The Polish Music Journal is an academic, peer-reviewed publication devoted to musicological studies of Polish music and music in Poland. The term "Polish music" refers to music by Polish composers created in Poland and abroad, as well as to music by members of any of the ethnic minorities living within the historically-changeable borders of Poland.
The Journal's purpose is to provide a convenient, modern forum for publication of studies of the music that is not well known in the West. The editors wish to fill in the gap between the Polish researchers, publishing in their native language, and the English-speaking world. In order to make use of the capabilities of the electronic media, the Journal includes scanned musical examples (score excerpts), illustrations, abstracts, bibliographies, hypertext notes, reprints of historical documents and source material, and other features. The Journal is published electronically by the Polish Music Center at the University of Southern California. Submissions to the PMJ are evaluated by an international group of experts in Polish music and prepared by the editorial offices at the Polish Music Center, under the guidance of Maja Trochimczyk. The creation of the Journal in 1998 was motivated by a necessity to expand the number and quality of publication venues for research on Polish music and creating a presentation forum for papers awarded prizes in the annual research competition, Stefan and Wanda Wilk Prizes for Research in Polish Music (organized by the PMC since 1985). The Journal is now listed in over 200 library catalogs, including WorldCat, various OCLC listings, the catalogue of the Library of Congress, etc. Abstracts for the articles are included in the online database, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature. Wilk Prizes appear in the following volumes of the Journal: 1, no. 1 (1998); 2, no. 1 (1999); 3, no. 2 (2000); 5, no. 1 (2002). The 1999 and 2000 volumes of the Journal are dedicated to the music of Fryderyk Chopin; vol. 3, no. 1, "Transformations of Chopin's Style," is guest-edited by Maciej Gołąb. The 2001 volume of the Polish Music Journal is dedicated to the life and music of Ignacy Jan Paderewski and his contemporaries (vol. 4, no. 1: "Paderewski and Polish Emigres to America;" vol. 4, no. 2: "The Unknown Paderewski"). The 2002 volume presents the music of Grażyna Bacewicz, Maria Szymanowska and Zygmunt Stojowski (vol. 5, no. 1: "Bacewicz and Wilk Prizes 2001;" vol. 5, no. 2: "Zygmunt Stojowski and His Times"). The 2003 volume brings together papers from two conferences organized by the PMC at USC in 1997 and 1998 (vol. 6, no. 1: "Polish Jewish Music: Sources and Studies;" vol. 6, no. 2: "The Music of Henryk Górecki").
Editor and Editorial Board.
Polish Music Center.
Notes for Contributors.
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NOTE: The graphic design of the Polish Music Journal includes the
the country's emblem used during the reign of Jan III Sobieski,
featured on a tapestry by Anna Rohozinska, held at the PMC
(scanning and design M.Depinski from a photograph by M. A. Harley).