Conflicts of interest

Conflicts of interest comprise those which may not be fully apparent and which may influence the judgment of author, reviewers, and editors. They have been described as those which, when revealed later, would make a reasonable reader feel misled or deceived. They may be personal, commercial, political, academic or financial. “Financial” interests may include employment, research funding, stock or share ownership, payment for lectures or travel, consultancies and company support for staff.

Such interests, where relevant, must be declared to editors by researchers, authors, and reviewers.

Editors should also disclose relevant conflicts of interest to their readers. If in doubt, disclose

Editors, editorial and scientific boards should notify the journal of any significant conflict of interest. 

Sometimes conflicts of interest can become so strong that manuscripts cannot be published, or some people (for example evaluators or editors) are excluded from the decisions about the publication

Reviewers should notify the editor if there is any potential conflict of interest with the manuscript. The conflict of interest can be:

Academic conflict of interest: past or present association as thesis advisor, or thesis student; collaboration on a project or on a book, article, report, paper, or conference proceedings within the last 48 months; Co-edition of a journal, conference proceedings within the last 24 months.

Personal conflicts of interest: family relationship as spouse, child, sibling, or parent or any other that might affect the judgement.

Financial conflict of interest: Dependance on one of the authors of the paper for a scholarship, financial support for an internship, resources for a research project and any other

Work Conflicts: Business and professional partnerships and one of the authors will be your potential manager, one of the authors was your manager in the past 48 months, one of your close relatives has a job where one of the authors is a superior

Related to the content of the article: Knowing in advance the results disclosed in the article, participate in the research project from which the article is derived, or any other situation regarding the content of the article may bias your judgment.

Due to the fact that Revista Facultad de Ingeniería uses double-blind review, the possibilities of conflict of interest are considerably reduced.

Revista Facultad de Ingeniería presents in its Letter of Copyright Transfer, the following section

  • () I (We) declare that I (we) have no significant competing interests including financial or non-financial, professional, or personal interests interfering with the full and objective presentation of the work described in this manuscript.
  • () I (We) have described my financial or non-financial interests in the space below: (list all competing interests relevant to the submitted manuscript).

The author must fill it out before submitting an article and likewise include it in the article before its publication.

Privacy statement

Peer reviewers are external experts chosen by editors to provide written opinions, with the aim of improving the manuscript. This journal uses double-blind review, which means that both reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.

Authors must suggest two international reviewers and two local reviewers who cannot be part of the authors’ affiliation institutions, but there is no obligation on editors to use these suggestions. Once the editorial board confirms that the manuscript meets the journal’s criteria for publication, it will be sent to three peer reviewers according to their academic level, publications, investigative experience, among others. Once the request for reviewing is accepted, reviewers are requested to submit their concept within a period of no more than 30 days.

The duty of confidentiality in the assessment of a manuscript must be maintained by expert reviewers, and this extends to reviewers’ colleagues who may be asked (with the editor’s permission) to give opinions on specific sections.

The submitted manuscript should not be retained or copied.

Reviewers and editors should not make any use of the data, arguments, or interpretations, unless they have the authors’ permission.

Reviewers should provide speedy, accurate, courteous, unbiased and justifiable reports.

If reviewers suspect misconduct, they should write in confidence to the editor.

The evaluation of the paper will be based on the pertinence of the subject for its publication in the journal, relevance of the subject, thoroughness and soundness of ideas and concepts, as well as the overall organization, structure and wording of the paper and strength of the sources.

The evaluation must consider the contribution to the knowledge field, the innovations, the critical judgment developed, the appropriate form of citation, the bibliographic references used, its correct wording, among others. Recommendations will be indicated, if pertinent, for the modification and improvement of the text evaluated.

The names and email addresses provided by the authors when submitting their articles will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.