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IJME seeks applications for the Editorial Committee
05 May 2022

Applications are being accepted for individuals to serve on the Editorial Committee of the International Journal of Music Education (IJME). 

This quarterly refereed journal publishes scholarly reports that enhance knowledge regarding the teaching and learning of music with a special interest toward an international constituency and of interest and relevance to the international community. It also publishes articles relevant to advancing the practice of music teaching and learning at all age levels with issues of direct concern to the classroom or studio, in school and out, private and group instruction. Articles may draw upon methodologies, theories and/or materials developed in educational practice that recognize and address a wide range of pedagogical approaches and teaching settings.

This is a voluntary position, which provides an important service to the profession. The Editorial Committee completes blind reviews of research manuscripts submitted for publication in the journal and serves in an advisory capacity to the Co-editors.  Editorial board members may expect to review 1-2 new submissions per month, plus review of revisions as needed. Attendance at Editorial Committee meetings at the ISME World Conferences is desirable, but ISME cannot provide any funding for this.

The term of service will be 1 August 2022 through 31 December 2028.


  1. The applicant must be a member of the International Society for Music Education at the time of the initial application and retain membership throughout their term of service. Active involvement in ISME activities (conferences, seminars, and/or publications) is expected.
  2. The applicant must be a professional music educator who has recognition as a scholar, as evidenced by academic training and by a record of high-quality scholarly publications in music education. Additional related experience, such as serving on review panels of other journals, editing/reviewing book manuscripts, supervising masters and doctoral thesis/dissertation research, etc., is also desirable.
  3. Because the primary language of this publication is currently English, the applicant must be able to read, write, and review scholarly articles in fluent English. Competence in one or more additional UNESCO languages (French, German, Spanish) or Asian languages is very desirable. This information should be provided in the short letter of application. The candidate should have regular access to, and facility with, on-line communication and editorial tools.

To apply, please submit a letter of application (500 words maximum) followed by a short resume, in English. The short resume should list only: 1) academic preparation—degrees, institutions, years; 2) academic positions held; 3) scholarly activity including publications, editing and reviewing, research presentations at major national and international meetings only; 4) teaching or scholarly awards or recognition; 5) thesis and dissertation supervision if any, and 6) ISME activities. Send the letter of application and short resume as one Word.docx format.

Applicant's last name should be in the title of the file along with the word Research (example: NameResearch.doc). E-mail to Publications Committee Chair Dr Gwen Moore, at Files must be received by 1 June, 2022. If your submission has not been acknowledged within 7 days, please send a message of enquiry.

In addition to qualifications of the applicants, the geographical and language representation of the Editorial Committee as a whole will be important considerations in the selection of new members. The new Editorial Committee will be appointed by the end of July 2022.

For more information about IJME go here.