ISSN 0121-7488
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Scope and policy

Ciencia en desarrollo, journal published by the Center of Research and Extension of Faculty of Sciences of Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia (UPTC), seeks to contribute to diffusion of new scientific knowledge and technological developments that occur in the field of basic sciences. It is aimed to students, professors and researches in the areas of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology, as a result of the investigative processes that carry out professors and students.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

Ciencia en Desarrollo receives documents of maximun 25 pages A4 size, in Californian FB 12-point size and bold to name the sections or subtitles. The content must take a front size of 11 points, single spaced (Latex). Papers must have the following structure and meet the requirements listed below:

Title: it should be informative, clear, precise, brief (no more tan 12 words), without acronyms and abbre- viations. It will be located in the center of the page, in capital letters, Font size 14 and bold; in separate line will be the version of the title in second language and subtitle if any. Authors: Full names preceded by lowercase letters and superscript are included. As a footnote degree, institutional affiliation (school or department, college, university or institution) and email address of the corresponding author will be indicated with an asterisk are included.

Abstract: it shall establish in brief and concise terms the fundamental points of the work, whose extensión will be 150 to 200 words maximun, with their respective translation into English. This translation must be correct and accurate in accordance with the abstract of the original language.

Keywords: you should select maximun seven keywords, separated by commas and arranged alphabetically. Translation must be correct and accurate according to the keywords of the original language.

Body of the manuscript: the main components of the manuscript must be divided into sections with a proper use of headings and subheadings, as required by organization and logical development of the material. If the article is scientific and technological, the main text should consist of the following sections: introduction, methodology, results and discussion, conclusions and references. The author may include an additional section for acknowledgments.

The footnotes, numerated consecutively, will be used for clarification, comments, discussions, digressions, shipping, etc., by the author. The footnotes with asterisk are used for explanatory notes of the Editorial Committee or of the translator, if needed.

Equations: must be presented with their corresponding Arabic numerals consecutively in parenthesis, aligned to the right side and centered. In the main text will be cited using the abbreviated Word Ec, followed by the Arabic numeral between parentheses. The symbols used in the equations must be defined immediately after the equation used for the first time.

Quantities and units: in numerical quantities reported in the text, equations, tables or figures, will be used comma (,) to separate thousands, and dot (.) to indicate decimals. The units of measure will be expressed using the metric system and points after each abbreviation (g. m. km., etc.). When numbers are used will remain a space (10 g., 100 m.). Symbols or abbreviations shall be in lowercase, except the Kelvin unit of temperature (K), centigrade degrees symbol (°C), the ampere unite of electric current (A), the unit of molar concentration (M) and the unit of litre (L), or any unit that requires that.

Tables and figures: must contain enough information for explain themselves. The look includes 3 or 4 data groups by figure; well selected scales, axis labels of adequate size, visually clear symbols, and data groups easy to differentiate.

They must be cited in the text, listed by order of appearance. The tables must be headed by a brief and informative title, including the word Table (in italic and bold) followed by the corresponding consecutive Arabic numeral. The columns in the table should have headers; only horizontal lines should be used to separate the entries of tables and not vertical lines should be used to separate the columns in the table, moreover, should not duplicate information given in figures.

In the case of figures, in foot or label of each one will include the Word Figure (in italic and bold), followed by the corresponding consecutive Arabic number, with a brief description of the content of the figure. They should be prepared to be printed in black and White using different symbols or lines in the charts and figures that are used.

In the event that any figure is taken from another author and, therefore, protected by copyright, all data for the respective credit, along with the written authorization of the author or Publisher of the original publication must be attached.

References: References should be included in the text by Arabic numerals in square brackets [ ], aligned with writing, if there are several references together, they should be separated by commas. They will be listed consecutively by order of citation, and the list will appear at the end of the text after the conclusions or acknowledgments section. The list of references must be carried out following the style of the IEEE.

• Citation in monographs: initials ans surname, title of the book in italics, edition. Place of publication: Publisher, year of publication.


[1] J. Jarvis, Y Google, ¿cómo lo haría?. Barcelona: Gestión, 2010.

[2] M.E. Holzschlag, La Biblia de HTML, 2ª ed. Madrid: Anaya, 2000.

• Citation of a technical manual: Title of the manual, edition. Name of the company, headquarters of the company, year of publication.


