Founded in 2010 by its General Editor, Prof. Valentina Sandu-Dediu, Musicology Today: Journal of the National University of Music Bucharest is a peer-reviewed online quarterly, in English, German and French languages, placed under academic cover of the National University of Music Bucharest. It is also available in print editions, as annual volumes comprising all the four issues of the previous year.

          The main purpose of this journal is to reflect what is new in the musicology research: either new topics or new perspectives on music from the past. Musicology Today seeks therefore relevant studies and articles for the actual state of musicology, with its specific tools, also involving an important amount of artistic intuition.

          Every journal number usually contains an Editorial, a section of “Studies” connected to a specific theme (studies with abstracts and with short presentations of the authors in English language), a compartment of opinion, “Thoughts”, and book reviews.

Peer Reviewers (2010-2019)

Dr. Maria Sabina Alexandru-Draga (University of Bucharest)
Prof. Gabriel Banciu (Academy of Music “George Dima”, Cluj)
Prof. Sebastian Barbu-Bucur (Romanian Union of Composers and Musicologists)
Prof. Adriana Bera (Academy of Music “George Dima”, Cluj)
Prof. Dan Dediu (National University of Music Bucharest)
Dr. Ștefan Firca (Ohio State University)
Corneliu Dan Georgescu (Berlin)
Dr. Nicolae Gheorghiță (Romanian Union of Composers and Musicologists)
Dr. John Graham (University of Princeton)
Dr. Monica Isăcescu (Radio Romania Music)
Alina Ledeanu (Editor-in-chief, “Secolul XXI” journal)
Prof. Olguța Lupu (National University of Music Bucharest)
Dr. Laura Manolache (National University of Music Bucharest)
Dr. Costin Moisil (Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest)
Prof. Diana Moș (National University of Music Bucharest)
Dr. Haiganuș Preda-Schimek (University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna)
Prof. Antigona Rădulescu (National University of Music Bucharest)
Dr. Speranța Rădulescu ((Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest)
Dr. Constantin Secară (“Constantin Brăiloiu” Ethnographic and Folklore Institute, Romanian Academy)
Daniel Suceava (“George Oprescu” Institute of Art History, Bucharest)
Prof. Laura Vasiliu (University of Arts “George Enescu”, Iași)

          The editorial staff will propose a generic theme for each issue of the Journal, after consulting the members of the Scientific Council on this matter. Then it will announce the chosen theme on the site www.unmb.ro.
          The manuscripts should be submitted to the editors either as word attachment at e-mail (at musicologytoday@unmb.ro or valentinaunmb@yahoo.com), or as manuscript (on the editorial office’s adress: UNMB, Str. Ştirbei Vodă nr.33, 010102, sector 1, Bucharest, Romania) in two copies, compulsory accompanied by a CD (the electronic format). The authors should also provide their e-mail address for correspondence, as well as their phone number .
          The reception of the manuscript will be confirmed through e-mail, together with  the registration number, the date of receiving the manuscript and the confirmation of  the submission to the Editor in Chief. The Editor in Chief will check whether the manuscript corresponds to the publisher’s requests.
          If the manuscript doesn’t correspond to the requests, the Editor in Chief will send a brief e-mail to the author, asking him/her to modify it according to the editors’ requests.
          If there are serious errors in the contents or editing errors, the manuscript will be rejected ab initio by the Editor in Chief.
          If the manuscript corresponds from the beginning to the editors’ requests, the editorial staff will pick two peer-reviewers. One of the peer reviewers must be from a different university centre than the author(s).
          The Editor in Chief will send via e-mail to the reviewer the verification request letter (asking for reviewwithin two weeks), accompanied by the manuscript.
          The reviewers decision (acceptance without ammendments, acceptance with major/minor modifications, rejection) will be announced immediately by the Editor in Chief to the author via e-mail.
          Should the manuscript be accepted with ammendments, the anonymous comments of the reviewers will be sent together with their decision and the Editor in Chief’s position.
The author must send the modified version of the manuscript (according to the previous protocol) within four weeks, together with a letter/word document attached to the e-mail, answering to each of the reviewers’ comments, showing the way in which the work has been modified.
          The e-mail will be sent to the Editor in Chief who will forward this answer to the reviewers. Provided that they are satisfied with the answer they will send to the editorial staff the decision of acceptance of the modified version.
          If the reviewers will agree only partially with the author’s answer, they will ask for a supplementary review of the manuscript, explaining each of their issues. The protocol will be the same as described previously.
          If the reviewers consider that in any of these reviews the author hasn’t answer or the answer was not satisfactory to the requests, they will take the rejection decision, which will be communicated by the Editor in Chief.
          Once the acceptance decision has been taken, it will be announced in a meeting to the editorial staff. The staff will prioritize the manuscript, taking into account the following criteria:
          • the reviewers’ opinions,
          • no author should have more than one article in the same issue of the Journal,
          • the degree in which the different themed sections of the Journal are covered.