Machado de Assis em linha: revista eletrônica de estudos machadianos 

ISSN - 1983-6821




Ethics and good practice principles


Machado de Assis em linha is a journal committed to the ethics and to the high academic quality of its published materials. All parties involved in the publication of each issue of MAEL (authors, editors, peer reviewers, reviewers) accept this commitment. Plagiarism nor any other form of unethical behavior is accepted.


All articles published in Machado de Assis em linha are peer-reviewed to ensure the academic excellence of the magazine.



Duties of the Editors-in-Chief:


Fair play

Submitted manuscripts are evaluated for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.



The Editors-in-Chief and any other editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, peer reviewers involved, and members of the editorial board.


Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an Editor's own academic interest or research without the author's explicit written consent. The Editors-in-Chief, as well as the peer reviewers must recuse themselves from assessing manuscripts in which they have a conflict of interest or that are written by authors with whom they share kinship or friendship. At their discretion, the Editors-in-Chief may take measures they deem appropriate whenever a complaint about the ethical nature of a published text arises.


Decisions for publishing articles

The Editors-in-Chief of Machado de Assis em linha, based on the evaluations made by peer reviewers, will decide which of the manuscripts submitted are to be published. The Editors-in-Chief may be guided by the policies set out in the journal's mission statement: the diffusion of knowledge about the work of Machado de Assis, in its multiple aspects, with a fundamental commitment to academic excellence. They will act in accordance with the existing laws regarding copyright and plagiarism.



Duties of peer reviewers:


Contribution to editorial decisions

Peer review assists the Editors-in-Chief to make editorial decisions and, through the editor's communication with the author, the reviewers can also help the author in improving the manuscript submitted.



Any invited referees who deem themselves to be unsuitable for performing the evaluation, or unable to do so by the requested deadline, must immediately inform the editors responsible so that other peer reviewers can contacted.



Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents, therefore, they must not be shown to or discussed with other people unless authorized by the editors to do so.


Standards of objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable. The peer reviewers must express their opinions clearly with supporting arguments.


Acknowledgement of sources

Evaluators must identify relevant publications not cited by the author. They must also call to the Editors' attention any substantial similarity between the manuscript under consideration and any other published work of which they have knowledge, preferably quoting the passages from which they believe the author of the article took an observation, inspiration or argument.


Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and never be used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider evaluating manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative or other relationships or connections with any of the authors.



Duties of Authors:


Originality and Plagiarism

Authors must be sure that the work submitted is entirely original, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.


Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

Authors must not, as a general rule, publish texts based on essentially the same research in more than one journal. Parallel submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal is unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.


Acknowledgement of sources

Proper acknowledgement of the work of others is mandatory. Authors must also cite publications that have had an influence in determining the nature of their work.


Authorship of a manuscript

Authorship should be limited to people who have in fact made a significant contribution to the conception, development, execution and interpretation of the study to be published. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in a certain aspect of the research project, they should be named in an Acknowledgement section. The main author should ensure that all co-authors (according to the definition above) and no inappropriate co-authors be included in the list of the text's authors, and that all co-authors see and approve the final version of the text and agree to having it submitted for publication.


Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might influence the results or the interpretation in the manuscript. All sources of financial support for the research resulting in the text must be disclosed.


Fundamental errors in published works

When authors note a significant error or inaccuracy in their published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal's Editor-in-Chief and cooperate with correcting the article.


This ethics statement for our journal is based on the recommendations of Elsevier and on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors




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