All the articles presented to the publication for its editions will be submitted to a double blind arbitration process which will be done with the help of a pair of experts external to the editorial institution for each theme.
Evaluation profile. The pair of experts of Ingeniería Solidaría will possess at a minimum a Masters’degree, with preferably the title of Doctor, have papers published in the area that they are asked to evaluate and be external to the educational institution that supports the publication. The participation of the pair of experts will be ad honorem and it is hoped that it will be assumed as a pact of academic reciprocity, intended to try to contribute in a constructive manner to the strengthening (and validation) of the investigation and knowledge of other colleagues within the discipline.
Exclusivity. The articles which are submitted to arbitration with Ingeniería Solidaría cannot have been evaluated by other publications, nor must they be presented simultaneously to other arbitration processes.
Timings. Once the article has been assigned for evaluation, the arbitration process will hopefully take 30 calendar days. The evaluator will make three types of judgment: approved without adjustments, approved with adjustments and rejected. If the pair of experts ask for adjustments, this will be notified to the authors for them to prepare a new version of the article which will be submitted for a second review.
Confidentiality. As the arbitration is effected through a “double blind system”, with the aim of guaranteeing greater independence of all parties (neither the authors, nor the evaluators will have data of each other’s identities, academic profile or origin), that information will only be known to those responsible for the publication and will not be revealed to third parties.
Ethics. The publication and its editorial team will promote, through its policies and actions, the ethics in the investigation process, the appropriate use of contents protected by copyright and the quality of the works that it publishes, so that the different collaborators (editors, authors and evaluators) interact according to the principle of academic integrity. The publication follows the recommendations of the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE) for the management of inappropriate behaviour in academic publication.
Retractions, corrections and conflict resolutions. The publication follows the guidelines (http://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines) and the procedures (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts) of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for the management of inappropriate behaviour in academic publication. Likewise, it will follow the COPE guidelines for the retractions or corrections of articles already published presenting errors affecting its scientific quality or the proper recognition of its authors, either by involuntary mistakes in the investigation process and publication or because of serious ethics issues such as plagiarism, manipulation of data, amongst others.