Original manuscripts reflecting a high quality of scholarship are invited from scholars and practitioners in a wide variety of arenas and disciplines relevant to the double bass or related instruments. Topics may be presented from any number of different perspectives or disciplines, such as historical musicology, classical or jazz performance practice, pedagogy, lutherie, iconography, biography, and/or analysis, and may deal with subjects stemming from any period in the instrument's history up to the present.
- Article length should not exceed 10,000 words.
- Contributions must be new, previously unpublished material or interpretations.
- The official language of the OJBR is English. Authors are required to submit their document in English, or provide an English translation, before the article may be considered.
- Contributors are advised to consult current issues of the OJBR and/or to contact the
with any questions concerning tone or content, or if the suitability of their material is in doubt.
- Articles may be submitted for consideration at any time. Submissions should be sent by email to the
- Any musical examples created with a music software program should be submitted electronically, either in a music software program or as saved as JPEG files. All files, tables, figures and illustrations should be submitted as separate documents.
- Photographs and artwork to support the article are welcome. These should also ideally be sent electronically, as JPEG files.
- It is the author's responsibility to obtain permission for including/reproducing any copyrighted material.
- Authors are encouraged to send a short biographical paragraph, or to include a more extensive resume for paraphrasing.
- Questions about suitability of material, choice of subject, or tone? Email the