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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The article has not been published previously or submitted for consideration by any other journal (or alternatively, an explanation has been provided for the Editor in the comments section).
  • The Nereis Journal template has been used to submit the article.
  • Wherever possible, URL addresses should be provided for references.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographical standards described in the Author Guidelines in About the Journal.
  • I accept the authorship and granting of rights statement.

Author Guidelines

Statement of Good Practice

NEREIS. Ibero-American Journal of Methods, Modelling and Simulation

The NEREIS Journal Statement of Good Practice is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (hereinafter COPE ) Good Practice Guidelines for Journal Publishers ( https://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines ).

 

  1. DUTIES OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD

The Editorial Board must seek to treat all authors equally. Their main aim will be to carry out the editorial process in full compliance with the ethical guidelines contained in this Statement.

  • Publication Decisions

The Editorial Board of the  journal is the body responsible for deciding and selecting which articles sent to the journal should be published based on the results of the anonymous double evaluation process to which they have been subject. Given the requirement of originality of the articles sent to NEREIS, the Editorial Board carries out a preliminary assessment to confirm that they are original publications, that they have not been published previously and that the text does not contain plagiarism.

If plagiarism is detected, the NEREIS journal follows COPE 's instructions ( http://publicationethics.org/files/All_Flowcharts_Spanish_0.pdf ) for communication with the authors.

 

  • Fair Play

An editor may evaluate author manuscripts at any time, based solely on their intellectual content, without taking into account other factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, nationality, etc.

 

  • Confidentiality

The NEREIS Editorial Board must not disclose any information about a manuscript that has been sent to the journal for review. The only people with whom information can be exchanged, whenever and wherever appropriate, will be authors, evaluators, publisher's advisers and members of the Editorial Board.

 

  • Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished material sent to NEREIS by the author in a manuscript must not be used in the editors' investigations without the express consent of the author. The evaluators must indicate the conflicts that could arise due to any concurrent interests they may have, as well as the fact that they may not have sufficient knowledge of the subject of the research or because they may have been a close collaborator of the assessed author.

 

  1. DUTIES OF THE EVALUATORS

 

  • Contribution to editorial decisions

The evaluator will assist the Editorial Board when assuming any editorial decisions. The author may be guided in improving the content of the article through editorial communications.

  • Time pressures

Any evaluator who does not consider they have the necessary qualifications to address the subject of an article and, consequently, not proceed with the review, or who is aware that it will be impossible for them to comply with the urgency required to issue a judgement, will justify their withdrawal from the Review process by notifying the Editorial Board as quickly as possible.

  • Confidentiality

 

 

Any manuscript received for evaluation will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

 

  • Objectivity Standards

In the reviews, objectivity will prevail over any other factor, following the guidelines contained in the evaluation protocol. Reviewers must express their views with arguments supporting their assessments and, where appropriate, their recommendation for publication, avoiding any personal judgement.

 

  • Recognition of sources

The evaluators will be aware of relevant published works that have not been cited by the authors. Any mention of an observation or an argument that has been previously used must be expressed with its corresponding reference. An evaluator should also notify the editorial board if there is evidence of any similarity between a manuscript in the process of revision and other already published work.

 

  • Disclosure and conflicts of interest

The evaluator must keep confidential any privileged information or idea obtained from a manuscript in the process of arbitration, and in no case may that information be used for personal gain. The evaluators must avoid the possibility of reviewing manuscripts where there could be a conflict of interests with their own work or that they suspect may be involved in a competitive process or, on the contrary, of strict collaboration with other authors, companies or institutions with which they may have some kind of connection.

 

  1. DUTIES OF THE AUTHORS

 

  • Standards

The authors of original research papers must present an accurate description of the work done, as well as an objective explanation of its meaning. Fraudulent or deliberately inaccurate statements constitute behaviour that contravenes ethics.

 

  • Originality and plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have performed a completely original work. If they had used the work of others, such references should be properly cited.

 

  • Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

Generally, an author must not publish manuscripts that essentially repeat the same content in more than one journal or publication, unless so requested; the corresponding authorisation received should be clearly reflected in the footnote of the subsequent publication. The presentation of a substantially identical manuscript in more than one journal constitutes unethical behaviour and is unacceptable from an editorial point of view.

