ISSN 0120-8160
printed version

ISSN 2590-521X
online version



Scope and policy

The EAN journal (ISSN 0120-8160) is a publication of technical, scientific and cultural nature, published twice a year by the EAN University. Its main objective is the publication of works resulting from research or theoretical reviews that are articulated with the interest of both academic and business environments, and that contribute to debates in the field of social sciences, specifically in the area of ​​economics and business.

Its target audience is professionals, academics, researchers, and students, who seek to keep up in content related to the thematic areas that are addressed in the publication.

Form and preparation of manuscripts


The articles that are sent to the EAN journal must be engaged within one of the following categories1:

Type of article


Scientific and technological research articles

Document that shows original results of a completed research project. The structure that is generally used contains four important sections: introduction, methodology, results, and conclusions.

Reflection article

Document that shows results of a completed research project, under an analytical, interpretative or critical perspective of the author on a specific topic. 

Review article

Document that results from a completed research where the outcomes of published or unpublished research on a field in science or technology are analyzed, systematized and integrated, in order to account for advances and development trends. It is characterized by presenting a careful literature review of at least 50 references.

Short article

Short document in which original results, either preliminary or partial, of a scientific or technological investigation are evidenced.

Subject review

Document that presents a critical review of the literature on a specific topic.

Case report

Document that presents the results of a study on a specific situation, in order to disseminate the technical and methodological experiences considered in a specific case. It must include a literature review on similar cases.

1 The typology of articles presented here was taken from the specifications established by Colciencias -Publindex-.

General structure of the articles.

The data that is indispensable and that every postulated article must include are:

  • Full name(s) of the author(s).
  • Current institutional affiliation.
  • Email address – preferably institutional or business–.
  • Brief academic biography.

In addition, it is suggested for the article to be structured as follows:

  • Title. It should be concise so that it describes the content of the article in a clear and precise way, so as the reader easily identifies the subject.
  • Abstract. It has to be written in Spanish and must not exceed 160 words. It is a synthesis of the object of study, the objectives, the methodology, and the conclusions.
  • Keywords. They should oscillate between five and ten items. They must be presented in Spanish.
  • Body of the article. As fundamental elements it must contain: introduction, methodology, the development of the content, conclusions, and bibliographic references.

Presentation format for the articles.

  • Paper size: letter (21.5 cm x 27.9 cm).
  • Margins: Superior, 2cm.; Inferior, 2cm.; Left, 2cm.; Right, 2cm.
  • Font: Arial.
  • Font size: 12 points.
  • Line spacing: 1.5
  • Processor: Word
  • Extension of the article: between 17 and 25 pages.

Other aspects to be taken into account.

  • Citation rules:

The journal uses an adaptation of the American Psychology Association (APA) as a standard in terms of style, citation, reference, and presentation of figures and tables. The Manual of citation and referencing of the EAN University is suggested to be use as a specific guide, available in

  • Titles and subtitles:

They must be numbered with the decimal system (1, 2, 3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.2.1, etc.). They should not be capitalized, but use only initial capital.

  • Figures and tables:

All the photographs, images, and tables must have consecutive numbering, title, and their respective source. These, in addition to being presented in the body of the text, must be sent in an additional file in the format in which they were originally created and in gray scale, not in color. The resolution should be 300 dpi.

If there are statistical data represented in bars or cakes, they must also be presented in gray scale, so it must be taken into account that the information represented there must be clear and easy to identify.

  • References:

They are located at the end of the document and must be organized in alphabetical order. All the texts, referenced contents, and authors that are mentioned in the body of the text must be registered in the reference list and vice versa. 

About copyright

  • The postulated articles cannot have any editorial commitment for publication, nor should they be in a simultaneous process of evaluation by another publication or entity.
  • In the case of using photography and/or images, the respective use and publication permits must be sent along with the material.
  • The author or authors must authorize the publication of their text by completing and signing the "Authorization of publication in favor of the EAN University" format.
  • The authors of articles that are published in the journal will be entitled to receive four copies of the same number in which their contribution appeared.
  • The articles that are published in the journal may be reproduced for academic purposes, by properly referring the source and the author. The content of the journal is under a license of Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative 4.0 International.
  • In any case, the Scientific and Editorial Committee of the jounal understands and declares that the opinions expressed by the authors are their exclusivity and responsibility.

Evaluation process

The articles that are postulated to the EAN journal are subject to a complete evaluation process, with a general selection criteria that includes the thematic relevance, the scientific quality, the originality, the clarity in the argumentation, and the fulfillment of the parameters of article presentation established by the journal, in order to guarantee the quality and scientific rigor of the publication. The detailed description of this process is presented below:

Once the thematic axes of the editions of the year have been defined, as well as the projection of the editorial calendar by the Editorial Committee of the journal, the corresponding calls for national and international for the reception of articles are launched.

After the call is closed, the Editorial Committee gets together to carry out the verification process of the initial requirements for the articles, in relation to their typology, compliance with the journal guidelines for the presentation of articles, and the thematic focus hereof.

After this first evaluation filter, the corresponding notification is made to the totality of the authors, and those texts that have passed this first stage move to the review and evaluation phase in double blind mode, by external peers.
The selection of the external peers is done based on their knowledge and expertise with respect to the subject of the text to be evaluated. This search is performed through the database of external collaborators of the publication, which is constantly updated, and the database of arbitrators of Colciencias.

The evaluation is carried out using the format that is authorized by the journal, which is sent to the peers together with the text, the general instructions for completion, and the notification of the deadlines established for the corresponding review and evaluation.

The two axes around which the evaluation is articulated are the formal structure and the quality of the content, which in turn divide into a series of elements that are rated numerically - from 1 to 5, with 1 being the lowest value and 5 the highest-, and that in their final sum produce a score that determines the valuation and the concept in front of the publication of the article in the following way:




100 - 90


Publishable, does not require any adjustments.

89 - 80


Publishable, it requires minimum adjustments.

79 - 70


Publishable, it requires medium level adjustments.

69 - 60


Publishable, it requires significant adjustments.

59 - 0



According to the concept that is issued by the peer, the notification to each author including the feedback of the observations and suggestions obtained through the evaluation are sent, as well as the request for adjustments, if required. In the latter case, a specific delivery period is determined and subsequently a verification process of these adjustments is carried out, under the responsibility of the evaluating peer.

Ethics and Publication Malpractice

Plagiarism is the textual or partial copy of ideas from others that are presented as your own. Therefore, it is understood as undue intellectual appropriation; it is a practice proscribed by law, reproached and repudiated by society.

Due to the above, each author, in his/her writings, must respect the right that arises on ideas, criteria and even figures, tables, and in general, all kinds of works that are taken from other authors; that is, you must give them their corresponding credit.

As for the self-plagiarism, it is about the previous publications elaborated by authors, who in turn, consider that they can use information of these materials without indicating that, first, they have already been published, and second, that it is from their authorship. This practice, from any ethical point of view, is inappropriate and rejected in the framework of scientific writing.

The articles that incur in any of these two situations - plagiarism or self-plagiarism-, will not be considered, under any circumstance, to supply the process of publication in the EAN journal. Given the case, the respective notification of rejection will be made, making the reason clear.

The EAN journal uses the Safe Assign Software for the verification of plagiarism and self-plagiarism in its articles.



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