Strategies for success in peer-reviewed publications: Insights from the NJMT editorial team

Orii McDermott, Grace Thompson, Beth Pickard, Joke Bradt, Maren Metell, Bolette Beck, Imogen Clark, Monika Geretsegger

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Disseminating our clinical and research findings in scientific journals is essential for the music therapy profession. Yet, writing a peer-reviewed article and navigating the peer review process can be challenging. The purpose of this workshop is to provide essential information on scientific article writing and on preparing a manuscript for submission, and to develop participants’ understanding of what editors and reviewers are looking for. The workshop will combine a presentation on essentials of scientific writing by the NJMT editorial team and small break-out groups to meet participants’ specific needs. The presentation will cover: 1) types of articles, 2) writing style, 3) resources for non-native English writers, 4) how to structure your manuscript, 5) common reasons manuscripts are declined publication, and 6) strategies for responding to reviewers’ comments. For the break-out sessions, participants will be divided into 3 or 4 groups according to their level of experience with peer-reviewed publications and members of the NJMT team will be assigned to work with each group to address specific questions and facilitate group discussion.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2022
EventThe 12th European Music Therapy Conference: Music Therapy in Progress: Please Disturb - Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Jun 202212 Jun 2022


ConferenceThe 12th European Music Therapy Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • publishing
  • research
  • scientific writing
  • editorial team


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