Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

1. Author Responsibilities

Standards for reporting manuscripts

Authors of original research must provide a detailed and accurate description of the work carried out, accompanied by an objective discussion of its relevance. It is essential that the data presented in the manuscript faithfully reflect the research carried out. Each article must include the necessary information and references to enable other researchers to replicate the study.

Authors are exhorted to follow the international standards proposed by EQUATOR when preparing their manuscripts (

Data Access and Retention

During the editorial review process, authors may be requested to provide data to support their manuscripts. Authors must be willing to make this data publicly available if possible, and commit to keeping it available for a reasonable period after the article publication. Authors are strongly urged to use repositories such as OSJ, Figshare and others to deposit databases, scripts and other materials that facilitate the reproducibility of their research.

Originality and source recognition

It is the duty of authors to ensure that their papers are completely unique. When incorporating the work or words of others, it is crucial to reference accurately and get essential permissions.

Recognizing the efforts of others is crucial. The study provided must include accurate citations to significant publications, which are essential for giving the required academic foundation. Confidential information, acquired via private means such as chats, email, or interactions with third parties, may not be revealed or used without the explicit written permission of the source.

It is crucial to bear in mind that plagiarism may manifest in several ways, ranging from claiming someone else's work as one's own to replicating or rephrasing substantial portions of someone else's work without acknowledging the source, or misappropriating the findings of someone else's study. Any instance of plagiarism is morally wrong and will not be accepted. In the event that proof of plagiarism is detected, the paper will be withdrawn.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publishing

An author may not submit manuscripts describing substantially the same research to more than one journal. Engaging in simultaneous submissions of the same paper to different journals is considered unethical and is not permissible.

It is advisable for an author to abstain from submitting an article that has already been published for consideration in another publication. However, it is justifiable to publish some kinds of papers (such as clinical recommendations) in many journals, as long as certain requirements, which have been previously negotiated with the editors of the participating journals, are satisfied. The consent of the authors and editors of the journals concerned is required for secondary publishing, which must accurately replicate the same data and interpretation as the source document. Additionally, it is essential to provide a citation to the source reference in the secondary publication.

The use of generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) and AI-assisted technologies in scientific writing

When authors use generative AI and/or AI-assisted technologies throughout the writing process, it is imperative that these technologies be employed only to enhance the clarity and accuracy of the paper's content. Human oversight and control are necessary when using technology, and writers must meticulously examine and revise the output since AI has the potential to provide inaccurate, inadequate or prejudiced outcomes. Authors have the ultimate responsibility and are held accountable for the substance of their final work.

Authors are required to explicitly state the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and/or AI-assisted technologies in their article. This disclosure will be included in the published work. Revealing the use of these technologies enhances openness and confidence among writers, readers, reviewers, editors and collaborators, and simplifies adherence to the conditions of use of the specific tool or technology in question.

It is inappropriate for writers to include AI and AI-assisted technologies as authors or co-authors, or to acknowledge AI as an author in citations. Authorship entails certain obligations and duties that are exclusive to and may only be carried out by individuals. Every co-author is accountable for thoroughly investigating and resolving any inquiries about the correctness or integrity of any aspect of the work. This responsibility arises from the fact that authorship entails the authority to endorse the final version of the work and consent to its submission.

The use of generative AI and AI-assisted tools in figures, images and artwork

Utilizing generative AI or AI-assisted methods to produce or alter pictures in submitted articles is strictly prohibited. This encompasses the act of improving, concealing, relocating, erasing, or adding a certain attribute inside a picture or illustration. Modifications to the brightness, contrast, or color balance are permissible as long as they do not obscure or remove any information that is already present in the original work.

An exception arises only when the use of AI or AI-assisted tools is included into the study design or research methodology, such as in the case of AI-assisted imaging techniques employed to produce or analyze the underlying research data (e.g. biomedical imaging). If so, such use must be reproducibly described in the methods section. Authors must adhere to specific guidelines for AI software usage, and ensure proper attribution of content. Authors may be required to provide AI-adapted versions of images or the composited raw images used to produce the final submitted versions for editorial evaluation.

2. Authorship of the article

Authorship should only be granted to those who have made a significant contribution to the idea, design, implementation or interpretation of the research being reported. Any individuals who have made significant contributions should be acknowledged and included as co-authors. If individuals have contributed to certain substantial elements of the article, such as language editing or writing, they should be recognized in the Acknowledgements section.

