The advent of electricity and its instrumental applications has given new impetus to the relationship between music and technology. The constant and progressive spread of electronics and digital has increasingly influenced the executive and creative areas of music, aligning the technological dimension always present in its evolutionary path to the demands of contemporaneity. Hybridizations between different genres have been developed. Expressive languages and horizons of scientific and technological research unthinkable only a few decades earlier, have opened up. Music/Technology was born in 2007 thanks to the contribution of the Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze and to the synergies created between the "Luigi Cherubini" Conservatory of Florence, the MARTLab (equipped technological laboratory of the same Conservatory), the ISTI institute of the CNR, the Foundation Ezio Franceschini of Florence. Many personalities of international relevance in our disciplinary area have contributed and contribute to the journal, alongside younger scholars and practitioners from around the world that are always welcome. The journal publishes contributions mostly in English but other languages are taken in account.
Focus and Scope
Music/Technology, a journal open to academics from around the world, offers itself as a new site for the presentation and discussion of the most recent results in the field of research on all electric and digital technologies applied in music. Every issue is devoted to a specific topic selected by the editorial team. Guest editors are selected for particular issues and proposals from scholars and researchers are welcome. The journal publishes original articles – mostly in English but other languages are taken in account – and re-publications of historical articles too. Proposals are welcome.
- open access to contribution (authors retain copyright)
- a general-purpose open-access repository for multimedia documents related to the articles (Zenodo)
- wide dissemination of published contributions both in the national and international area, with the help of specific tools.
Peer Review Process
Submissions are first evaluated by the Editorial Boards and by the Scientific board. If the manuscript is considered suitable for publication, it is sent to the peer review process. If the reviews are positive, but the manuscript requires to be revised and resubmitted, the author is expected to submit the revised version. Publication decisions by the Editors / Scientific board are final.
The journal will be published on an annual basis. Sometimes, due to the high number of contributions, the review issues with double numbers covering two years.
Open Access Policy
Music/Technology provides immediate open access to its content. Our publisher, Firenze University Press at the University of Florence, complies with the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of Open Access: By “open access”, we mean the free availability on the public internet, the permission for all users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of the articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain is to guarantee the original authors with control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited. We support a greater global exchange of knowledge by making the research published in our journal open to the public and reusable under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY-4.0). Furthermore, we encourage authors to post their pre-publication manuscript in institutional repositories or on their websites prior to and during the submission process and to post the Publisher’s final formatted PDF version after publication without embargo. These practices benefit authors with productive exchanges as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.
Article Processing Charges (APC)
Music/Technology does not ask for articles and submissions processing charges APC. No publication fee.
Indexing and abstracting
Music/Technology is indexed in:
- Ape Journal – Academic Publications eJournal
- BASE – Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
- DOAJ – Directory of Open Access Journals
- GOOGLE Scholar
- International Index of Music Periodicals (IIMPA)
- JournalTOCs – Journal Tables of Contents (TOCs)
- NewJour – Electronic Journals & Newsletters, University of Georgetown
- PLEIADI – Portale per la Letteratura scientifica Elettronica Italiana su Archivi aperti e Depositi Istituzionali
- ERIH PLUS - European Reference Index for the Humanities
- Thomson Reuters Web of Science – Emerging Sources Citation Index
- SCOPUS by Elsevier
- Socolar – China Educational Publications Import and Export Corporation
- Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
- EuroPub database/ EuroPub Publishing Company