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Dear authors submitting articles and other texts to Per Musi:

Instructions for Contributors

  1. Submissions

Authors should register and submit their papers through:

Paper should be original. It means unpublished in any circunstancies. 

The author must hold a PhD degree.

In the submission we point out that the ORCID number of each author will be requested, obligatory for the approved works.

Before finalizing the submission the author should take care to fill in ALL the Metadata, as well as ALL the information about the authors in the three languages of the journal. Make sure that all data have been correctly filled in. Including the References of the text. It is not possible to edit the Metadata after the submission has been finalized.

Though English is the preferred language, articles in Portuguese and Spanish are also considered when submitting papers to the editorial process. We strongly encourage non-native language speakers to seek professional revision if the paper is in English. In the case of co-authorship, at least one of the co-authors must hold a Doctoral degree (exceptional articles by authors holding only a master’s degree may be considered). For interview submissions, the interviewee must be included as a co-author.

Per Musi covers the main subareas of music: analysis, musicology, performance, composition, music education, music therapy, computer music etc., and their interdisciplinary interfaces.

The Per Musi template below must be strictly followed when submitting works for consideration. Submitted works that do not follow Per Musi guidelines will be called to resubmission. You might use this template to copy each part of your work from your original file (title, author(s), institution, e-mail, abstract, keywords, number and title of sections, number and title of subsections, text paragraphs, figures, captions, references, footnotes etc.) and paste into the correspondent space of the template (or highlight each part and use the correspondent box in the “Styles” menu of the template).

The documents should include:

  • Abstract of no more than 150 words.
  • Text in MS Word with list of references (citation style of Music Education Research )
  • Musical examples (.pdf or .jpg) and figures (.jpg) should be less than 1MB in size.
  • The authorship of the papers must be included in the template submitted for evaluation All contact details should be provided in the system, including the author’s name, e-mail address, filliation, telephone number, ORCID number, link to Lattes CV (for professionals in Brazil) or similar (for foreigners), etc;
  • Articles should range from 5,000 to 12,000 words (excluding notes and references).
  • Music Score Template no more than 2.500 words (excluding notes and references).
  1. Text Preparation

Formatting: Use Calibri 20-point for the title, 12-point for the text with double space in the paragraph and single space for the footnotes in each page. Use 11-point for Abstract/Resumo/Resúmen and translated title.

Spacing: 1.15 spacing should be used in all instances, after periods, colons, semicolons and 1.0 in all footnotes. Add line space before paragraph without indent. The text should be justified, including references.

Names of works: Generic titles should be given in Italic.

Musical note names: Flats, sharps, and naturals can be indicated by the conventional symbols or spelled out (e.g., C-sharp, D-flat, or B-natural).

Citations: Use Calibri 12-point for the text with indent 3.0.

Musical Examples, Tables, Figures, diagrams, and other material should be supplied in the original document and other separate document with short descriptive captions (not longer than a single line is advised).

References: According to the style of Music Education Research. Automatic bibliographic Software can be used with this formating.


Research full articles with relevant contribution to the field of music and its intefaces. Authors or at least one coauthor must hold a Doctorate.

Articles in Portuguese/Spanish

Articles in the Portuguese and Spanish languages, including Title, Abstract and Keywords in English.

Book Reviews

Review of books and other materials relevant to the field of music.

Music Scores

Music scores related to articles in the same issue


Relevant interviews with relevant information and contribution to the field of music and its interfaces.

Music & Gender

Editor-Chief: Fausto Borém
Guest-Editor: Antenor Ferreira

Thematic Session Iannis Xenakis

Editor-in-Chief: Fernando Chaib

Guest Editors:

Stéphan Schaub (State University of Campinas, Brazil) 

Benoît Gibson (University of Évora, Portugal)

Alejandro Reyna (National Coast University, Argentina)

Danilo Rossetti (Federal University of Mato Grosso, Brazil)

Thematic Session Biographical Approaches in Music Research

Per Musi announces the Thematic Session "Biographical Approaches in Music Research," stemming from a seminar of the same name held in September 2023 by the VIOrizontes group - violonistic artistic research - and the Graduate Program in Music at UFMG. As is known, academic research in Music often encounters the complex interplay between life and work, a terrain where the biographical dimension tends to emerge as part of the research object's approach. However, the genre of biography is surrounded by controversies both for the oppositions it highlights (truth/fiction, individual trajectory/social context, freedom/determinism, among others) and for questioning its relevance as a resource for configuring and understanding an object. Furthermore, the issue of the peculiarities of biographical writing concerning other forms of narrative, as well as its compatibility with academic prose, arises. Therefore, aiming to foster reflection on this theme, the Editorial Board will accept original texts discussing, for example, the various theoretical aspects involved in biographical approaches and the possible specificities of biography in the musical field, including the submission of consistent research reports in music that have employed the biographical approach. Proposals must be submitted by August 31, 2024, and must strictly follow Per Musi's submission guidelines.

Deadline for submission of papers: 08/31/2024
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Flavio Barbeitas (UFMG) and Pq. Dr. Ines Loureiro (Post-doctoral Resident - UFMG)

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