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Musicology and Music Theory Journals[]


19th-Century Music

19th-Century Music (1977–2004)

A Grileira

Acta Musicologica (1931–2002) (current organ of the International Musicological Society)

Ad Parnassum Journal

African Musicology Online

American Music

  • Six-eight week turnaround; very helpful comments from readers (x2)
  • Excellent copy editor

Ars Lyrica

Asian Music - Journal of the Society for Asian Music: includes subscription and submission information.

Asian Music (1968–2002)

Bach: Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute

Basler Jahrbuch für historische Musikpraxis

Billboard Online

Birgit Lotz Verlag

Black Music Research Journal (1980–2004) (Center for Black Music Research)

BPM Online - British Postgraduate Musicology, and home to the online discussion group BPM Debate.

British Journal of Ethnomusicology (1992–2002)

British Journal of Music Education

British Postgraduate Musicology

Cambridge Opera Journal

Central and Eastern European Online Library

Choral Journal (American Choral Directors Association)

Circuit : musiques contemporaines

College Music Society

Computer Music Journal - General info on this MIT publication.

Computing in Musicology

Computing in Musicology - Contents and abstracts for all issues of this journal.

Contemporary Music Review


Current Musicology - Published by Columbia University. Contains contents of all issues since 1985, and abstracts of more recent volumes.

  • Fast acceptance with some decent comments by readers. However, the web site hasn't been updated since 2011. I don't know if the 2012 print issue ever came out. I've repeatedly tried to contact the editors and faculty about this but have gotten no responses.
  • Same poster as above. Finally heard back. Bad comminucations at their end. Getting print copies now.

De Musica

Discourses in Music

Discourses in Music - Journal centered on maintaining a dialogue on musical and aesthetic matters among graduate music students across Canada. Includes prior journal issues and submission guidelines.

Dutch Journal of Music Theory (Tijdschrift voor Muziektheorie) - This journal no longer exists. Its successor is Music Theory & Analysis, which also hosts the archive of the former DJMT.

Early Keyboard Journal Online - Includes index, sales of back issues and subscriptions, and advertising and submissions information.

Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Early Music

Early Music - General information on this journal published by Oxford Journal Press.

Early Music - Table of contents, abstracts, ordering information for the journal from Oxford University Press. ISSN 0306-1078

Early Music History

Early Music History (1981–2002)

Early Music Performer

ECHO - Created and edited by graduate students in the Department of Musicology at the University of California. All articles are online or available for download in PDF format.

Echo: a music centered journal

Echo: A Music-Centered Journal

Eighteenth-Century Music

Electronic Musicological Review

Empirical Musicology Review

Empirical Musicology Review

Ethnomusicology (1953–2003) (Society for Ethnomusicology)

Ethnomusicology Forum

Ethnomusicology OnLine

Ethnomusicology Online - The peer-reviewed web journal of the University of Maryland. Includes articles, reviews, and a Cambodian music informational page.

Ethnomusicology Review

European Meetings in Ethnomusicology - Published by the Romanian Society for Ethnomusicology. Includes current issue and contact information for the society.

European Music Journal

Fontes Artis Musicae

  • Quick acceptance and great editing; has a big backlog.

German National Discography

Grainger Studies

Gramophone Magazine

Grove Music Online

Il Saggiatore Musicale

Indiana Theory Review

Integral - Scholarly music journal produced entirely by graduate students in music theory at the Eastman School of Music. Includes complete journal index and submission info.

International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP)

Intersections: A Canadian Journal of Music

Jazz Now Magazine

Jazz Perspectives

Jazz Research Journal

JIMS: Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies

JMM: The Journal of Music and Meaning

Journal of Film Music

Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies

Journal of Music History Pedagogy

Journal of Music Theory

Journal of Music Theory - Published by the Yale University Department of Music.

Turnaround time can be more than double the original estimates.

Journal of Music Theory (1957–2002)

Journal of Musicological Research

  • About a three-month turnaround, ok comments. Really easy online system, good copyeditor and editors.

Journal of Musicology

Journal of Musicology - Abstracts of recent issues, and submission guidelines for this journal published at Indiana University.

This journal does not use double-blind reviewing practices. Reviewers know who the authors of submitted articles are.

Journal of New Music Research

Journal of New Music Research - Includes abstracts from all articles since 1994 and general information.

Journal of Popular Music Studies - Founded by the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, U.S. chapter (IASPM-US).

Journal of Schenkerian Studies- a peer-reviewed journal published annually by the Center for Schenkerian Studies and the University of North Texas Press under the guidance of Timothy Jackson, Stephen Slottow, and an expert editorial board. The journal features articles on all facets of Schenkerian thought, including theory, analysis, pedagogy, and historical aspects.

Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music - Refereed forum for scholarly studies of the musical cultures of the seventeenth century.

Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music[dead link]

Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music

Journal of the Society for American Music

  • Less than two days to pass editorial review, and just under two months to hear back from the reviewers.
  • Comments were always insightful, but sometimes employed dismissive or degrading language.
  • Be aware that the editor does not offer more than a single invitation to revise and resubmit. In other words, if your first resubmission is not yet ready to be accepted with minor revisions, it will be declined.

