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, Erik Granly Jensen, Thomas Bjørnsten and Vadim Keylin (editor of review section)


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 Abstracts: Sound and Senses, Vol 9, No 1 (2019)


We hear and listen using our auditory sense. However, it has been acknowledged within several disciplines from neuroscience to humanistic approaches that our sensory system is not isolated in single senses but is working as an ensemble. Especially the close relation between hearing and touching – the auditory and the haptic sense – has been of growing interdisciplinary interest within the last decade from different perspectives: sound studies, affect studies, perception and cognitive science as well as psychology and neuroscience. With this special issue on Sound and Senseswe would like to invite research within the frame of the journal’s general aim of taking a humanity-based approach to sound and sound experience. 

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Abstract deadline (300 words): August 13, 2018

Posted: 2018-06-04 More...

Call for abstracts: Sonification and Multimodal Displays - Interdisciplinary Perspectives


The actual implementations and values of sonification, i.e. the process and practice of mapping data onto sounds, have been continuously debated. Thus, a central question still remains, concerning how well information and meaning can be conveyed solely through the medium of sound? 

For this special issue of SoundEffects 2018 we invite scholars from a variety of disciplines to reflect upon both the theoretical, methodological, and applied perspectives for sonification as such and in the context of multimodal displays.

Posted: 2018-03-05 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 Vadim Keylin (


Posted: 2013-03-05
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Vol 7, No 3 (2017): Sound Archives

Table of Contents


Erik Granly Jensen, Thomas Bjørnsten


Brian Harnetty
Carla J. Maier, Holger Schulze
Ricarda Franzen
Britta Lange
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