About the Journal

The Journal of the Society of Musicology in Ireland (founded 2005) is a peer–reviewed, open access journal embracing all subdisciplines of musicology in the broadest and most interdisciplinary terms.  The JSMI welcomes submissions in English from both established scholars and doctoral students of any nationality.

Subject areas include all genres of music (including classical music, electro-acoustic music, experimental music, all forms of popular music, sound art, Irish music, world musics and studies of new forms of creative practice) and approaches including (but not restricted to) ethnomusicological, historical, interdisciplinary, performance–based or theoretical. All articles that meet the submission requirements are peer reviewed by specialist international scholars. We will also consider articles previously published in another language that would benefit from dissemination in English translation.

As an online journal, JSMI also invites contributions taking advantage of the multimedia and hypertext capabilities of the web. This can include sound files (e.g. musical examples and field recordings), video (such as clips of performances), live hyperlinks to online resources elsewhere, graphics and non–linear presentation (such as articles with variable paths). Proposals for special themed issues of JSMI are also welcome.

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Submission of articles: If you are interested in having an article peer–reviewed for publication in this journal, see Submissions and the Guidelines for Authors. Submissions may be made online through this site, or by contacting the Executive Editor.

Reviews: JSMI publishes reviews of selected books and sometimes commissions more substantial review articles. Publishers seeking a review of a new publication are invited to contact the Reviews Editor

Previous members of the JSMI Editorial Board include: Aidan Thomson (National University of Ireland, Galway); Aileen Dillane (University of Limerick); Áine Sheil (University of York); Barra Boydell (Maynooth University); Estelle Murphy (Maynooth University); Gareth Cox (Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick); Griffith Rollefson (University College Cork); Jacqueline Waeber (Trinity College Dublin); Jaime Jones (University College Dublin); Mark Fitzgerald (TU Dublin Conservatoire); Michael Liam Gorry (Queen's University Belfast); Michael Murphy (Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick); Paul Everett (University College Cork); and Wolfgang Marx (University College Dublin). 

The Society for Musicology in Ireland has charitable tax exemption in the Republic of Ireland, with Registered Charity Number CHY 19361.