Yearbook Edition "Young Scientific Forum For Music And Dance"
Young Scientific Music and Dance Forum: Conference with international participation
ISSN 1313-342X (print)
YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION is an annual Edition in which conference articles are being published. The publisher is the department of Music at New Bulgarian University; the articles are reviewed by two independent anonymous reviewers and they are available to all readers. The topics of the Edition discuss various issues and matters of the fields of music, dance, drama, visual arts and literature.
Contacts for information
Contacts for Submission
Post code 1618
Montevideo Blvd. 21
Department of Music
Office 504A, building 1, 5 5th floor
- ABOUT THE EDITION. AIMS AND SCOPE
The first issue of YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION took place in 2006 at New Bulgarian University.
YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM is a conference with international participation, which was held for the first time in 2006 at New Bulgarian University. It aims to unite the efforts of young musicologists – PhD students, post-doctoral students and lecturers in the field of music and dance in the Balkan region, and to enable publicity for young scientists in musicology not only from the NBU, but also for PhD students and post-graduates from other universities and academies in Bulgaria, such as the National Music Academy in Sofia, the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv, the Southwestern University "Neofit Rilski" in Blagoevgrad, the Research Institute of Arts at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Ruse University "Angel Kanchev", Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski ", Varna Free University. But in the years to come, the conference expanded and now it frequently hosts international participants from Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, Turkey, Greece, Austria, Switzerland, Romania, Cyprus, Korea, China, Poland and others. The idea of establishing a forum for musical science has been achieved with great success. The ability to exchange scientific experience, to share ideas, to set up research methods, to show scientific results proved to be a successful strategy for cooperation between higher education institutions and especially in the field of PhD, which is supported by the cultural potential of universities to build up a comprehensive network in this part of Europe. The Young Science Forum became the first public space for scientists in Bulgaria and many other European countries.
An extension of the conference is the publishing of selected articles from the annual edition. The Edition YOUNG SCIENTIFIC FORUM OF MUSIC AND DANCE: A CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION is published once a year. The first collection was released in 2007. In 2018, the 12th volume was published.
The published materials have a scientific and practical contribution to the field of musicology, dance, music and dance art.
The Journal YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION has open access, which means that all articles are free of charge for readers and institutions. The users may read, download, copy, print, search, and use the texts for any legal reason without asking prior permission as long as the quote accurately the data, the authors, and the main publisher.
There is no submission fee but the accepted papers are required to pay a publication fee of 50 Euros. It is due after accepting the manuscript.
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- EDITORIAL POLICY
Submissions are accepted from all researchers; authors do not need to have a connection to New Bulgarian University to publish in YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION. Submission of the manuscript represents that the manuscript has not been published previously, is not considered for publication elsewhere and will not be submitted elsewhere unless it is rejected or withdrawn.
The acceptance of an article at YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION depends exclusively on the recommendation and decision of the reviewers. The viewpoint of the author does not affect the decision, however, the editing team has the right to require the author to edit/revise the text if necessary.
YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION is Open Access, which means that all published articles are freely available without charge to the users or their institutions. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author as long as the article original authors, citation details and publisher are identified.
Access Policy and Content Licensing
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Copyright for articles published in YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. Authors retain full publishing rights and are encouraged to upload their work to institutional repositories, social academic networking sites, etc. YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. It is the author's responsibility to bring an infringement action if so desired by the author.
Exceptions to copyright policy
Occasionally YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION may co-publish articles jointly with other publishers, and different licensing conditions may then apply.
Every manuscript submitted for publication to YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION is checked for plagiarism, duplicate publication and text recycling after submission and before being sent for initial editor screening and double-blind peer review We use PlagScan to detect plagiarism.
YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION is dedicated to following best practices on ethical matters, errors and retractions. The prevention of publication malpractice is one of the important responsibilities of the editorial board. Any kind of unethical behavior is not acceptable, and plagiarism in any form is not tolerated. By submitting articles YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION authors affirm that manuscript contents are original. Read our Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.
The editorial team subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and is dedicated to following the COPE Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing and the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors.
- PEER REVIEW POLICY
Every research manuscript submitted for publication to YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION is checked for plagiarism, duplicate publication and text recycling after submission and before being sent for initial editor screening and peer review. The Editorial Board select reviewers.
YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION operates with the double-blind review process, which ensures the anonymity of the reviewers and authors. All manuscripts are refereed, with research manuscripts being subject to an double-blind review process taking a maximum of six weeks. Our peer reviewers are asked to follow the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers when handling papers for YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION.
Additionally, reviewers can allow YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION to disclose their names as reviewers or to remain anonymous but with a publicly available review. Our peer reviewers are asked to follow the Peer Review Policy of YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION.
Submission of the manuscript represents that
- the manuscript has not been published previously, is not considered for publication elsewhere and will not be submitted elsewhere unless it is rejected or withdrawn
- you are agreeing to any necessary originality checks your manuscript may have to undergo during the editorial review, peer review and production processes.
When a manuscript is first received, the editorial team makes an initial judgment about the suitability of the manuscript for YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION. Manuscripts that do not align with the editorial goals of YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION, are poorly written, or do not follow the manuscript submission requirements will be rejected at this point.
Each manuscript that passes this initial editorial review is sent in a suitable form to at least two double-blind reviewers. After evaluating an article, peer reviewers submit a completed Manuscript Review Form with publishing recommendations to the editorial board. Reviews based on the Peer Review Policy of YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION must be completed within 14 days. The overall editorial review and peer review process takes maximum six weeks.
When the manuscript review process is complete, reviewers’ and editors’ comments are sent back to the author with the editorial decision. If the authors are asked to resubmit the manuscript with changes after minor or major revisions and response to comments, the revised manuscript and the author’s responses should be sent back to the reviewers for further review. Accepted manuscripts are still subject to editorial review and revision.
The Editor in Chief, in partnership with YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION editors, makes the final publication decision. Editorial decisions are not affected by the origins of the manuscript, including the nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, or religion of the authors. Articles commissioned for special themed/joint issues or submitted by the editors or members of the editorial board follow the same process of initial editor screening, originality check and peer review as general issues in accordance with the Conflict of Interest Policy of YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION.
- MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES – INSTRUCTIONS
Working languages – English and Bulgarian.
Only one article per author is allowed.
Аrticles should be sent to email@example.com
You will receive an e-mail in case your abstract is accepted.
The authors are advised to publish one article per volume. Articles in co-authorship are accepted.
The texts are submitted electronically in a .DOC(x) format to the Technical Editor of the Editorial Board at NBU, building 1, office 504A, ph 02 811504. E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org They have to be formatted in accordance with these Manuscript submission guidelines; it is advisable to use the attached template.
- 1. Deadlines:
- for submission of the papers to the Editorial Board: no later than 31 July of the current calendar year;
- review period: up to 4 weeks;
- the author is to send the edited paper to the Editorial Board at email@example.com within 2 weeks after receiving the editorial and reviewer’s proofs.
YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION is issued annually between 01 and 30 Dec of the current calendar year.
The published text must include detailed bibliographic description of the source – title, website, ISSN, year of publishing, volume, first and last page. The article may be printed out as a full-score pdf file.
- Publishing process
Each stage of the publishing process is being recorded - the date of submission, the day of acceptance.
- Acceptance requirements
- Texts that have not been formatted by these requirements or do not possess the prerequisite qualities of reasoned and factually valid scientific research will not be published and the authors will be notified.
- Papers that copy or modify already published articles, texts with insufficiently substantiated assertions, and works that are unintelligible, are not accepted.
- It is advisable to draft the article in the scheme "subject – critical analysis – problem – purpose – tasks – solution – conclusions".
It is recommended that the author, on the basis of a critical review of relevant literature, identify and indicate existing problems requiring further research on the subject. Based on the critical analysis of the literature, i.e. on the background of common issues, new ones can be highlighted, and they will eventually be associated with the author's name. Scanning from Internet is not recommended.
By submitting the text, authors declare that:
- this text has not been published or made available for publication in other journals or forums;
- the authors are acquainted with the requirements for publication and the work has been prepared in accordance with the policy of reviewing YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION;
- they agree to the Copyright Terms set out in the Editorial Policy of YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION.
- Assessment (review) of submitted papers:
To assess the content of the submitted works, YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION has established a Board of Reviewers, which is periodically updated. Reviewers who are thought to be appropriate (holders of a doctoral degree at least) receive a personal invitation. Applicant reviewers explain their expertise in questionnaires (Application Forms).
The text of the submitted paper is assessed through the system of Blind Peer-Review by two anonymous and independent reviewers.
