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Editor's Message

1. Boethius takes over

2. UCSB Funds MTO

3. Submissions

4. Co-editorial Board


1. Boethius takes over

The long-anticipated day has finally arrived. MTO and the other SMT networking services now operate entirely from our Internet host, boethius.

The main Web pages are:

  • http://societymusictheory.org/boethius.html (master page)
  • http://societymusictheory.org/mto/index.html (MTO services)
  • http://societymusictheory.org/ (SMT services)
Please take note! Due to some changes in directory structure and in the our Web server's configuration, these URLs differ slightly from those given in the Editor's Message in MTO 1.4 (July, 1995).

FTP and Gopher Addresses:

  • Anonymous FTP: societymusictheory.org
    See the MTO guide (mto-guide.txt) and SMT guide (smt-guide.txt) for details on the directory structure. An alternate FTP site is located at the University of North Texas: smtftp.acs.unt.edu
  • Gopher: societymusictheory.org
    The main menu has options for MTO and the SMT Email Conference.
  • An alternate gopher site has been established by Philip Baczewski at the University of North Texas (Denton): smtgopher.acs.unt.edu
The individual networking services include:
  • MTO (the subscriber mailing list)
    mto-list@societymusictheory.org (only for announcements and TOC distribution, not for communication among subscribers)
  • mto-talk (MTO's associated discussion forum)
    mto-talk@societymusictheory.org
    subscription: listproc@societymusictheory.org
  • MTO FileServer (for retrieving MTO items by email)
    mto-serv@societymusictheory.org
  • MTO Database (online index of MTO articles, reviews, and commentaries)
    mto-serv@societymusictheory.org

  • SMT Email Conference (SMT's electronic discussion forum)
    smt-list@societymusictheory.org
    subscription: listproc@societymusictheory.org
  • FileServer (for retrieving SMT related material)
    smt-serv@societymusictheory.org
  • Online Bibliographic Database (indexes articles and reviews in theory journals)
    smt-serv@societymusictheory.org
  • SMT Help Desk (Patrick Shove)
    smt-help@societymusictheory.org
Many thanks to Robert Judd, MTO Manager, for the detailed work of revising the main Web pages to accomodate the new directory structure; and to Philip Baczewski for providing computer resources to establish the alternate gopher site. A third site, for archiving graphic and sound files, is in planning at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, to be set up and maintained by John Schaffer.

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2. UCSB Funds MTO

The College of Letters and Science at UC Santa Barbara has generously granted MTO the sum of $3,000 for supporting and developing the journal during the 1995-96 academic year, with a possibility for renewal in 1996-97, pending review. The proposal I submitted for funding was the first of its kind at UCSB, and I am grateful for the University's progressive attitude toward scholarly electronic publishing, and its recognition of our accomplishments so far. The money will be used to pay for proofreading and copyediting, as well as for technical assistance and equipment.

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3. Submissions

One of UCSB's considerations for continued funding of MTO is the number and quality of its submissions. The Co-editorial Board and I have actively sought essays to supplment unsolicited submissions. We hope that the number of essays submitted for review will rise this year, now that MTO has a home and has established itself as a scholarly publication over the past several years. The possibility of multimedia articles in music is exciting and offers opportunities to define new ways of presenting our research. With your contributions, MTO will remain an important medium for bringing new ideas to a worldwide community of those interested in music theory and, through interactive publishing (MTO commentaries and mto-talk), can be a unique vehicle for shaping those ideas.

Prospective authors should read the document authors.txt, available in the MTO archives), and are encouraged to look into preparing an HTML version of their work, along with a standard, plain-text version (ASCII). Robert Judd has prepared a guide to HTML editors, complete with links for retrieving the necessary software

Essays should be submitted to the MTO General Editor. Those interested in writing a review for the journal should contact the Reviews Editor, Brian Alegant. We look forward to receiving your submissions.

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4. Co-editorial Board

The Co-editorial Board of MTO is appointed by the SMT President in consultation with the Publications Committee. It currently consists of the following members:

We invite your comments and suggestions.

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Lee A. Rothfarb, General Editor
Music Theory Online
University of California, Santa Barbara
mto-editor@societymusictheory.org

Updated 03 July 2013
Brent Yorgason

SMT