International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Submissions to the Yearbook for Traditional Music


Essays offered for publication should represent the author’s original research, not previously published and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Submissions should be 8,000 words at maximum (including footnotes and bibliography) and be in the hands of the general editor or guest editor(s) by 1 January of the year in which publication is anticipated. All submissions are initially assessed by the editor. If felt to be suitable, they will then be passed on to referees, whose recommendations, along with the availability of space and an essay’s agreement with the overall plan for a given issue, determine whether a paper is accepted.

Authors are encouraged to send their submissions as early as possible to the General Editor:

Lee Tong Soon
Department of Music
Lehigh University
420 East Packer Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18015 USA

Editorial Assistant: Luo Ai Mei (Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan)

Review materials

Books, periodicals, and other printed material for review should be sent to the Book Reviews Editor:

Tasaw Hsin-chun Lu
R2513, Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica
128 Sinica Rd., Sec 2., Nankang District, Taipei 11529, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Audio recordings should be sent to the Audio Reviews Editor:

Anna Yates-Lu
College of Music, Seoul National University
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826
South Korea

Films and videos should be sent to the Film/Video Reviews Editor:

Giorgio Biancorosso
Department of Music, University of Hong Kong
11/F Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus Pokfulam Road
Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Links to multimedia sites appropriate for review should be sent to the Multimedia Reviews Editor:

Lonán Ó Briain
Department of Music, University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD
United Kingdom

Do not send the review materials to the general editor or to the ICTM Secretariat as we may not be able to forward them.

Style Guide for Contributors

Prospective authors are encouraged to review the YTM Style Guide for Contributors as they prepare their manuscripts for submission.

Members/subscribers of the International Council for Traditional Music in good standing receive a free copy of the Yearbook for Traditional Music