Ethnoentomology adheres to the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers produced by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Our Ethical Statement defines the rights and responsibilities of journal editors, authors and peer reviewers. A selection of key points is listed below.
Authors should make sure that all sources have been clearly cited and that the submitted work is original. All persons listed as authors meet the authorship criteria and no colleague has been omitted. An author is a person that has made a substantial intellectual contribution to the published work. Other persons that may have assisted the author should be listed in the Acknowledgements section.
Where it is the case, authors are asked to kindly state all external sources of funding and disclose any potential conflicts of interest. If the authors discover significant errors in their published work, they should contact the editor. The paper can be corrected and re-published or retracted if necessary.
Editors judge submitted work based on its academic merit and relevance to the journal, not on the academic rank, age, gender, political alignment or nationality of the author. Author details will remain confidential and will not be forwarded to reviewers. All manuscripts are jointly reviewed by an anonymous external reviewer and the handling editor. The chief editor is responsible for the final decision on manuscript acceptance.
If presented with a complaint regarding research misconduct such as data fabrication, citation manipulation or plagiarism, the editors will follow the COPE guidelines. Lastly, editors will respond to all correspondence in a timely manner.
External reviewers are kindly asked to evaluate the academic qualities of a manuscript and its relevance to the journal, proposing concrete areas of improvement. Peer-reviewers can suggest relevant publications that have not been mentioned by the author. Reviewers are always free to decline a manuscript, in which case they may suggest an alternative reviewer.
Detail of a border with moths, flies and flowers from the Hours of Joanna I of Castile, c. 1500