Information For Librarians
African Music (ISSN 2524-2741 (Online), ISSN 0065-4019 (Print)) is an annual, peer reviewed, accredited, academic journal established in 1954 by Hugh Tracey, founder of the International Library of African Music. The journal publishes original articles, not previously published, pertaining to contextualized studies of African music and related arts. Since it was re-launched in 2007 it features a CD compilation of audio examples illustrating the articles in each edition, which generally consists of field recordings from the article authors' research.
The journal is freely accessible to the public, except for the latest two issues that require a subscription. In addition the journal is also available on JSTOR limited to all content except the latest 5 years of issues. For more information on how to access the latest issues, please register on the site and proceed to the My Subcriptions option on the navigation bar on the right.
We encourage research librarians to list this journal among their library's electronic journal holdings. As well, it may be worth noting that this journal's open source publishing system is suitable for libraries to host for their faculty members to use with journals they are involved in editing (see Open Journal Systems).