Ethics Policy

Ethics Policy

By submitting an article or other work to Grateful Dead Studies you agree to comply with the following Ethics Policy:

Duties and Responsibilities of Authors

  1. Originality and Plagiarism: All manuscripts must be the original work of authors and be free of plagiarism.
  2. Authorship of the Paper: Authorship of a manuscript should be limited to authors who have made significant contributions to the text.
  3. Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Submission: Authors must not submit the same manuscript to more than one potential publisher, organ, or journal concurrently. All submissions made to Grateful Dead Studies are the property of Grateful Dead Studies, as enumerated in these Policies.
  4. Acknowledgement of Sources: Authors must properly and accurately acknowledge the work of others.
  5. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest and Financial Support: Authors should disclose any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript and acknowledge individuals or organizations that have provided financial support for research.
  6. Data Access and Retention: Authors may be asked to provide their raw data in connection with manuscripts for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data if possible.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Editor

  1. Publication Decisions: The Editor is responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to Grateful Dead studies should be reviewed or published.
  2. Fair Play: The Editor shall ensure the integrity of the publication review process. The Editor will not reveal the identity of authors of manuscripts to the reviewers, nor the identity of reviewers to authors.
  3. Confidentiality: The Editor will treat received manuscripts for review as confidential documents and will not disclose any information about submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, or other editorial advisers.
  4. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: The Editor and any editorial staff will not use materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript (published or unpublished) for their own research.

Duties and Responsibilities of Peer Reviewers

  1. Confidentiality: Reviewers will keep all information regarding submissions confidential and treat them as privileged information.
  2. Objectivity: Reviewers will assess submissions objectively, with no personal criticism of the author.
  3. Contribution to Editorial Decision: Reviewers must express their views clearly with supporting arguments in the format specified by the Reviewers guide.
  4. Promptness: Reviewers must complete their reviews within the specified time frame established by the Editor.
  5. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the submission. Readers shall inform the Editor of any conflicts prior to their selection.