Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Ingeniería y Ciencia is a biannual publication that provides a space for the dissemination of research results in basic sciences and their application to development and innovation in Engineering. The scope of submissions accepted for publication is limited, however, to the following areas:

  1. Applied Mathematics
  2. Applied Physics
  3. Biochemistry
  4. Biotechnology
  5. Civil Engineering
  6. Computer Science
  7. Computational Biology
  8. Conservation
  9. Digital Signal Processing
  10. Earthquake Engineering and Seismology
  11. Electrical Engineering
  12. Geology
  13. Optics
  14. Statistics
  15. Telecommunications
  16. Telematics

Ingeniería y Ciencia hasn't article processing charges (APCs)


Section Policies


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Tipos de artículos admitidos
  • Artículo de investigación científica y tecnológica: Es un documento que presenta, de manera detallada, los resultados originales de proyectos de investigación. La estructura generalmente utilizada contiene cuatro apartes importantes: introducción, metodología, resultados y conclusiones.
  • Artículo de reflexión: Documento que presenta resultados de investigación desde una perspectiva analítica, interpretativa o crítica del autor, sobre un tema específico, recurriendo a fuentes originales.

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Artículo de revisión. Documento resultado de una investigación terminada donde se analizan, sistematizan e integran los resultados de investigaciones publicadas o no publicadas, sobre un campo en ciencia o tecnología, con el fin de dar cuenta de los avances y las tendencias de desarrollo. Se caracteriza por presentar una cuidadosa revisión bibliográfica de por lo menos 50 referencias.

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Peer Review Process

Once a manuscript is received, the Editorial Committee will make an initial assessment of its suitability for inclusion in the journal. If a positive decision is reached in this regard, the article will be sent for anonymous double blind peer review

To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity. This process will determine the academic suitability of the work and whether it can be published. It will also determine if changes are necessary to make it suitable for publication, subject to a further review.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Ingeniería y Ciencia hasn't article processing charges (APCs).


Code of Ethics

Ingenieria y ciencia subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and Elsevier.

The following reasons are grounds for immediate rejection of a manuscript:

  • Multiple submission
  • Deliberate use of false or inaccurate data
  • Plagiarism
  • Impersonation
  • Defamation
  • Falsification of information and documentation
  • Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Duties of authors

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial 'opinion' works should be clearly identified as such. 

Data access and retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication. 

Originality and plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from 'passing off' another's paper as the author's own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. 

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper.

Acknowledgement of sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

Authorship of the paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.


Duties of editors

Publication decisions

The editor of a peer-reviewed journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published, often working in conjunction with the relevant society (for society-owned or sponsored journals). The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers (or society officers) in making this decision.

Fair play

An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors should recuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern. It should be ensured that the peer-review process for sponsored supplements is the same as that used for the main journal. Items in sponsored supplements should be accepted solely on the basis of academic merit and interest to readers and not be influenced by commercial considerations. Non-peer reviewed sections of their journal should be clearly identified.

Involvement and cooperation in investigations

An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration of the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, and if the complaint is upheld, the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication. For editors who require details on recommended actions for particular types of ethics complaints, please consult our  Publishing Ethics Resource Kit (PERK).

 Ingeniería y ciencia  hasn't article processing charges (APCs)



Guidelines of Review

The editorial Committee evaluates the relevance and compliance with the minimum requirements for the formal presentation of a scientific article, and in case of being accepted, the Coordinator will send the article to two reviewers external to the journal and elected ad hoc for each paper.

The selection of expert reviewers and referees will be made in view of achieving a reliable and consistent assessment. For this doing, an assessment format will be given to the reviewers on which they may easily express their final decision of acceptance, suggestions for correction (light, moderate or major) or rejection. It is recommended that the authors take into account this evaluation form to adequately prepare their manuscript.



Guidelines for Choosing the Reviewers

  • Reviewers must be external to the journal and not have any relationship with the author or the institution to which he/she belongs.
  • Reviewers must have master's degree or doctorate studies.
  • They must have published at least one article of scientific and technological research (type 1), reflection (type 2) or revision (type 3) related to the theme of the manuscript.


Instructions to Reviewers

Reviewers have at their disposal an assessment format on which they may give their concept on the quality of the original papers received.

The review of contributions is anonymous as regards the identity of both the authors and the reviewers. However, if, upon the reception of the original paper, the reviewer considers that there are reasons for abstention (prior knowledge of the original, family ties or professional interests) or potential conflicts of interest (academic, personal or research rivalry or other), he/she shall inform this to the Coordinator of the journal (ingciencia@eafit.edu.co) in a period not exceeding 72 hours.

Once the manuscript has been read and assessed, the reviewer should send the assessment format to ingciencia@eafit.edu.co

Evaluation Time:

It is expected that each reviewer have a prudent time of 30 working days (from the date of submission) for the evaluation of manuscripts, in such a way that authors know their suggestions in a timely manner and can make the appropriate corrections or, if case be, remove the article from the evaluation process.

Important notice:

The material that is submitted to the reviewer is reserved, therefore it is not authorized to be used for activities other than the evaluation.



Grounds for rejection

Ingeniería y Ciencia subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The following reasons are grounds for immediate rejection of a manuscript:

  • Multiple submission
  • Deliberate use of false or inaccurate data
  • Plagiarism
  • Impersonation
  • Defamation
  • Falsification of information and documentation

Disclosure and conflicts of interest:

  • All authors should reveal in their manuscripts any conflict of financial or other kind of interests that could be interpreted to influence the results of the evaluation of their manuscript.
  • All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.
  • Examples of potential conflicts of interest that should be disclosed include job, consultancies, holding of shares, fees, paid expert testimony, applications for patents or registrations, and donations or other funds.
  • Potential conflicts of interest should be made public at the earliest possible stage of the evaluation.


Errors in published works

When an error or inaccuracy is discovered by authors in their published work, it is their obligation to promptly notify the journal editor (ingciencia@eafit.edu.co) and cooperate with the correction. Likewise, the reviewers and readers may send us, via email, comments and suggestions intended to improve our publication.



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Ingeniería y Ciencia 
ISSN: 1794-9165 
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