About This Journal
The Yale Journal of Music & Religion (YJMR) is published twice yearly by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, an interdisciplinary graduate center that educates leaders who foster, explore, and study engagement with the sacred through music, worship, and the arts in Christian communities, diverse religious traditions, and public life.
YJMR is a forum for the study of sacred music in all its ritual, artistic, and cultural contexts. This peer-reviewed, open-access journal publishes scholarship on religious music of all traditions across a range of methodologies, situating it within the worlds of beliefs and practices. .
YJMR pursues best practices in open access academic publishing. In keeping with the journal's goals for a growing readership and a reputation for excellence within the academic community, each volume and issue of YJMR will be forwarded to premier research indexes and databases in pursuit of permanent indexing.
YJMR will consider the following types of articles for publication:
Research articles: Original papers on a range of topics related to the intersection of music and religion that contribute highest-quality scholarship to the disciplines represented by our editorial board and readership.
Case studies: Reports on specific projects or practices with background information, analysis, and implications for a broader audience.
Book reviews: Reviews for recent publications (from the past 5 years) on topics relating to music and religion. No more than 1,500 words. Please contact the editors before writing your review, to ensure title approval.
If you are interested in submitting to YJMR, please follow the menu link Submit Article. Response time is generally three to six months. Submissions must conform to the style and formatting outlined in YJMR's Submission Guidelines.
If you have questions, you may contact the editors.
Yale Journal of Music & Religion participates in industry-standard discovery and preservation tools. Articles from the journal are placed in the world’s major library catalogs and databases (OCLC Worldcat, ProQuest’s Summon, Ex Libris’s Primo, and EBSCO Discovery). YJMR is preserved in CLOCKSS and Portico, the two leading preservation archives that guarantee persistent access for the very long term. Articles also receive Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) from the CrossRef organization to ensure they can always be found.