Focus and Scope

Revista Facultad de Ingeniería aims at contributing to spread scientific knowledge and technological development in the engineering field at a national and international scale. The journal is particularly addressed to researchers and academics interested in topics related to technological and scientific advances in the following engineering fields: Environmental, Civil, Electronic, Electromechanical, Geologic, Metallurgic, Mining, Computational, and Transportation, among others. Original research and innovation papers in the engineering field that result from a process of research, cogitation and revision are considered.

The articles will be managed electronically, examined by an editorial committee and anonymous evaluators, and published in HTML and PDF formats.

The Journal only accepts unpublished papers. That is, if a paper has been previously published in a journal, memoir, or any informative or scientific publication, it will not be considered. Translations and reviews that do not contribute to the knowledge and innovation in the field will not be accepted.

The Journal is published in January, May and September, of each year. Articles are received all year around.

The Journal refrains from publishing offensive papers that may attack people or companies; additionally, the Journal will be able to remove any paper that does not comply with copyright and ethic codes.

The submitted papers should be in English, and are expected to fulfill all the language requirements: coherence, cohesion, clarity, concretion, pertinence, and centrality.

When submitting the paper, the authors certify that they are not in violation of copyright or other personal proprietary right of any person or entity, and that the paper has not been previously published and is not concurrently being considered for publication elsewhere.

All the articles received are subject to a peer review process under the system of double-blind.

Peer Review Process

The reception of the paper by the Editorial Committee does not imply immediate publication. After submission, the Editorial Committee will review the paper to verify all the guidelines described here are followed; if the paper does not comply with the format guidelines, the paper will be returned to the authors immediately.

If the paper complies with all the guidelines given here, it will be reviewed by two peers qualified to evaluate the manuscript. The Journal Editorial Committee will select the reviewers based on their expertise on the paper’s topic, and their academic and research experience. The reviewers will then provide their evaluations on the originality and quality of the study. If one evaluation is positive and the other one is negative, the paper will be sent to a third reviewer; and if a reviewer takes more than twenty days to emit his/her evaluation, the paper will be sent to a third peer.

The names of both, authors and reviewers, will be kept in anonymity, following a double-blind evaluation process. After reviewing the paper, the peers will submit a final conclusion using the evaluation format provided by the Journal, which contains the following options: a) Approved, b) Approved with changes, c) Rejected.

 

EDITORIAL PROCESS

The peers' evaluations will be received and reviewed by the Editorial Committee and subsequently sent to the authors. The authors will be notified of the reviewers’ decisions, and if changes are necessary to accept the paper for publication, the authors will have a maximum of ten days to complete them and resubmit the paper.

Accepted papers will be sent to copyediting, and the authors will receive the final version for its aproval. Submission and publication in the Revista Facultad de Ingeniería is free of cost.

The Journal Editorial Committee reserves the right to not publish papers that fail to comply with the guidelines provided here or fail to make the changes suggested by the reviewers in a timely manner (maximum ten days).

Publication Frequency

The Journal is published in January, May and September, of each year. Articles are received all year around.

Open Access Policy

This Journal provides open access to it's content, based on the principle that providing the public with free access to research helps a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Ethics and publication malpractice statement

The Revista Facultad de Ingeniería adheres to the “Good practices guide for journal publishers” (http://publicationethics.org/files/u2/Best_Practice.pdf), the ethics regulations by the Committee On Public Ethics (COPE), and the ruling of the habeas Data-Law bylaw 1266 of 2008 on how to handle personal information stored in databases.

Authors, please note:

All papers submitted to the Revista Facultad de Ingeniería for publication must have been exhaustively reviewed by the authors,and should followed the regulations and guideless dictated by the Journal.

Research conducted on humans or organizations should have the corresponding authorization, which must be attached to the manuscript during the submission process.

Every paper should constitute an original contribution from each one of the signing authors. A translation is not considered an original work.

Including previously published assertions by the authors in different sections of the article (e.g., introduction or methods) is not considered self-plagiarism; however, it is important that results and conclusions constitute unpublished and original material.

All authors should warrant that the contributions made in the article are original and unpublished, and that the paper is not concurrently being reviewed for publication elsewhere.

All authors should have contributed to the research and the preparation of the paper. People who did not participate in these activities or participated only partially should be included in the acknowledgment section but not as authors.

If the article's author is part of the Journal Editorial Committee, he/she will be unable to participate in the revisions and decisions made about his/her paper.

Reviewers, please note:

The Journal Editorial Committee invites peers who are recognized by their research experience on the article’s topic to evaluate papers. However, if the reviewer considers she/he does not have the qualifications, or the time, or has a conflict of interests to review the paper, the Committee will send the article to a different reviewer.

The evaluation should be rigorous and clear, avoiding the use of offensive language, and should provide the Committee with enough information to decide whether to accept or reject a paper.

All documents sent to the reviewers by the Revista Facultad de Ingeniería are confidential, and therefore should be only used for evaluation purposes. The use of these documents before they are published constitutes a non-authorized action.

Additionally, any plagiarism will result in the author's ban to publish in the journal for two years. The reproduction or rephrasing of any section of a previous work without the corresponding citation is considered plagiarism. The following are also considered plagiarism:

- Using fragments from another document with no quotations or corresponding references.

- Copying and pasting directly from another sources without including the corresponding reference.

- Using tables, figures or any other visual material without acknowledging the source.

Plagiarism, either intentional or not, constitutes a grave and illegal act that may result in legal repercussions.

Dispositions no covered here will be solved based on the "Good practices guide for journal publishers" and the COPE (Committee On Public Ethics).

Article Evaluation and Publication License Agreement

I(we) hereby grant the Revista Facultad de Ingeniería (Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia) license to publish and distribute my(our) article _____________________________________________ via printed or electronic media.

I(we) declare full responsibility on the paper’s content and authorship, and warrant that the content does not violate third person’s rights such as intimacy and good name, among others. Therefore, I(we) assume the legal consequences resulting from violating the above stated.

I(we) certify this article comply with copyright regulations, and given the case, it has the necessary permit to reproduce copyrighted material.

The authors may authorize the reproduction of the paper once it has been published in the Revista Facultad de Ingeniería provided acknowledgement is given to the original source of publication.

Any printed or electronic version of this article published after signing this agreement must comply with the copyright regulation of the Revista Facultad de Ingeniería.

I(we) warrant that the article's content is original, unpublished, and that the paper is not being concurrently considered for publication elsewhere.

Considering the above, the authors sign:

 

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Signature**

Full Name

Identification Number

*This agreement must be signed by all authors; however, if this is not possible, the signing authors declare being authorized to do so.

**If there are more than one author, please include signature, full name and, Identification Number for all signing authors.