The Journal of Creative Arts Therapies (JoCAT)

Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
JoCAT is the biannual open access peer reviewed publication of the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association in association with the School of Social Sciences, Western Sydney University. JoCAT provides a lively forum for academic research and practice-based papers with a focus on reflexivity and innovation in the field. It sets out to offer a useful resource for practitioners, and to contribute to broader knowledge and understanding of the creative arts therapies. JoCAT creates opportunities and encouragement for new and established authors within Aotearoa New Zealand, Asia/Pacific, Australia, and internationally to publish their work. The journal promotes a diversity of modalities, philosophical orientations, voices and genres.

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If Yes, Please Name
School of Social Sciences, Western Sydney University
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Vic Segedin
Contact Title
Coordinator/Editorial Assistant
Submissions Policy
JoCAT is published bi-annually. The submission deadline is publicised. Each submission is read by the editorial team. Those of sufficient standard are put through a double anonymised peer review process. Authors are then given a chance to address all feedback coming out of the peer review. Editors reconsider the manuscript and it is sent back to review if necessary. Some copyediting is offered to articles that may need it. The journal is published online.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Year Founded
JoCAT – 2020 (ANZJAT – 2006)
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