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Scope and policy


Target audience: Ciencia e Ingeniería Neogranadina is aimed at professionals, researchers, professors, students, related companies, leaders, and all those people who are interested in updating their technological knowledge based on the results of research projects, advancements, new methods and ideas in the field of Engineering and Sciences applied to Engineering.
Areas of interest and the type of articles. Papers dealing with the following fields of knowledge have been published: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics Applied to Sciences and Engineering. Subjects related to all the areas of engineering are suitable, especially those ones related to novel applications and solutions to critical problems for the national and international community. The articles that may be publishable must be coherent with the classification approved by Colciencias:

  1. Article of Scientific and Technological Research: A detailed document that displays original results of research projects.
  2. Reflective Article: A document that displays research results from an analytical, interpretative or critical perspective of the author, regarding a specific topic and addressing original sources.
  3. Review article: A document product of a research in which the outcomes –published or not– of research in the fields of science and technology are analyzed, systematized and integrated, in order to present an account of the advancements and trends of development.  It is characterized by displaying a thorough bibliographical review of at least 50 references.

Procedures of evaluation by pairs. Authors are invited to send their contribution by using the Open Journal System The main document must correspond to a copy of the manuscript without including the data of the authors and the acknowledgments to ensure an anonymous evaluation. As complementary files, you must send a copy of the manuscript that includes the data of the authors and the acknowledgments, and the Copyright form. In the Copyright from all authors must sign ensuring the novelty of the paper, non-infringement of any other copyright from the authors or third parties, or has not been published elsewhere or submitted for publishing to any other printing or electronic media.
The reviewing process is composed of the following procedures: The Editorial Committee assesses the quality and relevance of the contribution; if approved peers are selected for double blinded reviewing process. From the process, the author may be notified with one of the following results:

  • Accepted with minor changes
  • Accepted with relevant changes and a second evaluation
  • Rejected

Once the peer evaluation is received, the Editor sends the decision and the peer observation to authors. In case of acceptation, the authors correct and return the article to the Editor, including a letter listing the corrections and responses to peer comments about the article. Whether it is required, the Editor sends back the authors' modifications to the peers for approval. When the article has the final approval, it is sent to style review.  If the article is rejected, the Editor sends the peers' observations and evaluation to the authors.


Form and preparation of manuscrips


Manuscripts should not exceed 20 letter sized pages (21.5 cm x 25 cm). Please use Arial font at 12 points and single spaced paragraphs. Tables, graphics, pictures and images can be presented in color or gray scale. The document must be written in third person. It is also necessary to consider the following guidelines:

  • Main titles should be numbered with exception of the Introduction, Acknowledgements and References. These titles must be centered and written in bold Arial font and using capital letters (i.e., 1. MATERIALS AND METHODS)
  • Subtitles must be numbered and aligned to the left using bold capital letters (i.e., 1.1 METHODOLOGY).
  • Sections within subtitles must be numbered and aligned to the left using bold letters (i.e., 1.1.1 Component proportions). Avoid further heading levels and if necessary please use bulleted lists.
  • It is recommended to write transition paragraphs between titles that go one right after the other.
  • Equations should be written with any equation editor and presented through consecutive numbers written within parentheses, as in (1). Equations, symbols and mathematical expressions written in paragraphs have to be presented in italic. The equation symbols and variables must be described before or immediately after the equation is presented. To cross reference the equation within the paper use “(1)” or “Equation (1)” when beginning a sentence.

ax2 + bx + c = 0             (1)

  • Tables and figures must be centered and they have to be presented after their corresponding citation in the text. Figures and tables caption must be organized consecutively according to their placement within the document.
  • Figure captions are positioned under the image using Arial font at 10 points as presented in Figure 1. Figures must be submitted in one of the following formats: PostScript (PS), Encapsulated PostScript (.EPS), Tagged Image File Format (.TIFF), Portable Document Format (.PDF), or Portable Network Graphics (.PNG), with a minimum resolution of 300dpi. Please remember the importance of clear and readable images for your contribution; the author is responsible for submitting high quality figures.
  • When required, variable magnitudes can be expressed within parentheses (i.e., Volume (ml)) using the SI units

Figure 1. Acquisition and signal processing Module.
Source: Lina Peñuela, 2014 [1].

  • Table captions must appear above the table and centered using Arial font at 10 points. Remember to give credit to the authors by placing the source below de table as presented in Table 1.

