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Scope and policy

Editorial Process

The Revista Facultad de Ingeniería -redin-, through Open Journal System (OJS) as its online plataform and its e-mail Guarantees the confidentiality of the evaluation process at all times: the anonymity of the reviewers and authors; the reviewed content; the reasoned report issued by the reviewers and any other communication issued by the editorial, and scientific boards as required. The team responsible for the journal, in all cases, will give immediate and sufficient attention to the clarifications, complaints or appeals hat an author wishes to refer to the editors or the editorial board or the reviewers of the paper.  Although the editorial board approves papers based on criteria of quality, investigative rigor, relevance and taking into account the peer evaluation, authors are responsible for the ideas expressed in their own texts (Resolution 21231-2005, article 6), as well as the investigative processes underlying them. Finally, regarding the evaluation of papers, the journal will avoid conflicts of interest, defined as the activities that may distort the judgment or modify the selection criteria of the papers by any participant in the process . In any case, those responsible for the journal require that participants in the process of evaluation and publication of papers make such conflicts explicit. When relevant to readers, the latter information will be made public.


1. Reviewing process

In the Revista Facultad de Ingeniería –redin-, for the reviewing process, papers are only received through the OJS platform through the web page first step is to scan the manuscript using plagiarism detecting tools such as plagiarisma, Plagscan and soon crosscheck

If under this review process, it can be considered not previously published, the verification of the following information is initially done:

Date of submission of the paper: supplied by OJSPaper titleRevision letter of presentation and assignment of copyright, which is correctly and completely completed In the content of the paper the following aspects are verified:Title in Spanish and English Resumen and Abstract Palabras clave and Keywords Complete information of the authors (Institutional affiliation, research group, postal address, city, country)Review of references. (IEEE citation style and ascending order)

The author should Avoid placing figures before their first mention in the text

The paper may have a maximum of five self-citations

The figures must comply with the requirements of the guide for authorsThe number of pages of the paper is verified according to the instructions for authors, depending on whether it is a review or a research paper.

After this first review, if the manuscript does not fulfill all the requirements, authors are notified through OJS and requested the necessary adjustments to continue the process. Then, it is decided which papers will begin the arbitration process.  It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that all sections of this document and the final accepted version of the manuscript have been read and approved by each of the contributing authors.

The thematic editor of the journal, in charge of the evaluation process of the paper, determine whether the paper is suitable for publication and the quality of English is enough to send it to arbitration process. In case of finding that the paper does not meet the minimum quality requirements, the work is rejected and the correspondence author is notified. When the paper meets these requirements it will be sent out for three single-blind peer-reviews (within a period of one month) through the OJS of the journal until receiving at least two evaluations of the work. For the reviewing process, the journal has two formats, one for review papers and the other for research papers or case reports. In addition, reviewers can send additional files if they deem it necessary, and can also record their findings or observations in the body of the article, and send these files to the journal through the OJS. The evaluations are sent by the journal to the correspondence author through the OJS and are given a deadline to respond to them and send the latest version of the paper.


Once the new version of the paper has been received with the changes and the responses to the evaluations, the Editorial  Board will review this material, if there are major revisions, the authors' replies and the latest version will be sent back to the reviewers. In case the evaluations have suggested minor revisions, the Editorial Board accepts or declines the submission. The editor in charge of the evaluation of the paper shall notify  the author (s) the decisions about the paper.

2. English proofreading

When the paper successfully exceeds the scientific quality assessment, the manuscripst are submitted to the plagiarism detection programs listed above. If it has been previously published, it is rejected, otherwise the manuscript undergoes English proofreading. This procces is done through e-mails between the journal and the correspondence author until the author adjusts the paper to the quality demanded by the journal. Once you have the approval of the quality of English by the correspondent editor, the editorial style process begins. 

3. Review of editorial style

During this stage messages are exchanged by e-mail between the author and the staff in charge of this work in the journal, the author is asked for answers at times defined by the journal taking into account the observations made. The journal reserves the right to edit, clarify or shorten the manuscript if deemed necessary by the editor before the document is published (spelling, diagramming, citation, among others). Once the paper meets the requirements, the manuscript undergoes layout process before publication. At this stage, it is defined the issue in which the paper will be published.

4. Layout and publication processes

Using Indesign software, the paper is given the format. After the first layout, the journal verifies the content has not been altered and it is subsequently sent to the correspondence author, requesting a review; If necessary, some adjustments are indicated to satify both the author and the journal. Through OJS the number of the journal to be published is created and the paper is included.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

1. The journal will accept original research papers, or reviews written in Spanish or English.

2. Manuscripts cannot exceed 25 pages and must be typewritten with a font size of 12 pt, double-spaced with 2.5 cm margins, and numbered consecutively. The manuscript should contain the following in this order: Title, Abstract and Keywords, Text, Acknowledgements (optional), References, Tables, and Figures. The Editors reserve the right to adjust style to certain standards of uniformity

3. Title of the article must be provided both in Spanish and English.

4. An abstract (written in Spanish and English) must accompany each manuscript. Abstract should be concise, i.e. maximum length is 15 lines. Keywords in Spanish and English should be included as well.

