About the Journal

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content based on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports greater global exchange of knowledge.

Free Access Policy

This journal offers immediate and free access to its content, following the principle that providing scientific knowledge freely to the public promotes greater global democratization of knowledge.

Authors are advised to make their articles available in databases and institutional repositories.

Focus and Scope

The Revista Caribeña de Ciencias Sociales (RCCS) emerged from the perception of some professors about the lack of means to disseminate social sciences topics, from a multidisciplinary perspective, in scientific articles. It is a continuous flow publication whose objective is to disseminate knowledge in the development area through the publication of scientific articles that present original contributions, both empirical and theoretical.

RCCS accepts contributions written in English, Portuguese, or Spanish.

Peer Review Process

  • This journal adopts the double-blind peer review system, with a minimum of 2 reviewers per article. A third reviewer will be consulted if there is a difference of opinion between the first two.
  • All papers submitted to this journal will be examined, evaluated, and judged on their merit by external reviewers, with authors being informed about the acceptance or rejection of their papers.
  • If the article is rejected, the author will receive a new evaluation for the next edition.
  • Before submitting for peer review, authors must submit a Letter of Originality and Copyright Transfer, duly signed by all authors.
  • The basic content of this letter should include, in addition to the date, city, and authors' signatures, the text: "We, [fill in the names of the authors, institutional link, document number, and full address], authors of the article" "We hereby declare the originality of this submitted document and declare that it has not been submitted to another journal and will not be submitted, if accepted and published by the Revista Caribeña de Ciencias Sociales.
  • COMBATING PLAGIARISM: All received articles are pre-evaluated by the editor-in-chief. If there is suspicion of plagiarism, the article is automatically rejected.
  • If published, authors assign copyright and publication rights of their articles to RCCS.
  • RCCS exceptionally sends priority invitations for articles presented at nationally and internationally renowned conferences. In these cases, the responsibility for not publishing the article in another journal lies exclusively with the authors, and RCCS is not responsible for investigating whether the article has been published in another journal.
  • The maximum time between article submission, evaluation, and initial opinion is 30 days.

Frequency

The Revista Caribeña de Ciencias Sociales (RCCS) is an online scientific journal and adopts a continuous flow system for both article submission and publication.

Copyright Notice

The Revista Caribeña de Ciencias Sociales reserves the right to modify the original normative, orthographic, and grammatical changes in order to maintain the standard of language cult, respecting the authors' style. Final works will not be sent to the authors.

Disclosure of Sponsorship

The Revista Caribeña de Ciencias Sociales (RCCS) is a sponsored and edited journal by South Florida Publishing LLC.

Journal History

The Revista Caribeña de Ciencias Sociales was established in 2012 and has ISSN 2254-7630. Until 2022, RCCS was maintained by the EUMED Publisher (Servicios Académicos Intercontinentales S.L), linked to the University of Malaga, in Spain. Subsequently, it became edited by South Florida Publishing LLC, based in the United States.

Privacy Statement

  • The content of the articles is the sole responsibility of the authors.

  • Total or partial reproduction of the content of the articles is allowed, provided that the source is cited.

  • Articles with plagiarism will be rejected, and the author of the plagiarism will lose the right to publish in this journal.

  • The names and addresses provided in this journal will be used exclusively for the services provided by this publication and are not available for other purposes or third parties.

  • Once articles are submitted, authors transfer the copyright of their articles to RCCS. If the author regrets the submission, they have the right to request RCCS not to publish their article. However, this request must be made up to two months before the publication of the issue in which the article will be published.

  • The RCCS uses the Creative Commons CC BY license. Information about this license can be found at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Ethics Policy

Publication of Ethical and Misconduct Disclosure

Our journal is committed to ethics and the pursuit of the highest quality in published articles. Therefore, our company upholds the high standards of ethical behavior expected at all stages involved in publishing articles, namely: authors, journal editor, and reviewers. We do not accept, under any circumstances, possible plagiarism or other unethical behavior.

