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The Journal of Creative Music Systems (JCMS) aims to advance the development of computational creative systems in the domain of music. JCMS is an open access journal focusing on computer systems which generate, perform or analyse music, and which either demonstrate a distinct degree of creativity or which shed light on the nature of creativity. Empirical articles, which focus on the design and implementation of new techniques; as well as theoretical papers, which investigate the scientific and philosophical foundations of music-creative systems, are encouraged. In recognition of the inherent interdisciplinarity of the area, JCMS encourages submission of articles at the intersection of different fields, such as music (theory, analysis, history), artificial intelligence, music information retrieval (MIR), cognitive science, evolutionary theory, mathematics and philosophy.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.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:
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.Licences
Journal of Creative Music Systems allows the following licences for submission:
JCMS does not charge a publication fee. Funding is provided by the University of Huddersfield Press.Publication Cycle
JCMS is published by the University of Huddersfield Press (http://unipress.hud.ac.uk). Work is published under a volume number. Volumes are numbered yearly.Sections