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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • Work in word processing format (*.doc or *.docx).
  • Authorization and conflict of interest form duly completed in PDF.
  • Figures and tables compressed document in a folder and numbered according to the appearance in the document.

Submitted manuscripts must be accompanied by a cover letter stating that all authors have approved its the final version and report on possible conflicts of interest (situation in which one of the authors may be unduly influenced by a secondary interest of a professional, economic or personal nature). The article, along with the cover letter, must be submitted to the Journal through the OJS online platform. Figures, tables and other appendices can be attached to the article.

In all cases, the journal refrains from receiving manuscripts that have already been published, translations of published manuscripts, articles derived from class notes, or articles that may offend any person, organization or product.

Paper Formatting

The manuscript must be written in Word format (.doc or .docx), and cannot exceed 15 letter-size pages. Use a 12-point Arial font, single spaced, with all margins at 3 cm.

Tables must be submitted in Word format. The original illustrations, photographs or any other visual materials must be attached in JPG format. For copyrighted material, all the information of the author must be provided, along with a written authorization from the material’s author to reproduce it if necessary.

Tables and figures must be numbered with Arabic numbers and located as close as possible to the reference in the text. Legends of figures and tables should explain the content clearly, and must be placed below the figures and above the tables.

When using decimals in the manuscript, figures, tables, etc., use only the decimal point.

Equations should be clear. The authors are advised to use equation editors and the International Notation System. Within the manuscript, equations must be centered and numbered with Arabic numbers. The numbers must be placed in parenthesis to the right of the equation. The equations must be referenced in the text as “(1)” or “Equation (1)”, for instance:

Equation (1) provides an example of their adequate positioning

2jk ∂u/∂z = ∂2u/∂x2 + k2 u              (1)

Paper Structure

All manuscripts must include:

  • Title (in English and Spanish): The title should be informative, clear, concise, short (no more than 15 words), with no abbreviations or acronyms.
  • Author(s): Full names of all authors should be included, along with the last academic title obtained, professional affiliation (complete name of the institution, city, and country), E-mail address and ORCID
  • Abstract (in English and Spanish): The abstract should not exceed 250 words, and should cover the main objectives, methods, results and conclusions of the research concisely and sequentially.
  • Key Words (in English and Spanish): Include between four and ten key words that allow localizing the paper in specific thesauruses (IEEE or Unesco).
  • Introduction: The introduction should place the study in context, and it should include background, justification, and fundamental concepts.
  • Materials and Methods: All procedures, experimental design, and data analysis methods employed in the study should be described in this section.
  • Results: Synthesize and interpret the results obtained, highlighting the relevance of the study.
  • Discussion and conclusions: Describe in detail the analysis of the results and the assessment of the authors on the development of the study.
  • Author’s contributions: Contributions from each author should be listed in order to evaluate their participation in the study. Note that authoring a paper implies responsibilities over the published material.
  • References: A reference should have all the necessary information so the reader can identify it and find it easily. Therefore, an incomplete or incorrect reference may impact the intellectual value of the paper negatively. Follow the IEEE citation style and include the DOI (when available) at the end of each reference.

In any case, the manuscript must be adapted to the request structure, that is, IMRD. 

In the cases considered necessary, the authors must include a section of the relationships that are considered a real or potential competing interests, which includes financial, personal relationships, among others, with people and/or organizations that may influence in the work sent.

The main sections and their corresponding subdivisions must be numbered with Arabic numbers until the third level (1, 2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.2.1…). If a fourth level is necessary, the use of bullet points is advised.

The writing should be concise, and technical. Authors are advised to avoid redundant terms, unless the use of synonyms harms the meaning of the sentence. For measurements, use the metric system. Abbreviations and acronyms must be defined the first time they appear in the manuscript. 


All assertions throughout the manuscript that come from another document or publication must have a citation. References must be numbered in the order they appear in the manuscript, and the list of all references must be placed at the end of the text after the authors’ contributions section; all literature listed in the reference section should been cited in the manuscript.

The journal follows the IEEE stile for references, therefore, do not place the references as footnotes. Within the text, references should be cited with numbers inside square parenthesis in the same line of the text, before any punctuation, with a space before the square parenthesis: [2] for individual references, [3, 5] for two non-consecutive references, and [8-12] for consecutive references. For example: “The theory developed in 1987 [1]…”, “Scholtz [2] states that…”, “For instance, see [7]…”, “Recent studies [3, 4, 15, 22] suggest that…”. Never use “Ref. [3]” or “reference [3]”.

Every reference can include up to six authors; for references with more authors the “et al.” abbreviation should be used. Examples of references following the IEEE are shown below:

  • Books:

Author(s), Title of the book. Location: Publisher name, Year.

[1] W. Strunk, and E. B. White, The Elements of Style. New York, NY: The Macmillan Company, 1959.

  • Book chapter:

Author(s), “Title of the chapter”, in Title of the book. Location: Publisher name, Year, pp. xx-xx.

[1] E. D. Lipson, and B. D. Horwitz, “Photosensory reception and transduction,” in Sensory Receptors and Signal Transduction. New York: Wiley-Liss, 2001, pp-1-64.

  • Journal article:

Author(s), “Title of the article”, Title of the journal, vol. (issue), pp. xx-xx, month abbreviated, Year. DOI.

[2] K. S. Cole, and R. H. Cole, “Dispersion and absorption in dielectrics I. Alternating current characteristics,” The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 9(2), pp. 341–351, Apr. 1941. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1750906.

  • Article or Conference report:

Author(s), “Title of the article”, in Name of the conference, City, Country, Year, pp. xx-xx. DOI.

[3] E. Detyna, “Perfect inviscid fluids and gauge theory in Mathematical Methods in Hydrodynamics and Integrability in Dynamical Systems,” in AIP Conference Proceedings, Roma, Italia, 1982, pp. 99-107.

For additional examples, visit the documentation provided by the IEEE (https://ieee-dataport.org/sites/default/files/analysis/27/IEEE%20Citation%20Guidelines.pdf). Additionally, the authors are encouraged to validate their references through the system offered by the IEEE (http://refassist.ieee.org/).

The Editorial Committee reserves the right to return the paper to the author without revision if the references do not follow the required style.

For authors interested in publishing in the Revista Facultad de Ingeniería, the journal inform that the rejection rate for 2017 was 36%.