Author Guidelines

Resonancias is an academic journal belonging to the Institute of Music at the Faculty of Arts of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. It publishes reviews, documents and articles in the field of music studies – understood in a broad sense, ranging from musicology and ethnomusicology to other disciplines that inform and intersect them, including but not limited to history, sociology, anthropology, psychology, cognitive sciences, education, cultural studies and other areas of scientific and technological research. Submission must be previously unpublished and either in Spanish, Portuguese or English.

The publication of articles, documents and reviews is free of charge for the authors. Access for readers is also free: all texts (editorials, articles, documents and reviews) can be downloaded as soon as they are published, without users having to register or provide their personal or work information.

Articles should be between 8 000 and 12 000 words, including footnotes, bibliography and annexes.

The Documents section will accept briefer texts -between 3 000 and 6 000 words- that present a new source, be this oral, written or other kinds, and explain their importance for musical research. 

The journal accepts thematic proposals for a collection of texts by potential guest editors, both in its Articles and Documents sections. Each collection should consist of no more than six texts by different authors and, if possible, from diverse institutions and nationalities. Each of full-length articles submitted is peer-reviewed, its final acceptance depending on the reports received. On the other hand, documents are reviewed by the Editorial Board only. Resonancias does not publish closed collections of submissions: each proposal accepted is followed by a call for contributions to expand the number of papers and shorter texts proposed initially.

We accept reviews regarding books, CD/DVDs, and collections, among others. Reviews need to be 2500 - 3200 words. They should situate the publication in relation to existing literature. A brief synthesis of its contents is expected, but the review's main focus should be on providing an analytical and critical evaluation of the contribution of the reviewed object to its field.  

The margins should be 3 cm on each side and 2.5 on the top and bottom. The body of the text should be in Times New Roman font, size 12, and 1.5 spacing. Footnotes should equally be in Times New Roman, but in size 10 and single-spaced. Block-quotes, more than 40 words in length, should be written in Times New Roman, size 11, 1.5 spacing, indentation of 1 cm on each side, 12 points of line spacing before and after and without quotation marks.

Images should be clearly labeled directly underneath, indicating the source and credits. Moreover, all necessary legal authorization for the image’s inclusion and reproduction is solely the responsibility of the author of the text submitted. In addition, each image must be sent separately in JPEG format with a minumum resolution of 1920 x 1080, including clear indications as to where in the text it is located. The minimal pixilation is 300 dpi. We remind the authors to keep in mind that the printed version of our journal is in black and white when preparing their illustrations and graphics to ensure the best possible visualization. Both b/w and color versions are required, and highly contrasting colors are recommended.

All articles must include an abstract (maximum of 200-words) on the first page, outlining the article’s objectives, content and conclusions, both in the language in which it is written as well as in English. Similarly, articles must include 4 – 6 keywords both in the original language as well as in English. Authors must also send a brief 100-word CV in a separate attachment, once again in both languages (1). Album and book reviews, however, will not require abstracts, CVs or keywords.

Any reference to the author’s identity must be omitted from the article itself, in order to guarantee anonymity during the double-blind peer review process.

The author will have the chance to point out beforehand any possible conflict of interests in the context of peer review, so that designated persons are not considered as evaluators. Only well founded objections pertaining individuals, and not intitutions, will be accepted

Lastly, authors must indicate what type of licensing terms they wish to apply to their submission. In the absence of said indication, the terms listed in the “intellectual property” section will be applied by default.

Submissions should be sent by email to:

Audiovisual material can be sent by email to or to the following address:

Instituto de Música de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Avda. Jaime Guzmán 3300-Campus Oriente.
Providencia, Santiago, Chile.

The bibliographical format used is that of the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of style. In this sense, in-text cititations will follow the author-date system. For more detailed information, please consult the journal’s Editorial Guidelines, as well as the Chicago Manuel of Style, available online at:

The authors or co-authors who publish a paper in Resonancias will have a following restriction of one year (two issues) before another work by them can be published. In the case they would like to make a new submission within that timeframe, the proposal will go through the regular evaluation process, but, if accepted, it will be held in waiting until the restriction period is due.


 1. If the contribution is originally in English, then the abstract, keywords, and CV will only be requested in said language.