- Many of these journals deal with musical life in world capitals: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Milan, New York, Prague, Paris and St. Petersburg. The Collection also contains several monumental journals including Musical America until 1922, Le Guide musical (1855-1919), the Neue Berliner Musikzeitung (1847-1896) and early musicology periodicals. Future titles will include those focusing on instruments, genres, music education, and jazz, with others combining both musical and non-musical content.
- The exclusive journal list includes those with long publication runs and those with very dense content.
The thought that so many journals—complete runs of them—would be available in digitized format over the internet is enough to make any musician downright intoxicated ... RIPM is quite simply the finest large-scale bibliographical project in musicology.– Reviewers, National Endowment for the Humanities