Code of Ethics

In order to ensure a harmonious relationship between the parties involved and to guarantee the quality of the contents, LAER requires authors, reviewers, and the members of the Editorial Committee to maintain the highest standards of intellectual and scientific integrity.

Obligations of the Editorial Committee:

  • Select and assign the reviewers of the works received by the journal, depending on its experience as researchers on the corresponding field.
  • Inform the authors of the results of the evaluation process to which the work received by the journal has been submitted.
  • Keep the identity of the reviewers confidential.
  • Refuse those collaborative proposals that are published in other printed or electronic journals, as well as those that constitute total or partial plagiarism.
  • Resolve conflicts that may arise in the evaluation and editing process, based on the recommendations of the Committee on Publications Ethics (COPE).
  • Propose initiatives that lead to an improvement of the journal in its different aspects: quality, visibility, presentation.
  • Help in the editing process.

Obligations of reviewers:

  • Declare and explain, if any, a conflict of interest in carrying out its opinion.
  • Treat confidential the text of which has been assigned to it.
  • Maintain their participation as a reviewer even after the work has been published.
  • Do not transfer your review role to other researchers.
  • Issue their assessments according to the merits and/or weaknesses of the assigned text, relying on the opinion format at its disposal.
  • Send the results of their evaluation within the period established by the journal.
  • Do not quote or copy the text entrusted to you.

Obligations of the authors:

  • Send unpublished collaborative proposals, which are not in other editorial processes in any form.
  • Sign the copyright agreement to submit a paper.
  • Correct, expand or improve your articles, once they have been accepted for publication, taking into account the comments of the reviewers.
  • Send corrections to the submitted versions within the period requested by the journal.

The following behaviours are considered unacceptable:

  • Plagiarism: partial or total reproduction of work outside the researcher who proposes it, whether or not published, without the author's credit. Any text that incurs plagiarism will be rejected.
  • Simultaneous postulation of the same article for different publications: the identification of this will result in the disqualification of the article as a candidate for publication or in the automatic discharge of the opinion process as the case may be.
  • Corruption or manipulation of the opinion processes. If a conflict of interest in an opinion is to be detected, this result will be cancelled and the reviewer involved will be designed. After this, another reviewer will be assigned.
  • Indication or suggestion in the opinion by the reviewer that his own publications be taken into account in order to enrich or improve some aspect of the revised work.