Musicological Explorations


Deadline:  Nov. 30, 2013

The University of Victoria’s peer-reviewed graduate student music journal, Musicological Explorations (, is seeking essays for its new volume to be published in early March, 2014.

The mandate of Musicological Explorations is to provide a forum for scholarly work in musicology and related arts. Accordingly, the journal welcomes articles from diverse areas of scholarship related to the study of music. The Editorial Board encourages graduate students and scholars to submit previously unpublished articles on topics of musicology, music theory, performance practice, ethnomusicology, music education, and interdisciplinary studies. Interviews with composers, performers, or prominent music scholars, reviews of books, literature survey articles on a new and emerging topic, as well as announcements (and reviews) of conferences, symposia, and other musicological activities in North America are welcome as well.

Guidelines for Submissions:

Only well researched, finished, and thoroughly proofread papers will be considered for peer review. E-mail them as attachments, in .doc, .docx or .pdf format, to the editor of the journal, Sasha Koerbler, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible, but no later than Nov. 30, 2013.

Papers are to be written in English, and not exceed 6000 words in length. Footnotes and a bibliography are required, but not to be included in the word count. Musical examples, tables or illustrations may appear in the body of the paper, or may follow as appendices. For general matters of style and citation, contributors are to refer to the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed., and to Kate L. Turabian’s A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 8th ed.

Submissions must be accompanied by a cover letter including the author’s name, position, affiliation (the name of the University), contact information, and a short biography (max. 80 words). In addition, authors are requested to submit an abstract of their paper (max. 250 words).

Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail, and selections for publication will be made by January 20, 2014. The aim of the Editorial Board is to launch the new volume of the journal at the AMS Pacific Northwest Chapter 2014 Annual Meeting next March.

The Editorial Board reserves the right to organize the text and examples as publication layout requires, as well as to make other editorial changes.


Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reprint all copyrighted material. For more information, please contact Sasha Koerbler, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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