Saturday, November 26, 2011

7 Days of AMTA Conference Wrap-up: Journals

I went to the information session given jointly by the editors for the Journal of Music Therapy and Music Therapy Perspectives.  Dr. Sherri Robb and Dr. Anthony Meadows were extremely informative about the direction they will be taking the journals and what to look for in changes to the submission guidelines.  

One of the main changes in the pipeline is the conversion to an on-line submission format through a soon to be announced new website!  The editors believe that this will elevate the status of the journals in comparison to other scientific publications that have already moved to on-line submission formats.  The current submission guidelines are here.

The editors also described an openness to both qualitative and quantitative research as long as the methods and modes of inquiry are solidly put together.  They explained the review process and indicated that there will now be an independent statistician to review quantitative research.  The journals may also collaborate with each other in the future on occasion to bring readers similar themes or focus areas of research.      


1 comment:

  1. Interesting! I wondered what changes might be coming. Thank you for sharing these insights.


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