Home Page


Editorial Policy

Collaborators and Coverage

Distribution & Contact

Editorial Board
Marin Marian Balasa
Philip V. Bohlman
Warwick Edwards
Craig Packard
Margaret Beissinger
Jeremy Montagu
Martin Stokes

ISSN 1221-9711
ISSN 1582-5841


A peer reviewed and referred journal, European Meetings in Ethnomusicology was initially - from its release in 1994 until the 2000 issue - called "East European Meetings in Ethnomusicology". This is the reason EEME and EME appear sometimes, in some publications, interchangeably. However, starting from the 8th volume (2001), the journal's title changed in favor of European Meetings in Ethnomusicology.

For volumes 1-7 the ISSN was 1221-9711, and from volume 8 on it is 1582-5841.

Since the Romanian Society for Ethnomusicology fulfilled all formal requirements and became a legal organization, EME has started showing on the front-page top that it is backed by and belongs to this professional association. In 1999, the Romanian Society for Ethnomusicology became affiliated with the International Council for Traditional Music and took upon itself the responsibility of functioning also as National Committee of the ICTM. Since then, the yearbook's first page has also displayed this fact.

This publication was initially 'East European…' - because we said that we should reckon the status of provinciality, typically marked by hindering intellectual difference, of ex-communist countries, and from there on to try to construct something that is competitive and valid for an international dialogue. Because of the difficulty of launching a new professional institution I did not spread the news about an international journal from the very beginning, thus the first volume contained Romanian authors only (their materials being translated into English). After the first volume appeared, it became easier to call for worldwide cooperation. Thus, more and more foreign contributors, dedicated to folk, ethnic, and traditional musics also from other countries or geocultures, joined our symbolic, editorial Meeting. The circle of friends and collaborators continued to grow, the journal became more and more interesting, its contents increased in variety and quality, refined its English proficiency, received recognition and appreciation.

Among other things, why should it be an 'Eastern…' publication, I wondered, as long as there wasn't a 'Western…' one, too? And as there was no other 'European' (ethnomusicological) journal we found no professional obstacles in renaming the journal 'European' only. Actually, EEME had always been very European, so that the shorter name, EME, was completely accurate.

A forum for intellectual exchange, this journal has legitimately lost any provincial complex, and became fully international. The ten volumes that came out so far witness for a great wealth of intelligence, signification and insight invested in and made available here.

The editorial team formed by Philip V. Bohlman (University of Chicago), Warwick Edwards (University of Glasgow), Craig Packard (Center for Linguistics in Washington), Margaret Beissinger (University of Wisconsin), Jeremy Montagu (Oxford University) and Martin Stokes (University of Chicago) has worked on securing the professional quality of the journal by involving other peers, by providing materials, calling for papers, reviewing submitted articles, correcting those papers originally written in languages other then English.