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: 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...

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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 Vadim Keylin (


Posted: 2013-03-05
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Vol 7, No 1 (2017): Poetry and Sound

Table of Contents


Jakob Schweppenhäuser, Birgitte Stougaard Pedersen


Claudia Benthien, Wiebke Vorrath
Lea Wierød Borčak
Martin Glaz Serup
Jakob Schweppenhäuser, Birgitte Stougaard Pedersen

Book Reviews

Jordan Lacey: Sonic Rupture A Practice-led Approach to Urban Soundscape Design, Bloomsbury, 2016
Vadim Keylin