Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
The article text should be typed, double-spaced (including explanatory endnotes, quotations, song texts, Reference List, and captions for figures and illustrations) and submitted as an attached electronic file (Word format). Quotations longer than three lines should be separate and indented on the left side of the page. Articles in the Journal are normally between 5,000 and 7,500 words.
As each article is assessed by two anonymous referees, information identifying the author should appear only in the e-mail message to the Editor.
Please format your submission according to the journal's style guide.
Authors should provide an abstract of the article (up to 100 words) as well as a biographical note (not more than 70 words), typed and double-spaced in separate files accompanying the article.
Musical Figures, Graphics, and Tables should be supplied in separate files with explicit indication of where they should be inserted in the article text. All Figures, Graphics, and Tables should carry complete captions, including full identification of the item and all necessary credits and acknowledgements. The author of the article is responsible for obtaining permissions for the use of copyrighted materials, as well as permissions of other materials, where appropriate.Photogaphic Images (acceptable files are jpegs or tiffs). All photographic images should be at least 200dpi (dots per inch) resolution at full print size, though 300dpi is best. For example, if you open your image in a photo-editing program and check the "image size" dialogue box, it will show the height and width dimensions in inches/centimetres and the dpi resolution. Because the journal generally prints images at full width, the width of the image should be greater than 5" at 200-300dpi. Many digital cameras take images at 72dpi but with much greater print dimensions. Most photo-editing programs will adjust these relative to one-another, so if you change the resolution to 300dpi, the height and width dimensions should change and show what size it will print at that resolution. When in doubt, if an image is 1MB or above in size, it is fine. Note that you cannot simply artificially enlarge an image that is too low resolution.Diagrams, Notation and Line Art (acceptable files are PDF and EPS files). All tables, graphs, text-based art, maps, and notation should be supplied in PDF or EPS format (what is called "vector" format) to preserve the clarity of the lines when printing. Exceptions to this are jpeg or tiff files that are supplied in 1200dpi (dot per inch) resolution at full print size. Generally programs that are used to create diagrams, notation, maps, and other text and line art use vectors, and will have saving or export options in pdf and eps format.
- The author retains copyright over the work.
- The author grants the journal owner (The Canadian Society for Traditional Music / La Société canadienne pour les traditions musicales) an exclusive license to publish the work.
- The author may post a pre-print or post-print version of the work (see definitions below) on a personal website for up to twelve months after the work is published in MUSICultures. After twelve months, the pre-print version must be replaced with the published version.
- The author may deposit the published PDF of the work in a non-commercial online repository twelve months after the work is published in MUSICultures, or any time thereafter.
- Any such deposit must include a link to the work on the MUSICultures website, e.g., https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/MC/article/view/19996
A pre-print is a work-in-progress—a contribution not yet accepted, or perhaps even submitted, to MUSICultures.
A post-print is the version of a contribution after peer review and acceptance by MUSICultures, with revisions completed.
The published version is the PDF file of a contribution as it appears in MUSICultures.
Please note that academia.edu and ResearchGate.com are both for-profit repositories; authors may not deposit the published PDF of the work in these repositories until after the journal’s embargo period.
For permission to reprint or translate material from MUSICultures, please contact Heather Sparling, General Editor of MUSICultures (firstname.lastname@example.org).