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The academic journals published by Autonomous Chapingo University are respectful of the codes of ethics of the various scientific disciplines and invite authors who wish to publish to review those referring to their disciplines.

Authors who propose articles for possible publication in our journals are presumed to consent to their editorial ethical criteria, including the technical review process (compliance with the rules and editorial policies of the journals), the double-blind peer review process, compliance with the identification of the authorship and co-authorship of the proposed manuscripts, and the declaration of no conflict of interest and business interests.

Manuscripts indicating that experiments were conducted on animals should confirm that they were undertaken in compliance with relevant guidelines and regulations. The manuscript must include a statement identifying the Institutional Committee and the licenses approving the experiments. Articles reporting the use of transgenic materials must certify that the biosafety protocols established by the appropriate authorities were followed. Where necessary, experts in the areas of bioethics and biosafety will be consulted.

When the use of accessions is reported, the authors of the collection must certify that the populations of the sites where it was collected gave their free, prior and informed consent, in accordance with the Convention on Biological Diversity (according to Biocultural Protocols), the Plant Varieties Law, as well as the collection permits established in NOM 059 SEMARNAT.

In the case of socio-economic research, in which problems of vulnerable or at-risk populations are analyzed, the identities of the people who gave their testimonies must be kept anonymous, unless the interviewees declare otherwise, which must be documented.