Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published (including within conference proceedings) nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
- Manuscripts submitted to be published as Feature Articles must be between 6000-9000 words in length (including endnotes, captions and references). They must also include a 150 word maximum abstract. If exceeding 9000 words, submitted manuscripts will be returned to authors.
Feature Articles are 6000-9000 words (including endnotes, captions and bibliography). Must include a 150 word abstract.
This section features foreign-language articles, selected for their quality and contribution to EDMC scholarship, in translation into English. While it is currently beyond the logistical capacities of Dancecult to provide peer-reviewing, editing, and the publication of articles in multiple foreign languages, this new translation project promises to introduce prominent and ground-breaking foreign-language EDMC scholarship to a wider readership, while also increasing the international exposure of non-Anglophone scholars. The articles to be translated for this section are usually selected by the Foreign Languages Editor (FLE), in consultation with the Executive Editor; nonetheless, the FLE will gladly accept suggestions of articles to consider for translation. Contact the FLE by email.
From the Floor
Our "From The Floor" section hosts imaginative submissions reviewed by Dancecult editors (that is, submissions are not typically subject to blind peer-review). Submissions include field reports, mini-ethnographies, photo-essays and interviews. Pieces for this section should be between 750-2500 words in length. Rather than written in the style of an article with formal analysis and many citations, FTF pieces are more conversational or blog-like in style, and may consist of experimental and creative reportage styles across the field of EDM. They may include substantive multimedia components.
Book, film, television, music and conference reviews pertaining to the broad field of EDMC studies as it touches upon popular music, ethnography, ethnomusicology, political theory, philosophy, music and technology, subculture and beyond (1500 words maximum).
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