"Music Education Research is an international refereed journal which draws its contributions from a wide community of researchers. The focus is firmly on research, and the journal provides an international forum for cross-cultural investigations and discussions relating to all areas of music education.
Music Education Research welcomes articles which report on and discuss research and methodological issues from the point of view of philosophy, sociology, psychology and comparative studies. The journal is concerned with the dissemination of ideas relating to practical and theoretical developments in the field.
Education is interpreted in a broad sense including teaching and learning; formal and informal contexts; musical development; musical creativity and perception; instrumental/vocal studies; technologies; special needs, community settings; socio-cultural issues; policy; curriculum design and assessment. Music Education Research encourages authors to write in a lucid and accessible style, avoiding impenetrable jargon and taking care to communicate to an international readership".