General guidelines for the submission

a) Types of articles

 The journal TecnoLógicas, receives proposals for academic articles that are framed in the following categories:

  • Investigation article
  • Short research article
  • Reflection article
  • Review article

b) Editorial process 

Once the article is received in the journal TecnoLógicas, the author will be answered and included in the editorial process, which will be developed in the following phases, the fulfillment of each stage is a prerequisite to continue the process: 

Preliminary evaluation: in this stage, the structure of the article and the fulfillment of the application requirements will be reviewed. Likewise, the originality of the article will be verified through an anti-plagiarism system, in order to determine whether the document uses sources and material without proper reference or if there is a high degree of similarity with other publications. If necessary, the author will be notified of the results of the anti-plagiarism system so that he can make the necessary adjustments. The articles that present a high degree of coincidence, the editorial committee will make the decision whether or not to authorize the text to be evaluated in the next phase. In any case, the author will always be notified about the news and decisions made with his article. 

Editorial evaluation: The editorial evaluator must critically and constructively analyze the content of the manuscript and declare the quality of the manuscript. Their observations and recommendations are very important for the editorial work of the journal because based on this, the editor will determine if the manuscript can continue with the external academic evaluation process. In case the manuscript does not pass the editorial evaluation, the observations will serve the authors to identify opportunities for improvement, for future applications.

Academic evaluation by peers: the journal's evaluation policy is scientific double-blind arbitration, in which the identity of the authors and evaluators is unknown to both parties. The article will be sent minimally to two external academic pairs, which are chosen based on criteria of academic solvency in the subject. They will issue a concept about the academic quality of their content, rigor in the theoretical and methodological treatment as the author's contribution to new knowledge. The cases of controversy will be resolved through the assignment of an additional evaluator and the editor will be the one who will determine the final decision of publication. 

Publication decision: according to the report of the evaluators and the additional observations arranged by the Editorial Committee, the author (s) will be informed of the decision of publication or not of the article and will be requested, based on the results of the evaluation, the necessary adjustments for its publication. The corrected version will be revised again to verify that all required changes have been included in the article. 

The process of text revision and layout: the article will enter the final editing process. In this stage, the text will be adjusted based on the IEEE international standards and parameters regarding the citation and referential part. Likewise, an orthotypographic, semantic and syntactic revision will be made. Then, the article will go to diagramming. The latest version of the article will be reviewed again by the proofreader, the editor and their respective author (s). If corrections do not appear in this process, the author of the contact will be informed of the edition number and approximate date in which the article will be published. 

Publication: the edition of the journal will be disclosed free of charge in physical or electronic format. The publication time will be approximately six months, counted from the postulation of the article. In case of altering the time stipulated for the publication, the authors will be notified of said situation and will be given the pertinent explanations. 

c) How to send the item 

To guarantee the delivery of the articles successfully, follow the following instructions step by step: 

1. Click on "Register", which is located at the top of the screen.

2. Fill in the form and finally click on "Register".

3. Once identified in the system as an author, click on the "Proposals" option and then on "New submission".

4. Follow the instructions provided by the system until completing the five steps.

5. To load the article, select the option «Text of the article» and attach the text via the «Upload file» option and click on «Continue»

6. On the next tab «2. Metadata », click on« Completed », which will allow you to attach the Originality Letter and Authors Information formats, through the option« Send another file », one by one.

7. When you have finished attaching the article and the required formats, click on "Completed"

8. Check the information and click on "Save and continue"

9. When you have finished all the steps and fill in the required information, click on the "Finish sending" button to see the confirmation message.