CUMR Guidelines for Contributors

The Review welcomes articles on any aspect of music research or criticism as well as reports on musical conferences held in Canada and brief communications. authors who wish to have a manuscript considered for publication should send three copies to the Editor:

James A. Deaville
School of Art, Drama and Music
McMaster University
Hamilton (Ontario) L8S 4M2

Phone: (905) 529-7070, ext. 23667
Fax: (905) 527-6973

The following guidelines are offered:

  1. Since the Review has a policy of "blind" review, information identifying the author should only appear on a separate page.
  2. The text of the submitted manuscript should be double-spaced with footnotes. The author of an accepted article will be asked to provide a copy on an MS-DOS disk, preferably in WordPerfect. Detailed information is available in the Guidelines for the Preparation of Disk Files.
  3. The Review generally follows the recommendations of the Chicago Manual of Style (14th ed., 1993). First references to material should give a full bibliographic citation; further references should be abbreviated to author, short title, and page, unless reference is made to the work cited in the immediately preceding note, in which case "Ibid." should be used. The form for notes (documentary-note or humanities style) is shown in the following examples:
    • Books: Léo-Pol Morin, "Les devoirs du critique," in Papiers de musique (Montreal: Librairie d'Action canadienne-française, 1930), 163-75.
    • Articles: Helmut Kallmann, "A Century of Music Periodicals in Canada," The Canadian Music Journal 1, no.1 (1956): 37-43.
  4. Foreign-language quotations should be translated into English in the article. The original should be reproduced in the notes.
  5. Camera-ready copy of music examples and high-quality glossy illustrations must be supplied separately with an indication of where they should be inserted in the text.The author has the responsibility of obtaining permissions for the use of copyrighted materials. Captions should include full identification of the example or illustration and all necessary credits or acknowledgements.
  6. A summary of the article (no more than 100 words) and a bio-bibliographical note about the author (no more than 75 words) are required. The abstract should be written in a form suitable for inclusion in the Répertoire international de littérature musicale (RILM).

Books for review should be sent to

Stephen McClatchie
Department of Music
University of Regina
Regina (Saskatchewan) S4S 0A2

Phone: (306)-585-5551
Fax: (306) 585-5549

Recordings for review as well as reports on musical conferences held in Canada and brief communications, which appear in electronic format only on the CUMS web site, should be sent to

Glen Carruthers
School of Music
Brandon University
Brandon (Manitoba) R7A 6A9

Phone: (204) 727-9633
Fax: (204) 728-6839

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