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Editorial policies

About Us

High Rate Consulting is an independent US Open Access publisher that provides a complete academic publishing service to contribute to the creation of new networks with colleagues from Latin America and the world, from all fields of knowledge, specially Social Sciences. Our commitment is the dissemination of high quality research through comprehensive review of specialists in the field of knowledge.

We encourage authors to publish with us because our agile, flexible, affordable and fully accessible academic service based in our research expertise and promoting Open Access of the content. We handle the publishing and distribution of Ebooks in different social networks and we submit to database evaluation/indexing (Book Citation Index, Dialnet, Redib, among others). Authors are provided with advice and constructive feedback to submit and improve the quality of their research work.

In 2022, an alliance was signed with the Instituto Interuniversitario de Investigación Educativa de Chile (IESED-CHILE), this institute brings together several universities and we collaborate to continue working based on compliance with international research standards. Our objective is to continue growing and offering quality editorial services as a fundamental part of the dissemination of the results of the research processes.

Editorial Board

The Editorial Board is made up of a team of people with experience in publishing in various areas of knowledge of the social sciences. The responsibilities of this committee are:

- Ensure compliance with all editorial processes to guarantee the rigor and scientific value of the books.
- Review the submitted manuscripts / Support the recommendation of arbitrators / control and verify the arbitration reports.Advise on editorial policies.
- Identify topics and possible call opportunities where they could serve as guest organizers or editors.
- Attract new authors and manuscripts.
- Advise on strategic planning.

The director appoints the members of the Editorial Board, by inviting professors or researchers from various universities or research institutes or teams, in accordance with the technical needs of the editorial work. On occasions, exceptionally, it may be a person dedicated to external advice, without ties to institutions, taking into account their area of ​​expertise. When the committee is different from those expressed in this list, the members are indicated in the book, since proposals are received for the editorial committees of the participating institutions.

Permanent Members
Wileidys Artigas https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6169-5297 (Director and responsible for the publisher)
Morela Pereira Burgos http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4331-1530
María Cristina Useche Aguirre https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5057-0034
Ilya Casanova Romero https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1147-7413
Rosana Meléan Romero https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8779-738X
Wendolin Suárez-Amaya https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3825-5781
Jazmín Díaz Barrios https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7569-8106
Ana Chumaceiro Hernández https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8539-2853
Fernando Torres Granadillo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3464-7876
Francisco Ganga Contreras https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9325-6459
Robinson Salazar Pérez https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0787-6876
Joao Batista Sousa https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0615-373X 

Language editing
Judith Batista
Milagros Morales https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2584-2330
Caridad Abreu López https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9658-2345 

Orthotypographic Review
Cesar Eduardo Pérez https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5804-1273
Fidias Gerardo Arías Odón https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1786-7343X

Open Access Policy and CC License

The books published by High Rate Consulting are Open Access with electronic ISBN 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. The authors retain its righst on the content, at least they give them to the institution or university.

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 International (CC BY 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.

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. In any case, the license of each book will be described in the first pages of it.

Peer Review Policy

We offer double-blind 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 30 business days after the process begins.

Within this time, two experts in the field of knowledge will review the proposal. Based on the review, the Advisory Board will decide whether to accept the proposal for publication. If accepted, authors will receive anonymous copies of the reviewers’ comments and will be responsible for considering the suggestions, ensuring that the modifications are carried out. The Advisory Board will make the final decision based on the process.

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.

The reviewers are informed about the particular regulations of each book, since each project will have its specific characteristics, the bases of each call together with the evaluation format is provided to each reviewer participating in the process.

We use an arbitration format that contains the elements to assess, you can consult it here.

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). These charges are used to cover editing (peer review and all stages of the process), hosting, indexing, and customer service. Those fees are payables by authors or on their behalf, e.g. by their institution once the work has been accepted for publication.

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).

High Rate Consulting finances the publication of Quality research. In some cases when there is no budget (countries with low possibilities, students or unemployed reserchers), alternatives will be sought to partially or totally finance the processing charges.

Guide for Ethics and 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.
The publisher assumes the COPE code of conduct for editors and the "Principles of Transparency and Good Practices in Academic Publications", as well as the "SciELO Guidelines of Best Practices for Strengthening Ethics in Scientific Publication".

  • 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 and selection general criteria

At High Rate Consulting we handle high standards of document selection, because we bet on their selection based on their scientific and careful selection. Although each call is adapted to the needs of the editors, in general the criteria include:

- The works must be unpublished and have not been previously published, nor be in the process of evaluation in any other publisher or scientific journal.
- The works must result with less than 15% in the evaluation carried out in Ithenticate.
- The document must originate from a research process, which will be observed in the development and explanation of its methodological elements.
- All authors must have participated in the work and must accept the publication an appearing order, if you have doubts about the authorship, it is recommended to review Credit.
- The document must be well written and comply with the rules of the call, including its relationship with the areas of knowledge to which said call refers.
- The document must cite and reference scientific documents according to their area of ​​knowledge, which shows the author's knowledge of their area.
- The document must comply with the corrections suggested by the referees and the editorial committee, if there is any correction with which you do not agree, you must send the respective scientific justification on the non-compliance with the correction, which will be evaluated by the editorial committee.
- Authors must agree to the CC license and adhere to the COPE regulations in case of any ethical controversy.
- Authors must disclose any financial and/or personal relationships with other organization and/or people that could influence their work. If there are no conflicts of interest, please state “I declare that there are not conflicts of interest”.

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, as well as the integration of its universities and/or research centers in the process, however, in a general way, it is used APA in its latest version.

Before the start of each project, the terms and conditions of the service are sent according to each call for papers.

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