Journal of Popular Music Studies
© 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Edited By: Gayle Wald and Oliver Wang
Online ISSN: 1533-1598
Journal of Popular Music Studies is an interdisciplinary journal covering a wide range of approaches to popular music. Submissions are not limited to any disciplinary, methodological, or theoretical approach. Each submission is considered by external specialist reviewers familiar with the specific topic of the essay as well as the field of popular music studies. In every case, preference will be given to manuscripts that are challenging and original as well as clearly and persuasively written.
To submit a manuscript for consideration, send an electronic copy with a title page including name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and email address; please do not include any information that would identify you as author in the body of the manuscript. Each manuscript page should be numbered and contain an abbreviated title. References should follow The MLA Style Manual, 2nd ed. (New York: MLA, 1998). Please send submissions via our ScholarOne system [http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jpms]. Book review-related queries should go to our Books Editor, David Suisman at firstname.lastname@example.org. All other questions about the journal, including queries about non-article content (roundtables, creative work, pedagogical essays, et. al.) should be directed to email@example.com.
Manuscripts should be typed and double spaced with at least one-inch margins on each side. Manuscripts may range from a minimum of 5,000 words to a maximum of 7,500 words, including notes and bibliography. Authors wishing to submit manuscripts below or exceeding these guidelines must consult with the editor prior to submission. Music transcriptions, song lyrics, photographs, tables, and other graphics can be included with an indication of placement in the text. Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions for all copyrighted materials.
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