The primary author is responsible for ensuring that all suitable and none unsuitable co-authors are included in the article. Additionally, the primary author must confirm that all co-authors have reviewed and endorsed the final version of the paper, and have consented to its submission for publication. Prior to paper submission, writers are required to meticulously deliberate on the roster and sequence of authors and provide the definitive list of authors at the first submission phase. The Editorial Board will only consider adding, deleting, or reordering authors after the article has been submitted under extraordinary circumstances, as detailed below. The author must inform the Editor of any such request, and the decision will be made at the discretion of the Editorial Board. Consent from all authors is required for any inclusion, removal, or reordering.

Authors assume joint accountability for the work. Every author is accountable for thoroughly investigating and resolving any inquiries about the authenticity or integrity of any aspect of the work.

3. Rights of Authors and Intellectual Property

If the article is accepted for publication, authors retain copyright and transfer to the journal the right of first publication and the right to edit, reproduce, distribute, exhibit and communicate the article nationally and internationally in print and digital media.

The digital version is licensed under a Creative Commons license: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Therefore, this work may be reproduced, distributed, and publicly communicated in digital format, provided that the names of the authors and Interacciones are acknowledged.

Authors are permitted to make separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the version of the work published in the journal (e.g. inclusion in an institutional repository or publication in a book), with acknowledgment of its original publication in this journal.

4. Editor Responsibilities

Decision about manuscript

The editor holds absolute responsibility and autonomy in selecting articles for inclusion in the final version of Interacciones journal while being able to seek advice from the editorial committee and adhere to the journal's editorial board policies.

Peer Review

The editor will ensure that the peer review process is equitable, unbiased and punctual. Research publications should undergo a minimum of two external reviews. Independent reviewers and the editor should solicit further viewpoints when deemed essential. The editor will choose peer reviewers who possess relevant expertise in the subject matter of the submission, while also considering the significance of having a varied and inclusive representation. The editor will thoroughly examine all declarations of possible conflicts of interest and self-references made by reviewers in order to assess the presence of any potential bias.

 Journal Metrics

The editor is prohibited from manipulating journal metrics. In addition, editors should not request the inclusion of references to articles from this journal unless there are legitimate academic reasons to do so. The editor must not pressure authors to include references to the editor's articles, products or services in which the editor has an interest.


The editor has the responsibility of maintaining the confidentiality of all material received by the journal and all communications maintained with reviewers.

Furthermore, any unpublished material that is provided in a submitted manuscript must not be used by the editor in research of its authorship without the author's written consent. Any ideas or information obtained through the peer review process must be kept strictly confidential and must not be used for the editor's benefit.

Use of AI and AI-assisted technologies in the editorial process

Editors should not upload any manuscript or any part of it to Artificial Intelligence tools, as this may violate confidentiality, intellectual property rights of authors and data privacy rights if the article contains identifying staff data.

The above applies to all communications related to the manuscript, including notification letters, as they may contain confidential information about the manuscript and/or the authors. The quest for better writing does not justify the use of AI during the editorial process.

Declaration of conflict of interest

If there may be a probable conflict of interest on the part of the editor, this must be communicated in writing before assigning the manuscript in question, and must be updated if new conflicts arise.

The editor should not be involved in decisions related to articles of their authorship or that are the property of family members or colleagues, nor in those that are related to services in which the editor is involved directly or indirectly.

Monitoring of the published article

The editor has the responsibility of preserving the integrity of the published record, which involves reviewing and evaluating any reported or suspected misconduct, whether related to research, publications, reviewers or the editorial process.

An editor who is presented with compelling evidence of misconduct should coordinate with the Editorial Committee to arrange for the prompt publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other correction of the record, as appropriate.

5. Reviewer Responsibilities

Contribution to Editorial decisions

Peer review helps the editor in making editorial judgments and, by means of editorial correspondence with the author, may also assist the author in enhancing the final work. Peer review is a crucial component of formal academic communication, and is at the core of the scientific process. Aside from the explicit ethical obligations outlined below, reviewers are often expected to treat authors and their work with the same respect and consideration that they themselves would like, while adhering to proper reviewing etiquette.

If any chosen reviewer feels unable to assess the research presented in a submission, or is aware that they cannot provide a timely review, they should promptly notify the editor and reject to engage in the reviewing process.


Each manuscript submitted for evaluation will be regarded as a confidential document. Reviewers are prohibited from disseminating the review or any details pertaining to the article to any individual, and they are also forbidden from directly communicating with the writers, unless granted explicit consent by the editor.

