Soundboard Scholar invites submissions at any time. Articles will be published on the journal website as soon as they are ready, with each issue closed at the end of the calendar year.
The scope of the journal is broad, and it is evolving. Articles will be considered in any scholarly field related to the guitar, as well as to other fretted instruments that have a clear connection to the guitar’s history, culture, or concert repertoire. Fields of interest include historical research, historiography, musical analysis, pedagogy, and performance studies. Also welcome are English translations of foreign-language articles that have already been published.
Soundboard Scholar encourages interdisciplinary research. Musicologists, analysts, and other scholars whose work is not normally centered on the guitar are invited to address the guitar’s history and literature, and to point their graduate students towards this rich field of inquiry. Many areas of analysis and musicology, although highly developed in the mainstream repertoire, await application to the guitar history and repertoire. For suggestions as to possible avenues of research, please contact the journal editor.
Soundboard Scholar is a forum for scholars from all over the world. No article will be rejected on the basis of the correctness of its English or its adherence to a style manual, or because the author did not have access to certain technology. The journal’s editorial team works closely with authors to produce the best possible version of each article.