Table 1. Frequency vs Amplitude

Frequency Range (MHz)

Amplitude (V)







Source: The authors.


ORGANIZATION OF THE MANUSCRIPT. Every article should include: preliminary section, body of the manuscript and final section:
PRELIMINARY PARTS. Tis section includes title, author’s information, written abstract in English and Spanish, and the key words in English and Spanish.
Title: It should be in bold and centered, all in capital letters, and written both in English and Spanish. It has to be written in capital letter, 20-point bold Arial font and centered at the top of the first page, having a maximum length of 15 words and clearly indicating the paper main topic, avoiding data, formulas, abbreviations and symbols.
Author's Information: There should not be more than six (6) signatory authors, and their names must appear one under the other, centered (10-point Arial font), and in order of importance according to their contribution in the research. Names should be followed by both last names. Below the name, the following information should be included: bachelor’s degree, graduate degree (if any), position currently held, institutional affiliation, city, country, and e-mail (10-point Arial font).
Author’s name
B.S. Studies, Postgraduate Studies, Dep. Name of organization,
Author’s institutional affiliation
City, Country,
Author’s institutional e-mail
Analytical Summary: It should contain a maximum of 250 words and have to be written in both English and Spanish. The abstract should present the addressed problem, the methodology, the main results and relevant conclusions. The abstract should not include data, formulas, abbreviations, symbols, citations or references to figures and tables that appear in the text.
Key words: They should be both in English and Spanish, aligned to the left margin. The titles Palabras Clave: and Key Words: should be in bold, first letter capitalized. These words indicate the topics addressed in the article and assist readers when doing bibliographic searches using databases. A minimum of three words and a maximum of six words are required.
BODY OF THE MANUSCRIPT. It consists of the following elements in order: introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, and conclusions.
Introduction: This title is not numbered. It must be in bold, centered, and all in capital letters. It should include the following aspects: description and a brief justification of the addressed problem, background and related literature, relevance and contribution of the developed work, fundamental concepts, and the document organization.
Materials and methods: This title is identified with Arabic numbers. It must be in bold, centered, and all in capital letters. This section describes the materials, the techniques or the applied methodologies, with samples, variables, measurement instruments and protocols used during the research. The content of this subsection depends on the nature of the research (Scientific and technological research paper, Reflective paper and Review paper).
Results and analysis: This title uses Arabic numbers, and must be in bold, centered until a third order heading, and all in capital letters. The most important results should be clearly presented and supported by data, figures, photos, diagrams and other necessary elements with their corresponding explanations accordingly to the presented problem. The analysis should present the strengths of the results and the contributions in the field of study.
Conclusions: This title uses in Arabic numbers, and must be in bold, centered, and all in capital letters. These conclusions should summarize the main results and highlight the importance of the research results.
FINAL PART. It consists of the following elements in order: acknowledgments and bibliographical references.
Acknowledgments (optional): This title should be centered, in bold, all in capital letters, and without numeration. After the conclusions, the people, institutions, projects, funds, research scholarships, etc. that supported the development of the research should be acknowledged.
Bibliographical references: The title should be centered and written with bold capital letters without numbers. References should appear through the text consecutively within brackets (i.e., [1]), and if required several references may be cited using the form [1-5]. The references should include the DOI of each document, if available. For references, note:
[1] Surname, A.A. (year). Title of book. City of publication, Country of publication: Publisher, pp. xxx-xxx.
Journal article:
[2] Surname, A.A., Surname, B.B. & Surname, C.C. (year). Title of Article. Title of Journal, volume(number), pp. xxx-xxx. doi: xxx
Article presented in conference:
[3] Surname, A.A. & Surname, B.B. (year, month). “Title of Article”. Presented in Conference title, City, Country. doi: xxx
Internet pages:
[4] Surname, A.A., Surname, B.B. & Surname, C.C. (year). Title of the document or the website. Retrieved from: URL.
[5] Surname, A.A. (year). Title of doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis. Name of Institution, Location.


Submission of manuscripts


Information for Submission of Manuscripts:
Author(s) should take into account the authors' requirements published in the last issue of the Journal. Articles should be submitted at least three months in advance to the publication of the Journal to: The reception of the article does not imply its publication or commitment regarding the issue date. Editor reserves the right to make any editorial changes that deems convenient.


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