While some editors may promote peer discussion or collaborative reviews, it is important for reviewers to communicate with the editor to guarantee the preservation of anonymity and the proper recognition of participation.

The reviewer must get the author's explicit written authorization before using any unpublished information provided in a submitted work for their own study. Confidentiality should be maintained for privileged information or ideas acquired via peer review, and they should not be used for personal benefit.

Use of generative AI and AI-assisted technologies in the journal peer review process

When a researcher is invited to evaluate another researcher's publication, the manuscript should be regarded as a confidential document. Reviewers must refrain from uploading a submitted manuscript or any portion thereof to a generative artificial intelligence tool. Such action might potentially infringe upon the authors' confidentiality and property rights, and if the article includes personally identifiable information, it may also breach privacy rights.

The need to maintain confidentiality applies to the peer review report, since it may include sensitive information on the article and/or the authors. Due to this reason , it is not recommended  for reviewers to submit their peer review reports to an AI tool, even with the intention of enhancing lexical accuracy and comprehensibility.

Peer review is a crucial aspect of the scientific community, and Interacciones maintains the utmost integrity in this process by adhering to the highest scientific production standards. Evaluating a scientific publication has obligations that are exclusive to individuals. Reviewers are prohibited from utilizing generative AI or AI-assisted technologies to aid in the scientific evaluation of an article. This is because the cognitive abilities and independent judgment necessary for peer review surpass the capabilities of such technology. Additionally, there is a potential for the technology to produce erroneous, inadequate or prejudiced conclusions regarding the manuscript. The reviewer bears responsibility for the content of the review report.

 Alert to ethical issues

A reviewer must be vigilant for any ethical concerns in the article, and promptly notify the editor of any significant resemblance or duplication between the manuscript being reviewed and other published works that the reviewer is familiar with. Whenever a claim is made about a prior observation, derivation or argument, it is necessary to provide a proper reference.

Objectivity and Conflicts of Interest

Reviews must be performed in an impartial and unbiased manner. Reviewers should possess self-awareness of their own biases, and conscientiously consider them when evaluating an item. It is improper to personally criticize the author. Reviewers are required to articulate their opinions lucidly, accompanied by substantiating reasons.

Before accepting a request to evaluate an article, reviewers are advised to seek guidance from the Editor if they have a possible conflict of interest arising from competing, collaborative, or other ties or connections with any of the authors, corporations or institutions associated with the articles.

6. Plagiarism, duplicate publication and data fabrication

Plagiarism: It is defined as the unrecognized copying or attempted misattribution of images, text, ideas, results, etc. Care should be taken to ensure proper attribution and citation when summarizing and/or paraphrasing the work of other authors. Similarly, "Text recycling" or reusing parts of previously published research by the same author of the current article is a form of self-plagiarism.

Duplication of contributions: This occurs when a substantial part of a previous work by the same author is reused without proper citation. This type of scientific misconduct includes publishing the same article in different journals using part of the data from a previously published article.

Fabrication of data: This is a form of scientific misconduct that involves the creation of data or results of experiments that were never performed. Instead of being based on actual observations or experiments, the data is invented or altered so that it does not reflect scientific reality.

All manuscripts submitted to Interacciones will be checked by Turnitin, a software that detects textual duplication. Authors of submissions found to contain plagiarism, duplicate publication, or fabrication of data will be subject to the policies established by COPE.

These measures include rejection or retraction of the article, non-acceptance of future articles sent to Interacciones, notification to other journals, as well as communication to the relevant authorities (institution of origin, institution that financed the study, professional associations, and ethics committees, among others).

The procedures in case of detection of misconduct will be based on the COPE guidelines:

In the case of detection of plagiarism:

In the case of detecting redundant publication:

If data fabrication is detected:

If any ethical misconduct is detected during the editorial process or after publication, Interacciones will take the necessary actions based on the recommendations of the Committee on Publications Ethics (COPE) and the Council of Scientific Editors of Interacciones, which will be responsible for assessing and adjudicating each case.

7. Conflicts of interest: authors, editors and reviewers

A conflict of interest refers to any factor that may interfere, or be perceived as interfering, with the impartial and complete process of submission, peer review, editorial decision-making, publication of research articles, or any other document submitted to Interacciones.

Conflicts of interest can manifest themselves in a variety of ways, including both financial and non-financial considerations, as well as spanning professional and personal domains. They may arise from organizational contexts, interpersonal or institutional relationships.

