Answer all of SECTION ONE, completely and competently for full grade.
Directions: Select a journal from a discipline that pertains to your specific research interests. In this case the topic is “MUSIC” Use any reference resource (or any online journal or publication in the field or on the topic of MUSIC of all genres and its messaging). SUGGESTION; choose one of these publications to feature and follow the outline of questioning in the instructions to reference each answer, asked below, “BILL BOARD”,”AMERICAN SONGWRITER” OR ROLLINGSTONE, a national publication, reviewing it since its inception. Consider the history, development, major players, subscription rates, publication information, acceptance/publication rates, style manual, editorial board, schools of contributors, kind of work contributed, what gets published, forums/ book reviews. Explore the current trends in topics. Who is the current editor, what is their term, their philosophy. Where is it being edited? Are there editorial prefaces? What do they say?
Write a report that contains the following information. Note, most of this information could be obtained from the most recent issues.
Years of publication and volume numbers (note title changes, if any)
Issues (quarterly? semi-annually?)
Years available in our library (specify if on line volumes are available and where)
Facts of publication (who owns/sponsors the journal, where is it published, cost of subscription)
Current style manual
Specifications for submissions (page limit, format (manuscript or electronic, etc.)
Anything else you think is relevant or interesting.