The Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey invites scholars, researchers, and artists to submit proposals for research articles, reviews, and oral histories for upcoming issues of the Journal of Jazz Studies in its new iteration.

The Journal of Jazz Studies is an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal, published by the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Addressed to specialists and fans alike, the JJS provides a forum for the ever-expanding range and depth of jazz scholarship, from technical analyses to oral history to bibliography to cultural interpretation. The JJS has undergone reinvigoration in 2021 to reflect the diverse and inclusive nature of jazz scholarship, broadly defined.

The JJS is devoted to publishing leading-edge research on jazz from diverse perspectives. We welcome myriad methodological approaches, including historical and ethnographic research that speaks about jazz. We seek to expand the journal’s scope to include scholarship that cross-examines a range of issues connecting music, race, class, gender, and other realms of social practice, drawing on recent trends in humanities scholarship.

Submitted manuscripts should be accessible to a broad jazz audience, not just to other specialists within the writer’s subfield. Detailed guidelines for those interested in submitting to the journal can be found here: