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Rast Musicology Journal (RAST) is an international refereed journal which draws its contributions from a wide community of researchers. The focus is firmly on research, and the journal provides an international forum for cross-cultural investigations and discussions relating to all areas of musicology. Beside RAST is a multidisciplinary, refereed journal devoted to issues and practices in the music research. It is written by and for professionals in musicians, music educators, social scientists, medicine, literature, law, history, public health professionals, ethnography, culture, philosophy, sociology and psychology. The journal is concerned with the dissemination of ideas relating to practical and theoretical developments in the field.
RAST is committed to peer-review integrity and upholding the highest standards of review. Once your paper has been assessed for suitability by the editor, it will then be double blind peer-reviewed by anonymous expert referees. Find out more about what to expect during peer review and read our guidance on publishing ethics.
Step 1: Editor assessment
Peer review follows a number of stages, beginning with submitting your article to a journal. At this first stage, the journal editor will decide if it’s suitable for the journal, asking questions such as:
The editor might reject the article immediately, but otherwise it will move to the next stage, and into peer review.
Step 2: First round of peer review
The editor will find and contact two or three other researchers or academics who are experts in your field. They will be asked to read your article, and advise the editor whether to publish your paper in that journal.
So what are they looking for? This depends on the subject area, but they will be checking:
Before you submit, make sure:
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