A music journal is a place to keep track of your practice and performance. This helps you focus on what matters, and improve your skills over time.
The leading journal of international musicological scholarship. Its broad coverage embraces all areas of musical study, including history, theory, ethnomusicology, and analysis.
An online peer-reviewed journal of criticism, commentary and research and scholarship in music theory and music analysis. It has been in continuous publication since 1993.
Journal of the Society for American Music
Journal of the Society for American Music is a scholarly journal about the theory of music. It is published by the Department of Music at Yale University. The journal is peer-reviewed and has an ISSN number.
This journal publishes articles in various areas of music studies, including ethnomusicology, history of music, musical theater, and theory. It also encourages dialogue with other disciplines and currents of thought. It covers all types of musical genres and traditions. The journal is also available online.
Journal of the Royal Musical Association
The journal provides a platform for the wide range of musicological research, including historical and theoretical musicology, performance practice, iconography, organology, and ethnomusicology. It also promotes fruitful dialogue between musicology and other disciplines.
This scholarly journal is indexed in the prestigious LOAMJ, which provides full text access to many core journals in musicology. It has an impressive h-index of 19, meaning 19 articles have been cited more than 19. Moreover, the journal is peer-reviewed. It covers the history of Western art music, from its beginnings to the present day.
Music & Letters
The journal Music & Letters publishes articles on the history of music and related disciplines. Its scope is international, with an emphasis on historical research and scholarly writing. While the journal is primarily musicological, it encourages submissions from other disciplines and also features long and lively reviews sections. The journal also sponsors the Music & Letters Trust, a twice-yearly cash award to support research in musicology. Letters of Note: Music can be signed, personalised and gift-wrapped (see dropdown menu). Please let us know if you would like any of these options when ordering.
Journal of Popular Music Studies
The Journal of Popular Music Studies is the journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, U.S. Chapter. Its purview includes all genres of music that have been dubbed popular in any geographic region, and it explores them from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including history, sociology, musicology, and ethnomusicology.
This journal focuses on the scholarly investigation of contemporary global pop musics and their inter-relationships with local popular cultures. It also covers musics in their historical context and their interaction with the globalization process.
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
JASA is the leading source of theoretical and experimental research results in the broad interdisciplinary subject of sound. It serves physical scientists, life scientists, engineers, psychologists, physiologists, architects, musicians and speech communication specialists.
The journal is published monthly. Its mission is to generate, disseminate and promote knowledge and practical applications of acoustics. Its scholarly articles originate from papers presented at semiannual ASA meetings and cosponsored conferences.
The impact factor of the journal is 2.49, based on Scopus data. The h-index of the journal is 205.
Journal of Music Therapy
A music journal is a daily(ish) written record of your practice and performance. It lets you track your progress, so you can play faster and better.
This official publication of the American Music Therapy Association reflects a variety of clinical, research and education issues relevant to the profession. Qualitative, quantitative and mixed methodologies; historical, descriptive and philosophical studies are published.
An open access scholarly journal focusing on the use of music in healthcare. It promotes critical conversations around, and innovations in, music therapy education and clinical training.
Popular Culture Review
The entirety of ideas, fancy images, and attitudes within the cultural mainstream defines what is commonly known as popular culture. These trends impact a wide range of people, especially the youth, and can shape society year after year.
Popular culture essay topics can cover a variety of areas, such as music, fashion, and social media. These essays help students examine societal trends and understand how they are influenced. For example, a paper could explore how one generation adores a particular musician but another doesn’t.
Journal of Music Education
Music education has been shown to teach teamwork, communication skills and self-expression. It also helps develop the cognitive abilities that are important for forming relationships with other people. Research has also shown that those who study music have higher levels of grey matter in their brains, which is related to auditory processing and comprehension.
The Journal of Music Education publishes conceptually relevant articles to advance music practice and learning. Articles describe successful practices, share teaching strategies and materials or suggest new ideas.