Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- I have read the "Copyright Notice" and the "Privacy Statement" and agree to these terms.
- I have read and followed the "Instructions for Authors."
Article manuscripts are subject to the Peer Review and Quality Assurance Guidelines.
mdwPress is the academic publisher of the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Authors who publish with mdwPress agree to the following terms:
The authors confirm being the authors of the work they submit here, which will be published online (and, if agreed, in print) by mdwPress upon acceptance. The authors' names will be evident in the publication.
mdwPress commits to the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing, and expects all editors to share this commitment. mdwPress is responsible for layout, registration, dissemination and archiving of the publication. If agreed upon, the fees involved are detailed in a separate invoice. As a not-for-profit service, mdwPress does not remunerate authors at any point in time, unless otherwise agreed.
The authors guarantee that the work is their own original creation and does not infringe any other copyrights or property rights of third parties. The authors are liable for claims by third parties and hold the mdw harmless in this regard.
The authors grant the mdw a non-exclusive, transferable and irrevocable license, unlimited in terms of location and time, in particular with regard to the rights of reproduction, distribution and making available to the public. The right of first publication in all electronic formats is also included, with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC 4.0). (Single parts of the work can be lisensed alternatively.) In any case, the license allows others to share and reuse the main body of the work at least for non-commercial purposes of preservation, text and data mining, education, research, and distribution in the original language. The work can be reused with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship, of the derivative use, and the publication by mdwPress.
Beyond that, the rights of the authors are not affected. In particular, the authors are free to enter into separate, additional agreements with third parties for the non-exclusive use of any version of the work (e.g. in institutional or subject repositories), with an acknowledgement of its publication by mdwPress.
Authors are encouraged to post their work online (e.g. on their personal websites or on a preprint server) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of the publication.
Data processing within the framework of the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna publication services is done for the purpose of covering the entire publication process including submission, assessment and publication. For the administration and publication of scientific works we will process your following personal data: personal master data when registering titles for publication (academic title, name, institute, information specific to the publication), personal master data for the inclusion in the Integrated Authority File (GND) (academic title, name, gender, year of birth, place of birth, profession, institute), communication data (name, user name, e-mail address), contract master data, customer history and IT user data.
The processing of the data takes place to implement the contract with you or to implement pre-contractual obligations, legally based therefore on art 6 sec 1 lit b GDPR.
The personal data is at first processed by mdw staff members, and thereafter, if applicable, by cooperation partners, as named on the websites of the publication services. Your scientific work as well as your name, your academic title, your institute, your e-mail address and information specific to your publication will be published on the basis of the contract and will be made publicly available. It will be saved for the duration of the contract and beyond that for the time any possible legal claims or statutory obligations may exist. Data, which have to be archived in accordance with the Federal Archive Act, will be stored for an infinite period of time.
Regarding your personal data you are entitled to the following rights under Art 15-21 GDPR: right of access, right to rectification, right to erasure, right to restriction of processing, right to data portability, right to object. In addition, you are entitled to contact a supervisory authority (in Austria: the data protection authority, email@example.com) in the event of complaints about data protection violations.
Of course you can also contact our data protection officer if you allege any data protection violations or have questions about data protection at mdw: Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 0043 1 71155 6046.