Ethics and malpractice statement

Manuscripts must be submitted exclusively to the REPIS, and their simultaneous submission to another journal is not allowed. Together with the submitted manuscript, the authors must sign and present the "Declaration of Exclusivity, Authorship Rights and Conflicts of Interest", according to the model provided by the REPIS. The opinions and concepts issued in any of the sections of the REPIS are the entire responsibility of their authors.

The submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been previously published, except in the form of a summary or an academic thesis, in which case, this should be mentioned in the cover letter.


All authors must have made substantial contributions in each of the following aspects: (1) the conception and design of the study, or the acquisition of data, or the analysis and interpretation of the data, (2) the draft of the article or the critical review of the intellectual content, (3) the final approval of the version presented.

Authors are advised to carefully review the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript for the first time. Any addition, deletion or reordering of the names of authors after the manuscript has been submitted will not be permitted.


The authors must inform the editors of any financial or personal relationship with other individuals or organizations that could possibly have negatively influenced their work in any way. They must also inform the editors if the research has received funding of any kind.


Articles that include research results involving human beings must follow the ethical principles contained in the Helsinki´s Declaration of the World Medical Association; as well as, comply with specific legislation (when applicable) of the country in which the research was carried out.

Articles that present research results involving human beings must contain a clear affirmation of the above compliance in the body of the article, and must have been approved by an ethics committee in research duly established for that purpose.

The editors of the REPIS, reserve the right to request additional information on the ethical procedures used in the research.


For animal studies, authors should consider international standards for the use of experimental animals, primarily those recommended by the Office of Animal Care and Use of National Institutes of Health ( /uploads/2014/12/Gui%CC%81a-para-el-Cuidado-y-Uso-de-los-Animales-de-Laboratorio.pdf), as well as the guidelines of the participating institution or national laws on the care and use of laboratory animals of the country where the study was carried out.

The animals used must be named in the title, summary, keywords and material and methods. Such experimentation must be thoroughly detailed in the materials and methods section.

If the editors or reviewers believe that these recommendations have not been properly adhered to in the research paper, the manuscript will be immediately rejected.


The REPIS uses free online software to search for plagiarism (actually, so all articles that exceed 20% of plagiarism will be returned to their authors without initiating the review process.


REPIS may withdraw articles based on information from authors, academic or institutional sponsors or publishers due to a generalized error or unproven or irreproducible data. We use the guidelines given by COPE (, related to the causes of retraction for published articles, which are

a. Failure to comply with the requirements in the editorial process

b. The proven falsity of information and with which the editorial process was advanced.

c. Verification of editorial bad practices by the authors.

d. Failure to comply with the ethical principles that should have been observed.

e. Include inaccurate or inaccurate information deliberately.