The journal Muzikologija / Musicology was established in 2001 by the associates of the Institute of Musicology of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, with the initial aim to study Serbian cultural heritage and musical practices and to present them to the local and international expert public. Gradually the journal expanded its scope to relay international trends and discoveries in musicology to both Serbian and foreign readership. At the present time, the journal promotes contemporary Serbian musicological and ethnomusicological research in international circles; at the same time, by including contributions of eminent foreign scholars, it has become an important and reliable source on contemporary musicological and ethnomusicological scientific tendencies and knowledge around the world. Focused on an interdisciplinary approach, the journal has been open since its inception to observing the currents of music history in a a wider cultural context. Hence, in addition to musicologists and ethnomusicologists, many historians and theoreticians of art and literature have contributed to the journal.

The journal has an Editorial Board consisting of the associates of the Institute of Musicology SASA and an International Editorial Council consisting of international experts. Thanks to the enthusiasm and efforts of the editorial staff and its wide distribution, the journal Musicology has attracted the attention of musicologists and ethnomusicologists from all over the world, whilst in Serbia it is recognised as a leading publication in the field of music and musicology. Until 2016 the journal published articles in a variety of languages (Serbian, English, French, German and Russian); however, starting from 2017, the articles are only published in Serbian and English (an article with a full text printed in English normally contains a Summary and keywords in Serbian, and vice versa).

Three sections make up the backbone of the magazine. The Main Theme contains original articles related to a specific musicological or ethnomusicological topic. The Varia section contains scientific studies from a wider circle of thematic areas relevant to the artistic, vernacular and ecclesiastical music traditions. The third section – Scientific Reviews and Polemics – comprises reviews of various musicological and ethnomusicological publications and reports on scientific meetings.

Until 2011 the journal was published annually. Due to an increasing interest among local and international contributors, the Editorial Board decided to start publishing two issues per year.



Melita Milin (2000-2005)
Katarina Tomašević (2006-2010)
Vesna Peno (2011-2013)
Jelena Jovanović (2014-2016)
Ivana Medić (2017-2019)
Aleksandar Vasić (2020-2021)
Danka Lajić Mihajlović (2022-present)

Editorial Board

Jelena Jovanović, Danka Lajić-Mihajlović, Biljana Milanović, Vesna Peno, Katarina Tomašević, Ivana Medić, Ivana Vesić

International Editorial Council

Jim Samson (London), Albert van der Schoot (Amsterdam), Jarmila Gabrielova (Prague), Razia Sultanova (Cambridge), Denis Collins (Queensland), Svanibor Pettan (Ljubljana), Zdravko Blažeković (New York), Dave Wilson (Wellington), Svetislav Božić (Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts)

Secretary of the Editorial Board

Bojana Radovanović

Copy editor for Serbian language

Mirjana Nešić

Copy editor for English language

Ivan Moody


Zorica Simović

Postal address

Muzikološki institut SANU (Institute of Musicology SASA)
Kneza Mihaila 36/IV
11 000 Belgrade




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