Guidelines for Content Contributors
The Horn Call is published tri-annually, with mailings as close as possible to October 1, February 1, and May 1. Submission deadlines for articles and News items are the first day of the month, two months prior to the issue (August 1, December 1, and March 1). Inquiries and materials intended for The Horn Call should be directed to the editor or appropriate contributing editor (see the list of editors to the left of this column).
The style manuals used by The Horn Call are The Chicago Manual of Style, fourteenth edition, and A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, sixth edition, by Kate Turabian. Refer to these texts or recent issues of The Horn Call for guidelines regarding usage, style, and formatting. The author’s name, email address (or home/business address), and a brief biography should be included with all submissions. Authors are hereby advised that there may be editorial spelling/style/grammatical changes to articles in order to maintain the journal’s format and professional integrity.
The Horn Call is currently created with Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Illustrator CS5, Adobe Reader 9 and Acrobat 7, and Enfocus Pitstop. It is preferred that articles be submitted electronically attached to an email or on a CD – including a pdf version of the article to ensure format accuracy. Footnotes (endnotes) should be numbered consecutively (no Roman numerals) and placed at the end of the text. Musical examples can be sent as pdfs, Finale files, embedded in a Word document, or as a black and white images for scanning. Images/photographs may be sent electronically attached to an email or as “hard copies” to scan. For electronic submissions, 300 dpi is the minimum resolution necessary for clear reproductions in The Horn Call. Currently pages 9-16 of the journal are reserved for colored ads. All images not on these pages will be converted to gray scale using Adobe Photoshop.
For information on submitting music, books, or CDs for review, see Review submissions.
The octave designation system used in The Horn Call is the one preferred by The New Harvard Dictionary of Music, edited by Don Randel (1986), as follows: