The magazine consists of two sections, music and musical teaching, in which articles and essays will be published. These must be original and be studies or investigations that are completed or in an important stage of development that allows publication of results. In the case of work arising from a financed research project, the name, project code and/or funding sources must be indicated in the first footnote. The magazine also publishes other contributions such as book reviews, reflections, comments, interviews or research developments, as long as they adhere to the mission.

  1. Submission of Work

Contributions can be sent at any time of the year to the following emails: or The work attached must contain the request for publication, the author’s name(s), academic degree and institutional affiliation.


  1. General Requirements for Submission of Manuscripts


Entries must be written in Castilian, English or Portuguese and sent in Word format with two summaries (one in Castilian and one in English) with a maximum of one hundred words each and three keywords in both languages. The originals will not be returned to the authors.

The maximum length for articles and essays should not exceed twenty-five pages, single-spaced letter size and include references and examples, graphs, charts and/or photographs. The maximum length for other contributions should not exceed ten pages in the same format, and five for book reviews.

Musical examples should be sent in separate files, written in Finale or a compatible program, jpg or tiff format with 300 dpi resolution, and its location in the text should be clearly indicated.

The citations contained in the text and bibliography should go at the end of the article; ordered consecutively or through a bibliographic index in alphabetical order. Both the bibliographic index like citations in the article or essay must be written as follows: full name or initials of the author in lowercase, publication year, book title in bold, place of printing, publishing and page number(s) where applicable. For example:

Meyer, Leonard B. (1996). Style and Music. Theory, History and Ideology. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, p. 19.


If a publication has two or more authors, the entry should be made ​​as follows:


Burkholder, J. Peter, Donald J. Grout and Claude V. Palisca (2014). A History of Western Music (9th edition). New York: W.W. Norton & Company Inc., pp. 123-126.


If it is an item that is in a book, the citation should be written in a similar manner; except that the name of the item must be in quotes, and the name of the book in bold. After mentioning the book, it should indicate the editors. For example:

McCreless, Patrick. (2006). “Anatomy of a Gesture: from Davidovsky to Chopin and Back”, Approaches to Meaning in Music, Byron Almén and Edward Pearsall (Eds.). Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 11-40.

In the case of a periodical, the name of the magazine or newspaper should be italicized and volume, number and pages added. For example:

Caplin, W. E. (2004). “The Classical Cadence: Conceptions and Misconceptions”. Journal of the American Musicological Society, 57, n.1, pp. 51-118.

In case of a thesis, the entry must be made ​​in the same way, except that the name of the thesis must be in italics (not bold):

Klein, Michael Leslie (1995). A Theoretical Study of the Late Music of Witold Lutoslawski: New Interactions of Pitch, Rhythm, and Form. Doctoral Dissertation, State University of New York at Buffalo.

In the case of citing the same source twice or more times, (and avoid using abbreviations) the entry should be made ​​as follows:

  1. a) In the case of books:

Meyer (1996). Style and Music …, p. 25.

  1. b) In the case of magazines:

Caplin (2004). ” The Classical Cadence…”, p. 51.

In the case of citations or references to newspapers, the entry should be made ​​as follows:

El Ferrocarril, XIV / 4183 (Tuesday March 30, 1869), p. 2, c. 4.

In the case of citing unedited sources, the entry should be made ​​as follows:

Archivo Nacional Histórico de Chile, Fondo Real Audiencia, vol. 2601, pieza 8. Contra el indio Angelino por el homicidio del indio Francisco, Santiago, 1701, fjs. 158v-159v.

In addition, the acronym that will be used later if the file and background is quoted again should be indicated in parentheses. Along with this, an index of acronyms used must be included in the bibliography. Finally, citing electronic references should be done ​​as follows:

Nettl, Bruno (1995). “The Seminal Eighties: A North American Perspective of the Beginnings of Musicology and Ethnomusicology”, TRANS-Revista Transcultural de Música 1 (Article 3). Retrieved August 15, 2015.

  1. Selection Process and Publication of Papers

The magazine Neuma only accepts original and unpublished works in the areas of music and musical teaching to be published in the months of August (volume 1) and December (Volume 2) of each year.

Texts received ​​by the direction of the magazine will receive a preliminary examination to verify that the subject corresponds to the sections stated in the mission and of its original character. The director of the magazine is entitled to reject a collaboration when it does not correspond to the aforementioned sections or the quality of background appears ostensible and indisputably inferior.

If the director considers the work admissible, it will be submitted to the editorial board, which resolves the final form of the publication of the work. For this purpose, the Committee shall request reports from external evaluators, foreign and national, who, by a pattern of assessment ensure compliance with the standards of originality, quality, relevance and grounding, suggest whether or not to publish a work. Given the rigorous process of blind peer review (double blind peer review) at all times during the process the anonymity of the author and assessors, who will be from outside the publishing institution, will be preserved. Finally, for the accepted works, the publisher may make suggestions to enrich the text, which must be included by the author in a short time period, unless the author presents a relevant reason to dispute the request. The authors will be informed of the decision regarding the acceptance of the contribution in a period not exceeding four months from receipt of work.

  1. Policy Section



  Open Shipping   Indexed   Peer Review


Research Article

The document presents, in detail, the original results of completed research projects. The structure generally contains four important sections: introduction, methodology, results and conclusions. The results can come from research with an analytical perspective, interpretative or critical of the author, on a specific topic.

X Open Shipping X Indexed X Peer Review


Reflection Article

The document presents finished research results from an analytical, interpretative or critical perspective of the author on a specific topic based on original sources.

X Open Shipping X Indexed X Peer Review


Review Article

The document results of a finished investigation and analyzes, systematizes and integrates research results (published or unpublished) about a field of science or technology, in order to detail progress and trends of development. It is characterized by presenting a careful bibliographic review of at least 50 references.


X Open Shipping X Indexed X Peer Review


Short Article

Short paper in which the author presents original results (partial or preliminary) of scientific or technological research.

X Open Shipping X Indexed X Peer Review



Text of criticism and reflection, not derived from research projects. Its purpose is to explore, record, watch and make a dissertation on a topic of artistic nature, such as cycles of works, concert series, and festivals.

X Open Shipping   Indexed   Peer Review



Written record of a dialogue conducted between an artist of wide experience and a specialist on the subject. Its purpose is to collect and delve into the memories and experience in the art and aesthetic perspective of the artist interviewed.

X Open Shipping   Indexed   Peer Review



Argumentative, brief commentary critically describing the distinctive parts of books, papers and theses, sound recordings, or musical or artistic events that have an exceptional impact on their environment (conferences, concerts).


  1. Intellectual Property

By submitting a proposal, the authors agree to give the rights of the publication to Neuma. Failure to comply with this provision shall be deemed sufficient cause for removal of the proposal from the evaluation and selection process.

  1. Statement of Ethics

The magazine Neuma adheres to COPE’s Code of Conduct and Practice Guidelines (available in ). If plagiarism or any other practices contrary to the code of conduct are identified, the article will be immediately rejected for publication and will proceed as proposed in COPE. For this reason, the magazine urges researchers to present totally original and unpublished contributions, which signify an enrichment of knowledge in the field of music and music education. The magazine guarantees full transparency in the arbitration system, as well as the academic qualifications of evaluators.