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Authors’ guidelines & editorial process

What to send?

Articles should be submitted electronically to the journal’s email addresses: and any other address eventually mentioned in the call for papers.

Submitting an article implies that it only contains original, non-published material, that is not simultaneously being submitted to another journal.

Proposals can be of any of the following types:

  • research articles: the syntheses or the results of a significant and original research – 25.000 (+/-10 %) characters maximum, including bibliography and spaces).

  • Shorter versions of this type of submissions are also welcome (15.000 characters maximum);

  • technical communications: tests and proposals of new methods;

  • book reviews (5.000 characters maximum, spaces included)

Authors should also send:

  • a short biography,

  • an abstract (100 to 200 words), translated into French,

  • a bibliography, discography, filmography,

  • 5 to 10 key words, in French and English (please conform them to our lists of key words to avoid small variates, English here, French here) as well as

  • the list of artists (musicians, bands, composers, writers, filmmakers etc.) analyzed (not just mentioned),

  • musical genres analyzed in the article,

  • a geographical index and a chronological one.

The author's full name, mailing address, and e-mail address should appear only in the cover letter, as submissions are reviewed anonymously.

IASPM French branch prize

Volume! Publishes the winner of the “young researcher prize”, awarded to an original article written by a young (PhD, Masters) French student. More details here.

Language & Translation

Papers can be submitted in English or French. The editors will decide whether, if accepted, the paper will be translated for publication. If the author has contacts of his/her own for an eventual translation, he/she should mention it to the editors.

Bibliographical references

Bibliographical references must be conform to the Harvard referencing system

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File attachments should be in Word 2004 (.doc not .docx) or rich text format (.rtf).


Eventual illustrations should be sent in separate files, in TIFF or EPS formats, in high resolution (300 dpi), and sent with reproduction authorizations, when necessary.


After being screened a first time by Volume’s editors (and the editor of any special issue) the articles submitted are then peer-reviewed by two “blind” reviewers, members of the editorial board or specialists of the article’s topic, discipline or method, Upon reception of the reviews, the editors can accept the article without any changes, or suggest small changes, major changes, or reject it. The referee report is available here.

The review/comments are sent to the author, who has one month to accomplish any changes asked by the reviewers and/or the editorial board. If the changes asked are major, a second turn of peer-reviewing may be considered by the editors.

License of rights

The authors are not paid for their contributions to Volume! They will receive one copy of the issue their article is published in.

They are asked to sign a license of rights for all types of publications (for instance, paper and electronic), as Volume! posts articles on its website and on virtual portals in France ( and Any money received from the selling of paper or virtual versions of individual articles is systematically used for the sole purpose of Volume! and the Éditions Mélanie Seteun publishing association, which is a non-profit organization.

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