Journal of Sonic Studies

Journal of the Alamire Foundation

Journal of the American Musicological Society

Journal of the American Musicological Society - Founded in 1948, it welcomes topics from all fields of musical inquiry. Table of contents for all the issues since 1970, a free preview issue, and online subscription form.

Journal of the IAWM (International Alliance for Women in Music)

Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa

Journal of the Musicological Society of Australia: "Musicology Australia"

Journal of the Royal Musical Association

Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland

Keyboard Perspectives (Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies)

Latin American Music Review - LAMR explores the historical, ethnographic, and socio-cultural dimensions of Latin American music in Latin American social groups. Includes texts of the current issue, as well as an archive.

Leonardo Music Journal


MikroPolyphonie - A journal focused on the analysis and discussion of contemporary music making and research (defunct as of 2003). Includes archive of content from the 1996-2003 issues.

Min-Ad Israel Studies in Musicology - A scholarly web journal published sponsored by the Israel Musicological Society. It includes articles, reviews, and readers' feedback on articles.

Music & Vision

Music and Anthropology - Founded by the Study Group on Anthropology of Music in Mediterranean Cultures of the International Council for Traditional Music. Includes all articles since 1996.

Music and Nature

Music and Letters - Information about the Oxford journal of international musicology scholarship.

Music and the Moving Image

Music and Politics

Music and Politics - UC Santa Barbara based interdisciplinary musical journal considering the relation of music, politics, and art.

Music Educators Journal (1934–2007)

Music Perception

Music Research Forum

Music, Sound, and the Moving Image

Music Theory & Analysis (MTA)

Music Theory Online - The online journal of the Society for Music Theory.

Music Theory Spectrum - Official print journal of the Society for Music Theory. Features articles and book reviews on a range of topics in music theory and analysis, including aesthetics, the history of theory, linear analysis, post-tonal theory, and narratology.

Music Theory Spectrum (1979–2003) (Society for Music Theory)

Musica Disciplina

Musica Humana (Korean Institute for Musicology)

Musical Quarterly - Basic information about this Oxford journal, founded in 1915.

Musicology Australia

Muziki: Journal of Music Research in Africa

Neue Musikzeitung

New Music Connoisseur

Nineteenth-Century Music Review

Nordic Journal of Music Therapy - Articles, journal information, training courses, organizations, databases, advertisements, conferences, forums, links, and guidelines for submitting articles.

Nota Bene (Canada’s first undergraduate journal of musicology)

North American Opera Journal

Opera Quarterly

  • After waiting 7 mos. with no responses from the editor, I sent my article elsewhere. About two months after I wrote to withdraw it, I got some really weird comments back and a garbled rejection.
  • After I waiting 6 months, I received a response from the editor that they needed more time. After 10 months, I received no reply despite 2 inquiries and withdrew the submission.
  • Submitted a commissioned and time-sensitive piece in the summer of 2015. It is now December 2016 and the essay is still not in print.
  • Submitted an article and only after two months did the editor, at the behest of another staff member, review the article and deem it inappropriate for the journal.

Organised Sound - An international journal which focuses on the rapidly developing methods and issues arising from the use of technology in music today.

Oxford Bibliographies in Music Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology

Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology - Published annually by the UCLA Graduate Students Association. Includes indexes from 1984 to the present.

Performance Practice Review

Perspectives of New Music - Academic journal dealing with rigorous compositional methods. Includes complete table of contents and three recent issues.

Philomusica on-line

Plainsong & Mediaeval Music

Polish Music Journal - General information on the submission guidelines and board for this journal published by USC.

Popular Music - British publication edited by Keith Negus. Includes free sample issue and tables of contents.

Popular Music (1981–2003)

Popular Music & Society - Includes index, editorial guidelines, and links to contributors' websites and publications.

  • Five months turnaround time. No helpful feedback in the end, and initial communications were all by snail mail!

Popular Music History - Includes journal information, a sample issue, and contents of the current issue.

Popular Musicology Online - Refereed cross-disciplinary journal. Includes current issue and interactive mailing list.

Psychomusicology: Music, Mind and Brain

Radical Musicology

Recercare,Journal for the study and practice of early music (FIMA: Fondazione Italiana per la Musica Antica)

Review of Popular Music - E-journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music.

Riemenschneider Bach Institute

Rivista italiana di musicologica

Society for Music Theory Newsletter


Studi Musicali

Studia Musicologica (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)


The Absolute Sound

The Choral Scholar (National Collegiate Choral Organization)

The Journal of Musicology - It is a review of music history, criticism, analysis, and performance practice that provides some of the most significant research and critical thought currently being produced in the field of musicology. The site contains tables of contents, abstracts, and an author index of recently published articles.

The Musical Quarterly

The World of Music - Journal of the Department of Ethnomusicology, published by the Otto-Friedrich University at Bamberg, Germany. Contains contents and abstracts of all issues, as well as the World of Music Bibliography.

Theoria: Historical Aspects of Music Theory

Theory and Practice - Annual publication by the Music Theory Society of New York

twentieth-century music


Volume ! The French journal of popular music studies a


Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture (Univ. of Nebraska Press)

  • About a 4-month turnaround, great editor, great comments to work with. I got an R&R that was accepted after 1 round of revisions.

Yale Journal of Music and Religion

  • interdisciplinary and peer-revied journal with a focus on the relationship between music and religion
  • open-access online journal
  • not only focused on "sacred music"