About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Musicological Annual is the first international, scientific, musicological journal in Slovenia that has been published continuously since 1965. From the very beginning it has been issued by the Department of Musicology at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. The journal is primarily focused on publishing the most recent papers in the fields of historical and systematic musicology in the local and international environments. Special attention is devoted to researching Slovenian musical heritage, i.e. music that is in one way or another linked to the Slovenian cultural environment.  By connecting Slovenian and foreign researchers, it presents scientific results to professional circles abroad. In this respect the Musicological Annual has a unique position among Slovenian specialised publications.

 

Peer Review Process

All submissions are double-blind peer-reviewed by experts in the filed of research assigned by the editorial board. The review process is strictly anonymous.

Two reviewers receive an article without the author’s name, and the author receives two reviews without the names of reviewers. Two positive reviews are required for publication (please see review form). Decisions are normally made within two months of manuscript delivery.

 

Publication Frequency

Musicological Annual is published two times a year.

 

Open Access Policy

This is a diamond open-access journal which means that all content is freely available online without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. The journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public promotes a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Article Processing Charges

The journal Musicological Annual does not charge authors or any third party for publication. Both submission and processing of manuscripts, and publication of articles are free of charge. There are no fees for publishing materials. There are no: "article processing charges" (APCs), "article submission charges", "membership fees" or "language editing fees". We do not charge authors for having colour photos or extra pages in their articles. There are no hidden costs whatsoever.

 

Abstracting and Indexing

The articles of Musicological Annual are indexed/reviewed in the following databases/resources:

  • Scopus 
  • WoS - Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI)
  • ERIH PLUS
  • DOAJ
  • Abstracts of Music Literature (RILM)
  • Asian Science Citation Index
  • COBISS.si
  • dLib.si
  • CNKI

 

Sponsors

The journal Musicological Annual is supported by:

Sources of Support

The journal Musicological Annual is supported by:

 

Journal History

The Musicological Annual is the first international, scientific, musicological journal in Slovenia that has been published continuously since 1965. From the very beginning it has been issued by the Department of Musicology at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. The journal is primarily focused on publishing the most recent papers in the fields of historical and systematic musicology in the local and international environments. Special attention is devoted to researching Slovenian musical heritage, i.e. music that is in one way or another linked to the Slovenian cultural environment.  By connecting Slovenian and foreign researchers, it presents scientific results to professional circles abroad. In this respect the Musicological Annual has a unique position among Slovenian specialised publications.

Since 1965, more than 600 original scientific papers by distinguished domestic and foreign authors, as well as many other contributions (bibliographies, reports, abstracts of master's theses and doctoral dissertations, etc.) have been published in the Musicological Annual. From its beginnings to the present, the Musicological Annual has been edited by: its founder Dragotin Cvetko (1965–1980), Andrej Rijavec (1981–1997), Matjaž Barbo (1998–2010), Jernej Weiss (2011–2019), and Katarina Šter (2020–).

The journal features highly diverse themes. In addition to basic musicological contents, it covers the fields of ethnomusicology, analytics, sociology, aesthetics, acoustics, psychology, iconography, teaching, and others. Special attention is also devoted to the interdisciplinary approach in researching music. Although the Musicological Annual is primarily intended for academic and other musicological and ethnomusicological experts, the previously mentioned thematic broadness of the journal make it highly interesting for the general reading public as well: music historians and musicians as well as admirers of music, not to mention the broad spectre of intellectuals interested in musical culture.

The Musicological Annual is issued both as a printed and an online journal. Two issues are published each year. Each issue is edited by a distinguished expert in musicology selected by the Editorial Board upon consultation with the International Editorial Council.

Contributions are published in the Slovenian, English or German languages. All contributions have keywords and abstracts in English.