Focus and Scope

INGENIERÍA Journal is a scientific publication oriented in the great area of knowledge of Engineering and Technology, according to the classification of scientific areas of the OCDE, published every four months by Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas. Its main goal is to disseminate and discuss advances in research and development in the different areas of Engineering and Technology through the publication of original unpublished papers with local or international coverage.The intended audience of the Journal is the academic community, researchers, graduates, productive sectors and in general the public interested in all engineering disciplines.

Peer Review Process

The article review process begins with a review by the Editorial Committee, which assesses that the manuscript is a good fit for the themes of the journal and validates its content and relevance. If the response of the Editorial Committee is not favorable, the authors will be informed that the article is rejected because of the arguments described in the review form; if the article is accepted by the Committee, it will be sent for evaluation.

Subsequently, the article will undergo double-blind peer review. The reviewers, who are experts in the field and preferably external, should submit the report to the editor within four weeks. The Editorial Committee will make some of the following decisions based on the report submitted by the reviewers:

Accept in its present form, Accept with minor revisions by the authors, Accept with major revisions by the authors, and Reject.

 If the manuscript is accepted with minor or major revisions, the authors will be notified of the reviewers’ comments and recommendations and the deadline for revisions. They should submit the new version of the manuscript (the changes should be highlighted) with a letter explaining the revisions made to each of the reviewers’ comments. Then the Editorial Committee will verify in the explanatory letter that the authors have accepted each recommendation; the Editorial Committee will submit the new version of the manuscript for a second round of peer review if considered necessary. It is important to mention that the final decision regarding manuscript publication will be subject to the completion of the revision process and to the guidelines considered by the Editorial Committee of the journal.

The articles submitted to the INGENIERÍA Journal should be unpublished. Articles previously published or submitted by the authors to other national or international media for publication shall not be published.

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Evaluation Process of the Journal

Evaluation Format of the Journal

Publication Frequency

INGENIERÍA journal is a regular-scientific publication and is published quarterly (three editions per year)

Open Access Policy

INGENIERÍA journal provides free access to its content. This free access is under the principle of making available freely the research to the public, which encourages a greater exchange of global knowledge.

Article Processing Charge

No publication costs are charged to the author or author’s institutions, nor any payment are made to expert peer reviewers or associated or adjunct editors. INGENIERÍA Journal is funded by Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, its School of Engineering and its Central Research Office.

Guidelines for submitting the manuscript

Authors should submit to the Editor the following documents using our Open Journal System (OJS) platform:

-Cover letter and originality statement: a template can be downloaded from:

PDF Format    Word Format 

-The manuscript formatted according to the template and style of the instructions to authors:

PDF Format    Word Format     Latex Format

-(Optional) Suggestions of two candidate experts for peer review, complying with:

Must have a PhD. Degree; Must belong to an institution other than the authors;Have publications in recognised journals in the last two years.

-If accepted for publication, the authors must agree with and submit a copyright form that transfers rights for publication

Code of Good Conduct in the Scientific Publishing

INGENIERÍA Journal promotes and defends the universal principles of good practices of scientific publication, in particular those that refer to respect for the community, respect for the selfless and voluntary work of peer reviewers and editors, and respect for intellectual property. INGENIERÍA Journal is therefore committed to high quality standards and considers any form of plagiarism unacceptable, so as to respect copyrights, patent rights, and disclosure; it also seeks to respect the moral rights of third parties. INGENIERÍA Journal will establish the processes necessary to avoid and resolve possible conflicts of interest in the publications. To this end, the following link contains the practices considered inappropriate and not tolerated by the Editorial Committee of the Journal.

Authors wishing to submit articles shall adhere to the Publication Standards and the Code of Good Publication Practices of INGENIERÍA Journal. All manuscripts are checked by Turnitin, the plagiarism detection tool.

INGENIERÍA Journal follows the guidelines established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) on problems or misconduct

Code of Good Publication Practices of INGENIERÍA Journal

Conflict  of Interest

INGENIERÍA will establish the necessary mechanisms to avoid or resolve possible conflicts of interest between authors, evaluators and / or the editorial team itself. For example, the Journal in the evaluation process reviews that the evaluators do not have any type of conflict of interest.

Journal History

INGENIERÍA is an academic journal edited and published by the Faculty of Engineering at Universidad Distrital “Francisco Jose de Caldas”. It was founded in 1993 and since 2000 it was published twice a year. Since 2016, the Journal INGENIERÍA published quarterly (three editions per year)