Statement of Ethics and Good Practices

By ethical supervision, authors must include consent for publication, publication on vulnerable populations, ethical conduct of research with animals, ethical conduct of research with human beings, handling of confidential data, and ethical commercial/commercial practices.

Therefore, the authors are urged to register the trials at the registration centers. 

Authors must comply with Singapur Statements.



Researchers should be held accountable for the honesty of their research.


Compliance with standards:

Researchers should be aware of and comply with regulations and policies related to research.


Research Methods:

Researchers should apply appropriate methods, base their conclusions on a critical analysis of the evidence, and report their results and interpretations entirely and objectively.


Documentation of the research: 

Researchers should maintain clear and accurate research documentation so others can verify and reproduce their work.


Results of the investigation: 

Researchers should share data and results openly and without delay as soon as they have established priority over their use and ownership.



Researchers should take responsibility for their contributions to all publications, funding applications, reports, and other ways of presenting their research. Author lists must include all those who meet the applicable authorship criteria and only those who meet them. 

Acknowledgments in publications: 

Researchers should mention in publications the names and roles of those who have contributed significantly to the research, including editors, sponsors, and others who do not meet authorship criteria.


Peer Review:

When evaluating the work of others, researchers should provide unbiased, prompt, and rigorous evaluations and respect confidentiality.


Conflicts of interest:

Researchers should disclose any conflict of interest, financial or otherwise, that compromises the reliability of their work in research proposals, publications, and public communications and in any evaluation activities.


Public communication:

When participating in public debates about the application and importance of specific research results, researchers should limit their professional comments to the areas of expertise they recognize and clearly distinguish between professional comments and opinions based on personal views.


Reporting irresponsible research practices:

Researchers should report any suspected research misconduct to the appropriate authorities. This includes fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, or other irresponsible practices that compromise reliability, such as negligence, incorrect listing of authors, lack of information about contradictory data, or misleading analytical methods.


Response to irresponsible research practices:

Research institutions, journals, organizations, and professional agencies involved in research should have procedures in place to respond to allegations of unethical or other irresponsible research practices and to protect those who, in good faith, report such behavior. If inappropriate professional conduct or other irresponsible research practices are confirmed, appropriate actions should be taken immediately, including correcting research documentation.


Environment for research:

Research institutions should create and maintain conditions that promote integrity through education, transparent policies, and reasonable research advancement standards while fostering a work environment that includes integrity.


Social considerations:

Researchers and research institutions should recognize their ethical obligation to weigh the social benefits against the risks inherent in their work.

See Singapur Statements

In addition, the Revista Ecuatoriana de Pediatría adopts the Declaration of Ethics and Treatment of Malpractice Publication Practices protocol issued by SCOPUS.