Chart of Ethics

Code of Ethics of ARCS - Analyse de réseaux pour les sciences sociales / Network analysis for social sciences

General principles

ARCS is a multidisciplinary scientific journal devoted to network analysis in the social sciences. Its editorial board assumes scientific and editorial responsibility for the journal's content. A number of principles guide our editorial approach: respect for scientific work, authors and readers, promotion of open access and reproducible research approaches.

The editorial board encourages and supports authors in making the data used in their articles available to the community.

ARCS encourages epicene (or gender-neutral) writing practices in scientific texts.


Authors warrant that their proposed articles are original and do not infringe the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity.

Authors guarantee that their article proposal has not been previously published, and that it is not based in whole or in part on previously published work.This does not apply to translations.

Authors undertake not to have simultaneously submitted the proposal to any other publication.

Evaluation process

The evaluation process is based on single-blind peer review (only the authors' names are known). Anonymity can be lifted at the end of the first review, if the reviewers so wish. The journal aims to have article proposals evaluated within 3 months of receipt.

Plagiarism and self-plagiarism

ARCS trusts its authors and reviewers.

Conflicts of interest

Authors must declare to the journal's management any potential conflict of interest, whether professional, financial or otherwise, which could be construed as having influenced their approach.


Each article submission is considered impartially, and its merits are judged without distinction as to gender, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnic origin, seniority or institutional affiliation.


The funding received by the authors to carry out the research included in the scientific production is explicitly mentioned in the articles.

Submission fees

The journal does not charge publication fees.

Defamatory statements

Authors guarantee that their article submission does not contain any defamatory, hateful, fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements.


The ARCS editorial board reserves the right to publish reactions, responses and comments to articles submitted to it. Readers are invited to report to ARCS any content that is factually incorrect, or contrary to more general ethical or legal principles. 


Authors guarantee that they properly cite all publications used in their work.