Journal of the Gruppo di Analisi e Teoria Musicale 
(the numbering follows the preceding Bollettini del GATM


Editor: Susanna Pasticci (Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale)

Assistant Editor: Antonio Cascelli (Maynooth University)

Editorial Board: Mario Baroni (Università di Bologna), Rossana Dalmonte (Istituto Liszt, Bologna), William Drabkin (University of Southampton), Ignazio Macchiarella (Università di Cagliari), Allan Moore (University of Surrey), Egidio Pozzi (Università della Calabria), Antonio Rostagno (Università "Sapienza”, Roma), Friedemann Sallis (University of Calgary), Giorgio Sanguinetti (Università di “Tor Vergata”, Roma).

Editorial Advisor: (didactics of analysis): Massimiliano Locanto (Università di Salerno)

Editorial Assistants: Simone Caputo (Università “Sapienza”, Roma), Antonio Grande (Conservatorio di Como).

Advisory Panel: Pieter Bergé (Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven), Michele Biasutti (Università di Padova), Michael Buchler (Florida State University), Deborah Burton (Boston University), Mauro Calcagno (State University of New York at Stony Brook), William Caplin (McGill University, Montreal), Irène Dèliege (Université de Liège), Robert Gjerdingen (Northwestern University), Michel Imberty (Université de Paris X, Nanterre), Johannes Menke (Hochschule Schola Cantorum Basiliensis), Jean-Jacques Nattiez (Université de Montréal), Marcello Piras (Conservatorio dell’Aquila), Jesse Rosenberg (Northwestern University), Guido Salvetti (Conservatorio di Milano), Janet Schmalfeldt (Tufts University, Boston), Michael Spitzer (University of Liverpool), Philippe Vendrix (Université de Liège).




Anno XXI, n. 2, 2015 - Schenker's Formenlehre, edited by / a cura di Alessandro Cecchi
Anno XXII, n. 1-2, 2016 (in collaborazione con Analitica) - 
Abbiamo bisogno della popular music? - Prospettive critiche dagli studi musicalia cura di Alessandro Bratus (in uscita)

Alessandro CecchiGuest Editor's Note / Nota del curatore



Alessandro Bratus, Come abbiamo bisogno della popular music? Riflessioni su interstizi e spazi disciplinari, in luogo di un’introduzione / Is Not That We Don't Need Popular Music, but Rather How. Reflections on Disciplinary Spaces and Intestices, in Lieu of an Introduction

Jason HooperAn Introduction to Schenker's Early Formenlehre: Implications for His Late Work (abstract)

  John Covach, The Way We Were: Rethinking the Popular in a Flat World (abstract)
Marc RigaudièreSome Considerations on Schenker's Position in the Formenlehre Tradition (abstract)

  Stefano La ViaLa canzone d’autore come terreno d’incontro fra ‘colto’ e ‘popolare’(con annotazioni critiche su alcune tendenze della popular musicology) (abstract)

Frank SamarottoThe Urlinie, Melodic Energies, and the Dynamics of Inner Form (abstract)

  Timothy D. TaylorThe Hip, the Cool, and the Edgy, or, the Dominant Cultural Logic of Neoliberal Capitalism (abstract)

Alessandro CecchiLooking beyond the Surface: Form, Force and Structure in Kurth and Schenker (abstract)

  Philippe GoninPopular or Not Popular? The Late Sixties, the Counterculture and the Avant-garde in Rock Music. The Example of Pink Floyd's Ummagumma (abstract)
Nicolas Meeùs, Formenlehre in Der freie Satz: A Transformational Theory (abstract)

  Dietrich HelmsDo We Need «populäre Musik»? A German Perspective (abstract)

Christopher BrodyThe Independence of Structural Parameters in Schenkerian Accounts of Tonal Form (abstract)

  Vincenzo CaporalettiQuali basi epistemologiche per una musicologia della popular music(abstract)
Steven D. MathewsEvaluating Schenkerian Analysis as a Complement to Sonata Theory, Formal Functions and Italian Schemata (abstract)

