Ethics and Good Editorial Practices

The publication of articles in the refereed journal Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas (RECIT), constitutes a process of permanent production of knowledge. The journal promotes the publication of open-access digital articles. In addition, it considers that it is its duty to ensure the transmission of scientific knowledge, guaranteeing its rigor and quality, under an ethical commitment to the scientific and academic community. The protocols and guidelines described here are good practices in common practice in prestigious international publishers. In this line, the Code of Conduct that has been established by the Publications Ethics Committee (COPE) for editors of scientific journals is taken as a reference.

Claims

The Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas (RECIT) undertakes to respond quickly to complaints received. In any case, if the interested parties are unable to satisfy their claims, it is considered that they have the right to raise their protests to other instances.

Protection of individual data

The Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas (RECIT) guarantees the confidentiality of individual information. It is the ultimate responsibility of the authors to have the relevant authorizations for the use of the images and trademarks that appear in their works, as well as other personal data (age, sex, social level, etc.).

Tracking bad practices

The Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas (RECIT) assumes its obligation to act accordingly in case of suspicion of bad practices or inappropriate behavior. Manuscripts that raise questions about possible misconduct will be rejected.

All reasonable efforts will be made to ensure that the work submitted for evaluation is rigorous and ethically appropriate.

Integrity and academic rigor

Any time a published work is known to contain material inaccuracies, misleading or distorted statements, it should be corrected immediately.

If any work whose content is fraudulent is detected, it will be removed as soon as it is known, immediately informing both readers and indexing systems.

Post-publication discussions and corrections

The Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas (RECIT) recognizes, in the event of incurring errors or omissions in previously published contributions, its responsibility to correct them. It is institutional editorial policy to consider the refutations (founded criticisms of the readers) of the works published in our journals and, where appropriate, to publish them (briefly), these being founded and motivated, by providing categorical evidence of the error in the original article, prior peer review and, if possible, will be the same referees who did the review of the original work.

The texts of the refutations will be sent to the author for correspondence of the original work so that he can exercise his right of reply through signed comments. The rebuttals will be published in a special section of the digital version of the journal. Sometimes the authors themselves send retractions. In the event that only one or some of the authors of the text send a retraction, it will be communicated to him or the others so that they can express what is appropriate to their right.

Complaints, disagreements, and other issues about the text that arise should be directed to the Editor-in-Chief of the Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas (RECIT), in accordance with the provisions of its editorial guidelines that are available on the website.

In the event that an error is detected in the advanced versions of articles (Advance online publication, AOP) before the version has been printed, said publication will be modified by inserting a legend that refers to the error in question. If the error is detected until the printed version, the correction will be made in the online version with the annotation of the detection of the error in both versions, indicating the dates of publication online, the date of the correction, identifying them with a DOI.

Complaints / complaints

Any author, reader, or evaluator can send their complaints through the email of the Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas: recit.ecitecvlp@uabc.edu.mx