Code of Ethics

The Selecciones Matemáticas adhere to the principles of the Code of Conduct of the Publications Ethics Committee (COPE), The journal expect that editors, peer reviewers and authors rigorously follow best practices of ethical behavior contained therein and the COPE flowcharts to resolve cases of suspected misconduct.

The journal also follows recommendations contained in A Guide for Editors-in-Chief, Associate Editors, and Managing Editors and expect that authors who wish to publish in the Selecciones Matemáticas Journal must meet the criteria of the international standard for authors.

Most important points are presented below, but it is advisable to refer to original documents above. 

1.  Editors evaluate manuscripts submitted to the journal based solely on their merit (importance, originality, study’s validity, and clarity) and its relevance to the journal’s scope, without regard to the authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, citizenship, religious belief, political philosophy or institutional affiliation.

2.  Decisions to edit and publish are not determined by the policies of governments or any other agencies outside of the journal itself. The editor-in-chief has full authority over the entire journal’s content and the timing of its publication.

3.  Editors and editorial staff will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the authors, peer reviewers, potential peer reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. Unless explicitly permitted by the authors in writing, editors and members of the editorial board will not use any unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript or ideas obtained as a result of handling the manuscript for their own purposes and advantage. 

4. Editors will choose not to consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with any of the authors, companies or institutions connected to the papers. 

5. The editors ensure that all submitted manuscripts being considered for publication undergo peer review by experts in the field. The editor-in-chief is responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal will be published, based on the validation of the work in question, its importance to researchers and readers, the reviewers’ comments, and legal requirements.

6. The editor-in-chief may consult other editors or reviewers in making decisions. 
Editors will take responsive measures when ethical concerns are raised with regard to a submitted manuscript or published paper, even if the issue is discovered years after publication. 


Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors; anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation; any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.
Confidentiality. Reviewers should treat the contents of the manuscript under review as strictly confidential, not to be disclosed to others prior to publication. A reviewer should not use or share with others material from a manuscript he/she has reviewed. Nor should a reviewer distribute copies of a manuscript under review, unless it has been made public. Reviewers will not use any unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript or ideas obtained as a result of handling the manuscript for their own purposes and advantage. 
Conflicts of Interests. Reviewers are requested to inform the editor of any conflicts of interest in reviewing a manuscript. Such conflicts of interest can occur if the reviewer is asked to referee a paper written by a colleague of the same organization, former or current student, former advisor, or closely-related person. Another type of conflict occurs, for example, when the reviewer is a direct competitor of the author of the paper for a grant. Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. 


Originality of the work: the submitted work is original, has not been previously published and has not been sent simultaneously for evaluation in another journal, nor is original material copied from other authors without their consent included. If the article contains material from other publications, you must attach the consent for its reproduction.Authors must ensure that they have written and submit only entirely original works by means of an affidavit(AFFIDAVIT).
If authors have used the work, information, or words by others, this must be appropriately cited. Authors should not copy entirely or in part any work or manuscripts by others and submit as the author's own. Copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution) must be excluded. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. 
Duplicate publications, redundant publication, text recycling, and self-plagiarism are also inappropriate practices and should be avoided. 

Contribution of authors: Only persons with the following criteria should be listed as authors of the manuscript:
- made significant contributions to the conception, design, execution, data acquisition, or analysis/interpretation of the study;

- drafted the manuscript or revised it critically for important intellectual content;

- have seen and approved the final version of the paper and agreed to its submission for publication.


1. All persons who made substantial contributions to the work reported in the manuscript (such as technical help, writing and editing assistance, general support) but who do not meet the criteria for authorship must not be listed as authors, but should be acknowledged in the "Acknowledgments" section.

2. If the Editorial Board suspects or receives complaints of authorship problems, it will contact the corresponding author to request more information.

3. Authors should disclose any conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or their interpretation in the manuscript. Potential conflicts of interest: financial such as honoraria, educational grants or other funding, membership, employment, consultancies, stock ownership and others. All sources of financial support for the work should be disclosed. 

4. Authors should ensure that they have properly acknowledged the work of others, and should also cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the manuscript. Information obtained privately (from conversation, correspondence or discussion with third parties), also as use information obtained in the course of providing confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source.

5.  Authors are obliged to participate in the peer review process and cooperate fully by responding promptly to editors’ requests for raw data, clarifications, and proof of ethics approval, and copyright permissions. Authors should respond to the reviewers’ comments systematically, point by point, and in a timely manner, revising and re-submitting their manuscript to the journal by the deadline given.

6.  When authors discover significant errors or inaccuracies in their own published work, it is their obligation to promptly notify the journal’s editors or publisher and cooperate with them to either correct the paper in the form of an erratum or retract the manuscript or article. If the editors or publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error or inaccuracy, then it is the authors’ obligation to promptly correct or retract the paper or provide evidence to the journal editors of the correctness of the paper. 


CopyRight and intellectual property:

The author must sign a document transferring the patrimonial rights to Selecciones Matemáticas and send it along with the submission of his manuscript. If the manuscript is not accepted for publication, this assignments is without effect and the manuscript released for publication, if the author so decides, in another publication medium.

Plagiarism is a fraudulent act that consists in the use of bibliographic material prepared by third parties without directly recognizing the authorship of others, suggesting that the text presented is their own, both partially and totally.

Authors should not use the words, figures or ideas of others without attribution. All sources should be cited at the point where they are used, and reuse of the wording should be limited and should be attributed or cited in the text.

Self-plagiarism refers to the practice of an author using portions of their previous writings on the same topic in another of their publications, without specifically citing it formally in quotes.

The Selecciones Matemáticas Journal establishes an anti-plagiarism policy that allows to ensure standards of originality in the articles product of scientific research, which is reaffirmed in our Code of Ethics. In this sense, we will be screened for plagiarism using Turnitin plagiarism detection tools, one cannot conclusively identify plagiarism, but can only get a similarity score which is a metric that provides a score of the amount of similarity between already published content and the unpublished content under scrutiny.

How are supervisors, reviewers or editors alerted to plagiarism?
i) Original author comes to know and informs everyone concerned.
ii) Sometimes a reviewer finds out about it during the review process.
iii) Or, readers who come across the article, while doing research.

The Selecciones Matemáticas Journal before the plagiarism check, immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.