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CALL FOR PAPERS

The focus of the Journal for Research in Music Performance is broad and includes all aspects of performance. Manuscripts submitted should be based on a sound theoretical foundation and appeal to a music performance audience. Manuscripts of a theoretical, practical, or empirical nature are welcome and manuscripts that address innovative performances are especially encouraged.

Types of Manuscripts
Research Articles: Research articles include 15-25 page manuscripts (approximately 4,000 - 7,000 words) that are theoretical or empirical in nature. Research articles are to be well grounded in the relevant literature and present knowledge, methods, and insights relevant to music performance. The broad scope of the journal and its diverse readership necessitates that research articles address issues that have a wide appeal and significance to music performers and music teachers.

Instructional Articles: Instructional articles are 10-20 page manuscripts (approximately 3,000 - 6,000 words) designed to explain and clarify innovative performance methods. Instructional articles, while grounded in the literature on performance or pedagogy, focus on the explanation of tentative, emerging, or alternative teaching or performing methodologies, rather than the strict reporting of empirical data.

Review Articles: Review articles are 3-5 page manuscripts (1,000 - 1,500 words) that include commentaries and evaluations of recently published works - books, articles, compositions, or web sites - related to music performance practices or pedagogies.

Submission Guidelines
See the Submission Guidelines page for specific information regarding submitting manuscripts to JRMP.

Submission Procedure
All submissions to JRMP must be made online through the Online Submission Platform. Prior to submitting a manuscript, please read carefully the Submission Guidelines. Do not send submissions by email or postal mail.

Review Process
Upon submission, all authors will receive an acknowledgement of receipt. Following a brief editorial review to determine the manuscript's appropriateness for JRMP, each manuscript will be blind reviewed by two members of the Review Board. The review process will take approximately 2-3 months. At the end of the review process authors will be notified as to the status of their manuscripts - accept, revise and resubmit, or reject - and will receive substantive feedback from the reviewers. Over the past three years, the manuscript acceptance rate for JRMP has been 20 percent.

Copyright Permissions
Manuscript authors are responsible for obtaining copyright permissions for any copyrighted materials included within manuscripts. The authors must provide permission letters, when appropriate, to the JRMP Editors.

Journal Indexing
The JRMP is currently indexed in ERIC, EBSCO, Google Scholar, MSN, SilverPlatter, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, OCLC, Ovid, ProQuest, and Thompson Dialog. This level of indexing provides millions of teacher, researchers, students, and administrators with access to JRMP published articles.

Editorial Policy
All manuscripts accepted for publication are subject to copyediting by the Associate Managing Editor. Subsequent to copyediting, and prior to publication, authors will be provided galley proofs to correct errors and provide final approval of all changes.
Before publication, authors of accepted manuscripts must assign copyright of the manuscript to the Journal of Research in Music Performance (see Copyright Agreement Form. Requests to republish articles should be made to JRMP, although advance permission to copy articles is made in accordance with "fair use" guidelines.

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Criteria for Papers

Research Articles:
Research articles include 15-25 page manuscripts (4,000 - 7,000 words) that are historical, theoretical or empirical in nature. Research articles are to be well grounded in the relevant literature and present knowledge, methods, and insights relevant to performance or performance pedagogy and practices. The broad scope of the journal and its diverse readership requires that research articles address issues that have a wide appeal and significance to many performance practitioners.

Instruction Articles:
Instructional articles are 5-15 page manuscripts (1,500 - 4,000 words) designed to explain and clarify music performance and or teaching methods. Instructional articles, while grounded in the literature on higher education pedagogy, focus on the explanation of tentative, emerging, or alternative performance teaching methodologies, rather than the reporting of empirical data.

Review Articles:
Review articles are 3-5 page manuscripts (1,000 - 1,500 words) that include commentaries and evaluations of recently published works - books, articles, or web sites - related to music performance practices or pedagogies.

Submission guidelines
All manuscripts should be free from grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors, and written in an appropriate style. Uncertainty over issues of format or style should be answered using the latest version of the APA style guidelines conform to the organization, style, and format guidelines set forth by the latest version of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

All manuscripts must be submitted in English and in Microsoft Word format. The following Submission Guidelines pertain to all manuscript types, that is, Research Articles, Instructional Articles, and Review Articles.

Please note: All submissions to the JRMP must consist of a single electronic file that adheres to the guidelines set below. Any pictures or graphics should be embedded in the MSWord file.

Manuscript Structure
All manuscripts should conform to the following general structure:
1. Title Page
2. Abstract and Keywords
3. Body of Manuscript
4. Acknowledgements
5. References
6. Appendices
7. Biographical Notes of Authors (accepted manuscripts only)


Specific Guidelines
Title Page: Include the manuscript title only. Do not include the authors' names, affiliations, email addresses, or phone numbers. Author information will be obtained during the online submission process. Do not bold face or italicized anything on the title page.
Abstract: Include a 100-200 word abstract describing and summarizing the manuscript. The abstract should be self-explanatory and provide the reader with a summarization of the contents of the manuscript.
Keywords: At the bottom of the Abstract page include 3-5 keywords, separated by commas that may be used to index the manuscript.
Body of Manuscript: The body of the manuscript should conform to the following guidelines.

Length: Manuscript length will depend on the type of manuscript submitted: Research Article (15-25 pages), Instructional Article (10-20 pages), and Review Article (3-5 pages). These lengths include only the text of the manuscript and not the abstract, references, and appendices. Manuscripts of greater length will be considered as space and interest provide.

Manuscript Preparation: All manuscripts should conform to the APA preparation guidelines. Specifically, manuscripts should use:

double-spaced text;

12-point standard font (e.g., Times, Times Roman);

1-inch margins (i.e., top, bottom, left, right);

italics, as needed, but no underlining;

page numbers, in the upper right corner of the page header; and

section headers, as needed.

Manuscript Style: All manuscripts should conform to the APA style guidelines for punctuation, spelling, capitalization, italics, abbreviations, headings, quotations, numbers, tables, and figures. In addition, authors should follow the APA style guidelines for reducing bias in language.

Footnotes and Endnotes: Footnotes and endnotes should not be used. Relevant information, which might normally be placed in a footnote or endnote, should be included in the manuscript text.

Acknowledgements: Any acknowledgements of persons, institutions, or granting agencies should be brief.
References: All manuscripts should conform to the APA guidelines for citations and references. The following examples are provided for clarity, however, authors should consult the APA guidelines for specific formats.
Tables and Figures: All manuscripts should conform to the APA guidelines for the inclusion of Tables and Figures. Tables and Figures should be numbered sequentially (e.g., Table 1, Table 2, and Figure 1, Figure 2) and include descriptive titles.
Author Biographies (for accepted manuscripts only): All authors of accepted manuscripts must include short biographies, approximately 50-100 words, which include the authors’ institutional affiliation, current job title, and relevant accomplishments, positions, publications, and teaching responsibilities. Upon manuscript acceptance, authors will be asked to submit the short bio.

JRMP moves!

 

JRMP will not accept submissions as it moves to a new home during the remainder of 2017.

 

 
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New Issue

 
The 2016 Spring Issue has been published. See our current section to view. Thank you to our authors and reviewers for all their hard work.  
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Call for Papers

 
The focus of the Journal for Research in Music Performance is broad and includes all aspects of performance. Manuscripts submitted should be based on a sound theoretical foundation and appeal to a music performance audience. Manuscripts of a theoretical, practical, or empirical nature are welcome and manuscripts that address innovative performances are especially encouraged.  
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