Publication Ethics
Científica adheres to the guidelines and good practices of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE,, which are known by the members of our editorial team. It is also considered necessary to mention the following statements*:

Authorship and contributorship

In Científica, attention is always paid to possible features that show inconsistencies in the manuscripts regarding authorship and co-authorship; the document proposed by COPE for this purpose is used as a guide: How to Recognise Potential Authorship Problems.

Comments, suggestions or complaints about a procedure or person

At any time, Cientifica allows the submission of comments, suggestions or complaints both about its procedures and from members of its professional or scientific editorial team. When referring to a procedure, the Editor-in-Chief meets with its actors to formulate a precise response that will be given in no more than ten business days. In the event that one or more members of the professional editorial team are referred, the Editor-in-Chief, together with those involved, will provide a response in no more than five business days. Finally, in the event that one or more members of the scientific editorial team are referred, the Editor-in-Chief, together with those involved, will provide a response in no more than fifteen business days. For all cases, the ethical guidelines of the document Ethics toolkit for a successful editorial office: A COPE GUIDE will be observed.

Conflicts of interest

If there is a conflict of interest in a manuscript under review and even in a published work, the actions of the COPE schemes are followed (for a manuscript or for an article ), to carry out the resolution that allows it to be eliminated or clarified with publication of relevant details.

Policies on data sharing and reproducibility

Científica journal takes care of the scientific rigor of the data set of both the manuscripts and the articles, ensuring the inherent reproducibility of the research activity. Therefore, the COPE guidelines specified in the corresponding pre-publication and post-publication diagrams are used.

Policy on ethical oversight

If the publishing institution or editor has concerns about an article that raises an ethical issue, either before or after publication, the guidelines in the COPE Guidance for when Institutions Are Contact by Journals are followed.

Policy on intellectual property

In the case of suspicions about data sets before or after publication, such as intellectual property, research or management regulations, the COPE guidelines specified in the corresponding diagrams are used: pre-publication or post-publication.
Also if suspicious patterns are found in the submission process, the suggested actions guide in the document Systematic Manipulation of the Publication Process is used.

Post-publication discussions and corrections (articles)

Critiques or corrections to articles provide a mechanism for readers to raise concerns or seek clarification about the content, provide another interpretation of the original content, and allow other topics to be addressed for your academic community. Cientifica will receive and address, always, the comments and will appropriately publish the responses, replies or retractions of the case considering the definitions and processes set out in the COPE's Handling of Post-Publication Critiques.

Response to complaints or punishment for non-compliance with the code (bad practices or misconduct)

In the case of those involved in the scientific communication process (editors, reviewers, authors), when they are found committing inappropriate conduct described in these statements, they will be removed from editorial tasks and will not be allowed involvement with Cientifica for a period of two years from the date of the resolution taken and notified to those involved. In any case of recidivism, they will be permanently removed from the tasks of our publication.
If inappropriate conduct is clearly observed in any of the above topics by members of the professional or scientific editorial team in Cientifica, the Editor-in-Chief will design the corresponding punishment and communicate it to the parties involved.

Anti-plagiarism tool

Each article received, once it has met the editorial formatting standards, is reviewed with the Turnitin© anti-plagiarism software. To avoid plagiarism, it is expected that authors and other journals take this part of the process seriously. It is expected that within the original content and considering the textual quotes, the percentage of similarity is less than 20%; In major cases, it will be returned for its pertinent adaptation. If you encounter the case of an article already published, plagiarized or substantially derived from a previous work that does not present a new contribution to its field, authors will not be allowed involvement with Cientifica for a period of two years from the date of the resolution taken and notified.

*For the terms of these statements, "article" refers to a published work, while "manuscript" refers to those received or in the process of review.