Writing Guidelines for Articles and Contributions


The articles submitted must:

1. Correspond to the categories universally accepted as a product of research.

2. Be original and unpublished.

3. Their contents must meet the criteria of precision, clarity and brevity. They are classified as follows:

1) Scientific and technological research article: presents, in detail, the original results of completed research projects. The structure generally used contains four important contributions: introduction, methodology, results and conclusions.

2) Reflection article or essay: presents the results of completed research from an analytical, interpretative or critical perspective of the author, on a specific topic, using original sources.

3) Review article: result of a completed research where the results of published or unpublished research on a field of science or technology are analyzed, systematized and integrated, in order to report on progress and development trends. It is characterized by presenting a careful bibliographic review of at least 50 references.

4) Other types of documents: short articles, case report, topic review, document resulting from a critical review of the literature on a particular topic, letters to the editor, translation, reflection document not derived from research, and bibliographic review, among others.

In addition, articles must take into account the following rules:

Author(s) data: 
Full name(s) and surname(s), institutional affiliation and e-mail or postal address.

In Spanish and English, written in capital letters, with a maximum of 15 words.

It is written in a single paragraph, gives an account of the topic, objective, central points and conclusions, should not exceed 150 words and is presented Spanish and English (Abstract).

Five words or group of words, ordered alphabetically, the first with initial capital letter, the rest in lower case, separated by semicolon (;) and not found in the title or subtitle, should be presented Spanish and English (Keywords), these serve to thematically classify the article. It is recommended to use words defined in the UNESCO dictionary http://databases.unesco.org/thessp/

The body of the article:
It is divided into introduction, sections headed with Roman numerals (I,II;III...), and Conclusions, then the Bibliographical References, Tables, Figure Legends and Annexes are presented.

Pages should be numbered, double spaced in 12 point font, the length of the articles should be around 4,000 to 8,000 words (including graphs, tables, etc.).

Citations and footnotes: 
Explanatory notes, should not exceed more than five lines or 40 words, otherwise these should be incorporated into the general text. When quotations are made, they can be: short quotations (with less than 40 words) are incorporated into the text and can be: textual (enclosed in double quotation marks), paraphrase or summary (written in their own words within the text); extensive textual quotation (more than 40 words) should be arranged in a line and a separate block omitting the quotation marks, not forgetting in any case the author's reference (Last name, year, p. 00).

Bibliographic references:

As a model for the construction of references, the following is used: Book: Author - Surname -, A.A. - Names - (year of publication). Title of the work (Edition). City, Country: Publisher. Chapter of a book: Author, A.A., & Author B.B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A.A. Editor & B.B. Editor (Eds.), Title of the book (pages of the chapter). Location: Publisher. Serial Publication (Journal): Author, A.A., Author, B.B., & Author, C.C., (Year of publication, include month and day of publication for daily, weekly or monthly publications). Title of article. Title of journal, daily, weekly, Volume, (Number), pages. Article found in a journal published on the Internet: Author, A.A. & Author, B.B. (year - if found). Title of article. Title of the journal, volume - if found, (number if found). Retrieved the day of month of year, from URL.

Graphic annexes: Tables, figures, graphs, diagrams and illustrations and photographs should contain the title or explanatory caption related to the research topic that does not exceed 15 words and the provenance (author and/or source, year p.00). They should be submitted in digital media independent of the text at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi (in any of the formats described in the photography section).

The Scientific Committee will send the articles without the author's name to TWO (2) external evaluators who will function as blind peers. In case of corrections or suggestions, they will be returned to the authors so that they can consider their incorporation, within a period no longer than fifteen (15) working days. If there are doubts, the work may be referred to a third evaluator. The Scientific Committee will not be able to designate as evaluator of an article those who are related up to the third degree of consanguinity and up to the second degree of affinity with the author(s). The Scientific Committee may make requests for collaboration, which must comply with the requirements indicated in the rules of publication issued by the Editorial Board, which will notify the authors in writing, prior to publication of the Journal, the decision of acceptance or rejection of the publication of an article. The decisions of the members of the Scientific Committee will be respected by the Editorial Board and by the author(s), as long as they do not intend to change the essence expressed by the author(s). In the latter case, the author or authors must communicate their position to the Editorial Board with a reasoned and validly supported report. The final decision on publication will be based on the majority opinion of the Editorial Board. The Editorial Board will send the authors two (2) copies of each Journal, in recognition of their contribution.


The author is responsible for acquiring any reproduction rights and/or authorizations for images and/or graphics taken from other sources. External refereeing and evaluation of papers.