Sound Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Sound Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Michael Bull, Professor of Sound Studies, University of Sussex, UK
Veit Erlmann, Professor of Ethnomusicology and Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Call for Papers
Sound Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal will be an international, peer reviewed and inter-disciplinary journal in sound studies, providing a unique forum for the development of the subject within a range of disciplines such as history, sociology, media and cultural studies, film studies, anthropology, philosophy, urban studies, architecture, arts and performance studies. The journal will encourage the study and research of sound by publishing submissions that are interdisciplinary, theoretical, empirically rich and critical in nature and situated at the cutting edge of sound studies. It will build upon the pioneering work of key academics in the field such as Veit Erlmann, Douglas Kahn and Jonathan Sterne, and encourage further innovative thinking.

For its inaugural issue Sound Studies invites original work on any aspect of sound that meets the above criteria.
(Print): ISSN 2055-1940
(Online): ISSN 2055-1959

Paper submission, if you wish to be considered for the first issue: 15 August 2014
Notification of acceptance: 15 October 2014
Final Draft submitted to editors: 15 November 2014

Initially, please submit an abstract of between 300-500 words, accompanied by a C.V. to the editors at ( If you would like your article to be considered for inclusion in the first issue of Sound Studies then abstracts should be submitted no later than 15 May 2014. Full manuscripts would need to be submitted no later than 15 August 2014. Articles submitted after this date will be considered for future issues of the journal.

For more information, and a copy of the journal’s style guide, contact the editors at

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