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 the only international journal to take 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...

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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 3, No 3 (2013): Urban Sounds

SoundEffects vol. 3.3. special issue on Urban Sounds is scheduled for March 2014. As an appetizer the editors have decided to publish two of the articles ahead of schedule.

Table of Contents


Editorial PDF
Erik Granly Jensen, Jacob Kreutzfeldt 1-4


The Spectacular Suburb: Creativity and affordance in Contemporary Electronic Music and Sound Art PDF
Robert Strachan 5-24
Sound Mix: The Framing of Multi-Sensory Connections in Urban Culture PDF
Michael Bull 25-45
The acoustic phenomenon of ‘cocktail party’ PDF
Nikos Bubaris 46-60
Silencing the city? PDF
Jean-Paul Thibaud, Pascal Amphoux 61-70
Conceptual overlays for urban soundscape design emerging from a transversal analysis of Lefebvre, Deleuze and Guattari, and Arendt PDF
Jordan Lacey 71-93
Urban sound ecologies PDF
Sanne Krogh Groth, Kristine Samson 94-112
Improving models for urban soundscape systems PDF
Lawrence Harvey 113-137
Sonic drifting: sound, city and psychogeography PDF
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay 138-152

Book Reviews

Music, Sound and Space. Transformations of Public and Private Experience PDF
Jean-Paul Thibaud 153-156

ISSN: 1904-500X

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