Call for Submissions


The Institute of Jazz Studies seeks manuscript submissions and proposals for all sections of the Journal of Jazz Studies.

An open-access, peer-reviewed online journal published by the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University-Newark, the Journal of Jazz Studies (JJS) is dedicated to publishing leading-edge research on all aspects and iterations of jazz. The journal welcomes contributions from myriad disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, including but not limited to musicology, ethnomusicology, history, cultural studies, music theory, and criticism. Submitted manuscripts should be accessible to a broad jazz audience.

In addition to traditional peer-review research articles, the JJS invites proposals/submissions for "The Bridge" (1,500-5,000 words in length) where we encourage reflections, discussions, provocations, and commemorations, as well as creative and speculative writing, oral histories, photo and sound essays. The Bridge celebrates work that is experiential and experimental, polyrhythmic and polyvocal, collaborative or community focused, interdisciplinary or even undisciplined. Submissions to The Bridge will receive editorial review from the section editor and/or a member of the JJS review board. To discuss your submission or submit a proposal, please contact the section editor Dr. Lawrence Davies (

The editorial team is committed to providing potential contributors an efficient review process (peer-review when applicable) and communicating publication decisions and/or requests for revisions in a timely manner.  

Detailed guidelines for those interested in submitting to the journal can be found here:

Questions? Contact the journal’s managing editor, Sean Lorre (