Nordic Journal of Music Therapy Call for New Associate Editor

Nordic Journal of Music Therapy

The Nordic Journal of Music Therapy (NJMT) invites applicants for a position as Associate Editor (AE). The new AE 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 Editors-in-Chief. This includes initial evaluation of new submissions, selecting and inviting external peer reviewers, managing the review process, and working with the Editors-in-Chief on review decisions (for details, see Gold, 2016). NJMT editors meet 3-4 times a year to discuss manuscripts submitted for review, either through online video linkup or in person at international music therapy conferences. We expect AEs to agree with the journal's mission and to uphold a professional commitment to social justice issues.

Required qualifications:

  • Expertise in research methodology;
  • A track record of music therapy publications in a variety of peer-reviewed journals;
  • Significant experience as a peer reviewer, preferably for a variety of journals across disciplines.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Methodological expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methods;
  • Experience as a journal editor.

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. With an Impact Factor of 2.355, NJMT is ranked 5th of 69 journals in Rehabilitation according to Journal Citation Reports 2017.

Application Procedure

If you are interested in becoming an AE for NJMT, please e-mail your CV and a 1-page statement of interest explaining your qualifications and motivation for this position to NJMT Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Joke Bradt at, before 31 December, 2018. Applications will be evaluated by an international, interdisciplinary panel of experienced journal editors.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Joke Bradt and Christian Gold, for the team of Editors



Gold, C. (2016). Seven steps to authors' heaven, or: Why does it take so long for my manuscript to be reviewed? Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 25 (1), 1-4. doi: 10.1080/08098131.2016.1113369