[3] Motorola Semiconductor Data Manual, Motorola Semiconductor Products Inc., Phoenix, AZ, 2009.

• Citation of technical reports: initials and surname of the author, "The report title quoted", company name, headquarters of the company, type of abbreviated report, report number, date of publication.


[4] E. E. Reber, "Oxygen absorption in the earth's atmosphere", Aerospace Corp., Los Angeles, CA, Tech. Rep. TR-0200 (4230-46)-3, Nov. 2008.

• Citation of a book chapter: initials and surname of the author, "Title of the chapter quoted". In Title of the book in italics, initials and surname of the editor, compiler, etc. Publisher: place of publication, year of publication, pages (abbreviated pp.).


[5] L. Stein, "Random patterns", in Computers and You, J. S. Brake, Ed. New York: Wiley, 2004, pp. 55-70.

• Citation of a journal article: initial and surname of the author, "Title of the article quoted", abbreviated title of magazine in italics, volume (abbreviated vol.), abbreviated number (n°), pages (pp.), month and year.


[6] W. Rafferty, "Ground antennasin NASA'S deep space telecommunications", Proc. IEEE vol. 82, pp. 636-640, May 1994.

[7] R. E. Kalman, "New results in linear filtering and prediction theory" J. Basic Eng., ser. D, vol. 83, pp. 95-108, Mar. 1961.

• Citation of an Internet resource: resources on the Internet can present a varied typology: journals, monographs, portals, databases, etc. In general, they cite as printed documents, adding the indication [online] and the DOI (Digital Object Identifier), which usually corresponds to the URL.


[8] J. Lau, Directrices internacionales para la alfabetización informativa [online]. México:Universidad Veracruzana, 2004 Disponible en:

[9] E. H. Miller, "A note on reflector arrays", [online] IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag., vol. 53, pp. 475, 2005. Disponible en:

• Citation of unpublished documents: initials and surname of the autor, "Title in quotation marks", type of document (doctoral thesis, work for college degree, etc.), academic institution, department, city and year.


[10] L.M. Moreno, "Computación paralela y entornos heterogéneos", Tesis doctoral, Dep. Estadística, Investigación Operativa y Computación, Universidad de La Laguna, La Laguna, 2005

[11] J. O. Williams, "Narrow-band analyzer", Ph.D. dissertation, Dept. Elect. Eng., Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA, 2003.

• Patents citation: initials and surname of the author, "Title of the patent in quotation marks", number, month, day and year.


[12] J. P. Wilkinson, "Nonlinear resonant circuit devices", U.S. Patent 3 624 125, July 16, 1990.

• Citation of regulations or technical standards: The standard title in italics, number, year.


[13] Referencias bibliográficas: contenido, forma y estructura, UNE 50-104-94, 1994

Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement


Sending of manuscripts

Ciencia en Desarrollo journal receives original and unedited documents, i.e. which previously have not been published in print or digital, nor that they are being submitted simultaneously elsewhere. Exceptionally may be issued documents already published, given their importance and difficulty of attainment. Articles must meet the necessary demands of coherence, cohesion, clarity, concreteness, relevance and centrality that make them communicable.

Editorial and scientific committees evaluate the manuscript once it is received in the journal. If the scientific merit is sufficient, the evaluators (minimum two pairs) shall be appointed. Once evaluated by the reviewers, the scientific and editorial committees shall take the decision on the acceptance or not of the manuscript for its publication.

The document must be sent to the website Open Journal System journal entering, where are the political and characteristics of our publication. The procedure to be followed will begin entering the Investigación link, then finally to Publicaciones and to Revistas, in which website to be directed Ciencia en Desarrollo. There is recorded as a user filling out the form and indicate whether participation will be as a reader or author, setting the language and area of interest. Biographical sketch is attached in the resume, where it is established, among others, the identity number and date of birth.

To submit articles, select author in the link home and follow the instructions that are established there. This article must be accompanied by a letter certifying: originality of the work, declaration transferring to the magazine economic rights of copyright or reproduction of the article according to forma and list of suggestion of up to 4 possible referees (experts in the subject area, with Ph.D. who are external to the publishing institution and with recent publications in the area, preferably in the two last years) with their respective e-mail addresses. This introductory letter must be attached as supplementary file at the time of shipping the manuscript.

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