Category Archives: MMSJ

Deadline for the next issue of Metal Music Studies (4.1) – 10 September 2017

Please note that the deadline for the first issue of 2018 (4.1) of Metal Music Studies is 10 September 2017. Send your contributions now! We consider submissions at any time. We accept full papers up to 8000 words in the first section, and shorter contributions of up to 3000 words in the second section. Style guidelines can be found at the Intellect web-site (follow link below). Please email Karl Spracklen ( for details about submitting to the first section, and Niall Scott ( for details about the second section. You can also email submissions straight to Karl for the first section, and Niall for the second section, at the email addresses previously listed.

Metal Music Studies journal is looking for reviewers

We are creating a database of reviewers for the journal to get more people involved from ISMMS and metal scholars around the world. If you are interested in reviewing material for the journal at some point, please fill out the form (also accessible from the menu above, under MMS Journal).

These are academic reviews written in English, however we are happy to have reviews of publications in any language.

Metal Music Journal issue 3.2 deadline!

The deadline for submissions for the next issue of Metal Music Studies (3.2) is 10 December 2016. We accept submissions any time but you need to hit that deadline to be in with a chance of getting your paper in 3.2. Full-sized papers (5-8k) can be emailed to Karl Spracklen (, short 1-3k pieces to Niall Scott ( Any other inquiries to Karl or Niall could be done via the same email addresses.