  Max PaddisonCritical Reflections on the Concept of Popular Music (abstract)

Joel GalandSome Schenkerian Implications for Sonata Theory (abstract)    

General index - past volumes:
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002


Editorial policies

Area of interest

The Rivista di Analisi e Teoria Musicale is a peer-reviewed journal founded in 1994 by the research association GATM – Gruppo di Analisi e Teoria Musicale.
It publishes articles, in both Italian and English, on analytical aspects of musical repertories and practices from all historical periods, genres, styles and geographic areas. Special attention is given to crossovers between theory, aesthetics and hermeneutics; the history of music theory and the study of creative processes; performance practices and their analysis; the dynamics of listening and the contribution offered by the cognitive sciences to interpreting musical experience.
The journal contains original articles that stand out for the broad scope of their critical perspective and the inclusiveness of their sources; it furthermore includes a section dedicated to short articles on the didactics of analysis, and a section for reviews.
In addition to welcoming proposals by scholars, the journal promotes the publication of thematic issues dedicated to theoretical and methodological questions with particular significance within the panorama of international research.


  proposal accepted indexed peer-reviewed
Editorial   x  
Articles x x x
Short Articles x x x
Reviews x x x
Information on authors      

Guidelines for authors

Authors may send their proposals for publication in Italian or English to the Editor's email address.
The text must be sent in a single PDF file (with abstract, bibliography and any illustrations or musical examples to be included).
For articles, preference will be given to texts no longer than 7,000 words; for short articles, texts should not exceed 2,000 words.
If accepted, texts to be published must follow the Rivista di Analisi e Teoria Musicale Editorial norms for authors.

Peer review

All submissions are examined by two Reviewers, and their motivated opinion is communicated in its entirety to the authors in written form. Proposals are subject to strictly anonymous refereeing (double-blind peer review).

List of reviewers 2014-2016

Martin Adams (Trinity College Dublin), Roberto Agostini (Bologna), Mario Baroni (Università di Bologna), Lars Berglund (Uppsala Universitet), Alessandro Bratus (Università di Pavia), Poundie Burstein (City University of New York), Lelio Camilleri (Conservatorio “G. B. Martini”, Bologna), Pietro Cavallotti (Universität der Künste Berlin), Alessandro Cecchi (Università di Pisa), Maurizio Corbella (Università di Milano), Claudio Cosi (Università di Pavia), William Drabkin (University of Southampton), Dinko Fabris (Conservatorio di Bari), Serena Facci (Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”), Simona Frasca (Centro Studi Canzone Napoletana, Università di Napoli Federico II), Lello Gallotti (Conservatorio di Salerno), Michela Garda (Università di Pavia), Antonio Grande (Conservatorio di Como), Nils Grosch (Universität Salzburg), Stan Hawkins (University of Oslo), Alison Hood (Maynooth University), Alan Howard (University of Cambridge), Olivier Julien (Université Paris-Sorbonne), John Koslovsky (Utrecht University), Ignazio Macchiarella (Università di Cagliari), Marco Mangani (Università di Ferrara), Luca Marconi (Conservatorio di Pescara), Nathan Martin (University of Michigan), Simon Mawhinney (Queen's University, Belfast), Allan Moore (University of Surrey), Carlo Nardi (Rhodes University, Sudafrica), Boyd Pomeroy (University of Arizona), Egidio Pozzi (Università della Calabria), Massimo Privitera (Università di Palermo), Ingrid Pustijanac (Università di Pavia), Philip Rose (York University/McMaster University), Friedemann Sallis (University of Calgary), Giorgio Sanguinetti (Università di Roma "Tor Vergata"), Matt Stahl (University of Western Ontario), Lauri Suurpää (Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts, Helsinki), Johannella Tafuri (Conservatorio di Bologna), Nicola Verzina, (Conservatorio di Fermo), Geoffrey Webber (University of Cambridge), Brent Wetters (Tufts University).

