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Code of Conduct

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The following code of conduct makes reference expressly to the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors elaborated by COPE (Committee on Publication Etichs). Studi Musicali is a magazine peer-reviewed that follows a double blind review for the selection and publication of essays. All parties involved with the publication – authors, directors, scientific committee, advisors, editors –are aware of the standard of the code of conduct required which they fully share.
Responsibilities of the Director and editorial board
Studi Musicali decides whether to accept or discard an article for publication based on an assessment of its scientific qualities and originality. The Director is responsible for the evaluation procedure and text review and is supported by an editorial committee, advisory board and highly qualified peer reviewers. Articles are evaluated through a double-blind peer review procedure. Each article is assessed by two editors who are selected on the basis of their competences and qualifications related to the subject. The result of their evaluation is notified in full to the authors in writing. Studi Musicali aims at guaranteeing an anonymous, fair and impartial peer review. In case the two editors evaluate the articles differently, a third editor is then asked to assess them. The magazine examines the proposed articles by focusing on their intellectual content and does not discriminate against race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, scientific, academic and political beliefs. Such magazine ensures that proposed texts for publication remain confidential during the assessment procedure. The principle of confidentiality towards personal information, research or professional is guaranteed during the whole review process. The main office of the magazine keeps the results obtained from the peer review procedure in a confidential database. The magazine is bound by defamation, violation of copyright and plagiarism statutory provisions and has the obligation to act according to copyright treaty provisions in case of misconduct or any other violation by the author.
Editorial responsibilities
Articles are reviewed by two editors: their reasoned opinion is notified in full to the authors in writing. Texts are sent to editors anonymously. Likewise, the editorial evaluation is sent to the author in a strictly anonymous manner. Editors are asked to evaluate the articles and express their opinion in detail by suggesting amendments and corrections. The reviewers must deal with the material they receive with confidentiality and must not use information obtained during the editing process of the manuscripts to their personal advantage. Editors must notify the main office about potential conflicts of interest that could arise prior to and during the editing procedure. Furthermore, editors must inform the main office in case of violations of intellectual property provisions and other infringements.
Responsibilities of authors
Authors are directly responsible for the content of their articles and must guarantee the paternity and originality of the texts proposed to the magazine. The authors must always mention their sources by citing them precisely and promptly. Proposed texts must not have been published in other magazines in which they are protected by copyright provisions. During the editing procedure authors must not present proposed texts to other magazines with the intent of publishing them. In case a text is written by different authors, the principal author must ensure that every co-writer has seen and approved the final version of the text and agreed upon its final presentation for publication. Authors are encouraged to follow the publication rules of the magazine and to guarantee the accuracy, integrity and clarity of articles, complying with the scientific and publication standards of the magazine.
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