Publication ethics

Resonancias adheres to the declaration on the responsible publication of research put forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics and developed by Sabine Kleinert and Elizabeth Wager in the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, held in Singapore in 2010 (1).

The journal encourages authors to send submissions that are highly original and contribute new perspectives to the field of music studies, avoiding, insofar as possible, the recycling of previous texts, unless this new version constitutes a significant advance with respect to its predecessor. Similarly, submissions should represent a substantial contribution, and not merely meet minimum standards for publication. If the submission is the result of an official research project, the first footnote should specify the project’s title and code (if applicable), as well as its source(s) of funding.

On the other hand, Resonancias guarantees absolute transparency in dealing with authors in the evaluation of their articles, ensuring that reviewers are adequately qualified in the field in question and work independently and on a strictly academic basis in their considerations. It is for this reason that the journal requires texts to be reviewed using the double-blind peer review system, i.e. the author does not know who the reviewers are, and the reviewers do not know who the author they are reviewing is. Authors will also have the chance to poit out beforehand any possible conflict of interests in the context of peer review, so that designated persons are not considered as evaluators. Only well founded objections pertaining individuals, and not intitutions, will be accepted.

Scholars wishing to publish a response to an article, document or review published in the journal, they should send it to ( as an attached Word file, including an explanation as to reasons for their response in the body of the email. Both the explanation as well as the attached response should be strictly academic in nature, both in form and content. The editorial team will then determine whether or not to publish the document and will respond to its author in a timely manner.


1. Kleinert, Sabine y Elizabeth Wager (2011). “Responsible research publication: international standards for editors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity”, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Capítulo 51 en Mayer, Tony y Steneck, Nicholas (eds.): Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment, Singapore: Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, pp. 317-28. Available for consultation here.