Submissions Guidelines

Submissions should be attached to an email to and should include the following:

  • Cover page
  • Article text
  • Additional accompanying files

Cover Page

The Cover Page should be an MS word document that lists author’s name, article title, institutional affiliation, address, phone number, email address, a list of filenames for all parts of the submission, and an abstract that meets RILM guidelines (the details are available online at

Article Text

The Article text should be an MS word document that includes the body of the article and footnotes, followed by a bibliography. The body and footnotes must not exceed 12,000 words. Footnotes and bibliographic references should be in conformity with the guidelines given in the latest edition of The Chicago Manual of Style.

Authors should include identifying captions for illustrative examples (musical figures, images, etc.) but not the examples themselves. (Examples should appear separately as additional accompanying files.)

To facilitate anonymous peer review, authors should avoid identifying themselves in this document.

Additional Accompanying Files

Additional accompanying files include examples and other kinds of supporting files (musical figures, sound files, images, video, etc.). Although Music and Politics is published in HTML form, readers are able to download high quality copies of articles in PDF format. To facilitate this, all images should be created with a resolution of at least 200 PPI. Make sure all file names are clear and include the appropriate extension to indicate their type (.jpg, .tif, etc.). Accepted image formats are Photoshop, JPEG, TIFF, and BMP. If you would like to include other multimedia files in your paper, please contact Dorian Mueller for accepted formats.