For all parties involved in the act of publishing (the author, the journal editor(s), the peer reviewer and the publisher) it is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour. The ethics statements for our journal are based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
You can read the statement here.
You can read more About CODE Guidelines HERE.
Open Access Statement of Columella
You can read the Journal's Open Access Statement HERE.