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Music: Journals/Periodicals

e-Journals A-Z list

Alphabetical list of all the electronic journals that the SU Library Service subscribes to.

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Due to the COVID-19 situation, some hard copy journals might not be available yet.

South African Music Periodicals/Journals

  • African Music: Journal of the International Library of African Music

  • Ars Nova [now Muziki]

  • Herri (Africa Open Institute)

  • Journal of Musical Arts in Africa

  • Musicus

  • Muziki [formerly Ars Nova]

  • NewMusicSA Bulletin

  • Scenaria

  • South African Music Studies (SAMUS)

  • South African Music Teacher (latest issues only online and require a login code. Please contact the Music Library)

  • The Talking Drum

  • Vir die Musiekleier

Please note that all South African music periodicals are not available electronically. Search the Library catalogue (SUNSearch) for copies of or links to these periodicals.

See also Databases & Finding Articles.

Recent publications in Music (IAML)

Predatory Journals and Conferences

Shamseer et al identifies 13 evidence-based characteristics by which predatory journals may potentially be distinguished from presumed legitimate journals. These may be useful for authors who are assessing journals for possible submission.The 13 characteristics are summarized in this article.

Predatory journals

Shamseer et al identifies 13 evidence-based characteristics by which predatory journals may potentially be distinguished from presumed legitimate journals. These may be useful for authors who are assessing journals for possible submission or for others, such as universities evaluating candidates’ publications as part of the hiring process. The 13 characteristics are summarized in this article.

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