Publication Ethics
PRIVACY POLICY and PUBLICATION ETHICS
Swar Sindhu, A National Peer-Reviesed Journal of Music, is committed to ensure that privacy of author(s) is protected. The Journal may change this policy from time to time or while updating the web page. The journal gathers following information:
• Name of the author
• Institutional affiliation
• Contact Information including Email Address
• Education Qualification
• Occupation
The information is required for understanding the needs of users and to offer better services.
Swar Sindhu, A National Peer-Reviesed Journal of Music, is double blind peer reviewed journal.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF EDITORS
• The Chief Editor and Editors of the journal are responsible for selecting which research papers are accepted for publication after double blind peer review process.
• The Chief Editor and Editors evaluate the paper(s) purely on the basis of academic content irrespective of race, gender, religious conviction, ethnicity, nationality, or political affiliation of authors.
• The Editors and Editorial Boardshould not reveal any information about the submitted papers to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewersand publisher.
• Unpublished contentof submitted papershould not be used by anyone while handling the paper(s) for his or her own research.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF REVIEWERS
• Assist in Peer Review process and makingeditorial decision through editorial communications with author
• Helpthe author in improving the paper, wherever applicable
• If thereviewer is unable to undertake the job of reviewing, he/she shall promptly convey the same to the Chief Editor and Editors
• Confidentially handle the papers received for review.
• Reviewthe paper rationally andempirically avoiding any favoritismand personal criticism.
• Try toascertain whether the relevant published work used by the author has been referred/ cited/acknowledged
• Maintain the confidentiallyof the information or ideas achievedduring the peer review process.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF AUTHORS
Authors of papers should:
• Presentaccurateinformation and original ideas. Supporting data should be represented precisely in the paper. A paper musthave detailsof cited work / acknowledgment.
• Ensure that the content is entirely original, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, it must be suitably cited or quoted.
• Avoid submitting of same research paper to more than one journal simultaneously, which is unethical and unacceptable.
• Must acknowledge the work of others/ funding (if any) received for the research
Research papers published or under review elsewhere, will be cancelled. Corresponding Author must ensure that all co-authors areappropriate.