It is with great pleasure that we launch the first edition of the Hellenic Journal of Music, Education and Culture. The international, on-line, peer-reviewed and open-access journal is the first of its kind to be published in Greece and has been designed to provide a unique opportunity for researchers across the world to engage with important contemporary issues at the interface of these three fields. As you will see from the opening articles, we have colleagues from diverse cultural and international settings who are reporting and discussing their research and practice. Articles are in English or Greek to reflect the origins of the journal and also to facilitate its potential impact in the symbiotic development of the research communities both within and outside Greece. We hope that you enjoy the journal contents and that you will take an opportunity to contribute in the future.
PhD, IoEUL Chair of Music Education, IoE, University of London, UK
Department of Arts and Humanities,
Associate Professor Music Department, Ionian University, Greece
Notes for contributors
ISSN online version: 1792-2518
HeJMEC is an international open-access and peer reviewed journal devoted to critical studyand critical analysis of issues related to the fields of Music, Education, and Culture.
HeJMEC draws its contributions from a wide community of researchers. Its reach is international since we want the publication to reflect a wide variety of perspectives from disciplines within the fields of music education and musicology. The journal is concerned with the dissemination of ideas relating to theoretical developments in the above fields and welcomes cross - and inter- disciplinary contributions of research and literature in the areas of music, education and culture.
Music and Education: The wide range of topics includes various aspects of music education (pedagogy, history, philosophy, sociology, psychology, technology, and aesthetics) addressing vocal, instrumental, general music at all levels, from early childhood through adult and comparative studies.
Education is interpreted in a broad sense including all aspects of teaching and learning within formal and informal contexts (such as, musical development; socio-cultural issues; creativity; gifted and talented students; special needs; community settings; teachers' professional development; curriculum design; assessment) in order, additionally, to challenge established accounts of music education policy-analytic methods and to explore alternative approaches to policy-making.
Music and Culture: Our aim is to provide essential reading on different aspects of the study of music from a cultural point of view (ideology, music and words, music and society, music and postmodernism, music and genre, and so forth); also, to relate them with educational issues (music cultural policy, the learning process, the relationship to educational institutions, and so forth). The journal thus offers a unique forum for researchers to develop views on music as a social and cultural product, as part of human behaviour and in relation to broadly perceived educational issues at the leading edge of musical and multidisciplinary scholarship.
Every issue will include articles on the topics, case studies and book reviews. Articles in Greek or English will be accepted. We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting, or if already registered can simply log in and begin the 5 step process. For guidelines in order to submit an article please refer to: http://hejmec.eu/ojs-2.2.4/index.php/HeJMEC/about
We welcome submissions for our forthcoming issues. The deadline for submissions for our next issue is 31/10/2010.
Please see our website for more details: http://www.hejmec.eu/
October 31, 2010 – paper submission
January 31, 2010 – notifications of acceptance
March 31, 2011 - notifications / corrections from reviewers
April 31, 2010 – final texts