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String Research Journal

Official Journal of the American String Teachers Association

eISSN: 21640661 | ISSN: 19484992 | Current volume: 12 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Yearly

String Research Journal (SRJ) represents the research community of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA). Its purpose is to encourage and improve scholarship and research within the string education profession and disseminate the results of this work to the string and larger music teaching communities. Each year the SRJ publishes reports of peer-reviewed original research related to string music teaching, learning, and performance. The journal considers quantitative, qualitative, historical, and philosophical research relevant to string settings—from early childhood study to the advanced private studio and string ensembles. It covers a wide range of topics including: various aspects of string pedagogy and teaching practices, effective rehearsals, performance, history, and listener perception.


David Pope Baldwin Wallace University, USA
Editorial Board
Michael Alexander Baylor University, USA
Gail Barnes University of South Carolina, USA
Margaret Berg University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Kasia Bugaj Florida State University, USA
John Geringer Florida State University, USA
James Mick Ithaca College, USA
Martin Norgaard Georgia State University, USA
David Sogin University of Kentucky, USA
John-Rine Zabanal Independent, USA
American String Teachers Association
Lynn Tuttle ASTA Executive Director & CEO
Blair Williams ASTA Administrator
  • ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
  • ProQuest
  • Scopus

Manuscripts should be submitted online at

For complete author guidelines, please visit this page.

Questions regarding the submission process may be directed to the ASTA National Office at

Supplemental Guidelines
For instructions and guidelines on supplemental materials, please refer to the gateway here.

Publication Ethics
SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.

The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

The pricing below is for library and multi-person institutional access, and excludes Institutional Memberships. For more information including ASTA membership benefits, please visit: American String Teachers Association Membership


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