Yuval – Studies of the Jewish Music Research Centre is the flagship publication of our institution. Appearing since 1968, three years after the foundation of the JMRC, it consisted of substantial volumes including articles prepared by the scholars associated with the JMRC as well as guest writers invited by the editors. Its progenies, Yuval Monographs and Yuval Music followed it offering alternative formats for the publication of research products.
Seven volumes of Yuval – Studies were published over the years by the Magnes Press of the Hebrew University, the last of which was a special issue dedicated to the founder of the JMRC, Prof. Israel Adler. Starting from volume 8, Yuval became a peer-reviewed publication published by De Gruyter. Volumes 9 (2015) and 10 (2016) were published as Yuval Online embedded in the website 3.0 of the JMRC. This provisional digital platform needed revamping and after a two-year break Yuval is back parallel to the launching of the JMRC website 4.0 in December 2018.
Starting from 2019Yuval is scheduled to appear as an open-access online journal on De Gruyter’s platform. Dedicated to the study of Jewish musical traditions and their habitats, Yuval welcomes articles that study such topics from ethnographical, historical, historiographical, aesthetic and semiotic perspectives based on archival research, contemporary fieldwork, and digital resources. Yuval also considers review essays on thematically related books and/or music editions. Attached media formats in addition to digitized or scanned music examples are of course a welcome addition, yet authors are responsible for obtaining permission to include copyrighted material in any type of text published in Yuval.
Articles and review essays will be published immediately upon their peer-reviewing process and final acceptance by the editors. The articles published on each calendar year will comprise a yearbook with a distinctive volume number, starting with volume 11 (2019).
Peer-review process in Yuval is double-blind. Original articles that are not under review elsewhere should not exceed 11,000 words but no less than 9,000 (footnotes and bibliography included). Citations should follow the latest version of the Chicago Manual of Style, using the author-date system.
Submissions should be sent electronically, as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A single Word document (.docx please) should contain the following: the text of the submission; figures, captions, tables, and musical examples; an abstract of 200–300 words; and authors’ contact information. Attachments should not exceed 10MB. For inquiries please consult the editorial board at the above email.
Edwin Seroussi and Assaf Shelleg