Best Paper Award 2024: Musicologica Austriaca – Journal for Austrian Music Studies

Entry deadline: 30 June 2024

The Austrian Musicological Society (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Musikwissenschaft) is awarding a prize for the best academic paper on the broad topic of music and musical culture in or from Austria.

Researchers from all musicological fields and related disciplines are encouraged to participate. They welcome all methodological perspectives on music, musicians, and musical culture associated with Austria in a broad sense.

The unpublished article should not exceed a length of 10,000 words (including notes) and must be submitted in English or German. The evaluation of submissions will be conducted by a jury appointed by the board of directors of the Austrian Musicological Society and the award-winning text will be published as an English-language open access article in Musicologica Austriaca, free of charge. Articles that make use of the possibilities of multimedia (image, audio, and video files) are particularly encouraged. Any copyright issues should be clarified by the author, but this can also be done subsequent to receiving the award.

Please submit your article as MS Word file to musau[at] by June 30, 2024. As the text will be reviewed anonymously, it must not contain any indication as to the author’s identity. Hinting at the author’s identity will lead the jury to deem articles ineligible.

The winner will receive a 1.000€ prize that will be awarded at the 2024 business meeting of the Austrian Musicological Society as part of its annual conference.

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