Intersections: Canadian Journal of Music, formerly Canadian University Music Review, is a digitally published bilingual (French and English) journal for refereed scholarly research in music. Founded in 1980 by the Canadian University Music Society (MusCan), it is published semi-annually with open access. The journal aims to represent the diversity of current fields of research in music, most broadly defined, and welcomes submissions informed by all music-related disciplines, as well as multi- and interdisciplinary scholarship. Intersections serves an international community of readers and authors, and is dedicated especially to promoting and disseminating Canadian scholarship and Canadian perspectives within both the national and global contexts.


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Guidelines for Authors

As a refereed scholarly journal, Intersections: A Canadian Journal of Music welcomes articles on any aspect of music research or criticism. Authors who wish to have an article considered for publication should send a copy electronically to the English Editor. Articles may not be submitted simultaneously to another publication. The following guidelines are offered:

  1. The text should be submitted as an electronic file (as an attachment, in Word Perfect, Word or RTF formats). More specific information is available from the Editor.
  2. A summary of the article (no more than 100 words, included in the same file as the article) and a biographical note (no more than 75 words, in a separate file) are required. The abstract should be written in a form suitable for inclusion in the Abstracts of Music Literature (RILM). Helpful suggestions for the writing of an abstract will be found on the RILM Web site (
  3. Since Intersections has a policy of blind peer review, information identifying the author should appear only in the accompanying e‑mail, not in the article file.
  4. Intersections generally follows the author‑date system and the recommendations of the Chicago Manual of Style (15th ed., 2003). In order to avoid too many footnotes, purely bibliographic references should appear according to the author‑date system in the text, between parentheses, with the full source cited in the reference list at the end of the article. These text citations include only the last name of the author, the year of publication and the specific page or section, if needed. A comma is placed between the date and the page, but not between the name and the date, e.g.: (Beckwith 1997, 62). The customary form of bibliographical data in the reference list is illustrated in the following examples:
    • Books: Cook, Nicholas, and Mark Everist, ed. 1999. Rethinking Music. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Chapters: Cook, Nicholas. 1999. “Analyzing Performance and Performing Analysis”. In Rethinking Music, ed. Nicholas Cook and Mark Everist, 239–61. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Articles: Beckwith, John. 1997. “‘Ruptures?’: qu’en aurait pensé Garant?”. Les cahiers de la Société québécoise de recherche en musique 1, nos. 1–2 (December): 59–64. Note: In the reference list, the specific pagination is required for chapters in books and articles.
  5. Foreign‑language quotations should be translated into English in the article. The original should be reproduced in the notes. When the author believes that a foreign‑language quotation should be put directly in the text, the English translation should then be placed in the note.
  6. Musical examples in electronic format (EPS, TIF, JPG, PDF) and high‑quality glossy illustrations (if possible in electronic format) must be supplied separately with an indication of where they should be inserted in the text. The author has the responsibility of obtaining permissions for the use of copyrighted materials. Captions should include full identification of the example or illustration and all necessary credits or acknowledgements.

Books and recordings for review should be sent to:
Jamie Meyers-Riczu
11921 57th Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T5W 3V7

Make sure to provide complete reference information of the work that would be review, including ISBN and the total number of pages.

Reports on musical conferences held in Canada should be sent to the english editor’s care at the address above.

Nota bene — The journal reserves the right to accept or reject any text that is submitted. It is desirable to keep a copy of the submitted work. The journal is not responsible for publishing delays. Published text only binds the responsibility of their authors.