The Editorial Board of e–pública is committed to the scientific community in guaranteeing the ethical compliance and quality of published articles. Our Journal builds from the Code of Conduct and Good Practices of the Ethics Committee in Publications (COPE) for editors of scientific journals. At the same time, the Board guarantees adequate response to the needs of readers and authors, ensuring the quality of all that is published, and protecting and respecting the content of the articles as well as their integrity. The Editorial Board undertakes to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when necessary.
In compliance with these good practices, e–pública has a system of selection of articles reviewed by external evaluators – anonymous and in pairs – with criteria based exclusively on the scientific relevance of the article and the originality, clarity and pertinence of the work presented.
We guarantee the full confidentiality of the evaluation process, the anonymity of the evaluators and authors, the content evaluated, the report issued by the evaluators and any other communication issued by the editorial, advisory and scientific committees, where appropriate.
In the same way, confidentiality will be maintained through any possible clarifications, claims or complaints that an author wishes to refer to the committees of the Journal or to the evaluators of the article.
The e–pública Journal declares its commitment for the respect and integrity of works already published. For this reason, plagiarism is strictly prohibited and texts that are identified as plagiaristic or with fraudulent content will not be published, or will be removed from the Journal if already published. The Journal will use the UNICHECK software to detect possible plagiarism. The Journal will act in such cases as quickly as possible. By accepting the terms and agreements expressed by our Journal, the authors ensure that the article and the materials associated with it are original and do not infringe on copyright. The authors must also justify that, in the case of shared authorship, full consensus was reached by all the affected authors, and that the work has not been presented or published previously in other media.