Open Access Scholarship

Open-Access Journals for Music and the Digital Humanities

Why Open Access to Research and Scholarship?

Difficult questions need to be asked, and innovative approaches need to be explored and tested, because the immediate and long-term benefits of open access are consistent with the very goals of scholarly work. To begin with the simplest of points, made across a growing number of studies, open access leads to a work being cited more often and more quickly (Hitchcock, 2006). That is, work that is made freely accessible makes a greater contribution to research literature. Improved levels of citation, from a society’s perspective, also happen to raise the impact factor of a journal. However, the citational advantages of open access represent a limited-term offer that will gradually disappear, of course, as open access becomes more widespread. Thus, it is important to see that something larger and more fundamental is at stake.  – John Willinsky

The Journal of Neuroscience, 6 September 2006, 26(36): 9078-9079

http://www.jneurosci.org/content/26/36/9078.full

In this spirit, here is a list of freely accessible scholarship in music and the digital humanities. Please contact me if you have any suggestions or corrections!

Digital Humanities

Title Topic 
CH Working Papers (or Computing in the Humanities Working Papers) Digital Humanities/Computer-assisted research
DHCommons Digital Humanities
Digital Humanities Quarterly Digital Humanities
Digital Studies / Le champ numérique Digital Humanities
Frontiers in Digital Humanities Digital Humanities
Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative Digital Humanities
TEXT Technology Digital Humanities / Computer Text Processing

Music

Title Topic
The Absolute Sound Music technology magazine
Act: Zeitschrift für music & performance Music/ Dance/ Theater/ Media [German]
Action, Criticism & Theory for Music Education Music Education
African Musicology Online Musicology
Anuario Musical Musicology  [Spanish]
Approaches: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Music Therapy Music Therapy
Beiträge empirischer Musikpädagogik / Bulletin of Empirical Music Education Research Music Education [German]
British Postgraduate Musicology Musicology
CAML Review / Revue de l’ACBM Music librarianship
CH Working Papers (or Computing in the Humanities Working Papers) Digital Humanities/Computer-assisted research
The Choral Scholar Study and performance of choral music
College Music Symposium General interest
Computing in Musicology Music technology
Critical Studies in Improvisation / Études critiques en improvisation Musical improvisation
Culture Kiosque Music and culture magazine
Current Research in Jazz Jazz Studies
Current Musicology Musicology
DHCommons Digital Humanities
Digital Humanities Quarterly Digital Humanities
Digital Studies / Le champ numérique Digital Humanities
Discourses in Music Musicology / Music Theory
Echo Musicology
Electroacoustic Music Studies Musicology / Music Theory
Electronic Musicological Review / Revista electronica de musicologia Musicology
Elliot Carter Studies Online Musicology / Music Theory
Empirical Musicology Review Musicology
Ethnomusicology Online Ethnomusicology
Ethnomusicology Review (prev. Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology) Ethnomusicology
Eunomios Music Theory / Semiotics of Music
EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing Music Processing
Frankfurter Zeitschrift für Musikwissenschaft Musicology [German]
Frontiers in Digital Humanities Digital Humanities
Gamut: Online Journal of the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic Music Theory
GEMS: Gender, Education, Music and Society Music Education
Inbhear: Journal of Irish Music and Dance Irish music
International Journal of Contemporary Composition Contemporary Music
International Society for Music Information Retrieval, Conference Proceedings Computational Musicology
Intersections Musicology / Music Theory / Ethnomusicology
Journal of Experimental Music Studies Contemporary Music
Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies Interdisciplinary
Journal of Jazz Studies Jazz Studies
Journal of Music and Meaning Musicology
Journal of Music History Pedagogy Pedagogy
Journal of Music Research Online Musicology / Theory / Ethnomusicology / etc.
Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music Musicology
Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland Musicology
Journal of Sonic Studies Sonic studies
Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative Digital Humanities
Kapralova: A Journal of Women in Music Women in Music
Min-Ad: Israel Studies in Musicology Online Musicology
Music & Anthropology: Journal of Musical Anthropology of the Mediterranean Anthropology / Ethnomusicology
Music and Arts in Action Interdisciplinary
Music & Politics Musicology
Musica/Tecnologia Music Technology [Italian]
Muzikologija / Musicology Musicology [Serbian]
Music Performance Research Performance Studies / Performance Practice
Music Theory Online Music theory
Nota Bene Musicology
Online Journal of Bass Research Double Bass
Performance Practice Review Performance Practice
Philomusica On-Line Musicology
Polish Music Journal Musicology
Radical Musicology Musicology
Research & Issues in Music Education Music Education
Revista Musical Chilena Chilean music [Spanish]
Samples Popular Music [German]
Search: Journal for New Music and Culture Contemporary Music
STM Online Musicology [Swedish]
TEXT Technology Digital Humanities / Computer Text Processing
Trans: Revista Transcultural de Música Ethnomusicology / Popular Music [Spanish, Portuguese ]
Understanding Bach Musicology
voiceXchange Musicology
Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy Music Therapy
Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie  Music Theory [German]