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Recruiting for Associate Editor

Nordic Journal of Music Therapy

30 June 2023

About the role

The Nordic Journal of Music Therapy (NJMT) warmly invites applicants for the position of Associate Editor (AE). As an AE, you will join a dynamic, international team of editors and our international publisher to coordinate peer review of manuscripts and to contribute to the development of the journal, in close collaboration with the Editor-in-Chief. This role includes initial evaluation of new submissions, selecting and inviting external peer reviewers, managing the review process, and working with the Editor-in-Chief on review decisions. The NJMT editorial team meet 3-4 times a year either through video conferencing or in person at international music therapy conferences. We expect AEs to agree with the journal's mission (published on our website) and to uphold a professional commitment to social justice issues. We encourage applications by scholars from diverse and under-represented groups in research and publications.

The work of AEs for NJMT is voluntary. We offer a 4-year term, which can be renewed once. Time commitment is flexible, but the AE needs to be willing and able to reserve enough time to work with manuscripts to ensure a smooth, timely, and high-quality peer review process. Working as an AE of NJMT is a rewarding learning experience, on a team where collaborative spirit and mutual learning are valued and emphasised. NJMT publishes five issues a year, both in print and online.


About the journal

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The Nordic Journal of Music Therapy is an international, peer-reviewed journal committed to expanding knowledge and discourse about music therapy in contexts such as health care, education, neuroscience, musicology, and societal change. By publishing empirical and theoretical research, systematic reviews, perspectives on practice, and philosophical discussions on music therapy as well as reviews of recently published books in the field, the journal provides a forum to advance the understanding of how music therapy contributes to the health, education, development, wellbeing and enrichment of people.

As a recognised scholarly publication established in 1992, the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy showcases a broad spectrum of ideas and approaches in therapy, practice, research, theory, and professional issues. Advancing the field's evidence base and encouraging multicultural, meta-theoretical and philosophical perspectives and reflections are at the core of the journal's mission.

The Nordic Journal of Music Therapy is published in collaboration with GAMUT – The Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre (NORCE Norwegian Research Centre and University of Bergen). Initially based on a collaboration between the music therapy communities in Nordic and Baltic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania), the journal is now guided by a broad international editorial team and advisory board. It offers a platform for dialogue amongst global researchers and practitioners in music therapy, health care, and beyond.

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Key Skills and Attributes

  • Expertise in research methodology
  • A track record of music therapy publications in a variety of peer-reviewed journals
  • Substantial experience as a peer reviewer, preferably for a variety of journals
  • Proficiency in scholarly writing in English

Application Instructions

If you are interested in becoming an AE for NJMT, please e-mail your CV and a 1-page statement of interest describing your qualifications, areas of expertise in practice and research methodology, and motivation for this position via the link below.



The journal is committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion within its editorial team and decision making processes. All applications will be treated as strictly confidential, and each will be judged on its merits without bias for seniority of institutional affiliation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics.

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