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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word or LaTeX text file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

Author Guidelines

1.  Our journal accepts unpublished and state-of-the-art manuscripts, written in English only. All papers must be submitted with a cover letter  stating it is an unpublished article which is not undergoing current publishing processes elsewhere. It should also specify that all authors agree with contents therein and they give the publishing rights to Revista Facultad de Ingeniería (REDIN) from Universidad de Antioquia. The following information shall be included in the following letter.

All authors must register their complete information in the OJS system, including complete information on the ORCID identifier; URL (Google Scholar), competing interest, Supporting Agencies.

In the cover letter, the authors must provide the following information: Signature, Name, Academic degree, Institutional affiliation, E-mail, Areas of Interest, ORCID, Identification number, Nationality

2.  Research papers should not exceed 20 Letter-sized pages written with 12-pt. Times New Roman font in single space, and with symmetric margins of 2,5 cm. All lines of the paper must be numbered to facilitate the reviewing process. All papers shall contain: title in English (Maximum 15 words) and Spanish, abstract (maximum 230 words) in English and Spanish, keywords (maximum 5 words) in English and Spanish, introduction, experimentation, results and discussion, conclusions, declaration of Competing Interest (Do you perceive conflict of interest on this paper?), acknowledgements (Who funded the research) and references. tables and figures must be inserted and placed along the text.

State-of-the-art papers should preferably not exceed 30 Letter-sized pages written with 12-pt. Times New Roman font in single space, and with symmetric margins of 2,5 cm. All papers shall contain: title in English and Spanish, abstract in English and Spanish, keywords in English and Spanish, introduction, subject development, conclusions, acknowledgements (optional) and references. Tables and figures taken from other sources must be referenced in footnote. The main author of a sate-of-the-art paper must relate five publications of his own on the same subject in the cover letter and copyright transfer agreement. Tables and figures must be inserted and placed along the text. State-of-the-art papers may have a maximum of five self-citations in the last five years and must report at least 50 references.

In order to standardize the keywords and improve the visibility of the articles published in the Journal, it is suggested the use of the Thesaurus tool to select appropriately these words (maximum 5 words). Similarly, as far as possible, title tags should not be repeated in keywords. 

Authors using Word format may download this template

Authors using a LATEX format may download these templates and follow the guidelines.

  • To compile in XeLatex, no other compilers should be used.
  • The .bib file sent by redin- shall be used.
  • The figures must be a size of 500 kb
  • The IEEETran bibliography style shall be used, and citations must be numbered sequentially.
  • Upon request, please send the .tex files during the style process.
  • Use Eqref to cite the equations in label, the floating files as Fig1, Fig2.
  • In case of generating figures using TKIZ package, please attach figures individually in PDF format.
  • At the end of each paragraph, use a line break.

3.   The Editorial Board reserves the right to make adjustments to the paper in order to preserve the style of the journal.

4.  Authors should provide the next information: citation name (in the paper), ORCID, mailing address, e-mail, work institution, and phone number including country code. This contact author must have the consent from all authors for publishing the paper.

5.   The contact author is responsible for communicating with the journal and must include those who contributed as authors, to ensure that all authors agree with the contents of the paper and that all changes made (e.g. order of appearance for the authors, addition or deletion of authors) have been approved by each author. The contact author is also responsible for informing the co-authors on the state of the paper before and after publishing. The concept of author in the scientific publications is applied to those who write the original and, at the same time, contribute significantly to the research development. To be listed as author implies to accept public responsibility for the contents of the paper.

6.   Papers should be submitted only through the Journal's website, following the instructions on the software.

7.   Special instructions for typing:

  a.   Text should be typed without format, in Times New Roman, 12 pt.

  b.   Paragraphs must be justified, without line spacing between them and without splitting words.

  c.   A single space should be used between words, as well as after a comma, colon, semi-colon, parenthesis, and period.

  d.   To add a line break at the end of the paragraph.

  e.   Please write dashes next to the attached word, and prefer hyphens without a space when connecting two words or numbers (e.g. physical-chemical, 1999-2000.)

