About CIM


CIM has its own society (the Society for Interdisciplinary Musicology) and its own international peer-reviewed journal (the Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies). Presenters at each CIM are invited to submit their work for peer-reviewed publication in a special issue of JIMS or may submit to JIMS for publication in a regular issue.

CIM aims to treat equally all music researchers and all musically relevant disciplines, all musicological sub-disciplines and paradigms.

CIM promotes epistemologically distant collaborations. All contributions are encouraged to have at least two authors. Authors should preferably represent two of the following three groups: humanities, sciences, practically oriented disciplines.

CIM focuses on quality rather than quantity and fosters intellectually rigorous debate. Academic standards are promoted by anonymous peer review of submitted abstracts by independent international experts in relevant (sub-) disciplines.