Ethics statement

Percursos & IDEIAS is strongly concerned about ethical issues. Therefore, it is committed to enforcing rigorous peer-review and strict ethical policies and standards to publish high-quality scientific works. To verify the originality of submitted content, we use Turnitin and Ouriginal to check them against previous publications.

All submitted manuscripts should comply with the following norms of ethics and conduct:

  • Cultivate freedom of thought, independence, critical and creative thinking, scientific rigor, and credibility.
  • Regard diversity of values, opinions, and preferences of the scientific community members.
  • Refuse unfair competition among researchers.
  • Ensure that the information produced is verifiable and that work limitations, uncertainties, or speculations are clearly stated.
  • Reject falsification and manipulation of data that intentionally distort reality and ensure confidentiality if required.
  • Under no circumstance present others’ results as their own, either through plagiarism or inappropriate use of others’ ideas.
  • Acknowledge the authorship of published work.
  • Actively participate in peer-reviewing, accepting the requests to review, ensuring that the process remains confidential, that the review is constructive, and that deadlines are respected.
  • Do not submit a manuscript in more than a peer-reviewed publication.
  • Respect interviewees and participants in surveys, ensuring that they provide informed consent to be involved in research projects.
  • Refer to any organization that contributed to making the study possible or collaborated with it and respect agreements concerning the ownership of the obtained results.
  • Expressly declare any conflict of interest, whether in the study or the funding institutions, clearly stating any circumstances that may cause bias.

In order to qualify for authorship of a manuscript, the following criteria should be observed:

  • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work.
  • Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content.
  • Final approval of the version to be published.
  • Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Those not qualifyed for authorship but contributed to the work should be included in the acknowledgments.

Any change to the author list should be approved by all authors, including those removed from the list. The corresponding author should act as a pivot between the editor and the other authors and inform and involve them in significant decisions about the publication. We reserve the right to request confirmation that all authors meet the authorship conditions.