Call For Special Issues

Proposals Due: July 1, 2020
First Issue to appear Fall 2021

Jazz and Culture is seeking proposals from Guest Editors wishing to propose special themed issues of the journal, beginning with the issue of Fall 2021. Interested scholars are invited to submit brief proposals of 500 words, explaining the theme, possible topics for research articles, and (where applicable) 3-5 potential authors, and/or oral historians to invite. Issues may be curated through invited submissions, or solicited through open calls, though all research submissions will be conducted through the journal’s standard peer review process.

For consideration for the Fall 2021 issue, please email proposals to Pittjazz -at by July 1, 2020. All applications will be treated as strictly confidential, and each will be judged on its merits without regard to the race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the individual submitting the proposal. 

Jazz and Culture is an annual, peer-reviewed publication devoted to publishing cutting-edge research on jazz from multiple perspectives. All methodological approaches are welcome, including ethno/musicology, music theory, and critical and cultural studies. Drawing upon recent trends in music scholarship, we further seek to interrogate a range of issues connecting music, race, class, gender, and other realms of social practice. We particularly encourage submissions exploring the music’s international scope. 

Guest editors will work in close collaboration with the Editor-in-Chief whose role is to oversee and manage the editorial procedure. Duties will include writing and circulating a call for papers; selecting and allocating reviewers; selecting papers to be reviewed; acceptance/rejection/revision decision process; helping authors respond to reviewers; writing an editorial introduction; assisting preparing the manuscripts; and checking publisher’s proofs. 

For questions email: Editor-In-Chief Michael Heller at Michael.Heller -at- 

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