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Journal overview

Journal of Mathematics and Music aims to advance the use of mathematical modelling and computation in music theory. The Journal focuses on mathematical approaches to musical structures and processes, including mathematical investigations into music-theoretic or compositional issues as well as mathematically motivated analyses of musical works or performances. In consideration of the deep unsolved ontological and epistemological questions concerning knowledge about music, the Journal is open to a broad array of methodologies and topics, particularly those outside of established research fields such as acoustics, sound engineering, auditory perception, linguistics etc.

Three issues of theJournal are published per annual volume, with one issue devoted exclusively to a single topic. The online edition of theJournal provides extended material in the form of sound files, applets, or similar electronic media. The Journal also welcomes the submission of book reviews.

Journal of Mathematics and Music is intended to serve the communities of music scholars, composers, mathematicians and computer scientists, particularly those with interdisciplinary interests. The Journal assumes a certain level of proficiency in these fields, appropriate to professionals and graduate students.

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Peer Review Policy

All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor. If found suitable for further consideration, papers are subject to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review is double anonymized and submissions can be made online at

Publishing Ethics

The Journal adheres to the highest standards of publishing ethics, with rigorous processes in place to ensure this is achieved. Taylor & Francis is a member of Committee of Publications Ethics (COPE) and utilises CrossCheck for all Journals. More information on our ethical standards and policies can be found here:
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