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The Journal of Music Therapy

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Journal of Music Therapy website at Oxford University Press

A forum for authoritative articles of current music therapy research and theory, including book reviews and guest editorials. An index appears in issue four of each volume. ISSN #0022-2917

Subscriptions to the Journal of Music Therapy are now available for the current and upcoming year.  For subscription rate information and to subscribe to the Journal of Music Therapy, please contact AMTA's partner in publishing, Oxford Universtiy Press,  http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/jmt/access_purchase/price_list.html

Mission Statement
The Journal of Music Therapy (JMT) is a forum for authoritative articles of current music therapy research and theory, including book reviews and guest editorials. Its mission is as follows:

The Journal of Music Therapy seeks to advance research, theory, and practice in music therapy through the dissemination of scholarly work. Its mission is to promote scholarly activity in music therapy and to foster the development and understanding of music therapy and music-based interventions. To this end, the journal publishes all types of research, including quantitative, qualitative, historical, philosophical, theoretical, and musical, and may include discipline, profession, and foundational research topics. The journal strives to present a variety of research approaches and topics, to promote critical inquiry, and to serve as a resource and forum for researchers, educators, and clinicians in music therapy and related professions.

Journal Content
The Journal of Music Therapy publishes only the very best of what is submitted and includes articles concerning the psychology of music, applied music therapy techniques, perception of music, and effects of music on human behavior. All papers for publication are selected on the basis of their quality and contribution to existing knowledge. About 30% of submitted manuscripts are accepted for publication and include but are not limited to qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methodologies; historical, descriptive, philosophical, or experimental designs; and integrative reviews, meta-analysis or meta-synthesis. Individual case studies or studies with very small numbers of subjects are rarely published; however, an extremely innovative case study may be accepted due to its unique contribution to knowledge. Conversely, articles of any type which do not advance the science and practice of music therapy are not accepted.

Journal of Music Therapy AMTA Member Access Portal

Journal of Music Therapy Online Member Access

AMTA's journals will be open to the public on a "sneak peek" basis until January 31, 2014.  After that, only subscribers and current AMTA members may access and search the online journals.  For member access, go to www.musictherapy.org and log in with your current member email address and password.  Then go to Research>AMTA Journals and Publications and select the "Member Access Portal" link for your desired journal.  This is the member portal to AMTA's music therapy journals at Oxford University Press.  Just one more click on the link in the access portal and you will be directed to the journal page.   Alternatively, you can use the Quick Links for each journal on the AMTA home page.  As a member, you must enter the journal site through AMTA's website first to gain full access.

Contributions to the Journal of Music Therapy

Please submit manuscripts and submission letters electronically using AMTA's online submission program at the URL/link below.  AMTA's online submission system is ScholarOne located at:

http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jmt

Please review all Instructions for Authors before submitting. 

Should you have any difficulties with your online submission, please contact via email:

Sheri L. Robb, Editor
Indiana University School of Nursing
1111 Middle Drive, NU492A
Indianapolis, IN 46202

shrobb@iu.edu


Music Therapy Perspectives

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Designed to appeal to a wide readership, both inside and outside the profession of music therapy. Articles focus on music therapy practice, as well as academics and administration. ISSN #0734-6875

Subscriptions to Music Therapy Perspectives are now available for the current and upcoming year!  For subscription rate information and to subscribe to Music Therapy Perspectives, please contact AMTA's partner in publishing, Oxford University Press, www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/mtp/access_purchase/price_list.html

Mission Statement
Music Therapy Perspectives seeks to promote the development of music therapy clinical practice through the dissemination of scholarly work. It publishes all forms of reports that have implications for music therapy practice including clinically-focused research reports, innovative developments, case studies, educational research, and theoretical articles. With a focus on clinical benefits of music therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives strives to serve as a resource and forum for music therapists, music therapy students and educators, and those in related professions.

Objectives
Music Therapy Perspectives seeks to:

  • Speak to the direct clinical and professional experiences of practicing music therapists, and in so doing advance the profession.
  • Include information useful to music therapists, music therapy students, and professionals interested in the therapeutic uses of music.
  • Address issues related to the supervision of music therapy students and the supervision of music therapists in both professional and advanced practice.
  • Include articles addressing the education and training of music therapists.
  • Address ethical concepts and issues as they pertain to music therapy education, training, research and professional practice.

Journal Content
Music Therapy Perspectives focuses on scholarly articles in the following areas:

  • Music therapy models, methods and practices that reflect broad theoretical perspectives reflective of the AMTA Standards of Clinical Practice (professional and advanced).
  • Information useful to clinical training directors, educators and administrators
  • Discussions, commentaries and analyses of professional issues related to music therapy practice, such as ethics and licensure.
  • Qualitative research consistent with the mission and objectives of the journal.
  • Quantitative research, consistent with the mission and objectives of the journal, with small sample sizes that may serve as a foundation for larger research studies suitable for the Journal of Music Therapy and other relevant music therapy journals.
  • Pilot projects that reflect new areas of clinical practice.
  • Case Studies.
  • Analyses of literature that expand clinical practice knowledge.
  • Book Reviews.

