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Editorial Policies

General instructions

Language: manuscripts must be written entirely in English so as to increase international dissemination and reading. The abstract must be sent in English (mandatory) and the summary can also be sent (optionally) in Spanish.

Authorship: the authorship should be limited to those who made a significant contribution to the conception, design, implementation, interpretation and writing of the study.

Commitment to originality and verification: Submission to RIA implies a commitment to originality, including the non-repetition of the publication in several journals or peer-reviewed sites, except for the publication of the results in conference abstracts, theses and reports from funding or institutional sources (without peer-review), where the authors assume the commitment that the study has not been sent for consideration to be published elsewhere. Besides, if the publication in RIA is approved, they undertake that it will not be published in the same way, in the same language or translated into another, including electronic or printed forms, as for that purpose it is necessary to have the written authorization of the RIA Editorial Committee to release copyright rights.

Data access: Authors must have the raw data related to the study ordered, in an accessible format, available for the editorial review, if required to complete the review process.

Acknowledgements and Funding Sources: The sources of funding, work groups, or the people who have been functional and relevant to the realization of the work, although they do not share authorship, must be in the “Acknowledgements” section.

Conflict of interests: All works must include the declaration of interpersonal, institutional or other relationships that could be the cause of a conflict of interest. RIA will evaluate them so as to assess the nature of the conflict during the evaluation or with the publication of the study.

Fundamental errors in published work: If the authors detect a fundamental error in their published work, they must promptly notify the Editor or those responsible for the publication and cooperate in the corresponding correction.

Quality of the study: The authors must present sufficient experimental evidence in the study to guarantee the highest precision. Besides, they must be objective in the discussion and corresponding significance.

Risks to people and animals: Prior to the beginning of the evaluation process, it is required to report the endorsements of application of verifiable and creditable protocols on the minimization of human, environmental and animal risk to the use of inputs, procedures or management related to the study. Special emphasis must be placed on the report of the correct use of chemicals, procedures or equipment of unusual danger that could put the aforementioned (people, animals and the environment) at risk.

Use of animals in experimentation: In the chapter of Materials & Methods (M&M), the manuscript must include a clear reference (endorsement) of an Institutional Committee for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals or in Experimentation (Animal Welfare Act) of Argentina or an equivalent entity (with institutional accreditation) that guarantees compliance with adequate protocols for the ethical use of animals in their research work.

If this prior endorsement does not exist because it was not required by the institution or company where the experimentation was carried out, the Editorial Committee, depending on the nature of the submitted manuscript, reserves the decision to accept the study for its consideration.

RIA may require the commitment and responsibility of the Institution in a written statement explaining the actions taken to control the risk and the nature of the cost and benefit that enable the performance of the experiment. In the case of handling animals that required slaughter, the previous handling and the conditions must also be reported clearly in M&M.

The RIA Editorial Committee reserves the right to request an additional institutional clarification note with further description and justification from the authors.

Declaration of interest: The authors must disclose any commercial or personal relationship with the people or organizations linked to the study that could be assumed to have inappropriate influence on it (e.g., consultancies or testimonies of parties, emerging patent records or link to the financing of experiments or reports). If there is no interest to declare, the authors must report that they have nothing to declare in this regard in the system provided by RIA during the upload of the manuscript. Otherwise, the author (s) must report their interest and link to the work, funding, process or results.

The Editorial Committee has the authority to evaluate the nature of the interest and proceed to enable or disable the evaluation process.

Changes or extensions of authorship: Authors are expected to carefully review the list and the order in which the authors appear in the manuscript before submitting it, providing the final list at the moment of the submission of the original.

The changes of authors (exclusion, inclusion or changes in the order of appearance) must be asked to the Editor through the “Corresponding Author” (see below), with the agreement of the rest of the authors on the change (by email). Compliance must be the responsibility of the corresponding author, who must make explicit and assume that compliance and take the corresponding precautions to legitimize the responsibility assumed before their colleagues.