Music Theory

Submission Guidelines

Special Announcement: Beginning with Volume 33, Intégral: The Journal of Applied Musical Thought will become an online, open-access journal. 

To celebrate this move, our first online volume will feature a short essay symposium on open-access scholarship, featuring contributions by Jennifer Iverson, Judith Lochhead, William Marvin, Nancy Rao, and others.

We are currently inviting article submissions for Volume 33. Authors are encouraged to take advantage of the multimedia possibilities afforded by the online format.


Intégral invites articles on a broad range of musical topics, including theory, analysis, and criticism. We pursue an implicit mandate to explore and exploit the increasing pluralism of the music-theoretic field. 


Submissions should be e-mailed to the co-editors at The text of the e-mail should include the title as well as the author’s name and contact information. The article text should not reveal the identity of the author and should be sent as a .doc, .docx, and/or .pdf file. All submissions should be sent as PDF files with examples, figures, and tables included either in-line in the same document or as a separate PDF. If a submission is accepted, authors will be required to submit each figure as a separate picture file (.tif, .jpg, .png, or .eps) of minimum 300 ppi. Setting the examples in a notation software program and securing permissions to reproduce copyrighted material are the author’s responsibility. Citations should follow the author-date format for footnotes and bibliography from chapter 15 of the 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. Intégral retains copyright of published articles.


See Intégral’s style sheet for guidance.

View style sheet


Intégral accepts submissions throughout the year. Receipt of all manuscripts will be acknowledged by letter or email. Decisions regarding publication take approximately four months.


Articles, publications for review, and editorial correspondence should be sent to the editor as an email attachment. If you prefer, you can also send a hard-copy of your materials to our mailing address:

Editors, Intégral
Eastman School of Music
26 Gibbs Street
Rochester, NY 14604