Ethics

The publication ethics of Contemporary Musicology are based on recommendations of the International standards elaborated by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), as well as on the Declaration of Association of Science Editors and Publishers “Ethical Principles of Science Publications”. Following these documents, the editorial board of the journal bears the responsibility for the quality of all published materials. All participants of the publishing process (editors, authors, and peer-reviewers) must abide by the ethical principles set out bellow:


Publishers’ and editors’ responsibility:

  • to improve the quality of the Journal through: finding and publishing original and scientifically significant articles, engaging reputable scholars and experts in the review process, communicating with authors and reviewers, overseeing the citation process in articles presented for publication, and providing open access to articles on the journal’s website.
  • to maintain objectivity during an article’s examination regardless of the author’s race, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religious or civil opinions, working position, or other conditions unrelated to the academic significance of the article.
  • to follow the principles of double-blind anonymous reviewing, that is, not to share personal information about authors with reviewers and vice versa.
  • to amend articles according to editorial commentary only with the authors’ approval.

Authors’ responsibility:

  • to present only the highest-quality, scholarly significant, and well-written materials for consideration.
  • to guarantee the originality of the article, which should not be previously published in any other printed or online academic source.
  • to provide full information about academic advisers (for undergraduate and graduate students) or coauthors who made considerable contributions in preparing the article.
  • to avoid plagiarism.
  • to cite all relevant sources pursuant to the Rules of submission and publishing of articles.
  • to correspond with the editor during the process of publication.
  • to react to reviewers’ critical remarks within a designated timeframe and correct the text where necessary.
  • to provide information about the sponsors of research, if applicable.

Reviewers’ responsibility:

  • to maintain objectivity and honesty while judging the materials’ quality.
  • to note the qualities and shortcomings of the given paper, especially its scholarly significance, relevance of the subject, authenticity of results, the presence of plagiarism if found, and the comprehensiveness of sources and literature.
  • to finish the review process within the designated timeframe (30 days after receiving the text from the editor).
  • to not disclose any information about the reviewed articles to third parties, and to refrain from using any information therefrom in personal research.