Submission guidelines for the Basic Manual Series

Proposal guidelines for authors and reviewers (pdf)


Guidelines for manuscript submission

Manuscripts for book projects should be double-spaced with 1-inch margins. Style guidelines may be found in The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition. (The submission format for electronic publications will be determined on a case-by-case basis.)

Submissions may be sent in either paper or digital copy (Microsoft Word format preferred).

Manuscripts and proposals with evidence of work in progress will be considered, when applicable. Proposals should be submitted to the series editor as electronic attachments.



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About MLA

The Music Library Association is the professional association for music libraries and librarianship in the United States. Founded in 1931, it has an international membership of librarians, musicians, scholars, educators, and members of the book and music trades. Complementing the Association’s national and international activities are eleven regional chapters that carry out its programs on the local level.