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- Authors are asked to declare all competing interests upon submission. Reviewers are expected to consider any competing interests before agreeing to review, and to confirm that they have no competing interests before submitting their review. Academic Editors are expected to recuse themselves from handling a manuscript if they feel they have a competing interest.
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- Ciencia e Innovación requires that authors disclose the financing which made their work possible.
- The Funding statement is published in the final article. This disclosure provides added transparency.
Data and Materials Sharing
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Blogs, Embargoes, and Media
- Ciencia e Innovación en Salud does not consider articles which have previously appeared in a recognized peer reviewed journal (as this represents dual publication).
- Ciencia e Innovación en Salud accepts submissions which have previously appeared on preprint servers; have previously been presented at conferences; or have previously appeared in other ‘non journal’ venues (for example: blogs or posters).
- We encourage authors to discuss and disseminate their findings as they wish. If they are discussing submissions which have not yet been formally accepted, then they should state this fact.