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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • I, the submitting author, confirm that I(we) are submitting this manuscript in response to a call for papers publicized by the journal.
  • I, the submitting author, warrant that I shall be the point of contact throughout the peer review and proofreading process (if applicable).
  • I am authorized by all co-authors to submit this version of the manuscript and to be their spokesperson during the review process and beyond.
  • I warrant that we have strictly followed the Author Guidelines.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, a title page is uploaded separately. The title page includes the following information: title of the article, name(s), title(s) and institution(s) of the author(s) , date, number of words, acknowledgements and funding (if relevant).
  • Any interests that might impair the credibility of the manuscript are disclosed in the title page.
  • The submitted manuscript is original, and neither it nor any illustration or supplementary material, or any part thereof, are in any way in violation of any existing original or derivative copyright.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submitted manuscript contains nothing obscene, indecent, objectionable or libelous according to generally accepted norms.
  • I have secured the necessary funds to pay the entire publication fee, in case the manuscript is accepted for publication. Alternatively, my application for a publication-fee waiver has already been submitted and approved.
  • If submitting a research article, I confirm that the research meets ethical guidelines, including adherence to the legal requirements of the study country. I confirm that all necessary consents and approvals have been obtained, and that the research and publication has been approved by the relevant ethics committee/review board where this is required.

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts submitted to Nordic Research in Music Education should strictly follow the specifications in Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

  1. The journal has an open submissions policy with continuous publishing – the editors welcome submissions that fall within the scope of the journal’s publishing program at any time. Calls for papers for planned, thematic issues may also be announced.
  2. Before you submit your manuscript, we ask you to read the guidelines closely. Please make sure that notes and references comply with the guidelines, and that the number of characters (including spaces) do not exceed 60,000 for research articles and 30,000 for commentaries.
  3. All articles must be thoroughly edited and proofread prior to submission. Manuscripts that are not language-checked will not be considered for review.
  4. The journal uses double blind reviewing of manuscripts. Please provide information about the author(s) in a separate Title Page and anonymise the author(s) within the manuscript. All explicit self-references in the running text should be anonymized. Please see the guidelines pertaining to anonymisation.
  5. All authors must fulfil our criteria for authorship (see authorship criteria).

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