About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Archival Notes is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal edited by the Institute of Music and published annually by the Fondazione Giorgio Cini. Contributions feature source-based studies in twentieth and twenty-first century music. The exploration of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini's musical holdings is flanked by specific investigations of musical sources preserved in similar archives. The journal encourages a wide range of approaches and disciplinary perspectives.

Peer Review Policy

All submissions to Archival Notes undergo an initial assessment by the Editorial Board or the Guest Editor(s) involved in a thematic issue. They determine whether manuscripts should proceed to peer review or be outright rejected. Contributions to the "Articles" and "Focus" sections undergo a double-blind peer review process. If a Guest Editor is also the (co-)author of an article or has any other competing interest regarding a specific manuscript, another Guest Editor or an Editorial Board member is assigned to oversee the peer review. Authors receive peer review reports along with the decision regarding the publication of their manuscript.

Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Creative Commons License

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


ISSN 2499-832X