ethics



Humana.Mente is committed to ensuring conformance to standards of ethical behavio

Fair play and editorial independence

Editors evaluate submitted manuscripts only on the basis of their scientific merit and their potential relevance for the scientific debate, without regard to the authors’ gender, sexual and political orientation, ethnic origin, citizenship and institutional affiliation.

Confidentiality

Editors will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Editors will not use unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research purposes without the authors’ explicit consensus. Editors will recuse themselves from considering a manuscript in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from collaborative or competitive connections with any of the authors or institutions involved in the research of the submitted manuscript. In case of conflict of interest, the editor will ask another member of the editorial board to handle the manuscript.

Originality and plagiarism

Authors should present a discussion of the significance of their research, as well as sufficient details and references to permit experts to understand the entire work and its implications. Authors should ensure that they have submitted only original works, and if they have used the work or words of others, that this has been appropriately recognized. Publications that have been influential in determining results should be cited as well. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is not accepted. Any attempt of plagiarism should be followed by the rejection of the submitted manuscript.

Multiple, duplicate, redundant or concurrent submission

Authors should not submit the same manuscript or describe essentially the same result in more than one journal. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and cannot be accepted.

Reviewers

Reviewers assist the editors in taking the decision of publishing a submitted manuscript. Reviewers are required to treat any manuscript received for peer reviewing as confidential, and must not use the information obtained through peer review for personal advantage. The reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Handling of unethical publishing behaviour

In cases of scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, the publisher, in collaboration with the editors, will take all the appropriate measures to amend the article in question. This includes the prompt publication of an erratum, clarification or, in the most severe case, the retraction of the affected work.  The publisher, together with the editors, shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred.


Authors publishing on Humana.Mente can use the following Creative Commons licences for their articles:

Creative Commons Non-Commercial licence (CC-BY-NC)
Creative Commons non-Commercial No Derivatives licence (CC-BY-NC-ND)