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Author Guidelines

Directions to Contributors

The Journal of Music History Pedagogy promotes original research on music history teaching and pedagogy of all levels (music appreciation, history survey, and graduate seminars) and disciplines (western, non-western, concert and popular musics) including such topics as teaching philosophy, pedagogical theory, study approaches to specific works or topics, the development of specific courses, and reviews of textbooks, teaching ancillaries, and other pedagogical materials. Submissions to the Journal should mediate personal insight with a critical assessment of published scholarship and provide sufficient detail and documentation to be relevant to a broad audience.

Contributors should submit one complete, anonymous copy of their article to the Editor-in-Chief (address below) as well as a brief cover letter with a clear reference to the title of the article submitted. To facilitate the anonymous review of submissions, authors are asked to remove all self-references in the body of the paper and in the notes of their submissions. In the cover letter authors are also asked to include a brief biographical sketch (about 75 words) and an abstract of the article suitable for RILM.

Tables, illustrations, musical examples and other materials which sup­plement the prose should appear in both the original article and as individual pages and computer files. Tables should be saved as text files; music and illus­trations should be saved as graphics files. Authors are responsible for securing the use of copyrighted materials in their articles to the JMHP.

Although there are no minimum or maximum lengths for articles, the Editors encourage submissions of approximately 5,000–6,000 words (15–20 pages, doubled spaced). The journal uses The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2010) as its style guide with citations in numbered footnotes on each page. Bibliographies need only be submitted if the author feels a summary of sources is needed to further the argument of the submission.

Article submissions and all other correspondence should be sent electroncially through the Journal's web site:


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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