SAGE Publishing today announces that it is to begin publishing the British Journal of Music Therapy, the flagship journal of the British Association for Music Therapy, the professional body for music therapy in the UK.
A peer-reviewed journal for music therapists and other professionals interested in all aspects of music therapy, the British Journal of Music Therapy publishes original articles or essays that have direct relevance within the field. The journal encourages a variety of perspectives and approaches in its content; from research studies, to professional or political issues, e.g. training, employment or ethical issues, and historical reviews.
British Journal of Music Therapy co-editor Tessa Watson remarked:
“Beginning publication with SAGE Publishing is the start of a new era for the British Journal of Music Therapy, one that we are sure will ensure that growth and expansion of the journal for years to come. Working together with the British Association for Music Therapy and SAGE, we are excited to develop the reach and impact of the journal within the field of music therapy, providing a key forum for discussion and debate.”
Ben Saul, Chair of British Association of Music Therapy Trustees commented:
“The British Journal of Music Therapy is set to be a vital space for practitioners, as well as those interested more generally in music therapy, to debate, discuss and consider new and emerging methods within the field. We look forward to working together with SAGE, a global publisher with a strong reputation of disseminating high-quality content, and the journal’s editorial board in order to maximize the impact of the journal.”
SAGE Publishing’s Editorial Director Karen Phillips, additionally commented:
“We are delighted to welcome the British Journal of Music Therapy to our growing portfolio of psychology journals. At SAGE Publishing a key part of our mission is to support new and emerging fields of research. Working in association with the British Association for Music Therapy and the journal’s editorial board, we look forward to sharing the journals innovative research to inform a global community of researchers, academics, therapists, as well as other professionals and seeing the impact in the field of psychology more widely.”
Find out more about the journal here.