Journal of Piano Research
Submit a Paper
Submissions accepted for publication acknowledge that “publication” means that the work may be used, entirely or partially, on any of the Journal of Piano Research platforms (print, digital, social media, etc.).
The Journal of Piano Research editorial committee will conduct blind peer reviews of unsolicited 3,000-5,000 word manuscripts. The manuscripts should be grounded on high-level scholarly research, conducted in a variety of scientific methodologies, including, but not limited to, quantitative, qualitative, ethnographic, historical and philosophical methods, with special emphasis on piano pedagogy and performance.
All manuscripts should be submitted through this online submission portal, not through direct email to the editor. Longer manuscripts may not be reviewed.
All submissions will be blind peer reviewed by at least three members of the Editorial Board. Normally, authors will receive a response about the status of the submission within 6-8 weeks.
There are three courses of action after peer review:
- Accept with suggestions for minor revisions
- Accept with suggestions for major revisions
- Not ready for publication at this time
Authors will be notified of status of the peer review (and assigned an editor, if their work is accepted). Accepted and edited articles will be published OnlineFirst as they are accepted, and will later appear in the annual print version of the journal.
- Word doc (no identifying features) – must include numbered pages and short title on each page; abstract & keywords must be included; American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines.
- All musical excerpts, including those in the public domain, must be engraved by the author using a software notation program prior to submission.
- Articles should range from 3,000 to 5,000 words in length. Permission must be obtained for any personal images and any musical examples currently under copyright.