Call for Papersfor Body.MovementandDance in Psychotherapy Journal

Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy
Edited by Helen Payne
Co-edited by Vicky Karkou, Gill Westland, and Tom Warnecke

Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy is the only international peer-reviewed journal focusing on the role of the body in its relationship with the mind in psychotherapy. It combines two close but distinctly different fields in inter and intra - disciplinary dialogue, namely Dance Movement Psychotherapy and Body Psychotherapy. It publishes high quality research, theory and evidence-based clinical practice that follow the development of a wide range of methodologies, as well as new theoretical insights into the field of dance movement psychotherapy and body psychotherapy.

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The paper must not exceed 6000 words (including abstract, references, figures, tables, etc). An abstract of no more than 150 words should accompany your submission. Up to 6 keywords that capture the key aspects of the research should be placed below the abstract.

The paper should follow the academic conventions of BMDP, e.g., referencing styles, publishing guidelines for qualitative research, etc. Instructions for Authors must be adhered to. Visit the BMDP website for details: and follow the links for ‘Instructions for Authors’. Submissions should be made through the journal’s online ScholarOne Manuscripts site:

Why publish in Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy?

·  Issues (four per annum) are printed and on line

·  Covers the field as a whole to increase integration for professional identity

·  Reaches an international audience from health and social care as well as those from Body Psychotherapy and Dance Movement Psychotherapy

·  By containing articles on both Body Psychotherapy and Dance Movement Psychotherapy and other related fields there is cross fertilisation of reflective practice and research, and learning from each other, resulting in greater leverage making for a stronger professional field

·  On line Scholar One submission process

·  On line access for all

·  Systematic double blind peer review process of two/three referees per submission - provides you with free feedback, as judged by those with standing in the field, to improve the quality of the submission. This also gives credibility to your submission

·  Subscriptions from HEIs and other institutions of learning and healthcare worldwide

·  Academic rigour that counts highly with universities

·  Focuses on practice, theory and research

·  Intends to increase issues and therefore articles

·  Cited in Psychinfo; Scopus; Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA), CINAHL, Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), Embase, International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance, The Israeli Association for Marital and Family Therapy Family Life Education, actively pursuing citations with a view to an application for SSCI