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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

BJMT Editors celebrating the online launch with SAGE at the BAMT conference in April 2016

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.