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Acta Musicologica is the official peer-reviewed journal of the International Musicological Society (IMS). It contains articles on musicological research of international importance in five different languages (English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish). The journal is published semiannually in print form by Bärenreiter. Digital full-text coverage of all issues from 1928 up to 3 years ago is provided by JSTOR (members of the IMS have free access). All current issues (from 2016 onward) are available through Project MUSE. Furthermore, Acta is indexed and abstracted by all the major citation indexing services and bibliographic databases, such as Thomson Reuters’s Arts & Humanities Citation Index, EBSCOhost’s Music Index, ProQuest’s Periodicals Index Online, or RILM Abstracts of Music Literature.

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International Musicological Society   Bärenreiter   JSTOR
Project MUSE
Arts & Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science)   EBSCOhost Music Index   ProQuest Music Periodicals Database   RILM Abstracts of Music Literature


ACTAvism: Acta Musicologica and Doing What We Believe

As the co-editors of Acta Musicologica we receive inquiries about the range and contents of potential contributions to the IMS journal on an almost daily basis. Which disciplines and fields constitute the musicology Acta’s pages normally contain? Where do the historical and cultural borders fall? Which languages are possible? Which theories? Which scientific methods? Is there some topic to avoid? Is there an approach that might be inappropriate?