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Policies

Gamut welcomes submission files in MS Word format or as PDFs. Images (TIFFS, GIFs, JPGs, etc.) may be embedded within the document(s). Authors should retain high-resolution original files, as they may be needed after a submission has been accepted for publication.

We encourage contributors to take advantage of the multimedia capabilities offered by the Internet. Please include images, sound, or video in your submission if you wish. Gamut can assist in the inclusion of such files, and will do so in consultation with the author.

Gamut welcomes submissions on any topic of interest to the music-theory community. The increasing diversity of topics in, and approaches to, theory and analysis opens the way for articles of interest to a wider online audience. In an effort to broaden the topics and music-theoretical and analytical ideas presented in Gamut, we especially encourage submissions from authors whose knowledge of other disciplines can contribute to musical understanding.

While we are happy to accept submissions of a traditional nature, dealing with such topics as Schenkerian or Transfomational Theory, we are also excited to receive submissions dealing with new theoretical and analytical concepts. These might concern music of different non-Western regions (e.g., India, the Middle-East, or South America) or musical genres from popular culture (e.g., rock, country, or hiphop).

Length of Featured Articles: Length alone is generally not a factor in publication decisions. Innovative formats for longer articles or shorter communications are welcomed.

Submission and Review Timetable: Authors may submit items for consideration at any time. Reviews are normally completed within six to eight weeks. Accepted articles typically appear within 3-6 months of final acceptance.

Blind Review: All submissions to Gamut are read blind. To insure such a reading, please submit your text to the Gamut Editor without making reference to yourself. The editor will remove any information that might disclose the identity of the author.

Copyright: If work is accepted for publication, contributors are responsible for obtaining permission to include any copyrighted material submitted to Gamut.

Formatting and Submission: Gamut submissions should follow the guidelines set forth in the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition.

The cover email/letter should include the following information:

  • Author’s name and contact information
  • Academic status and institution
  • Title and brief abstract of the article

Submissions should be sent to David Carson Berry (), Editor.