About the Journal

Journal Summary

Journal Muzikologija-Musicology (ISSN 1450-9814, eISSN 2406-0976) is a peer-reviewed academic journal established in 2001 that promotes contemporary Serbian musicological and ethnomusicological research in international circles; at the same time, by including contributions of eminent foreign scholars, it has become an important and reliable source on contemporary musicological and ethnomusicological scientific tendencies and knowledge around the world. It is dedicated to music research as an aesthetical, cultural, historical and social phenomenon, with a primary focus on musicological and ethnomusicological research. The Journal also welcomes approaches from diverse scientific disciplines (history, history of art and literature, ethnology, anthropology, sociology, communicology, semiotics, music psychology etc.) as well as interdisciplinary projects.
Three sections make up the backbone of the magazine. The Main Theme contains original articles related to a specific musicological or ethnomusicological topic. The Varia section contains scientific studies from a wider circle of thematic areas relevant to the artistic, vernacular, and ecclesiastical music traditions. The third section – Scientific Reviews and Polemics – comprises reviews of various musicological and ethnomusicological publications and reports on scientific meetings.
Until 2011 the journal was published annually. Due to an increasing interest among local and international contributors, the Editorial Board decided to start publishing two issues per year (June and December), both in print and in open-access digital format.
The Journal is indexed in the Web of Science, SCOPUS, ERIH PLUS, DOAJ, ProQuest, DoiSerbia, RILM, and in the List of Scientific Journals Categorization of the Ministry of  Science, Technological Development and Innovation of the Republic of Serbia (M23). 

Publisher: Institute of Musicology of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, Serbia

Address: Knez Mihailova 36/IV, 11000 Beograd, Republika Srbija

Contact: [email protected]


Current Issue

No. 35 (2023): Music Festivals
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Estimating that music festivals have not lost their attractiveness as a research topic, despite the relatively large scientific attention they have already received, the editorial board of the journal Muzikologija-Musicology encouraged their reconsideration within the Main Theme of the second issue in 2023 (No. 35). Due to the dynamism of societies and musical cultures, it is possible, and even necessary, to reconsider the circumstances of the creation of festivals, their transformations and disappearances, and their functioning as living organisms within the ecosystem. The relations of the festivals with the music industry, as well as tourist and creative industries, identity politics, socio-cultural context and economy are particularly sensitive. In light of current global efforts to preserve intangible cultural heritage, it is also plausible to consider the role of festivals and the relationship between festivals and traditions in the broadest sense – the influence on the canonization of practices, i.e. on creativity and the commodification of music and musicianship.

Published: 30.12.2023

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