Ethics of publications


The scientific journal “Law and Safety” committed to complying with high standards of ethical behavior and taking all possible measures against any professional negligence that is carried out in all stages of the publication process of the journal. It complies with the guidelines and best practices established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which is an organization that provides advice and resources on all aspects of the ethics of publications and research and conduct and undue publication.

The journal's editorial board also adheres to the recommendations provided in the Elsevier Publishing Ethics Resource Kit.

Follow up of bad behavior. The Editor is committed to maintaining high ethical standards and taking all possible measures against any professional negligence that occurs in its publication. Plagiarism is strictly prohibited. The authors, when sending materials, declare that the submitted work is:

  • original;
  • has not been previously published;
  • has not been submitted to other journals;
  • not fully or partially copied or plagiarised from other publications.

The articles sent by the authors are preliminarily reviewed by the editor of the publication, in light of the editorial policy of the journal and the requirements established in the guidelines for the authors (stage of preliminary material assessment). If any article does not meet the requirements of the first revision, it will be returned to the authors for revision and resubmission, which is described in more detail in the review procedure.

Anti-plagiarism issues are described in detail in the “Counteracting Plagiarism” section.

Authorship and contribution. Authorship belongs to those individuals who have made a significant contribution to the preparation, collection of materials, their processing and writing of the article. All persons who have contributed to the article should be mentioned as co-authors. The corresponding author is responsible for the inclusion of all co-authors in the article and ensures that all of them have reviewed and approved the final version of the document for publication.

If the article is co-authored, it must be formally declared that: a) All the authors have contributed intellectually in the elaboration of this one; b) They agree with the content of the manuscript; and c) The work has not been previously published in any other journal or format.

The authors must guarantee that the data presented in the article are reliable and have not been altered to verify or respond to the hypotheses or assumptions made. In the scientific journal “Law and Safety”, in order to comply with the transparency in the research and ensure the association of their works with their authorship, we may request the authors to identify the research project.

Complaints and appeals. The Editor will respond as soon as possible to any complaint generated in the editorial process. The communication will be made by email [email protected] and will be considered confidentially. If the situation cannot be resolved, it will be considered at a meeting of the full Editorial Committee.

Conflicts of intereses. Conflicts of interest are situations that could be perceived as exerting undue influence on the presentation, review and publication of a work. These may be of a financial, non-financial, professional, labor, contractual or personal nature. We hope that anyone who suspects an undisclosed conflict of interest with respect to a work published or in consideration by the scientific journal “Law and Safety”, should inform the editor-in-chief or email [email protected].

Authors who submit a manuscript to the scientific journal “Law and Safety”, as well as editors and reviewers, must declare in writing the existence of any relationship between the authors of the article and any public or private entity from which it could be derived or any possible conflict of interests that may interfere with the objectivity or integrity of a publication.

Data analysis. The scientific journal “Law and Safety” supports transparency and openness around data, codes and other materials associated with research. Authors must maintain accurate records of support to allow others to understand, verify and replicate new findings. In addition, authors must provide access to this data and store it in an appropriate storage repository for others to share and use.

Ethical supervision and privacy statement. The names and email addresses entered on the site of the scientific journal “Law and Safety” will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be available for any other purpose or for any other correspondence. For this reason, the email addresses of the editorial board members and reviewers will not be published on the journal's website.

The articles must contain ORCID code information and institutional affiliation of each author. The editorial board collects such information only to the extent necessary or appropriate to achieve the purpose of the user's interaction with the journal, including information which: makes communication possible for the editorial process; is used to inform readers about the authorship and editing of content and allows collecting generalised data on reader activity.

The authors published in this journal are responsible for the data of human subjects that appear in the research reported here.

Intellectual property. The materials submitted by the authors are considered as original, previously unpublished and are not considered for publication in other editions. Therefore, with the submission of the article, the author directly states that: a) The article sent has not been published nor is it in the process of being evaluated for publication in another journal; b) That the publication of a previous version as a working paper (or “gray literature”) or on a website has not been reported; c) All authors know and agree with its content; d) The author transfers the publication rights to the journal.

The scientific journal “Law and Safety” is open and open access. The content of the articles published in the Journal is the exclusive responsibility of the authors, which is why they do not necessarily reflect the thinking of the Editorial Committee of the journal.

The authors who contribute to the scientific journal “Law and Safety” agree to publish their articles under a Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 license, allowing third parties to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and remix, transform and develop the material, for any purpose, even commercially, under the condition that the appropriate credit is granted, that a link to the license be provided and that it indicate whether changes were made. You can do it in any reasonable way, but not in any way It may suggest that the licensor endorses you or your use.

Post-publication discussions and corrections. Readers' discussions of publications will be accepted through letters to the editor. When the situation warrants it, the Editor will divulge the criticism of any work published in the journal, allowing the authors to express their arguments. This through letters from the authors addressed to the Editor.

The inclusion of new authors is not allowed when the article is already accepted for publication or published on the journal's website.


To correct ethical problems in a scientific article, for example, related to unreliable data or errors in the research results, the scientific journal “Law and Safety” introduces the retraction form. The request for retraction must be submitted by the authors with justification of the reasons, after this it must be considered by the editorial board of the journal, which will publish a statement in the journal. The document will be replaced by a new one with the expression “[Article retracted]”. The PDF of the article must have marks in the background with the expression “Article retracted”.