In accordance with the policies of the journal, the lodged papers are submitted for review without details about the author (s).
Each reviewer chooses one of the possible recommendations:
- to publish without changes;
- to be published after revision – the reviewer submits specific and detailed notes to which the author must respond and revise the text (within the announced deadline) in accordance with the recommendations made;
- not to be published – in case the Edition is not suitable for such publication or if the manuscript does not contain well-founded results.
Rules for structuring fhe Manuscript
It is recommended to use a template ("ManuscriptTemplate"). The structure of a draft should include:
- article title and author’s/co-author’s names;
- summary (including: article purpose, results and contributions);
- key words;
- main text with embedded graphic materials (music examples, figures, diagrams, graphs, photographs, etc.), tables and formulas (if any); references;
- conclusion with estimates of the results obtained and relevant contributions;
- list of reference sources;
- attachments (if any);
- contact details of each of the co-authors.
Use of copyrighted material
In order to use materials for which the authors of the paper do not own the copyright, a written permission from the copyright owner must be obtained in advance. Such material may be in the form of text, data, table, illustration, photograph, drawing, diagram, audio or video (film), and any additional non-material material. This applies both to direct (verbatim or facsimile) reproduction as well as to "derivative representation" (creation of a new figure or table derived primarily from a copyrighted source).
The permission of the copyright holder must relate to the specific use of each of the external materials. The authors are solely responsible for any fees that the copyright holder may charge for reuse.
Reproduction of short passages of text (except poetry and lyrics) in the context of "critical analysis" in the text is possible without official permission, provided that the quotation is reproduced accurately and its full citation is given.
Preparation of the work for anonymous review
For the process of double anonymous evaluation (review), co-authors must submit 2 versions of the draft:
1. a draft submitted for publication ("Manuscript" file),
2. a draft submitted for review ("Blinded Manuscript" file).
The version that is submitted for review (a separate "Blinded Manuscript" file) must be properly prepared to ensure anonymity:
- Removed names and details under the title in the manuscript. Removal of references to funding sources. Don't include thank you notes.
- Remove names or other identifying information from the resume.
- The figures must not contain an affiliation-related identifier.
- Self-citations in the text should be in the form "[Anonymous 2007]". Use of a third party for citations to previous co-authors' publications (eg citations), e.g. replacing all phrases such as "... as I had written [before]" with the phrase "... as written before [Anonymous 2007]". In the Reference list, the source should also be in the form: "[Anonymous 2007] (Details omitted for double anonymous review)".
- File names and properties must also ensure that the document is anonymous.
Co-authors protocol (in case the submitted text is co-authored by two or more authors)
One of the co-authors should be authorized (via free text) by all co-authors to act on their behalf on all issues related to the publication of the manuscript. The co-authors mentioned in the manuscript are considered to have reasonable claims for co-authorship, with the order of names being agreed upon by all co-authors. It is also agreed by all the authors to indicate the percentage of each of them in the drafting of the manuscript.
The contents of the co-authorship protocol are as follows:
- Title of the manuscript.
- Authorized co-author and email address.
- Sequence of names in the manuscript and percentage of co-authors (to be given by ratio of different parts / approaches when drafting a text such as: leading / supporting or equal participation).
- Declaration of originality.
- Names and signatures of all co-authors and date.
Young Scientific Music and Dance Forum: A Conference with International Participation
The co-authorship protocol is given as a separate “Protocol” file.
Completed and scanned, this protocol is sent with the manuscript.
A cover page (a separate “Title Page” file) must be provided with the manuscript, which includes full information for each of the authors:
- Article title;
- Information for each co-author, including:
Paragraph 1: Full name of each co-author, Position, Degree, Full departmental / institutional affiliation, and changes over time (if any).
Paragraph 2: Short biography (up to 100 words)
Paragraph 3: Research interest.
Paragraph 4: Contact information (name, address, telephone / fax, e-mail). It is recommended that you provide an ORCiD ID for each co-author. ORCiD ID can be obtained after free registration at https://orcid.org.
According to the volume guidelines, the authors include:
- Number of words in the body of the text =
- Number of words in the rest of the text: review, critique or comment =
Articles should be up to 10 pages long. The following guidelines are recommended for the maximum size of the main textual part of the work (without title, authors, abstracts, keywords, tables, graphic materials, formulas, references, and authors' information):
- author’s contribution: up to 3000 words;
- review, critical analysis or comment: 1000 words.
