Acta Musicologica

Acta Musicologica is the official peer-reviewed journal of the International Musicological Society, which has its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. It contains articles on musicological research of international importance in five different languages (English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish) and is published biannually (June and December) by Bärenreiter-Verlag.


Current Issue

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Note from the Editors

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Editorial Staff


Federico Celestini (AT)
Philip V. Bohlman (US)

Associate Editor

Lukas Christensen (AT)

Editorial Board

Salwa El-Shawan Castelo Branco (PT)
Daniel Chua (HK)
Omar Corrado (AR)
Julian Johnson (GB)
Margaret Kartomi (AU)
Sebastian Klotz (DE)
Denis Laborde (FR)
Margarita Mazo (US)
Richard Middleton (GB)
Dörte Schmidt (DE)
Emanuele Senici (IT)
Álvaro Torrente (ES)
Stanislav Tuksar (HR)

Information for Authors

As Acta Musicologica is a peer review journal, we send each submission in an anonymous form to two reviewers and contact the authors again as soon as we receive their reports. Please be aware that the reviewing process takes at least five or six weeks.

Submitted papers must be original works, which have not previously been published in any form elsewhere. Manuscripts should be sent electronically to Federico Celestini and Philip Bohlman, with the words “Manuscript for Acta Musicologica” included in the subject line. The text must not exceed 8,000 words (including references) and must be submitted as a Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx). Please also include a short English biography of up to 100 words and an English abstract of your article conforming to the RILM Guidelines.

Images should be placed in-line the document and attached as separate files (PDF, EPS, TIFF, or JPG; 300 dpi at 15 cm/6 inches in portrait format). PDF is the preferred file format for music examples. All figures are reproduced in black and white.

For all other questions of style, please refer to the according publication guidelines:

English: The Chicago Manual of Style
French: Protocole de soumission d’articles à la “Revue de Musicologie”
German: “Die Musikforschung” – Hinweise für Autoren
Italian: Norme editoriali
Spanish: Normas de estilo de publicación en “Revista de musicología”


Federico Celestini (Editor)
Department of Music, University of Innsbruck
Karl-Schönherr-Straße 3
A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria


Bärenreiter-Verlag Basel AG
via PWC (Revisionsstelle)
St. Jacobs-Straße 25
CH-4002 Basle, Switzerland
Fax: +41-1-865-3080





Philip V. Bohlman (Editor)
Department of Music, University of Chicago
1010 East 59th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA


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Lukas Christensen (Associate Editor)