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Scope and policy

Authors interested in publishing in Revista de la Facultad de Ingeniería should prepare manuscripts according to the detailed instructions given below. The journal publishes papers dealing with electronic, electric, chemical, environmental, civil engineering, bioengineering and materials science, or related disciplines.

Each author is entitled to one hard copy of the issue where the collaboration is published.

The journal is a peer-reviewed publication. Therefore, every manuscript submitted to the journal will go through the following procedure:

Upon reception of the manuscript the Editor will verify that the topic of the paper pertains to the scope of the publication. The compliance with the instructions to authors will also be evaluated in this first screening. A check list will then be generated to facilitate tracking the paper through the process of evaluation. The check list contains: name(s) of the author(s), contact information for the corresponding author (postal address and e-mail), title of the article, names and contact information of the referees, date of submission to the referees, recommendation of the referees, decision made by the Editorial Board, and date of acceptance/rejection of the manuscript.

The Editor will mail the manuscript and the check list to at least two referees with recognized expertise in the topic of the paper. Referees will be asked to send their comments following the questionnaire in the check list.

The Editorial Board will give full consideration to the recommendation of the referees and make a decision on the publication of the manuscript. Accordingly, a paper may be:

- Accepted with modifications. The editor will send the manuscript back to the corresponding author, enclosing referees comments. The corresponding author is to resend a new version of the manuscript which includes the corrections suggested by the referees. The editorial board will then make a final decision.
- Rejected. The editor will send the manuscript back to the corresponding author, enclosing the comments of the referees, and indicating the reasons that do not permit the publication of the manuscript in its current form.


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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Medellín, Colombia.
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