At Interacciones, the disclosure of all potential conflicts of interest is mandatory. This practice is implemented to maintain a transparent and impartial editorial and review process. By publicly disclosing the identity of editors and reviewers involved in the publication of articles, any conflicts of interest can be easily identified.

Failure to disclose conflicts of interest may result in the immediate rejection of an article. If undeclared competing interests are discovered after publication, Interacciones will adhere to the principles established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and will immediately publish a public notice to inform the academic community.

Who can declare conflicts of interest?

Each individual involved in the peer review process, including authors, editors, reviewers and readers, is required to disclose all potential conflicts of  interest that have occurred within the last 2 years from the initial planning of the research in consideration of the publication.

Additionally, any conflict of interest that has occurred outside of the 2 years must also be declared if there is a reasonable perception that it may compete with the interests defined above.


Disclosure of any potential conflict of interest during the manuscript submission process is mandatory/required. In order to ensure proper disclosure of the conflict of interest statement, the following must be done:

  • Include the names of all entities with which you have any type of relationship, and which have provided any type of support for the manuscript, such as funding, licenses or other forms of support. Those entities that could be perceived as having a potential influence on the study should also be mentioned.
  • Clarify the funder's involvement in the formulation of the study design, data collection, subsequent analysis and interpretation, writing of the article, and/or the decision to submit the work for publication.
  • Indicate if you have previously or currently participated as a member of the editorial board of Interacciones.
  • Indicate if you have participated as an expert in any legal proceedings related to the sample (e.g., if in a case study, in addition to assuming the role of investigator, you also acted as an expert in child custody disputes in situations of separation and divorce).
  • Indicate if you have previously served, or are currently serving, on a committee of an organization that could potentially benefit from the dissemination of the document.

All potential conflicts of interest must be reported using the  conflict of interest disclosure letter template shared by Interacciones (CONFLICT OF INTEREST - INTERACCIONES.docx), and must be converted to PDF format during the manuscript submission process. If a situation is not covered in the letter, this information should be included at the end of the letter, taking care to provide a complete and accurate disclosure of any potential conflict of interest.

If you have not disclosed any potential conflicts of interest during the submission process or if you have any questions, we encourage you to contact us by email at Please use the subject line "Conflict of Interest Statement" to ensure that your communication is directed to the appropriate team.

Editors and reviewers

Editors and reviewers are required  to consider potential conflicts of interest before accepting an editorial or review assignment. If necessary, they will be asked to remove themselves from the evaluation of a manuscript to ensure the impartiality and objectivity of the review process. 

Below are some examples of conflicts of interest that editors and reviewers may have:

  1. Affiliation and/or collaborations:
  • Working or have recently worked in the same institution or organization as one of the authors.
  • Have collaborated with any of the authors on recent projects, research or publications.
  • Have co-authored articles with any of the authors in the last 2 years.
  • Have worked or been  working as a consultant or in another direct supervisory role with any of the authors within  the last 2 years.
  • Have worked or been working as a student or in any other direct subordinate role with any of the authors within  the last 2 years.
  1. Funding:
  • Having a financial relationship with the company or organization that funded the research or has an interest in the outcome of the study.
  • Having  competing interests in the content of the manuscript that could affect my ability to conduct an objective review.
  • Received  or have recently received any grant or funding of any kind from any of the authors.
  1. Close personal or family relationships:
  • Possible personal relationship with any of the authors that may affect the ability to evaluate the manuscript objectively.
  • The existence of kinship, marriage or close friendship with any of the authors.
  • Reviewers must not have family ties to the assigned editor.

Considerations for Readers

  • Anyone commenting on articles published on Interacciones must disclose any conflict of interest, financial or otherwise, at the time of commenting.


Editorial Actions and Decisions

  • The editors of Interacciones must consider all competing interests and ensure that relevant interests are properly declared in the published article.
  • Interacciones editors will not request the opinion of reviewers who have conflicting interests that, in the opinion of the editors, may affect the impartiality of the review.
  • Interacciones will not publish commissioned articles or any other type of article where there is a conflict of interest that could lead to bias or a reasonable perception of bias.

8. Retraction policy

Article Withdrawal

Withdrawn means that the content of the article (HTML and PDF) is removed and replaced with an HTML page and a PDF that simply indicates that the article has been removed by Interacciones' policy for removing articles in the press, with a link to the current policy document.

Only articles in press (articles that have been accepted for publication but have not yet been formally published and do not yet have full volume/issue/page information) that contain methodological errors, have been found to be accidental duplicates of other published articles, have been published in more than one journal (in most cases duplicate publication), bear false claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or similar can be "Removed" from Interacciones.

