e-ISSN: 2625-378X
p-ISSN: 2701-2689

Xiao Mei, Shanghai Conservatory of Music

Reviews Editors:
Tan Hwee San, SOAS
Chuen-Fung Wong, Macalester College

Gisa Jähnichen, Shanghai Conservatory of Music

Call for Submissions

The journal provides a forum to explore the impacts of post-colonial and globalizing movements and processes on these musics, the musicians involved, sound-producing industries, and resulting developments in today’s music practices. It adopts an open-minded perspective on diverse musics and musical knowledge cultures.

Despite focusing on traditional and popular musics, relevant themes and issues can include explorations of recent ideas and perspectives from ethnomusicology, social and cultural anthropology, musicology, communication studies, media and cultural studies, geography, art and museum studies, and other fields with a scholarly focus on Asian and European interconnectivity. The journal also features special, guest-edited issues that bring together contributions under a unifying theme or specific geographical area.

In addition, the journal includes reviews of relevant books, special issues, magazines, CDs, websites, DVDs, online music releases, exhibitions, artwork, radio programs and music festivals.

The official email address of the Center is

Please send your full submissions (non-formatted, with all your figures and items placed within the text of a word-document and a cover sheet with your personal data) to this email address. Please make sure that you only include figures (drawings, photos, schemes, and others, and do not forget captions below the figures) for which you were granted rights. Also, please provide citations for the information you give the reader (don't assume the reader knows the basics of your topic!), and include the name, date, and place for any fieldwork interviews you cite (unless the interviewee requests anonymity, of course). You may use Harvard, APA, or Chicago Manual referencing and citation style, and please ensure all reference information is complete. Please add a short line giving your current affiliation (which can also be a university of which you are an alumna/us), what you urgently want to let readers know about you, and an email address for the authors in the first footnote of each article/review, in order to help obtain more knowledge about their individual development. This is to encourage online investigations on research topics and an exchange of opinions among scholars and other interested persons. We also want to prevent outdated author profiles being accessible over a longer period of time.

Asian-European Music Research Journal welcomes article submissions and does not charge any submission fee nor publication fee. All accepted articles will be available open access under the Creatice Commons licence CC BY-NC-ND. Authors retains the copyright and full publishing rights without restrictions.

All submissions in the given framework will be double-blind peer reviewed. The review process follows strict rules in order to exclude conflicts of interest and personal bias. This process is placed in a time schedule that fits the frequency of publications. The editors will get in touch with submitting authors on an individual basis.

The Review Process and Time Frames

  1. Submissions have to be sent to the general email of the journal or to any of the editors. This is to ensure that everybody can submit, including those who have no permanent internet service and cannot access public platforms for an online submission. The same applies to reviewers and experts in their field who might be only reachable per email. Submissions should follow the requirements as observed in previous issues of the journal. Sources have to be traceable and reference lists should only comprise references that were really used.
  2. After receiving a submission, the editors review first and suggest publications as blind submissions (without giving hints about the identity of the author) to the respective editorial board members being specialists in their fields. The editors decide about which submission can be accepted for which issue.
  3. The informed editorial board members decide about a choice of two independent reviewers.
  4. The review process starts after transmitting the submission to the reviewers and should not last longer than 6 weeks altogether.
  5. After the editorial board members receive the reviews, the reviewers' decision in writing is transmitted to the editors who communicate the outcome and requests with the authors. This ensures that the editors do not know the reviewers and the reviewers do not know the authors.
  6. The final layout is with the editors and depends on a reliable communication between the editors, the authors, the reviewing persons via the editorial board members, who have to agree to the amendments, and the copy editors, who suggest only necessary language corrections.
  7. The editors send a final approval copy to the author and proceed only with print procedures and publisher contacts if all authors agreed to the layout and possible changes in the text.
  8. The emails of these agreements also present an agreement of being printed. From submission to print, a time frame of 4-5 months is given. Submissions that can be accepted but come in late, will be considered for a later issue. The time frame is then extended to a minimum of 6 months.


Rights Management

  1. The proof of legal use regarding figures and other used materials is with the authors.
  2. The journal is online available for free. All rights to use the text and upload the outcome in other context stay with the authors. Each author can use their approval copy as final proof. On request to the editors, title and contents page can be sent to the authors.
  3. Only the publisher has the right for prints and re-prints of the text as hard copies.
  4. Hard copies can be purchased through the publisher’s worldwide open platform and received through mail.
  5. All authors are committed to fill in a consent form and send signed back together with their email stating their agreement to the approval copy. This consent form will be sent by the editors upon final acceptance.

See also our Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.