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Notes 60.1 (2003) 334

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NOTES welcomes submissions of interesting, informative, and well-written articles in the areas of music librarianship, music bibliography, the music trade, and discography, and on certain aspects of music history.

Submission of articles. Manuscripts must be double spaced throughout and printed with 1 1/2" margins on 8 1/2" x 11" paper. The font size should be 11 or 12 point. All pages should be numbered. Authors should supply footnotes, charts, tables, illustrations, and legends on separate pages at the end of the manuscript. A brief author note should appear as the first (unnumbered) note. Articles should be submitted in paper as well as electronic form. The electronic format must be PC, in WordPerfect or Microsoft Word (if a Mac is used, please reformat as a PC file), and submitted via e-mail attachment or on diskette accompanying the paper copy.

Manuscripts are first read by the editor for general suitability. In most cases, they are then sent to one or more readers for further review and comment. Once a decision has been reached, the editor will tell the author whether the paper is accepted for publication and, if so, under what conditions. All accepted manuscripts are edited to insure clarity of presentation and consistency of style.

Illustrations and permissions. Illustrations are best reproduced from 8" x 10" glossy black-and-white photographs; high-quality photocopies may be accepted; digitized formats are welcome. Photocopies are adequate for first review. Legends should be double spaced on a separate sheet accompanying the illustrations. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reprint illustrations, examples, song texts, and similar material. All necessary credits and acknowledgments should be included in the legends.

Verification. The accuracy of citations, including names, titles, dates, page numbers, and quotations, is the responsibility of the author. All information should be carefully verified before a contribution is submitted.

Style.NOTES follows, in its prose sections, The Chicago Manual of Style, 14th edition, as well as the ongoing Notes Style Sheet, available on the Web at Footnote citations and bibliography entries should conform to the "humanities style" described in chapter 15 of The Chicago Manual of Style. Musicians' names follow the form and spelling used in the Harvard Biographical Dictionary. Exceptions are listed under "Words, Names, and Phrases" in the Notes Style Sheet. Other words are spelled according to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th edition. NOTES does not allow masculine pronouns to be applied generically (nor are "he/she," "his or her," and similar constructions accepted). For pitch designations, use the system: C2 C1 C c c1 c2 c3,with middle C as c.

Reviews. Persons wishing to review music, books on music, or digital media are invited to send a curriculum vitae and a statement delineating their special areas of interest and competence to the appropriate editor. Unsolicited reviews are not accepted. Manuscript copy for reviews should conform to the guidelines specified by each review editor. Reviews are edited for style and are generally not returned for their authors' approval prior to publication.




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