Ethical considerations


General references

Regarding plagiarism detection, the journal Universidad, Ciencia y Tecnología will use somethings software like Grammarly, Plagium, Copionic, WriteCheck, PaperRater,, Viper Plagiarism Scanner, or CrossCheck. to check for originality, plagiarism, and duplicity.

About the scientific work

The research papers submitted must comply with the technical, scientific, and ethical characteristics for their development. Authors undertake to submit supporting documents that validate the ethical conduct of the research if requested. When required, the work must endorse by the respective ethics committee of the academic institutions, duly constituted and certified by the institutions that endorse it.

Literary paternity

Authors should respect ethical considerations in the development of all research, adding their individual contributions in the process of elaboration of the manuscript in a responsible and ethical manner. The ethical process of the research includes the appropriate selection of authors, therefore, authors who have not participated in the research should not be included.

Conflicts of interest

Authors should provide the article and include a Declaration of Originality and Declaration of Conflict of Interest letter (URL: In addition, in the last paragraph of the article, after the conclusions, these declarations should be specified.


Peer review must comply with the confidentiality of all involved and will be required by all those who have been selected as evaluators or reviewers of the manuscript. Reviewers and editors will be prohibited from disclosing information about the authors, be it affiliation data, e-mails, or similar, as well as unpublished scientific information, which has not been expressly authorized by the authors. In addition, editors and reviewers should inform in an appropriate manner and with the appropriate discretion, the ethical doubts that may have the manuscripts, maintaining objectivity, clarity of content, and courtesy standards in the writing of opinions and comments.

Plagiarism and duplication

All manuscripts submitted must comply with the ethical standards of scientific research and writing, so all works used as sources of information must be cited appropriately, respecting the original authors' statements. Duplication of material is not allowed, nor is the submission of the same article to other journals, events, or any other type of publication.

Editorial Responsibility

The persons responsible for the editorial process are tacitly committed to complying with the confidentiality of the review and publication process. Likewise, they commit themselves to ensure that publication decisions are made exclusively considering the aspects related to the journal's regulations, as well as the characteristics of the scientific research, proposed, the writing, and other details of the manuscript.

In malpractice

The people involved in the editorial and publication process commit themselves to maintain ethical conduct and good intentions at all times, evidencing good professional, scientific and technical practice. Likewise, they will ensure compliance with appropriate conduct in the work submitted.