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Special Issue: Expanding Borders and Boundaries

Deadline: 10 July 2019

Editorial Information

Lead Editor:
Haley Toll, MA, RCAT, CCC, RP (inactive), Edmonton, Canada




Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal

The Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal invites you to submit diverse research articles to our upcoming open issue. Our journal is seeking to publish articles that extend and expand the theme of mending to include concepts of the unbound. The journal is looking for manuscripts that address multidisciplinary research and interprofessional collaborations, innovative approaches to participatory and transformative research and practice, Anti-Oppressive Practices, international collaborations, and Indigenous Research methodologies (among other topics). We invite art therapy authors to critically look at the relationship between and beyond our national, academic, practice, and individual boundaries and borders.

We invite authors to submit research articles on the following themes:

  • Art therapy expanding borders and boundaries
  • Collaborative practices between art therapists, participants, and other professionals
  • Art therapy practice and research informed by post-colonial, feminist, Anti-Oppressive Practice, and Critical Race Theory, and Critical Indigenous Theory
  • Art therapy in participatory community research and projects
  • Art(s)-based and transformative research
  • Reflexive art therapy and autoethnography
  • Innovative arts modalities in art therapy practice, education, and research
  • Eco-art therapy and art therapy in the environment
  • New technologies and art therapy
  • Art therapy and Indigenous research and teachings
  • International and intercultural art therapy
  • Art therapy collaborations with Arts in Medicine, Health, and Wellbeing initiatives
  • Art therapy informing public policy and community development

Deadline: July 10th, 2019

Helping you Publish your Research

We aim to make publishing with Taylor & Francis a rewarding experience for all our authors. Please visit our Author Services website for more information and guidance, and do contact us if there is anything we can help with!

Types of Articles

Our journal accepts diverse forms of research from our authors that are guided by our Ethical Standards of Practice, including:

  • Art Therapy Research Articles: Articles that have a clear research methodological base and theoretical orientation. Length: 2000-4000 words, including photographs.
  • Art Therapy in Practice: Practical applications and tools of art therapy practice, based in contemporary literature and a theoretical orientation. Length: 2000-3000 words, including photographs.
  • Art Therapy Approaches: Theoretical contemplations and inquiries based on historical and contemporary research Length: 2000-3000 words, including photographs.
  • Soundings: Perspectives, opinions, proposals, and artistic responses. This research must also include theoretical orientation and relevant literature. Length: 2000 words including photographs.

For more information, please see: https://www.canadianarttherapy.org/submissions/


Submission Instructions

Please submit your manuscript to the journal’s editorial manager system: https://www.editorialmanager.com/ucat/default.aspx

Submissions should be sent in MS Word format and be blinded for peer review. Submissions should not include headers or footers or any other types of special formatting. All parts of the manuscript should be typewritten, double-spaced, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Number manuscript pages consecutively throughout the paper. Each article should be summarized in an abstract between 100 and 250 words. Avoid abbreviations, diagrams, and reference to the text in the abstract. References, citations, and general style of manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, sixth edition (APA Format).

For more information on submission guidelines, see: https://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=ucat20&page=instructions

Note that the Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal also accepts submissions on an ongoing basis for upcoming publications.

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