Ethnomusicology Review is seeking submissions for its next annual volume, scheduled for publication in Fall 2012. As an online, refereed Open Access journal, EMR moves beyond the constraints of print journals and allows authors to rethink how they use media to present their work. We encourage submissions that make use of video, audio, color photographs, and interactive media. Submissions of documentary videos or video/audio essays as peer-reviewed publications are also welcomed.

Ethnomusicology Review welcomes submissions not only from ethnomusicology, but also systematic musicology, historical musicology, anthropology, dance ethnology, cultural studies, folklore, sociology, law, and area studies. EMR is currently accepting contributions in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and other languages on a case-by-case basis.

Text-based submissions should be attached to an email in .doc format. Media should be included as separate attachments, not embedded in the Word document. We also accept files on CD-R and DVD. It is the contributor’s responsibility to obtain permissions for any copyrighted materials. For complete submission guidelines, please visit EMR online.

Subject Matter

Ethnomusicology Review (EMR) is a peer-reviewed online Open Access journal. We publish interdisciplinary music research in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and other languages on a case-by-case basis. Our online format allows authors to rethink how they use media to present their argument and data, moving beyond the constraints of print journals. We encourage submissions that make use of video, audio, color photographs, and interactive media.

What to Submit

  • Articles
    • Not more than 30 pages in length
    • A brief (one paragraph) abstract
    • Optional: a brief (one paragraph) biographical sketch and photo of the author
    • An Author Agreement Form (available for download at bottom of this page)
  • Video/Audio essays
    • For video, please submit in .flv format
    • For audio, please submit in .mp3 format
    • A brief (one paragraph) abstract
    • Optional: a brief (one paragraph) biographical sketch and photo of the author
    • An Author Agreement Form (available for download at the bottom of this page)
  • Reviews
    • About a recently published (within the past two years) book, recording, website, etc.
    • Not more than 10 pages in length
  • Requirements for All:
    • email submissions to emreview@ucla.edu
    • Text sent electronically as Word (.doc) documents
    • Pieces formatted in compliance with previous issues of EMR
      • Bibliographies should use the Author-Date style used by this journal and the journal Ethnomusicology by the Society for Ethnomusicology. See past volumes for guidance.
    • Digital images in JPG, TIFF, PNG or other widely compatible formats
    • Musical examples in MP3 format

Authors must include any instructions pertaining to:

  • Placement of images and audio examples, and their captions
  • Special characters or fonts required

Authors retain all copyrights but grant exclusive use of their material for six (6) months, and non-exclusive use thereafter.