Archivos de Neurociencias follows the general principles established by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Protection of people and animals
- In studies carried out in human beings, it must be clearly indicated whether the methods followed complied with the ethical standards of the corresponding Research or Clinical Trials Committee (of the country, hospital, research center or institution) and of the Helsinki Declaration.
- Images, names, initials or data that allow the identification of the study subjects should not be included
- When experiments carried out on animals are included, it must be indicated whether the ethical standards of the corresponding research center, or possible national laws, regarding the care and use of laboratory animals have been followed.
Redundant or duplicate publication
- Sending a text implies that the work has not been previously published in the form in which it is sent to the Archivos de Neurociencias (except as an abastract or academic thesis).
- If the text has been previously disseminated in a pre-print repository, the corresponding author must make it explicit at the time of application and indicate the corresponding DOI.
- If the article is accepted, the authors compromise to ensure that any post-publication dissemination refers to the journal Archivos de Neurociencias as the source where it was first published, and it will be ensured that the citation adequately refers to the data of Journal and the DOI assigned to it.
Financing and declaration of possible conflict of interest
- Authors must communicate any commercial or financial support received during the research, at the time of writing the article or its publication, or any potential financial interest in relation to the topic of their article and that could give rise to a conflict of interest
- If there is no source of funding this should be explicitly stated.
Where appropriate, the authors must mention as part of the "Materials and methods" section that the procedures and controls applied on the patients were carried out after obtaining an informed consent.
- The authors are responsible for guaranteeing the privacy of the patients, protecting their identity both in the manuscript of the article and in any images.
- Names, initials or numbers from the hospital's medical history should not be used, as well as any other type of irrelevant data for the research that could identify the patient, neither in the manuscript nor in the photographs/images, unless such information is essential for scientific purposes, in which case it may be incorporated in the article provided that the patient (or legal guardian) gives written informed consent for its publication, as suggested by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (IMJE) in the section on Scientific misconduct, expressions of concern and retraction.
Authors who reproduce previously published materials (text, tables or figures) in their article will be directly responsible for obtaining the appropriate permissions to be reproduced in the journal.
- The authors must have obtained written authorization from the publisher that published this material and send a copy of it to the journal.
- If the authors have any doubts about how to proceed, the managing editor of Archivos de Neurociencias can provide them with support in this regard.