svensk tidskrift för musikforskning / swedish journal of music research / stm–sjm

Svensk tidskrift för musikforskning / Swedish Journal of Music Research (STM–SJM) is a peer-reviewed online and in print journal issued by Svenska samfundet för musikforskning (Swedish Society for Music Research). Funded by NOP-HS (NordForsk); The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities; and the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, STM–SJM is distributed in both electronic (Open Access) and printed format. In the online version, articles and other material are published successively as they are ready for publication. The printed volume (published annually) is distributed exclusively among the members of the Society and the subscribers. 

STM–SJM publishes articles in various fields of music research (music history, music theory and analysis, organology, ethnomusicology, sociomusicology, music aesthetics, music criticism, music education, artistic research in music, etc.). Contributions relating to music from researchers in other disciplines, particularly in the humanities and social sciences, are also welcome. The journal’s main mission is to present research concerned with music in Sweden and the other Nordic countries (Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland). A brief history of the journal is found here.

STM–SJM is indexed by RILM, EBSCO and LIBRIS. ISSN: 2002-021X

Contributions to STM–SJM

STM–SJM encourages music scholars around the world, in particular those whose research is related to music in the Nordic countries, to submit scholarly articles, audio papers and other contributions (book reviews, artistic statements, contributions to discussions, obituaries) relevant to the fields of research outlined above. Before sending contributions, please consult our guidelines for authors. For queries, you are welcome to contact one of the editors, Sverker Jullander, Sven Bjerstedt, Carl Holmgren and Eva Sæther. For articles and audio papers, STM–SJM practises a double-blind peer review process according to international standards for scholarly and scientific publications. Materials intended for publication should be sent to the editor-in-chief, Sverker Jullander, with the exception of (proposals and suggestions for) book reviews, which should be sent to the review editor, Sven Bjerstedt.

Copyright issues

The copyright of published materials is shared by the individual authors and the publisher, Svenska samfundet för musikforskning (Swedish Society of Music Research). According to Swedish law, permission from the author is not required for any type of quotation in scholarly and scientific writing. Articles from previous issues of the journal can be accessed via a database. It is permitted to make a copy of separate articles for personal use. It is not, however, permitted to copy the entire database.




Sverker Jullander (editor-in-chief, publisher)

Sven Bjerstedt

Carl Holmgren

Eva Sæther



Editorial Board

Ingrid Åkesson

Jan-Olof Gullö (Royal College of Music, Stockholm)

Thomas Holme (Aarhus University)

Carina Borgström Källén (Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg)

Ingfrid Breie Nyhus (Norwegian Academy of Music)

Heidi Partti (Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts, Finland)

Tobias Pontara (University of Gothenburg)

Lauri Väkevä (Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts, Finland)


Advisory Board

Lars Berglund (Uppsala University)

Liora Bresler (University of Illinois)

Darla Crispin (Norwegian Academy of Music)

Petter Dyndahl (Inland Norway University)

Sanne Krogh Groth (Lund University)

Jens Hesselager (University of Copenhagen)

Bruce Johnson (University of Technology Sydney and University of Turku)

Karin Larsson Eriksson (Linnæus University)

Martin Loeser (University of Greifswald)

Susan McClary (Case Western Reserve University)

Gary McPherson (University of Melbourne)

Susanne Rosenberg (Royal College of Music, Stockholm)

Erik Wallrup (Stockholm University)

Ann Werner (Södertörn University)

Stefan Östersjö (Luleå University of Technology)