JSAM: Information for Authors

Article submissions should be sent to the Editor by e-mail: jsameditor@gmail.com

The following documents should be included: abstract of no more than 200 words; article text in MS Word with list of references (.doc); musical examples (.pdf or .jpg); and figures (.jpg). Electronic images should be sent as separate low-resolution jpegs rather than being embedded in the text; ideally each image should be less than 1MB in size. (If the article is accepted, high resolution tiff or eps images will be required.) Only the e-mail message should include the author’s name, mailing address, and telephone number. The submission itself should be anonymous throughout the text and notes. Articles should range from 5,000 to 10,000 words (excluding notes). Longer articles will be considered but may be edited for length.

Journal of the Society for American Music employs humanities style for citations, following The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition. Use footnotes for explanatory material that need not appear in the main body of the article. At the end of the article, provide a list of references cited. All musical examples, figures, tables, and appendices should be numbered and contain captions, and the text should indicate approximate placement by the use of a callout, e.g., <figure 1>. Callouts should be placed on a new line after the paragraph in which the figure or example is mentioned. A separate list of captions should be included. Contributors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any material for which they do not hold copyright and for ensuring that the appropriate acknowledgments are included in their typescript. The cost of permissions and reproducing color illustrations will be the responsibility of the author. Upon acceptance of a submission, authors will be asked to assign copyright to the Society for American Music. JSAM does not review articles that are being considered for publication in another journal.

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