Author Resources

Working with Us

We work hard to support the researchers who publish articles with Grove Music Online. This page provides a wealth of information for those considering whether to contribute to Grove Music Online, as well as valuable services for authors who have already published with us.

If you have already published with us, please see our For Published Authors section.

Do You Have a Question? 

If you have a query about your article, how to make corrections, or how to subscribe to Grove Music Online, you may find it in our list of frequently asked questions. If not, please feel free to contact us directly.

Contact the Editor 

Do you have an article idea, or wish to suggest revisions, additions, or updates to existing articles? Contact the Grove Music Online editor.

Social Media Opportunities

Oxford University Press engages with social media across a range of platforms and channels. Authors who are interested in learning how to develop their own social media strategy can visit our Social Media Guidelines section.

For Published Authors

Claim Your Gratis Subscription

As a Grove Music Online author, you are entitled to 3 months gratis online access. Contact the editor with the title(s) of your article(s) and your institution, and we will arrange for your author subscription to commence.

Speak to Your Librarian

Please speak to your librarian about making Grove Music Online available to all faculty and students at your institution. You can submit a library referral form online here.

Update Your Grove Music Online Article

One of the great advantages of online publishing is the ability to update content, whether it be a small revision to correct a detail in a citation or a substantial addition to reflect new arguments. We encourage you to view your article as a living document, one that can be updated or improved as scholarship on the topic changes and new significant sources are published.

To ensure that Grove Music Online remains up to date over time, a major initiative involving all 7,000+ members of our contributor community is currently underway. We invite all authors to submit updates to their articles by contacting us. If you know other Grove Music Online contributors, please encourage them to participate. We may contact you with a request to update your article following a formal review or as part of a special project; if it is urgent, and you are unable to make the changes, we may commission another scholar to make the necessary updates.

You may request minor corrections to your article at any time. This might include fixing a date or adding a citation. If you come across something in your article that you want changed, contact us or your OUP editor directly.

Periodically, you may want to consider making some major revisions to your article. This might include adding a new section or reorganizing the article in some way. Major revisions are subject to review by the editorial board and copy editors to ensure quality. You may request a major revision in the same way you would a small change, by contacting us.

In addition, if you notice something in another article that might need further attention, send us a note so we can pass it along to the author anonymously. Should anyone email us about your article, we’ll be sure to get those recommendations to you.

Spread the Word About Grove Music Online

Be sure to add your Grove Music Online article to your CV. All articles are peer reviewed, and you deserve credit for writing for this invitation-only publication. The standard format is:

Author. “Article Title.” Grove Music Online. New York: Oxford University Press, Article Launched Date. URL.

For information on reusing your article material, please email your editor or visit our website.

Update Your Faculty Page 

The easiest way to help promote your work in Grove Music Online is to link from your university webpage to your article. You might also include a link to your article from your personal webpage or blog.

Stay in Touch 

We hope you will stay involved with the project. We are very interested in your feedback, and open to your ideas for improving Grove Music Online. We encourage you to maintain contact with your editor. Our authors play an important role in shaping this resource as it continues to grow over time. If you have a general suggestion for articles we should commission, please let us know. Feel free to contact the editor at any time.