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    Submission of manuscripts

    Manuscripts, ideally between 5000 and 8000 words (including abstract, diagrams, references and tables), should be sent as an attachment in original format or Word document format (DOC). Manuscript should be submitted in English and only for Problems in Music Pedagogy in accordance with the publication manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).


    All manuscripts are normally reviewed by at least two referees (in addition to the Editor). Refereeing is anonymous unless a referee chooses otherwise. Referee comments are passed intact to authors, apart from editing. Proofs should be returned to the Editor as soon as possible. The Editorial Board has the right to reject a manuscript if after the first review it is submitted repeatedly with unsatisfactory corrections. The selection of articles for inclusion in the journal will be based on these reviews.

    Specifications for contributions

    Manuscript must be typewritten with a font size of 12 points (font Times New Roman) on one side of A4 paper. Contributors are asked to use MS Word 5.0 or a later version.


    Papers must be written in clear, concise style appropriate to an international readership.

    Manuscript specification

    Title. Include title of the paper, name(s) of author(s), affiliation, mailing address (include postal codes, e-mail address and fax-number).

    Manuscripts should begin with an Abstract of up to 120 words that contains concise factual information on objectives, methods, results, and conclusions.

    Key Word Index should follow, including a maximum of 5 Keywords.

    The body of the text should begin with a statement of the objectives of the work. It should include citations of published related work and sections on Methods, Results, Discussionand Conclusions of the study.

    An Acknowledgement section may follow the Conclusions.

    Figures. Graphics files are welcome if supplied as Tiff, JPG. A minimum resolution for images is 600 ppi. The minimum line weight for line art is 0.5 point for optimal printing. When possible, please place symbol legends below the figure image instead of to the side.

    Tables, drawing, diagrams and charts with a clear title should be numbered by Arabic numerals. The approximate position of these materials should be indicated in the manuscript.

    Footnotes should not be used.

    References. References (all reference in English) should be listed in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in text, and each text citation should be listed in the References. Basic formats are as follows:

    For books
    Hallam, S. (1998). Instrumental Teaching: A Practical Guide to Better Teaching and Learning. Oxford: Heinemann.
    Yeric, J., & Todd, J. (1989). Public Opinion: The Visible Politics. Chicago: Peacock.

    For journal articles
    Peterson, J., & Schmidt, A. (1999). Widening the horizons for secondary schools. Journal of Secondary Education, 3(8). 89106.

    For published conference paper
    Edwards, K., & Graham, R. (1992). The all female expedition: A personal perspective.Gender on Ice: Proceedings of a Conference on Women in Antarctica. Canberra: Australian Antarctic Foundation, 75-81.

    For chapters in edited books
    Philpott, Chr. & Carden-Price, Chr. (2001). Approaches to the Teaching of GCSE. Chr. Philpott, (Ed.). Learning to Teach Music in the Secondary School. London, New York: Routledge, Falmer, 184-195.

    Document on the World Wide Web (dated and author or sponsor given)
    Brown, H. (1994). Taytay’s tales: Traditional Pueblo Indian tales Retrieved April 3, 1995 from http://neal.ctstateu.edu/history/cite.html

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