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Journal Article Submissions

Submission Guidelines for the Journal of the American Viola Society

The Journal of the American Viola Society welcomes submissions of well-written articles that are interesting, informative, or entertaining on all aspects relevant to the viola including pedagogy, repertoire, biography, lutherie, history, etc.

Articles should be no longer than 4500 words and should be submitted in electronic form via e-mail attachment. Authors should adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) for all matters regarding text and citations. Authors should supply footnotes, musical examples, and illustrations within the body of the article, and as separate attachments in a standard format (pdf, tif, jpg). Authors are responsible for verifying the accuracy of all submitted materials. Authors are responsible for obtaining all permissions to reproduce illustrations and musical examples.
Manuscripts are first read by the editor for general suitability. Articles deemed appropriate for a specific department (Alternative Styles, In the Studio) may also be reviewed by the departmental editor. Articles considered suitable as a feature article are sent for review and comment (peer-review). Once a decision has been reached, the editor will inform the author whether the paper is accepted for publication, or whether the article is accepted pending revisions. All accepted manuscripts are edited to conform to house style.

Submission Deadlines are August 15 (for the Fall issue), December 15 (for the Spring issue), and April 15 (for the Summer online issue).