In order to submit your article, please send your manuscript and associated files in Microsoft Word format by e-mail to the editor-in-chief Jelena Davidova ( We will always acknowledge receipt of submissions. Authors are encouraged to include tables and figures as part of the main file. All manuscripts must be prepared according to the PMP journal guidelines.

By submitting your manuscript to this journal you accept that your manuscript may be screened for overlap with previously published works.

Processing of Manuscripts

When a paper is received the editor-in-chief will read it and decide whether to send it out to referees. Typically this decision takes no more than one week. Two referees’ reports are sought and an initial decision after review should take no more than three months.

A manuscript can only be submitted to PMP if it has not been published elsewhere, nor is it under consideration by another journal.

The Review Process

The editors are committed to providing timely and constructive feedback to authors to ensure an effective and efficient review process. When a manuscript is first received, the editors evaluate the suitability of the manuscript for PMP. Manuscripts that do not meet these criteria or are judged to be too weak (e.g. methodological flaws, lacking relevant literature, limited theoretical contribution) may be rejected and returned to the author(s) at this point. Authors of a manuscript that is not placed into the review process with our reviewers will receive a letter with feedback on the decision and, where appropriate, with suggestions for further development of the manuscript.

The review process varies in length, but typically, we aim to provide a decision on the manuscript with constructive and developmental feedback to authors within approximately three months. When authors are asked to revise and resubmit a manuscript, they are typically asked to complete their revisions within two months to keep manuscripts actively in process. However, there may be circumstances in which the authors need more time for the revisions, in which case they should contact Jelena Davidova ( regarding any extensions.

Editor-in-chief at PMP endeavours to make a final publication decision after the second revision, whenever it is feasible to do so. In some cases, manuscripts may need additional revision before an acceptance decision can be reached. As methodological rigour, theoretical contribution and appeal to a general audience of music education researchers are important features of manuscripts published in PMP, the editor-in-chief will ask the advice of a second member of the Editorial Board at or beyond the second revision stage to ensure consistency in the editorial decision making process. This member of the Editorial Board provides further comments and input for the development of the manuscript, but does not participate in the decision-making regarding the manuscript.

Once a manuscript has been accepted for publication, it will be passed for production to the Academic Press “Saule”. Author(s) will receive acceptance of the article for publication from the editor-in-chief. Manuscripts cannot be published until the editor-in-chief of PMP journal has received the signed license agreement. Typically, manuscripts are published in print around two months after final acceptance.