Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Music and Medicine is a new interdisciplinary journal that will be an integrative forum for clinical practice and research related to music interventions and applications of clinical music strategies in medicine. Each peer reviewed issue will offer original articles, case studies, editorial commentaries, and interviews from clinical medicine, the neurosciences, behavioral sciences, nursing, and social work that translate music, music psychology, music cognition, music neurology, and music therapy into scientifically valid clinical applications. Music and Medicine’s goal is to bring together information that is currently scattered across many disciplines throughout many publications.

Among the topics that the journal will cover are:

  • Analgesia and Music Sedation
  • Brain Music Approaches
  • Cancer Care: Active and Receptive Music Approaches
  • Cardiology and Rhythm
  • Clinical Improvisation in Health and Disease
  • Dementia, Stroke and Music Memory
  • Environmental ICU Music
  • Infant Stimulation
  • Integrative Music Medicine
  • Medical Conditions and Treatment of Musicians
  • Medical Music Psychotherapy
  • Mood Disorders and Music Psychology
  • Music and Culture in Medicine
  • Music Health and Well Being
  • Music in Transition: NICU, Hospice to End of Life
  • Music in Surgery: Pre-op to post-op
  • Music in Traumatic Response and Injury
  • Neurologic Music Approaches
  • Pain and Palliative Medical Music Strategies
  • Psychosocial Music Interventions
  • Respiratory Music Advances: Asthma, CF, COPD
  • Song, Sound and Resonance in Mind-Body Medicine
  • Stress Response and Music Relaxation
  • Vibration and Toning in Medicine

Articles that emphasize the cultural implications of music in medicine in research/practice, as well as articles that discuss how to build and develop  effective programs will be highlighted. Music and Medicinealso will feature Personal Opinion Papers and Reviews of Controversial Topics and Practices (for example, brain music therapy or music healing).

 

Section Policies

Editorial

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Letters to the Editors

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Comments

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Full Length Articles

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Clinical Reports

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Brief Reports

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Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analysis

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Introduction

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The Florence Tyson Memorial Keynote Lecture

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Production Editor’s Note

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Book Review

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Review

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Country Feature

Editors
  • Joanne Loewy
  • Ralph Spintge
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Tribute

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Personal Communication

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Conference 2016

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Reflection

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Commentary

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Peer Review Process

All submissions will be peer reviewed by anonymous reviewers, including members of the distinguished, multidisciplinary editorial board. Music and Medicine aims for submissions to receive initial review within 2 months of receipt. Authors may be asked to submit subsequent revision rounds prior to final acceptance. Once a submission is accepted, authors will be asked to complete a Contributor Publishing Agreement.