Journal Information

Journal Information
e-ISSN 2618-5652 | Period Biannually | Founded: 2017 | Publisher Trabzon University |
Musicologist is an international refereed journal, aiming to publish original scholarly papers in the fields of historical musicology, music theory and ethnomusicology. Each issue includes multidisciplinary studies related to musicology. In addition to original research papers, the journal also includes reviews, publicity, field notes, ethnographic writings, and translations.
There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

Article Types
Musicologist welcomes contributions from the growing numbers of scholars and practitioners across the arts, humanities and social sciences who are interested in these music studies. Musicologist is particularly committed to the development of methodological and theoretical approaches to these issues. It does not restrict its remit to any particular methodological or theoretical orientation.
Papers should not exceed 8,000 words in length, including notes. Longer papers will be considered only under special circumstances.

How to Submit a Manuscript?
Authors are required to submit electronically for all submissions of the manuscripts through the website of DergiPark by clicking on “Online Submission” above.
The system can be also accessed at
Please read the guidelines through the link . Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

Preparing Your Manuscript for Submission
The article should be written in Cambria, 12 pt and 1,5 line spacing and justified.
Articles must not exceed 8000 words; reviews must not exceed 1500 words. Fieldwork reports should be between 500 to 2000 words. All document formats must be sent in DOC or DOCX.
For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit Musicologist’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.
Musicologist adheres to the APA reference style. View the Musicologist Reference Style to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere.
In addition to following the ethical rules during the writing phase, if the interview was conducted during the fieldwork, necessary permissions must be obtained. In this context, the authors are obliged to comply with the law on protection of personal data.

On Acceptance and Publication
Each article submitted to the journal is first evaluated by the Masthead in terms of formal compliance with the journal's Editorial Principles (word count, number of keywords, bibliography rules, etc.). At this stage, the Masthead only tries to ensure the formal compliance of the article with the Editorial Principles, and does not make any evaluation regarding the content. Every article that is formally compliant by the Masthead is “anonymized” and sent to the referees by hiding the author's name. For an article that is decided to be sent to the referees, 3 referees, 2 originals and 1 substitute, are determined. Necessary information is sent to the author to start the referee process. The refereeing process is carried out until 2 positive or 2 negative reports about the article are received. When one of the referees gives a positive opinion and the other one gives a negative opinion, the article is sent to the third referee. In rare cases, such as the third referee not accepting the review and not reaching a positive or negative opinion, the article is brought to the next meeting of the Editorial Board and a new referee is determined.
Your editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be made available to the corresponding author via DergiPark system or by email, and corrections should be made directly or notified to us promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Following the evaluation process, it is an obligation to work in harmony with the authors in the editing process. After the article is accepted, the author will be asked if the edited version of the article is suitable for printing and it will be published free of charge via the DergiPark and Musicologist internet site.

Further Information
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Musicologist Journal team as follow: 

Mailing Address:
Trabzon Üniversitesi Devlet Konservatuvarı Müdürlüğü,
61335, Söğütlü / Trabzon, Türkiye