FORMAT. All submissions must be in Microsoft Word format and conform to the Review's Style Guide. Guides for preparing articles and commentaries are available in PDF format or as a Word document. Guides for preparing book reviews are also available in PDF format or as a Word document.
LANGUAGE. Submissions are accepted in English, including an English-language abstract. At the author's discretion, additional abstracts in other languages may also be submitted.
SUBMISSION PROCEDURE. Submissions must be electronically "up-loaded" using the appropriate web page (http://emusicology.org/perl/EMR/submit-paper.pl). You should then send email to the Editor ( email@example.com ) so they can start the review process.
FORMAT REJECTION. Submissions are subjected to an automated screening process that checks to ensure conformity with the EMR Style Guide. This includes checking font type and size, margins, and other layout information. Only those submissions that conform fully to the EMR Style Guide are forwarded to the Editor. You will be notified automatically by e-mail if your submission fails to meet the technical specification for submission. Ensuring conformity to the Style Guide will help avoid delays.
CAVEAT. EMR follows a Public Peer Review practice. Potential authors should be aware that this practice differs from the practices of other scholarly journals. Interested authors should read carefully the Editorial Information describing the review process in order to avoid possible misunderstandings.
EDITORIAL POLICY. The Editor for Empirical Musicology Review bears ultimate responsibility for deciding which submissions are published. The Editor is free to solicit assessments from Associate Editors or from other scholars. But the Editor is not bound by the advice or assessment offered by peer reviewers.
ORIGINAL WORK. By submitting a manuscript, authors are understood as declaring the work to be an original document of their own creation that has not already been published.
APPROVAL TO PUBLISH. By submitting a manuscript, authors are automatically granting Empirical Musicology Review the right to publish the submitted item as is. The author or authors retain copyright ownership, but grant an irrevocable right for the Knowledge Bank to archive and render publicly accessible the submitted item in perpetuity. Authors should not submit manuscripts that they do not want published. For example, authors should not use the EMR review process as a means for gathering critical feedback for some other purpose.
PUBLIC PEER REVIEW. EMR follows a Public Peer Review practice whose goal is to publish writings within a context of scholarly discussion and debate rather than as isolated contributions. Commentaries on submitted articles are published in tandem with the article, rather than treated as private correspondence between authors and reviewers. The goal is to increase the educational value by allowing readers to witness a scholarly conversation.
PROCEDURE. The Editor examines each submission and determines whether the subject matter meets EMR's topical scope. Manuscripts deemed to fall within the purview of EMR may be assigned to an Associate Editor. The Editor or Associate Editor reviews the submission and determines whether the quality of the submission merits further consideration. If the work is considered to be worthy of review, two or more knowledgeable scholars are commissioned to write commentaries on the work. In selecting Reviewers, the Editor may consult with one or more Associate Editors, or may assign the reviewing task to an Associate Editor.
COMMENTARIES. The Editor will normally commission or invite "Commentaries" by one or more scholars regarding any submitted article. In accepting a manuscript for publication, the Editor will typically also select one or more of the commissioned Commentaries for tandem publication. Not all commissioned Commentaries will be published. All commentaries are signed rather than anonymous.
MANUSCRIPT REVISION. In order not to render the commissioned Commentaries irrelevant, submitting authors will have only a limited opportunity to revise their original submission. Typically, revisions will be limited to minor matters such as correcting errors of fact and improving readability. The opportunity to revise the submission is at the sole discretion of the Editor.
PUBLIC CORRESPONDENCE. Please note that all e-mail is electronically archived. It is the policy of Empirical Musicology Review that EMR reserves the right to make all archived correspondence publicly available for historical or other research purposes. Prospective authors wishing to communicate with the journal in confidence, should use the telephone. Corresponding with the Editor via e-mail presumes that the correspondant agrees to the potential public release of the communication.
UNDERTAKING. In conjunction with the "Knowledge Bank" project, the Ohio State University Library undertakes to ensure electronic availability of all scholarship published in EMR in perpetuity.
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