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About the Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music: A Message from the Editor

This first issue of the Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music has been edited by the Publications Committee of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music and is presented to the membership of the Society as a prototype for the official journal of the Society. In it we have sought to demonstrate that an electronic journal can both uphold the high standards of scholarly publication associated with a traditional printed journal and explore the increased possibilities that this new medium offers.

Since an electronic journal has no page numbers, we have numbered each paragraph in order to facilitate citation. Because these paragraph numbers, unlike page numbers, refer only to the article in question and not to the issue as a whole, we further suggest that the first citation to an article from JSCM include the URL as found at the beginning of the article. For example, a footnote to Jonathan Glixon's article might read:

Jonathan Glixon, "Far il buon concerto: Music at the Venetian Scuole Piccole in the Seventeenth Century," Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music 1 (1995) <http://www.sscm-jscm.org/v1/no1/glixon.html>, par. 2.3.

Sally Sanford's article both demonstrates the wonderful possibilities of this new medium and stretches the limits of its current technology. It can require more than fifteen minutes to download an audio example that takes only eighteen seconds to play; the time varies with the browser as well as modem speed or the nature of your network connection. If your software enables you to save audio examples to the disk after playing them, you might want to take advantage of this option to make repeated listening of the examples more efficient (we hope in the future to provide an option to download the audio files ahead of time). Those audio files occupy a considerable amount of disk space, however, and for this reason we don't anticipate publishing another article with so many audio examples until the technology improves.

We look forward to receiving your comments on this issue. Please direct your discussion of the substance of a particular article to the SSCM-L; you'll find the subscription information on the SSCM home page. We intend to append a digest of the discussion to the article itself. Please send comments of a general or technical nature to John Howard (John_Howard@Harvard.edu); we would like to know, for example, what browser you are using and how well it works for the Journal.

I would like to thank our current authors -- Jonathan Glixon, Ellen Rosand, and Sally Sanford -- for their willingness to act as pioneers in this exciting new venture. Now that they have shown the way, I trust many more will follow. My thanks go also to the other members of the Publications Committee -- Stewart Carter, Robert Judd, and Darwin Scott -- and most especially to the Committee Chair, John Howard, without whose expertise, good will, and hard work this journal would never have come into being.

Kerala J. Snyder (kerala.snyder@rochester.edu)

Eastman School of Music

 
 

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