Manuscripts that significantly exceed this size (or are too short) will be critically revised for length before being reviewed.
Authors should include the number of words in the manuscript as described above in the Title Page file.
Pages should not be numbered. The formatting options are:
- Page size: A4 (210/297 mm), Portrait, single column.
- Font Size: 12 pt Times New Roman, Normal, Justified, Style Body A.
- Margins (page margins) are as follows: Top 25mm, Bottom 205mm, Inside 25mm, Outside 25mm; when Mirror margin is highlighted, and in the Layout section, Different odd and even is highlighted.
- Spacing: 1.5 lines; Before = 0; After = 0.
- Alignment: Justified.
- First line indent text only: 12.5 mm (do not use tabs). The section names are indented.
- Bullets: bullet position 12.5 mm, text indent 0 mm, tab stop at 17 mm.
The Manuscript Template is formatted within these parameters.
It is obligatory to use the standard BDS ISO 690_2011 when formatting.
Check up points before submitting the paper to the Young Scientific Music and Dance Forum: Conference with International Participation
- The work is original and is written by the named author (s).
- The work has not been published before, anywhere and in any language.
- The work is not being currently considered for publication in another edition and will not be submitted for publication in another edition while it is under review by the Young Scientific Music and Dance Forum: Conference with International Participation.
- The paper was prepared and submitted through the following set of files (in Microsoft Word format) according to the "Guidelines for Submission (Instructions for Authors)" to the YOUTH SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION:
- file "Manuscript.doc(x) "– text submitted for publication;
- file "BlindedManuscript.doc(x)" – text submitted for review, without author / co-authors;
- file “TitlePage.doc(x)” – cover page, which includes complete information about the author / each of the authors;
- file “Protocol.doc(x)” – scanned signed protocol agreement between the authors (if the manuscript is written by more than one author);
- file "Author's Declaration of Authenticity".
- All authors have read and accepted the terms and conditions of the Young Scientific Music and Dance Forum: a conference with international participation, as described in the Editorial and Review Policies. According to the policies, all authors have identified possible conflicts of interest.
In the case of a co-authored article, all co-authors have read the final draft and agree to publish it in Young Scientific Music and Dance Forum: A Conference with International
- EDITORIAL BOARD AND ТEAM
Editor in Chief
- Yavor Konov, PhD, DSc (New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Milena Shushulova-Pavlova PhD (New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria) email@example.com
- Violeta Decheva, PhD, DSc (New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Simo Lazarov PhD (New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria) email@example.com
- Gheorghi Arnaoudov PhD (New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rainer Bischoff (ex Wiener Musikuniversität, ex Wien Privatuniversität, Austria) email@example.com
- Piero (Pietro) Barbareschi, PhD (Institution, Italy) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Maurizio Torelli (Istituto Nazionale Tostiano – Ortona, Italy) email@example.com
- Luciano González Sarmiento, PhD (Institution, Spain) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ivana B. Perković, PhD (Faculty of Music, University of Arts, Belgrad, Serbia,) email@example.com
- Assoc. Prof. Daniela Illich, PhD (University of Nish, Serbia) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Prof. Georgi Petkov (New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria) email@example.com
- Assoc. Prof. Michael Musial Director, (Theatre Institute at Sage, Associate Professor, Music Edith McCrea Distinguished Chair in Music, Russell Sage College, Troy NY, USA) firstname.lastname@example.org
- D-r Natalia Afeyan – translation and editing in English (New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria) email@example.com
- CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY
All authors, peer reviewers, and members of the editorial team must disclose any association that poses a Conflict of Interest in connection with manuscripts submitted to YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION. Our Conflict of Interest Policy applies to all material published in YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION including research articles, reviews, and commentaries.
A conflict of interest includes a financial association or relationship that could influence the objectivity, integrity, or interpretation of a publication. Such conflicts of interest include relationships with corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the article. These relations include employment, substantive ownership of stock or mutual funds, membership on a standing advisory council or committee, service on the board of directors, or public association with the company or its products. Other areas of conflict of interest could include receiving consulting fees, patent filings, serving as a paid spokesperson, or providing services in exchange for honoraria. Other examples of possible conflicts include past or present association as thesis advisor or thesis student, or a family relationship, such as a partner or parent–child relationship.
When a conflict of interest is disclosed either by the author or editor, a footnote describing the conflict will be included with the published article.
