Established as Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology in 1984, Ethnomusicology Review is the graduate student publication of the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology. It is edited by graduate students and refereed by a faculty advisory board. Funding for the journal is provided by GSA Publications at UCLA.
Ethnomusicology Review publishes an annual selection of scholarly articles in the Current Issue section of its website and posts essays, book reviews and blogs in its Sounding Board section. Scholars interested in contributing to one or both of these forums are invited to look through the submission guidelines below.
Current Issue articles—The primary feature of the Ethnomusicology Review, Current Issue articles are well-developed essays of 4000-6000 words on topics related to musical practice. Articles are written from a variety of disciplinary perspectives including ethnomusicology, musicology, anthropology, sociology and cultural studies.
Current Issue reviews—These pieces consist of 1000-3000 word assessments of recently released books, audiovisual recordings, websites, theses and dissertations relevant to music scholarship.
Sounding Board essays—Intended to inspire conversation and debate on methodological, political and ethical issues, Sounding Board essays may take written or audio-visual form. Written essays are between 1000-2000 words in length. Audio and video essays do not generally exceed 30 minutes of playback time.
Sounding Board blogs—A forum for the scholarly community, Sounding Board blogs are organized by subject, each incorporating multiple contributors. What’s Goin’ On covers general musical(ogical) events. Notes From the Field is a forum for scholars to discuss their fieldwork experiences. From the Archives and Space Is The Place pertain to specific areas of scholarly interest: audiovisual archiving and jazz studies, respectively.
Written article and essay submissions: written submissions should be sent to the Ethnomusicology Review as double-spaced 8½ x 11 Word documents (.doc or .docx). They should be accompanied by (1) a 150 word abstract, (2) a 100 word bio, (3) pertinent image (.jpg or .tif), audio (.mp3) and video (.flv or .mpg) examples, and (4) a Copyright Release Form. Bibliographies should follow the citation style used by the journal Ethnomusicology.
Audio, video and blog submissions: multimedia submissions are evaluated by means of a 500 word written proposal outlining the content and aim of the submission. Please include a 100 word bio with your proposal.
Articles submitted to the Ethnomusicology Review are reviewed by two to three referees, including one graduate student and one advisory board member.
The Ethnomusicology Review editorial board will notify authors about the status of their submission via email within 60 days after its reception. If the submission has been accepted for publication, the board will send preliminary comments along with the email notification. In the interest of time, we ask that authors return their edited text, audio and video examples, and digital images electronically within 30 days of notification of acceptance. The managing editor will email authors a link to the final web versions of their submissions before publication.
Scott V. Linford
Managing Editor (Sounding Board)
Alex W. Rodriguez
Managing Editor (Journal Volume)
Eric J. Schmidt
J. Martin Daughtry
Elisabeth Le Guin