Articles for consideration should be sent to as electronic copies readable in Word (.doc, .rtf, or .odt, preferably avoiding .docx).

Footnote numbers should be placed after a punctuation mark.

Font and body

The text should be formatted in Times New Roman font, as follows:
double spaced 12 pt. for the body of the text; 11 pt. for quotations, 10 pt. for footnotes and captions.
For musical types, Bach or Rousseau fonts can be free downloaded on the internet.

Main editorial points

Indents should be clearly signed by tabulation always with the tab key.
The use of scare quotes to add emphasis or to call out non-standard terms should be done by double (“ ”) inverted commas; words from a different language should be typed in italic.
Neither bold nor underlining should be used.


Quotations of more than 3 lines should be typed with an extra line of space above and below, without inverted commas or quotation marks (the body of the text should be 11 pt.). Double inverted commas (or quotation marks « ») should be used for short quotations of maximum three lines. Quotations within quotations should have double inverted commas (“ ”). The dots within square brackets ([…]) should be used for omission.


Pictures should be numbered and sent in a separate file. They must be in high definition and in JPEG, PNG or TIFF format. Another Word file should be sent with captions. Pictures should never be inserted within the text, but it should be indicated their collocation within the text as follows: FIGURE 5. All pictures to be included in the text, including graphs, tables, photos, musical staff are called “Figures”. Only musical transcriptions of one or more pages, which will be collocated at the end of the article, should be called “Musical example”.

References within the text:
In the text the following references will be used:
(Fig. 1)
(Musical example 1)
(audio example 2)
(video example 5)

Bibliographical references

Bibliographical references should be given in round brackets in standard author-date form in the body of the text: (Lévi-Strauss 1955: 9). If there are two authors, the two surnames should be separated by a comma: (Duranti, Goodwin 1987: 21). If there are more than two authors, it should be used the first surname plus et al. in italics: (Kilani et al., 1975: 65). If in the same page there is a second quotation of the same author, it should be done by (ibidem: 25).
As follows:
In Tristi tropici is written: «Je hais le voyages et les esplorateurs» (Lévi-Strauss 1955: 9) and, later:
«L’Amazonie, le Tibet et l’Afrique envahissent les boutiques sous formes de livres […]» (ibidem: 10).

In a separate file, a complete list of the references quoted, arranged alphabetically by author’s surname, should be typed according to the following examples:


Vickers, Adrian
2005 A History of Modern Indonesia, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

Giuriati, Giovanni and Laura Tedeschini Lalli
2010 (eds.) Gli spazi sonori della musica, Palermo, L’Epos.

Work, John Wesley, Lewis Wade Jones, and Samuel C. Adams Jr.
2005 Lost Delta Found: Rediscovering the Fisk University – Library of Congress Coahoma Country Study,
1941-42, Nashville, Vanderbilt University Press.

Papers in academic journals or newspapers

Becker, Judith
1975 “Kroncong, Indonesian Popular Music”, Asian Music, VII/1: 14-19.

Melikian, Souren
2004 “Record 104 Million United States Dollar Paid for Picasso Painting”, International Herald Tribune,
Friday, May 7: 10.

Papers in edited books

Wessing, Robert
1998 “Bamboo, Rice and Water”, in Terry E. Miller and Sean Williams (eds.), Garland Encyclopedia of
World Music, IV (Southeast Asia): 47-54.

In the case of several references to the same author with the same year, it should be used an
alphabetized letter following the year of publication (1998a, 1998b)

Audio, film, video

Grimaud, Yvette
1976 Géorgie: Chants de travail, 1 LP 33rpm 30cm, OCORA 558513

Bolle-Zemp, Sylvie
1994 Géorgie: Polyphonies de Svanétie/Georgia: Polyphony of Svaneti , 1 CD,
Collection CNRS/Musée de l’Homme, Le Chant du Monde, LDX 274990.

Carpitella, Diego
1982 Sardegna: Is launeddas, film 16mm, col., 33’, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana

Malamusi, Moya A.
2011 (ed.), Endangered traditions – Endangered creativity…, 1 CD + 1 DVD, with booklet, Popular
African Music, PAMCWM 801.