|H Index (2012):||10|
|G Index (2012):||13|
|Capes Qualis (2014):||B1|
The publication of research and methodological papers, after being subjected to peer review (double blind) is the essential model of our journal PASOS Journal of Tourism and Cultural Heritage.
Our ethical regulation is based on COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
The Director and Deputy Directors of the editorship of "PASOS" are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal will finally be published. The Editor and Deputy Editors may be guided by the policies of Council and Scientific Editorial Board of the journal and limited by legal requirements in force, such as those dealing with defamation, infringement of copyright and plagiarism. The Director can consult with other editors or reviewers in making this decision. An editor should always evaluate the manuscripts’ intellectual content without distinction of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, nationality or the political philosophy of the authors. The director and all editorial staff must not disclose information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisors and the section editor, if that’s the case.
Disclosure and conflict of interest: unpublished materials listed on a submitted manuscript must not be used in any research of any member of the editorial team without the express written consent of the author.
The reviewers of PASOS help publishers to make the decision to publish a submitted manuscript. Reviewers are required to confidentially treat the manuscript that was received for review and must not use the obtained information through peer review as a personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider giving up the review of the manuscripts in which they have a conflict of interest with any of the authors, companies or institutions related to the document. Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author or authors is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. Where appropriate, the reviewers must identify the relevant published papers on the theme that have not been quoted by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument has been previously used in other papers must be accompanied by the correspondent reference. Any reviewer or reader can and should draw the attention of the editor to any similarity or substantial overlap between the manuscript in question and any other published document of which they are aware.
All persons listed as authors must meet certain requirements in order to be named as such. Each author should have sufficient participation in the work to take public responsibility for its content. One or more authors should take responsibility and handle the entire work from its onset until the article has been published. To give someone author’s credit, one should rely only on substantial contributions regarding: 1) the conception and design of the study or collection of data, or data analysis and interpretation; 2) drafting the article or critical review of a substantial part of its intellectual content; and 3) the final approval of the version to be published. Requirements 1, 2 and 3 must be met simultaneously. Participating only on fundraising or collecting data or general supervision of the research group does not justify authorship. Journal managers may ask authors to describe the participation of each of them and this information can be published. The other people who contribute to the work and are not authors should be cited in the acknowledgments section. Increasingly often, multicenter essays are done and attributed to a corporate author. In these cases, all members of the group listed as authors should fully meet the criteria for authorship previously mentioned. Group members who do not meet these criteria should be listed, with their permission, in the section of acknowledgments. The authors’ order will depend on the decision that the coauthors jointly take. In any case, the authors should be able to explain it. Authors must ensure that they have written original works. When authors use materials that are not their own, the sources must be properly quoted. Any attempt of plagiarism will be followed by the rejection of the submitted manuscript. Authors should not submit the same paper or essentially describe the same research in more than one journal. The presentation of the same manuscript to more than one journal constitutes unethical behavior for the publication unless otherwise specified.
Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant mistake or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or editorial and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Director of PASOS Journal Tourism and Cultural Heritage