Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music

Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music

Contributing to JSCM

JSCM Guidelines for Contributors

  1. Authors should submit two copies of the primary materials for their articles
    for consideration, one deleting all identification of the author. The anonymous copy of a submitted article will be sent out for review by scholars in the field for comment before the Editor-in-Chief makes a final decision about publication. Articles can be considered that are not yet in JSCM style, but the main text may not be in formats such as pdf or html. The initial submission should include the text in Microsoft Word format, musical examples, and illustrations. Examples, illustrations, and the like should be separate documents. Audio and video examples will be requested later, but should be clearly indicated in the main text. Submissions should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief as email attachments:

    Lois Rosow
    Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music

    Professor of Music, Emeritus
    Ohio State University
    Columbus OH 43210-1170, U.S.A.

  2. JSCM publishes articles in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian. Articles not in English should be accompanied by a summary in English.
  3. It is the author’s responsibility to revise accepted articles to conform with the JSCM Style Sheet. To download the current version of the JSCM Style Sheet in pdf format, click here. To see the list of library abbrevations used in JSCM, click here.
  4. Authors are encouraged to divide their articles into numbered and titled sections. Paragraphs should not be numbered; this will be done during the editing process.
  5. Because space is not an issue in web publication, authors are encouraged to include additional reference material, such as complete texts of archival documents, glossaries, biographical notes, etc., as appendices. Appendices should be submitted as separate Word documents and referred to in the main text; they should be provided with captions.
  6. Tables should be formatted as Word tables (see the JSCM Style Sheet).
  7. After articles are accepted, authors will be asked to provide written permissions to publish copyrighted materials for figures and examples, to sign a consent form assigning copyright of the article to the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, and to provide a 75–100-word RILM abstract. For information on how to write a RILM abstract, click here.
  8. Continuous-tone and line illustrations are called “figures” in JSCM. Scanned versions of such materials are preferred for the final submission. Color illustrations are welcomed.
  9. Musical examples may be notated in Sibelius or Finale formats. They should be submitted in pdf format.
  10. Audio and video examples should be essential to the article’s argument. They will be published in mp3 (audio) or mp4 (video) format. For audio and video materials, JSCM subscribes to the interpretation of “fair use” summarized by the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, in an article for Cinema Journal 49:4 (summer 2010): 179–85, which may be downloaded from this website.
  11. Captions for all examples and figures should be written in one or more Word files (not, for example, as a heading in a Sibelius file).

Submitting Items for Review

JSCM accepts books, musical editions, recordings, videos, and other published materials for review. Submissions should include retail price and the full address of the publisher. They should be sent by the publisher to:

Don Fader
Reviews Editor, Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music

Associate Professor of Musicology
School of Music
University of Alabama
Box 870366
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0366, U.S.A.

Scholars are invited to call the Review Editor’s attention to publications of particular interest to readers of this Journal. Unsolicited reviews, however, cannot be accepted.

Communications from Readers

Comments regarding articles or reviews in any issue of JSCM are welcome at any time. Communications may be published, with the writer’s permission, in a subsequent issue of JSCM, with a notice and a link appended to the original article. Commentators should identify themselves and their professional affiliation. To encourage broader discussion of topical issues, we suggest that commentary on recently published items be directed to the SSCM’s discussion list, SSCM-L.

To post communications on SSCM-L, you must be a subscribed member of the list. To subscribe, go to and follow the instructions for free subscription.

Communications intended for publication in JSCM should be sent directly to the Editor-in-Chief:

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Items appearing in JSCM may be saved and stored in electronic or paper form, and may be shared among individuals for purposes of scholarly research or discussion, but may not be republished in any form, electronic or print, without prior, written permission from the Editor-in-Chief of JSCM.

Any authorized redistribution of an item published in JSCM must include the following information in a form appropriate to the medium in which it is to appear:

This item appeared in the Journal of Seventeenth Century Music ( [volume, no. (year)], and it is republished here with permission.

Libraries may archive issues of JSCM in electronic or paper form for public access so long as each issue is stored in its entirety, and no access fee is charged. Exceptions to these requirements must be approved in writing by the Editor-in-Chief of JSCM.

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