The Society for Ethnomusicology is pleased to announce Sound Matters: The SEM Blog. Hosted on
the SEM website, the blog will offer content on a variety of subjects related
to music, sound, and ethnomusicology. We seek lively and accessible posts that provide
both stimulating short-form reading for ethnomusicologists and outreach to
readers beyond the academy. We encourage authors to consider this forum a
unique opportunity to transcend the boundaries of traditional print journals
with brief works that integrate hyperlinks and multimedia examples. All content
will be peer-reviewed.
Posts may follow any recognized editorial standards. The Editor, in
consultation with the Advisory Board if necessary, may choose to make minor
alterations in matters of style when it seems that our readers will be better
served. Specific guidelines are as follows:
Posts may be up to 1000 words, in English.
Post titles should indicate content as
succinctly as possible.
Submissions previously published only on the
author's personal blog will be considered.
Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor,
James R. Cowdery, at firstname.lastname@example.org
as email attachments in Microsoft Word; please include an abstract in the email
Visual illustrations, including musical
examples, must be jpg files.
Sound illustrations must be mp3 files.
Video illustrations must be mp4 files or videos
hosted online with embedding codes (e.g., those on YouTube).
· All illustration files submitted must be under 30MB each in size.
Suggestions for tags are welcome; these should
be general categories, not personal names or other more specific information.
Tags serve two purposes: linking posts on related topics and adding keywords
not already in the text.
The Sound Matters
Editorial Advisory Board is tasked with broad issues such as establishing these
guidelines, and stands ready for consultation on any matters that the Editor
deems beyond the realm of peer review. The Board is chaired by the Editor. The
current members are:
James R. Cowdery, Chair (
International de Littérature Musicale/RILM)
Bhattacharjya (Arizona State University)
Colwell (University of California at Berkeley)
Graham (Babson College)
Moehn (King's College London)