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Instructions for Contributors

 

Slovenská hudba (Slovak Music) is a musicological revue released four times a year. It publishes original contributions (sporadically also contributions in translation) covering all disciplines of musicology. The revue focuses on original studies or material studies, occasionally also essays, reflections, interviews, surveys, etc. are released. Reports from scholarly conferences and artistic events are regularly supplemented, and reviews of CD recordings and publications, with the aim to monitor publishing activity in Slovakia.

Contributions to the revue should be sent to the e-mail address of the editorial office redakcia@slovenskahudba.com.

They will be submitted for the approval of two readers. The authors will be notified of the acceptation of their contributions. The manuscripts will not be returned.

The contributions should be processed in the Word text editor. Footnotes should be inserted via the instruction Insert. List of bibliographical references, if they are not part of footnotes, may be added at the end of the contribution, in alphabetical order. Pictures, diagrams, musical notation examples, tables or schemes (objects in general) may be included into the contribution, either in the main text or at the end as an Appendix. In the case of a more complicated structure of the contribution it is advisable to send one text file with the objects included and another text file without the objects, precisely specifying their placement. Pictures should also be sent as independent objects in tiff, jpg, pdf, cdr format, in the quality of no less than 300 dpi. Independent objects which have to be included into the text, should be precisely and unambiguously named. The editors reserve the right to decide whether the musical notation examples should be uniformly rewritten.

The length of studies and material studies, footnotes including, should not exceed 40 standard pages (72,000 characters, including spaces), of reviews 10 standard pages (18,000 characters, including spaces).

The studies and material studies should be supplemented with a summary in length of approximately 0.5 to 1 standard page (ca from 900 to 1,800 characters including spaces), and the author’s personal data (address, place of work, e-mail and telephone number). The summary should be supplied in the Slovak language, and the editors will provide for its translation into English. The author is free to supply also an English summary (alongside its Slovak version), however, this may be revised after consideration.

In using bibliographical references, the norm STN ISO 690 – Dokumentácia. Bibliografické odkazy. should be respected. We present here some examples:

 

Reference to a monograph (1 – 3 authors):

1 SURNAME, First Name/s: Title of the monograph in italics. Place of publication: Publisher, year of publication, pp. XX – YY.

 

Reference to a monograph (more than 3 authors):

1 SURNAME, First Name/s et al.: Title of the monograph in italics. Place of publication: Publisher, year of publication, pp. XX – YY.

 

Reference to an anthology as a whole:

1 SURNAME, First Name/s (ed.): Title of the anthology in italics. Place of publication: Publisher, year of publication, pp. XX – YY.

Note: Name of the editor having primary responsibility for the anthology appears as the first datum; where there are several editors, the one whose name appears first on the title page is given.

2 Title of the collective work or anthology in italics. Ed. First Name/s SURNAME. Place of publication: Publisher, year of publication, pp. XX – YY.

 

Reference to a study in an anthology:

1 SURNAME, First Name/s: Title of the study in an anthology. In: SURNAME, First Name/s (ed.): Title of the monograph in italics. Place of publication: Publisher, year of publication, pp. XX – YY.

 

Reference to a study in a periodical:

1 SURNAME, First Name/s: Title of the study in a periodical. In: Title of the periodical in italics, Vol. B, year, No. Z, pp. XX – YY.

 

Reference to an electronic source:

1 SURNAME, First Name/s: Title of the study in an anthology or collective work. In: Title of the anthology in italics. [online] Vol. B, year, No. Z, pp. XX – YY.

Note.: Due to relative unstability of the electronic sources and their addresses it is necessary to state the date of the quotation from the source in square brackets: [as on 2013-12-02]

 

Reference to a source already cited:

2 SURNAME, ref. 1, pp. XX – YY.

Note: In the case that more publications than one by one author are cited in the earlier note, in further notes referring to that earlier one we mention also the first words of the title of the respective publication.

2 SURNAME, First words of the title, ref. 1, pp. XX – YY.

 

General comments:

  • Names of multiple authors are separated by a dash with spaces on both sides.
  • Page numbers are separated by a dash with spaces on both sides.
  • Multiple places of publication, or publishers, are separated by a semi-colon.
  • A colon follows the place of publication immediately, without a space.
  • In the case the publication doesn’t give any indication about the place of publication, year of publication, publisher, we cite: n. pl., n. d., n. p.

Notice:

All contributions are copyrighted. The publisher reserves the right to shorten the contribution, to adjust its form or language.