Musicology Today

The Journal of University of Warsaw

Open access

ISSN - 1734-1663
eISSN - 2353-5733

Musicology Today is a double blind peer reviewed journal published since 2004 by Institute of Musicology, University of Warsaw and Union of Polish Composers, Poland.

The main objective of Musicology Today is to provide an intellectual platform for the international scholars and to promote interdisciplinary studies in musicology and become the leading musicological journal in Central and Eastern Europe. We publish articles and book reviews in the fields of historical musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, and philosophy of music.  Musicology Today is a forum for research in all areas of music scholarship, seeking to reflect the breadth and diversity of approaches and topics. Musicology Today especially promotes studies on Central and Eastern European music. Special issues devoted to important topics in Central and Eastern musicology will occasionally be published.

Why subscribe and read

  • Valuable source of information from different branches of musicology;
  • A wide array of high quality original articles especially within the area of musical culture in Central and Eastern Europe;
  • The articles published after double-blind peer review provided by subject experts (including foreign ones) and Scientific Committee;
  • Musicology Today represent a wide spectrum of scholars' activity as well as those of young scholars;
  • A platform for exchanging ideas between the scholars from many countries of the World and Central and Eastern Europe;
  • High-resolution publishing quality.

Why submit

  • Musicology Today invites scholars to submit articles in all branches of musicology, including historical musicology, ethnomusicology, and music theory. We especially encourage submissions from scholars from Central and Eastern Europe;
  • The articles are published after double-blind peer review provided by subject experts;
  • The articles of both domestic and foreign authors are always up-to-date, original, never printed before in other scientific publications, and fulfil high scientific standards;
  • Worldwide distribution and promotion of the scientific achievements through online indexing;
  • All articles have language assistance for authors from non-English speaking countries;
  • Professional editing of all articles;
  • The editors provide fast route for the publication process and full access to DeGruyter e-technology.

Similarity Check Plagiarism Screening System

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Detailed description of the Similarity Check System can be found at:

Abstracting & Indexing

Musicology Today is covered by the following services:

  • Arianta
  • Baidu Scholar
  • BazHum
  • CEJSH (The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities)
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • CNPIEC - cnpLINKer
  • Dimensions
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
  • EBSCO (relevant databases)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • Google Scholar
  • Index Copernicus
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
  • Microsoft Academic
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • POL-index
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • Publons
  • QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)
  • ReadCube
  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
  • Sherpa/RoMEO
  • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WanFang Data
  • Web of Science - Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

Prof. Sławomira Żerańska-Kominek, University of Warsaw, Poland

Editorial Advisory Board/ Scientific Committee
Prof. Zdravko Blazeković, University of New York, USA
Prof. J. Katarzyna Dadak-Kozicka, F. Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Giovanni Giuriati: Sapienza, Università di Roma, Italy
Prof. Zofia Helman, University of Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Alicja Jarzębska, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Dr Joseph Jordania, Honorary Fellow Melbourne Conservatorium of Music University of Melbourne, Australia
Prof. Dan Lundberg, Svenskt visarkivs/The Centre for Swedish Folk Music and Jazz Research
Prof. Ulrich Morgenstern, Institut für Volksmusikforschung und Ethnomusikologie, Austria
Prof. Zbigniew Skowron, University of Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Britta Sweers, Universität Bern, Switzerland
Prof. Ryszard Wieczorek, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland
Prof. Alina Żórawska-Witkowska, University of Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Reinhard Strohm, Oxford University

Language Editor
Tomasz Zymer


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