Policy for the Declaration of Ethics in Publications, Conduct of Good Practices, and Improper Procedures in Publications
The journal Semina: Exact and Technological Sciences e-ISSN 1679-0375, is dedicated to complying with good practices regarding moral conduct consistent with the scientific publishing of journals, based on the code of conduct of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). Negligence prevention is a crucial responsibility that belongs to the EDITORS, REVISORS and AUTHORS: any antithetic behavior, and any instance of plagiarism, in the work, will not be accepted in the journal. The authors declare that the content sent is original and guarantee that the work was not published previously and is not in the process of revision/ evaluation in any other journal.
Still, the ethical precepts of research that involve human beings and animals must be respected. The publication of articles that bring research results involving human beings is subject to compliance with the ethical principles contained in the Declaration of Helsinki (1964, reformulated in 1975, 1983, 1989, 1996, 2000, and 2008), of the World Medical Association. It must be observed that compliance with the specific legislation of the country where the research was carried out. A copy of the document that shows the approval of the research emitted by a research ethics committee must be attached as a complementary document in the submission process.
Publication decisions, fair rules, confidentiality, divulgation and conflicts of interest, participation, and cooperation in investigations. That being said, the editor of the journal is responsible for:
- Decide which of the articles submitted to the journal will be published, guided by the policies of the editorial board, copyright, and plagiarism;
- Evaluate manuscripts considering their intellectual content, without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, national origin, or the political philosophy of the authors;
- Not share any information about a manuscript submitted to the journal to anyone other than the author, the section editor, and reviewers;
- Not use information that is not being published in their own investigation without the expressed written consent of the author;
- Refrain from evaluating manuscripts in which you have any conflict of interest that was a result of competitive or collaborative relationships, or even any other type of relationship or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions that are linked / connected to the articles;
- Take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented in relation to a submitted manuscript or published article.
Contribute to the editorial decision, punctuality, confidentiality, standards of objectivity, sources recognition, disclosure, and conflicts of interest. With that, the revisors are responsible for:
- Assist the editor with editorial decision-making, and help to improve the article through editorial communication;
- Notify the editor in case they do not feel qualified to evaluate the article, or if they know they won’t have time to make the revision within the deadline;
- Consider the manuscript a confidential document to be evaluated, and not something to be shown and discussed with others;
- Conduct the evaluation in an objective form, expressing your opinions clearly with supporting arguments;
- Identify published works that are relevant and that were not cited by the authors;
- Inform the editors about any changes, substantial similarities, or overlap of the manuscript in question and any other published document of which you are personally aware;
- Keep privileged information or ideas that were obtained through the evaluation confidential, and also not use it for personal gain;
- Disregard manuscripts in which they have any conflict of interest resulting from competitive or collaborative relationships or any other type of relationship or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions that are linked / to the articles.
Reporting standards, originality, plagiarism, multiple, redundant, or competing publications, source recognition, article authorship, disclosure and conflicts of interest, and fundamental errors in published works. Thus, the authors are responsible for:
- Present a precise report about the work submitted, with detailed objective analysis, and with enough references in which the others can replicate the work;
- Ensure that the work is completely original, citing influential publications that were important in determining the nature of the work and/or the words of other authors;
- Not submit the same manuscript to another journal simultaneously;
- Everyone who made significant contributions to the work must be listed as co-authors, approving the final version of the document, and agreeing with its submission for publication;
- Disclosure of any financial, substantival/ material conflict of interest present in your manuscripts that can influence the results or interpretations.
- Immediately notify the journal’s editor and cooperate with them to depict or correct the article.
This way, authors that present fraudulent declarations or intentionally imprecise ones, plagiarize in any way shape or form, and publish the same articles in a different journal, condone an antithetic and unacceptable behavior.