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What are open source journals?
Open source journals are academic journals that have chosen to make their content available for free on the web. These can vary widely in quality, but the selected journals below are great sources for free material to use for your research.
Critical Studies in Improvisation
Outstanding scholarship related to the study and performance of choral music. The journal welcomes submissions from scholars in all disciplines, including choral conductors, musicologists, music theorists, vocal pedagogues, music educators, and those from outside of music whose research specifically relates to choral music. Mostly in English with some French; free registration; peer reviewed (University of Guelph)
ECHO: A Music Centered Journal
"articles address music in diverse social contexts, and are not confined to any geographically, historically, or methodologically bounded genre."
EMR: Empirical Musicological Review
original research articles, commentaries, editorials, book reviews, interviews, letters, and data sets . . . music history, performance, theory, education, and composition
JMRO:Journal of Music Research Online
annual with articles added throughout the year; peer reviewed (Music Council of Australia)
Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies
"promotes collaborations between sciences and humanities and between theory and practice;" semi-annual; peer reviewed
Music and Society
Music and Arts in Action
interdisciplinary;"takes a wider, holistic approach in researching the dynamic role of music and the arts in social life and cultural experience." (Dept. of Sociology & Philosophy, University of Exeter, UK) semi-annual; peer reviewed
Music and Politics
University of Michigan; peer reviewed