their manuscripts through Sage’s online process. Many will
already be accustomed to doing this and new writers will find it
straightforward. Alongside prompt
acknowledgements and opportunities to track progress of articles in the system,
the Editors hope to retain the personal contact and advisory element that have
previously been offered.
Before the first of the 2016 Journals is published we have
another BAMT Conference to look forward to. In April 2016 this will take place
in Glasgow. We look forward to seeing some you at the launch of BJMT with SAGE
at the conference.
With the title ‘Re-Visioning our Voice: Resourcing music
therapy for contemporary needs’ the aim is to ‘reconsider music therapy’s
voice, values, currencies and public profile’. In volume 28/2 BJMT included the keynote presentations of
the previous BAMT conference. We would like to invite those presenting in
Glasgow to consider later submission of their papers in the form of an article
for a future edition of this Journal.