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


Latin American Journal of Social Sciences, Childhood and Youth


It is necessary that all of the parties involved in the publication process, which includes the author(s), the editor(s), the Editorial Committee, the Scientific Committee, the evaluator(s), the Center for Advanced Studies on Children and Youth of CINDE and the University of Manizales (entity responsible for the publication of the contents) comply with the same frame of reference regarding ethical behavior. This ethical behavior is characterized by social responsibility in relation to Latin American children and youth, who are in a context in which they face specific problems and challenges. Faced with this situation, we are committed to carrying out research and engaging in dialogue that allow us to respond in an effective, relevant and responsible manner.

The following statement of editorial ethics is based on the COPE Guide to Good Practice for Publication Editors.


Decisions regarding the publication of manuscripts

The editor - with the support of the co-editor and the editorial and scientific committees - is responsible for making decisions about which of the articles submitted to the journal will be published. To this end, they are guided by the policies and judgments of the editorial and scientific committees, in addition to taking into account the different legal aspects regarding defamation, copyright and plagiarism, both nationally and internationally.

The editor also has the power, after all necessary consultations have been made, to resolve conflicts of interest and other ethical issues related to submitted or published manuscripts.


Fair play

During the different stages of manuscript evaluation, manuscripts will be evaluated solely on the basis of their intellectual content without regard to the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnicity, or political philosophy of the authors or study participants.

The journal declares its interest in publishing manuscripts from any country without preferences or biases, giving special attention to those regions in which citizens’ intellectual production does not have the visibility it deserves.



The editor and the entire editorial team will not disclose any information about any manuscript that has been submitted to the journal for review. The only people with whom information may be exchanged will be the author, reviewer, editorial advisors, and members of the editorial board and scientific committee, if and when appropriate.



The authors will ensure the anonymity of their participants, especially when they are children or young people. If photographs of them are used, their faces will be completely hidden. The authors will be scrupulous in requesting all necessary consent, either from minors or their caregivers (as appropriate).


Disclosures and conflicts of interest

The unpublished material sent to the journal by the author(s) through a manuscript should not be used in the editor’s own research without the express consent of the author(s).

If an author(s) has received any type of financial subsidy from an entity that has supported their research, and this entity has a potential financial interest in their results, such relationship must be disclosed.


  Duties of arbitrators


Contribution to editorial decisions

The reviewer, through a double-blind evaluation process, will assist the editor with the process of defining if the manuscript has the necessary quality to be published. At the same time, they may also assist the author to improve the content of the article.


Qualification and time period for reviewing

Any referee who feels unqualified to review any article or who is aware that it will be impossible for them to comply with the time required to pass their judgment on the suitability of the article for publication, will justify excusing themselves from the review process by notifying the editor as soon as possible.


Disclosures and conflicts of interest

The evaluator must maintain absolute confidentiality any information, data or ideas obtained through the manuscript they are evaluating, and may not make use of them for personal benefit in any case. Evaluators should not consider evaluating manuscripts that could have a conflict of interest with their own work, with the work of other authors with whom they are connected, or with companies or institutions with which they are in any way affiliated.


  Editorial process


Standards of objectivity in evaluation

The different evaluations of the manuscript (by the editorial team or by the evaluators) will be carried out in an objective manner. All evaluators should express their points of view with arguments to support their assessments.


Selection of evaluators

The selection of evaluators will be carried out with high standards of impartiality and professionalism seeking to avoid any possible conflict of interest.


Recognition of sources

Evaluators should highlight any relevant work that has not been cited by the authors. Any material not authored by the applicant should be properly cited. The evaluators or the editorial board will notify the editor if they become aware that any type of plagiarism, similarity or overlap between an article being evaluated and other published work may exist in a manuscript.


  Duties of authors



Authors of original research papers should present an accurate description of the work carried out as part of their research, as well as an objective statement regarding its significance. The underlying data should be accurately represented. The article should have sufficient detail, references and citations to enable others to replicate or correctly assess the work. Fraudulent, fabricated, falsified or deliberately inaccurate claims, data or results constitute unethical and unacceptable behavior. The article must not present any type of discrimination nor disrespect any type of fundamental personal right (especially in the case of children and young people).


Information access and retention

 Authors may be asked for information, data or documents in connection with the article under review, all of which should be publicly available if possible. In any case, the author should be prepared to maintain this information for a reasonable period of time after publication.


Originality and plagiarism

Authors must ensure that they have written a completely original work, and, if they have used the work of others, this must be properly cited and include the respective permissions.


Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

An author or authors should not - in general - publish manuscripts in more than one journal or publication that essentially describe the same data, results, discussion, or conclusions of the same research. Submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal constitutes unethical behavior and is unacceptable from an editorial point of view.


Recognition of sources and use permits

The recognition of the work of others should always be considered. Authors should cite the publications that have influenced the development of their own work. They must also submit to the journal, without exception, permissions obtained for the use of any material or element covered by copyright.



Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution or interpretation of the work presented. All of those who made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors.

When there are others who have participated in certain aspects of the project, they should be acknowledged as collaborators. The corresponding author must ensure that all co-authors and collaborators have been appropriately included and listed in the submitted project and that all have approved the final version of the project and agree to submit it for publication.


Disclosures and conflicts of interest

All authors must disclose in their manuscript any conflict of interest that could be significant in the interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support (direct or indirect) for the project must be disclosed.


Errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the publication of their own work, they have an obligation to notify the editor of the journal as soon as possible and will help to correct it or, if necessary, withdraw it from publication.




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