Article Retraction

Retraction is applied to articles formally published in the journal. It occurs when there are violations of professional code of ethics such as multiple submissions (in most cases, duplicate publication), false claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, or similar. Occasionally, a retraction will be used to correct errors in presentation or publication. The retraction of an article by its authors or editor under the advice of members of the academic community has long been an occasional feature of academia. The following guidelines were adopted for the retraction of articles:

  • A retraction note titled “Retraction: [title of article]” signed by the authors and/or the editor is published in the paginated part of a later issue of the journal and is included in the list of contents.
  • There is a link to the original article in the electronic version.
  • The online article is preceded by a screen containing the retraction note. The link resolves to this screen, from where the reader can access the article itself.
  • The original article is preserved unchanged, except for a watermark in the pdf file  indicating on each page that it is "retracted".
  • The HTML version of the document is removed.

 Article replacement

If the article has the potential to cause a significant health hazard, the writers may choose to withdraw the flawed original and substitute it with a revised version. Under these conditions, retraction protocols will be used, with the distinction that the database retraction notification will include a hyperlink to the rectified and reissued article, together with a record of the document's history.

9. Authorship modification policy

Interacciones follow the guidelines established by COPE to make changes to the authorship of articles. Any modification to the author list after the initial submission must have the agreement of all authors involved. This includes additions, deletions and changes to the order of authors.

Change requests must be submitted by the corresponding author, who must include a detailed explanation of how the added authors contributed to the work and the reason behind changes in authorship after the initial submission. Likewise, the corresponding author must provide Interacciones with documentation confirming that all authors, both added and removed or reordered, have given their written consent to make the changes. It should be noted that requests to change authorship are subject to approval by Interacciones.

The request for change of authorship must be sent to the journal's email with the subject “Change of authorship - ID [Article identification number])”. After the evaluation of the case, Interacciones will decide whether to send the change of authorship form for the respective consent of the authors, and there will be 72 hours to receive compliance with the request.

If an authorship dispute arises, the journal will not take part in resolving the conflict. If the authors involved cannot resolve the dispute themselves, the issue will be referred to the authors' institution(s), following the guidelines established by COPE. The journal will abide by the institutional recommendations resulting from investigations into authorship, except in rare exceptions.

In situations in which delays are detected in the resolution of authorship problems before publication, such as authorship disputes that are not resolved on time or difficulties in obtaining the contribution of an institution, Interacciones reserves the right to withdraw or reject the submission. In such cases, it is the author's responsibility to continue to communicate with other authors or relevant institutional officials to resolve any outstanding issues. The journal will consider a new submission once the issue is adequately resolved.

Interacciones will not consider requests to add or remove authors once the article has been accepted or published unless there are special circumstances that justify it, considered the following indications:

  • After acceptance of the article: If your article presents special circumstances that require a change of authorship after its acceptance, please contact the journal by email using the subject "Change of authorship - Accepted article - ID [N°]", since these types of requests will need approval from the journal's editorial team.
  • After the article has been published: Authorship changes that occur after publication will be handled through corrections unless there are exceptional circumstances that warrant it. In this situation, you can contact us by email with the subject line "Authorship correction - ID [N°]".

*To reflect name changes for authors who are transgender or non-binary, we will update author signatures via silent republishing, that is, without an accompanying Correction notice. Other name change requests will be considered at the discretion of the journal.

In order to provide more detailed information, a direct link is provided to the COPE guidelines that address changes of authorship in common situations:

10. Research Ethics

Studies Involving Human Subjects

The research involving human participants should have been conducted in compliance with the guidelines outlined in the Declaration of Helsinki.

Research involving human participants must adhere to institutional and national guidelines. It requires obtaining prior approval from the appropriate institutional ethics committee and written informed consent from all human subjects involved in the study. The results of the study can only be published after obtaining consent from the participants. Confirmation of this permission is mandatory when submitting a manuscript to Interacciones. Authors are required to provide a letter of permission from the ethics committee via the submission mechanism. The submission method must include information on the consent of subjects, parents or guardians to participate. Interacciones mandates that participation consent must be both informed and written, unless it is exempted by an ethical commission or not necessary according to local legislation.

Below, we provide a model that reflects the ethical process followed in studies involving human participants:

"The studies involving human participants were reviewed and approved by [full name and ethics committee affiliation]. Patients/participants provided written informed consent to participate in this study."

