Jazz Education in Research and Practice

Jazz Education in Research and Practice explores diverse topics of jazz scholarship and its applications to pedagogy. The journal provides a forum for interaction and exchange between researchers and practitioners grounded in scholarship. It was developed by and is an extension of the Jazz Education Network Research Interest Group (JENRing) founded in 2014 under the umbrella of the Jazz Education Network (JEN). The journal aims to be inclusive of a wide range of perspectives, from musicology to cultural studies, from psychology to business, that can be applied in the field. In this respect, the editors particularly welcome articles that provide models, resources, and effective techniques for the teaching and learning of the art form.

Journal Details

  • Frequency: annually
  • ISSN: 2639-7668
  • eISSN: 2639-7676
  • Keywords: Education, Music
  • First Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1 (January 2020)

Additional Information

Editorial Details

Editorial Office Contact Information
Monika Herzig
Jazz Education in Research and Practice
1315 E. 10th St.
SPEA 433
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana USA
Email: mherzig@indiana.edu


  • Monika Herzig, Indiana University
  • Harry Price, Kennesaw State University
  • Martin Norgaard, Georgia State University
  • Kevin Watson, Western University

Managing Editor

  • IU Graduate Assistant

Editorial Board

  • William Bares, UNC Asheville
  • Andrew Berish, University of South Florida
  • Amy Brandon
  • Mario Dunkel, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
  • Magdalena Fuernkranz, Universitaet fuer Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Wien
  • Monika Herzig, Indiana University
  • Steve Holley
  • Kevin Jones, Florida State University
  • Michael Kahr, Kunstuniversitaet Graz
  • Wolfram Knauer, Jazzinstitut Darmstadt
  • Eugene Marlow, University of New York
  • John Murphy, University of North Texas
  • Martin Norgaard, Georgia State University
  • Harry Price, Kennesaw State University
  • James Reddan, Western Oregon University
  • Russ Spiegel, Barry University
  • Elizabeth Surles, Rutgers University (Jazz Research Library)
  • Kevin Watson, Western University
  • Greg Yasinitsky, Washington State University

Submission Info

Authors may view the journal's style guide and submit manuscripts for consideration via the journal's online submissions portal: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/iupjournals/index.php/jazz/index. Inquiries concerning manuscript submission should be directed to the editorial staff at mherzig@indiana.edu.

Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Jazz Education in Research and Practice (JERP) is dedicated to following best practices on ethical matters, errors, and retractions. The prevention of publication malpractice is one of the important responsibilities of the editorial board. Any kind of unethical behavior is not acceptable, and JERP does not tolerate plagiarism in any form. Authors submitting articles to JERP affirm that manuscript contents are original and have not been submitted to any other journal.

The following duties outlined for editors, authors, and reviewers are based on the AACE guidelines, which are in turn based on the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors. Editors, authors, and reviewers will also adhere to the AACE and SITE submission guideline policies.

Duties of Editor

Publication Decisions: Based on the review report of the editorial review board, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript.

Review of Manuscripts: Each editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality. Following desk review, the manuscript will be sent out for blind peer review, which the editors will use to determine whether to accept, reject, or request revisions for the manuscript.

Fair Review: The editors must ensure that each manuscript received by JERP is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors.

Confidentiality: The editors must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: The editors of JERP will not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research without written consent of the author.

Duties of Authors

Reporting Standards: Authors should present an accurate account of their original research as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Manuscripts will follow the submission guidelines of the journal.

Originality: Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work.

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications: Authors should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently. It is also expected that the author will not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal.

Acknowledgement of Sources: Authors should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have been influential in the research work.

Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors.

Data Access and Retention: Authors should provide raw data if allowable by the researcher’s institutional review board related to their manuscript for editorial review and must retain such data.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works: If at any point of time, the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in submitted manuscript, then the error or inaccuracy must be reported to the editor.

Duties of Reviewers

Confidentiality: Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information.

Acknowledgement of Sources: Manuscript reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research. Any kind of similarity or overlap between the manuscripts under consideration or with any other published paper of which reviewer has personal knowledge must be immediately brought to the editor's notice.

Standards of Objectivity: Review of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively and the reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Promptness: In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editor, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer.

The ethical guidelines for peer reviewers can be found here