Author Guidelines

The Journal only accepts unpublished papers.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. Original research and innovation papers in the engineering field that result from a process of research, cogitation and revision are considered.

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 preferably 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.


The manuscript must be sent in Word format (.doc or .docx), and cannot exceed the maximum length of 10 letter-size pages. Please use a 12-point Arial font, single spaced, with margins of 3 cm.

Tables must be included in the manuscript, and original figures, photos, graphs, or any other visual material must be sent as JPG attachments. In case a figure/photo/graph is copyrighted, please send all the information to provide the corresponding credits, along with a letter from the material's owner or journal editor granting you reproduction permission.

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

When using decimals, please use the decimal point (e.g., 2.5). This applies to the text, tables and figures.

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

An example of adequate positioning is provided in Equation (1)

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



All papers should 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), and E-mail address.

- Abstract (in English and Spanish): The abstract should cover concisely and sequentially the main objectives, methods, results and conclusions of the paper in no more than 250 words.

Keywords (in English and Spanish): Between four and ten keywords that allow the localization of the paper in specific thesauruses (IEEE or Unesco) should be included.

- Introduction: The introduction should place the study in context, and it should include background, justification and fundamental concepts.

- Main body: It should include methods and techniques used in the study, the results and its discussion, along with the most important results found.

- Conclusions: The conclusions should briefly describe the major contributions made by the study and reported in the manuscript.

- Author’s contributions: Contributions from each author should be listed in order to evaluated 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 for the reader to easily identify and find it. Therefore, an incomplete or incorrect reference may negatively impact the intellectual value of the paper. Please follow the IEEE citation style and include the DOI (when available) at the end of each reference.

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 impersonal, concise, and technical. The authors are advised to avoid redundant terms, unless the use of synonyms harms the meaning of the sentence. Metric measures should be used. Abbreviations and acronyms must be defined the first time they appear in the manuscript.


All assertions throughout the text that come from another document or publication must have a citation. All literature cited in the text should be listed at the end of the manuscript in the References section; likewise, all references listed in the Reference section should been cited in the text. References should be listed in the order they appear in the text.

References should not be included as footnotes. Within the text, references should be cited with numbers inside square parenthesis [], for instance, [2] for individual references, [3, 5] for two non-consecutive references, and [8-12] for consecutive references. Please, avoid the use of “Ref. [3]” or “reference [3]”. However, if the citation occurs at the beginning of a sentence, “In reference [3]…” can be used.

For references, use the IEEE. References can include maximum three authors; for references with more than three authors, please use the abbreviation “et al.


Author(s), Title of the book. City: Publisher name, Year. For example:

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

Journal article:

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

[2] K. S. Cole and R. H. Cole, “Dispersion and absorption in dielectrics I. Alternating current characteristics”, J. Chem. Phys., vol. 9(2), pp. 341–351, Apr. 1941.

Electronic journal article:

Author(s), “Title of the article”, Title of the journal abbreviated, Publication type (optional), vol. (issue), pp. xx-xx, month abbreviated, Year [date of access). For example:

[2] K. S. Cole and R. H. Cole, “Dispersion and absorption in dielectrics I. Alternating current characteristics”, Rev., vol. 9(2), pp. 341-351, Apr. 1941 [consultation date april 25, 2016]. Available:

Article or Conference report:

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

[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 (

Additionally, the authors are encouraged to validate their references through the system offered by the IEEE (

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



All manuscripts should be sent to the Journal Editorial Committee through the OJS platform. The authors should register as authors and submit, along with the paper, all figures, photos, and visual media, as well as the filled out and signed copyright form provided by the Journal.


Submission Preparation Checklist

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.

  1. Work in word processing format (*.doc or *.docx).
  2. Authorization form in PDF .
  3. Figures and tables compressed document in a folder and numbered according to the appearance in the document.

Copyright Notice

The journal authorizes the total or partial reproduction of the published article, as long as the source, including the name of the Journal, author(s), Year, volume, issue, and pages are cited.

The ideas and assertions expressed by the authors are solely their responsibility and do not represent the views and opinions of the Journal or its editors.

All papers included in the Revista Facultad de Ingeniería are published under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Authors must complete, sign, and submit the Review and Publication Authorization Form provided by the Journal. This form contains all the copyright information.


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The names and email addresses entered in this journal will be used exclusively for the purposes stated in it and will not be provided to third parties or use for other purposes.


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