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The Journal of Creative Music Systems (JCMS) is a peer-reviewed online open-access journal focused on theoretical and empirical aspects of computational creative systems in the domain of music. JCMS is intended to draw together scholars in a number of disciplines in the new field of the Computer Simulation of Musical Creativity (CSMC) and to serve as a forum for scholarly dialogue regarding the most important issues in the field. Issues are published biannually and include articles, research reports, reviews and tutorials.

Ongoing Call for Papers

JCMS is intended to focus on computer systems which generate, perform or analyse music, and which either demonstrate a distinct degree of creativity or which shed light on the nature of creativity. Both empirical articles, which focus on the design and implementation of new techniques; as well as theoretical papers, which investigate the scientific and philosophical foundations of music-creative systems, are encouraged. In recognition of the inherent interdisciplinarity of the area, JCMS encourages submission of articles at the intersection of different fields, such as music (theory, analysis, history), artificial intelligence, music information retrieval (MIR), cognitive science, evolutionary theory, mathematics and philosophy.

We invite submissions on subjects related to our scope and aims.

Types of Submissions

JCMS accepts articles, research reports, reviews and tutorials. Articles should make a major theoretical or empirical contribution to knowledge. Research reports should describe research which is in a preliminary phase. Reviews provide critical commentary on scholarly books, articles and events such as conferences relevant to the field. Tutorials are intended to illustrate new technologies relevant to CSMC. For more information on the various types of submissions, please refer to the guidelines for authors.

Submission Instructions

To submit your manuscript, please follow the instructions in the guidelines for authors.

Further Information

For any enquiries, please contact Valerio Velardo, Associate Editor, at

JCMS is supported by the University of Huddersfield and published by the University of Huddersfield Press.