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Albert Levering. Ca. 1910. Jack Kapp Collection, Recorded SoundThe ARSC Journal (ISSN 0004-5438) is a semi-annual, peer reviewed publication that serves to document the history of sound recording and includes original articles on many aspects of research and preservation: biography; cataloging; copyright law; current research; discography; technical aspects of sound restoration, etc., etc. Selected ARSC conference papers are a regular feature. The journal also includes book, CD-ROM and sound recording reviews, and publishes a running bibliography of articles appearing in other specialist publications and of related interest.

A print copy of the ARSC Journal is mailed to all current ARSC members as a benefit of membership. Most print back issues can also be purchased using our Publications Order Form. Prices range from $5.00 to $18.00.

   View contents for the Current Issue of ARSC Journal and back issues

The ARSC Journal is now available online!

ARSC members have access to full text PDF versions of the ARSC Journal from the current issue back to 1996 (Vol. 27). All earlier volumes have been made freely accessible to the general public.

   Search and access full text electronic versions using the ARSC Journal Online Index

    Provided by the University of California, Santa Barbara.

The ARSC Journal is also accessible electronically through online subscription databases including International Repertory of Music Literature, International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text, International Index to Performing Arts Full Text (via ProQuest, by subscription, 1998-present); Wilson Omnifile Mega and Wilson Omnifile Select (via Ebsco, by subscription, 2005-present); Academic OneFile (via Gale, 2008-present). Check your local public or university library for availability.


The editor of the ARSC Journal welcomes submissions:

   View information for contributors        View guidelines for discographies [PDF]

Caption for image on right: "Professional jealousy--What happened when a Mary Garden record met a Tettrazini record on the library table." Albert Levering. Ca. 1910. Jack Kapp Collection, Recorded Sound Section, Library of Congress. < enlarge image >

Editorial Advisory Board

Barry R. Ashpole, Editor, ARSC Journal (Chair)
Tim Brooks, Copyright & Fair Use/Current Bibliography
Jim Farrington, Book Reviews Editor
Gary A. Galo, Contributing Editor
John H. Haley, Sound Recording Reviews Editor
Ex Officio: David Seubert, Chair, Publications


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