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International Journal of Music Education

2016 Impact Factor: 0.391
2016 Ranking: 215/236 in Education & Educational Research
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
Published in Association with International Society for Music Education

Co-Editors
Ruth Brittin University of the Pacific, USA
Chee-Hoo Lum National Institute of Education, Singapore
Bo Wah Leung The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, China

Other Titles in:
Music | Music/Fine Arts / Drama

eISSN: 1744795X | ISSN: 02557614 | Current volume: 35 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly

The International Journal of Music Education (IJME) is a peer-reviewed journal published by the International Society for Music Education (ISME) four times a year. Manuscripts published are scholarly works, representing empirical research in a variety of modalities. They enhance knowledge regarding the teaching and learning of music with a special interest toward an international constituency. Manuscripts report results of quantitative or qualitative research studies, summarize bodies or research, present theories, models, or philosophical positions, etc. Papers show relevance to advancing the practice of music teaching and learning at all age levels with issues of direct concern to the classroom or studio, in school and out, private and group instruction. All manuscripts should contain evidence of a scholarly approach and be situated within the current literature. Implications for learning and teaching of music should be clearly stated, relevant, contemporary, and of interest to an international readership.  

All issues of The International Journal of Music Education are available to browse online.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

The International Journal of Music Education (IJME) is a peer-reviewed journal published by the International Society for Music Education (ISME) four times a year. Manuscripts published are scholarly works, representing empirical research in a variety of modalities. They enhance knowledge regarding the teaching and learning of music with a special interest toward an international constituency. Manuscripts report results of quantitative or qualitative research studies, summarize bodies or research, present theories, models, or philosophical positions, etc. Papers show relevance to advancing the practice of music teaching and learning at all age levels with issues of direct concern to the classroom or studio, in school and out, private and group instruction. All manuscripts should contain evidence of a scholarly approach and be situated within the current literature. Implications for learning and teaching of music should be clearly stated, relevant, contemporary, and of interest to an international readership. 

All issues of The International Journal of Music Education are available to browse online.
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
International Editorial Board
Anna Rita Addessi University of Bologna, Italy
Julie Ballantyne University of Queensland, Australia
Brydie Bartleet Griffith University, Australia
Bryan Burton West Chester University, USA
Jason Chi Wai Chen The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
Jessie Hsiao-Shien Chen National Taichung University of Vivian Gonzalez, USA
Marc Duby University of South Africa, South Africa
David Forrest RMIT University, Victoria, Australia
John M. Geringer Florida State University, USA
Ruth Hewston University of Warwick, UK
Sang Hie-Lee University of South Florida, USA
Sondra Wieland Howe Independent Scholar, Minnesota, USA
Dawn Joseph Deakin University, Australia
Mikko Ketovuori University of Turku, Finland
Adam Kruse University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaigne, USA
Eleni Lapidaki Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Don Lebler Griffith University, Australia
Nigel A. Marshall University of Roehampton, UK
Oscar Odena University of Glasgow, UK
Christian Onyeji  
Avra Pieridou Skoutella Cyprus Centre for the Research and Study of Music, Cyprus
Brian Russell University of Miami, USA
Charlene Ryan Ryerson University, Canada
Deborah Sheldon Temple University, USA
Wendy Sims University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
Jane Southcott Monash University, Australia
Lelouda Stamou University of Macedonia,Thessaloniki, Greece
Natassa Economidou Stavrou University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Natassa Economidou Stavrou University of Nicosia, Greece
Terese Volk Wayne State University, USA
Janice Waldron University of Windsor, USA
Amanda Watson Department of Education and Training, Victoria, Australia
Heidi Westerlund Sibelius Academy, Finland
Jennifer Whitaker University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Marina Wong Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Rita Yip Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
Katie Zhukov University of Queensland, Australia
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: International Journal of Music Education

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijme to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of International Journal of Music Education will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 ORCID
      5.2 Information required for completing your submission
      5.3 Permissions
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Online First publication
      6.3 Access to your published article
      6.4 Promoting your article
    7. Further information

     

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to International Journal of Music Education, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article Types

    All submissions should be scholarly reports that enhance knowledge regarding the teaching and learning of music with a special interest toward an international constituency and of interest and relevance to the international community. Submissions should represent empirical research relevant to advancing the practice of music teaching and learning, at all age levels with issues of direct concern to the classroom or studio, in school and out, private and group instruction.

    Length of papers

    A typical manuscript will not exceed 6,000 words including tables, references, and captions of figures, but longer articles will be considered. Authors should include a word count with their manuscript. An abstract of no longer than 200 words and 5-8 keywords (arranged in alphabetical order) should be attached.

    Advice on writing your abstract

    Your abstract should contain all relevant information about your goals and methods, and provide a brief summary of results. Any redundant wording such as "this paper deals with..." should be avoided, as should colloquial language and acronyms. Be aware that the abstract will be addressing readers who are not necessarily experts in a particular field and often non-native English speakers. Be as short and precise as possible, and avoid simply restating the paper's title at the beginning.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    All manuscripts will be sent out by the editor for anonymous editorial review by members of the IJME Editorial Committee (and/or to invited reviewers in special circumstances, such as submissions in languages not represented on the Committee). To preserve anonymity in the review process, the manuscript and abstract should contain no clues to the author's identity or institutional affiliation (they should appear only on the title paper which will not be sent out). Contributors can usually expect a decision concerning the acceptability of a manuscript for publication within three months after receipt. Accepted articles will appear in the order in which they were accepted as publication space allows.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    2.4 Funding

    International Journal of Music Education requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    International Journal of Music Education encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    International Journal of Music Education and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    International Journal of Music Education offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files

    4.4 Reference style

    International Journal of Music Education adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    International Journal of Music Education is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijme to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please refer to the contact details below.

    Ruth Brittin, Co-Editor, rbrittin@pacific.edu

    Chee-Hoo Lum, Co-Editor, ijme@nie.edu.sg 

    Bo Wah Leung, Co-Editor,  ijmep@ied.edu.hk

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.

    We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    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. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned 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. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the International Journal of Music Education editorial office as follows:

    Ruth Brittin, Co-Editor, rbrittin@pacific.edu

    Chee-Hoo Lum, Co-Editor, ijme@nie.edu.sg 

    Bo Wah Leung, Co-Editor,  ijmep@ied.edu.hk

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