Frequency of publication

Issues are published biannually. Thematic volumes dedicated to academically significant topics and methodological questions with wide-ranging and detailed discussions are published as double issues.


RILM – abstracts of music literature with full text (RAFT)

ESCI – Emerging Sources Citation Index / Web of Science by Thomson Reuters Music Index

BASE – Bielefield Academic Search Engine

ACNP  – Catalogo Italiano Nazionale dei Periodici

Google Scholar – Academic search engine

JURN – Academic search engine

Worldcat – The world's largest library

EBSCOhost - Research Databases

ERIH PLUS – European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences


Code of ethics

The following Code of Ethics is explicitly based on the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors elaborated by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics).
The Rivista di Analisi e Teoria Musicale is a peer-reviewed periodical that avails itself of double-blind reviews in selecting and publishing academic articles. All parties involved in the publication – Authors, Reviewers, Editor, Assistant Editor, Editorial Assistants, and members of the Editorial Board  – are aware of the ethical standards required and expressly adopt them.

Duties of the Rivista’s Editor and other members

  • The Rivista di Analisi e Teoria Musicale decides to accept or decline an article for publication on the basis of an evaluation of its academic quality and originality.
  • The Editor is responsible for the procedure of evaluating and revising the texts, relying on the support of the Assistant Editor, the Editorial Board, and the opinion of highly qualified Peer Reviewers.
  • Articles are evaluated through a double-blind peer review procedure. Each article is evaluated by two Reviewers selected on the basis of their competence and high qualification in the field; their motivated opinion is communicated in its entirety, in writing, to the authors. The journal is committed to ensuring an anonymous, fair and impartial peer review. In the event of conflict between the evaluations of the two Reviewers, the Editor may turn to the opinion of a third Reviewer.
  • The journal guarantees the privacy of texts proposed for publication throughout the evaluation procedure. The confidentiality of individual, scholarly or professional information is guaranteed for the entire review process.
  • The journal also applies the same anonymous and objective evaluation procedures to the articles submitted for publication by the Editor, Assistant Editor, members of the Editorial Board, and the Editorial Assistants. 
  • The results for each article’s peer review process are archived in a confidential database.
  • The journal abides by the provisions of the law concerning libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism, and is obliged to act as required by copyright legislation in the case of the author misconduct or other types of infringement.

Duties of the Reviewers

  • Articles are submitted to examination by two Reviewers: their motivated opinion is fully communicated, in writing, to the authors.
  • The texts are sent to the Reviewers in a strictly anonymous form; similarly, the Reviewers’ evaluations are also forwarded to the author in a strictly anonymous form.
  • The Reviewers are invited to assess the articles by filling in a form provided by the journal; in particular, the Reviewers are asked to express a detailed opinion on the basis of certain specific indicators, and to suggest to the author possible corrections and adaptations intended to maximize the article’s potential.
  • The Reviewers are required to treat the material with full confidentiality, and not to use information obtained through the revision of the manuscripts for their personal gain.
  • The Reviewers are required to inform the Editor of any potential conflicts of interest of which they are aware, both before accepting the task and during the review.
  • The Reviewers are invited to inform the Editor if they detect violations of intellectual property laws or infringements of any other kind.

Duties of the Authors

  • Authors are personally responsible for the content of the articles, and must guarantee the authorship and originality of the texts. Authors must always refer to their sources explicitly, accurately citing them.
  • The texts proposed by the Authors must not have been previously published as copyrighted material in any other periodicals; while being reviewed, the authors agree not to submit the text to other periodicals for publication.
  • When texts written by several authors are presented, the reference Author must ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the text, and have agreed on submitting it for publication.
  • Authors are advised to follow the editorial norms and guarantee the accuracy, completeness and clarity of the articles, in line with the journal scholarly and editorial standards.

The  editorial policies and code of ethics are periodically updated according to the guidelines of the COPE Consortium.


RATM - LIM Editrice: Norme editoriali / Editorial guidelines

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