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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.
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.
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.
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.
- CC BY-ND 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. NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
JCMS does not charge a publication fee. Funding is provided by the University of Huddersfield Press.
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.
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