Editorial ethics and editorial statement of the publication’s good practices


All the parties involved in the publishing process, that is, the author, the proof readers (evaluators and arbiters), the Editorial Committee, the Scientific Committee, the editor, and the Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Niñez y Juventud (The Center for Advanced Studies on Childhood and Youth) of the Cinde and the University of Manizales, the organization responsible for publishing the contents, must be under the same “umbrella” of ethical behavior. Our editorial ethics statement is based on the COPE’s Guide of Good Practices for Publications Editors.


Decisions of the publication

The editor in chief of the Revista Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Niñez y Juventud (The Latin American Journal of Social Sciences, Childhood and Youth) is the person responsible for deciding which among the papers sent to the journal should be published. The editor must abide by the policies of the editorial committee and the scientific committee and he/she must keep in mind the different legal aspects in force in terms of defamation, copy rights or plagiarism. The editor also has the power, after making all the necessary consultations, to resolve conflicts of interest and other ethical issues related to the submitted or published manuscripts.


Fair play

The journal’s editor will evaluate manuscripts at any time solely on the basis of their intellectual content, irrespective of the author’s race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, nationality or political philosophy.



The editor and the editorial staff must not reveal any information about any manuscript that has been submitted to the journal for revision. The authors, proofreaders, editorial advisors and members of the editorial and scientific committees are the only people with whom they will be allowed to exchange information and then only when appropriate.


Diffusion and conflicts of interest

The unpublished material sent by the author to the journal by means of a manuscript, must not be used in the editor’s research without the express consent of the author thereof.


The Evaluators’ Duties


Contribution to the editorial decisions

The evaluator will assist the journal’s editor when the time comes to make any editorial decisions and via the editorial communications with the author he/she will be able to help the author to improve the content of the paper.



Any arbiter who feels unqualified to revise any paper or who is aware that it will be impossible for him/her to meet the deadline demanded to issue his/her judgment, shall justify his/her excuse from the reviewing process by notifying the editor as soon as possible.



Editorial Procedure



Any manuscripts received for revision shall be treated with the utmost confidentiality. They must not be shown, nor must their contents be disclosed to anyone who has not been authorized by the editor.


Objectivity standards

The revisions must be carried out objectively. Personal criticism of an author is considered inappropriate. The arbiters must express their points of view with arguments that support their appraisals.


Acknowledgement of the sources

The evaluators shall know the relevant published papers that have not been quoted by the authors. Any statement of a remark, derivation or argument that might have been used previously must be expressed with the corresponding quotation. An evaluator must also notify the journal’s editor if he/she has evidence that there might be any similarities or overlapping between a manuscript in the process of revision and other papers published previously.


Diffusion and conflicts of interest

The evaluator shall treat as confidential any privileged information or idea obtained from a manuscript in the process of arbitrage, and under no circumstances can this information be used for personal gain. The proofreaders must decline revising manuscripts that might come into conflict of interests with his/her own work or competition processes, collaboration with other authors, companies or institutions with whom he/she might be involved.


The authors’ duties



The authors of original research works must submit a precise description of the work done, as well as an objective presentation of its significance. The underlying data must be represented accurately in the paper. A document must contain enough details and references and quotations to allow others to replicate the work. Misrepresentations or deliberately inaccurate statements are considered unethical, unacceptable behavior. The paper must not present any type of discrimination, or disrespect to any type of fundamental personal right.


Access to information and withholding

The authors are asked to provide information in connection with the paper subject to revision, whose information should be accessible publicly if possible, and at any rate they should be ready to keep said information available for a reasonable period of time after its publication.


Originality and plagiarism

The authors must make sure that they have written a completely original paper, and in the event that they have used the work of others, the latter must be appropriately quoted and with the respective permissions.


Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

An author in general must not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or publication. Presentation of the same manuscript in more than one journal is considered unethical behavior and it is unacceptable from the editorial point of view.


Acknowledgement of the sources

A well-deserved acknowledgement of the work of others must always be considered. The authors must quote the publications that have had an influence on the preparation of their own works.



Authorship must be reserved for those who have made a significant contribution in the conception, design, execution or interpretation of the development of the paper presented. All those who made significant contributions must be listed as coauthors.


When there are others who participated in certain specific aspects of the project, they must be acknowledged as collaborators. The corresponding author must make sure that all the coauthors and collaborators have been properly included and listed in the project presented and that they have all approved of the final version thereof and have agreed to submit it for its publication.


Diffusion and conflicts of interest

All the authors must disclose in their manuscripts any conflicts of interest that may have

significance in the interpretation thereof. All the sources of financial support must be disclosed.


Errors in published papers

When an author discovers a significant error or an inaccuracy in the publication of his/her own work, it will be his/her duty to notify the journal’s editor as soon as possible and he/she will help correct it or if it comes to it, withdraw the publication.





Follow Us