The title should accurately, clearly, and concisely reflect the emphasis and content of the paper.

Both, Resumen and the Abstract must be consistent in in both languages (English and Spanish), they must clearly describe the importance of the work, methodology, results and conclusions. Also in the Resumen and in the Abstract it is recommended the use of Thesaurus and terms different to those used in the title to expand the possibilities of retrieving the paper through searches in databases or open internet.

The Journal expects the papers to contribute to the state-of-the-art in the field.

If the reviewer can verify that the paper is unpublished and not a copy or slight modification of previously published works, it must be notified to the journal. Likewise, if the reviewer finds that the methodology and results presented are previously published, or there is a similar report, it must be declared to the editor of the journal to request an evaluation of the paper.

The methodology presented must be sufficiently clear and descriptive, so that any reader can easily understand it, both the materials (purity, brand, origin, etc.) and methods and equipment must be well specified (standards, protocols, models, resolution of measurement of equipment, etc.).

The results must be presented logically reflecting a thematic or methodological order. They must indicate the respective standard deviations and must be interpreted and explained. Do not repeat the presentation of results in tables and figures, authors should use only one of the two options. The papers to be published in this Journal should present a good structure, be clear and easy to understand even for readers who are not experts in the subject. It should ensure the use of technical terms and not the common jargon; The abbreviations, acronyms, and terms of equations must be defined at least the first time they are mentioned in the document. It is recommended to use the international system of units, including equations and calculations when the papers contain them. Check the figures and tables are presented in the text correctly. The conclusions should be based on the observations and results already discussed, and must be coherent clear, objective and conclusive, not a summary of the results.

Regarding bibliographic references, it is important to verify that they are updated, sufficient, that are not redundant, coming from reliable information sources, and verifiy that no more than 20% self-citations are used in the paper.

Every Review will select the type of papers according to the following definitions:

  • Scientific and technological research papers: This kind of paper presents original results of research projects. The structure of the paper generally contains four excerpts: introduction, methodology, findings and conclusions.
  • Review paper: This paper is the result of a research study which analyzes, systematizes and integrates published or unpublished research findings, within science and technology fields, in order to summarize its current state, progress and development trends. It is characterized by the presentation of a careful literature review of at least 50 references.
  • Case report: A document that presents the results of a study on a specific situation in order to report the technical and methodological experiences considered in a particular case. It includes a systematic review of literature on similar cases.

Every review will include a recommendation to the Editor. This recommendation will be one of the following:

  • The paper is accepted in its present form.
  • The paper is acceptable with minor revisions and no further review is requested.
  • The paper may be acceptable with major revisions. Acceptable pending another review following significant revisions.
  • The paper is rejected and no recommendations are provided.

Once the reviewer submits the evaluations to the journal through the OJS, the thematic editor of the journal, based on the evaluations and the arguments presented in them, makes the decision regarding the publication of the paper in the journal. In some special situations, the final decision of the journal may not coincide with the recommendation of some evaluator, because there are papers that have up to 3 and 4 evaluations that may present contradictions. The final decision is taken by the Editorial Board based on the joint analysis of all evaluations received.

In Revista Facultad de Ingeniería –redin-, for the evaluation process, the articles are only received through the OJS platform using the website:

1. Information request and initial modifications (one week, journal’s reponse time; one week, author`s response time)

The first step is to scan the manuscript using plagiarism detecting tools such as plagiarisma, Plagscan and soon crosscheck

If under this review process, it can be considered not previously published, the verification of the following information is initially done:

Date of submission of the paper: supplied by OJS Paper title Revision letter of presentation and assignment of copyright, which is correctly and completely completed In the content of the paper the following aspects are verified: Title in Spanish and English Resumen and Abstract Palabras clave and Keywords Complete information of the authors (Institutional affiliation, research group, postal address, city, country)Review of references. (IEEE citation style and ascending order)

The author should Avoid placing figures before their first mention in the text

The paper may have a maximum of 20% self-citations

The figures must comply with the requirements of the guide for authors. The number of pages of the paper is verified according to the instructions for authors, depending on whether it is a review or a research paper.

After this first review, if the manuscript does not fulfill all the requirements, authors are notified through OJS and requested the necessary adjustments to continue the process. Then, it is decided which papers will begin the arbitration process.  It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that all sections of this document and the final accepted version of the manuscript have been read and approved by each of the contributing authors.

The date of receipt is defined once the author has made the previous revisions, not at the moment of entering the OJS.

2. Thematic Editor Selection (3 days)

The thematic editor of the journal, in charge of the evaluation process of the paper, determine whether the paper is suitable for publication and the quality of English is enough to send it to arbitration process. In case of finding that the paper does not meet the minimum quality requirements, the work is rejected and the correspondence author is notified.

3. Evaluators Selection (Evaluators are assigned from the article submission until the end of the evaluation )

When the paper meets these requirements, it will be sent out for three single-blind peer-reviews (within a period of one month) through the OJS of the journal until receiving at least two evaluations of the work. Peer reviewers are external experts chosen by editors to provide written opinions, with the aim of improving the study. 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. The would-be peers are selected from researchers' databases to which the Universidad de Antioquia's School of Engineering Journal has access. The peers will be active researchers in the areas of interest having a recognized trajectory in areas related to the topic of the article. These conditions are verified through their curriculum vitae and by reviewing their publications over the last two years. For the reviewing process, the journal has two formats, one for review papers and the other for research papers or case reports.

  1. Evaluators’ corrections to the autor (1 month)

In addition, reviewers can send additional files if they deem it necessary, and can also record their findings or observations in the body of the article, and send these files to the journal through the OJS. The evaluations are sent by the journal to the correspondence author through the OJS and are given a deadline to respond to them and send the latest version of the paper.

Once the new version of the paper has been received with the changes and the responses to the evaluations, the Editorial  Board will review this material, if there are major revisions, the authors' replies and the latest version will be sent back to the reviewers. In case the evaluations have suggested minor revisions, the Editorial Board accepts or declines the submission. The editor in charge of the evaluation of the paper shall notify  the author (s) the decisions about the paper. 

4. English proofreading (1 week english editor and once the author has completed the English language review )

When the paper successfully exceeds the scientific quality assessment, the manuscripst are submitted to the plagiarism detection programs listed above. If it has been previously published, it is rejected, otherwise the manuscript undergoes English proofreading. This procces is done through e-mails between the journal and the correspondence author until the author adjusts the paper to the quality demanded by the journal. Once you have the approval of the quality of English by the correspondent editor, the editorial style process begins. 

The approval and the online publication dates are defined once the author has completed the English language review.

5. Review of editorial style (1 week)

During this stage messages are exchanged by OJS platform between the author and the staff in charge of this work in the journal, the author is asked for answers at times defined by the journal taking into account the observations made. The journal reserves the right to edit the manuscript if deemed necessary before the document is published (spelling, diagramming, citation, among others). Once the paper meets the requirements, the manuscript undergoes layout process before publication. At this stage, it is defined the issue in which the paper will be published.

6. Layout and publication processes (2 days and 1 week)

Using Latex software, the paper is given the format. After the first layout, the journal verifies the content has not been altered and it is subsequently sent to the correspondence author, requesting a review; If necessary, some adjustments are indicated to satify both the author and the journal. Through OJS the number of the journal to be published is created and the paper is included.

Every article accepted for publication in the journal is assigned a DOI number before being pusblished online