Journal of Research in Music Education
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Journal of Research in Music Education


Editor
Steven J. Morrison University of Washington


eISSN: 19450095 | ISSN: 00224294 | Current volume: 64 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly

Journal of Research in Music Education comprises reports of peer-reviewed original research related to music teaching and learning. The wide range of topics includes various aspects of music pedagogy, history, and philosophy, and addresses vocal, instrumental, and general music at all levels, from early childhood through adult. Both qualitative and quantitative methods are used to examine areas such as those represented by the titles of these previously published articles:

Journal of Research in Music Education is a publication of  The National Association for Music Education (www.nafme.org)

Other NAfME journals can be found at

General Music Today (http://gmt.sagepub.com)
Journal of Music Teacher Education (http://jmte.sagepub.com)
Music Educators Journal (http://mej.sagepub.com)
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education(http://update.sagepub.com)

Journal of Research in Music Education comprises reports of peer-reviewed original research related to music teaching and learning. The wide range of topics includes various aspects of music pedagogy, history, and philosophy, and addresses vocal, instrumental, and general music at all levels, from early childhood through adult.

Past Editor (2006-2014)
Wendy Sims University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
Editorial Committee
Randall Everett Allsup Teachers College, Columbia University, USA
William Bauer University of Florida
Colleen Conway University of Michigan, USA
Frank Diaz Indiana University
Kenneth Elpus University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Kate Fitzpatrick University of Michigan, USA
Phillip M. Hash Calvin College
Beatriz Ilari University of Southern California, USA
Lisa L. Koops Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Andreas C. Lehmann University of Music Wuerzburg, Germany
Chee Hoo Lum National Institute of Education, Singapore
Rebecca B. MacLeod University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Peter Miksza Indiana University
Mark Montemayor University of Northern Colorado
Jessica Nápoles University of Utah
Evelyn K. Orman University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Kelly Parkes Teachers College, Columbia University, USA
Joshua A. Russell University of Hartford
Brian Silvey University of Missouri
Amy L. Simmons University of Texas, Austin
Stephen F. Zdzinski University of Miami
Staff
Michael Blakeslee Executive Director and CEO, National Association for Music Education
Adriane Darvishian The National Association for Music Education
Ella Wilcox National Association for Music Education
Editorial Assistant
Anita Kumar University of Washington, USA
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  • The mission of the Journal of Research in Music Education (JRME) is to encourage, publish, and disseminate research of the highest caliber for the advancement of music teaching and learning. This peer-reviewed journal considers quantitative, qualitative, historical, and philosophical research relevant to national and international settings. An essential objective of the JRME is to communicate research findings that support the National Association for Music Education’s strategic plan of encouraging the study and making of music by all.

    Unless specifically noted, articles in JRME are not intended to represent the official policy of the National Association for Music Education.

    All manuscripts must be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jrme.

    Abstract and Keywords

    • An abstract of 150-200 words should be included.
    • Provide up to five keywords/phrases that describe the contents of the manuscript to help readers find your article via online searches. Suggestions for selecting keywords can be found at http://www.uk.sagepub.com/journalgateway/findArticle.htm. Keywords will be entered as part of the submission process, and also should be included at the bottom of the abstract.

    Manuscript

    • The manuscript should represent the highest standards of research design and scholarly writing.
    • Implications for music teaching and learning should be provided in all manuscripts.
    • Manuscripts must conform to one of the following style manuals:
      • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition, 2010),
      • The Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition, 2003), or
      • A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (K. L. Turabian, 7th edition, revised by Wayne C. Booth, Gregory Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, and the University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff, 2007).
    • Authors may not mix styles within a single manuscript.
    • Authors should write in clear, readable English, limit the use of passive voice, and avoid excess words.
    • To ensure anonymity in the reviewing process, the manuscript and the abstract should contain no clues to the author’s identity or institutional affiliation. Manuscripts not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.
    • Note that the JRME does not publish action research, literature reviews, essays, or book reviews.

    Manuscript Length

    • Manuscripts are typically 20-25 pages in length.
    • Articles longer than 25 pages for which extensive narrative is essential will be considered at the discretion of the editor/editorial committee.
    • Authors may submit short-form articles (4-10 pages) for research involving new reports related to an ongoing line of research and for replications. Short-form articles must be identified as such in the cover letter.

    Tables and Figures

    • Up to three tables and/or figures may be included. These must be publishable in black and white.
    • Additional tables and/or figures may be submitted for use as online-only supplemental material, and should be labeled accordingly.
    • Online supplemental material may include any digital files including documents images, media, recordings, video, and/or illustrations (see Permissions information in the section that follows). These materials will be posted as provided, and will not be typeset or otherwise reformatted.
    • Music examples, figures, photographs, and other illustrations must be checked for accuracy before submission. 

    Permissions

    References

    • All references must include DOI or persistent URL information if available.
    • References must be formatted according to the style guide used in the preparation of the manuscript.  

    Ethical Considerations

    • Authors are expected to comply with APA ethical standards (http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx) and institutional and federal regulations on the treatment of human subjects. Compliance with the institutional review process should be stated clearly in the manuscript, typically in the Methods section, by mention of study approval and/or the use of the informed consent process.
    • Authors are expected to comply with the NAfME Society for Research in Music Education “Research Publication and Presentation Code of Ethics” (http://www.sagepub.com/upm-data/62972_Code_of_Ethics_SRME.pdf) and the APA guidelines for Ethical and Legal Standards in Publishing (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition, 2010, p. 11-16).
    • Submitting a manuscript indicates that it has not been published previously and is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere, either in its entirety or in part. Distribution on the Internet may be considered prior publication and may compromise the originality of the paper as a submission to the JRME. Authors must describe in what form and how a manuscript has been previously disseminated. Submission of an article based on a doctoral dissertation is permissible, and there will be a question during the submission process for the author to provide dissertation information.
    • Piecemeal publication, or publishing data from one study in multiple articles, is generally not acceptable. A study conceived as one study should be published as one study (e.g., it would not be appropriate to divide a mixed methods study into qualitative and quantitative articles; a study designed to investigate multiple research questions should not be divided into separate articles addressing different research questions, and so forth). A possible exception may be an historical study divided by topic or time period. Public datasets may be used in differing ways for multiple manuscripts, and articles comprising a multi-article type of doctoral dissertation may be published separately.
    • When in doubt about any aspect of the ethics of manuscript submission, the author should contact the Editor, who will make the final decision in consultation with editorial committee members. In all cases, authors should disclose any circumstances about which there may be questions.

    Please address e-mail correspondence concerning editorial matters to Dr. Steven J. Morrison, Editor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, jrme@uw.edu.

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