1. Publication and authorship
Pet Behaviour Science requires authors to observe strict rules with regard to editorial ethics: plagiarism - publication of the same research in more than one journal is prohibited - duplicate publication of the authors' own work - in whole or in part, without due acknowledgement - and misappropriation of other authors' work. Allegations of misconduct will be discussed initially with the author concerned. In the event that the dispute persists the matter will be referred to the author's institution and funding bodies for investigation and prosecution.
Pet Behaviour Science receives no financial support, and only has the technical and institutional support of the University of Cordoba.
2. Author's responsibilities
Authors are required to participate in a peer review process. The journal wishes that all authors have made a significant contribution to the research submitted for review, and that all data contained in their articles are true and authentic. We emphasise that all authors are obliged to make changes or corrections of errors.
3. Peer review and responsibility of reviewers
Pet Behaviour Science's peer review judgements will be objective and reviewers must not have any conflict of interest with the research, the authors and/or the funders of the research. In this regard, the journal confirms that reviewers should indicate relevant published work that is not cited, and that reviewed articles should be treated confidentially.
4. Editorial responsibilities
The editors of the journal assume full responsibility and authority for rejecting or accepting an article. The editors confirm that they have no conflict of interest with the articles they reject/accept, that they will only accept an article when they are certain of its authenticity. If errors are found, the editors will encourage the publication of corrections or retractions, while preserving the anonymity of the contributors.
5. Questions of editorial ethics
Editorial ethics will be monitored and protected by the journal's editorial board by observing guidelines for unaccepted articles, maintaining the integrity of the academic record. The journal will always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when necessary, never publishing plagiarism or fraudulent data.