The following document explains the duties, actions and practices that regulate and conduct the editorial management of Anagramas Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación in its ethical dimension and the treatment of the cases linked to authorship, intellectual property and the professional and academic integrity of the production of knowledge. This document is based upon the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)[1].

Regarding the authors:

  • The authors must manifest the originality and clarity of the article, the veracity of the data, as well as the validity of the study and its relevance regarding the journal's scope.
  • They must know the guidelines for authors and comply with them.
  • They must state any relevant conflict of interest for all the contributors if there were any.
  • They must make the editors aware if any individual must not review the submitted material, every time those requests are reasonable and viable.
  • They must know the publications dates of the journal, as well as the deadlines for submission and approval of articles.
  • The author can appeal against the editorial decisions.

Regarding the reviewers or arbitrators:

  • The Anagramas Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación journal, in its peer review process, selects international arbitrators with expertise in the topics following a blind double peer system to guarantee that the review is in accordance with anonymity standards.
  • The reviewers must state any possible conflict of interests that might arise from the closeness or hostility against any of the authors. Likewise, if the reviewer identifies the author(s) despite the removal of their names from the manuscript. The arbitrators must declare any conflict of interests and reject the invitation of the editors for evaluating the manuscript when, for example, they identify the authorship of the manuscript, they are academically or family-related, they belong to the same university, department or research group, professional network, research project or any other kind of connection or professional proximity. Given any of these cases, the reviewer must decline the editor's invitations for arbitrating the article.
  • The arbitrators must review the article within the timeline stated by the journal to follow the stipulated times and paying due diligence to the authors and their works.
  • The reviewer must keep strict confidentiality in the assessment of the article and must not divulge its content to any third parties.
  • The opinion of the reviewers is vital for detecting the originality of the contents and guaranteeing the scientific and literary quality of the manuscript.
  • The assessment reports must have an exhaustive analysis of the manuscript, contrasting the information presented on it, the verification of the scientific literature employed in the text and also present a quantitative and qualitative report to the editors on the suitability of the work for its publication.
  • The reviewers must make commentaries on the ethical problems arising from possible inadequate conducts of the publications of the research.

Regarding the editors:

  • The editors must guarantee the quality of the material published in the journal.
  • They must also select expert peers with knowledge, experience and academic trajectory in the topic without conflict of interests.
  • They must uphold intellectual rights.
  • Guarantee the confidentiality and anonymity of the authors and reviewers in the process; as well as in every aspect regarding consent and special requirements for research on human beings and animals.
  • Publishing corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies whenever necessary.
  • Actively search for points of view of authors, reader, reviewers and members of the committee of other journals of possible ways of improving its publishing processes.
  • Complying with the biannual periodicity declared by the journal Anagramas Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación.
  • Identify, select and review the composition of the members of the scientific and editorial committees in accordance with the experience and academic trajectory of its integrants.
  • Employ systems for the detection of falsifications as a routine procedure and in those pieces suspicious of plagiarism. For this regard, the journal employs the software to determine the similarity of an article with other documents.

Crossmark Policy

The University of Medellin recognizes the importance of maintaining the integrity of academic and research data for researchers, libraries, and professionals. For this reason, it uses the CrossMark tool to ensure reliable content and inform readers of changes and updates that occur in articles published in scientific journals.

By clicking on the CrossMark logo included in each article, the system will display information about the modification history after publication and its current status. Changes will be made in circumstances that merit it. This includes errata, changes of importance such as incorrect data or information that generate understanding problems. The corrected version will replace the original and the corrections made will be indicated.

Following the recommendations of the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) for good practices in scientific and bibliographic publication, the change policy will be adjusted to the following circumstances: Corrections to an article: Changes or corrections will be adjusted to significant errata discovered after publication that may mislead readers. This may be the result of an error by the authors or an error introduced during the editorial process of the journal.

Retraction: This action will be implemented in articles that are found to have serious deficiencies that may affect the data and results. These may include unintentional errors reported by the authors (e.g., in data, instruments, or analyses), as well as issues of non-compliance with good practices (data fabrication, plagiarism, unethical research, publication duplication or overlap, image falsification or manipulation, among others). For any retracted article, the reason that prompted the retraction will be clearly indicated in the retraction note that will be published alongside the retracted article. This note will appear with a watermark and will clearly indicate that it has been retracted.

Article removal: The removal of an article will be carried out when legal limitations are imposed, it is defamatory, or infringes the legal rights of third parties. For more information, visit