About the Journal

Focus & Scope

Our focus is showcasing interdisciplinary music research, reviews and criticism, as well as raising awareness of the field of musicology throughout the University of Edinburgh. 

A wide variety of submissions are accepted including essays, reviews, audiovisual essays, and audio recordings.  We aim to highlight students and researchers who are in the early stages of their research career (i.e., master’s level and early-stage PhD) and give them an opportunity to have their work published, with an option for it to be peer reviewed.

We encourage submissions or enquiries from UoE students, researchers and affiliates who are working with music regardless of their degree’s discipline.  

Journal History

The journal was founded by two MMus students, Rebecca Waxman and Abi McQuater in 2019, with the first issues published September 2020. When they graduated, Rebecca and Abi passed the journal onto co-editors Melissa Morton and Ashley Stein. After a successful launch of issue two in September 2021, the journal is now co-edited by a group of MMus and PhD students with wide ranging research interests and specialisms.

Past Editorial Team Members:
2019-2020 Rebeca Waxman, Abi McQuater
2020-2021 Melissa Morton, Ashley Stein
2021-2022 Claire Gray, Menchie Leung, Natasha Anderson, Sophie McCarthy, Sio Pan Leong
2022-2023 Annemarie Lehmbruck, Claudia Jelic, Liam Clark
2023-2024 Étáin Sweeney, Liam Clark, Matthew Madeley, Mohan Xie, Yi Wang

Journal Information & Policies

Please see our Journal Information & Policies page for details of the Journal's peer review process, Open Access policy and other journal information.