Editorial Ethics

Statement of Ethics and Good Practices

The Editorial Board of the journal is committed to presenting and promoting knowledge with ethical rigor and good editorial practices. For this reason, AULA Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales adheres to the Code of Conduct established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), specifically drafted for editors of scientific journals.


The journal upholds the following principles:

  1. Fairness and Impartiality: The editorial process is conducted with fairness, impartiality, and without discrimination based on factors such as gender, race, nationality, or affiliation.
  2. Transparency: The journal ensures transparency in its editorial processes, including peer review, manuscript selection, and decision-making.
  3. Confidentiality: Editors, reviewers, and other involved parties are required to maintain the confidentiality of submitted manuscripts and not disclose any information about them, except for those directly involved in the review and publication process.
  4. Objectivity and Integrity: The journal aims to maintain objectivity and integrity in the evaluation and publication of manuscripts, ensuring that decisions are based on academic merit and relevance.
  5. Ethical Responsibilities: The journal expects authors to adhere to ethical standards in research and publication, including avoiding plagiarism, providing accurate and complete information, and obtaining necessary permissions and approvals.
  6. Correction and Retraction: The journal follows appropriate procedures for correcting errors or retracting articles if necessary, ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the published record.

By adhering to these ethical guidelines, AULA Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales strives to uphold the highest standards of integrity, credibility, and reliability in scholarly publishing.


Editorial Board Responsibilities

As the responsible individuals of the journal, the editorial board is committed to working towards academic quality, respect for expression, ethical content, and proper management of this scientific dissemination platform. This means that AULA Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales adheres to the necessary policies and practices to achieve the highest standards in publication ethics. Therefore, we embrace all that is established by COPE in its sections.


Allegations of Misconduct

AULA Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales takes allegations of misconduct, whether prior to or after publication, very seriously. These allegations are discussed within our Editorial Board, and if necessary, they are escalated to the Advisory Committee to define the appropriate actions to be taken in each case. Potential allegations are taken into account regardless of the timing of occurrence, whether before or after publication.


Authorship and Contribution

Authors are instructed to specify their degree of contribution to the work and in what capacity, according to the requirements of authorship and contribution, as well as the processes for managing potential disputes. AULA Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales recognizes authorship or co-authorship if the researcher has participated in one or all stages involved in the two dimensions of article creation (writing and research), provided they give their final approval of the article prior to publication.


Complaints and Appeals

Complaints against the journal, its staff, the editorial board, or the editor should be directed to the owner of the journal, who, along with the sponsoring entity, will determine the severity and fairness of the allegations and, if warranted, take appropriate measures against the responsible party/parties.


Conflicts of Interest/Competing Interests

We pay special attention to conflicts of interest and processes for managing conflicts of interest involving authors, reviewers, editors, journals, and publishers, identified before or after publication.

We have a "Declaration of Conflict of Interest" on our website that outlines the approach to resolving any potential conflicts related to one or more authors' affiliation entities or financial matters regarding the research presented in the article.


Data and Reproducibility

We have a policy of promoting data availability from the sponsoring institution through the UNPHU Repository (http://repositorio.unphu.edu.do/) and other databases. We also encourage the use of reporting guidelines and study designs in accordance with standard practices in our disciplines (Humanities, Architecture, and Social Sciences).


Ethical Oversight

In addition to ethical oversight of our publications, our journal observes, among others, consent policies for publication, publication in vulnerable populations, ethical research conduct with animals, ethical research conduct with humans, handling of confidential data, and ethical business/marketing practices.


Journal Management

AULA Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales is an open-access digital journal with a printed version that is distributed free of charge to universities, institutions, and affiliates. Its policies, processes, and software enable us to be an editorially independent journal, ensuring efficient management and training of editorial boards and editorial staff.


Peer Review Processes

We strictly adhere to the double-blind peer review method, clearly described in all our publications. All articles must be original, unpublished, written in accordance with the standards required by scientific journals, and follow APA guidelines.


Discussions and Post-Publication Corrections

The articles we publish should be unpublished; however, subsequent publication on other platforms is permitted with prior information provided by the author through letters to the editor. We have mechanisms in place to correct, revise, or retract articles after publication.

Likewise, if the author discovers significant errors or omissions in their published article, they have a duty to promptly inform the Editor-in-Chief and provide all necessary information for resolving such issues.


Relationship with Readers

Readers have access to communication with authors and the editorial team through the journal's portal. We believe in fostering a strong relationship with our readers and value their input and engagement in the scholarly discourse. Through our online portal, readers can easily reach out to authors or the editorial team to provide feedback, ask questions, or engage in discussions related to the published articles. We strive to be responsive and provide timely and relevant information to our readers. We consider our readers an essential part of our academic community and appreciate their contributions to advancing knowledge in our fields.


Relationship with Authors

AULA Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales is committed to ensuring the quality of its publications, providing information on the journal's publication guidelines, and maintaining proper communication with the authors.

AULA Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales is dedicated to upholding high standards of quality in its publications and establishing effective communication with authors. The journal provides clear and precise guidelines for article submissions to ensure coherence and academic excellence in each publication.

Furthermore, AULA Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales strives to maintain a smooth and respectful communication with authors. This involves providing constructive and timely feedback on submitted articles, as well as addressing inquiries and questions from authors efficiently. The journal values active author participation and seeks to establish a collaborative relationship that fosters the exchange of ideas and the joint development of knowledge.

Additionally, AULA Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of works submitted by authors and respecting copyright. The journal follows a peer-review process and ensures that reviewers' comments and suggestions are conveyed clearly and accurately to the authors, allowing them to make necessary revisions to their articles.

In summary, AULA Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales aims to establish a relationship of quality and respect with authors, ensuring academic excellence in its publications and promoting constructive dialogue in the fields of humanities and social sciences.


Relationship with Reviewers

AULA Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales provides guidelines to reviewers regarding their duties in evaluating assigned articles. Their identity is fully protected to ensure anonymity in relation to the manuscripts being reviewed.

We make the Peer Review Evaluation Form publicly available.