M&P is an Open Access journal, so contributors retain copyright over any work appearing in this journal, without restriction.

M&P is loyal to open access for academic work, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and to use them for any other lawful purpose. All the articles and presentations published in this journal are free to access immediately from the date of publication. We do not charge our authors any fees for publication or processing, nor do we charge readers to download articles.

Since the research field of musical practices is still young, the editors will not step aside from active engagement in the development of the discipline. M&P wants to stimulate multidisciplinary, meta-theoretical and philosophical discussions on practices, reflections on performance, teaching, and composition, as well as new and diverse forms of musical and/or artistic research.

Focus and Scope

M&P aims to become an arena where different perspectives on practice can be presented. In an attempt to accommodate the various approaches prospective contributors may have to communicating their work, the journal will consist of three sections:

  • M&P Scientific
    Acknowledging that practice is a promising field in academic research, ‘M&P Scientific’ welcomes articles written according to academic standards of peer-reviewed research contribution. An enhanced understanding of practices can change the way we understand music. Accordingly, the benefit of practice research is not only to articulate what is normally tacit, but also to correct and redirect our academic understanding of music.
  • M&P Explorative
    M&P Explorative’ is dedicated to substantial works that can challenge both the form and content of conventional scholarly articles. This section can also include presentations where experiences, experimentations and reflections on practices are presented primarily in sound, video or photography.
  • M&P Reviews + Commentaries
    Finally, in the R&C section, M&P will present reviews and commentaries, along with reports from successful projects that may be of interest to our readers. We welcome contributions from the entire musical field, yet with a specific focus on aspects that are ‘transferable’ and may trigger the urge to experiment in music and musical performance.


M&P operates under the Creative Commons Licence CC-BY-NC-ND. This allows for the reproduction of articles, free of charge, for non-commercial use only and with the appropriate citation information. All authors publishing with Music & Practice accept these as the terms of publication.

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Repository policy

As M&P is an Open Access journal authors are entitled to make their article publicly available according to the terms of the CC BY-NC 4.0 licence. Authors who have published under in M&P may share and distribute their article on non-commercial websites and repositories.

When posting, distributing or reusing Open Access articles, the M&P should be clearly attributed as the original place of publication and correct citation details should be given. Authors should also deposit the URL/DOI of their published article in any repository, in addition to the Version of Record.

When making their article available according to the terms of their Open Access licence, we strongly encourage authors to deposit the Version of Record. This will guarantee that the definitive version is readily available to those accessing your article from such repositories and means that your article is more likely to be cited correctly.

Plagiarism and fraudulent data

Data and information presented in the manuscript should be original. Data should not be fabricated, falsified or plagiarized. Plagiarism is the act of misrepresenting work or ideas of other authors as one’s own without specifying its source.

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