About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Dialogues in Music Therapy Education aims to highlight critical conversations around, and innovations in, music therapy education and clinical training through the dissemination of creative and scholarly works. To this end, the journal publishes qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, arts based, philosophical, theoretical, and historical research. The journal also welcomes letters to the editor, creative works, book reviews, and resource sharing materials. The journal seeks to center the voices of formal and informal educators, students, and those whose perspectives have historically been marginalized. In selecting an open access journal format, we affirm that dialogues can only occur when knowledge, experience, and expertise are freely and equitably shared among interested parties.


Dialogues in Music Therapy Education is published by the Department of Music and Arts Technology in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI. The journal is hosted and supported by IUPUI University Library.

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to DMTE are subject to double-blind peer review by three reviewers. The Editor assigns articles for review based on the content of the submitted work. Both the authors and reviewers remain anonymous to one another. Authors are to remove any potential identifying information from manuscripts prior to submission; identifying information should be reserved for the Title Page. Requests for revisions will be emailed to the author(s), who then have 60 days to respond to the requested changes, after which time the author will need to re-submit the article as a new submission. The Editor has final authority over a paper’s suitability for publication.

Publication Frequency

Dialogues in Music Therapy Education is published annually.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal, or use them for any other lawful purpose.

Article Processing/Submission Charges

Dialogues in Music Therapy Education does not use article processing charges (APCs) or other submission charges.