Journal of Sound and Music in Games

JSMG is accepting submissions. See below for full instructions.

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Aims & Scope

The Journal of Sound and Music in Games (JSMG) is a peer-reviewed journal that presents high-quality research concerning all areas of music and/or sound in games. It serves a diverse community of readers and authors, encompassing industry practitioners alongside scholars from disciplinary perspectives including anthropology, computer science, media/game studies, philosophy, psychology and sociology, as well as musicology. JSMG is the only journal exclusively dedicated to this subject and provides a meeting point for professionals and academics from any tradition to advance knowledge of music and sound in this important medium.

Though JSMG primarily focuses on video games, the journal welcomes studies of music and/or sound in any form of game (for example, sports, historical games predating video games, and so on). JSMG publishes original research articles, supplemented by a range of other content including review articles surveying important subjects, reviews of pertinent books and games, communications with responses, and interviews. The journal will also occasionally present topically themed special issues and conference proceedings.

As the journal of the Society for the Study of Sound and Music in Games, JSMG acts as a lively forum for the presentation and dissemination of knowledge, uniting theory and practice in this domain of musical-sonic activity.


To submit to JSMG, please refer to the instructions for contributors (below) in preparing your manuscript first. All submissions must then be processed by the editorial office here: If you have any questions you can contact the editorial office at

Editorial Board

First NameSurnameRoleEmailSSSMG Profile
GiannaCassidyBoard Membergiannacassidy
WilliamChengBoard Memberwilliamcheng
KarenCollinsBoard Member
KevinDonnellyBoard Memberkevindonnelly
MelanieFritschCommunications Officermelanie-fritsch@sssmg.orgmelaniefritsch
ArielGrez ValdenegroBoard Member
MarkGrimshawBoard Member
IainHartBoard Memberhartacus
AndraIvanescuBoard MemberAndra
MichielKampBoard Membermichiel-kamp
AnahidKassabianBoard Memberanahidk
JesseKinneBoard Memberjessekinne
NeilLernerBoard Membernelerner
KennyMcAlpineBoard Memberthesonsiebogle
ElizabethMedina-GrayAssociate Editor (North America)emedinagray@sssmg.orgemedinagray
KiriMillerBoard Memberkirimiller
RogerMoseleyBoard Memberrogermo
JamesNewmanBoard Memberjimmy
HyeonjinParkBoard Member
LeonardPaulBoard Member
DanaPlankBoard Membermusicologess
AaronPriceExecutive Officeraaron-price@sssmg.organp08001
StevenRealeBoard Membersmreale
FannyRebillardBoard Member
DavidRoesnerBoard Memberdavidroesner
AndrewSchartmannBoard Membera-schartmann
BarnabasSmithBoard Member
RichardStevensBoard Memberrichardstevens
TimothySummersAssociate Editor (Europe)tim-summers@sssmg.orgtim-summers
MarkSweeneyExecutive Directormark-sweeney@sssmg.orgmark-sweeney
RyanThompsonBoard Memberbardicknowledge
Isabellavan ElferenBoard Memberisabellavanelferen
HiroshiYoshidaBoard Member

Instructions for Contributors

Please review our submission guidelines here.

Reviewer Guidelines

For transparency, the template our reviewers are asked to complete is available here.


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