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American Journal of Dance Therapy

Publication of the American Dance Therapy Association

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The American Journal of Dance Therapy is a platform for reporting the latest findings in dance/movement therapy theory, research, and clinical practice.

  • The official journal of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA).
  • Offers original contributions, case material, reviews, and studies from leading educators and practitioners in the field.
  • Examines new populations, changing goals, innovative techniques, and new methods of training.
  • Addresses current professional issues, outcome research, and assessment tools.
  • Serves as a resource for administrators, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and creative arts therapists.

  • Thania Acaron,
  • Aisha Robinson
Impact factor
0.8 (2023)
5 year impact factor
1.0 (2023)
Submission to first decision (median)
18 days
125,531 (2023)

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  1. Editors’ Note

    • Aisha Bell Robinson
    • Thania Acarón
    Editorial 05 April 2024 Pages: 1 - 2

Journal updates

  • Call for Papers! Focus Area: Equality/Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

    The journal would be greatly enhanced by including papers that explore work that focus on the topics of disability, accessibility, cultural diversity and LGBTQ+ issues. The AJDT welcomes submissions if you are currently researching and/or working with populations connected to these focus areas and have an interest in publishing your work. Submitting your work provides an opportunity to contribute to discussions about diversity, equality/equity & inclusion, and contribute an additional perspective to these conversations. 

    Visit the website to learn more about submitting your paper:

    Questions regarding any of these announcements? Contact us at

  • AJDT is Welcoming New Peer Reviewers!

    Peer review is the backbone of the AJDT, is a method to contribute to the profession, and gives reviewers first access to research and practice in DMT. Peer reviewing allows you to witness firsthand the wealth of research in our profession. It is our aim to have a pool of peer reviewers with wide ranging expertise and experiences, thus reviewers can be based in the United States or internationally. 

    We welcome all areas of dance/movement therapy expertise, and are currently specifically encouraging interest from dance/movement therapists working with children, elder populations, and equality/equity, diversity, and inclusion issues. 

    Interested? Send an email with the subject “Peer Reviewer” to

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