RAE–publicações Code of Ethics

INTRODUCTION

RAE-publicações (RAE-publications) is an area of the Fundação Getulio Vargas, Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo (FGV/EAESP), which publishes the RAE-Revista de Administração de Empresas, the GV-executivo,  theGVcasos, the Cadernos Gestão Pública e Cidadania  and the JOSCM-Journal of Operations and Supply Chain Management.

RAE-publicações is committed to practicing and disseminating ethical conduct according to the patterns established by the FGV Code of Ethics and by national and international institutions that regulate ethics and integrity standards for scientific publications, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics Code of Conduct (COPE), Singapore Statement on Research Integrity, Academy of Management Code of Ethics, CSE’s White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications, 2012 Update of the Council of Science Editors (CSE), Boas Práticas da Publicação Científica: um manual para autores, revisores, editores e integrantes de Corpos Editoriais da ANPAD (Good Practices in Scientific Publication: a manual for authors, reviewers, editors and members of the ANPAD Editorial Board), Código de Boas Práticas Científicas da FAPESP (FAPESP Code of Good Scientific Practices), Ética e Integridade na Prática Científica do CNPq (CNPq’s Ethics and Integrity in Scientific Practice), whose terms inspired and were used to lay the groundwork for the RAE-publicações Code of Ethics.

PREAMBLE

The RAE-publicações Code of Ethics spells out the basic principles that guide all its members and partners who interact in the scientific certification and publication process – authors, reviewers, editors, members of the editorial board , reviewers, translators, the editorial staff etc. – and presents the Policy and Procedures for the Violation of the Code of Ethics and bad ethical conduct.

  1. To be a part and to play any role in the process of scientific certification and the publication of RAE-Publicações periodicals, one must agree to the principles of this Code of Ethics, as listed below, and position oneself as a reference in terms of ethical conduct and integrity.

ETHICAL CONDUCT

Authors

  1. Guarantee the integrity of the data presented in their article.
  2. Confirm the authenticity and originality of their article.
  3. Certify that their article contains appropriate citations and properly identifies third party source material.
  4. State that their article does not contain any slanderous or defamatory statements and does not infringe on any third party intellectual property, commercial or industrial rights.
  5. Guarantee that their article is not undergoing an evaluation process at another periodical.
  6. Declare any potential conflicts of interest that may be caused by their article.
  7. Will immediately notify the editor if any errors are identified in the article and will contribute to their immediate correction, whether before publication and/or in connection with the publication of errata, when the error is identified after publication.
  8. The author who submits the article, who is the main author, declares that all the authors who have signed the work to be published have made effective contributions to its creation and preparation.
  9. Certify that this is the correct periodical to publish their article.
  10. Certify that the content and format of their article is appropriate for the selected journal.

Editor-in-Chief

1.      States that ethical conduct has been followed in all the processes involving the submission, double blind review process and the publication of articles.

2.      Guarantees integrity, impartiality, confidentiality and transparency in the scientific certification process for the articles submitted for publication.

3.      Guarantees quality, originality, rigor, coherence, and diversity of thought in the works approved for publication.

4.      Guarantees ethical conduct, integrity, impartiality, transparency and agility in communicating with the various actors involved in the submission, evaluation and publication processes.

5.      Assures that the periodical will contribute to the advancement of knowledge.

6.      Vouches for the periodical’s viability and development together with the scientific, academic and business communities.

7.      Will make every effort to constantly improve the journal.

8.      Will establish and manage conflict of interest policies for the various actors who participate in the scientific certification and publication process.

9.      Will define and put in place preventive policies and sanctions in situations involving bad ethical conduct.

Members of the Editorial Board

  1. Will reinforce, together with academic scientific community, the practice of ethical conduct in all the journal processes involving the submission, double blind review and publication of articles.
  2. Will not use, under any circumstances, privileged information to which they have access to as members of the Editorial Board.
  3. Will alert the editor-in-chief about possible conflicts of interest that could prejudice the integrity of their actions as members of the journal’s Editorial Board.

Members of the Editorial Staff

  1. State that ethical conduct has been followed in all the processes involving the submission, double blind review and publication of articles.
  2. Guarantee a high standard of ethical conduct, integrity, impartiality, transparency and agility in communicating with the various actors involved in the submission, evaluation and publication processes.
  3. Will immediately alert their immediate manager about possible conflicts of interest that could prejudice the integrity of their actions as members of the journal’s Editorial Staff.

Members of the Scientific Editorial Board

  1. State that ethical conduct has been followed in all the processes involving the review and scientific certification of articles submitted for publication.
  2. Will alert the editor-in-chief about similar published or submitted works and/or any other information relevant to adhering to this publication’s ethical standards.
  3. Assure confidentiality, impartiality and integrity in evaluating the article.
  4. Will not use, under any circumstances, privileged information that they have access to as members of the Scientific Editorial Board.
  5. Will suggest suitable active reviewers with experience directly related to the specific area of the article submitted for publication.
  6. State that they will contribute effectively to the improvement of the paper, stimulating reviewers to review the work critically, offering suggestions for improvement and complementing their respective reviews.
  7. Agree to complete the evaluation in the timeframe agreed to with the editor.
  8. Will alert the editor-in-chief about any possible conflicts of interest that would prejudice the integrity of the evaluation process.

