Focus and Scope

Ciencia y Agricultura is a four-monthly scientific journal. The journal aims to be an open space to publish and discuss national and international technical-scientific studies on agricultural sciences, veterinary medicine, and zootechny. The journal publishes original work and scientific advances carried out by researches from different universities and research centers, with the goal of contributing to consolidate an academic community around agricultural sciences and similar disciplines. Publishing in this journal has no associated costs given that it is funded by the UPTC.

The Journal, from 2019, will be published: January 15, May 15 and September 15 of each year. Articles are received to be published throughout the year.

Peer Review Process

Papers will first be reviewed by the Editorial Committee and then evaluated by two peers who are experts on the article’s topic. The reviewers will have 15 days to evaluate the paper and decide whether it has a satisfactory scientific and writing level to be accepted for publication. If there are major differences between the reviewer’s assessments, or if a reviewer does not submit his/her evaluation within the established 15 days, the article will be sent to a third reviewer. It must be noted that the names of both authors and reviewers will be kept in anonymity, following a double-blind evaluation process.

The reviewer’s assessment, according with the evaluation form can be the following: a) Approved, b) Approved with changes, or c) Rejected. If the article is approved with changes, the author will have five business days to incorporate the reviewer’s suggestions and make the necessary changes.

Publication Frequency

The Journal is published on Febrary and August of each year, and articles are received all year around.

Open Access Policy

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

Statement of ethics and best editorial practice

The journal Ciencia y Agricultura follows the “Good practices guide for journal publishers” and the COPE (Committee On Publication Ethics) ethic dispositions. Below are important notes for authors:

All papers submitted for publication to the Ciencia y Agricultura journal must have been exhaustively reviewed by the authors, and must comply with the regulations and guidelines dictated by the journal.

Authors of research carried out on humans or organizations should submit the corresponding authorizations along with the manuscript.

All articles submitted to the Journal must contain original contributions from every author. A translation from a different language is not considered original work.

The inclusion in different sections of the manuscript (e.g., definitions, background, or methods) of assertions based on articles previously published by the authors is not considered self-plagiarism. However, the results and conclusions sections should contain new and different information to what has been previously published.

All authors should have actively contributed to the research and the preparation of the manuscript submitted to the journal. People who did not participate in any of these activities should NOT appear as authors, and those who partially participated should be included in the acknowledgments section.

The following notes are for reviewers:

The journal Ciencia y Agricultura invites peers who have extensive research experience on the article’s topic to evaluate manuscripts. However, if the peer 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.

Reviewers are expected to submit a rigorous and clear concept about the article, avoiding offensive language. This concept will allow the Editorial Committee to decide whether to accept or reject the manuscript.

All documents sent to the reviewers by the journal Ciencia y Agricultura are confidential, and therefore should only be used for evaluation purposes. Using these documents before they are published constitutes a non-authorized action.

Any other disposition that is not covered here will be solved following the COPE and the Good Conduct and Best Editorial Practices. 

Submistion and Publication Authorization

Tittle of the article: _________________________________________

Hereby, I(we) authorize the Journal Ciencia y Agricultura, of the Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, to publish via printed or electronic media the article mentioned above.

I(we) take full responsibility for the article content, the moral copyright, and warrant that the submitted material is licit and 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 complies with copyright regulations, and has the necessary licenses to reproduce published information. I(we) certify the article is original, unpublished, and is not being concurrently considered for publication elsewhere.

Any printed or electronic version of this article published after signing this agreement, must mention the journal Ciencia y Agricultura  as the copyright holder.

Considering the above, the authors sign,

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*This letter must be signed by all authors. In case this is not possible, the signing authors declare being authorized by the non-signing authors to proceed with the copyright transfer.