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 less than 8,000 words and be in the hands of the general editor by 1 January of the year in which publication is anticipated. All submissions are initially assessed by the editor or guest editor. If felt to be suitable, they will then be sent to referees through a double-blind peer review process. Recommendations from the reviewers, along with the availability of space and an essay’s agreement with the overall plan for a given volume, determine whether a paper can be accepted for publication.

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

Submissions intended for a volume for which a guest editor has been appointed should be sent to that guest editor. Submissions for the 2020 volume should be sent to by 1 January 2020.

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
University of Oxford

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

Web addresses for websites appropriate for review should be sent to the Multimedia Reviews Editor:

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

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