SoundEffects - An Interdisciplinary Journal of Sound and Sound Experience

SoundEffects is an open access, international, peer-reviewed journal on sound and sound experience operating on the Open Journal System. SoundEffects brings together a plurality of theories, methodologies, and historical approaches applicable to sound as both mediated and unmediated experience. The journal primarily addresses disciplines within media and communication studies, aesthetics, musicology, comparative literature, cultural studies, psychology and sociology. In order to push the boundary of interdisciplinary sound studies into new areas, we also encourage contributions from disciplines such as health care, architecture, and sound design. As an international journal taking a humanities-based interdisciplinary approach to sound, SoundEffects is responding to the increasing global interest in sound studies. One of the advantages of SoundEffects as opposed to paper journals is that we can offer authors the possibility to attach sound bites to their articles (please check the Author Guidelines).


The editors of SoundEffects: Iben Have, Birgitte Stougaard and Erik Granly Jensen.


The journal is supported by the following International Advisory Board: Michael Bull (University of Sussex);  Annabel J. Cohen (University of Prince Edward Island); Steven Connor (Birkbeck College, London); Nicholas Cook, (University of Cambridge); Christoph Cox (Hampshire College); Lydia Goehr (Columbia University);  Antoine Hennion (Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation, Paris); Kathleen Higgins (University of Texas, Austin); Douglas Kahn (University of New South Wales, Sydney); Phillip Tagg (Universities of Huddersfield and Salford).

ISSN: 1904-500X



Call for papers: Sound Archives

Among the many changes that the emergence of digital culture has produced during the past decade, the increase in media archives is one of the most prominent.  
Posted: 2014-07-04 More...

For authors


If you wish to up-load an article for SoundEffects, please check our future calls. We do not review articles continually, but only in relation to the thematised calls.

For further questions, please contact Nina Gram


Posted: 2013-03-05
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Vol 5, No 1 (2015): Functional Sounds

Table of Contents


Functional sounds in history and the public sphere. Proceedings of the First International ESSA Conference 2013, Part II
Carla J. Maier, Holger Schulze


Darryl Cressmann
Philippa Lovatt
Andrew Cappetta
Leo Murray
Melissa Van Drie
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