For equations, use the MathType equation editor, which can be downloaded for free from the WEB. This application has the same use as any equation editor. Select Cambria Math font, size 14, using the options Style/define/Cambria Math/Apply and Size/define/full 14/Apply. Copy and paste the equation to Word

  f.   Figures, Tables and Equations (use the complete words) should be cited in the paper, in strict order and should have a footnote with a descriptive title. Photographs, charts, and maps are to be referred to as figures.

  g.   Figure captions should be typed as a normal paragraph outside and below the image. To ensure visual quality, set images must be high resolution and a size of 500 kb; they should be at least 8.5 cm wide and not exceed 17cm. They must contain the file name numbering to identify its location in the document in PDF, PNG or JPG formats.

  h.   The text for the figures should be Times New Roman, 11 pt.

  i.   Uppercase must not be used in the figure captions.

  j.   Charts should not be included; only tables, which should be automatically created using the word processor without rules. Tables should not duplicate results presented elsewhere in the paper, for example in figures. 

  k.   Decimals should be written with a dot (.), thousands and millions should be written with a comma (,).

  l.   SI units, dimensions, and symbols must be used.

  m.   Figures may be colored, but the author must be aware that printing will be made in gray scale.

  n.   Quoted bibliographical references are to be inserted within the text, using a number in brackets at the level of the text, and separated with a space from the previous word. At the end, references are numbered in that exact ascending order. [1-4], [3,5,8]. You should avoid naming the authors in the citations, it could be written at the end of the idea.

o.   All equations should be numbered in sequential order.

8.   References according to document type


Author's first initial + last name, Book title. Edition number. City, country: Publisher, year, page.

  • B. Klaus and P. Horn, Robot Vision. 2nd ed. Cambridge, USA: MIT Press, 1986, pp. 123-135.

Book chapters

Author's first initial + last name, “Chapter title”, in Book tittle, edition number, editor's or main author's first initial + last name, city, country: Publisher, year, page.

  • G. Young, “Synthetic structure of industrial plastics”, in Plastics, 2nd ed., J. Peters, New York, USA: McGraw-Hill, 1964, pp. 15–64.

Scientific Journal

Papers Author's first initial + last name, “Paper title”, Journal name, volume, number, page, year.

  • S. Azodolmolky et al., “Experimental demonstration of an impairment aware network planning and operation tool for transparent/translucent optical networks”, J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 439–448, 2011.


Author's first initial + last name, “Conference title”, in Conference name, city, country, year, page.

  • S. Bingulac, “On the compatibility of adaptive controllers”, in Proc. 4th Annu. Allerton Conf. Circuit and Systems Theory, New York, USA, 1994, pp. 8–16.

Thesis (M.S. and Ph.D.)

Author's first initial + last name, “Thesis title”, Ph.D. dissertation or M.S. thesis, university, city, country, year.

  • J. Williams, “Narrow-band analyzer”, Ph.D. dissertation, Dept. Elect. Eng., Harvard Univ., Cambridge, USA, 1993.
  • N. Kawasaki, “Parametric study of thermal and chemical nonequilibrium nozzle flow”, M.S. thesis, Dept. Electron. Eng., Osaka Univ., Osaka, Japan, 1993.


Author's first initial + last name, “Report title”, Organization or University, city, country, Tech. Rep., month, year.

  • E. Reber, R. Michell and C. Carter, “Oxygen absorption in the earth’s atmosphere”, Aerospace Corp., Los Angeles, USA, Tech. Rep. TR-0200 (4230-46)-3, Nov. 1988.


Author's first initial + last name, “Patent tittle”, U.S. Patent x xxx xxx, month, day, year.