Ad hoc reviewers

  1. Will position themselves as references in terms of ethical conduct and integrity.
  2. Assure confidentiality, impartiality and integrity in evaluating the article.
  3. Will not use, under any circumstances, privileged information to which they have had access as a reviewer.
  4. Promise to contribute to the effective improvement of the paper, with critical and constructive reviews.
  5. Agree to complete the evaluation within the timeframe agreed to with the editor.
  6. Will alert the editor about any possible conflicts of interest that could prejudice the integrity of the evaluation process.
  7. Will alert the editor about any similar published or submitted works.

FGV (Publishing institution)

To stimulate adherence to the FGV Code of Ethics available at http://portal.fgv.br/sites/default/files/codigo_de_etica_da_fgv_aprovado....

RAE-Publicações (The Publisher)

  1. Assures that the editor-in-chief, members of the editorial staff, the editorial board, the scientific editorial board, and ad hoc reviewers are aware of their roles as promoters, defenders and followers of the RAE-Publicações Code of Ethics to which they must adhere.
  2. Assures ethical conduct in all of the periodical processes involving submission, double blind reviews and publication.
  3. Assures integrity, impartiality, confidentiality and transparency in the scientific certification process for the articles submitted for publication.
  4. Assures ethical conduct, integrity, impartiality, transparency and agility in communicating with the various actors involved in the processes of submitting, evaluating and publishing articles.
  5. Will establish and manage policies regarding conflicts of interest among the many actors who participate in the periodical’s scientific certification and publication processes.
  6. Will define and put into practice policies to prevent and institute sanctions in cases of bad ethical conduct.
  7. Protects and preserves intellectual property rights.
  8. Constantly strengthens the editorial independence of every periodical.

RAE-Publicações in partnership with the editor-in-chief

  1. Assists the editor-in-chief in constantly improving the journal’s editorial quality and originality as well as scientific rigor.
  2. Will improve the viability and development of the periodical together with the scientific, academic and business communities.
  3. Will make every effort to constantly improve the journal.
  4. Will define and put into practice policies to prevent and institute sanctions in cases of bad ethical conduct. 

Intellectual property

RAE-Publicações commits itself to contributing to the protection of authors’ intellectual property rights. This is why it:

  • Uses the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY) for all published texts, except where there are indications of specific authors’ and sponsorship rights;
  • Uses similarity detection software;
  • Adopts actions to combat plagiarism and bad ethical conduct in accordance with the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

Policy for violations of production and scientific publication good practices

The RAE-publicações Code of Ethics follows policies established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for instances of bad ethical conduct:

1. Suspicions of duplicate publication

- when an article is submitted

- after an article is published

2. Suspicions of similarity

- when an article is submitted

- after an article is published

3. Suspicions of data falsification

- when an article is submitted

- after an article is published

4. Alterations of authorship (inclusion/exclusion)

- before an article is published

- after an article is published

5. Suspicions regarding authorship (“ghost”, “guest” or “gift”)

6. Suspicions of undeclared conflicts of interest on the part of the author

         - before an article is published

         - after an article is published

7. Suspicions of ethical problems in an article submitted for publication

8. Suspicions of inappropriate use of information by an reviewers

If you have any doubts about RAE-publicações’ procedures in terms of violations of ethical standards, consult the procedures established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) / Flowcharts (http://publicationethics.org/files/Full%20set%20of%20flowcharts_0.pdf). If you have any other doubts regarding suspicions of bad ethical conduct, contact the Editorial Office: raeredacao@fgv.br.

References

Academy of Management. (2006). Academy of Management Code of Ethics. Retrieved from:  http://aom.org/uploadedFiles/About_AOM/Governance/AOM_Code_of_Ethics.pdf

Associação de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa em Administração  (2010). Boas Práticas da Publicação Científica Científica: Um manual para autores, revisores, editores e integrantes de Corpos Editoriais. Retrieved from http://www.anpad.org.br/diversos/boas_praticas.pdf.

Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (2014). Código de Boas Práticas Científicas. Retrieved from  http://www.fapesp.br/boaspraticas/FAPESP-Codigo_de_Boas_Praticas_Cientificas_2014.pdf.

Fundação Getulio Vargas. (2014). Código de Ética da FGV. Retrieved from http://portal.fgv.br/sites/default/files/codigo_de_etica_da_fgv_aprovado_portaria_06_fev_2014.pdf.

Committee on Publication Ethics. (1994).  Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors: Retrieved from http://publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct.

Committee on Publication Ethics. (2008). COPE Code of Conduct. Retrieved from http://publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct.

Committee on Publication Ethics. (2013). COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers. Retrieved from http://publicationethics.org/files/Peer%20review%20guidelines_0.pdf

Committee on Publication Ethics. (2015). Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing. Retrieved from http://publicationethics.org/files/Principles_of_Transparency_and_Best_Practice_in_Scholarly_Publishingv2.pdf.

Committee on Publication Ethics. (2015). COPE Flowcharts. Retrieved from http://publicationethics.org/files/Full%20set%20of%20flowcharts_0.pdf

Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico. (2011). Ética e Integridade na Prática Científica. Retrieved from http://www.memoria.cnpq.br/normas/lei_po_085_11.htm.

Council of Science Editors. (2012). CSE’s White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications, 2012 Update. Retrieved from  http://www.councilscienceeditors.org/resource-library/editorial-policies/white-paper-on-publication-ethics/.

Fundação Getulio Vargas. (2014). Código de Ética. Retrieved from http://portal.fgv.br/sites/default/files/codigo_de_etica_da_fgv_aprovado_portaria_06_fev_2014.pdf.

Singapore Statement on Research Integrity. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.singaporestatement.org/statement.html.

 

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