ISSN 0718-3305 online version
ISSN 0718-3291 print version

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Scope and policy

The authors interested in publishing in Ingeniare. Revista chilena de ingeniería must send their works adjusted according to the rules and formatting stated bellow.

The topics must be related to engineering fields: electronics, electricity, computing, mechanics, industry, metallurgy, chemistry, engineering teaching and other related disciplines.

When submitting a paper the authors should do the following:

  • Send a cover letter declaring that the article has not been submitted or published in any other journal, except in congress presentations or thesis. Please find attached a sample letter (hyperlink).
  • The authors must agree to the contents of the submitted paper and have actively contributed to the publication.
  • In order to maintain an updated database and reduce revision time, a list of five potential reviewers must be given, indicating their affiliation and e-mail addresses.
  • The proposed evaluators should have high-level of expertise in the relevant field of research and they should not be related to the institution where the author(s) belong.
  • The affiliation, e-mail address and academic degree of each evaluator must be stated.
  • The letter must be signed by all authors.
  • The content of the article is an exclusive responsibility of the authors.
  • In the event that the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors must sign over the publishing rights to the Ingeniare. Revista chilena de Ingeniería.

Selection process for articles submitted for publication

1. Preliminary selection and peer evaluation

The editor will first verify that the content of the article is appropriate for this journal and that the manuscript is set in accordance with the journal's standards. The editor may reject, at his discretion, submissions that do not comply with the general directions, are poorly written or do not possess sufficient scientific or technological merit.

Articles that pass the preliminary selection are sent for peer review by specialists and scientists having known research work in areas related to the article. Upon assessing the article, peer reviewers write a report including comments and suggestions recommending its acceptance or rejection.

2. Evaluation by peer reviewers

In the process of evaluation of the article, reviewers will consider the soundness of the experimental design, verifying that the conclusions coincide with the statistical and experimental data. Reviewers will also evaluate that the sources consulted by the author(s) were the most pertinent or relevant to the topic discussed. Wording and writing correctness as well as graphic quality will also be assessed.

During this process, the identity of the reviewers will not be known by the author(s), but the latter's will be available to the reviewers.

3. The editor's decision

After assessing the reviewers' recommendations, the editor will make a decision based on the following options:

Accepting the article, subject to minor revisions: The editor will return the article to the author(s) with a list of suggestions for minor corrections, including his own as well as those made by the reviewers. Once the modified manuscript is received by the editor, a confirmation of acceptance of the article and the publication date will be sent back to the author(s).

Minor revisions in an article include: typographical errors, page numbering, articles cited in the text that are not in the bibliography and vice versa, slight discrepancies between the summaries and the abstract, as well as moderate corrections to the text.

Returning the article for major revisions: The editor will return the article to the author(s) with a list of suggestions for major corrections that must be made before the article is eventually accepted for publication.

Major revisions include: analyzing data using other statistical tests, adding or redoing figures and tables, replicating experiments, rewriting the discussion of the problem using additional literature and making substantial changes to the text. The revised article will be returned to the author with the observation “not publishable”.

The author should return the article to the Editor, complying thoroughly with the observations, stating that the changes were made, in order to be accepted for a new evaluation by the editor and eventually peer reviewers.

Evaluation of the article, in this stage, will result as final acceptance or rejection.

Reject: The editor will return the article with the result of peer evaluation, reporting the reason(s) for the rejection. This decision will be final (in most cases).

Reasons for rejection of an article include: inappropriate content, manuscripts not complying with the requirements for publication and/or lacking scientific or technological merit.

Form and preparation of manuscripts

Publication guidelines for authors

The work submitted for evaluation must not grant "Copyright" to third parties. The editor reserves the right to make minor editing changes to achieve better work presentation. The work can be presented in English (preferably) and Spanish.

Publication characteristics

The following types of contributions are considered:

  • Original contribution. Meaningful investigation outcome that contribute to knowledge within the discipline, development or implementation of technological systems. These articles are submitted to peer review.
  • Reviews. Significant summary of the current state of a topic related to Engineering; it is advisable to consult the editor if the review article is relevant. These articles undergo the same submission process as regular papers.
  • Special reports. Tutorials that contribute to teaching in the discipline or papers related to current trends in engineering; occasionally could be considered as editorials with author consent. Thus, prior to submitting the paper, authors are invited to contact the editor. The editorials will be reviewed by the Editorial Board of Ingeniare , and if strictly necessary will be submitted to peer review.

The editor is responsible for authorizing the publication of papers whose content is exclusively the responsibility of the authors. Any modification or rejections will be communicated by explanatory notes to all authors.

The articles should not exceed a total of 15 pages and should follow the following format:

  • Paper size 26,5x18,5 cm; margins: top 3 cm, bottom 2 cm, left 2,5 cm, right 1,5 cm.
  • Title should be centered, in bold, written in Times New Roman font, size 12 pt., according to the international standards and orthographic rules of a corresponding language (i.e.:“Titles of articles: format”); it should be written in English and Spanish orderly according to the language of a manuscript, clearly indicating the subject of the article. The title should be brief with precise description of the ideas presented within.
  • In the next line, bellow the main title, the name of the authors must be included separated by a Tab key, with centered alignment and superscript numbers indicating institutional affiliation. This affiliation should be mentioned at the bottom of the page, and identified by Arabic numerals, containing: institution, full postal address and e-mail (preferably institutional) that correspond to each author. Please do not translate the original names of the institutions .
  • The text should begin with the word ABSTRACT. The abstract should consist of no more than 250 words, containing a brief statement of: what the author has done, how did he do it (only if relevant), the main results and the relevance of the results. The abstract is a brief, but comprehensive representation of the item and must inform the objective, methodology and results of the work described.
  • In the next line of the corresponding abstract at leastthree keywords which define the content of the article must be stated. It is recommended that the keywords differ from the words used in the title and they must correspond to the content of the manuscript. Do not use word such as “study”, “analysis”, “methods”, etc. since those words are basically applicable for any article and they are not differentiating.
  • The introduction and the body of the article should be written in double column with 0,5 cm between them. Titles should be centered in bold, Times New Roman Font, size 10 pt., in capital letters the according to the international standards and orthographic rules of a corresponding language. The rest of text must be written in Times New Roman font size 10 pt., in simple paragraph format without indentation; the text should be justified leaving blank between the paragraphs.
  • Titles should be: centered, in bold, in Times New Roman font size 10 pt.; capital letters should be used leaving blank before the paragraph.
  • The INTRODUCTION should guide the reader to understanding the problem in question and include the nature of the problem, the information and references to previous works, the purpose and meaning of the article. The introduction can be maximum a page and a half long.

  • The BODY of the article will contain detailed fundamental information. Thus it must consider the purpose of the relevant information which should be clearly and concisely presented. Article composition will be objective and impersonal. The author will insist on the formatting, its accordance to the publication requirements, language correction and usage of terminology accepted by the scientific bodies.
  • Conclusions must be clearly defined and should cover the following: what is demonstrated in the work, its relevance, advantages and limitations, application of the results and future prospects.
  • Acknowledgements may be included, to people or institutions who assisted in intellectual, financial or material matters; do not include authors in the acknowledgments.
  • References are indicated by numbers in square brackets in the text and will be detailed at the end of the publication. They must be based on indexed journals, books or patents and presented as follows:

Journal articles:

[N°] Author(s) First Name Initial, Last Name. “Title of the article”. Journal name. Volume, issue, number of the pages where the articles appears. Month and year of publication. ISSN: (press and/or online). DOI:

Books:

[N°] Author(s) First Name Initial. Last Name. “Title”. Editorial name. Edition number. Volume, consulted pages. City; Country. Year of publication. ISBN:

Congress presentations:

[N°] Author(s) First Name Initial. Last Name. “Title”. Name of the Congress. City, Country. Date.

Patents:

[N°] Author(s) First Name Initial. Last Name. “Title”. Patent office. Patent number. City, Country. Date.

Electronic texts: 

If a reference is taken from Internet, the URL of the site must be indicated; the day, month and year of consultation must be detailed as follows. Do not use hyperlinks.

[N°] Author(s) First Name Initial, Last Name. “Title”, consulted pages. Date. Date of visit: URL: enter website

Articles may contain references to the authors' own work, only if the quotes correspond appropriately and relevantly to the topic in question.

Remarks:

All EQUATIONS must be written in MathType. FIGURES and EQUATIONS, as well as TABLES must provide identification number that will be referenced in the text. Figures and photographs should be clear with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, numbered, with a legend at the bottom. Grayscale images should be used. Tables should be numbered and titles must be types in the top row.

Publishing Frequency: Ingeniare. Revista chilena de ingeniería has a four publication per year (quaterly).

Sending of manuscripts

 

Manuscripts submission

Acceptable formats for the manuscript are Microsoft Word and PDF; manuscript should be sent to ingeniare@uta.cl, according to the instructions given, and addressed to the Editor of Ingeniare. Revista chilena de ingeniería.

Manuscripts that fail to meet the standards and publication format will not be considered suitable to enter the review process and will be returned to the authors.

Prior to printing, final version of the approved article will be sent to the authors in PDF file, for revision.

Only typographical or editorial errors can be indicated and corrected. Within 48 hours, it must be returned to the Editor, stating as well the authorization to Ingeniare. Revista chilena de ingeniería, to publish the manuscript.

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