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the world of music (new series) is an international scholarly journal dedicated to reporting and reflecting current theoretical perspectives on and research in the field of the world’s music and dance.

While every issue is designed to focus on a specific topic, the world of music (new series) does not confine its attention to any single region or methodological approach. We publish original, and sometimes challenging, contributions from all over the world, aimed at musicologists and musicians, dance researchers, anthropologists, cultural studies and post-colonial studies scholars, and others.

The articles contained in the world of music (new series) are informed by a variety of theoretical perspectives but devoted to a shared goal: understanding the musics of the world, their histories, and their manifold environments. It is our aim to generate a productive and creative dialogue between music researchers in disparate locations and contexts.

the world of music (new series) is a Diamond open access journal, but also available in print. For more information on the print version and how to subscribe, please visit VWB Publishers.

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  • 2023-03-06

    the world of music (new series) has switched to an open access model

    We are pleased to announce that the world of music (new series) has switched to an open access model. Starting with the first issue of this year, our journal will be freely accessible online (Diamond open access). We have a new homepage and are now published by Göttingen University Press. VWB Publishing, the journal’s previous publisher, will continue to publish a print edition. The new model will make the world of music (new series) more easily accessible around the world, and we look forward to exploring the various possibilities of the journal’s increased visibility.

    –Birgit Abels

Current Issue

Volume 12, No. 1Music Making and Music Research in the Asia-Pacific Region in Times of COVID-19

Published July 6, 2023

Issue description

Birgit Abels

Barbara Titus

Sebastian Hachmeyer & Celia Fritze-Nabjinsky
Guest Editors