Publication Ethics

Ethical principles and good publication practices

Manuscripts submitted for evaluation by Interacciones is subject to compliance with the ethical principles contained in the different declarations and laws on intellectual property and specific copyrights of the country where the research was conducted. Therefore, the authors of the texts that are sent must sign the letter of originality (, assignment of rights and full compliance with the ethical principles and laws that correspond to their country of origin.

Interacciones is guided by international standards on intellectual property and copyright under Creative Commons license (Under Creative Commons License): Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).

The authors, the editor, the members of the Editorial Team and the Scientific Committee, and the peer reviewers of the manuscripts follow the international ethical standards ( in order to seek respect for the identity of the manuscript. author and avoid the fabrication of results, falsification or omission of data and, above all, plagiarism.

Interacciones use the Turnitin system to detect textual copy in the resources coming from the internet. Plagiarism will be understood as the identical copy of a part of a text where the source from which that information has been taken is not clearly identified. In the case of using paraphrasing, similarly, it should be cited as appropriate as indicated by the regulations of the publication manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) in its seventh edition.


Plagiarism detection policy

Interacciones ensure compliance with all national and international ethical standards in the publication process. To do this, it relies on the international standards of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and uses the services of Turnitin for plagiarism detection.

In case of detection of plagiarism, the procedures followed are based on the following information provided by COPE at the following link:

Some of the responsibilities of the participants are:

Editors (as): will supervise the publication processes, following the highest ethical standards. They will ensure that the articles are reviewed by peer specialists in the field. Clearly inform about the Publication Norms.

Authors (as): will present results of rigorous, transparent and ethical research processes, assuming responsibility for published research. They should describe their research methods in such a way that the scientific community can corroborate or replicate the data. They will refrain from sending the manuscript simultaneously to two or more journals. They will disclose the sources of financing and the relevant conflicts of interest, when they exist, and will declare if there is a conflict of interest.

Reviewers (as): undertake to report possible fraud or plagiarism of the evaluated research. Being able to refrain from using the information present in the manuscripts that they review until they are not published in the journal. They will evaluate the articles rigorously, objectively and in the established time. They will base their observations and make when appropriate, contributions to improving the quality of the manuscript.


Declaration of conflicts of interest

Authors who post articles to Interacciones must ensure that their procedures and methods are in accordance with international ethical standards (, this guarantee will be written in the originality letter ( where the authors must indicate if there are any conflicts of interest, making fully responsible the authors of the ethical violations in which they may have incurred within the research from which the article derives. In the same way, the author is obliged to report any conflicts of interest that his work may have if there is one.

Both the members of the editorial committee and the editor of this journal can submit articles, however, for these cases, only one application can be submitted every two years. In order to guarantee impartiality in the review of the articles by the editorial committee, the editor will be the person in charge of carrying out the normal course of the editorial process declared in the instructions for authors. When the article is submitted by the editor, the editorial process will be carried out by a member of the editorial committee.

Interacciones will reject all those articles that implicitly or explicitly contain experiences, methods, procedures or any other activity that follow practices that are unethical, discriminatory, offensive, aggressive, et cetera; or those that, if present, do not clearly express any type of conflict of interests, and the publication committee will then decide on the opinion of the Editorial Committee.


Policies for reporting funding

Within a section of the article entitled "Funding", all authors should reveal any financial relationships with other persons and/or organizations, even if not directly related to the article submitted.

Consultancies, shares, ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patents or patent applications, and travel grants should be reported. This should be done within 3 years of the start of the article submitted. If there are no conflicts of interest, authors should declare that none exist.

In addition, the sources that supported the study should be reported. This should be presented together with the names of the sponsors and communicate the role they played in the different phases of the research and communication of results. In case the sponsor does not play any role in the research, this should be clearly described. If the funder of a study has a proprietary or financial interest in the outcome of the research, the editor will ask the authors to sign a statement indicating that they had full access to all the data. Moreover, the authors assume full responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the analyses performed.


Retraction and Errata Policy

This policy is created to safeguard the rigor of published manuscripts and transparency in the process of scientific communication. Journal editors can retract the publication of an article using the COPE retraction guide, the Errata publication registration guide, and the SciELO retraction registration and publication guide.

The publication must be retracted in the following cases:

  • The editors have evidence that the findings are unreliable due to substantial error or as a result of manufacturing or falsification.
  • This is a case of plagiarism.
  • The findings have been previously published elsewhere without proper reference to the previous sources or without notifying the editor, without permission to republish, or without justification.
  • Contains information, material, or data without permission to use.   
  • Copyright has been violated or presents other legal problems.
  • Represents unethical research.
  • Was published due to a fraudulent peer review process.
  • An author or more failed to properly report conflicts of interest, and this according to the interpretation of the editor may have affected the interpretation of the results or recommendations of editors or reviewers.

Notification of retraction of an article must be as follows:

  • Within the article hosted in the OJS of the journal and in the rest of the databases where it is indexed, it will be indicated that the article in question was retracted and the reason for the retraction will be specified.
  • Clearly identify the retracted article (for example, the title and authors will be included in the header of the retraction or the retracted article will be cited).
  • It will be clearly identified as a retraction.
  • It will be published promptly to avoid spreading misinformation.
  • It will indicate who retracted the article.
  • The reasons for the retraction of the publication must be indicated.

Also, the editors will send to all the bases (where the journal is hosted) a communication of errata or retraction as soon as possible for publication following the guidelines of the Guide for the registration of publication of Errata.