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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  Our journal accepts unpublished and state-of-the-art manuscripts, written in English only. All papers must be submitted with a cover letter  stating it is an unpublished article which is not undergoing current publishing processes elsewhere.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 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 resolution at 350 dpi; 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


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