Submission Guidelines

Current Musicology invites the submission of articles on any topic related to the areas of historical musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory and analysis, philosophy of music, music education, and related fields. We especially encourage submissions from graduate students and other young scholars.

Submissions should consist of the following:

  • A cover letter including submission title, author’s name and contact info (email and postal address);
  • An abstract of no more than 250 words;
  • A PDF or MS Word version of your submission.

Submitted articles may range in length from 18 to 30 pages (roughly 3500 to 9000 words), including musical examples, and should be double-spaced.

As submissions are reviewed anonymously, the author’s name should not appear on the typescript.

Key Aspects of CM House Style

  • The author-date system should be used for in-text citations in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition).
  • Endnotes (not footnotes) may be used, but should be reserved for matters peripheral to your main argument.
  • Your paper should conclude with a list, entitled ‘References,’ citing all authors/works to which you refer.
  • As a general rule, please refer to any musical examples in order of appearance as “Example x,” illustrations as “Figure x,” tables as “Table x.”
  • A list of full captions of musical examples, tables, and figures should be included on a separate sheet.

Additional Considerations—Guidelines for Publication

  • Authors must obtain permission in writing to quote from music or poetry under copyright and should include a copy of the permissions file with the submitted manuscript.
  • Figures and examples should be submitted individually as high resolution (1200 dpi) TIFF files. Handwritten material will not be accepted without prior arrangement with the editors.
  • Any artwork must be submitted at size (i.e., 100%). Art should be in EPS, TIFF, or PDF format.

To submit a manuscript, please click here.