Call for Papers: Ethnomusicology Review Volume 22

Ethnomusicology Review is now accepting submissions for Volume 22, scheduled for publication in Fall 2018. Started as Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology (PRE) in 1984, Ethnomusicology Review is a refereed journal managed by UCLA graduate students and a faculty advisory board. Our online format allows authors to rethink how they use media to present their argument and data, moving beyond the constraints of print journals. We encourage submissions that make use of video, audio, color photographs, and interactive media. The submission deadline is April 2nd, 2018.


Articles are original essays of no more than 8000 words on topics related to musical practice, and will be subject to an extensive peer-review process prior to publication. These may be written from a variety of disciplinary perspectives including ethnomusicology, musicology, anthropology, sociology and cultural studies. Essays in languages other than English will be considered for publication, provided that qualified reviewers are available, but authors are encouraged to include an abstract written in English.


*The submission deadline is April 2nd, 2018.*
Full guidelines for submission:






Sounding Board Submissions:

In addition to the annual volume, we are accepting submissions to the Sounding Board. The Sounding Board publishes content on a weekly basis and includes eight columns ranging from book reviews to short editorials and video presentations. To propose a piece for submission, please contact one of the column editors below for guidelines on how to submit:

What's Goin' On (book and media reviews, editorials)
Notes from the Field (brief essays from the scholars currently engaged in fieldwork)
From the Archives (noteworthy highlights from ethnomusicology archives)
Space is the Place (on the intersection between jazz studies and ethnomusicology)
Historical Perspectives (pertaining to music of both the distant and recent past)
Bring the Noise (popular music studies)
Ecomusicology (focusing on the intersection of music, nature, and culture)
Crossing Boarders (methodologies and findings from those working with music in a trans-disciplinary ways)

Sounding Board submission deadlines are rolling; please contact the editors.


"Sounding Board" is intended as a space for scholars to publish thoughts and observations about their current work. These postings are not peer reviewed and do not reflect the opinion of Ethnomusicology Review. We support the expression of controversial opinions, and welcome civil discussion about them. We do not, however, tolerate overt discrimination based on race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or religion, and reserve the right to remove posts that we feel might offend our readers.