Contributors are invited to submit their articles in electronic form.
The electronic file should be saved as a Microsoft Word document and sent as an attachment to the Editor, Simon Morrison.
Musical examples should be sent as separate electronic documents saved as bitmap files or tiff files in 300dpi gray scale. The Editor is willing to typeset musical examples on behalf of those who do not have access to the necessary software.
The recommended length is up to 5,000 words.
Once an article has been accepted, authors should send a short abstract (maximum 200 words), a list of up to 10 keywords and a short biography (maximum 70 words).
The abstract should convey the essential aspects of the article, omitting nonessential matters and unnecessary background information. When citing the names of people, institutions or musical works please use the full form. (Contributors might find the RILM guidelines useful).
Keywords should either be topical or present the names of people, institutions, places or musical works essential to the article.
References should be consecutive and appear as endnotes at the end of the text, not as footnotes at the bottom of the page. Do not enter or number endnotes manually but use the endnotes facility in your word-processing package.
Bibliographical references for citations
Bibliographical references should be carefully checked for accuracy.
References to books should give (in this order) author(s) surname, first name, full title, (place of publication: publisher, year of publication), page of the citation.
References to journal articles should give (in this order) author(s) surname, first name, title of the article enclosed in quotation marks, title of the journal, Volume number, Issue number, (date), page of the citation.
References to chapters within multi-authored publications should give (in this order) author(s) surname, first name, the chapter title in quotation marks, title of the publication, editor of the publication, (place of publication: publisher, year of publication), page of the citation.
Abbreviations and Symbols in references
et al. (and others): used when there is more than one author but only one is cited.
ibid. (the same): used to refer to an immediately preceding reference. It is capitalised when it is the first word in the footnote.
op. cit. (the work cited): used to refer to a previously cited book. The author’s name and the page reference must always accompany it.
Italics should be used exclusively for the titles of a work and foreign words.
Double quotation marks should be used throughout, except when there is a quote within a quote, which should be indicated by single quotation marks.
Dates concerning nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Russia should be presented in the New Style (Gregorian Calendar). If it is necessary to refer to Old Style dates please do so in parentheses: e.g. 14 November (1 November (OS)) 1910.