Call for Papers: Journal of Applied Arts & Health

Call for Papers

Submissions are invited for issue 2.1 and 2.2 of Journal of Applied Arts & Health.

The journal invites contributions from artists, researchers, healthcare professionals, educators, therapists and programme administrators throughout the world seeking to broaden the evidence-base in the application of arts to health and healthcare practices. JAAH publishes:

•    Peer-reviewed articles
•    Interviews
•    Book reviews
•    Conference reports

Aims and Scope

The Journal of Applied Arts and Health (JAAH) serves a wide community of artists, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers in the area of Applied Arts and Health.
Applied Arts in this framework includes any art form which is used in an applied way to intentionally bring about change within a health context. The terms ‘pure and applied science’ or ‘pure and applied mathematics’ are frequently used and understood therefore the term ‘applied arts’ should logically follow.  All art is in a manner ‘applied’ in that it deals with intentionally evoking an aesthetic response. However, ‘applied arts’ are those which use the conventions of the various art forms but are manipulated through artistic skill to bring about intentional change. This tends to be done not in a didactic fashion but in a spirit of co-participation with all involved. For example applied theatre practices in social reform or the use of fine art in occupational and expressive arts therapy would both fit this definition.

The emphasis of the journal is to evidence the effectiveness of the interdisciplinary use of arts in health and arts for health. The journal provides a forum for the publication and debate within a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of arts in healthcare and health promotion.

This journal defines ‘health’ in its broadest possible term which includes physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, occupational, social and community health. The journal provides artists, researchers, healthcare professionals, educators, therapists, programme administrators and funding bodies an opportunity to report and reflect upon innovative effective practices. The effectiveness of applied arts practices is currently under-researched and this journal provides a vehicle for high quality scholarly activity. The journal embraces contributions of an international dimension.

Call for Papers

Submissions should be sent before 28 February to the Principal Editor, Ross Prior, University of Northampton, at  
Submissions for later issues can be sent after this date.

Journal of Applied Arts & Health is published by Intellect

Principal Editor Ross Prior, University of Northampton; Associate Editor Mitchell Kossak, Lesley University; Reviews Editor Hayley Singlehurst, University of Northampton

ISSN: 2040 2457 | Online ISSN: 2040 2465 | 2011, Volume 2, 3 issues per year
Institutional subscription: £132/ $144 | Online subscription: £99/ $114 | Individual subscription: £33/ $45

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