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Instructions to Contributors

Current Musicology invites the submission of articles in all branches of musicology, including historical musicology, ethnomusicology, and music theory. We especially encourage submissions from graduate students and other young scholars.

Submissions should consist of the following:
• A cover letter including submission title,     author's name and contact info (email and
    postal address);
• An abstract of no more than 250 words;
• A PDF or MS Word version of your submission     or three double-spaced hard copies.

Submitted articles may range in length from 18 to 30 pages (roughly 3500 to 9000 words), double-spaced and including musical examples.

As submissions are reviewed anonymously—the author's name should not appear on the typescripts.

Typescripts will not be returned.
Electronic submissions are encouraged (readable in MS Word or as PDF).

All submissions and inquiries should be send to:

            Attn: Editor-in-Chief
            Current Musicology
            Department of Music
            Columbia University
            614 Dodge Hall, MC 1812
            New York, NY 10027
            (tel) 212-854-1632
            (fax) 212-854-8191
            current-musicology@columbia.edu
Key Aspects of CM House Style

• The author-date system should be used for in-text citations in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition).
Endnotes (not footnotes) may be used, but should be reserved for matters peripheral to your main argument.
• Your paper should conclude with a list, entitled 'References,' citing all authors/works to which you refer.
• As a general rule, please refer to any musical examples in order of appearance as "Example x," illustrations as "Figure x," tables as "Table x." A list of full captions of musical examples, tables, and figures should be included on a separate sheet.


Additional Considerations—Guidelines for Publication

• Authors must obtain permission in writing to quote from music or poetry under copyright and should include a copy of the permissions file with the submitted manuscript.
• Musical examples should be submitted individually as original Finale files (.MUS) or as high resolution (1200 dpi) TIFF files. Handwritten material will not be accepted without prior arrangement with the editors.
• Any artwork (in addition to musical examples) must be submitted at size (i.e., 100%) and include both the electronic file and hard copy.
• Art should be in EPS, TIFF, or PDF format.
• Scans must be at 300 dpi for grayscale images and 1200 dpi for line art.