Instructions for Authors

The journal "Musical Armenia" accepts for publication previously unreleased (as well in electronic form) articles, as well as reviews of scientific and musical publications. The journal "Musical Armenia" accepts for publication previously unreleased (including in electronic form) articles, as well as reviews of scientific and musical notes’ publications. The difficulties of scientific articles published in the journal "Musical Armenia" cover all areas of research related to the specialty of musical art. The maximum size of an article, including footnotes, a list of references, and metadata, is 40,000 printed characters with spaces. Larger articles may be accepted for publication by editorial decision in special cases.

Authors should also provide:
1) Brief information about yourself: full name, home address, contact phone number, e-mail (to be published), place of work (full name and address), position, presence of a degree, academic title, surname and initials in English transliteration;
2) A short biography (up to 1000 characters) in Russian and English, which will be published;
3) Translation of the title of the article into English;
4) Keywords in Russian and English;
5) A brief annotation of the article (up to 600 characters in Russian and up to 1000 characters in English). Articles and accompanying materials are accepted by e-mail or on electronic media. The file name is the author's last name.
The text of the article and all text materials accompanying the publication are sent in one file. Musical notes' examples and illustrations are sent for each unit by a separate file (the file name consists of the author's last name and the number of the sample/illustration ).
The text is provided electronically on a disk with a printout attachment that exactly corresponds to the electronic version. In the electronic version, each article is given in a separate file. The files are numbered according to the order of the articles in the digest.

SET PROGRAM: Word for Windows (files: doc).
FONT SIZE: 12 for the main text, 10 for the footnotes
LINE SPACING: in the main text and in the footnotes—one and a half.
FOOTNOTES (includes both notes and bibliographic references): page by page, pass through numbering.
FOOTNOTE CHARACTER: superscript Arabic numbers
FOOTNOTE PLACE: before “.”, “,”, but after “?”, “!”, “...”.
PARAGRAPHS: indent—1 cm, paragraph spacing—normal.
QUOTATIONS MARKES: the so-called typographic quotation marks («»), inside quotations—dumb quotation marks ("").
QUOTATIONS: they are given in normal font (not italic), in quotation marks. Omissions inside quotations are shown as <...>. Comments of the author of the article inside quotations should look as follows: (highlighted by me. - A. B.).
TITLES: the original names of musical, literary works, films, etc. - as Russian, and foreign-language - are given everywhere in the usual font, with a capital letter, in quotes. Genre names - without quotes. The serial numbers of symphonies, concerts, sonatas are given by words (not by number). Opus designations are not separated with the comma from the name. For example: Prelude h-moll, or. 7 N 2, Second Piano Concert 29.
NON-BREAKING SPACE: between the initials, as well as between an initial(s) and a last name, between an abbreviated first name and last name (for example, G. S.), between a number sign and a digit (No. 5), between the abbreviation "p." and the page number (p. 6), as well as Vol. 7, Vol. 10, op. 20.
KEYS: they are written in Latin: C-dur, g-moll.
NAMES OF SOUNDS: latin alphabet in italic: h, G, a2
DATES: should be in numbers: centuries—in Roman numerals, years and decades—in Arabic numerals.
SPECIAL MUSICAL SIGNS: in the original language in italic: staccato, rubato, diminuendo, prolatio minor.
MUSICAL NOTES’ EXAMPLES: the article may contain musical examples and graphic images (pictures, drawings, schemes, tables). They should be inserted into the document, and also attached as separate files. Examples of sheet music are provided in .pdf or .tiff format with a resolution of 600 dpi. Illustrations are provided in .tiff or .jpg format with a resolution of 300 dpi. The maximum width of a graphic image in the journal is 140 mm (1650 pixels). The name of the file should indicate the last name of the author of the article and the ordinal number of a photograph, picture, or example of sheet music. A file with a full list of illustrations and sheet music examples should be attached to the text of the article. Each item of the list should contain: 1) a caption of the illustration or musical example in Russian and English, 2) the name or title of the copyright holder (if the file is taken from open sources on the Internet—the name of the site).
LINKS TO QUOTATIONS: Research article should necessarily contain a bibliographic list and a copy of it in the Latin alphabet. The in-text references to the literature should be given in square brackets: [source number from the list of references, page number].
All sources mentioned in the list of references should be mentioned in the text of the article, and vice versa. It is recommended to use foreign literature published in the last five years.
References to printed music and archival sources should be provided in page footnotes and not included in the list of references. An example of a reference to an archival source: Letter of L. Sabaneev to N. Roslavets dated December 13, 1926, RGALI. F. 2659. Op. 1. Item 86. L. 1.
The references in the list should be arranged in alphabetical order, first all references in Russian, then in other languages.
The bibliography should be drawn up in accordance with GOST:
At the end of the bibliographic description of each source, a DOI, if any, should be indicated. The DOI can be found on the Crossref website.

The copy of the list of references in the Latin alphabet should be drawn up as follows:
bibliographic references in Russian or other languages using the Cyrillic alphabet should be given in the Latin version; bibliographic references in foreign languages using the Latin alphabet should be copied;
Latin version of Cyrillic bibliographic references should  be drawn up in the following way:
the author's name should be transliterated,
the title of the article, dissertation, or extended abstract should be translated into English,
the title of the source (book, journal, digest) should be transliterated and then translated in square brackets (the title of the journal should be translated only if the English title is established),
the name of the publisher should be transliterated,
when linking to an article, the range of pages should be given; when linking to a book, the total number of pages should not be indicated,
an inscription (In Russ.) should be added at the end (same for the other languages using the Cyrillic alphabet),
Transliteration is carried out according to BGN standard. For correct and fast transliteration is recommended;
Bibliographic references in English are carried out according to MLA standard. To create correct references, is recommended.

Transliteration of notes in Latin letters









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English Version of Russian References

• Narodnoe muzykal’noe tvorchestvo [Folk Music], by O. A. Pashina, St. Petersburg : Kompozitor, 2005. (In Russ.)
• Zakharbekova, I. S. Muzykal’no-teatral’nye proizvedeniya M. Ravelya v kontekste frantsuzskoy kul’tury nachala 20 v. [Musical and Theatrical Works of M. Ravel in the Context of French Culture at the Beginning of the 20th Century], Moscow : RAM Im. Gnesinykh, 2018. (In Russ.)

Articles in non-recurrent publications
• Khadzhaeva, T. “Folklore.” Karachaevtsy. Balkartsy, Moscow: Nauka, 2014, pp. 522–584. (In Russ.)

Articles in recurrent editions
• Khrust, N. “What to do if you want to compose electroacoustic music?” Muzykal’naya akademiya [Music Academy], no. 2, 2020, pp. 193–219, doi:10.34690/77. (In Russ.)

Dissertations and extended abstracts
• Pereverzeva, M. “Aleatoric as a composition principle.” Doctoral (Art Criticism) Dissertation, Moscow : Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, 2015. (In Russ.)
• Stefanovich, D. “Composer's school of N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov in the context of the development of Russian sacred music.” Extended Abstract of Candidate (Art Criticism) Dissertation, St. Petersburg: Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory, 2016. (In Russ.)

Electronic sources
• Raku, M. “The music of ‘Revolutionary France’ in the early Soviet culture: experiments of historical reconstruction.” Art of Music. Theory and History, no. 14, 2016, pp. 86–112, (accessed 11 May 2019). (In Russ.)
• “Photo Exhibition ‘The history of the Union of Composers of Russia in photos’.” Sayt Soyuza kompozitorov Rossii, (accessed 15 February 2019). (In Russ.)11111


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