Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Music History Pedagogy (JMHP) is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed, open-access, on-line journal dedicated to the publication of original articles and reviews related to teaching music history of all levels (undergraduate, graduate, or general studies) and disciplines (western, non-western, concert and popular musics).  The JMHP holds no single viewpoint on what constitutes good teaching and endorses all types of scholarship on music history pedagogy that are well-researched, objective, and challenging.  The JMHP promotes research on such topics as teaching philosophy, pedagogical theory, study approaches to specific works or topics, the development of specific courses, and reviews of textbooks, teaching ancillaries, and other pedagogical materials.

 

 

Section Policies

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Publication Frequency

The Journal of Music History Pedgaogy is a biannual publication based on the academic year with issues to be published around September 1 and March 1 each year.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Organization of the JMHP

By-Laws of the Journal of Music History Pedagogy

Approved by the Editorial Board November 3, 2012

 

 

ARTICLE I: NAME

The name of the journal will be The Journal of Music History Pedagogy (JMHP).

 

 

ARTICLE II: MISSION STATEMENT

The JMHP is dedicated to the publication of original, peer-reviewed articles and reviews related to teaching music history of all levels (undergraduate, graduate, or general studies) and areas of study (western, non-western, concert and popular musics). The JMHP will be published twice an academic year (September and March).

 

 

ARTICLE III: GOVERNANCE AND ORGANIZATION

A) The Editor-in-Chief has the primary responsibility for publishing the JMHP. Other officers of the JMHP include the Assistant Editor, Review Editor, Managing Editor, Copy Editor, and Layout Editor. The work of the JMHP officers will be supported by the Editorial Board and the Advisory Board.

 

B) As a publication of the Pedagogy Study Group (PSG) of the American Musicological Society, the Chair of PSG will serve as an ex officio member of the JMHP Editorial Board.

 

C) As an online publication, the Web Support Officer will serve as an ex officio member of the JMHP Editorial Board.

 

 

ARTICLE IV: EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

A) Responsibilities. The Editor-in-Chief will overses all aspects of the review process for each submission including communicating with authors, assigning referees for each submission, and making the final decision on articles to be published in JMHP with the advice of the referees and the Editorial Board. The Editor-in-Chief will oversee the work of the Assistant Editor, Book Review Editor, Copy Editor, and Layout Editor to maintain a consistent citation style and publishing format for articles in the JMHP. The Editor-in-Chief will recommend potential Editorial and Advisory Board members to the Editorial Board for their approval.

 

B) Term. The Editor-in-Chief will serve a three-year term with the possibility of renewal for one term.

 

C) Election Procedure

1) The Editorial Board will select one of its members who is not currently serving as an officer on the JMHP to act as an Election Coordinator (EC).

2) With the approval of the Editorial Board, the EC will draft and circulate a call for applications at least three months before the Editorial Board meeting, organize the slate of candidates, deliver review materials to the Editorial Board at least one month before its annual meeting (including a paper ballot for those Board Members unable to attend the meeting).

3) At the Editorial Board meeting, the EC will excuse the sitting Editor and any candidates from the meeting. The EC will then act as chair for the election process, lead the discussion, and share any comments from absent members.

4) The election will be done by paper ballot using the same form sent to the absent Editorial Board members so that all the ballots are the same. The EC will tally the ballots and announce the results.

 

 

ARTICLE V: OTHER OFFICERS

A) Elections and Terms: Apart from the Editor-in-Chief, the Editorial Board will elect all other JMHP officers. Each officer will serve a three-year term with the possibility of renewal for one term. Care shall be taken in the selection of officers to ensure continuity in the procedures and policies of the JMHP.

 

B) The Assistant Editor will support the work, duties, and responsibilities of the JMHP as directed by the Editor-in-Chief.

 

C) The Review Editor will oversee all aspects of reviews of books, recordings, conferences, and ancillary teaching materials in co-ordination with the Editor-in-Chief including the selection of materials to review, the length of reviews, the assignment of reviewers, deadlines for submission, and copyediting reviews.

 

D) The Managing Editor will oversee the day-to-day operations of the JMHP including maintaining the factual information on the JMHP’s website, facilitating communication between officers and Board members, and maintaining the membership/enrollment list of the JMHP. The Managing Editor will consult with the Web Support Officer on the maintenance of the JMHP’s website.

 

E) The Copy Editor will maintain standards on all aspects of grammar, spelling, usage, and style of the JMHP, including copy reading all articles and reviews that appear in the JMHP and maintaining the JMHP’s house style manual in regard to usage.

 

F) Layout Editor will create the final version of all materials that appear in the JMHP in accordance with the JMHP’s adopted style manual (The Chicago Manual of Style) and its house style manual in regard to page layout and design.

 

 

ARTICLE VI: EDITORIAL BOARD

A) Membership and Term. The Editorial Board will consist of 10-15 members who will advise the Editor-in-Chief on the JMHP’s editorial policy, content, and strategies for growth. Board Members will normally serve a three-year term with the possibility of renewal for one term. The Editorial Board should represent a diversity of race, sexual orientation, gender, professional rank, and research interests appropriate to a professional journal on music history research.

 

B) Duties.

1) The Editorial Board will meet annually, usually at the national meeting of the American Musicological Society.

2) Members of the Editorial Board will serve as referees for submitted articles as well as for recommending appropriate readers. Editorial Board Members will actively promote the JMHP, encourage authors of appropriate work to submit their articles to the JMHP, and recommend new members of the Editorial and Advisory Board to the Editor-in-Chief.

3) The Editorial Board will elect all officers of the JMHP.

4) The Editorial Board will be responsible for maintaining and revising the By-Laws of the JMHP.

5) The Editorial Board will serve as the final arbiters in cases of disagreement with the Editor-in-Chief and the Board, between officers of the JMHP, and in the case of any ethical concern (fraud, plagiarism, published retractions...) or procedural concern (complaints from authors or reviewers, backlog...) regarding the JMHP.

 

 

ARTICLE VII: ADVISORY BOARD

A) Membership and Term. The Advisory Board will consist of 10-15 members who will advise the Editor-in-Chief on the JMHP’s editorial policy, content, and strategies for growth. Board Members will normally serve a three-year term with the possibility of renewal for one term. The Advisory Board should represent a diversity of race, sexual orientation, gender, professional rank, and research interests appropriate to a professional journal on music history research.

 

B) Members of the Editorial Board will serve as referees for submitted articles as well as for recommending appropriate readers. Advisory Board Members will actively promote the JMHP, encourage authors of appropriate work to submit their articles to the JMHP, and recommend new members of the Editorial and Advisory Board to the Editor-in-Chief

 

 

ARTICLE VIII: JMHP House Style Manual

The officers of the JMHP will maintain and regularly update the JMHP’s house style manual, which will detail aspects of page layout, formats, citation, usage, and other issues unique to the JMHP or not covered in the Chicago Manual of Style.