Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
26th March 2020
The Revue d’élevage et de médecine vétérinaire des pays tropicaux is a scientific journal with an international Editorial Board whose members are recognized experts in their fields. Details on their names and affiliations can be accessed here.
The Journal is in open access and free of charge to the authors.
The Journal is committed to complying with the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. The Journal follows in principle the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics COPE “Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors”.
When submitting a manuscript for publication to the Journal, all the authors agree to participate in the peer-review process, i.e. to receive advice on their manuscript from reviewers expert in their field, that will help the editor make the final decision on whether or not to publish it. They attest having significantly contributed to the research. They agree to disclose any conflicts of interests. They attest that the manuscript is free of any fraudulent content and does not display any type of misconduct, including copying or plagiarizing whole or part of other works. They agree to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes. They agree to provide information on financial support.
The Journal is committed to carry out objective and fair, single-blind peer-review (reviewers are anonymous to the authors) of all the manuscripts submitted for publication, and to prevent any actual or potential conflicts of interests between editors and reviewers, and the manuscripts evaluated. Any departures from these rules must be reported directly to the chief editor, who undertakes to resolve quickly the issue.
All the reviewers agree to handle the manuscripts confidentially. They agree to disclose any conflicts of interests. They commit themselves to use their expertise to comment and provide recommendations objectively and to the best of their knowledge on the manuscripts entrusted to them.
The editors will make all reasonable effort to identify and prevent the publication of papers, where research misconduct has occurred. They commit themselves to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed. They shall never encourage misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place. In the event of any allegation of research misconduct they will deal with allegations appropriately. (See Publishing Ethics for detailed information)
The authors’, reviewers’ and editors’ duties are outlined in the Journal’s Publishing Ethics. All agree to uphold the standards of ethical scientific publication stated here and in the Publishing Ethics.
The Journal publishes its contents under the terms of the Creative Commons Licence “Attribution – Version 4.0 International” to facilitate free, immediate and unrestricted reuse of them (information can be accessed here).
The Journal uses the LOCKSS system to ensure archive preservation and long term access.
By publishing in the Journal the authors retain their copyright without restrictions. They can archive preprint versions and the final PDF.