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.