In partnership with Routledge, ISME publishes two series of books about music education, each with a dedicated theme:
- Global Issues in music education: proposals for monographs, edited books and practitioner-facing publications are welcome from researchers and practitioners presenting a key theme within one area or collaborations from cross-commission groups (including commissions and special interest groups). Publications within this strand will focus critical thought in a single issue and/or drive policy and practice forward through new resources, approaches, pedagogies and insights.
- Specialist themes in music education: proposals for edited books and practitioner-facing publications are welcome from Commissions, Special Interest Groups, Forum and Standing Committees. Publications within this strand will draw on the cutting-edge research being carried out within ISME areas and provide a site for deep critical interrogation of the issues at hand and/or resources for practitioners based on the work of the Commission/SIG/Forum/Standing Committee. Mini-series (of up to three progressive and connected publications) are also welcome in this strand. Examples of mini-series might be a scholarly work with accompanying practitioner resources, or a sequence of books to launch a new area of work.
These provide members of ISME and their colleagues with the opportunity to participate in specialist music education publications of scholarly and instructional work.
Senior Editor for the Routledge book series is Jennie Henley.
A review panel will be convened for each proposal drawing on expertise relevant to the book proposal. The review panel will comprise three reviewers to provide a cross section of reviewers from different geographical locations and cultural perspectives. In addition, an editorial board will be convened for publications within the Specialist Themes in Music Education series. The Editorial Board will comprise nominated members of the appropriate Commission, Special Interest Group, Forum or Standing Committee.
An informal discussion with the Senior Editor, Jennie Henley, is encouraged in the first instance.
Downloadable below are:
- A call for authors outlining the vision for the series
- Proposal guideline
- Proposal Process
- Author Guidelines
Questions about any of the strands above should be directed by email to the Senior Editor, Jennie Henley.
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