Welcome to the OJBR

The Online Journal of Bass Research (OJBR) is a refereed electronic journal, published by the International Society of Bassists. The OJBR is published solely in an electronic format, accessible free of charge.

Volume 7 of the OJBR presents "Beethoven, the Viennese Violone, and the Problem of Lower Compass" by Stephen G Buckley.

Dr. Buckley's paper was the winning paper in the Professional Category of the International Society of Bassists 2014 Research Competition. Dr. Buckley also presented his research at the 2015 ISB Convention.

After a long hiatus, the International Society of Bassists re-launched the Research Competition in 2014. The International Society of Bassists called for papers reflecting a high quality of scholarship in a wide variety of disciplines relevant to the double bass. There was a professional category and a student category, with one winner for each category. A three-member panel adjudicated the papers anonymously. Winning papers are scheduled to be published in OJBR.

Call for Papers: The OJBR is soliciting original manuscripts from scholars and practitioners. Please view the Submission Guidelines for more information.