PE & PM Statement

Communications in Plant Sciences is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices.

Authors submitting their works to the journal for publication as original articles attest that the submitted works represent their authors’ contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works.

The authors acknowledge that they have disclosed all and any actual or potential conflicts of interest with their work or partial benefits associated with it.


The Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement of the journal Communications in Plant Sciences is built in accordance to the Elsevier model, based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct guidelines available at www.publicationethics.org.

The act of publishing a peer-reviewed article is responsability of all parties involved in it (Publisher, Editors, Authors, and Reviewers), so that developing a coherent and respected network of knowledge is essential and it is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of all parties.

PUBLISHER RESPONSABILITIES

Authonomy of editorial decisions, so that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

Ensurance and protection of intelectual property and copyright.

Take appropriate measures (correction, erratum, or even retraction) in cases of proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication, or plagiarism.

EDITOR RESPONSABILITIES

Publication decision based on an intellectual analysis of the manuscript and a critical analysis of the reports of the reviewers.

Fair play in the manuscript evaluation, just for intellectual criteria.

Maintain the Confidentiality of information on authors and manuscript content.

Disclosure and Conflicts of interest guided in accordance to the COPE’s guidelines.

AUTHOR RESPONSABILITIES

Reporting standards with sufficient data and substantial and objective discussion of results.

Originality of results and no Plagiarism in the manuscript.

Guarantee the manuscript is not a Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication.

Acknowledgement of Sources must be properly given.

Authorship of the Manuscript should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or/and interpretation of the reported research.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects must be indicated.

Disclosure and Conflicts of interest guided in accordance to the COPE’s guidelines.

Fundamental errors in published works must be promptly notified to the journal’s editor or publisher.

REVIEWER RESPONSABILITIES

Contribution to Editorial Decision by reporting the critical, technical, and intellectual analysis of the manuscript.

Promptness in accepting or rejecting the invitation as a referee.

Maintain the Confidentiality of information on authors and manuscript content.

Standards of Objectivity must be followed, so that reviews must be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism (that is inacceptable), and in the ways on referee’s views must have supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources must be guarantee, so that relevant published work that has not be cited is included, and substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published data is called to author’s and editor’s attention.

Disclosure and Conflicts of interest guided in accordance to the COPE’s guidelines.


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