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Music Education

Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education
ACT publishes refereed and invited critical, analytical, theoretical, and policy development articles of international interest that illuminate, extend or challenge the Action Ideals of the MayDay Group. Research based in and across a variety of disciplinary perspectives is thus encouraged and welcomed: e.g., education, music, philosophy, sociology, history, psychology, curriculum. Published/Hosted by Mayday Group.

GEMS (Gender, Education, Music, and Society)
GEMS is a peer-reviewed, on-line journal that brings together dynamic, critical interdisciplinary research at the myriad intersections between gender, education, music and society. 

Journal of Music History Pedagogy
Bi-annual, peer-reviewed, open-access, on-line journal dedicated to the publication of original articles and reviews related to teaching music history of all levels (undergraduate, graduate, or general studies) and disciplines (western, non-western, concert and popular musics).

Music Education Research International (MERI)
Annual refereed research journal published online  by the Center for Music Education Research, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

Review of Research in Human Learning and Music (RRHLM)
Publishes reviews of literature related to the various dimensions of music activity in the human experience. RRHLM provides teachers, musicians, scientists, and other scholars current information about music learning, music performance, music perception, and the effects of music on multiple aspects of human functioning.

Visions of Research in Music Education
Fully refereed critical journal appearing exclusively on the Internet.

International journal for music therapy published by GAMUT,
Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre, University of Bergen (Norway). The journal publishes accessible texts in a range of genres.

Music: General

DOAJ: Music 
List of open access music journals from the  D O A J : Directory of Open Access Journals.

Open Access Music Journals: List of open access music journals.

Music Library Guide
by Christopher Mehrens 
Head of Music Library, ASU Library

The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-three Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.