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Editors

Editor-in-Chief: Teresa Heiland, Loyola Marymount University
Editors: Tina Curran The University of Texas at Austin
  Susan Gingrasso, University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, Emeritus Professor

Journal of Movement Arts Literacy

JMAL welcomes submissions of articles that focus on movement notation, movement analysis, body-mind cognition, pedagogy, movement theory, and research integrating these subjects. These areas of inquiry may relate to the art and science of performance practice, cognition, creative practice, pedagogy, movement arts, movement skills, movement as aesthetic and cultural expression, performance documentation and analysis, and dance studies. Movement literacy is at the heart of this journal. The literacy of movement can be understood in two ways: (1) the meaning making and construction of knowledge in, about, and through movement, and (2) movement being represented by a symbolic system, which can then be translated back to movement from the symbolic depiction. For purposes of this journal, the term movement literacy has a broad multi-dimensional meaning that supports the exchange of text/symbolic–based information about movement.

IMPORTANT: We are accepting and publishing papers continuously on a rolling basis. We hope you will submit a paper to JMAL.

While flexible in length, we seek contributions of approximately 4,000 to 8,000 words addressing any of these or related topics. The journal uses Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition. See "Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines," in the tool bar to the left, for ways to focus writing, as well as details about preparing manuscripts. Video can be embedded in articles.

Journal of Movement Arts Literacy is an international, peer reviewed, open-access academic publication that serves to promote the scholarly study of movement arts literacy (using notation, symbolic representation, and critical analysis) for the purposes of supporting development of pedagogy, theory, application, practice, and research of human movement. Focus on movement is especially aimed toward, but not limited to, inquiry into aesthetic, scientific, and cultural understanding of movement arts using movement-based literacy. For more details about movement arts literacy, see Aims and Scope.

Current Issue: Volume 4, Number 1 (2018) Voices of Notators: Approaches to Creating a Score

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Teresa L Heiland, Editor-in-Chief

Associate Professor of Dance, Loyola Marymount University