SAMUS: Call for Papers

SAMUS: South African Music Studies

ISSN: 2223-635X

Submission Deadline: 15 May 2021

SAMUS: South African Music Studies is inviting papers for Vol. 41. The publication date is 16 December 2021. Submission Deadline: 15 May 2021.

SAMUSis a fully refereed and South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DoHET) accredited annual journal that provides stimulating accounts of contemporary research in music, and includes a section containing extended book and album reviews that further current debates. The journal’s vision is to be a leading music journal for the publication of high quality research on music in South Africa and the broader African continent. Its mission is to promote and foster research on music in Africa; to encourage African music researchers by publishing articles on a variety of topics; to promote the transformation of music studies in South Africa by actively encouraging historically disadvantaged researchers who are currently underrepresented in academia to participate in the activities of the journal (including reviews and conference reports); and to maintain a high standard of scholarship and of presentation in all that is published in the journal.

SAMUS is the official journal of the South African Society for Research in Music (SASRIM Contents and abstracts are listed in RILM Abstracts, The Music Index, Sabinet Online, and African Journals OnLine. Typical items for publication in SAMUS include articles, interviews, and reports on South African and other musics; reviews of books, scores, software and multimedia products, and recordings; conference reports; news relating to the South African Society for Research in Music (SASRIM) and other news.

Interested contributors are strongly encouraged to submit their manuscripts/papers/reviews/reports to the SAMUS editor, Dr Lindelwa Dalamba, at Reviewers of books, scores, recordings, etc., should send their proposals to Dr Jaco Meyer at In line with the vision to promote the transformation of music studies in South Africa through SAMUS, postgraduate students’ and early career researchers’ submissions are strongly encouraged.

For any additional information, please contact the managing editor, Dr Matildie Wium at