Call for articles: Music in Paediatric Hospitals in the Nordic Countries

CREMAH invites researchers and clinicians in the Nordic countries to send in articles to a special issue on music in paediatric hospitals. It will be the first issue of the new journal Journal of Music, Health and Well-being.

Music therapy, music medicine and other music approaches are developing as an integrated part of children’s hospitals in the Nordic countries. Positions have been established in some countries, and there is a growing interest in the field, both among politicians and health professionals. Following this development, CREMAH will publish a special issue on the subject called “Music in Paediatric Hospitals in the Nordic Countries”, and you are invited to contribute. This special issue is planned as the first issue of the new, open access e-journal – Journal of Music, Health and Well-being – to be launched by CREMAH during 2019.

Deadline for manuscript submission is October 15th 2018.

Articles will be reviewed by the editors and by two independent reviewers. The peer review process runs from October 2018 to Spring 2019. Accepted articles will be published online ahead of the complete special issue, which will be completed and published no later than Autumn 2019. The new journal and the special issue – with accepted articles at that time – will be launched at the European Music Therapy Conference in Aalborg, June 2019.

Editors of the special issue are Lars Ole Bonde and Kjersti Johansson. If you have any questions, please contact the editors. Contributions should also be sent to the editors: and

Manuscript details

All manuscript should be original works, and not duplicate any other previously published work. Articles should be submitted exclusively to the journal and not be under review or in press elsewhere.

Manuscripts should be 5000-6000 words + references. Articles that greatly exceed this should be critically reviewed with respect to length. Please include an abstract of 200-250 words, 3-5 key words, and a short biography (maximum 50 words) for each author. Use APA as reference style.

Last updated: 13. May 2018