  • K. Sandhage, R. Unocic, M. Dickerson, M. Timberlake and K. Guerra, “Method for Fabricating High-Melting, Wear-Resistant Ceramics and Ceramic Composites at Low Temperatures”, U.S. Patent 6 598 656, July 29, 2003.


Organization that assumes the authorship, Standard title, Standard number, year.

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Criteria for Class IE Electric Systems, IEEE Standard 308, 1969.

Online references

Author's first initial + last name (or organization that assumes the authorship), Reference title, year. [Online]. Available: URL, Accessed on: month, day, year.

  • Antcom, Antenna Products, 2011. [Online]. Available: http://www.antcom.com /documents/catalogs /L1L2GPSAntennas.pdf, Accessed on: Feb. 12, 2014.

9.   Avoid footnotes.

10.   When using acronyms or abbreviations, spell out the complete name first, and then write the acronym or abbreviation in parenthesis. Use only the acronym or abbreviation thereafter.

11.   All papers submitted to this journal must be unpublished and should not be undergoing current publishing processes elsewhere. If the paper is accepted, it should not be published in another journal or book even if it is in another language. Being this a peer-reviewed journal, the Editorial Board approves the publication of papers based on the concept of specialized peer reviewers.

Author Submission Guidelines OJS (Open Journal System) 

Guidelines for revisions (authors) OJS

Responsibilities of the authors

Authors should submit their papers with supporting documents indicated through the OJS platform available at https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/ingenieria/about/submissions, and follow the instructions stipulated therein. Any doubt or information will be answered through the e-mail revistaingenieria@udea.edu.co. The journal has rules of public access for authors; Guidelines for the presentation of papers, type of papers, as well as instructions to authors which should be verified on the platform and taken into account for the preparation and submission of the work.

All manuscripts submitted for evaluation and publication must be original; in other words, they must be the sole work of the author. Every author is responsible for the ideas expressed in the work, as well as for its ethical standards. The authors must explicitly state their authorship and that the intellectual property rights of third parties used in the manuscript are respected in it, with appropriate references.

All manuscripts must be unpublished; this is, not published previously and not currently under consideration by any other publication and must not be simultaneously undergoing any evaluation process or have editorial commitments with any other publication, so each author will be required to certify it. Each author also agrees not to submit the paper to another journal during the review process until the final notification of acceptance or rejection.

Authors must submit to the journal, along with the paper, the cover letter and Copyright transfer form (available at the journal's platform). Using this letter, the authors must submit to the Journal the intellectual property rights on the paper, indicate the subject of ​​the paper, provide the information of four evaluators (two from the native country of the author and two from other countries), As well as the signature of all authors accepting the submission of the paper to the journal and the responsibility of the content.

All those who have participated significantly in the technical aspects of a paper should be recognized as authors contributing substantially to the planning, design, execution of the experimental part or simulation, data collection and analysis, as well as the writing process. All authors will propose the publication of the final version of the paper and assume full responsibility for the content of the paper; The authors will also be recognized in the acknowledgments section of the study's funding sources. Authors should accept the arbitration process and take the resulting observations into account for making the adjustments requested.

The suggestions must be received by the authors within the term indicated. Upon receiving the modified paper, the author will be informed of its complete approval.

Once the paper is under evaluation by academic peers or in later stages, the author should not request the withdrawal of the journal unilaterally, unless there are strong reasons for withdrawal such as: errors found in the experimental development, manipulation or falsification of data, misconduct in any of the authors, an inadequate use of citations, or any other situation related to the ethics, quality and veracity of the information provided in the paper. In the event that an author justifies a request for withdrawal of a paper with any of the above reasons, the Editorial Board of the journal will analyze the situation and approve the removal of the paper, but in case it is published (Without substantial changes) in any other journal, whether in another language, the editor of the journal will be informed of the initial situation of the paper.

Case report

Case reports will only be published when those cases are related to studies in which the validity of a methodology is being proven for the first time, or when a significant contribution to the knowledge of an unexplored system can be proven.

Privacy Statement

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.