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Author Guidelines

Praxis invites scholars, performers and practicing music educators to submit articles pertaining to all aspects music education and teaching.  Articles submitted will be subject to peer review. Praxis also welcomes suggestions for topics for discussion in future editions. In addition, Praxis encourages readers to submit references and/or links to resources, articles, and other information that they have found to be relevant to music education and teaching.

Praxis encourages the use of links and embedded resources available to electronic publishing.

Articles should be submitted as a Microsoft Word Document to the Editor-in-Chief of Praxis, Brian Gibbs, at Submissions should include:

  • two or three summary sentences that may be used as an abstract or introduction for a link to the article, if published
  • a suggested list of keywords for search and reference
  • a brief biography and a link to your full biography online, if available

All links to sources or materials should be verified for accuracy before submission. 

Praxis conforms to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.


Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • Submit BLIND COPY with all author names removed for peer-review.

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