Submit an abstract

Thanks to all for their abstracts! Submission is now closed. Decisions will be released in mid-April.


For posterity, here is the call for submissions:
Abstract submission is now open. Click here to begin the submission process. Make sure to give yourself ample time to upload, in case you encounter any unanticipated difficulties. Submissions close on Feb. 15, 2017 at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

Format for individual submissions

Abstracts for presentations should be no longer than 300 words and should describe the motivation, methodology, results, and implications to the degree that this information is available at the time of submission. Empirical contributions should refer to the stimuli/corpus, methodology, and data collected. NOTE: abstracts that include analyzed results, as opposed to promissory speculations about data not yet analyzed, will be preferred in the review process. Theoretical contributions are also welcome, provided that the connection to music perception and cognition is made clear through discussion of aims, methods, and/or results. NOTE: as we are using a blinded review, do not include any author names in the abstract.


Format for symposium proposals

We welcome proposals for symposia or panel discussions. A brief description (no more than 300 words) of the theme, goals, and merits of the symposium as a whole should be pasted into the plain text box on the submission website, with the organizer(s) as authors.


Individual abstracts within a symposium (each conforming to the standard specifications) should be put in a single pdf document and uploaded as supplementary information. NOTE: as we are using a blinded review, make sure that no author names are included in this document. These proposals will be reviewed as a whole package, so if individual contributors wish to have their talks reviewed individually (for consideration in the general program in case the Symposium is not accepted), they will need to submit them individually as well.


The link to submit supplementary information is present on your ‘author console’, so return there after submitting the symposium abstract and from there upload it.


Review Process

Each submitted abstract will be peer-reviewed by 2 to 3 of your colleagues. Please make sure to select subject areas accurately, as that is how reviewers will be matched. The review process will be double-blind, so keep in mind that reviewers will only see the title and abstract.


NB: Confirmation is not sent from the submission web site automatically, but you can send yourself a confirmation email by clicking the email icon in the upper right of the screen after submission.

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