Founding Editors: Richard Middleton and Ian Biddle
Current Co-ordinating Editors: Nanette de Jong and Ian Biddle

ISSN 1751-7788

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Notes for Contributors

  • download these notes in pdf format
  • download the journal's style sheet

(both require a pdf reader)

We welcome submissions in English from all corners of the community on any area of musicology or related disciplines. Articles should be emailed to the editor as an attachment in rich text format (or as a Word document) at File attachments should be anonymised and the attachment file's title should contain only the title of the article (or some part thereof). In the covering email, authors should include the following information:

  • author's full name
  • affiliation (where appropriate)
  • contact email address where different from that used to submit the article

Article length

Articles should not normally exceed 10000 words (including endnotes), although we would not rule out larger submissions.

Submissions will be read by at least one member of the editorial collective and at least one member of the editorial board. The journal editors will normally be able to notify contributors of their decision within 3 months of submission.

Copyrighted materials

Obtaining permission to reproduce any copyrighted material (notated, aural, visual), in addition to standard acknowledgements in the typescript, remains the sole responsibility of the contributor. It is a condition of acceptance of submissions that written permission be obtained by the contributor to reproduce such material.

The journal also requires that all submissions confirm to its referencing style. The journal's style sheet can be obtained by clicking here.

Preparation of submission

In preparing a submission to the journal, authors should ensure the following
guidelines are followed:

  • all submissions must be double-spaced and justified to the left (this includes endnotes)
  • all submissions should use 12-point type
  • references should be included as endnotes and should adhere to the journal's referencing style (see style sheet)
  • authors should supply an abstract of no more than 250 words in separate attached file or files
  • tables should be included in the submission file
  • notated musical examples, diagrams, photographs and other material should be included as separate file attachments, preferably saved as jpeg or pdf files; their position in the article should be made clear
  • any audio examples should normally be in mp3 format and should be cleared for copyright (see note about copyrighted materials above)
  • submissions should normally use British spelling and musical terminology

We also welcome thoughtful responses to articles already published in Radical Musicology and such responses should also comply with these guidelines.

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