Editorial Responsabilities


  • Ensure transparency throughout the editorial process of the journal
  • Establish the manuscript submission, resubmission, and peer review policies as well as provide opinion on the same
  • Develop policies and procedures to attract the manuscripts of scientific quality
  • Adopt clear procedures based on COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) principles related to ethical issues, conflicts of interest, retractions, revisions, plagiarism and/or academic misconduct, etc
  • Ensure open access publication of all articles and inclusion of information on the Creative Commons license modality in all articles accepted by the journal
  • Act in accordance with the compliance policies of the institution to which the journal is affiliated
  • Investigate all complaints and/or claims by publications, regardless of their approval, and provide authors the opportunity to respond to the corresponding questions
  • Act impartially without any discrimination based on authors' gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographic origin, age group, etc
  • Act impartially and transparently when publishing sponsored special issues and/or receiving any other sponsorship by the journal's sponsoring institution, ensuring that manuscripts are evaluated and accepted solely on the basis of their academic and scientific merit, without any commercial influence
  • Take care of all mails related to submissions to the journal
  • Assign manuscripts to associate editors and monitor the editorial processes
  • Provide final approval for the manuscripts


  • Participate in the decision-making process and help in enhancing the quality of the article by reviewing, criticizing, and adding new suggestions to the manuscript in an objective and timely manner
  • Maintain the confidentiality of any information provided by the editor and obtained from the surveys
  • Notify the editor if they find any similarities with the previously published content or an ongoing study that can be considered plagiarism or academic misconduct
  • Declare any potential conflicts of interest (financial, institutional, collaborative, or other relationships between the reviewer and the author)
  • Ensure anonymity throughout the editorial process


  • Declare that the submitted manuscript is original and that it has not been submitted and/or accepted for publication elsewhere
  • Write the scientific manuscript by maintaining the ethical rigor and scientific methodology
  • Ensure that studies involving humans or animals comply with national, local, and institutional laws and requirements (Declaration of Helsinki, Declaration on Human and Animal Rights, and their respective institutional Committees)
  • Declare all conflicts of interest using a written document signed by all employees
  • Submit the manuscript to the Research Ethics Committee of the home institution of the study as well as the Plataforma Brasil
  • Ensure the public registry of the article on Clinical Trials platforms
  • Notify the journal editor when a significant error is identified in the publication and provide all necessary information for erratum publication, manuscript retraction, and/or manuscript correction
  • Assign authorship credits according to the participation of each author in the research during the elaboration and approval of the manuscripts
  • Maintaining and making manuscript records available on data sharing platforms whenever requested by the editor
  • Follow the rules established in the instructions to authors and editorial policies

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