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Editorial Ethics

ERBE adheres to the guidelines described in the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing and the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Ethics. Manuscripts submitted should comply with the following norms of ethics and conduct:

1. Foster freedom of thought, independence, critical and creative thinking, scientific rigor, reliability and credibility.

2. Respect diversity of values, opinions and preferences of our scientific community members, we wish plural and inclusive.

3. Reject practices of unfair competition among researchers.

4. Ensure that the information produced is verifiable, eventual uncertainties of their conclusions should be clearly expressed and proven results and mere hypotheses or speculations should be made distinct.

5. Acknowledge the social responsibility of their activity in terms of the impact of their publications or public positions, making sure their research does not inadvertently affect other people.

6. Refuse falsification and manipulation of data able to intentionally distort reality and ensure privacy whenever data confidentiality is at stake.

7. Oppose any attempt to present others’ results as their own, either through literal plagiarism or through undue use of others’ ideas, as well as avoid quotes whose meaning, if out of context, may be completely distorted.

8. Pay special attention to the authorship of published texts, adequately mentioning all research participants, including students, whose authorization for publication should be requested; there should be no unreferenced use of previously published ideas.

9. Claim the co-authorship of a text only in case of significant participation and ensure names of authors are listed according to their intellectual input to the research.

10. Actively participate in peer reviewing, accepting the requests to review, rigorously comply with all scientific arbitration instruments (peer review), ensure that the process remains confidential (blind referee), that the review is objective and constructive, suggest any relevant published work that is not cited in the reviewed article, and that deadlines are respected.

11. Commit to not submitting the same text for publication in more than a peer reviewed publication.

12. Respect interviewees, participants in surveys and opinion polls, ensuring that they are informed about the objectives of research projects.

13. Establish a straightforward relation with funding institutions, clearly referring and never omitting any organization that contributed to make the study possible or collaborated with the study, as well as respect agreements concerning the ownership of the obtained results.

14. Expressly declare any conflict of interests, whether in terms of the study or the funding institutions, clearly stating any circumstances that may cause bias.

15. Publication malpractice, complaints and appeals: please check this page.

16. Where authors use generative artificial intelligence (AI) and AI-assisted technologies in the writing process, authors should only use these technologies to improve readability and language. Applying the technology should be done with human oversight and control, and authors should carefully review and edit the result, as AI can generate authoritative-sounding output that can be incorrect, incomplete or biased. AI and AI-assisted technologies should not be listed as an author or co-author, or be cited as an author. Authorship implies responsibilities and tasks that can only be attributed to and performed by humans, as outlined in ERBE’s authorship eligibility.

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