Studies involving Animals

Prior to commencing the study, any research involving regulated animals (specifically, all live vertebrates and higher invertebrates) must undergo a thorough evaluation and get approval from an ethical committee. Furthermore, the study must be carried out in strict adherence to the applicable institutional and national standards and laws.

Interacciones adheres to the publication standards set by the International Veterinary Publishers Association (AVMA), which includes the inclusion of animal research in studies. The American Veterinary Medical Association mandates that clinical research involving animals and treatments beyond standard care must be subject to ethics committee supervision. Authors must provide ethical approval information within the submission system, resulting in an ethics statement to be included in the submission

Studies involving Vulnerable Populations

The Editorial Committee of Interacciones may request additional information from authors who conduct research in vulnerable populations. This may include:

  • Recruitment protocols and rationale for the selection of the population.
  • A duplicate of the permission form that has been perused and endorsed by the participants
  • The research protocol has been approved by the ethics committee.
  • Any other customary documentation, such as certifications of ethical approval for consent forms.


Inclusion of identifiable human data

Interacciones adheres to the COPE guidelines for the safeguarding of research participants, which provide that participants are entitled to privacy that should not be breached without obtaining informed consent. All papers must exclude non-essential identifying information, and formal informed agreement will be necessary if there is any uncertainty about maintaining anonymity.

Researchers and writers have the duty of ensuring compliance with these standards, which includes getting written informed permission prior to publishing any data or photos that may possibly reveal someone's identity.

11. Materials and data policies

Interacciones is dedicated to promoting open research and open data. Authors are encouraged to include any pertinent data pertaining to the manuscript's findings. The data produced must be made accessible to the public and referenced in compliance with our "Data Citation Guidelines" outlined below. Our objective is to attain the highest community standards in terms of data accessibility, guaranteeing increased levels of openness and reproducibility in our published studies.

Availability of materials

Authors are required to provide access to all materials used in their research for other researchers. The research materials required to enable the reproduction of an experiment should be clearly stated in the Materials and Methods section. Relevant materials such as protocols, analytical methods, and study material should preferably be uploaded to an online repository that provides a global persistent link/identifier. If this is not possible, authors are strongly encouraged to make this material available to interested researchers upon request, and this should be indicated in the manuscript.

Data availability

Authors must ensure that they provide other researchers access to all the resources used in their study. The necessary research materials needed to replicate an experiment should be explicitly specified in the Materials and Methods section. It is preferable to upload relevant resources such as procedures, analytical techniques, and research material to an online repository that offers a worldwide permanent link/identifier. If it is not feasible, authors are strongly advised to provide this material to researchers who express interest, and this should be stated in the report.

Exceptions related to data availability

Interacciones highly advises the sharing of a substantial quantity of data. However, in cases where there are ethical, legal or privacy problems; it is imperative not to divulge the data. When legal, ethical or privacy concerns prevent the sharing of some or all data, authors should explicitly state these limits in the "Data Availability Statement" during the submission process.

Possible constraints to the dissemination of data include the need to uphold patient confidentiality and safeguard participant privacy. Authors must verify that the data they disclose adheres to the ethical permission obtained by participants for the use of sensitive or identifiable human data. Authors must provide evidence to support the publishing of such data. 

After acceptance of the article: If your article presents special circumstances that require a change of authorship after its acceptance, please contact the journal by email using the subject "Change of authorship - Accepted article - ID [N°]", since these types of requests will need approval from the journal's editorial team.

Archiving and Preservation Policy

Interacciones maintains a robust archiving and preservation policy to uphold the enduring integrity, security and accessibility of its critical data and content.

These protocols encompass routine backups, conversion to secure standard formats, periodic integrity checks to prevent file corruption, and vigilant monitoring of technological advancements to anticipate potential alterations in outdated formats or software.

Moreover, Interacciones assigns a unique and permanent Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to each article. Its platform, utilizing Open Journal Systems (OJS), integrates with services like Portico or CLOCKSS, supported by the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN), employing the LOCKSS program to digitally safeguard its entire content repository. This meticulous approach ensures the establishment of permanent archives, upholding the original integrity of materials and facilitating distribution to libraries and digital repositories when necessary.

Advertising Policy

Interacciones adheres to an objective approach in its funding and receives exclusive support from the Instituto Peruano de Orientación Psicológica. The online versions of the journal and web portal are exempt from external advertising, which is not directly linked to its research work since it does not receive support from public or private entities.