Thank you for choosing to submit your paper to us (submission form provided bottom of this page). These instructions will ensure we have everything required so your paper can move through peer review, production and publication smoothly. Please take the time to read and follow them as closely as possible, as doing so will ensure your paper matches the journal's requirements.
About the journal
Rast Musicology Journal (RAST) is an international but primarily national, peer reviewed journal, publishing high-quality, original research. Please see the journal’s Aims & Scope for information about its focus and peer-review policy.
Please note that this journal only publishes manuscripts in Turkish and English.
RAST is committed to peer-review integrity and upholding the highest standards of review. Once your paper has been assessed for suitability by the editor, it will then be double blind peer-reviewed by anonymous expert referees. Find out more about what to expect during peer review and read our guidance on publishing ethics.
Preparing your paper
Please include a word count for your paper. A typical article for this journal should be no more than 5000 words; this limit does not include tables, references, figure captions, footnotes, endnotes.
Please refer to these style guidelines when preparing your paper, rather than any published articles or a sample copy.
Formatting and templates
Papers may be submitted in any standard format, including Word and LaTeX. Figures should be saved separately from the text. To assist you in preparing your paper, we provide formatting templates.
Word templates are available for this journal. Please save the template to your hard drive, ready for use.
If you are not able to use the templates via the links (or if you have any other template queries) please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use this APA style when preparing your paper.
Checklist: what to include
Author details. Please include all authors’ full names, affiliations, postal addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses on the title page. Where available, please also include ORCID identifiers. One author will need to be identified as the corresponding author, with their email address normally displayed in the article PDF (depending on the journal) and the online article.
A non-structured abstract of no more than 150 words.
4-6 keywords. Read making your article more discoverable, including information on choosing a title and search engine optimization.
Funding details. Please supply all details required by your funding.
Score/note/written music. Figures should be high quality (1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and 300 dpi for color, at the correct size).