Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Human Rights and Science, ISSN 2752-1400
The Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Human Rights & Science arises from the urgency to promote open science due to current global challenges that interconnect science, technology, and society. We offer to the research community publication and discovery services of selected open research products in the fields of human rights, sustainable development, ethnobotany, new technologies, special populations, and drug policy.
Editorial Policies and Standards
This is a Diamond Open Access journal, which means that all content is freely and permanently available to the user or his/her institution. Users may read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without seeking prior permission from the publisher or author. This conforms to the BOAI definition of open access and all are published under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license.
The Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Human Rights and Science promotes knowledge as a common good and supports the open access movement, so the journal provides free and immediate access to its content and its digital edition is free of charge, neither for the author nor for the reader. All under the principle that offering unrestricted scientific and academic production to society, in general, contributes to the construction of a more fair and multipolar world.
Materials from this journal are deposited in the KATALOG DER DEUTSCHEN NATIONALBIBLIOTHEK for preservation and restoration purposes.
Materials published in this journal are deposited in the Knowmad Institut's ZENODO community, an open repository managed by CERN, which issues DOIs for datasets, publications, software and other research artifacts.
The JMSHRS is published through OJS (Open Journals System) and incorporates the OAI-PMH (Open Archive Initiative-Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) interoperability protocol in the URL:
The Knowmad Institut and the JMSHRS editorial team are committed to ensuring the ethics and scientific quality of the journal, supervising the editing and publication process. All possible ethical issues in research must be addressed in the text. The Knowmad Institut requires compliance with recognized universal ethical principles and ethical guidelines for scientific research. Below is a list of some of these guidelines and statements:
- The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact
- The European Code of Conduct for Research Intregrity.
- Declaration on Science and the Use of Scientific Knowledge and the Science Agenda: Framework for Action
- Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities
- Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing
- Washington D.C. Principles For Free Access to Science - A Statement from Not-for-Profit Publishers
- Best Practices for Ensuring Scientific Integrity and Preventing Misconduct
- Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights
- Responsible research publication: international standards for authors (COPE)
- Cooperation between research institutions and journals on research integrity cases: guidance from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
- Ethics of science and technology: explorations of the frontiers of science and ethics
- The Precautionary Principle (UNESCO)
- An EU Code of Ethics for Socio-Economic Research
The authors must comply with the established ethical standards and good practices: authors must inform themselves about the formal requirements before submitting a manuscript to JMSHRS and comply with the requested requirements, the articles must be original, that is, the intellectual property corresponds only to the authors who assume the responsibility for its content. In addition, they must be unpublished, which means that the authors assume the responsibility that they have not been published before and that once submitted to JMSHRS they will not be sent to any other publication until there is an editorial decision from JMSHRS.
Only if the work is rejected by the JMSHRS Editorial Committee, it may be sent to another publishing entity.
All manuscripts in which we detect plagiarism are treated according to the degree of plagiarism.
All manuscripts with >15% plagiarism are rejected without exception.
If more than 15% plagiarism is detected, it is considered highly unlikely that the authors have revised the manuscript. Authors may rectify and submit a corrected version.
The journal does not tolerate plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the author's own work, in whole or in part, without proper citation in APA format. The originality of manuscripts submitted to the journal can be checked by means of an anti-plagiarism software tool.
Plagiarism consists of passing off ideas, words and other creative expressions as one's own. Plagiarism takes several forms.
Copying elements of another author's work, such as figures, tables or illustrations that are not in the public domain, or intentionally copying or using textual phrases without citing the source.
The only exception will be texts by other authors marked in quotation marks and duly cited with their source, a mechanism that will be used only when the textual citation is strictly necessary. Therefore, the authors undertake to guarantee that the article submitted is an original-unpublished work and that it does not infringe the rights of third parties.
All information and research data submitted to JMSHRS will be uploaded and made available in Zenodo. Authors are requested to use formats that maximize the accessibility and reusability of the data (e.g., in the case of using tabular data, a spreadsheet is suggested). If necessary, it is recommended to publish with the data the algorithms or pipelines that should be performed on the data for their correct interpretation.
This research data policy was adopted on November 10, 2022 and applies to papers received after that date. Articles published prior to that date are not subject to this policy.
All contributions will be submitted to a simple peer review system. Submissions will be evaluated according to the following criteria: adequacy to the objectives and themes stated by the JMSHRS in its editorial policy, clarity and relevance of the discourse, adequate internal organization, quality of the bibliographical references, original contribution or approach in relation to the subject matter, adequate preparation of the abstract, relevance of the title and compliance with the editorial rules.
The editorial committee reserves the right to accept or not the papers, in accordance with the thematic scope and strict compliance with the editorial standards.