Ethics policy

Botanical Sciences follows the editorial process described in Peer review  and Plagiarism detection  Reasons for rejection of articles include bad practices, such as: plagiarism, suspicion or doubt about the veracity of the data, lack of adequate credits to the images or alteration of these, and simultaneous submission to another journal. Conflicts of interests are also considered as reasons for rejection. Because of this, it is necessary that all authors indicate that they agree with the publication of the manuscript, explicitly in the letter to the editor at the time of submission.

The Editorial team, Associated Editors and reviewers work under a high commitment to the editorial process. In case of a problem or suspicious activity by any participant during the editorial process (authors, editors, reviewers), it will be evaluated by a committee formed exprofeso and chosen by the Editor-in-Chief or, when appropriate, by the Editorial Board.

Botanical Sciences adheres to the ethical standards of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, which will be used to make the appropriate final decisions.