Publication Policies

Open access
This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author, althought it will be appreciated sending an email to later. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Researchers shall conform to the RIA editing guidelines when submitting their papers.
Prior to sending a manuscript, authors shall accept the “Terms and Conditions” (assignment of rights and conflict of interest – Authorship of the paper).*
As stated by the World Intellectual Property Organization, “intellectual property refers to creations of the mind” and is divided into two categories: industrial property and copyright. RIA has the latter and it is included in the “Terms and Conditions” of the publication.
In the case of papers written by more than one author, the person that submits the text shall be the contact person for the magazine and shall be responsible for keeping co-authors informed of any required changes to the text. RIA shall consider that the opinion of this author represents that of the team.

Responsibilities of the author that is the contact person with the journal include: ensuring that the information stated in the text is valid and available for further analysis (if necessary); approving and modifying the paper following the observations of the evaluators in representation of the group; and making available all data, materials and products described in the paper.

Authors may suggest evaluators to review their submission. However, the decision with regard to the selected referees shall be made by the Editorial Committee of RIA.
Authors may also recommend the exclusion of some evaluators (or institutions) if they are of the opinion that they may have some conflict of interest with the submitted paper.

Type of papers submitted
All papers submitted to the journal shall be originals and shall have not been sent to other publications at the time of submission to RIA.
Papers which are part of an academic thesis published in accordance with the standards of the educational institution are accepted.
If the author decides to include figures that were used previously or included in another publication, the author shall submit a document stating that the entity that holds the rights to the images authorized their use in this journal. RIA editors accept in good faith that all papers submitted for publication have necessary authorizations for printing.

Conflict of interest
Transparency in the activities carried out by the Agricultural Research Journal (RIA Journal) is key to consolidate its reputation in international scientific and technological fora whereby RIA requires authors to submit a statement on conflict of interest (included in the “Terms and Conditions”). If a conflict of interest exists, the article should include a note indicating the interest of the authors.

RIA requires evaluators to also report any possible conflict of interest with the articles they are assigned to review.

Types of conflict
There are multiple definitions for conflict of interest but, according to the themes published in RIA, a conflict of interest shall refer to the monetary aspects involved in the development of a scientific paper (including training, employment and equipment expenses, among others) as this type of conflict may have an impact on the judgment of
the author or evaluator with regard to the documents written or reviewed (as applicable).

Before considering these definitions and prior to submitting a paper, please review the previous five years.
- Funding: the economic support for the research (salaries, equipment, financing of training, etc.) by organizations that may gain or lose financially through the publication.
- Employment: past, present or anticipated employment offered by organizations that may gain or lose financially through the publication.
- Personal financial interests: shares in companies that may gain or lose financially through the publication of the paper; or patents whose value may be affected by the publication.

RIA shall keep confidential all data included in the text until the time of publication. If the paper is rejected, confidentiality shall be protected for an unlimited period of time.
Authors are also requested to keep confidential the papers they submit for publication (provided they are accepted for publication) until the information is published in digital or printed format.

Materials and evaluations
Materials and susceptible research data shall be clearly explained to allow others to replicate the trials carried out by the author. Restrictions in this regard shall be informed to the magazine. An explanation for the reader regarding access to the data or materials
included in the paper should be included.

Ethical use of experimental and/or production animals
All research involving the use of experimental animals shall conform to national and international Animal Welfare guidelines.

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