Call for Papers


To submit your abstract or full paper for consideration, please use the EasyChair system. Peer review takes up to a month after submitting an application.

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Call for Papers deadlines

For Authors and Presenters who intend to be published in the conference proceedings Vol.1:
– Regular paper submission until December 15, 2020
– Last Call paper submission until January 15, 2021

For Authors and Presenters who intend to be published in the conference proceedings Vol.2:
– Last Call paper submission until April 23, 2021

For Presenters without publication:
– Last Call abstract submission until March 15, 2021

We invite papers on the following topics

1. Music theory

  • Theoretical concepts of music in general and its individual aspects (pitch structures, rhythm, counterpoint, etc.).
  • Musical epistemology.
  • The lingual and non-lingual aspects of music.
  • Problems and methods of musical analysis.
  • Musical-theoretical systems: a variety of approaches to the understanding of music by theorists of different times and peoples.

2. Music and biology. Relationship of physiological and psychological aspects in music research

  • Musical activity as a component of mental and nervous activity.
  • Neurological studies of musical thinking.
  • Experimental study of intonation as a musical phenomenon and as a phenomenon of verbal language.
  • Musical activity at early stages of a human formation (pre-verbal period).

3. Psychology and physiology of musical perception

4. Origin, formation and evolution of musical activity according to anthropology, ethnography, paleography

5. The diversity of forms of musical thinking in different cultures and in different epochs

  • Differences and similarities in pitch and rhythmic structures in different musical cultures.
  • Discoveries in the field of musical paleography.

6. Music and mathematics

  • Mathematical methods in music-theoretical research.
  • Mathematical methods in experimental studies of musical activity and sound perception.
  • Links and analogies between musical thinking and mathematical thinking.

7. Music and acoustics

  • Acoustic factors in musical thinking and perception.
  • Psychoacoustics.
  • The phenomenon of timbre and the phenomenon of harmony from the standpoint of acoustics.
  • New approaches to the theory of musical tunings.

8. Animal sound activity

  • The problem of revealing musical specificity in sound activity of animals.

9. Philosophical paradigms of music-theoretical, natural science, mathematical and humanitarian aspects of the study of music in their specificity and interconnection

10. Music technology from a scientific perspective

  • The scientific principles of digital technologies for musical activity (music analysis, education, sound recognition, etc.).
  • Digital technologies as tools for research of music composition, performing, and perception.
  • Artificial Intelligence.
  • Philosophical, culturological, sociological aspects of the presence of digital technologies in the field of music, communication, and education.

Note: the topics proposed within these areas are intended to focus the attention of researchers on important issues, but are not mandatory. Each area contains a variety of topics that are not on the list, but are of significant interest.

We welcome researches that are not limited to individual fields, but make the connections between them, and combine the methods of the different sciences in the study of music.

Submission Guidelines


All works must be in English. To present your research, submit an abstract to the Easychair system for review. To present and publish your research, submit a full paper to the Easychair system for review. The exclusivity of papers applied for publication is mandatory.

The manuscript should be 8 – 10 pages and follow the IMRaD format:

  • Title
  • Authors
  • Abstract (up to 250 words)
  • Keywords (5-7)
  • Introduction
  • Materials and methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • References (at least 20 items)


Please read the detailed Elsevier Publication Ethics (based on Elsevier recommendations and COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors). If a paper contains figures or tables taken from other sources, the author must get the respective permission for reproduction of them from the corresponding publishers..


Number of authors in a single paper is 4 persons maximum. One person can be the author of not more than 2 articles. The corresponding author is the person chosen within the group to be responsible for all contact and correspondence with the periodical. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors (and no one inappropriate co-authors) are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.