Music Theory Online was launched experimentally in March
1993, after which issues 0.1 through 0.11 were published. Its permanent status was marked in
January 1995 with the publication of Volume 1.1. MTO contains articles, commentaries on
articles from previous issues, reviews, and essays all related to the field of professional music theory.
MTO is peer reviewed and is indexed in RILM, Music Index, and other
periodical indexes. MTO is accessible free of charge through the World-Wide Web.
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The Society for Music Theory also publishes the print journal Music Theory Spectrum, which is
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Lee Rothfarb (University of California, Santa Barbara)
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Music Theory Online, all participants (reviewers and editors) agree to disclose any relationships that could be perceived as presenting a conflict of interest. In the case of any such disclosed relationship, arrangements for alternate reviewers and/or editors will generally be made. Alternative arrangements may be waived if it is determined that the participant is in an ideal position to engage in robust and informed scholarly dialogue, and if the participant agrees to act in good faith, minimizing any potential conflict.
Thanks are due to the following institutions for generous support:
University of Colorado Boulder (2012- )
Wesleyan University (2011-2012)
Florida State University (2008-2011)
University of Houston (2002-2008)
Indiana University (1999-2002)
The University of California, Santa Barbara (1994-1998)
The Society for Music Theory (1995- )
Harvard University (1992-94)
Prepared by Brent Yorgason, Managing Editor
Updated September 24 2014