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Psychology of Music
Scopus coverage years: from 1973 to Present
ISSN: 0305-7356
E-ISSN: 1741-3087
Subject area:
Arts and Humanities: Music
Psychology: Psychology (miscellaneous)

Psychology of Music

Psychology of Music publishes peer-reviewed papers directed at increasing the scientific understanding of any psychological aspect of music. These include studies on listening, performing, creating, memorising, analysing, describing, learning, and teaching, as well as applied social, developmental, attitudinal and therapeutic studies. Special emphasis is placed on studies, which address the interface between music psychology and music education.

"Without doubt, Psychology of Music is the pre-eminent journal in the field. Its reputation as the source of some of the most sophisticated and elegant research in music psychology has long been unparalleled." Professor Robert Walker

"... absorbing, well-researched and tidily presented, frequently thought-provoking and stimulating. The range of topics and educational levels covered is wide and varied. Journals like this serve an admirable purpose to make readily available reliable up-to-date research to support and encourage all musicians and teachers in their joint pursuits." Colin Touchin

"It is my considered opinion that Psychology of Music is now the premier journal of its kind in the world." Edward P. Asmus

Psychology of Music and SEMPRE provide an international forum for researchers working in the fields of psychology of music and music education, to encourage the exchange of ideas and to disseminate research findings.

View the institutional subscription rates: An institutional subscription to Psychology of Music includes a subscription to Research Studies in Music Education (two issues a year, also published by SAGE on behalf of SEMPRE). Subscriptions are available in the usual three ways: combined print and online, print only and e-access only. Please contact the customer services department to subscribe. Individual subscribers can purchase the journals separately in print only.

If you are interested in becoming a member of SEMPRE and receiving a subscription to Psychology of Music as part of your membership dues please contact the SEMPRE membership secretary at:

This journal accepts supplementary materials, e.g. audio/video files, datasets, additional images etc. For more information please see our guidelines

All issues of Psychology of Music are available to browse online.

Psychology of Music provides collections of free to access articles from the archive, centred around key topics and themes. The collections are collated by individuals across the field, and include an introduction to the topic or theme. Read them here.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)


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