Yuval Online Authors’ Guidelines

Yuval Online seeks scholarly submissions in Jewish music studies in the broadest sense of this concept including historical, ethnomusicological, anthropological, sociological, and cultural studies approaches to the subject. Manuscripts submitted to Yuval Online should be original works not previously published elsewhere. Although Yuval Online has been mostly an English language journal, we accept manuscripts in Hebrew, French, German, Italian and Spanish, provided that the author also adds a substantial abstract in English. We strongly encourage submissions that take advantage of Internet capabilities especially multimedia and hypertext, including references to the Thesaurus of the JMRC’s Website. All articles are peer-reviewed.

Book reviews, reports, dissertation abstracts, and other short contributions are also welcomed and will be added to the journal as appendices.

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to include copyrighted material in any type of text published in Yuval Online.

Manuscript format

Manuscripts must be submitted in Word format (versions 97-2003 or later) and should clearly show the location and content of all graphical and multimedia illustrations. Multimedia files should be submitted as separate files accompanied by a concise description of their content.

Graphics and Musical Examples

Graphical files should be prepared as individual GIF or JPG files. Musical images from Finale or Sibelius may submit files in .TIF format. Please provide a clear name for each file that includes your family name, a key word from the title and a serial number, making sure each filename ends with its proper filename extension (e.g., .gif, .jpg, .tif). Musical examples embedded within a Word document are also accepted.

Media Examples

Media formats such as MIDI and MP3 audio files, streaming audio or video (e.g., Quicktime), animation (e.g., Flash), are welcome.

Reference Style

Yuval Online submissions must employ the author-date system of documentation as outlined in Chapter 15 of The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.).

Only author-date citations should appear in the body of the document in parentheses and situated at the ends of sentences to avoid disruption in the flow of the text. If specific pages or page ranges are being cited, these numbers should be listed following the year.  When referring to the author in the sentence, only the date is placed in parentheses. When referring to the work in a sentence, neither is placed in parentheses. When two or more works published in the same year by a single author are referenced, both text citations and the list of works cited must use the letters a, b, and so on.

Complete references should appear only in the bibliography at the end of the text under the heading REFERENCES CITED. Authors should consult chapter 15 of the Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.) for detailed explanations of bibliographic entries and Internet quotes. Hereby follow some examples.

Journal articles, one author:

Idelsohn, Abraham Zvi. 1913. “Die makamen in der hebräischen Poesie der orientalischen Juden.” Monatschrift für Geschichte und Wissenschaft des Judentums 57: 314-25.

Books, one author:

Keller, Manfred. 2006. Erich Mendel/Eric Mandell: Zwei Leben für die Musik der Synagoge. Essen: Klartext.

Book, more than one author:

Shiloah, Amnon and Ruth Tenne. 1977. Music Subjects in the Zohar: Texts and Indices. Jerusalem: The Hebrew University Magnes Press.

Edited volumes:

Kiselgof, Zinovy, Leonid Guralnik, and Evgeny Khazdan, eds. 2001. Jewish Folk Melodies. St. Petersburg: Jewish Community Center of St. Petersburg.

Articles in an edited volume:

Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara and Jonathan Karp. 2008. “Introduction.” In The Art of Being Jewish in Modern Times, ed. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett and Jonathan Karp, 1-20. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Two or more references by a single author published in the same year:

Bohlman, Philip V. 2008a. Jewish Music and Modernity. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

-----, ed. 2008b. Jewish Musical Modernism: Old and New. Foreword by Sander L. Gilman. Chicago: Chicago University Press.


Footnotes should be reserved only for prose annotations of references, discursive asides, or a relatively large number of references. Footnote reference numbers in the body of the essay should follow all punctuation at the end of a sentence or quotation.

Submitting your Files

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