www.rastmd.net     |     ISSN 2147-7361     |      e-ISSN 2147-7531     |     Doi:10.12975     |     Spring and Fall     |     Since 2013 

Rast Musicology Journal (RAST) is an international  but primarily regional, peer reviewed journal, publishing high-quality, original research since 2013 two times for a year. Please see the journal’s Aims & Scope for information about its focus and peer-review policy. 

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Please note that this journal only publishes manuscripts in Turkish and English. We publicated articles before in Russian but we can not accept anymore.

Aims and scope

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.

The aims of RAST are:
  • To publish original, well-designed, peer-reviewed research on issues in Musicology.
  • To underline the importance of evidence-based research in changing  practices.
  • To present a forum for discussing current issues in music research.
  • While research on all types of music researches is encouraged, one special research interest of this journal is in the analysis of the Turkish music including turkic world, eastern and islamic civilization music.
  • To provide review articles on topics of major importance in systematic perspective of musicology.


Peer review

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.

Peer Review Policy: All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by at least two anonymous referees.

Publication charges

There are $100 fees for this journal.

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