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Call For Articles

The Editorial & Research Board of the Journal of the Conductors Guild has an ongoing need for articles and proposals germane to the art, science and history of conducting. You may submit an article or proposal at any time.

Write for readers who have expertise in diverse areas of music and conducting, and are interested in broadening their knowledge of current research and writing in the field. Write in a readable, lucid style; avoid jargon and try whenever possible to avoid technical terms not understandable to informed musicians. If you must use technical terms, carefully define each at the point in the text where the term is first used. In general, articles should be between fifteen and twenty double-spaced, typed pages in length. For style questions and citation formats, consult the Modern Language Association (MLA) style manual. All questions regarding the appropriateness of a proposal or article should be sent to the address below.

A proposal for an article should include a one-page summary of the article and a statement of its significance. Articles must be submitted electronically by email.

Read a message from our new editor, Dr. Nathaniel F. Parker.

Send articles and proposals to:

Dr. Nathaniel F. Parker
Editor, Journal of the Conductors Guild
719 Twinridge Ln., Richmond, VA 23235
T: (804) 553-1378; F: (804) 553-1876

How a Proposal or an Article Can Become a Journal Article

When you send a proposal
If we accept an article
When we accept an article
When we format an article

We may invite you to write an article
We may send it to reviewers
We send it to a research editor
We set up the text in columns

We may suggest a different emphasis or direction
We may suggest a different emphasis or direction
We send it to a copy editor for revisions
We add photos, graphs, musical examples, etc.

We may suggest a different proposal or article
We may suggest changes in phrasing, language, or organization
We send it to you for approval and revisions
We send you page proofs for checking

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