Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
The submitting author further guarantees that any attachments submitted including any sound files are legally and ethically suitable for open access and indemnifies the editors and editorial board against any subsequent legal action or dispute based on any aspect of copyright or ethical consent in any of their submitted material. The submitting author also confirms that any fieldwork data used in the publication or additional audio files has been obtained using rigorous ethical consent from other participants in their research.
This also extends to fieldwork where we expect that individual contributing authors adhere to the best practice in ethical fieldwork, a useful example of which can be found at the Society for Ethnomusicology’s website, SEM Position Statement on Ethics in Fieldwork.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
PUBLICATION ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE STATEMENT
The International Journal for Traditional Arts is self-published by the Editors. The Editors are committed to upholding the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics' Code of Conduct for Publishers. Plagiarism, fraudulent publication or any other form of misconduct will not be tolerated. All submissions will be screened for plagiarism before being sent to reviewers. Should unethical behaviour come to the attention of the Editors, an investigation will be initiated, and all appropriate steps will be taken to rectify the situation (including, where necessary, the publication of clarifications, corrections retractions, and/or apologies).