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Ethics Statement

The journal Nuevo Mundo-Mundos Nuevos is committed to guaranteeing the ethics and the quality of the articles it publishes, as well as the editorial process, adhering to the lines established by the Code of Conduct and Best Practices for editors of scientific journals defined by the Committee on Publication Ethics - COPE (COPE) with the objective of offering responsable academic publications.

Responsibilities of the Editorial Team

The editorial team (directors, editorial and advisory boards, secretariat) will be impartial in administering the works and will always guarantee the confidentiality of the evaluation process, the communication between the editorial and advisory boards as well as the anonymity of the works until they have been approved for publication.

The articles will be revised by the editorial team and external reviewers. The proposed materials for other sections of the journal may be evaluated by the editorial team without external reviews.

The editorial team has the right to reject proposed material, without recourse to external experts, when they consider that the manuscript does not meet with the minimum requirements, does not follow the publication guidelines, does not meet with the objectives of the journal or shows an important resemblance to other already published articles.

The members of the editorial team will never use the results of unpublished research in their own investigations without the express consent of the authors.

The members of the editorial team will inform the directors of any possible conflict of interest with authors or evaluations, and will abstain from making decisions about any manuscripts that might represent a problem in this sense.

The members of the editorial team will be responsible for selecting the articles for evaluation. The blind peers must be competent in the relevant field of knowledge, and commit to submitting their evaluations by the due date. The editorial team will avoid evaluators that manifest a conflict of interest or that demonstrate a rude or disrespectful attitude. Based on the received equations, they will decide which articles will be accepted and published. If needed, they may also issue authorship or revision certificates.

The editorial team will seek to limit the number of articles sent by its members to the journal. It will also assure that any original works proposed by a member of the team be evaluated externally with absolute impartiality.

In the case that poor practices are detected, the editorial team will follow the COPE recommendations and consider the possibility of withdrawing publication, sending notes in the case of inconclusive proof of bad praxis or demanding modifications from the authors.

Invited Editors’ Responsibilities

Invited editors are responsible for:

  • defining the theme, structure and articles of a special issue;
  • proportioning clear guidelines to the authors and due dates for submitting their contributions;
  • assuring, in collaboration with the permanent editorial board, that adequate reviewers are selected for all the articles;
  • establish a clear timeframe for evaluation, presentation and publication;
  • assuring that the deadlines are met;
  • and writing the introduction to the special issue.

Authors’ Responsibilities

The articles proposed to the journal must be the result of original, unpublished research, without significant extracts of other works, whether their own or of others. The authors must always refer to the sources used in elaborating their work. Plagiarism, as well as multiple or redundant publication, will be avoided at all cost. The sent works must not have been previously published in any language, or be submitted at the same time to any other evaluation process. Works that expand upon previously published material may be accepted, as long as the modifications imply a substantive improvement and the original text is duly referenced. Adaptations (translations and revisions of previously published texts) that are particularly appealing to readers may be considered by the editorial team, as long as the reason for the adaptation is specified and the original work is referenced.

Authors undertake to refrain from infringing publication ethics and to present their results honestly and without falsification, manipulation or changes in the data. The authors will take into account the rules of presentation for original work established by the journal.

Authorship of the work published in the journal belongs to those who claim for content, recognizing unsubstantial contributions in the body of the text or footnotes. All the signed authors must have contributed significantly to the production of the published work. No person that has made a significant contribution will be excluded from authorship. The authors will recognize the publications that have influenced their research and will mention the sources used or on which their work is based, following the rules established by the journal. Irrelevant citations should be avoided.

Authors will clearly indicate the sources of financing used in their research, mentioning the responsible entity and, if relevant, the identification code. The authors commit to notifying any important error that implies the necessity of withdrawing or correcting the publication. The authors will notify the editors of any possible conflict of interest with members of the editorial team or possible external reviewers.

Authors may suggest names of potential reviews, explaining their relevance to the field, as well as expressing their refusal to be evaluated by potential reviewers with whom they may have a conflict of interest. These proposals will be evaluated by the journal’s editorial team, always maintaining the confidentiality and the anonymity of the process, without communicating the decision to the authors.

Authors commit to taking into account the comments of the external reviewers and the editorial team, and to revising the requests or suggestions made in the evaluations or proofs within the deadlines established by the journal.

Reviewers’ Responsibilities

Reviewers must follow the journal’s editorial policies and best practices, as follows:

  • Reviewers will only accept articles for which they consider themselves qualified, and will abstain from evaluating those that may represent a potential conflict of interest.
  • Reviewers will inform the editorial team of any possible poor practice, so that the former can evaluate the problem and act in consequence.
  • Reviewers commit to assessing the works they receive for evaluation in a critical, honest, respectful, constructive and impartial manner.
  • Before accepting an evaluation proposal, Reviewers will make sure they can meet the deadlines established by the journal, in order to avoid publication delays.

Conflicts of interest

It will be considered a conflict of interest when there is a direct relationship between authors and reviewers, or between authors and members of the editorial team. It will also be considered a conflict of interest if, for whatever motive, the editors or the reviewers consider that they may not be objective when dealing with the work that has been proposed to the journal.

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