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. So far, 23 issues have been published; recent issues can be downloaded below. The main themes of the past issues have been as follows:


Editor-in-Chief: Melita Milin (2000–2005)


  • Music Between Two World Wars (No 1, 2001)
  • Correspondence Among Musicians (No 2, 2002)
  • Musical Migrations (No 3, 2003)
  • Influences/Intertextuality (No 4, 2004)
  • East and West in Music (No 5, 2005)


Editor-in-Chief: Katarina Tomašević (2006–2010)


  • Tradition – Modernity – Avant-garde – Postmodernism (No 6, 2006)
  • Music and Identity (No 7, 2007)
  • Music of the Balkans: Tradition, Changes, Challenges (No 8, 2008)
  • Music in the Context of Urban Culture (No 9, 2009)
  • Six Decades of the Institute of Musicology SASA (No 10, 2010)


Editor-in-Chief: Vesna Peno (2011–2013)


  • Chanted Word in the Orthodox Oikoumene (No 11, 2011)
  • Music and Cultural Policy (No 12, 2012)
  • Music and Political Ideologies (No 13, 2012)
  • Word in Melody (No 14, 2013)
  • Music and Words: Reflections and Ideology (No 15, 2013)


Editor-in-Chief: Jelena Jovanović (2014–2016)



Editor-in-Chief: Ivana Medić (2017 – present)



Forthcoming issues


  • Music and Historiography (No 25, II/2018)
  • The Future of Music History (No 26, I/2019) – guest editor Jim Samson


Ivana Medić


Editorial Board
Jelena Jovanović, Danka Lajić-Mihajlović, Biljana Milanović, Vesna Peno, Katarina Tomašević, Aleksandar Vasić, Ivana Vesić


International Editorial Council
Jim Samson (London), Albert van der Schoot (Amsterdam), Jarmila Gabrijelova (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)


Editorial Assistant
Nataša Marjanović


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)
Knez Mihailova 36/IV
11 000 Belgrade




Editorial Policy


Instructions for Contributors


The content of published articles reflects only the individual authors’ opinions, and not those of the Editor and the Editorial Board. Responsibility for the information and views expressed in the articles therein lies entirely with the author(s).
Electronic addresses and links are correct at the moment of the publication of the volume. The Editor and the Editorial Board are not responsible for the persistence or accuracy of urls for external or third-party websites referred, and do not guarantee that any content on such websites is, or will remain, accurate and appropriate.