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Editorial policies

Open Access Policy and CC License

The books published by High Rate Consulting are open access and are available for free reading and download at no cost. If any author wishes to put his book up for sale, it is placed separately, and the conditions are clarified.

We also encourage our authors to place their books in their repositories or personal academic social networks to broaden their reach and continue to contribute to the dissemination of knowledge.

We highly recommend use the CC license with Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0), which mean that the author is free to:  Share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and Adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material), under the following terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

However, authors based on their needs and interests choose the license that suits them best, for example, in the case of books for sale they can choose a CC BY license. In any case, the license of each book will be described in the first pages of it.

Peer Review Policy

We offer peer review service in the editing process. When a book is peer reviewed, it will contain the clarifying note on the first pages of the book. The process consists of analyzing the material by two external evaluators, who will be able to issue their suggestions and make modification proposals, if required. For the definitive acceptance of a book or book chapter, the positive evaluation of two evaluators is required; in case of notable discrepancies, it will be submitted to a third evaluator. This evaluation usually takes no more than 20 business days after the process begins.

When the book is collective and has one or more editors/compilers, the material is reviewed by them before peer review to verify its relevance with respect to the thematic lines of the proposed text.

Policy on Book Processing Charges (BPC)

The rates we establish with respect to editorial projects are based on the number of pages, required services and sponsoring entities. Each book project is unique and unrepeatable, so we encourage you to request your individual estimates and select the services to require (peer review, spelling review, DOI assignment, and any other additional requirement).

It is also possible that when an editor proposes a project, he receives a financial reward for his work as editor / compiler, this is what we call PEI for Spanish interpretation of GEP (Guest Editor Program).

Guide for Good Practices

The editorial team is committed to the scientific community to ensure the ethics and quality of the books published. The publication takes as reference the code of conduct and good practices of the Committee of Publications Ethics (COPE), to which we belong through institutional affiliation AC00053.

  • Duties of Reviewers

    The reviewers have the duty of: contribution to editorial decisions, promptness, confidentiality, follow standards of objectivity, acknowledgement of sources and disclosure of any conflicts of interest.

  • Duties of Authors

    The Authors should report data standards, data access and retention, ensure originality and avoid plagiarism, avoid multiple, duplicate, redundant or concurrent submission/ publication, ensure the authorship of the manuscript, disclosure of any conflicts of interest, acknowledgement of sources, hazards and human or animal subjects (if necessary to declare), participate in peer review and declare fundamental errors in published works (if necessary).

  • Duties of the Publisher

    Handling of unethical publishing behavior and guarantee Content Access.

  • Revision of plagiarism and falsification

    In the editorial we do not support plagiarism and falsification of information, therefore, we recommend our referees verify the information through the check in search engines of information that may come from plagiarism or falsification of information. Those authors who use information without citing the source are informed and their document is rejected. The editorial use Ithenticate to verify documents.

  • Conflict of interests

    In the editorial we are attentive to the conflict of interests that may arise, for which reason, the authors are encouraged to clarify in any case the affinity or problem that may exist with any of the members of the editorial committee to avoid that said issue influences in the publication of the books.

  • Conflict resolution

    The resolution of issues such as the case of very different evaluations are resolved by obtaining a third evaluation, in any case, the editorial committee decides on the evaluations based on the expertise in each area of knowledge. Any other conflict will be resolved by decision of the editorial committee.

Authors Guidelines

Each book is considered a particular project in which each group has the freedom to present the norms through which it intends to govern its documents, however, in a general way, it is used APA in its latest version.

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