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ABOUT OPUS

Founded in 1989, OPUS is a semi-annual journal with the aim to widely promote musical knowledge by exploring practical, theoretical, historical, political, cultural and/or interdisciplinary aspects of music while fostering innovative technical perspectives. A scientific journal of the Associação Nacional de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação em Música [National Association of Music Research and Postgraduate] — ANPPOM — its primary focus is to provide a broad overview of the most representative research on music in Brazil.

OPUS is indexed in the Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) and classified in the A2 stratum by CAPES/Qualis Periódicos (2012), and welcomes collaborators from Brazil and abroad. The current venue is an online version, publishing articles, reviews and interviews in Portuguese, Spanish and English on a continuous basis.

Submissions should be sent to opus@anppom.com.br.

The main requirement for publication of an article in OPUS is to submit a text dealing with the proposed subject that demonstrates: consistency, relevance and importance of the subject; the context, moment in time, and area(s) of the field; the definition and relevance of the objectives; scientific fundamentals; clarity in presentation, appropriateness and application of methodology; consistency, clarity and fluency of the writing of the text and its closing remarks; updated bibliography which relevant to the subject.

The main requirement for publication of a review in OPUS is to submit a critical review of a recent publication and/or historical reference for music research. The reviews may introduce and critically analyze a single work or consider multiple reviews, critically discussing complementing or diverging points of two to five works. Aspects considered for evaluation of the writing are: consistency, relevance and importance of the subject, context, moment in time, and area(s) of the field; critical presentation(s) of review copy(ies); consistency, clarity and fluency of writing.

The main requirement for publication of an interview in OPUS is to present considerations on an up and coming personality in a proposed subject with a well-defined focus. Aspects considered for evaluation of the writing are: consistency, relevance and importance of the subject; context, moment, and area(s); definition and relevance of the issues raised by the interviewer; clarity in the presentation of both the written introduction to the interview and the dialogue; consistency, clarity and fluency in writing.

The process of reviewing a work includes a preliminary assessment by the Editorial Board in regards to its relevance to the editorial line of OPUS. Then, each article, review, or interview is evaluated by ad hoc reviewers through the process of blind peer review (double blind review), to preserve the identity of collaborators and consultants. In the case of a tie, a new blind review is requested by a third reviewer. In order to ensure that OPUS meets international standards of quality, whenever appropriate and possible, we request that peer reviews be conducted by a Brazilian or foreign specialist based in a Brazilian university, and by a Brazilian or foreigner based in a foreign university.

The texts submitted must be originals (not previously published in national or foreign periodicals); prior oral presentations in symposia are accepted; texts that constitute extended versions of texts pre-published in the proceedings of congresses must show this information on the front page, and the ad hoc reviewers will evaluate the sufficiency of the deepening. The content of each article, review, or interview is the entire responsibility of its author. Authors whose texts have been approved will waive their copyrights for publishing in printed and electronic formats providing both exclusivity and originality of the text for a period of 2 (two) years, from the date of publication in the Review. Remember that citations from parts of the article are permitted as long as the source is identified.

In order for a Brazilian collaborator to submit an article, review or interview, he/she must be a member of ANPPOM and their dues up to date.

ISSN 0103-7412 (printed version)
ISSN 1517-7017 (online version)