Nota Bene is currently accepting undergraduate papers for the 2019 issue until Friday, November 2nd, 2018. Submissions may be in historical musicology, ethnomusicology, popular music studies, music theory, music education, and interdisciplinary subjects with a focus on the above. We encourage review articles as well as work offering a new perspective on the conventional essay format.

Authors must currently be completing an undergraduate university degree in a certified university institution. Enrollment in a musicology or music theory program is not necessary. Papers written in fulfillment of any course requirements are welcome (but not required), provided the paper reflects a musicological perspective. Nota Bene seeks to publish papers that meet a high critical and rhetorical standard. Review papers are also welcome. Undergraduate students who have participated in previous issues are welcome to submit new articles.

The review process has three stages. First, the submitted papers are reviewed anonymously by members of our review panel, composed of professors and scholars from across Canada. Each student who submits to the journal will receive comments from the review panel, assessing the content of his/her paper and offering suggestions for future improvement. Next, the student editors use the recommendations of the review panel to select a group of high-quality papers for publication. Finally, the student editors work in consultation with each selected author to refine and polish the selected papers for publication.

Instructions to Authors:

  • Papers must not exceed 4000 words.
  • Citations must follow The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition, with footnotes and a bibliography.
  • Submissions should be in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text (.rtf) format.
  • The paper must not contain the author's name or any other identifying information; do not include a title page!
  • Authors are responsible for ensuring that copyright laws are followed regarding any scores and/or images reproduced within the paper.
  • Authors may submit only one paper for review in each issue.

Submissions are accepted electronically at our email address (notabene@uwo.ca). In your email to us, please provide the following personal information:

  • Your name, as you would wish it to appear in print.
  • Your email address and surface mail address.
  • Your current undergraduate year, program, and university.

The Student Editors reserve the right to alter the formatting of any papers that are accepted for publication as well as the right to request editorial changes prior to publication.