ISSN 1794-9165 Printed version ISSNe 2256-4314 Electronic version INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Articles Acceptance general criteria

 In Ingeniería y Ciencia: Receipt of contributions is permanent. Manuscripts are `published in English or Spanish. Contributions put into consideration by the journal, should be sent to ingciencia@eafit.edu.co Initially it is not necessary that they share the same format of the journal. We recommend sending the article in PDF without the information relating the authors. However, should the article be accepted, the author is responsible for submitting his/her article in LATEX, taking into account the format proposed by the journal (download a sample article in LATEX). The submitted manuscript must meet basic standards of presentation, be unpublished, original, resulting from a research and must not be participating at the same time in another editorial evaluation process.

Selection, edition and publication

Type of articles and specifications

 The editorial direction of the journal has defined the following types of articles to publish: Scientific and technological research article: is a document that presents, in detail, the original results of research projects. The generally used structure contains four major parts: introduction, methodology, results and conclusions. Article of reflection: document that presents research results from an analytical, interpretative or critical perspective of the author on a specific subject, using original sources. Review articles: document resulting from a research project where they analyze, classify and integrate the results of research projects published or unpublished, on a field of science or technology, in order to give an account of the advances and trends in development. It is characterized by bringing a careful literature review of at least 50 references. Discussion: Document which presents a debate on points made in previous articles. Response: Document that responds to a discussion document. It is made by the author of the article which gave rise to the debate.

 On the content The author must indicate their institutional affiliation (School, Department, Institute, etc). If you belong to a research group, indicate it correctly, as well as your institutional e-mail address, city and country. It is important that the author retains a unique form of signature throughout his entire professional career to avoid the loss of part of their production. On the importance of having a unique form of signature, we recommend the following article >> All manuscripts should bear a title, a summary and key words in Spanish, English and Portuguese. In the summary, you comment, clearly and without humility, the contribution you make to the studied area. It should also contain a scientific context of the problem addressed and resolved, limitations of the prior approaches to the present work, advantages of the present work and future lines of work. Keep in mind that the possibility that a manuscript be found and used depends in good measure on its accuracy -using words that communicate exactly what you want to say-; on its clarity -the text is read and understood quickly-; on its brevity -including only information relevant to the content of the manuscript; and on the clarity of the translations of the titles, abstracts and keywords. On the importance of a good title for your manuscript we suggest the following article>> Every manuscript should have an introduction and/or a literature review with taxonomy of the revised bibliography, covering publications of articles in the past 10 years. Classic quotes and books are allowed but do not replace the review of recent research. The conclusion of this section must be the justification of the proposal presented in the article, i.e., the response of the present article to overcome the limitations found in the bibliographic review. There should be a  methodology section that should support the final proposal of the second point in a formal manner. Theorems, lemmas, postulates, notation, glossary, algorithms, graphs, mathematical graphs, functions, equations, etc., must be formally discussed in this section with enough formalism to avoid ambiguity in what is understood by the reader. Where lemmas or theorems are not demonstrated, this must be explicitly mentioned and proposed as an object of another publication, or referred to a quote where they are resolved. There should equally be a section of Results and Discussion where the properly organized results of the implementation of actions and algorithms in the previous point are unfolded. Graphs, equations, tables, etc., should also be used here. This section should have an area of interpretation and criticism of what has been found or produced, with technical comments on the quality or limitations of the achieved results. Again, a serious technical discussion of the relationship between methodology and the results is also expected here. If your manuscript has an acknowledgements section, remember to correctly point out the names of those people, institutions and/or companies that collaborated in the realization of your  research. It is also recommended to include the information about the project which you are attached to and the Group of which you are a part, as well as the institution that supports it. In the conclusions section it is set out the general merit of the article and the future directions of research in the subject. In relation to the references, only those listed in document shall be included and they must strictly follow the citation model proposed by the journal.   The Writing The drafting is done in the third person of the impersonal mode. The texts must contain complete ideas and the derivations should form new sentences. Punctuation, accentuation and spelling should be consistent with the rules of the Spanish language and its good use, when the paper is in Spanish. Similar requirements when it is in English. The estimated length of the texts is of 20 pages. Acronyms are explained the first time that they named for example: Corporación Autónoma Regional de las Cuencas de los Rios Negro y Nare (Cornare). Avoid the use of sustained uppercase and italics characters. Avoid abbreviations, for example, type “etcetera” and not “etc.” Footnotes are used only for clarifications or additional comments. When it comes to numbers, use comma for decimals. In LATEX they go between  with a dot.  LATEX automatically changes the dot into decimal with the appropriate space. For references within the document, they are done with a number between square brackets. In LATEX, use the command \cite{}. Examples: [1], [9,10], [3, pages 19–24]. At the end of the article the references are listed in the order they were quoted.   About Figures, tables, and equations Figures, tables and equations are placed after the paragraphs where they are referenced for the first time. In LATEX use the commands \ref{} for the call of figures and tables, and the command \eqref{} for the call of equations. To the creation of figures, tables and equations, use the commands \begin{figure}–\end{figure}, \begin{table}–\end{table} and \begin{align}–\end{align}, respectively. Photographs, images, maps and figures included in the document shall also be attached separately in EPS format with excellent quality. The caption of each figure is placed at its bottom; the caption of tables, at the top. Only those equations to which an explicit reference is made in the document are numbered.   About References Books Names and surnames of the author {multiple authors are separated by commas}. Title and subtitle {in italics}, ISBN. Name of the Publisher, city {it’s optional}, and year of publication. Example: Nimrod Megiddo. Progress in Mathematical Programming: Interior Point and Related Methods, ISBN 0387968474. Springer Verlag, New York, 1989. Journals Names and surnames of the author {multiple authors are separated by commas}. Title of the article {in italics}, Title of the Journal, ISBN, Volume of the Journal {in bold} (number of the journal), pages, (year of publication). Example: David Kaplan. Review of Kripke. The Journal of Symbolic Logic, ISSN0022-3611, 31 (1), 120-122 (1966). Publications on the Internet Name and surname of the author, if it exists {multiple authors are separated by commas}. Title {in italics}, Web page address, date of consultation { month-year}. Example: Geogebra, http://www.geogebra.org/cms/, November 2008. Papers Name and surname of the author (several authors are separated by commas). Title and subtitle of the presentation (in italics). Title of the memoirs, ISBN, place, pages (year of publication).   Compilation Method For sending the article under the journal format (LATEX), we suggest the following method of compilation: Locate the TEX, the STY, and its figures in the same folder. From the DOS window, get into this folder. Compile: >latex ‘file name’ Convert from DVI into PS: >dvips –z  ‘file name’ The parameter –z, will make that in the conversion to PS file, the links be kept. Open the PS file, if you wish; convert this file into PDF: file-convert-accept-locate the desired folder and enter the name of the file with extension PDF-save. You can download here an example of an article in LATEX (download example article in LATEX compressed .rar)>>