Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Sustainability Agri Food Environmental Research (SAFER) aim`s is sustainability, food and agriculture production and their impacts in natural resources at local and international level. SAFER publish unpublished results in environmental sciences, aquaculture, agronomy, veterinary and silviculture. The aim of this journal is academicians, professionals and students interested in natural resources. In this journal it publishes scientific papers, review papers, scientific and technical notes. SAFER is a seriated and trimestral publication published by the Catholic University of Temuco with the support of the Research and Postgraduate Direction of the Catholic University of Temuco, and edited by Natural Resources Faculty.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

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Research Articles

MANUSCRIPT STRUCTURE The kind of research manuscript must have the following structure:

- Tittle in English and Spanish

- Running tittle.

- Authors and respective affiliations, including email.

- Abstract / Resumen

- Keywords / Palabras clave

- Introduction

- Matherial and Methods

- Results

- Discussion (It can be joined with Results)

- Acknowledgements

- References

- Tables and/or figures

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Review articles

The review manuscripts must have the following structure:

- Tittle in English and Spanish

- Running tittle.

- Authors and respective affiliations, including email.

- Abstract / Resumen - Keywords / Palabras clave

- Introduction (and the necessary chapters)

- Acknowledgements

- References

- Tables and/or figures

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Scientific notes

The manuscripts as scientific and technical notes must have at six pages as maximum extension and it must have the following structure:

- Tittle in English and Spanish

- Running tittle.

- Authors and respective affiliations, including email.

- Abstract / Resumen - Keywords / Palabras clave

- Introduction

- Matherial and Methods

- Results - Discussion (It can be joined with Results)

- Acknowledgements

- References

- Tables and/or figures

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Letters and comments

The letters and comments must be supported with specialized scientific literature or internet sites, and these don´t have more than four pages without abstract.

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Peer Review Process

Once received the manuscript, the Editorial Commission will revise the compliment of formal rules and it will design two specialists in the theme as anonymous receiver. The Editorial Commission will kept that does not exist familiar, work and other relations between reviewers and authors. The evaluators will have one month as maximum deadline for submit their evaluations to the Editorial Commission. Once received the evaluation it can be the following scenarios (and respective responses):

a) If both approve, the article will be published.

b) If both reprove, the article will not be published.

c) If one reviewer approve with major modifications and the other reviewer reject, the manuscript will returned to the author(s) and it can be submitted again for a reviewing process by new reviewers.

d) If both reviewers approve with major modifications the manuscript will returned to the author(s) for do the corrections before the next 15 days from the notification sending date from the Main Editor. After it, the same reviewers will verify if the corrections were done. If the author don`t manifest its interest within this period, it will understand that the manuscript will not continue in reviewing process.

e) If a reviewer approve with major modifications and the other with minor modifications, the manuscript will be returned to the author for correct it, it will late 15 days from the notification sending date from the Main Editor. After it, the same reviewers will verify if the corrections were done. If the author don`t manifest its interest within this period, it will understand that the manuscript will not continue in reviewing process.

f) If one reviewer approves and the second reviewer approved with major modifications the manuscript will be submitted to a third reviewer and it result will determine if the manuscript is approved (if the third reviewer approves it) or if the manuscript is returned to the author (if the third reviewer suggest major or minor modifications or rejection) in according to the main suppositions in the reviewing process.

g) If both reviewers suggested minor modifications it will returned the manuscript to the author(s) for do it. The author(s) will have 15 days for do the modifications and these will verify by Editorial Commission.

h) If one reviewer reject and the second reviewer approved with minor modifications the manuscript will be submitted to a third reviewer and it result will determine if the manuscript is approved with minor changes (if the third reviewer suggest or approves it) or if the manuscript is returned to the author (if the third reviewer suggest modifications or rejection) in according to the main suppositions in the reviewing process.

i) If one reviewer approved and the second reviewer rejects the manuscript the Editorial Commission will evaluate politically, in according to the variety (sex, language, nationality), aim of the manuscript, author relevance and another variables.

 

Publication Frequency

The issues will be published the last March, June, September and December every year.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides free access inmediately to its content considering the global knowledge exchange.

 

Ethical Code

The journal Sustainability, Agri, Food and Environmental Research uses these directions:

Comitte on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors for avoid plagiarism, two publications and other bad practices and interest conflicts. More details are available in this link:

http://publicationethics.org/files/Code%20of%20Conduct_2.pdf

 Ethical code COPE