About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Norwegian eJournal of Music Research — is an electronic, Open Access Internet publication of music research, founded in 2010 and hosted by University of Agder, Faculty of Fine Arts. The Faculty consists of Institute for Popular Music, Institute for Classical Music and Music Education and Institute for Visual Arts and Drama. Research activities at the Faculty of Fine Arts are connected to artistic performance, and the faculty’s academic staff is qualified with both artistic and academic skills. Artistic performance is the key focus area for many staff members; others have strong expertise in didactics and education. Main focus areas are popular music performance and contextual studies within the arts – Art in Context.

NJMR online follows the standards of Academic level publishing set forth by the Norwegian Government and will reflect a wide variety of perspectives from many disciplines within the musicological field, encouraging interdisciplinary approaches. We accept contributions from institutions and independent scholars worldwide written in Scandinavian (Norwegian, Swedish and Danish), Anglophone  (both British and American) or German languages. The author must be consistent throughout the text and follow the grammatical standards of the chosen language. We use anonymous, international peer reviewers.

Given that NJMR online is an electronic publication, the author is given the technological advantage to integrate texts, sounds, videos and graphics into their scholarly presentation. We also welcome traditional text based manuscripts. If there are matters to discuss regarding the technological possibilities, please contact the Chief Editor.

We also accept submissions of shorter texts, such as discussions, reviews, conference reports and commentaries. We will at occasions also present scholarly work produced by University of Agder’s staff and Research Fellows.

We prefer submissions to be sent by e-mail. The author must follow the Author Guidelines presented at the Journal’s webside: Click here.


Chief Editor: NA

University of Agder, Faculty of Fine Arts


Peer Review Process

Submissions will be evaluated by at least two anonymous peer-reviewers.

All submitted works will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. All contributions should follow the CUDOS-norms.

Open Access Policy

Based on the principle that research should be free and accessible, all publications in EMCO are immediately available from the website free of charge.

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.