ISSN 2027-8306
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ISSN-e 2389-9417
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Scope and policy

The Revista de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación, has a multidisciplinary character and it publishes original dissertations related to these subjects: Design and Engineering, Education and Management.  Furthermore, it publishes original research papers, reflection and revision articles, written either in Spanish or in English. The magazine is addressed to students, professors and researchers of the regional, national and international academic community interested in the topics mentioned before.

The journal publishes original and unpublished articles. The authors must guarantee that the articles have not been published previously or concurrently submitted for publication in any other mass media.

It is responsibility of the authors to give the complete information of used bibliographic references and give the corresponding credits. Although, if own material is used, the respective credits must be given.

The content of articles is full responsibility of the authors, and in no way from the journal or the entities for which authors work.

The Editor’s Committee reserves the right of modify the articles' titles and to do the editorial changes that it considers relevant to give the maximum clarity to them. Therefore, it is suggested to authors to write as rigorously as possible, checking spelling and grammar, and using short and homogeneous paragraphs.

Every article will be evaluated anonymously, through a process known as double-blind, by two peer reviewers designated by the Editor´s Committee. This mechanism guarantees anonymity for both authors and reviewers, who will never have contact between them, but only through the editor. The exceptions to this requirement, as well as emerged controversies in the evaluation process will be settled by Editor´s Committee.

Ethics and publication good practices

The Revista de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación takes into account the “Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors” ( and other directives of the Committee on Publication Ethics, COPE; as well as the provisions of the Hábeas Data-Ley Estatutaria 1266 de 2008, related to the personal information manipulation on databases.

The following are the main ethical guides related to the authors:

The journal publishes original and unpublished articles. Authors guarantee that sent material to this journal has not been published, nor it is being submitted to evaluation simultaneously to other publications or any kind of editorial entities.

The corresponding author must guarantee that all co-authors have reviewed and approved the final version of the document, agreeing unanimously the version of manuscript for publishing.

The content of the contributions is responsibility of authors and is not of the journal or entities for which authors work.

Offering complete information about bibliographic references and giving the corresponding credits is responsibility of authors. Even though the material is owned by the author, it must be given the respective credit.

Plagiarism takes many forms, from passing a document of others as their own, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of a document of others (without attributing acknowledgement), claiming as their own the results of research carried out by other.

Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical behaviour, which is unacceptable in scientific publications.

The Editor will use mechanisms such as: anti-plagiarism software, database-searching, or other tools that reduce the possibilities of plagiarism in the submitted manuscripts to editorial process.

Form and preparation of manuscripts

Postulated articles to the Journal must have a maximum length of 20 pages.

Articles must be written in Times New Roman of 12 points, double space, one column and all margins of 2 cm in sheet letter size. It should avoid the use of vignettes, notes, footnotes, as these elements are not accepted to diagramming.

The title of the article should be short or divided in title and subtitle, attractive to the potential reader and written in capital letters, no more than 20 words. In the same way, it must include the English translation of the title.

After that, it must include the full name of the authors with their affiliation:  bachelor degree, higher postgraduate degree, institution where they work, city, country and e-mail.

Then, it will include an abstract in Spanish of maximum 200 words with its respective English translation, four key words in Spanish, and four ones in English.

To present the content, it is recommended the use of four listed subtitles, starting with one for introduction and ending with another for conclusions, which are mandatory. According to the nature of article, it would be desirable to have the following sections: 1. Introduction, 2. Materials and Methods, 3. Results and Discussion, 4. Conclusions, Acknowledgements, if there are, and References.

Figures must be in grayscale, be referenced within text, be listed, and be titled in a clear way.  Furthermore, they must locate in the closest place to where they are cited by fist the time.  In the case of figures, it must be ensured a good resolution for printing on any type of paper, at least 150 dpi.

All figures: images, diagrams, photographs, etc, must be included as images and not auto shapes of Word.

Tables must be edited from Word, and cannot be inserted as image and also must be referenced inside the text.

When articles include equations, these must be elaborated in an appropriated editor, for example, the equations editor of Microsoft; furthermore, the equations should be enumerated in a consecutive way and be referenced within text.

The Journal uses the system of the American Psychological Association, APA, sixth edition, for the elaboration of references and citation. The reference list will be situated at the end of text in alphabetic order.


Sending of manuscripts

The contact author must register as user of the Open Journal Systems platform, at the following link:, and then submit the manuscript. The article can be also submitted through the e-mail:


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Revista de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación
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