Trio is a publication from the DocMus Doctoral School and the Department of Classical Music at the Sibelius Academy
ISSN 2242-6418 (printed)
ISSN 2242-6426 (pdf)
Trio is a publication from the DocMus Doctoral School and the Department of Classical Music at the Sibelius Academy, the first edition of which was published in spring 2012. Trio contains material about different aspects of Western classical music: peer-reviewed articles, lectiones praecursoriae, reviews, speeches, book critiques, and reports. Trio is a bi-annual publication. The deadline for the submission of articles for the May issue is 1 February; the deadline for the submission of articles for the December issue is 1 September. Trio accepts texts written in Finnish, Swedish, and English.
The publisher keeps regular electronic records of the key review information and documents related to the manuscripts accepted for the review process:
For refereed manuscripts that are not published, the recorded data must include at least the name of publication and names of authors mentioned in the publication proposal, as well as the names of referees.
As concerns published refereed manuscripts, the recorded data must include at least the publication proposal by the authors, opinions issued by the reviewers, decisions on the publication made by the editors and sent to the authors.
This is not public data and will not be regularly reported to TSV (Federation of Finnish Learned Societies). However, the publishers will commit themselves to providing TSV or TENK (Finnish National Board on Research Integrity) with the details and documents related to an individual peer reviewed article if asked to do so.
As of Autumn 2017, the Editorial Team comprises Professor Lauri Suurpää (Editor-in-Chief), Ulla Pohjannoro (Editor), Markus Kuikka (Editor), Laura Wahlfors (Editor), Henri Wegelius (Managing Editor).
The Editorial Board includes Professor Erkki Huoinen, Dr Timo Kaitaro, Professor Anne Kauppala, Dr Inkeri Ruokonen, Professor Hannu Salmi, Professor Veijo Murtomäki, DMus Timo Virtanen, DMus Olli Väisälä and Dr Susanna Välimäki. Contact the Editorial Team by email trio(at)uniarts.fi
Instructions for writers
Trio carries scholarly and practical articles on Western classical music, as well as reviews, speeches, announcements of topical events and other matters, literary critiques and summaries of doctoral dissertations (lectio praecursoria). Trio editors accept articles in Finnish, Swedish and English. Articles should not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. The editorial committee will evaluate manuscripts according to the comparative assessment method for scholarly articles (double blind peer review).
When submitting an article or other text to be published in Trio, the author or authors transfer publishing rights to the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki. The Sibelius Academy then has the right to publish the text in printed form and in digital form on the University of the Arts Helsinki web platform. Prior to publication, the text must undergo editing as required by the established assessment process for Trio. The University of the Arts Helsinki has the right to sell Trio both in the printed and in the digital form and to transfer limited distribution rights to licensed national and international databases or publishing companies for academic publications (for example, Elektra and Ebsco), without forwarding rights. This transferred right of publication will not entitle the author(s) to monetary compensation. The author(s) will retain the proprietary rights and the right of use to the text, which will not be limited by the transfer of a parallel right of use. The author or authors warrant that the text does not infringe the copyright of a third party.
The articles should contain an English-language abstract of no more than 200 words. The other writings should contain an English language abstract of no more than 70 words. A brief introduction of writer (app. 20 words) and keywords (3–7) are also required all in English. Anonymised manuscripts should be sent to the editors as an e-mail attachment (email@example.com), and pictures and examples of musical notation should be in PDF format. Manuscripts should contain in-text citations (e.g., Kuusi 2001, 9). Footnotes should be used as sparingly as possible, primarily for necessary comments that cannot be included in the body of the text itself. In the references list, the names of works and journals should be italicised.
Examples of how to format references:
Beethoven, Ludwig van  2004. Beethoven's Letters 1790–1826 from the collection of L. Nohl. Transl. G. Wallace. Online www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13065 (accessed 5 June 2016).
Dahlhaus, Carl 2002 . Die Musiktheorie im 18. Und 19. Jahrhundert. Erster Teil. Laaber: Laaber-Verlag. (Gesammelte Schriften in 10 Bänden, Band 4.)
Jackendoff, Ray & Lerdahl, Fred 2006. The Capacity of Music: What Is It, and What's Special About It? Cognition 100(1), pp. 33–72.
Labelle, Nicole (Ed.) 1987. Albert Roussel, Lettres et écrits. Harmoniques Flammarion.
Sibelius, Jean 1901. Tuonelan joutsen [The Swan of Tuonela]. Score. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel.
Sibelius: Complete Piano Trios Volume I 2003. BIS-CD-1282.
Sponheuer, Bernd 2002. Reconstructing Ideal Types of the “German” in music. In Cecilia Applegate and Pamela Potter (Eds.) Music and German National Identity, pp. 36–58.
Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press.
Taruskin, Richard 2004. The poietic fallacy. The Musical Times, 145(1886), 7–34
Vogel, Stephan 1993. Sensation of Tone, Perception of Sound, and Empiricism: Helmholtz's Physiological Acoustics. In David Cahan (Ed.) Hermann von Helmholtz and the Foundations of Nineteenth-Century Science, pp. 259–287. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Instructions for reviewers
The peer reviewer is responsible for critically reading and evaluating a manuscript in their specialty field, and then providing respectful, constructive, and honest feedback to authors about their submission. It is appropriate for the Peer Reviewer to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the article, ways to improve the strength and quality of the work, and evaluate the relevance and originality of the manuscript.
The Trio Journal follows double blind peer review policy. The review should include a general assessment (one or two paragraphs) as well as more specific points referring to questionable statements, factual errors, inconsistencies, and awkward or confusing expressions, and points that would be strengthened by further amplification/clarification and so on. N.B. when commenting the manuscript on a MS Word the file ought to be anonymize: In the “Tools Menu” choose “Protect document” and tick “Remove personal information from this file on save”. See instructions for making comments anonymous on a PDF file.
All manuscripts are confidential and no aspect of the manuscripts should be discussed with a third party.