All articles and works received are peer-reviewed, blinded, to ensure the scientific quality of the publication. Even so, since 2021, we use CrossCheck (CrossRef plagiarism software). This software is used to check articles upon receipt before sending them for evaluation.

Furthermore, we are always committed to ensuring that commercial revenues do not impact or influence editorial decisions, but rather the quality of articles to be published.

This statement is based on the recommendation of Elsevier and on the Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors of the Committee on Publication Ethics - COPE (https://publicationethics.org/).

Based on this recommendation, we list below the roles of each party involved in the publication of the article:

Editors' Responsibilities:

Publication Decision: The journal's editor-in-chief is responsible for deciding which articles will be sent for publication. The editor is guided by the Editorial Committee and limited by legal requirements related to defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor must always consult the Editorial Committee or the reviewers in decisions.

Fair Play: The editor must assess received articles based on their intellectual content, regardless of the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.

Confidentiality: The editor and any member of the editorial team cannot disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, or other editorial consultants.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: The editor is not allowed to use unpublished information from research without the express written consent of the authors. The editor must refuse to evaluate manuscripts where conflicts of interest exist, whether they involve connections between authors or companies, competitive or collaborative.

Involvement and Cooperation in Investigations: The editor must take appropriate measures when ethical complaints, internal or external to the article's production, are presented regarding a submitted or published article.

Reviewers' Duties:

Contribution to Editorial Decision: Double-blind peer review should assist the editor in making editorial decisions. Additionally, modification suggestions should help the author improve the overall article.

Promptness: If a reviewer feels that their knowledge will not add value to the article or that their time availability may hinder the immediate review, they must decline the editorial task promptly.

Confidentiality: All articles received for review must be treated as strictly confidential by the editor and reviewers and must not be disclosed or discussed with people outside the editorial process.

Objectivity: The editorial task must be carried out objectively, and reviewers need to express their views based on scientific arguments.

Previous Works: Reviewers need to identify relevant published works not addressed in the evaluated text. Additionally, if a reviewer perceives any relevant overlap between the evaluated article and another already published, they should alert the editor and the authors.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: Any information from the article review or new ideas from the peer review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Like the editor, reviewers must also refuse to evaluate manuscripts where there are conflicts of interest, whether they involve connections with authors or companies, competitive or collaborative.

Authors' Duties:

Research Reporting Standards: Authors submitting original research reports need to provide a report of the work done, as well as an objective discussion of the essence of their report. Additionally, data must be presented accurately. A research report, like an article, must contain enough details and references to allow others to reproduce the work. Any fraudulent or intentionally inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable, being automatically rejected in the editorial process.

Originality and Plagiarism: Authors must ensure that they have written an entirely original work, and if they have used the work and/or words of others, this has been properly cited. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical editorial behavior and is unacceptable, being automatically rejected in the editorial process.

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication: Authors cannot publish manuscripts that essentially describe the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously and/or publishing the same article in different journals constitutes unethical editorial conduct and is unacceptable and, if identified, will be automatically rejected in the editorial process or after publication.

Acknowledgment of Cited Sources: Authors must always cite the publications that influenced the determination of the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, such as in a conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without the explicit written permission of the source.

Authorship of the Articles: Authorship must always be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the written word, so all persons who have made significant contributions must be listed as co-authors. If other people contributed minor and substantive aspects to the writing of the article, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author must declare and ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the article, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article and agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: All authors are required to disclose any conflict of interest, whether financial or other, that may influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in their published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the discovered error.

Archiving System:

The collection of journal content by digital preservation tools will be through LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe).

Publication Fee:

- This journal does not charge a submission fee;

- This journal charges a publication fee for works, in the amount of:

$140.00 USD (for all nationalities) per article to be published.

R$ 700.00 (for Brazilian authors) per article to be published.