General references

Enfoque UTE adheres to the guidelines for ethics in the publication, defined by the COPE. This document has been prepared based on the standards established in Guidelines On Good Publication Practice. All our collaborators, readers, authors, reviewers and editors, tacitly declare to follow these principles.

Regarding plagiarism detection, Enfoque UTE uses the Urkund system to validate all received manuscripts.

On scientific work

All work must follow the highest technical and ethical principles. The research carried out must be correctly designed and planned, and the authors undertake to keep, and submit, if requested, the documents that validate it. When, by its nature it is necessary, the researchers will present the approval documents of a duly constituted ethics committee, which certifies the correctness of the study.


While all authors are responsible for the article as a whole, each of them must also take particular responsibility for the section (s) where they were directly involved and worked. No author who has not participated directly in the study should be included.

Conflicts of interest

Any conflict of interest, be it financial, academic or of any other kind, must be explicitly declared by all the involved: authors, reviewers or editors. This declaration must be made as soon as the article is presented or received for evaluation.

Peer Review

The review process is confidential and all involved agree to maintain it, as well as to demand it from those who in one way or another were consulted about a manuscript or topic. The reviewers and editors, in particular, are prohibited from any use of unpublished information, which has not been expressly authorized by the authors. In the same way, reviewers and editors agree to confidentially notify any suspicion of unethical conduct. The reviewers will maintain the objectivity and precision in their comments, which must respect the rules of elementary courtesy among colleagues.

Plagiarism and duplication

Absolutely all the sources of information used must be clearly identified and referenced. When applicable, the authors will request explicit and written permission for the use of information from others. Under no excuse the authors will submit for evaluation the same manuscript to more than one journal, congress or any source of publication.

Editorial responsibility

All those involved in the editorial process commit themselves to maintain total confidentiality about the manuscripts received, their authors and topics mainly. The editors will ensure that the decision process is taken exclusively based on technical considerations, quality and originality of the study, and respect for the commonly accepted rules of scientific writing in the area of the journal.

On bad practice

In general, those involved are committed to maintaining an honest process, with a professional technical practice and in good faith, taking care at all times that the process and the results demonstrate an ethical work. Those involved in the editorial process undertake, to the extent of their possibilities and responsibilities, to follow up on any complaint or suspicion of scientific malpractice, and reserve the right to take the measures they deem appropriate in cases where lack of ethics is proven in any work submitted for evaluation.