the world of music (new series) is an
international scholarly journal dedicated to reporting and reflecting
current theoretical perspectives on and research in the field of the
world’s music and dance.

While every issue is designed to focus on a specific topic, the world of music (new series)
does not confine its attention to any single region or methodological
approach. We publish original, and sometimes challenging, contributions
from all over the world, aimed at musicologists and musicians, dance
researchers, anthropologists, cultural studies and post-colonial studies
scholars, and others.

The articles contained in the world of music (new series)
are informed by a variety of theoretical perspectives but devoted to a
shared goal: understanding the musics of the world, their histories, and
their manifold contexts. It is our aim to generate a productive and
creative dialogue between music researchers in disparate locations and

Find the  “open access versions” starting with issue 12 (2023-1) hosted on: 

Provided by the Universitäts Verlag of the Georg August University Göttingen.

Printed and older versions:

This page remains  showing the history of the journal up to current printed versions and is run by VWB-Verlag für Wissenschaft und Bildung.

Paper based versions are still available in some cases in our shop at

 Annual subscriptions are found in the menu of the VWB-shop.