Music Theory

Submission Guidelines

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. We are currently accepting submissions for Volumes 32 and 33.


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.

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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