Publication Ethics

Duties of Authors

  1. Authors must certify that the work is original. It has yet to be presented at a scholarly conference (Proceedings) or published elsewhere.
  2. Authors must present factual information without distorting or fabricating data.
  3. Authors must not plagiarize the work of others to benefit from it.                             
  4. In the case of using any portion of the work of others in authors' work, the source of the work must be appropriately cited in the footnotes and bibliography.                       
  5. The article’s content must be consistent with the goals of Rangsit Music Journal.         
  6. Articles submitted for publication must adhere to the format specified in “Manuscript Preparation Instructions” by Rangsit Music Journal; otherwise, the board of editors may contemplate rejecting the submission.
  7. Articles with co-authors must be written by someone who participates in the procedure. A board of editors will evaluate the possibility based on articles' content.           
  8. In the article’s acknowledgments, funding sources for research must be listed.               
  9. Authors must disclose any potential conflicts of interest.                                             
  10. Authors contemplates revising the article based on the recommendations of reviewers and the board of editors.
  11. According to the document Sor Thor 0509(2)/Wor 1678, which is an academic work published after November 1, 2018, articles involving human research must be accompanied by documents approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee.   
  12. Before beginning the journal article review procedure, Authors must submit documentary evidence according to the “Manuscript Preparation Instructions.”

Duties of Reviewers

  1. Throughout the duration of the evaluation, reviewers will not reveal any article-related information to unrelated parties (confidentiality).
  2. Reviewers must not have any conflicts of interest with authors, such as co-authorship or other relationships that prevent the expert from evaluating and providing feedback independently.
  3. Reviewers will evaluate articles within their expertise based on the article's content.
  4. Reviewers evaluate articles based on their significance, originality, lucidity, and consistency of the content, as opposed to using unsupported personal opinions as decision-making criteria.
  5. During the evaluation, reviewers can suggest pertinent information that is consistent with the article (if authors are not cited).
  6. If reviewers determine, based on unambiguous evidence, that the article is similar to or duplicates the work of others, they may reject publication and inform editors.

Duties of Editors

  1. Before beginning the evaluation process by reviewers for publication in reputable journals, editors are responsible for considering the format, completeness, and quality of articles.
  2. The editors will not reveal any information. During the period of article evaluation and publication, this journal may disclose authors' or reviewers' information to unrelated third parties.
  3. Editors are the primary evaluators when selecting articles for publication and considering publishing articles that have passed the article evaluation process based on the results of the evaluation of the article's significance, novelty, clarity, and conformity with the journal's policies.
  4. After presentations at academic conferences (proceedings), editors will not publish previously published articles in the form of journals or articles.
  5. Editors will not reject the publication of nonconforming articles until they have sufficient evidence to do so.
  6. Editors must not have any conflicts of interest with authors, reviewers, and the board of editors.
  7. Editors check for instances of plagiarism using a reliable program. If there is clear evidence that another author's work has been plagiarized, editors will contact the primary author for clarification; if no academic clarification is provided, editors will reject the article for publication.
  8. If plagiarism is detected during the article evaluation process, editors will promptly contact the primary author to request clarification for "accepting" or "declining" the publication of the article.
  9. If an article is rejected, the editors will notify the author in writing. The fee and manuscript will not be returned. Nonetheless, the editor's decision is definitive, and the author has no recourse or right of appeal.