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Psychology of Music

2014 Impact Factor: 2.173
2014 Ranking: 35/85 in Psychology, Experimental | 15/76 in Psychology, Applied | 13/55 in Psychology, Educational
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Editor
Alexandra Lamont Keele University, UK
Assistant Editor
Allan Hewitt University of Strathclyde, UK
Book Reviews Editor
Evangelos Himonides Institute of Education, University of London, UK

eISSN: 17413087| ISSN: 03057356|Current volume: 43|Current issue: 1 Frequency: Bi-monthly

Psychology of Music publishes peer-reviewed papers directed at increasing the scientific understanding of any psychological aspect of music. These include studies on listening, performing, creating, memorising, analysing, describing, learning, and teaching, as well as applied social, developmental, attitudinal and therapeutic studies. Special emphasis is placed on studies, which address the interface between music psychology and music education.

"Without doubt, Psychology of Music is the pre-eminent journal in the field. Its reputation as the source of some of the most sophisticated and elegant research in music psychology has long been unparalleled." Professor Robert Walker

"... absorbing, well-researched and tidily presented, frequently thought-provoking and stimulating. The range of topics and educational levels covered is wide and varied. Journals like this serve an admirable purpose to make readily available reliable up-to-date research to support and encourage all musicians and teachers in their joint pursuits." Colin Touchin

Psychology of Music and SEMPRE provide an international forum for researchers working in the fields of psychology of music and music education, to encourage the exchange of ideas and to disseminate research findings.

Psychology of Music publishes peer-reviewed papers directed at increasing the scientific understanding of any psychological aspect of music. These include studies on listening, performing, creating, memorising, analysing, describing, learning, and teaching, as well as applied social, developmental, attitudinal and therapeutic studies. Special emphasis is placed on studies carried out in naturalistic settings, especially those which address the interface between music psychology and music education.

An institutional subscription to Psychology of Music includes a subscription to Research Studies in Music Education (two issues a year, also published by SAGE on behalf of SEMPRE). Subscriptions are available in the usual three ways: combined print and online, print only and e-access only. Please contact the customer services department to subscribe. Individual subscribers can purchase the journals separately in print only.

This journal accepts supplementary materials, e.g. audio/video files, datasets, additional images etc. For more information please see our guidelines

Electronic Access:
Psychology of Music is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://pom.sagepub.com

Psychology of Music publishes peer-reviewed papers directed at increasing the scientific understanding of any psychological aspect of music. These include studies on listening, performing, creating, memorising, analysing, describing, learning, and teaching, as well as applied social, developmental, attitudinal and therapeutic studies. Special emphasis is placed on studies, which address the interface between music psychology and music education.

Published by the Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (SEMPRE), the journal aims to increase the scientific understanding of all psychological aspects of music and music education. This includes studies on listening, performing, creating, memorizing, analyzing, describing, learning and teaching as well as applied social, developmental, attitudinal and therapeutic studies.

Submissions may be:theoretical critical papers or original empirical investigations containing systematic qualitative or quantitative analyses of relevant data; short research reports and notes which substantailly confirm or extend existing knowledge but which do not justify a full-length paper; or reviews of books, DVDs, CD Roms or online materials. Special emphasis is placed on studies carried out in naturalistic settings, especially those which address the interface between music psychology and music education.

 

Editorial Assistant
Rachel Hallett Keele University
Associate Editors
Warren Brodsky Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Elaine King University of Hull, UK
Don Knox Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK
Raymond MacDonald University of Edinburgh, UK
Gary McPherson University of Melbourne, Australia
Emery Schubert The University of New South Wales, UK
Editorial Board
Mayumi Adachi Hokkaido University, Japan
Richard Ashley Northwestern University, USA
Margaret S. Barrett University of Queensland, Australia
Pamela Burnard University of Cambridge, UK
Kris Chesky University of North Texas, USA
Stephen Clift Canterbury Christ Church University
Annabel J. Cohen University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Eugenia Costa-Giomi University of Texas, USA
Ian Cross University of Cambridge, UK
Jane Davidson University of Western Australia, Australia
Tuomas Eerola University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Jane Ginsborg Royal Northern College of Music, UK
Susan Hallam University of London
David J. Hargreaves Roehampton University, UK
Beatriz Ilari University of Southern California, USA
Patrik N. Juslin Uppsala University, Sweden
GUNTER KREUTZ Carl von Ossietzky Universitat Oldenburg, Germany
Kathryn Marsh University of Sydney, Australia
Dorothy E Miell University of Edinburgh, UK
Laura A. Mitchell Bishop's University, Canada
Siw Graabræk Nielsen Norwegian Academy of Music, Norway
Adrian C. North Heriot-Watt University, UK
Susan O'Neill Simon Fraser University, Canada
Adam Ockelford Roehampton University, UK
R. Keith Sawyer University of North Carolina, USA
E. Glenn Schellenberg University of Toronto, Canada
John Sloboda University of Keele, UK
Renee Timmers University of Sheffield, UK
Graham Welch University of London
Victoria Williamson Sheffield University, UK
Graeme Wilson Newcastle University, UK
Clemens Wöllner University of Hamburg, Germany
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    1. Peer review policy
    2. Article types
    3. How to submit your manuscript
    4. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement
      4.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
    5. Declaration of conflicting interests policy
    6. Other conventions
    7. Acknowledgments
      7.1 Funding acknowledgement
      7.2 Ethical approval
    8. Permissions
    9. Manuscript style
      9.1 File types
      9.2 Journal style
      9.3 Reference style
      9.4 Manuscript preparation
      9.4.1 Titles and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
      9.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
      9.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
      9.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
      9.4.5 English language editing services
    10. After acceptance
      10.1 Proofs
      10.2 E-Prints
      10.3 SAGE production
      10.4 OnlineFirst publication
    11. Further information

