Music Performance Research

Music Performance Research is an open access journal. Authors may submit and, subject to successful peer-review, publish contributions without fee. Readers may read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and use them for any other lawful purpose without fee. One or two issues have been published in most years since 2007. It has an international Editorial Board whose members are from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines; in addition Music Performance Research draws on the expertise of a large pool of Action Editors and anonymous peer-reviewers. 

Its aim is to disseminate theoretical and empirical research on the performance of music. Contributions are welcome from researchers in all disciplines relevant to music performance, including archaeology, cultural studies, composition, computer science, education, ethnomusicology, history, medicine, music theory and analysis, physics, musicology, philosophy, psychology, neuroscience and sociology. Specific topics that have been addressed to date include the role of music performance in personal development, identity, communication and interaction; the training and health of skilled musicians; theories and models of music performance; and the foundations of musical expertise.

ISSN 1755-9219

For Contributors

The editors welcome all enquiries about potential submissions. Submissions that follow the guidelines for contributors (APA style) will be considered and, if appropriate, sent out for peer review by (usually) two reviewers selected on the basis of their expertise in the relevant subject area. Action Editors will be appointed when necessary to handle submissions requiring specific expertise.

Researchers in music and other disciplines, and other professionals in the field of music performance, are invited to submit manuscripts. These may be theoretical articles as well as reports of empirical studies. 

Submissions in European languages including English, French, German, Italian and Spanish are encouraged. Manuscripts in languages other than English, however, are subject to the availability of appropriate Action Editors and reviewers; they must be accompanied by an extended Abstract in English of at least 1000 to 1500 words. Enquiries prior to submission regarding the intended language of publication are welcome.

Please send your enquiries to: Stephen Broad with “MPR contribution” in the header.