Article manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor,
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY 14604. Inquiries and soft copies (see items 1
and 6 below) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
one hard copy and one soft copy (see item 6 below) of all material related to the article, a brief biographical data sheet,
and an abstract of no more than 100 words. Copies must be printed on one
side only, on standard size paper. Authors must obtain in writing all
permissions for the publication of material under copyright and submit a
copy of the permissions file when the manuscript is first sent to the
editor. Authors hold the editor and the Society for Ethnomusicology
harmless against copyright claims.
must be typed double-spaced (including endnotes, quotations, song texts,
references cited, indented material, and captions for illustrations).
Copies using single line or one and a half line spacing are not
acceptable. Leave 1 1/2” margins on all sides with only the left-hand
not submit original artwork for review; submit copies. Original artwork may be requested upon
acceptance for publication, in which case it must be of sufficient quality
to permit direct reproduction.
illustrations should be labeled and numbered consecutively. We use three labels:
"Table," for tables, "Music
Example," for musical example, and "Figure," for everything else, including photographs, maps, diagrams, line art, etc. Captions should be
typed on a separate sheet. A callout, i.e., <PLACE FIGURE 1 HERE>,
should indicate clearly where in the text the illustration should go.
5. Citations are carried within the text, as in (Rhodes 1955:262). References should be typed double spaced at the end of the article, alphabetically by author and chronologically for each author (most recent, first). A recent issue of Ethnomusicology or Fig. 15.1, p.788, of the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2010) will serve as a model. SEM style differs from the Chicago Manual example in the use of US postal codes for state abbreviations, and in the placement of page numbers for edited collections after the editor's name, preceded by a comma, and with no "pp.”
6. The soft copy should be sent as a .doc or .docx file, with personal identification and copyright protection removed. Please do not send PDFs. Each file should be smaller than 1 MB.
are to be presented in a separate paragraph, thusly labeled, at the end of
the text, preceding endnotes. (See also Manuscript Processing, item 2.)
Authors whose articles are accepted for publication are encouraged to
include their email addresses in the Acknowledgements.
submitted to Ethnomusicology should not have been published
elsewhere--including in electronic form, other than on personal web
pages--nor should they simultaneously be under review or scheduled for
publication in another journal or in a book. Further, if an author submits
a paper to Ethnomusicology that is based on material closely
related to that in other published or submitted papers or books, the
author should explain the relationships among them, in a cover letter to
must be in English and observe United States conventions of usage,
spelling, and punctuation. This journal maintains the principles of
gender-neutral discourse and the editors thus request authors and
reviewers to adhere to these practices. A set of guidelines developed by
the Society for Music Theory (SMT) has been adopted by the Society for
Ethnomusicology and is posted on the SEM web site.
principle, the journal prefers articles to be no longer than 10,000 words,
including notes and references.
record, and film reviews ordinarily are solicited by the respective review
editors, from whom authors will receive instructions. Authors should try to work endnotes into the body of the review and limit references cited. Authors
should submit reviews simultaneously on hard and soft copy.
order to preserve anonymity in the review process, authors should refrain
from using headers or footers that include their name. When possible,
authors should submit reviews electronically as e-mail attachments, or as
directed by the review editor.
manuscript is read first by the editor, who determines if it is of
sufficient interest to proceed further. If not, the editor notifies the
author that this is the case. If the manuscript is of sufficient interest,
it is sent to outside referees who send written evaluations and
recommendations, sometimes with suggestions for revision, to the editor.
The editor may reject the manuscript, delay a decision while encouraging
revisions, or accept it substantially as is. Ordinarily, the editor will
forward the referees evaluations (anonymously) along with their
decisions. Authors of articles may suggest names of appropriate (and
review process is intended to be a "double blind" peer-review. Authors
have the responsibility for removing information that might reveal their
identity to reviewers, and may choose to omit or abbreviate
acknowledgements or notes that contain personal information such as the
names of advisors, institutions, or spouses/partners. (If the article is
accepted for publication, this information can be reinserted.) Requests by
authors or reviewers to have their names revealed to the other party will,
of course, be honored.
review process is generally completed within four months. Authors will be
notified if there is a delay.
and reviews are accepted for publication subject to editing for style.
Authors of articles will have an opportunity to make final changes after
copyediting, and to correct printer's errors in page proofs.
5. Authors of articles will receive three copies of the journal
free of charge; authors of reviews will receive one copy. Authors will also
receive a PDF file of their article or review.
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