American Music (1983–) invites submissions for possible publication. Authors are encouraged to visit the journal website at: http://www.press.uillinois.edu/journals/am.html.
American Music was the first journal published devoted exclusively to American music and to music in America. Articles cover American composers, performers, publishers, institutions, events, and the music industry. Recent article topics have included: Duke Ellington and early radio; John Cage’s HPSCHD; the WPA music copying project; defining the Easy Listening era; Milton Babbitt in academia; the soul roots of Bruce Springsteen; the benefit concerts of Jack Benny and Danny Kaye; and the boyhood of Henry Cowell. The journal also includes interviews with composers and reviews of books, recordings, films, websites, and concerts.
Since its inception, American Music has been published by the University of Illinois Press, which was established in 1918 as a not-for-profit scholarly publisher at the University and is one of the founding members of the Association of American University Presses in 1937. UIP is ranked as one of the country's larger and more distinguished university presses and publishes works of high quality for scholars, students, and the citizens of the state and beyond.
Prospective articles—typically 20 to 70 pages, double spaced--should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. or in hard copy to Michael Hicks, Editor, American Music, C-550 HFAC, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602. (Please note that except for originals of illustrative materials, hard copy submissions are not returned to authors.) Electronic file attachments should be in Microsoft Word or rich text format.
The author's full name, mailing address, and e-mail address should appear only in the cover letter, as submissions are reviewed anonymously. Please ensure that your identity does not appear in running heads, references, or notes. Page numbers should appear at the top right of all pages after page 1. All parts of the article, including endnotes, quotations, song texts, bibliographies and discographies, appendices, and captions for illustrations, must be double spaced (and if in hard copy, printed on one side of the sheet only, on 8 ½ by 11" paper with 1" margins). Music examples, figures, tables, and illustrations must be numbered and presented separate from the main body of the text, with the desired location clearly indicated in the text. Submissions not conforming with these instructions may be returned to the author for correction prior to consideration. American Music follows the guidelines in the 15th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style.
Books, recordings, and multimedia items should be addressed to American Music, c/o University of Illinois Press, 1325 S. Oak St., Champaign, IL 61820.
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