Policies

Open access and free submission policy

This journal provides immediate open access (without embargo period) to its content, at no cost or prior registration online. We abide by the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. For the same token, the submission, revision and publishing of texts is also free of charge to the authors.

Privacy policy

User registration online is possible through the OJS platform for the participation as author or to report the interest in participating as an external reviewer. The privacy policy of the journal is governed by the rules of data protection: user data will not be distributed without their explicit permission and, in the event that they become part of a mailing list, it will be exclusively for the communicating of information relating to the journal. Upon request by e-mail, a user's email address is removed from mailing lists. By the same procedure, all data held about the user will be made available to the user.

Ethics declaration

ZARCH is committed to guaranteeing the ethics and quality of its published papers. The journal uses the Code of Good Practice for editors of scientific journals defined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) as a reference.

In this way, the journal guarantees the appropriate response to readers and authors’ needs, ensures the quality of the published information, and protects and respects the papers content and their integrity. The Editorial Committee is committed to publishing corrections, explanations, withdrawals, and apologies, when necessary.

To fulfil the good practices code, ZARCH makes public its peer review system and the evaluation criteria to be applied by the referees. ZARCH keeps these criteria updated, which are exclusively based on the scientific relevance, originality, clarity and appropriateness of the submitted work.

The evaluation process is treated in the strictest confidence, remaining anonymous and confidential the information about the referees and authors, the evaluated content, the judgement by the referees, and any other form of communication expressed by the Editorial Committee, the Scientific Committee, or the Advisory Board. The potential explanations or complaints from authors to the journal committees or to the referees will also be treated in the strictest confidence.

ZARCH declares its commitment to integrity and respect for the published work. For this reason, plagiarism is strictly forbidden. The texts identified as plagiarism, or with fraudulent content, will be removed or will get unpublished. In these cases, the journal will act as quickly as possible. When accepting the terms and agreements expressed by our journal, the authors must guarantee that the paper and the materials associated to it are original and do not infringe authors’ right. In case of shared authorship, co-authors must justify full consensus and guarantee that the work has not been previously published in any other format.

Contents publication permissions

Our journal applies a CC BY license to the contents. That means that reuse and remixing of the contents is allowed, even for commercial use, so long as attribution is given. On the other hand, the journal allows the authors to hold the copyright of their texts without restrictions and to retain publishing rights without restrictions.

Print edition ISSN: 2341-0531 / Digital edition ISSN: 2387-0346. Copyright © 2016 ZARCH. All Rights Reserved