International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance

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. Manuscripts should be 8,000 words maximum (including footnotes and references) and submitted to the online system at 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 queries to the General Editor:

Lonán Ó Briain
​Department of Music, University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

Editorial Assistant: Yuiko Asaba
University of Huddersfield, UK & Osaka University, Japan

Review materials

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

Damascus Kafumbe
Department of Music, Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753

Audio recordings should be sent to the Audio Review Editor:

Noel Lobley
Department of Music, University of Virginia
112 Cabell Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22904

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

Michael B. MacDonald
Department of Music, MacEwan University
10700 104 Avenue NW Edmonton
Alberta T5J 4S2

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

Cassandre Balosso-Bardin
School of Creative Arts, University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Lincoln LN6 7TS

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 Traditions of Music and Dance in good standing receive a free copy of the Yearbook for Traditional Music