About the Journal

JMRO publishes

  • English language (traditional) research text articles in PDF format and
  • film or video (non-traditional) research accomapnied by an exegesis in PDF format.

Peer Review Process

Papers submitted for publication will be reviewed by at least two peers and only those papers of the highest international scholarly standards will be accepted for publication.

Manuscripts submitted to JMRO are not blind reviewed: the names of authors are not hidden from reviewers but the names of reviewers are not disclosed to the authors.

Publication Frequency

Journal articles will be posted, when they become ready, by adding them to the current issue. A new issue will be started at the start of each calendar year.

Text based (traditional) research articles

There is no page limit for text articles and authors are encouraged to include high resolution still images, audio and short video samples, interactive elements, where this enhances the presentation of research.

Film or video based (non-traditional) research articles

JMRO welcomes submissions of film and video documentaries (such as field-based ethnomusicological explorations) or other forms of media, which meet the standards of online publication of music research.

Documentaries, films, and online presentations must demonstrate analysis and evaluation in addition to the documentary nature of video and sound. This may be achieved through the provision of on-screen commentary or spoken narration. Documentaries, films, and online presentations must also be accompanied by a written exegesis which contextualises, explains and interprets the media presentation.


JMRO is indexed in RILM Abstracts of Music Literature www.rilm.org.