Open access, copyright and plagiarism policies
Open access policy
PSE is an open access journal, which means that all published content is freely available without cost to the user or his institution or registration requirements, to facilitate its dissemination and promote research, thus supporting a global exchange of knowledge.
The material production of the journal is carried out by the University of Cordoba. Publication in the journal is therefore free of Article Processing Charges and does not impose any costs on the authors. To sum, PSE is a journal without any kind of Article Processing Charges -APC-.
The manuscripts published in PSE are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 license. Therefore, the texts may not be used, distributed, commercialized, reproduced or transmitted by any computer, electronic or mechanical means for direct or indirect profit-making purposes. The distribution of these derivative works must be made under a license equal to that which regulates the original work and may be used and cited for scientific purposes and referenced with transformation for academic uses, indicating and acknowledging in any case the original authorship and source, being able to refer to the corresponding URL link on the Internet (for example, the DOI link of each manuscript).
Moreover, authors assign to the journal the economic copyright of the published works. This means that the journal acquires the rights of reproduction, distribution, preservation, etc., in any support and media. However, the journal will not refuse any reasonable request from authors for permission to reproduce their contributions.
Conditions of post-print self-archiving: authors are allowed to reuse published works (cited properly), being able to archive the post-print (final PDF version), for non-commercial purposes. Recommending it be deposited in the different means of dissemination that the authors possess:
* Institutional repository of their University and public ones: Mendeley, Cosis…
* Google Scholar, ORCID, ResearchID, ScopusID, Dimensions, PlumX...
* Scientific social networks: ResearchGate, Academia.edu, Kudos...
* Social networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn…
Plagiarism control and detection policy
Plagiarism involves the use of ideas, words, data or material produced by others without their consent, and can occur in a variety of typologies (such as text, illustrations, computer coding, material downloaded from websites, other manuscripts or digital media), as well as unpublished or un-edited material (courses, presentations and grey literature).
PSE only publishes and encourages original, innovative, relevant and socially transferable works. Therefore, PSE verifies the originality of all manuscripts received. The author agrees that the manuscript will be examined with the aim of avoiding plagiarism and thus promoting academic integrity. PSE proceeds rigorously to review submissions submitted through the OJS platform using anti-plagiarism tools, especially CrossCheck.
Papers with total or partial plagiarism rates are systematically rejected, without the option of resubmission, since these actions are considered as unacceptable and punishable practices. This decision is communicated by transparently attaching a plagiarism report.
Reviewers, authors and the rest of the scientific community may raise suspicions of plagiarism that will be analyzed by the Editorial Team, following the correction and retraction guidelines of the Publications Ethics Committee.