Conflict of Interest Policy: Authors
Authors are required during submission of their manuscripts to disclose any conflict of interest and acknowledge all funding sources supporting the work. This information should be included in the Acknowledgments section of the manuscript. The corresponding author must ensure that all authors have been asked to disclose any conflicts of interest. Recent collaborators, defined as people who have coauthored a paper or were a principal investigator on a grant with the author or member within the past 48 months, must be excluded as editors and reviewers.
Conflict of Interest Policy: Reviewers and Editors
Peer Reviewers and editors are asked to recuse themselves from handling a paper if the conflict makes them unable to make an impartial scholarly judgment or evaluation. Peer reviewers may not undertake a review on a manuscript if they are unable to do so objectively. A peer reviewer or editor who has a conflict but believes that it does not preclude his or her making a proper judgment must disclose to the journal the nature of the conflict. Editorial decisions for manuscripts commissioned or solicited by the Editor in Chief will not be made by that Editor in Chief.
Potential conflict of interest for reviewers. The invitation letter to reviewers will include the following paragraph: ‘If you know or think you know the identity of the author, and if you feel there is any potential conflict of interest in your refereeing this paper because of your relationship with the author (e.g. in terms of close friendship or conflict/rivalry) or for any other reason, please declare it. By accepting this invitation, it is assumed there is no potential conflict of interest.’ Standard policy will be not to use a referee if a conflict of interest has been declared, but the editors may use their discretion after consulting with one another.
Submission by an editor. A paper submitted by an editor will be handled by one of the other editors who does not have a conflict with the review and who is not at the same institution as the submitting editor. The other editor will select referees and make all decisions on the paper.
Submission by author at same institution as one of the editors. A paper submitted by an author for which there is a potential conflict with who is at the same institution as one of the editors will be handled by one of the other editors. The other editor will select referees and make all decisions on the paper.
Submission by family member of editor or by author whose relationship with editor might create the perception of bias. A paper submitted by a family member of one of the editors, or by an author whose relationship with one of the editors might create the perception of bias (e.g. in terms of close friendship or conflict/rivalry), will be handled by another editor. The other editor will select referees and make all decisions on the paper. If in doubt, the editors will consult with the Journal editor.
YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION reserves the right to publish an erratum disclosing conflict(s) of interest related to a previously published paper. Authors, referees, or editors who have deliberately or recklessly failed to disclose conflicts of interest may receive sanctions, including being banned from publishing in YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION for a period of time.
This policy applies to all material published in YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION including research articles, reviews, and commentaries.
- ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE STATEMENT
YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION is dedicated to following best practices on ethical matters, errors and retractions. The prevention of publication malpractice is one of the important responsibilities of the editorial board. Any kind of unethical behavior is not acceptable, and plagiarism in any form is not tolerated. By submitting articles to YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION authors affirm that manuscript contents are original.
The following duties outlined for editors, authors, and reviewers are based on the codes of conduct and international standards established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) – COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors.
- Duties of Editor
- Publication Decisions: Based on the review report of the editorial review board, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript.
- Review of Manuscripts: Each editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality, making use of appropriate software to do so. Following desk review, the manuscript is forwarded for blind peer review to the editorial review board who will make a recommendation to accept, reject, or modify the manuscript.
- Fair Review: The editor must ensure that each manuscript received by LEADERSHIP, YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors.
- Confidentiality: The editor must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.
- Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: The editors of YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MUSIC AND DANCE FORUM: CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION will not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research without written consent of the author.
- Duties of Authors
- Reporting Standards: Authors should present an accurate account of their original research as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Manuscripts will follow the submission guidelines of the journal. (See submission guideline policies)
- Originality: Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work.
- Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications: Authors should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently. It is also expected that the author will not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal.
- Acknowledgement of Sources: Authors should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have been influential in the research work.
- Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors.
- Data Access and Retention: Authors should provide raw data related to their manuscript for editorial review and must retain such data.
- Fundamental Errors in Published Works: If at any point of time, the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in their submitted manuscript, then the error or inaccuracy must be reported to the editor.
- Duties of Reviewers
- Confidentiality: Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information.
- Acknowledgement of Sources: Manuscript reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research. Any kind of similarity or overlap between the manuscripts under consideration or with any other published paper of which the reviewer has personal knowledge must be immediately brought to the editor's notice.
- Standards of Objectivity: Review of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively and the reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
- Promptness: In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete the review of a manuscript within the stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editor, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer.