Focus and Scope
TECCIENCIA is concerned with the different problems that engineering is facing nowadays. In order to promote more efficient alternatives on any engineering field, activities related to R&D has been conducted by several researchers during the last decades. This journal was created in 2006 as a tool to share some of these results with an increasing audience that required more and more advances on the engineering fields in Colombia. Furthermore, this journal is moving towards an international audience in order to make a deeper contribution to scientific understanding. This journal is intended as a medium for publishing work possessing novelty and remarkable results.
Contributions falling into the following categories will be considered for publication and should be submitted via the Open Journal System (OJS):
•Original high-quality research papers. Preferably no more than 20 double line spaced manuscript pages, including tables and illustrations. Manuscript should be provided as simple as possible and as a single Word taking into account guidelines included in the Preparation section. Final format will be modified for the publication of the article.
•Review articles. This document brings current advances in a specific field. There are no specific guidelines about length although it should include minimum 50 references according to the scope of the manuscript.
Important: If the editors/reviewers feel the paper is longer than it needs to be the authors may be asked to reduce the length of the paper, and therefore authors are recommended to keep their paper as concise as possible to effectively present their research. Please also remember that the longer a paper is, the harder it is to get reviewers to agree to review.
Peer Review Process
Publishing and reviewing process
TECCIENCIA follows a double blind peer review process. Before sending the manuscript to peer reviews, the document is anti-plagiarism checked and analyzed in the original form by members of the editorial board. They emit a concept that could be approved without corrections, approved with previous corrections or rejected. Regardless the answer, the authors are notified and instructions are provided. After manuscript is approved for peer review, it is sent to the reviewers who analyze it giving three concepts: approved for publishing as it is, approved for publishing with some corrections or denied. Then, the authors are notified and manuscript follows the internal publishing process.A summary of the process is described in the following flowchart.
Figure 1. Publishing and reviewing process flowchart.
Use of the Digital Object Identifier
The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) may be used to cite and link to electronic documents. The DOI consists of a unique alpha-numeric character string which is assigned to a document by the publisher upon the initial electronic publication. The assigned DOI never changes. Therefore, it is an ideal medium for citing a document, particularly 'Articles in press' because they have not yet received their full bibliographic information. Example of a correctly given DOI (in URL format; here an article in the journal Physics Letters B): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2010.09.059 When you use a DOI to create links to documents on the web, the DOIs are guaranteed never to change.
Proof correction before publishing
Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with the final document before publishing. The author can also comment on figures/tables and answer questions from the Copy Editor. We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility.
Open Access Policy
This journal offers authors open access in publishing their research. This implies that articles are freely available to both subscribers and the wider public with permitted reuse, no publication fee is asked in the publishing process.
Ph.D Germán Chaparro Molano - Editor in chief
MSc. Emeterio Cruz Salazar - Editor in chief