About the Journal

Per Musi is a free-access publication from the Graduate Program of the UFMG School of Music, and has established itself as a democratic space for intellectual reflections in the music area, and where diversity and debate are welcomed. Per Musi, a peer-reviewed Brazilian music journal, is indexed by relevant databases and receives submissions and publishes original research papers continuously throughout the year. The mission of Per Musi (Scholarly Music Journal) is to publish originals academic articles, preferably in English but also in Portuguese and Spanish, that make significant contributions to the several sub-areas of music, including their interactions among themselves and with other areas of study.

Per Musi periodically publishes an annual generic flow-continuous number (General Topics). However, with proposals, invitations or ephemerides, and in exceptional circumstances, thematic issues may be opened with invited editors.  The main subareas of music are covered by the journal: analysis, musicology, performance, composition, music education, music therapy, computer music etc., and their interdisciplinary interfaces, linked to the research areas from the Music Doctoral Program of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil). Per Musi also publishes scores, translations and interviews related to music research. The journal is indexed on Google ScholarRILM  (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale), DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), SCIELO (between 2008-2016), Portal Periódicos CAPES, The Music Index and Bibliografia Musical Brasileira (Academia Brasileira de Música). Submission of article is continuous throughout the year. Free downloads are available online at Per Musi’s website (www.musica.ufmg.br/permusi).

The submission process goes through several stages, such as: 1) format evaluation (initial control of the guidelines and layout of the submitted text), 2) assignment to the associate editor or guest editor (when applicable), 3) assignment and evaluation by double-blind peers (whose reviewers declare that by accepting to review this work, not being aware of its authorship, not being in conflict of interest, either by ties of familiarity, relationship or supervision of the research developed and presented), 4) editing of text (that includes analysis of plagiarism software  by the sector of the Flausino Vale Library of the School of Music of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil) and 5) editing.

Articles submitted for publication are evaluated under a double blind peer review policy by two reviewers from different institutions from that of the article’s author(s). Articles are accepted for publication after approval from both reviewers. In case of conflicting decisions between reviewers, the Editor may intervene and the text will be sent to a third reviewer. Authors of accepted articles automatically transfer their publishing rights to Per Musi. The main author is responsible for the published content, for the information and its originality, for its novelty and for informing other authors of the approved content and publishing rights cession. Per Musi reserves the right to make modifications regarding norms, orthography, grammar and layout aiming a better understanding of the content by readers.

All submitted work goes through anti-plagiarism software analysis. In case of plagiarism infraction, the paper will be automatically rejected. The ideas expressed in each article do not represent the opinions of the Editor, Editorial Committee, or Academic Board.

Per Musi relies on the Cariniana Network as a digital preservation platform and follows the guidelines of the COPE (Committee of Publication Ethics) Code of Ethics .