Information for Contributors


The editorial board welcomes manuscripts of a philosophical, historical, or scientific nature that contribute to an understanding of music teaching and learning at any level. Papers should not have been published previously or submitted elsewhere simultaneously. Papers presented at a conference may be considered if they are unlikely to be published in a conference proceedings volume.


Manuscripts should adhere to recommendations made in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Authors of historical or philosophical manuscripts may follow recommendations made in The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) or A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (K.L.Turabian, 7th edition). Please indicate the style manual used on the title page. In addition, please conform to the following:

Submission Procedures

Manuscripts should be sent electronically to the editor in the following format:

Title page
Abstract (not more than 200 words)

Key Words
Body of article
References and/or bibliography

Please send text in MS Word format (.doc or .docx), and send all images in either .gif or .jpg format. Make sure that your files are plainly marked (eg., fig.1 in text is file fig1.gif).


Send to:

Dr. Frank Abrahams
Editor, Visions of Research in Music Education

In the subject line of your mail, indicate VISIONS MANUSCRIPT to ensure that your document is not deleted as SPAM.

Additional information may be found at:  

Evaluation Procedure

Authors will be notified upon receipt of the manuscript by the editor. Manuscripts are reviewed by two members of the editorial board in a blind review process. Reviewers evaluate the following criteria when making a decision as to whether to accept, reject, or suggest revision. In certain cases, a third reviewer may be utilized.


    Grammatical construction
    Writing style
    Use of non-sexist language
    Overall clarity of ideas and expression
    Value or usefulness to field or profession
    Consistency with existing literature
    Important and timely
    Adequacy of design/accuracy of analysis
    Presentation and interpretation of findings, discussion, and conclusions
    Inclusion of appropriate implications for practice and/or policy


The submission of a manuscript for review by the VRME editorial board indicates that your material is not currently published or submitted for publication elsewhere--in print or online. If an article is accepted for publication, the author(s) retain the copyright and accept sole liability for the content of the article, releasing the Editorial Board of VRME, the New Jersey Music Educators Association and Rider University, their officers and employees, from liability for any harmful actions resulting from the content and use of the material published.