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Authors' protocol




Authors submitting an article are kindly asked to respect the following editorial guidelines:

1. The text of the article must be typed double-spaced, Times font, 12 points, with margins of 2.5 cm, left-aligned without justification. Comprising:

Title [and possibly subtitle (bold, lower case)];

Author's name and contact information (lowercase, please include email address);

Body of the article including footnotes, numbered and titled tables, figure captions and music examples, unnumbered headings eventually arranged hierarchically (three levels of hierarchy max., excluding the article’s title) ;

Bibliography (references listed in alphabetical order);

Discography (if any);

Appendices (if applicable; numbered and titled)

2. Long quotes (more than three lines) are to be introduced as a new paragraph, indented, Times font, 11 points, without quotation marks.

3. Short quotes (less than three lines) are to be included in the body of the text and inserted between quotation marks (" "). In this case, any "quotes within the quote" are to be inserted between single quotes (' ').

4. The first reference to a publication must give a shortened notice as a footnote, in the following format: Name of the author, year of publication, page. Eg: Schaeffer, 1966, p. 23 (not pp.). Subsequent references use the same format or the abbreviation "Ibid. “ when the next reference immediately follows the first on the same page. The author can also use the abbreviation "op. cit. " only if the full reference has already been given in a previous note.

5. The formats for references in the bibliography are illustrated by the following examples:

<www.oxfordmusiconline.com/subscriber/article/grove/music/10633> (consulted September 22, 2014).

Note: do not give the name of collections and shorten as much as possible the publisher’s name (Ex.: Bourgeois, not Christian Bourgeois éditeur.).


6. For the discography, the format used is illustrated by the following example: Vivier, Claude (1996), Bouchara, Lonely Child, Prologue pour un Marco Polo, Zipangu = if several works, list them alphabetically].Schoenberg Ensemble, Asko Ensemble, dir. Reinbert de Leeuw. Philips CD 454231-2, « Claude Vivier » [= disc’s title, if there is one].

7. Quotes in foreign languages should be translated into English in the text and included in their original version in a footnote.

8. Figures (photos, music examples, archival documents) must be submitted in a digital format scanned at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Each figure or music example must be submitted as a separate file, saved in either JPEG or TIFF formats. Each figure is numbered and titled: the title should be as clear as possible, regardless of the contents of the article. The numbering and headings are to be included in the text where they are to appear, in capitals and between brackets (example: [INSERT FIG 3.]), preceded by the legend. All images are to be numbered as they will appear as figures. In the body of the text, indicate the appropriate figure number in brackets when referring to it.

9. Authors are responsible for obtaining copyright/permission for the documents to be included in their texts.

10. Tables are inserted directly in the text, preceded by their number and legend and numbered. The numbering of the tables should be integrated with that of the figures (Eg.: 3 is an image, Figure 4 is a table, Figure 5 is a music example).

11. Before the first use of initials/abbreviations, indicate the full name followed by the acronym in parentheses. Logos must be written in small capitals without punctuation (Eg.: SMCQ). If the acronym is pronounced as a word, it may be written in lower case (Eg.: Unesco).

12. Musical terms: musical notes are written in lowercase italics (eg. B flat). Common foreign musical terms are in italics (Eg.: glissando, ostinato), as are the titles of works (Eg.: The Rite of Spring). Common musical terms can be written in plain Roman (Eg.: crescendo, soprano). Movements and sub-titles of are to be written in plain Roman between quotation marks (Eg.: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat ("Eroica") ).

13. A short biography of the author (150 words max.) should follow the article, after the bibliography, discography and/or appendices, if any.

14. A complete list of proper names for inclusion in an Index for publication of the Proceedings.


The submission should be sent as file(s) with attachment(s) to sharon.kanach@gmail.com. It must include the article, annexes (following the text) and separate figures, if applicable, and the author’s biography.


Updated: June 2015