1. Guidelines for publication of papers
1. General Guidelines
Articles must be sent online to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org until October 31, 2020.
The publication of the article must follow the policies and other recommendations described below. If there is any inconsistency in this regard, the process is suspended until the author responds to the editorial’s communication, forwarding the submission with the requested adequacy.
After the process of analysis and editing, the articles sent will be distributed by the Editorial Committee of the Congress TeMA-MusMat among four publications:
- Proceedings of III Congress of the Brazilian Association of Musical Theory and Analysis (TeMA) & IV International Congress on Music and Mathematics (in printed and electronic version).
- Série Congressos da TeMA, in electronic version.
- Revista Musica Theorica (Journal of Brazilian Association of Music Theory and Analysis – TeMA), v. 5, no. 2.
- MusMat: Brazilian Journal of Music and Mathematics, v. 5, no. 2.
Papers submitted for publication will be analyzed by the Editorial Committee of the TeMA-MusMat Congress, which will decide whether or not to accept them. Eventual reformulation of the text or adaptations to editorial standards may be suggested to authors. The Editorial Committee reserves the right to make minor modifications to the original versions to adapt them to the respective magazine’s diagramming needs and editorial standards and to speed up the publication process. More substantial changes in structure and content will be agreed with the authors. Additions or changes in the text will not be allowed after its evaluation and acceptance for publication. The Editorial Team will resolve specific cases.
Research involving human beings must comply with current research ethics standards. In this case, the authors must include the CAAE number in the article.
The names and addresses informed will be used exclusively for the services provided by this publication, and will not be made available for other purposes or to third parties.
3. Copyright Disclaimer
The author(s) who have their text approved will be giving up the copyright for publication, in printed and electronic format (online), under exclusivity and originality of the text, for 2 (two) years, counted from the date of publication. We remember that it is allowed to quote part of the articles when the source is identified.
4. Guidelines for Articles
All articles should not yet be published and should follow the format specified below:
- Word count: 6,000 to 12,000 words (not including general title, abstract, keywords and references)
- Format: .doc or .rtf (up to 20Mb).
- Margins: left, right, top and bottom of 2.5 cm.
- Font type and size: Times New Roman, 12
- Paragraphs: spacing of 1.5 and justified (both left and right justified)
During editing, articles will be adapted to the project and editorial format of the destination publication, among the four publications cited in 1.1.
- Text: The first page of the article should contain:
- Information about the author, with name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address, ORCID number (https://orcid.org) and brief biographical note with a maximum of 120 words.
- Title, abstract and keywords in the language used in the article (e.g. English, Spanish or Portuguese). For papers submitted in English, please also include title, abstract and keywords in Portuguese. For papers submitted in Portuguese and Spanish please also include title, abstract and keywords in English.
- Abstract should provide an overview of the field of study, background, aims, methodology, results, and conclusions and should be no longer than 300 words, formatted in Times New Roman 12 font, single-spaced justified alignment.
- Keywords: from three (3) to five (5), left alignment.
- Sections: If the text is subdivided into sections, the titles of these sections should be written in bold, Times New Roman font type, size 12.
- Figures and Music Examples should be inserted in the body of the text, with proper numbering (e.g. Figure 1 or Figure 2, etc. or Example 1, etc.) and should be accompanied by a succinct caption with a maximum length of 3 (three) lines (Times New Roman 10, single-spaced, inserted below the illustration). After approval of the article, the images may be requested separately in .jpeg or .tiff file, with a minimum resolution of 600 dpi. Obtaining permission to reproduce images, such as illustrations, musical texts, tables, figures, etc. it is the responsibility of the author.
- Tables should be inserted in the text with the proper numbering (e.g. Table 1, etc.) and accompanied by a caption with a maximum extension of 3 lines (Times New Roman 10, single-spaced, inserted above the illustration).
- Musical symbols such as sharp, flat, natural, etc. may be inserted in the text body using Bach font by Yo Tomita freely available in http://www.mu.qub.ac.uk/tomita/bachfont
- References in the body of the text: Indications of the sources should be structured inside parentheses and follow the author-date system as follows:
- A single authored work: (Meyer 1994, p.15)
- Work with two or three authors: (Denzin; Lincoln 2005, p.30) or (Cohen; Manion; Morrison 2000, p.36)
- Work with more than three authors: (Creech, A. et al., 2008, p.216-17)
- References at the end of the article:
- Wason, Robert W. 1995. Viennese harmonic theory from Albrechtsberger to Schenker and Schoenberg. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press.
- Denzin, N. K.; Lincoln, Y. S. (Eds). 2005. The Sage handbook of qualitative research. 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks, London, New Delhi: Sage.
- Bernard, Jonathan W. 1980. The principle and the elements: Rameau’s “controversy with d’Alembert”. Journal of Music Theory, v. 24, n, 1, p. 37-62.
- Quotes: Quotes of less than three lines must be inserted in the text and enclosed in double quotation marks (single quotation marks are used to indicate citation within the quotation). These short quotes should be followed by parentheses indicating the source, according to the author-date system. Quotes that exceed three lines must be indented 4 cm from the left margin, followed by the indication of the source according to the author-date system (with no quotation mark, font size 11, single-spaced).
- Footnotes: All footnotes should be numbered and appear at the foot of the page.
Articles are the sole responsibility of the author(s).
5. Conditions for publication
As part of the publication process, authors are required to verify the submission’s adequation with all items listed below. Submissions that do not comply with the rules will be returned to the authors.
- The contribution is original and not yet published and is not being evaluated for publication by another journal.
- The electronic file of the submission is in Microsoft Word or RTF format and does not require more than 20 MB of storage.
- The text follows the style standards (formatting) and the referencing requirements described in the section “Guidelines for Authors”.
- The author (s) must also agree with the terms of the “Copyright Disclaimer”, which includes:
- The author(s) declare that he/she/they is/are actually author(s) and the owner(s) of the intellectual property of the submitted work and that it does not infringe copyright and/or other proprietary rights of the 3rd item;
- The author(s) maintain(s) the copyright and grant(s) free of charge to the Editors of the publications listed in 1.1, the rights of first publication, of eventual translation into another language and of reproduction by any process or technique;
- The author(s) are authorized to assume additional contracts, immediately after the publication of the work, for the non-exclusive distribution of the work (e. g., publish in an institutional repository or as a book chapter), provided they indicate the recognition of initial publication;
- Considering the possibility of increasing the impact of the published work, the Editorial Committee allows and encourage the author(s) to publish and distribute their work online (e. g. in institutional repositories or on pages personal electronic files), at any time after its publication, however, it should indicate the recognition of initial release in the original magazine;
- The Editorial Committee of TeMA-MusMat Congress may consider the need to make normative, grammatical, orthographic, and diagrammatic changes in the originals of the submitted articles, to maintain both the visual consistency of the publication and the cultured standard of the language, while respecting, however, the style of the authors. They will then make appropriate recommendations to the author, who thus will have the opportunity to accept or not the recommended version.