Call for papers
Welcome to the Paper Submission System of the 2017 WFMT World Congress of Music Therapy
If you experience difficulties submitting your proposal, please send us all the scripts as a word document from the Abstract page. We will address all problems which are submitted by the deadline.
Participants are invited to submit their papers online from Tuesday, January 12, 9：00 am, 2016 until Thursday, June 30, 5:00 pm, 2016, Japan Time. Please note that papers can only be submitted online.
The topic of the 15th World Congress of Music Therapy is “Moving Forward with Music Therapy
- Inspiring the Next Generation -”.
Papers consist of an Abstract (max. 50 words) and a Description (max. 300 words) and should be submitted under the following topics:
During the submission process, authors need to indicate their preferred presentation type, the final decision regarding the presentation type will however be taken by the Scientific Committee.
- Types of Presentations
- - Paper Presentation (Duration: 30minutes or 60minutes per presentation)
- - Poster Presentation (Duration: TBD)
- - Symposium (Duration: 90minutes)
- - Round Table (Duration: 90minutes)
- - Workshop (Duration: 90minutes)
During the submission process, authors need to indicate their preferred presentation type (Paper Presentation, Poster, Symposium, Round Table, Workshop), the final decision regarding the presentation type will however be taken by the Scientific Committee.
Please note: As a presenting author, only one application for each format (Paper Presentation, Symposium, Round table, Workshop) is allowed, with no restriction for being co-presenter of other presentations. An unlimited amount of posters per presenting author may be submitted.
Papers must be submitted in English. Write the description in narrative form, without graphs or tables.
Authors will be able to draft the papers online and may return to the site to edit the texts of the papers if necessary and if the submission has not been finalized yet. Authors are free to finalize their texts and submit their papers at any time before Thursday, June 30, 5:00 pm, 2016, Japan Time. No changes can be made after this deadline.
Submission of a paper constitutes a commitment by the author to present at the congress if accepted.
The Scientific Committee of the 15th World Congress of Music Therapy will review all submitted papers by blind reviewing. Papers will be approved according to their scientific/clinical merit.
Notification of acceptance and information regarding presentations will be forwarded to the presenting authors immediately after the reviewing process by e-mail (approximately in October 2016). If a paper is accepted, it is mandatory for the presenting author to attend the congress.
For a paper to be included in the final scientific program, it is mandatory for the presenting author to register for the congress and to settle payment as soon as the notification of paper acceptance is received and latest by Tuesday, January 31, 2017.
While the presenting author can choose the language used for presentation (English or Japanese), we strongly recommend presenting in English. The number of presentations in Japanese will be limited.
Accepted papers will be published as they have been received in the official congress abstract supplement.
The title and abstract of the abstract book will appear in English and Japanese. Writing in English is mandatory. If it is not possible to submit your title and abstract in Japanese, the 15th WCMT Organizing Committee will translate the title and abstract of your presentation into Japanese free of charge upon request.
If you do not request a Japanese translation and do not provide one, we will print your presentation only in English. All presentations must include an English title and abstract.