Articles on any aspect of teaching or learning music theory will be considered, whether the topic addresses core music theory and aural skills classes, a more specialized topic, or a general topic such as curricular revision. Preference is given to articles that advance the scholarship of teaching and learning in music theory, and submissions that are accounts of classroom practice may be better suited for the Resources section of the journal. Our audience includes professional music theorists, non-theory-specialists (e.g., performer/teachers), graduate assistants, and teachers of pre-college music theory. Article lengths average 10,000 words. Contributions will be judged on originality, relevance, interest to a diverse audience, and clarity of writing.
Manuscripts are accepted for review on the condition that they are unpublished and are not presently being submitted for publication elsewhere. Since all submissions are reviewed anonymously, please include the author’s name and address only in the submission fields and eliminate identifying references (such as names of schools) from the article.
Manuscripts should be submitted via the JMTP Submissions link. Submissions should be in 12-point type, double-spaced (including footnotes, references and quotations), with at least one-inch margins. Footnotes, tables, figures, musical examples, and other materials should be inline with the text. Long musical examples and complex diagrams or charts should be avoided when possible.
Up to three PDF or MP3 files can be uploaded with the initial submission. If you have more than three files to accompany the submission, a ZIP file containing multiple files may be uploaded. You may also provide links to the media content within the submissions page.
The author is responsible for providing high quality digital images of all non-text items, and for ensuring that all tables, figures, musical examples, and other materials are legible.
Upon agreement to publish, authors will be asked to revise the article to fit the style guideline of the journal.
The author is responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material and for paying permission fees, if necessary. Permissions must accompany the electronic submission of accepted manuscripts.