    Psychology of Music publishes peer-reviewed papers directed at increasing the scientific understanding of any psychological aspect of music. These include studies on listening, performing, creating, memorising, analysing, describing, learning, and teaching, as well as applied social, developmental, attitudinal and therapeutic studies. Special emphasis is placed on studies which address the interface between music psychology and music education.

     

    1. Peer review policy

    Psychology of Music operates a strictly anonymous peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and, the author’s name from the reviewer. The reviewer may at their own discretion opt to reveal their name to the author in their review but our standard policy practice is for both identities to remain concealed. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, and an editorial decision is generally reached within three months of submission.

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    2. Article types

    Psychology of Music publishes research articles of typically 4,000-6,000 words and shorter research notes.  Other types of format (e.g. theoretical critical papers, position papers, discussions, and reviews) are also welcomed providing they make a novel contribution to the field. The journal also publishes book reviews. Concise contributions are particularly welcome to facilitate timely publication.  Space is reserved for short and timely research articles (max. 3,000 words) that are identified as meriting more rapid publication which will be fast-tracked through the review process; the editorial board will identify such articles at submission, or authors may wish to flag them in their cover letter.

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    3. How to submit your manuscript

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
    Psychology of Music is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Please read these guidelines below, and then simply visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/pom to log in and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one (contact Rachel Hallett, Editorial Assistant, at r.j.hallett@keele.ac.uk if you are in any doubt). If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please contact the Editor, Alexandra Lamont (A.M.Lamont@keele.ac.uk).

    If you are a first time author and would like support through the process of preparing your article and dealing with reviewers’ comments, please contact us prior to submission and we will assign one of the Associate Editors to provide appropriate mentoring and guidance (outside the review process).

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    4. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement   

    Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright.  Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal
    Author Gateway.

    Psychology of Music and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

    4.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to non subscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    5. Declaration of conflicting interests                  

    Within your Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. Psychology of Music does not require a declaration of conflicting interests but recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    6. Other conventions

    None applicable.

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    7. Acknowledgements                                                         

    Psychology of Music bases its criteria for authorship on those outlined in the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) guidelines for Authorship and Contributorship, summarized here:

    • Authorship credit should be based on

    1)    substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
    2)    drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
    3)    final approval of the version to be published.

    Authors should meet conditions 1, 2, and 3.

    • Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the researcher or research group alone does not constitute authorship.
    • All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship, and all those who qualify should be listed.
    • When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship/contributorship defined above. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
    • Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    All authors must approve the final manuscript before submission. Psychology of Music will contact all authors by email at submission to ensure that they are aware of the submission of the manuscript. 

    Any contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an ‘Acknowledgements’ section. Acknowledgements can be added at the conclusion of the peer review process to maintain anonymity.  Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    7.1 Funding Acknowledgement
    To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), Psychology of Music additionally requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit Funding Acknowledgements on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding.

    7.2 Ethical approval
    All articles that report previously unpublished empirical work should state that ethical approval has been obtained from the competent authorities. All research articles should have a statement as follows, followed by the ethical reference number in square brackets:
    Ethical Approval
    Ethical approval for this project was given by XXXXXX [ref number xxx].
    This statement should be made after the conclusion under a separate heading.

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    8. Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    9. Manuscript style

    9.1 File types
    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, DOCX, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted.  Please also refer to additional guideline on submitting artwork and supplemental files below.

    9.2 Journal Style
    Psychology of Music conforms to the SAGE house style.  Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style, including information on how to designate headings and subheadings.

    9.3 Reference Style
    Psychology of Music adheres to the APA 6 reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on APA to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    9.4. Manuscript Preparation
    The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.  Please check your PDF version prior to submission to ensure the formatting is correct. There is no need to repeat your Abstract at the start of the paper as this is submitted separately through SAGETrack.

    9.4.1 Your Title and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    9.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details
    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be submitted when requested during the online submission procedure and should always be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    9.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.
    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    9.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
    This journal is able to host approved supplemental materials online, alongside the full-text of articles. Supplemental files will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article.  For more information please refer to SAGE’s Guidelines for Authors on Supplemental Files.

    9.4.5 English Language Editing services
    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service.  Visit English Language Editing Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    10. After acceptance           

    10.1 Proofs
    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author, who will have the opportunity to check the manuscript before publication.

    10.2 E-Prints
    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information about policies relating to author archiving and open access, please visit Offprints and Reprints on our Journal Author Gateway.

    10.3 SAGE Production
    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in Psychology of Music with SAGE.

    10.4 OnlineFirst Publication
    A large number of journals benefit from OnlineFirst, a feature offered through SAGE’s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals Online. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Psychology of Music publishes Online First. For more information please visit our OnlineFirst Fact Sheet.

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    11. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Editor: Alexandra Lamont (A.M.Lamont@keele.ac.uk).

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