AMR Guidelines for Contributors
Australasian Music Research is a peer-reviewed journal published annually by the Centre for Studies in Australian Music. AMR is also available on-line from RMIT Publishing as part of their Informit Library, and through Australian Public Affairs - Full Text. Articles should ideally be of 3,0006,000 words, but longer papers will also be considered. Material may be submitted to the journal at any time and will be acknowledged in writing.
Format of Submitted Material
Three copies, double-spaced throughout, should be submitted, together with one copy on 3.5-inch computer disc saved as an RTF file; the electronic copy may also be submitted as an e-mail attachment. Articles should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than one hundred words, and brief biographical data on the author of no more than fifty words. Musical examples should be submitted on disc as Finale® files. For initial submission, photocopies of photographs and other graphic material may be used. Upon acceptance for publication, all graphics must be submitted as glossy black-and-white prints or as high-resolution (300 dpi or greater) scans, preferably in TIFF, JPEG or EPS format.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least two readers. If a manuscript is accepted for publication, the author will be notified of the proposed date of publication. Authors will have the opportunity to withdraw a manuscript if the delay is unacceptable. Manuscripts are accepted for publication subject to stylistic editing. If a paper is accepted subject to revision, details of any required revisions will be specified in writing.
Authors will be required to check page proofs for typographical errors. Substantial revisions cannot be made at this stage. Authors will be notified in advance of the expected date of dispatch of proofs. If it will not be possible for the author to return corrected proofs within two weeks of this date, the editor should be notified immediately.
It shall be the responsibility of contributors to obtain any necessary copyright permissions, and to provide the editor with evidence of such permissions. Copyright holders will need to be informed that AMR is available in print AND on-line versions. Any charges levied by the copyright holder for reproduction must be met by the contributor. Copyright of published papers will rest jointly with the individual contributor and AMR.
Articles submitted to AMR must not have been previously published, and are not to be republished within one year of publication in AMR. If an article is subsequently republished, including in a revised version, it is a requirement that AMR be acknowledged as the source of original publication.
Authors are directed to the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (4th edition).
Spelling: Spelling is that given in the most recent edition of
the Macquarie Dictionary; note in particular that '-ise'
endings are preferred to '-ize' endings.
Music: Use British rather than US terminology, for example 'bar' rather than 'measure'. Dynamic and tempo markings are given in italics, except for tempo markings used to identify a movement (for example, Adagio) which are capitalised and given in roman type. Specific note pitches should be italicised and be specified according to the Helmholtz pitch notation (c' = middle C; C" C' C c c' etc). Standard repertoire-specific systems may also be used. The words 'flat', 'sharp', and 'natural' should be used, rather than the conventional signs; note the use of a hyphen in 'B-flat major'. Generic titles of works are given in roman type and identified by both number and key.
Citation References: References should be set out according to the footnote system given in Appendix B of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (4th edition), with the following exceptions. All subsequent references to a source should include author's last name, short title and page number/s. Single quotation marks should be used in all cases, except in the instance of 'a "quote" within a quote'. All dates should be expressed in the following format: 1 January 2000. Authors who wish to use the Author-Date citation style should contact the editor before submission.
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