Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The ProEnvironment journal publishes peer-reviewed original research, critical reviews and short communications on environmental science and technology, agriculture, animal science, and medical issues, with particular emphasis on interdisciplinary studies that explore the intersection of agricultural, health and the environmental. Acceptance of a group of symposium manuscripts for collective publication is limited to one such group per issue. Book reviews may be invited by the editor. The bilingual strategy of the journal accepts both intentions: to ensure the international profile of the journal and preserve the development of Romanian language. The ProEnvironment journal offers advertisement space for special announcements.

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Editorial Board

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Peer Review Process

Statement of human and animal rights
When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the
procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible
committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki
Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (5). If doubt exists whether the research was
conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the
rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly
approved the doubtful aspects of the study. When reporting experiments on animals,
authors should indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use
of laboratory animals was followed (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors -
"Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals"- February
2006 – cited by Pubmed, Medline database).

Statement of informed consent
Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent.
Identifying information, including patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, should
not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the
information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian)
gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose
requires that a patient who is identifiable be shown the manuscript to be published.
Authors should identify individuals who provide writing assistance and disclose the
funding source for this assistance. Identifying details should be omitted if they are not
essential. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, however, and informed consent
should be obtained if there is any doubt. For example, masking the eye region in
photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying
characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors
should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning and editors
should so note (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors - "Uniform
Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals"- February 2006 – cited
by Pubmed, Medline database).

Conflict-of-interest statement
Public trust in the peer review process and the credibility of published articles depend in
part on how well conflict of interest is handled during writing, peer review, and editorial
decision making. Conflict of interest exists when an author (or the author's institution),
reviewer, or editor has financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence
(bias) his or her actions (such relationships are also known as dual commitments,
competing interests, or competing loyalties). These relationships vary from those with
negligible potential to those with great potential to influence judgment, and not all
relationships represent true conflict of interest. The potential for conflict of interest can
exist whether or not an individual believes that the relationship affects his or her
scientific judgment. Financial relationships (such as employment, consultancies, stock
ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony) are the most easily identifiable conflicts of
interest and the most likely to undermine the credibility of the journal, the authors, and
of science itself (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors - "Uniform
Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals"- February 2006 – cited
by Pubmed, Medline database). However, conflicts can occur for other reasons, such as
personal relationships, academic competition or intellectual passion, and the Chief Editor
will do his best to avoid them, using specific policies in the process of peer-review

 

Open Access Policy

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