The premier Brazilian journal in music, Revista Brasileira de Música (RBM) publishes scholarlship from all fields of music inquiry, and encourages interdisciplinary studies. Although it focuses on Brazilian music and music in Brazil, it welcomes articles on issues and topics from other cultural areas that may further the dialogue with the international community of scholars as well as critical discussions concerning the field. Founded in 1934, it is currently published by the Graduate Studies Program of the School of Music at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is a peered-reviewed journal, and accepts articles in Portuguese, English, and Spanish. It is an open access journal, published twice a year in printed and electronic version. Each issue includes articles, reviews, interviews, and a musicological edition of a selected work from Alberto Nepomuceno Library’s Rare Collection. It represents current research, aimed at a diverse readership of music researchers, musicians, educators, historians, anthropologists, sociologists, and culture scholars. RBM is available at RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, The Music Index-EBSCO e Bibliografia Musical Brasileira da Academia Brasileira de Música.

RBM Editorial Board receives and evaluates continuously the manuscripts submitted for publication, adopting the blind-review system and counting on external reviewers. RBM editor is committed to provide the author with the assessment within 90 days from the acknowledgment of receipt of the submitted text. Submissions should be sent to The manuscripts submitted to RBM Editorial Board must follow the guidelines listed below and all the content regarding the standardization of formatting, citation and referencing not included here must follow ABNT norms for textual style:

1. Manuscripts should be original works and focus on issues related to the areas mentioned above. Eventualmente, a editoria anunciará chamadas voltadas para temáticas específicas. RBM Editorial Board may timely call for papers aiming at specific themes.

2. Manuscripts may be written in Portuguese, English or Spanish, and should be sent as electronic files (up to 5 MB), edited in Microsoft Word 2003 or later (or RTF document - Rich Text Format).

3. At the top of the cover page, the author must fill out the following header:
I submit the article of my authorship entitled “...” for consideration by the Editorial Board of the Revista Brasileira de Música (RBM) [Brazilian Journal of Music]. Em caso de aprovação do mesmo, autorizo a editoria da Revista a publicá-lo de forma impressa e/ou eletrônica (on-line) no sítio eletrônico da publicação. In case of approval, I hereby authorize the journal to publish it in print and /or electronic version (online), according to RBM editorial guidelines.

Contributor(s)’s information:

1st author name (as it appears in publications): _________________________

Full Address: ___________________________________________________________

Tel.: ___________________________ Email: _________________________________

2nd  author name (as it appears in publications): _______________________

Full Address: __________________________________________

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4. The above header should be followed by a short biography (not exceeding 100 words) containing the contributor(s)’s institutional affiliation, academic titles (from higher to lower), other relevant information about professional training and activities, main publications, awards and honorific titles.

5. The text to be published should have between 3,000 and 8,000 words (including abstract, figures, tables, notes and references) and should not exceed 25 pages, A4 size, with margins of 2.5 cm and justified alignment.

6. Texts in Portuguese and Spanish should contain an Abstract (150 words) and Keywords (from three to six) in the language presented for publication, followed by Title, Abstract and Keywords translated into English. Texts in English must submit Abstract and Keywords in Portuguese.

7. Preliminary matter (header, synopsis, abstract and keywords), footnotes and figure legends should be in typeface Times New Roman, size 10, single line spacing, justified alignment. Body matter and references should be in the same typeface, size 12, 1.5 spacing, justified alignment.

8. Quotations must be indicated in the text by author-date system, according to the standards recommended by ABNT (NBR-10520), with the proviso that the name(s) of author (s) quoted must always appear in lowercase.

9. References must be presented in alphabetical order at the end of the text, according to the ABNT (NBR-6023) with the following specifications: titles of books, dissertations, dictionaries, periodicals and musical works should appear in italics; titles of articles, chapters, words and movements of musical works should appear in quotes, do not use dash when the author and/or title is repeated.

10. The text notes must be entered as “footnotes.”

11. Images such as illustrations, musical examples, tables, figures, charts etc. should be placed in the text as Figure (300 dpi resolution) and identified at the bottom with proper numbering and legend that synthetically explains the information gathered there. Once the manuscript has been aproved for publication, the images should be sent separately in individual files in .jpeg ou .tif (minimum resolution of 300 dpi) and named according to their placement in the text. For example: fig_1.jpg; fig_2.jpg; fig_3.jpg; table_1.tif; table_2.tif etc.

12. The contributor is responsible for obtaining copyright permission for reproduction of all images, such as illustrations, musical texts, tables, figures, and music examples.

The RBM welcomes reviews of books, CDs, DVDs, hypermedia and other kinds, recently published (last 5 years) and relevant to the area. Reviews should provide a critical appraisal of the contribution of the work, or a body of work, for the development of its area or field of study. It should also consider all the above guidelines, and should not exceed 3,000 words and eight pages.