A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO
These Guidelines are intended for those who consider publishing volumes under the auspices of the International Council for Traditional Music.
Any publications resulting from the activities of the Council and not published directly by the Secretariat, including but not limited to ICTM Colloquia, ICTM Study Group Symposia and websites, and meetings of National and Regional Committees, shall be governed by these Guidelines.
These Guidelines concern both printed and electronic publications, regardless of their contents, length, language, or editorial procedures.
The editor or one of the editors of the envisioned publication shall communicate with the Secretariat at least three times:
Whenever possible, publications should be double-blind refereed (anonymity of author to referee and referee to author). This is important in many places for publications to be counted for purposes of promotion of the individual and assessment of the standing of the Department, School, Faculty, Institute or University to which the author belongs. An exception to this may be the publication of the Proceedings of a Symposium, Colloquium or other meeting when all papers are published without selection.
The ICTM logo shall be featured prominently on the publication, if possible on the front cover and on the title/first page.
The Secretariat shall provide the necessary files to the editor/s.
Ratified in July 2014 (Astana).