Journal of the American Musicological Society

One of the premier journals in the field, the Journal of the American Musicological Society (JAMS) publishes scholarship from all fields of musical inquiry: from historical musicology, critical theory, music analysis, iconography and organology, to performance practice, aesthetics and hermeneutics, ethnomusicology, gender and sexuality, popular music and cultural studies. JAMS is recognized for the breadth of its intellectual scope and its penetration in the field--over 5,000 subscribers rely on JAMS to inform their scholarship. Each issue includes articles, book reviews, and communications.

Three issues are published annually (see publication schedule) and sent to AMS members. Back Issues of JAMS are also available for purchase (see Order AMS Publications). Institutions and agencies wishing to subscribe, please visit the University of California Press for information.


W. Anthony Sheppard, Editor-in-Chief

Suzannah Clark, Review Editor

Richard Freedman,
Digital and Multimedia Editor

Louise Goldberg, Managing Editor

Hannah Lewis, Adam Crandell, William O'Hara
Editorial Assistants

Editorial Board

Steven Baur
Patrick Burke
Joy H. Calico
Daniel Chua
Georgia Cowart
Martha Feldman
Gundula Kreuzer
Elisabeth Le Guin
Ralph P. Locke
Jeffrey Magee
Daniel R. Melamed
Craig A. Monson
Margaret Murata
Judith Peraino
Susan Rankin
Leonora Saavedra
Steve Swayne



Current status of JAMS mailings
  • JAMS 67 (2014) no. 1 May 2014 (est.)
  • JAMS 66 (2013) no. 3  January 2014
  • JAMS 66 (2013) no. 2  August 2013
  • JAMS 66 (2013) no. 1 May 2013

Delivery time is normally about three weeks for the US, Canada, and overseas.


Issue Replacement Policy

Individual Members: The AMS strives to replace all issues that have gone astray or have been damaged in the post whenever possible. Requests for replacement of missing or damaged issues should be communicated to the AMS within ninety days of the mailing date (180 days for overseas members). We cannot guarantee that requests received after this time will be fulfilled. Please contact the AMS staff to report a missing or damaged issue.

Institutional Subscribers and Agencies: Follow this link for claims instructions.


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