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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • I have read the "Policies and Guidelines" and "Privacy Statement", and agree to these terms.
  • I have read the “Style Guide” and followed the guidelines when drafting my text.
  • The text has not yet been published, nor has it been submitted to another journal for review (if applicable, a statement to this effect has been made to the editorial office).
  • I understand that the content of my paper will be reviewed. It is possible that the paper will not be accepted for publication or that I will be asked to revise it.
  • All rights to the submitted work belong to me (the author) and, if applicable, to the other authors indicated.
  • I agree with the publication of my personal information, which I am sharing in the context of this submission (name, information about the institution/biography, as well as email and homepage URL, if applicable).
  • I understand that the rights of third-party images and materials must be obtained by the author.

Author Guidelines

All articles for the IJMM must be submitted in a standard variety of English. Consistency within one article is required, encompassing adequate spelling and the correct usage of dates and terms (e.g., underground or subway, bar or measure, crotchet or quarter note). Although the IJMM publication process includes English-language proofreading, this is only for final language editing. Therefore, please be sure to have your article pro-fessionally proofread before uploading. This is especially relevant if English is not your native language. Extensive linguistic revision or change requirements are a possible reason for rejection. A short abstract must be submitted in English and will be translated into French and German by the editors. Authors are invited to submit their abstract in French and/or German as well, if their language skills allow. They are also invited to submit an abstract in their native language if this is a language other than English, German, or French.

Kindly observe the instructions of the Style Guide.



Reflection on practice

Practice reflections, portraits, interviews, and conference reports provide insight into the practice of music mediation. They are reflective, theoretically sound, and follow the guidelines of good scholarly practice, without, however, being research texts in the strictest sense. Keeping this in mind, authors should avoid promoting best practice examples, writing uncritical interviews or portraits, or simply summarizing the content of a conference.

Book review

Book reviews should carefully examine ideas, explain and explore concepts, uncover underlying assumptions, beliefs, and biases, recognize strengths in the argument, and assess the relevance of ideas for music mediation. Keeping this in mind, reviewers should avoid simply summarizing the book or providing a detailed outline of its contents, unless it helps provide context for the review

Privacy Statement

Data processing within the framework of the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna publication services is done for the purpose of covering the entire publication process including submission, assessment and publication. For the administration and publication of scientific works we will process your following personal data: personal master data when registering titles for publication (academic title, name, institute, information specific to the publication), personal master data for the inclusion in the Integrated Authority File (GND) (academic title, name, gender, year of birth, place of birth, profession, institute), communication data (name, user name, e-mail address), contract master data, customer history and IT user data.

The processing of the data takes place to implement the contract with you or to implement pre-contractual obligations, legally based therefore on art 6 sec 1 lit b GDPR.

The personal data is at first processed by mdw staff members, and thereafter, if applicable, by cooperation partners, as named on the websites of the publication services. Your scientific work as well as your name, your academic title, your institute, your e-mail address and information specific to your publication will be published on the basis of the contract and will be made publicly available. It will be saved for the duration of the contract and beyond that for the time any possible legal claims or statutory obligations may exist. Data, which have to be archived in accordance with the Federal Archive Act, will be stored for an infinite period of time.

Your rights

Regarding your personal data you are entitled to the following rights under Art 15-21 GDPR: right of access, right to rectification, right to erasure, right to restriction of processing, right to data portability, right to object. In addition, you are entitled to contact a supervisory authority (in Austria: the data protection authority, in the event of complaints about data protection violations.

Of course you can also contact our data protection officer if you allege any data protection violations or have questions about data protection at mdw: Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna, via e-mail at or via phone at 0043 1 71155 6046.