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Author Guidelines

FORMAT. All submissions must be in Microsoft Word format and conform to the Review's Style Guide. Guides for preparing articles and commentaries are available in PDF format or as a Word document. Guides for preparing book reviews are available in  PDF format or as a Word document.

LANGUAGE. Submissions are accepted in English, including an English-language abstract. At the author's discretion, additional abstracts in other languages may also be submitted.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE. Submissions must be electronically "uploaded" using the appropriate web page.

FORMAT REJECTION. Submissions are subjected to an automated screening process that checks to ensure conformity with the EMR Style Guide. This includes checking font type and size, margins, and other layout information. Only those submissions that conform fully to the EMR Style Guide are forwarded to the Editor. You will be notified automatically by e-mail if your submission fails to meet the technical specification for submission. Ensuring conformity to the Style Guide will help avoid delays.

DIGITAL OBJECT IDENTIFIERS. To comply with the terms of the publisher's CrossRef membership, Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) must be included with references when they are available. To check for DOIs, you can use the Free DOI Lookup form on the CrossRef website.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As 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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  3. To comply with the terms of the publisher's CrossRef membership, Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) must be included with references when they are available. To check for DOIs, you can use the Free DOI Lookup form on the CrossRef website. By checking the box, you assert that you have included DOIs where applicable.

Copyright Notice

By checking the box to the left, you agree to all of the terms and conditions outlined below. 

This agreement takes effect upon acceptance of the Submission for publication.

By submitting this agreement, the author hereby grants to The Ohio State University, on behalf of its University Libraries’ Knowledge Bank, 175 W. 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 (hereinafter "Publisher") the non-exclusive right to reproduce, translate, display, and/or distribute the Submission (including the abstract) as part of Empirical Musicology Review (“Journal”), in print and electronic format and in any medium. You also agree that the Publisher may make and retain more than one copy for the purpose of preservation, security, and backup. You represent that you, as sole author and/or on behalf of your co-authors, have the authority to grant the rights contained in this agreement. You also represent that your Submission does not, to the best of your knowledge, infringe upon anyone’s copyright. If the Submission contains material for which you do not hold copyright, you represent that you have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to grant the Publisher the rights in this agreement, and that such third party owned material is clearly identified and acknowledged within the text or content of the Submission. Alternatively, you represent that your use of third party material is allowed because the material is in the public domain or you have performed a fair use analysis and reasonably believe your use is permitted.

The author understands that the Publisher may grant these same rights to Journal. Additionally, the author also grants the right to both Journal and Publisher to enter into agreements with third party entities that grant such third party entities any or all of the rights that author has granted to Publisher herein. The aforementioned rights may include the rights necessary to index and abstract the Submission. 

The author agrees that any subsequent publication of the Submission will credit the Journal as the site of first publication and provide a link to the Journal website.

Empirical Musicology Review is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license, to allow for certain types of reuse without permission. By submitting this agreement, the author agrees to apply a CC BY-NC license to the Submission upon publication. 


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