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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The article is not to be found on the internet in any form or other version, and cannot be found by internet searching. (This is vital to ensure that our blind peer-review process is properly blind.)
  • I, the submitter, have secured (or am in the process of securing) and, where necessary, have paid for (or will pay for) written copyright permissions for the reproduction, in this online journal, of any illustrations, images, music notation, audio files, video files, or any other copyright materials that are included in this prospective article.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in JSMI's Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Articles and reviews submitted to JSMI for consideration should be prepared according to the advice in the following file: JSMI_Author_Guidelines.pdf.


Submissions of articles may be made at any time. Articles deemed suitable to proceed to the review stage are then blind peer-reviewed, with one of the following outcomes: (1) the article is approved for publication, with revisions as advised; (2) the article is deemed not yet suitable for publication but may be resubmitted following recommended revisions; (3) the article is rejected.


Reviews (of published books or scholarly editions of music) are normally solicited by the Reviews Editor, though JSMI sometimes considers reviews that are submitted to us.

Privacy Statement

The Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland (JSMI) protects the personal data of the Journal’s registered users in accordance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, from May 2018): for explanation and guidance, see

By registering an account as a user of JSMI you assent to all the following aspects of the Journal’s policy:

The personal data that JSMI holds

  • JSMI collects and holds only the data that you permit us to have when you register as a user of the JSMI website and complete your profile, whether as a reader, or reviewer or in any other role. Some additional personal information (e.g. biographical details, your public ORCID code) is typically submitted and held when, as a registered user, you make a submission to the Journal site as an author or potential author.
  • As a registered user you may see what personal data JSMI holds by logging in and viewing your profile page. If you are an author you may review your submission data by going to your dashboard page.
  • Most fields in your account settings are optional: you may choose to supply such data about yourself or not. The only essential ones are your first name, last name, your country of residence and an email address.

Changing or deleting your personal data

  • All the data that you have access to in your profile and dashboard pages may be edited by you directly. Your existing account username is the only field that cannot be altered. If you need assistance with updating any information, please contact the JSMI site manager (email:
  • You have the right to have your user-account deleted and all your data removed from our records. You may request this by contacting the JSMI site manager (email:

The public display of personal details

  • If you are registered with JSMI as a reader or reviewer, none of your personal details is shown to visitors to the JSMI site.
  • In the case of an author: by making a submission to the Journal you grant to JSMI the right to display in this open-access journal all relevant personal data (your full name, institutional affiliation, biographical or career details, an email address, your ORCID, etc.) when publishing your work and to maintain the visibility of that information on a permanent basis.

Notifications and communication

  • As a registered user of JSMI, you may receive various communications and announcements about the Journal: some emails are generated and sent out automatically by the software system (for example when a new volume is published).
  • JSMI reserves the right to communicate with you by email on all important matters. However, in the case of routine matters, you may control which sorts of notifications and emails that you receive from JSMI: go to the ‘Notifications’ tab on your profile page.
  • The names and email addresses of registered users of JSMI will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this Journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

JSMI (June 2018)