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Open Access Music Journals

Act: Zeitschrift für Musik & Performance

Action, Criticism and Theory for Music Education

Analytical Approaches to World Music

Anuario Musical

Approaches: Music Therapy & Special Music Education

Arti musices: hrvatski muzikološki zbornik / Croatian Musicological Review

Beiträge Empirischer Musikpädagogik = Bulletin of Empirical Music Education Research

Bollettino di Studi Belliniani 

British Postgraduate Musicology

CAML Review = Revue de l'ACMB 

Choral Scholar

College Music Symposium

Critical Studies in Improvisation = Études critiques en improvisation

Cuadernos de Música Iberoamericana

Current Research in Jazz

Dancecult: Journal of Eletronic Dance Music Culture

De Musica

Diagonal: An Ibero-American Music Review

Discourses in Music

ECHO: A Music-Centered Journal

Electronic Musicological Review

Electroacoustic Music Studies

El Oído Pensante 

Elliot Carter Studies Online

Empirical Musicology Review

Engaging Students: Essays in Music Pedagogy

Ethnomusicology Online (EOL)

Ethnomusicology Review

Ethnomusicology Translations


EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing

Frankfurter Zeitschrift für Musikwissenschaft

Gamut: The Online Journal of the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic

G.E.M.S (Gender, Education, Music, and Society)

Grainger Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Hellenic Journal of Music, Education and Culture

IASPM@Journal (International Association for the Study fo Popular Music)

IJCC: International Journal of Contemporary Composition

Inbhear: Journal of Irish Music and Dance

JEMS: Journal of Experimental Music Studies

JMM: The Journal of Music and Meaning

Journal of Creative Music Systems

Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies

Journal of Jazz Studies

Journal of Music and Meaning

Journal of Music History Pedagogy

Journal of Music Research Online

Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy

Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music

Journal of Sonic Studies

JSMI: Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland

Kapralova Society Journal: A Journal of Women in Music

Kurt Weill Newsletter

Lista Electrónica Europea de Musica en la Educación

Mediamuzyka / Mediamusic

Min-Ad: Israel Studies in Musicology Online

Mousikos Logos 

Music & Anthropology: Journal of Musical Anthropology of the Mediterranean 

Music and Arts in Action

Music & Politics

Music + Practice

Music Performance Research

Music Theory Online

Musica Docta: Rivista Digitale di Pedagogia e Didattica  della Musica

Musica / Tecnologia

Música Oral del Sur

Musicologica Austriaca

Musicologica Olomucensia

Musikterapi i psykiatrien online


NTAMA: Journal of African Music and Popular Culture

Nota Bene: Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Musicology

Online Journal of Bass Research (OJBR)


Per Musi

Performance Practice Review

Philomusica On-Line

Polish Music Journal

Popular Musicology Online

Problemy Muzykal’noj Nauki/ Music Scholarship

Radical Musicology

Research and Issues in Music Education (RIME)

Resonance: An Interdisciplinary Music Journal

Revista Electrónica Complutense de Investigación en Educación Musical

Revista Electrónica de LEEME

Revista Musical Chilena

Revista Portuguesa de Musicologia

Revista Vortex

Revue musicale OICRM (Observatoire interdisciplinarie de création et recherche en musique) 

Samples: Notizen, Projekte und Kurzbeiträge zur Popularmusikforschung

Search: Journal for New Music and Culture

SMT-V: Videocast Journal of the Society for Music Theory

Sound Effects: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Sound and Sound Experience

Spazi della Musica, Gli

STM Online

Trans: Transcultural Music Review = Revista transcultural de música

Translingual Discourse in Ethnomusicology

Understanding Bach

Verdi Forum

Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy


Yale Journal of Music & Religion

Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie


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