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Copyright Notice

JCMS provides free online access to its content. Work is published under a Creative Commons license, which provides unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The Creative Commons License states that: "You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work". Copyrights for work published in the journal remain with its author(s).

The citation of work published in JCMS must include: the name(s) of the author(s), the name of the journal, the volume and the full URL of the item.


Journal of Creative Music Systems allows the following licences for submission:

  • CC BY 4.0 - More Information  
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
Publication Fees

JCMS does not charge a publication fee. Funding is provided by the University of Huddersfield Press.

Peer Review

All submissions are double-blind peer-reviewed. Manuscripts are initially reviewed by the editorial team. Papers which meet our editorial criteria are sent for formal review. The editors will make a decision based on reviewers' assessments according to the following options:

  • Accept: the manuscript is published unchanged.
  • Minor revisions: the manuscript requires minor changes, and will be published once those have been completed satisfactorily.
  • Major revisions: the manuscript needs substantial reworking and will thereafter require another round of review.
  • Reject: the manuscript is not suitable for publication.

JCMS is committed to a fast review process. We intend to provide authors with feedback within two months of submission, and to publish manuscripts within one month of final acceptance.

Publication Cycle

JCMS is published by the University of Huddersfield Press ( Work is published under a volume number. Volumes are numbered yearly.


Public Submissions

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Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The University of Huddersfield Press follows the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). As such, the Press and affiliated Editors adhere to the COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors  and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers . This includes but is not limited to:

- Publishers and editors take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred
- In no case shall the publisher or editors encourage misconduct, or knowingly allow misconduct to take place
- In the event that the publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct the publisher or editor shall deal with allegations appropriately
- The publisher and editors will publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed

Preservation of published content

The University of Huddersfield Press provides content to the preservation service Portico via the Janeway publication platform

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