Music Therapy Perspectives - AMTA Member Access Portal

Music Therapy Perspectives Online Member Access

AMTA's journals will be open to the public on a "sneak peek" basis until January 31, 2014.  After that, only subscribers and current AMTA members may access and search the online journals.  For member access, go to www.musictherapy.org and log in with your current member email address and password.  Then go to Research>AMTA Journals and Publications and select the "Member Access Portal" link for your desired journal.  This is the member portal to AMTA's music therapy journals at Oxford University Press.  Just one more click on the link in the access portal and you will be directed to the journal page.   Alternatively, you can use the Quick Links for each journal on the AMTA home page.  As a member, you must enter the journal site through AMTA's website first to gain full access.

Contributions to Music Therapy Perspectives

Please submit manuscripts and submission letters electronically using AMTA's online submission program at the URL/link below.  AMTA's online submission system is ScholarOne located at:

http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mtp

Please review all Instructions for Authors before submitting. 

Should you have any difficulties with your online submission, please contact via email:

Anthony Meadows PhD MT-BC
Editor, Music Therapy Perspectives
Immaculata University
ameadows@immaculata.edu
(610) 647 4400 x3159


Music Therapy Matters

MTMmastheadAn in-house newsletter focusing on AMTA business and activities, current happenings in the allied health field, employment trends and opportunities, and topical items of general interest about music therapy. Special features of the newsletter include public education and government relations columns on a regular basis.

This on-line newsletter is provided to all current AMTA members as a benefit of membership in AMTA.  For information on membership or subscribing, please contact the AMTA National Office at (301) 589-3300 or info@musictherapy.org. Archives of past on-line issues can be found in the AMTA Member Area.

Music Therapy Matters Submission Guidelines

Music Therapy Matters is a quarterly publication that welcomes article submissions and brief announcements from and for AMTA members. 

Article submissions will be reviewed by the Editor and AMTA Executive Director and considered for inclusion based on available space and relevance to the music therapy profession and circulation of Music Therapy Matters.  Submissions may be edited for content, grammar, and length.

To submit an item for the Announcements Page, please write a brief paragraph of no more than 50 words describing your event or announcement.  To be considered for publication, your announcement of 50 words or less must be written in paragraph form and submitted by the dates indicated below.  Flyers, conference programs, registration forms, or larger pieces of text sent without preparation will not be considered. 

Please submit your text via fax, email or postal mail to:
Music Therapy Matters Editor
8455 Colesville Road, Suite 1000
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Fax: 301-589-5175
Email:  Matters@musictherapy.org

Please note that while every effort will be made to include all submissions received, announcements will be published on a space-available basis.  To guarantee inclusion of an announcement, please see advertising rates and information.  All submissions may be edited for content, grammar and length.  Publication dates are subject to change. 

 


 Music Therapy ENews

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Music Therapy ENews is an electronic newsletter published by the American Music Therapy Association which brings timely information on music therapy to its subscribers, relevant to the profession of music therapy. Enews subscription is free and available to all. Music Therapy ENews is hosted through Yahoo! Groups, a free email group service.

Text-only announcements and advertisements can be purchased.  See the About Music Therapy & AMTA>Support Music Therapy>Advertise in AMTA Publications tab for details.

 

For more information and to subscribe, click here


Other Publications

In addition to the above publications, AMTA periodically publishes monographs such asthe monograph series Effective Clinical Practice in Music Therapy, Music in Special Education, Music Therapy and Premature Infants or Music Therapy in Pediatric Healthcare. AMTA also produces videos such as Music Therapy & Medicine: Partnerships in Care. Back issues of music therapy journals are available as well as products and informational brochures about the music therapy profession. Please see our Online Store for more information.

 


Imagine, early childhood newsletter 2010, 2011 & 2012

imagine2013Imagine (formerly the AMTA Early Childhood Newsletter) is the first annual online magazine dedicated to early childhood music therapy, sponsored by the American Music Therapy Association in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Offered as a part of AMTA’s Early Childhood Network to bring reports, reviews, ideas, commentaries, news, and announcements on current developments and issues related to early childhood music therapy to music therapists working with young children and colleagues from related fields.

Click here to explore and read archived issues.

Browse the imagine archive using an innovative viewing mode. Learn about our AMTA early childhood network opportunities, international perspectives on early childhood music therapy, and the "imagine" editorial team. Be part of future issues by reading the guidelines for authors and submitting your paper.

 


Back Issues of AMTA Journals

Back issues of any of the Journal of Music Therapy and Music Therapy Perspectives can be found on the respective journal's website and may be downloaded for a fee. Please see link for each journal above and click on "Browse the Archives."

 


Music Therapy

Music Therapy was the official publication of the American Association for Music Therapy (AAMT) and was published annually from 1981 to 1996. The goal of the journal Music Therapy was to reflect a wide diversity of clinical, research and educational issues concerning the profession of music therapy during the years it was published. Now provided here for archival purposes, contributors to Music Therapy were practicing clinicians, music therapy educators, and professionals deeply involved in their organizations and dedicated to the enhancement of the music therapy profession.

In 1998, the American Association for Music Therapy (founded in 1971) merged with its sister organization, the National Association for Music Therapy (founded in 1950) to form the American Music Therapy Association or AMTA and publication of Music Therapy ceased. However, research in music therapy continues to this day and current research can be found in the AMTA journals Journal of Music Therapy and Music Therapy Perspectives. AMTA is committed to the advancement of the public's awareness of the benefits of music therapy and to increasing access to quality music therapy services. AMTA also provides education, training, professional standards, credentials, and research in support of the music therapy profession.