Comunitania aspires to become a journal of reference in the fields of social work and the social sciences. With this goal in mind, Comunitania has established an ethical code based on the following principles:
- Originality. Authors must submit original manuscripts for review and not a work that has been previously published or is under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- Plagiarism or self-plagiarism. Authors must cite their sources and not replicate their own previously published works.
- Rigorous and anonymous peer review process. Comunitania ensures the anonymity and independence of external reviewers and the timeliness of the review process. Reviewers with a conflict of interest or who feel that they are not adequately qualified to review the manuscript may choose to abstain from the review process.
- Conflicts of interest. To avoid conflicts of interest, authors, editors and reviewers should disclose any conflicts of interest that may arise and abstain from the process.
- Authorship and co-authorship of manuscripts. All co-authors should have made significant contributions to the research, data analysis, and drafting of the manuscript submitted for review.
- Free access. Comunitania provides free access to all contents immediately following publication.
- Human subjects. Authors are responsible for protecting and preserving the privacy, well-being, and freedom of human subjects.
- Confidentiality. Comunitania ensures the confidentiality of the manuscripts and will not disclose any information exchanged between reviewers and Comunitania or between authors and Comunitania.