Purpose & Copyright


The purpose of Research and Issues in Music Education (RIME) is to provide a forum devoted to thorough research and commentary that energizes, informs, advances, and reforms the practice and pedagogy of music teaching.

The online format of RIME brings music education research into real time, with the possibility of publishing articles immediately upon acceptance rather than being bound by artificial publication dates and deadlines or unnecessary restraints on length. While articles and forums are catalogued for citation purposes in biannual issues, RIME volumes and issues are flexibly determined and research, past and present, published by the journal will be continually available from the web site in its entirety.

An electronic format also allows the journal to present material in a more comprehensive format than is typically available with traditional print media. Interactive materials can be linked from the body of a manuscript, and appropriate sound and/or video files that support or illustrate research can be included.


Authors of manuscripts accepted for publication by RIME assign the right to publish and distribute their text electronically and to make it permanently retrievable electronically from the RIME archives. Authors retain the copyright of RIME published manuscripts and after their work has appeared in RIME, authors may publish their text as they wish--electronically or print--if they clearly acknowledge RIME as its original source.

Only in special cases agreed upon in advance will contributions be considered by the editors of RIME that have been previously published elsewhere.

Authors submitting manuscripts to RIME should understand that online publishing is a new and ever-changing arena where authors and publishers are not always able to control unauthorized copying or editing of copyright protected works.

Permission is hereby granted to copy any article in RIME provided that Research and Issues in Music Education is credited and copies are not sold. Requests for permission to reprint materials occurring in RIME should be directed to the editor.