About the Australian Journal of Music Therapy

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The Australian Journal of Music Therapy (AJMT) is the flagship publication for the Australian Music Therapy Association.  Launched in 1990, it is an international, peer reviewed journal with a dual focus on empirical research and rigorous reports of clinical advances. As of 2016 it is an open access, online journal.

Local Issues, worldwide application

AJMT has a commitment to publishing the work of authors from Australasia and the Asia-Pacific Rim.  AJMT champions diverse voices. The topics of interest to music therapists are shared across the world. The AJMT team promotes cultural identity and cross-cultural understanding. 

Promoting early authorship through rigorous review 

AJMT welcomes early career authors. Our reviewers expect the highest quality reporting, but pursue this via supportive and generous critiques.

Online production 

In 2016, AJMT moved to an open access online model at austmta.org.au This web-based format increases the speed of production after acceptance. The open access readership will enhance the range of people accessing articles. There will be no author fees for publication. 

Instructions for authors

Please see the page Instructions for authors.  Click here.


The Australian Journal of Music Therapy ISSN 1036 - 9457

AJMT is currently indexed in PsycINFO; Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL); EBSCO Music Index and RILM; Proquest International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP); Australian Medical Index.

Contact information

The Australian Journal of Music Therapy is published online annually by the Australian Music Therapy Association, Inc..

For further information please contact the Editor at ajmt@austmta.org.au.

Or via the AMTA National Office. Email: info@austmta.org.au  Website: www.austmta.org.au


News - 3/9/2020
AMTA invites applications for the position of Editor of the Australian Journal of Music Therapy