Why is it called Pink Noise?
In technical terms, pink noise is white noise that has been adjusted so that all frequencies have equal power. This is an attractive metaphor for what we’re trying to do within the recordmaking field.


Is Pink Noise a women’s publication?
No. It is, however, concerned with the place of women in the recordmaking field and we definitely look at many topics with the aid of a feminist lens when it helps (which is often). These are not our only concerns, of course.

Why can’t I comment on the articles?

We aim to present carefully written and edited essays and other thought pieces that people can discuss elsewhere as they would a book or scholarly article. We encourage people to teach, share, discuss and otherwise engage with the materials in their own ways.


Why are you trying to create a so-called intellectual tradition?
Because through rigorous intelligent dialogue, the field of recordmaking can mature into a more interesting, fruitful, self-determined field of creative-technical work, and because intellectual rigor will help to attract more intelligent people to our field.


Is Pink Noise a refereed journal?
Not entirely.  Peer review is certainly part of how we aim to maintain quality and accuracy in the writing here, but we also support editorial formats like the spiels section that don’t require peer review.


Is Pink Noise looking for writers?
Yes, but we uphold a very high standard in writing and are focused on topics that help support our stated mission of diversifying the voices, and building an intellectual tradition, around recordmaking.


Can I get Pink Noise in print?
No. Pink Noise is only offered online in the format you see at the website.


Can I reprint Pink Noise articles for a class I’m teaching?
Yes, you can, but you must request permission from us before doing so.  Please send enquiries to allen@pinknoisemag.com.


How do I cite a Pink Noise article in my bibliography?
Depending on the requirements of your publication or coursework description, you should use the appropriate format for citing online content. Author and publication dates of each article are found at the bottom of the article, and the URL will be the same as appears in your browser when you’re on that articles’ page.


Why do Pink Noise articles contain a plural pronoun when a singular would be correct?
Because English does not present a gender neutral pronoun, Pink Noise’s editors have adopted the more recently accepted use of the gender-neutral pronoun ‘they’ in instances that would have traditionally called for ‘he’ or ‘she’ or ‘s/he’ or ‘she and/or he’.  We find the singular ‘they’ to be an elegant and clear solution to this previous deficiency in the English language.