South African Music Studies: Editorial Policies

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Focus and Scope

SAMUS: South African Music Studies is the official organ for the South African Society for Research in Music (SASRIM). It gives priority to the publication of research on South African music, but continues to represent the wider field of research interests in the country and in the rest of Africa. The journal invites work from any of the sub-disciplines in music studies, including musicology, ethnomusicology, popular music studies, music theory and music education, as well as research that draws connections between music and other fields in the arts and humanities.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Publication Frequency

The journal is published once a year


South African Society for Research in Music

Previously called the Musicological Society of Southern Africa: For details about membership, see


SAMUS Editorial and Advisory Board

Editor:s Nishlyn Ramanna (Rhodes University)
Jeffrey Brukman (Rhodes University)

Editorial Board:Kofi Agawu (Princeton University, USA), Gregory Barz (Vanderbilt University, USA), Paul Berliner (Duke University, USA), Geoffrey Chew (Royal Holloway College, UK), Nicholas Cook (Royal Holloway College, UK), James Davies (UC Berkeley, USA), Veit Erlmann (University of Texas at Austin, USA), Jaco Kruger (North-West University, SA), Winfried Lüdemann (University of Stellenbosch, SA), Louise Meintjes (Duke University, US), Carol Ann Muller (University of Pennsylvania, USA), Roger Parker (King’s College London, UK), Martin Scherzinger (Eastman College of Music, USA)

Advisors: Gary Baines (Rhodes University), Paulette Coetzee (Rhodes University), Chats Devroop (Tshwane University of Technology), Marian Friedman (University of the Witwatersrand), Shirli Gilbert (University of Southampton), John Hinch (University of Pretoria), Liezl-Maret Jacobs (University of KwaZulu-Natal), Marie Jorritsma (University of the Witwatersrand), Caroline van Niekerk (University of Pretoria), Michael Nixon (University of Cape Town), Kathryn Olsen (University of KwaZulu-Natal), Zelda Potgieter (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University), François du Toit (University of Cape Town), Les Tung (Kalamazoo University), Martin Watt (University of Cape Town)

ISSN: 0258-509X
AJOL African Journals Online