Submission and reviewing procedures


Submissions are invited for the 11th International Symposium on the Philosophy of Music Education in Volos at Thessaly University, Greece, 7–10 June 2017. A pre-conference workshop for doctoral students will take place 5–7 June 2017.The deadline for submission is 1 November 2016. Papers must be in English, not exceeding 6000 words, and formatted using Microsoft Word. An abstract of no more than 250 words must accompany the text. Authors will certify that their papers have not been published elsewhere and are not under review for other conferences or publications. All submissions will be blind peer-reviewed by a panel of international scholars. Panel submissions are welcome. These follow the same requirements as paper submissions. Panels will be 90 minutes and you are expected to have contacted and received confirmation from the commentator.

Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the symposium in Volos. Invited speakers will be expected to give a shortened version of their paper within a strict 30-minute timeframe. Individuals who wish to serve as respondents should contact Joseph Abramo through email expressing their willingness to respond no later than 1 November 2016. Responses will be ten minutes in length in order to leave time for dialogue and interaction among Symposium participants.

All keynotes and paper speakers are invited to consider submitting their papers for consideration for publication in the Philosophy of Music Education Review (PMER), which also publishes the responses to papers that are accepted for publication in its In Dialogue feature (see​ ). Presenters are also invited to consider submitting their work to the newly founded European Journal of Philosophy in Arts Education (EJPAE) - see

The ISPME network has the great pleasure of inviting doctoral students working with philosophical aspects on music education to participate in a pre-conference workshop the days before the opening of the symposium. Participants will have the opportunity to present their projects and discuss philosophical and/or methodological concerns with each other and with leading scholars.

To participate in the pre-conference workshop, please send no more than 2 pages with a short abstract of your doctoral project and a specific question that you want to discuss. Send your contribution to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 1 November 2016.

Important Dates

1 November 2016: 
Deadline for paper submission
12 December 2016: 
End of review phase
15 December 2016: 
Feedback to authors
9 January 2017: 
Deadline submission, revised papers
6 February 2017: 
Feedback to authors
5-7 June 2017: 
7-10 June 2017: 
Main conference