Version 1.1 (8/3/2021)

This disclaimer must be read next to and in addition to the privacy policy and the cookie policy.

1 Application

This website (www.echo.orpheusinstituut.be) is managed by Orpheus Instituut vzw. The use of the website is subject to the conditions and provisions below. You are expected to take note of this and to accept it.

The Orpheus Institute can change these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice.

2 Terms of use

This website is intended to provide the content of the Echo journal, developed by the Music, Thought and Technology research cluster at the Orpheus Institute.

ECHO is a digital publication and intended to be experienced online. Copy-edited post-production text-only versions of articles are provided as PDF documents for ease of reading offline.

Although the Orpheus Institute makes every effort to provide information that it thinks is up-to-date and correct, the Orpheus Institute does not guarantee the adequacy, correctness, completeness or topicality of that information, nor that the website is comprehensive or suitable to use for a goal. Nor does the Orpheus Institute guarantee continuous access to the website, nor the absence of malfunctions or the proper functioning of the website.

If you find inaccuracies in the information available on this website, you can contact a journal staff member at the Orpheus Institute on the following email address: echojournal@orpheusinstituut.be

3 Liability

The Orpheus Institute cannot be held liable for any damage that arises or arises from the (un)direct use of the website or the information made available on the website.

As a visitor of the website, you must take all reasonable precautions to avoid that your equipment or data are affected by viruses, bugs, etc. The Orpheus Institute provides no guarantee regarding the compatibility between the visitor's software and the files and parts that are part of or appear on the website.

Nor can the Orpheus Institute be held liable in any way for the electronic communication that takes place via the website, such as the sending of emails, delay, interception or manipulation by third parties of this communication.

4 Intellectual property

The website is an original creation of which both the content and the structure are protected by copyright or other intellectual property rights. Logos, drawings, images, etc. also used on the website are protected by copyright.

ECHO is published in Diamond Open Access (DOA) with the following Creative Commons-licence: Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), unless stated otherwise. The license allows articles to be downloaded and shared with others, provided that ECHO and the author(s) of the article are mentioned, that the article is not altered, and that the work is not used commercially. Any other use including but not limited to reproduction, distribution and/or re-use in any form whatsoever, whether in full or in part, temporary or permanent, of the website or information of the Orpheus Institute, is strictly prohibited without its written and prior consent.

Author rights

Authors retain full copyright and publishing rights of their contributions published with ECHO, while granting Orpheus Instituut the right to distribute and continue showing the article in perpetuity under the journal’s preferred licence. Authors may deposit any version, whether pre- or post-publication, to any repository or website.

Authors also consent to copies being stored by third-party digital preservation services including, but not limited to, the Internet Archive.

The journal does not impose an embargo period on the redistribution of material.


Plagiarism is understood by the editors as failing to acknowledge the work or contributions of other people. This can include reusing material and paraphrasing material without appropriate citation.

ECHO does not run any official plagiarism checks, but issue editors and peer reviewers are asked to consider whether the author of a submission has plagiarised another publication or published the research before.

Following the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), authors will also be expected to retain documentation for any citations to unpublished work, such as personal communications.

Third-Party Copyright

In many cases, copyright or other proprietary rights for material published in ECHO may be held by individuals or entities other than, or in addition to, the authors or the Orpheus Institute. Where materials (text or image-based) published in the journal are still protected by copyright, the author must cite the relevant copyright information when reproducing it and comply with all other terms or restrictions that may be applicable to that material.

5 Preservation

Digital preservation

ECHO is indexed in WARC (Web ARChive) file format by the Internet Archive. This format captures the full HTML rendering of the website, including enriched digital content.


Every article and issue published in this journal is assigned a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI) which can be cited in academic publication. The DOI can be found at the bottom of an article in the imprint section. DOIs provide current information about where an object can be found on the Internet. While the location of the object may change over time, its DOI will not change. We recommend that when DOIs are available, you include them for both print and electronic sources. All our DOIs are registered at CrossRef.

ECHO also encourages contributors to register for an Open Researcher and Contributor iD (ORCID iD). The ORCID ID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognised.

6 Email traffic

The law of 13 June 2005 on the confidential nature of electronic communication is applicable to every email from the Orpheus Institute, in particular Article 124.

The information sent via email is exclusively intended for the addressee(s). Publication, multiplication and/or distribution of this information to third parties is not permitted. The Orpheus Institute is not liable for the incorrect or incomplete transmission, nor for the lateness, nor for the destruction of data as a result of this transmission. If you receive an email while it is not intended for you, we ask you to notify us immediately and to destroy the message.

7 Amendments

The Orpheus Institute can change this disclaimer and will communicate the changes on the website echo.orpheusinstituut.be with reference to the updated version. The date is always displayed at the top of this page. The changes take effect automatically after publication.

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