Editorial Board Members needed for

Journal of Poetry Therapy

01 September 2024

About the role

Journal of Poetry Therapy is currently looking to expand its current editorial board. We welcome applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds and disciplines who have an interest in the use of the literary arts in therapeutic, educational, and community-building capacities. Editorial Board Member are expected to attend annual board meetings and review no more than 3 manuscripts per year.

If accepted as an editorial board member, we will add you to our ScholarOne peer review system and provide free access to the journal during your tenure.

Becoming an editorial board member is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you have the opportunity to build your own networks, develop and promote the research in your field, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.

About the journal

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The Journal of Poetry Therapy (JPT) , sponsored by the National Association for Poetry Therapy, is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal committed to the publication of original articles concerned with the use of the literary arts in therapeutic, educational, and community-building capacities. The purview of the JPT includes the use of bibliotherapy, journal therapy, creative writing, narrative, lyrics, storytelling, and metaphor in human service settings. Research (qualitative and quantitative) , practice (clinical and education), theoretical, and literary studies are emphasized. The intended audience of JPT includes those in the allied helping professions and education, as well as those in literary/artistic fields with a concern toward promoting growth and healing through language, symbol, and story.

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Application Instructions

Applications should include your CV and a cover letter.

Your cover letter should be no longer than one page and include:

  • Where you believe the field is going, and the journal’s place within it
  • How you would work in partnership with the Editor

For any questions please contact the Editor at [email protected].


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.