 

  • Recognition of sources

The work of others must be duly recognised. Authors must cite publications that have influenced the preparation of their own work.

 

  • Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors should acknowledge the sources of funding for the project, which served as the basis for the writing of the article, as well as mention any conflict of interest that could affect the interpretation of their manuscript. The conflict of interest must be studied and, where appropriate, recognized by the Editorial Board, taking appropriate measures, in accordance with current legislation, both in Spain and in the European Union and in the International Treaties that regulate intellectual property.

STANDARDS FOR ACCEPTANCE AND PRESENTATION OF CONTRIBUTIONS

Nereis. Interdisciplinary Ibero-American Journal of Methods, Modelling and Simulation.

 

1. Work submitted should be original (scientific articles and bibliographic reviews) may not be submitted simultaneously to another publication. Owing to their national and international scope, articles may be written in Spanish or preferably in English. EPHORUS plagiarism detection software is applied.

2. Authors must register on this platform to send their work and follow the entire publication process. If the author already has a user account, they can Log in here or Register here if they have not yet created an account.

3.Work must be submitted by completing the Nereis Journal template in doc, docx or odt format.

DOWNLOAD NEREIS TEMPLATE FOR WORD HERE (format .doc)

DOWNLOAD NEREIS TEMPLATE FOR OPENOFFICE HERE (formato .odt)

Any tables or figures should be attached as separate documents in tif, jpg or png format. Poor quality images of figures or tables below 300 dpi (dots per inch) will not be accepted.

4. Original work should be submitted in A4 format with 3 cm margins and full justification, in Time or Times New Roman 12-point font.

5. The first page should show the title of the article in Spanish and in English, together with the name and affiliation of the author/s (maximum six authors) and the lead author's postal and e-mail addresses. The body of the text must be preceded by two abstracts in Spanish and in English and should not exceed 20 pages including figures, tables, notes, bibliography, summaries and key words.

6. Key words must be in lower case and should include no more than six words in the original language of the article and in English.

7. Italics must be used to highlight expressions, the words of others and words in a different language.

8. References in the body of the text, citations and end bibliography should follow the Vancouver system, as shown in the template.

9.The source of any images used should be indicated in all cases in the caption, with full and accurate details for their identification (author, work, year, URL, etc.) as applicable.

10. The journal is published in March each year. Work will be reviewed by two anonymous referees who do not belong to the editing board, following the double blind peer review system. Authors will be informed within 90 calendar days whether their work has been accepted or not (with the reasons for rejection). The journal reserves the right to partially change the style or format of work submitted.

11. Authors undertake to follow the suggestions made by reviewers for changes to work accepted for publication. Following publication, authors will receive a copy of the journal and a pdf file with their work in its final format.

12. The statement of authorship and granting of rights is deemed to be accepted by the author/s when they tick the acceptance box. Please read the AUTHORSHIP AND GRANTING OF RIGHTS STATEMENT.

AUTHORSHIP AND GRANTING OF RIGHTS STATEMENT

 

The author/s state that the work submitted complies with the following:

  • That this is an original work.
  • That it does not breach third party rights or use any pre-existing work in any way.
  • That it has not been previously published.
  • That it has not been simultaneously submitted to another publication.
  • That all authors have contributed intellectually to producing the article (for works by more than one author).
  • That all the authors have read and approved the submitted manuscript (for works by more than one author).
  • That, in the event that the article is published, they transfer and grant full copyright over the work to the Publications Service at the “San Vicente Mártir” Catholic University of Valencia (the “Publisher”), without limitation, and without whose express permission none of the material published in the journal may be reproduced. Copyright is granted for worldwide geographical scope and for the maximum time permitted under current legislation.
  • That all intellectual property rights over the article, as well as those intrinsically related to it, will correspond exclusively to the Publisher, which may disseminate it in their name, with the authority to grant third party rights.
  • • That the Publisher does not necessarily share the views and opinions expressed by the author/s in the article.

With this document, the Publications Service at the “San Vicente Mártir” Catholic University of Valencia takes over, including but not limited to, the rights to edit, publish, reproduce, distribute copies, prepare derived work in paper, electronic or multimedia format and include the article in national and international indexes or databases.

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