Ethics and Policies

NATURALISTA CAMPANO is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing original research articles that contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the fields of natural sciences, ecology, environmental studies, biodiversity, and related interdisciplinary areas. The journal welcomes high-quality research or review papers that offer theoretical insights, empirical studies, methodological advancements, and case analyses. We encourage submissions from both undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as contributions that explore diverse perspectives and methodologies within the scope of natural sciences.

Publication Ethics and Guidelines:

  1. Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be attributed to individuals who have made substantial contributions to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the research study. All listed authors must have participated in the work and agree to its submission.

  2. Originality and Plagiarism: Authors must ensure that their submissions are original works, and any borrowed content or ideas are appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism in any form is unacceptable and constitutes a violation of publishing ethics.

  3. Data Access and Retention: Authors may be required to provide access to the raw data supporting their findings for editorial review. Authors should be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable period after publication and make it accessible to interested parties upon request.

  4. Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication: Authors should not submit manuscripts describing essentially the same research to multiple journals simultaneously. Concurrent submission or redundant publication of the same work is unethical and will not be tolerated.

  5. Acknowledgment of Sources: Proper acknowledgment of all sources, including publications, data, and intellectual contributions, is essential. Authors should cite relevant works and give credit to the original authors.

  6. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Authors must disclose any financial or personal relationships that could be perceived as potential conflicts of interest regarding the research or its outcomes. Transparency in reporting affiliations, funding sources, and competing interests is imperative.

  7. Fundamental Errors in Published Works: Authors who discover significant errors or inaccuracies in their published work have an obligation to promptly notify the journal editor and cooperate in correcting or retracting the paper as necessary.

  8. Reporting Standards: Authors should provide an accurate and objective account of the research methodology, results, and implications of their work. Reports of original research should adhere to established standards and guidelines within the field.

  9. Hazards and Subjects: Authors conducting research involving hazardous materials, procedures, or human/animal subjects must comply with relevant safety protocols and ethical guidelines. Studies involving human or animal subjects require appropriate institutional review board approval and informed consent, which should be clearly documented in the manuscript.

  10. Use of Patient Images or Case Details: Authors must obtain informed consent from patients or volunteers involved in studies that include identifiable images or details. All research involving human subjects must comply with ethical standards and receive necessary approvals.

Adherence to these ethical guidelines is crucial for maintaining the integrity, credibility, and trustworthiness of NATURALISTA CAMPANO and the scholarly community it serves. Authors, reviewers, and editors are expected to uphold these principles throughout the publication process. Violations of ethical standards may result in editorial actions, including rejection of submissions, retractions, or notifications to relevant institutions or authorities.