THE BEETHOVEN JOURNAL is an award-winning English-language periodical devoted to Beethoven and includes substantial essays; reviews of new books, scores, and recordings


as well as including the only up-to-date survey of the auction market for Beethoven manuscripts and first editions.

The Beethoven Journal is intended for everyone interested in Beethoven and his music__from university professors and performers to devoted amateurs and music lovers who are interested in keeping up with cutting-edge Beethoven scholarship and research, reading reports form major Beethoven festivals and converence, and who are devoted to understanding him in an ever richer manner.

The Beethoven Journal began publication in Spring 1986 as The Beethoven Newsletter.Beginning with Vol. 10 (Spring 1995), the title was changed to The Beethoven Journal. It appears two times a year (Summer and Winter).

Individual subscriptions to The Beethoven Journal are available through membership in the American Beethoven Society.

Submit Your Article

The editor welcomes the submission of articles for consideration (via peer review) as well as other information regarding Beethoven. Potential contributors should consult the journal for matters of style and citation format. Please email potential articles to the editor, Dr. Erica Buurman at

Online Access

Online access is currently available through the subscription database Proquest. Members of the American Beethoven Society may also view the full text of back issues of The Beethoven Newsletter and The Beethoven Journal online without charge. For the password and access information, please contact us. Please allow us at least 48 hours to respond to your message while we authenticate your membership.  

Content Listings of Previous Issues

Find a full listing of contents of all back issues and current issue HERE.

Ordering Back Issues

A very limited number of issues are available in print, or photocopies can be provided. Please contact us to find out if the issue you want is available.

Members of the American Beethoven Society receive a discount ($5 for ABS members + postage) otherwise the cost for an issue is $7 + postage.

Additional charges for postage:
$3 per issue (in U.S.)
$10 per issue outside the U.S.

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To order by phone: 408-808-2058
To order by mail: Please first contact us to ensure the issue is available, then send a letter of request with a check (including postage) made out to “American Beethoven Society” to

Beethoven Center
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA 95192-0171

The Journal's ISSN is 1087-8262.