5. Contact information for the corresponding author should include: Full name, email, affiliation, postal address, telephone and fax number.

6. Manuscripts should be written in Word (not older than 2000 version). They may be submitted by mail (in a properly identified CD) or by e-mail. All papers will be peer reviewed. Authors are asked to submit full contact details, including e-mail addresses, for five potential referees. Referees should be experts in the field of the paper, and not associated with the institution in which authors are affiliated.

7. Preparation of manuscripts:
a) Text should be typed in Times New Roman, 12 pt. Special style or formatting should be avoided.
b) Text must be justified. Single line spacing is to be used in the paragraphs. Words should not be hyphenated.
c) A single space should be used between words, and after a colon, semi-colon, period, or parenthesis.
d) Do not include page or section breaks.
e) The typesetter scripts must be long and touch the attached word: --, but the one that is used between words and numbers is the one of the keyboard, and without leaving spaces, example: physical-chemistry, 1999- 2000.
f) Microsoft Equation Editor should be used in preparing the equations. Font Times New Roman, 12 pt is required.
g) Symbols used to represent constants, variables, or functions, either in latin or greek characters, should be typed in italics. Math symbols or numbers should not be typed in italics. A description of the symbol is to be included immediately after the equation.
h) Use italics to highlight words or phrases: avoid using bold face.
i) Figures should be numbered consecutively in the order to which they are referred, and given a descriptive caption. Photographs, charts and diagrams are all to be referred to as "Figure(s)". Figures that are not submitted electronically should be provided in camera-ready form.
j) Figure captions should be typed as normal text, i.e. should not be part of the figure.
k) Font Times New Roman, 12 pt, is to be used in any text within a figure.
l) Uppercase should be avoided in figure captions.
m) Tables should be prepared directly instead of pasting them into the manuscript. No vertical lines should be used. Tables should not duplicate results presented elsewhere in the manuscript, (e.g. in graphs).
n) For manuscripts written in english, period (.) is used to indicate decimal figures. Thousands and millions are indicated with colon (,).
o) SI units, dimensions, and symbols must be used.
p) Do not use color in graphs or figures.
q) Cited references are inserted in line with the text as sequential numbers within square brackets. One space is left between the bracket and the last word. Super- or subscripts are to be avoided.

8. A list of the literature cited is included at the end of the manuscript, after the acknowledgments section (if present). References should be based largely on peer-reviewed journal, book, or patent citations (i.e., the reference list should not rely significantly on information obtained from web sites) and should be presented in the formats shown below.
a) For journal papers:
1. K. H. Sandhage, M. B. Dickerson, P. M. Huseman, M. A. Caranna, J. D. Clifton, T. A. Bull, T. J. Heibel, W. R. Overton, M. E. A. Schoenwaelder, "Novel, Bioclastic Route to Self-Assembled, 3D, Chemically Tailored Meso/Nanostructures: Shape-Preserving Reactive Conversion of Biosilica (Diatom) Microshells," Adv. Mater. Vol. 14. 2002. pp. 429-433.
b) For proceedings or book chapters:
2. P. J. Wurm, P. Kumar, K. D. Ralston, M. J. Mills, K. H. Sandhage, "Fabrication of Dense, Lightweight, Oxide-Rich, Oxide/Aluminide Composites at 1000°C by the Displacive Compensation of Porosity (DCP) Process," in: F. D. S. Marquis, N. N. Thadhani, E. V. Barrera, Powder Materials: Current Research and Industrial Practices, Eds. Warrendale, PA, The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society, 2001. pp. 129-139.
c) For patents:
3. K. H. Sandhage, R. R. Unocic, M. B. Dickerson, M. Timberlake, K. Guerra, "Method for Fabricating High-Melting, Wear-Resistant Ceramics and Ceramic Composites at Low Temperatures, U.S. Patent No. 6,598,656, July 29, 2003.
d) The URL and date of access should be provided for Internet references.

9. Foot notes are not recommended. If essential, foot notes should include only information that does not affect the continuity of the text (e.g., explanations or additional information).

10. Before using acronyms or abbreviation for the first time, spell out the complete name followed by the acronym or abbreviation in parenthesis. Use only the acronym or abbreviation in subsequent citations.

11. Submission of a paper implies that it has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere and that if accepted it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in any other language, without the written consent of the publisher. All papers will be peer reviewed. The last decision on the acceptance of an article is made by the Editorial Board, based on the evaluation of the referees.

12. A hard copy of the issue where the collaboration is published will be sent to all authors


Sending of manuscripts

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